The Axis of Healing

A new meditation on the source of healing — the light that shines from your own heart — posted as gift on this Shabbat for a world in need of healing. See also: “The Cut that Heals” and “For an Open Heart.”

The Axis of Healing
Your heart is the axis of healing,
Drawing passion and fire
From the hot core of the earth,
Drawing energy and possibility
From the pulsing edge of the universe,
Drawing light from the shadows
And the secret brilliance that surrounds us,
So that your mind is clear,
And your body radiates love.

Your heart is the axis of healing,
Drawing empathy
From the pain of others,
Drawing inspiration
When you witness sorrow
Transformed into hope,
So that your deeds are pure,
Your hands strong and tender,
And your life becomes the medicine
That heals the world.

© 2019 Alden Solovy and

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