I Can See!

Written by on March 19, 2006 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I am reminded of the scenes where Jesus restores sight to the blind. The music swells in the background, the camera zooms in on the face of the healed, as the realization that they can now see sinks in. There is amazement, wonder and joy.

But it doesn’t always happen like that, does it? Sometimes, we are so shocked by what we see, so chagrined at the realization of whatever insight our new sight brings us, that we struggle to put the scales back upon our eyes.

Perhaps we first notice our disheveled and torn clothing, the soil and stains of years bumping into walls and stumbling through mud and falling in dirt. Or maybe our gaze falls onto our hands. Is that blood? Perhaps the heart of a child we hurt, the spirit of a young one we crushed while struggling under the weight of our own blindness?

Sometimes the hardest part of healing is being healed, the hardest part of being free from lies, facing the truth. The only true victim is a child, but when that child grows up, healed or not, healthy or not, they become responsible for how they live and for the lives they touch.

Sometimes the illusions, the pictures we create in our minds about ourselves in the darkness of our dysfunction are preferable to the cold light of day.

Maybe that’s why such a big part to the ministry of restoring sight to the blind is the teaching of forgiveness.

We need to practice that, you know, for ourselves. When you start in the pit, it’s hard not to have hurt anyone else on the way out. But if you want to make a difference, you must.

Or go back to being blind, which once you see is damned near impossible to do.

The bravest ones are not the daredevils and thrill seekers, but the regret-facers. It’s not easy. It is easier though to scale that mountain on the wings of Grace.

~DreamSinger –

About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, using spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. Demian is a traveler on the healing journey with a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .


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