Healing through Writing and Expressing

by Rosie Bason, Mullumbimby, NSW

We all have something to share; a piece of wisdom, a story that we can either choose to keep to ourselves or we can share with others. I have come to realise that when we share our expression with others through song, spoken word or in a written format, it can inspire so many and be a gift for all of us.

I have benefitted firsthand from the generosity of others sharing their knowledge and wisdom – both practical and inspirational. Of what use is it if we keep what we have come to know to ourselves?

In the past when I have held back from expressing what I felt was there to share, it felt like conversations and time spent together with others was incomplete, whereas the times when I was not afraid to express fully what I was feeling I had a sense that nothing was left undone or incomplete.  

This way of expressing has been inspired by the support of Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and from the Esoteric Women’s groups, which have given me the opportunity to connect to me and feel that what I have to share is worth sharing.

I have always loved writing but have never shared my writing publicly because I feared it was not good enough, not easy to read, that others wouldn’t appreciate it, that I would be critiqued and the list goes on: but when I do not worry about such things and I just express what I feel and communicate it in a way that comes naturally to me, then it’s easy.

This year I have not allowed that fear to stop me from writing and I have had such an amazing healing experience from writing and expressing!

Sharing my writing and expressing more of what I am feeling has been a healing process. A lot of old issues that I had not dealt with in the past have come up for me, but in expressing them and writing I have found a sense of completeness… I feel that I have worked through some issues that I have been carrying around with me for way too long.

Through sharing it in this way I have come to new levels of awareness about myself, and I am aware how I have also inspired others. The feedback I have received has allowed me to see how valuable our expression is – and the inspiration I receive from others constantly enriches my life.

Expression is a gift, don’t keep it to yourself!

189 thoughts on “Healing through Writing and Expressing

  1. “We all have something to share; a piece of wisdom, a story that we can either choose to keep to ourselves or we can share with others.” A beautiful reminder that we do not own wisdom – it is freely and equally available to all to be shared with all.

    1. It’s a sobering thought to be deeply pondered, that we do not own the wisdom that flows freely from us and it is our responsibility to share it. Often we seek the recognition that goes with the wisdom and yet we are just the vessel it flows through for the betterment of all.

  2. We do all have wisdom to share and sharing it in a simple and loving way is inspirational. Expression is a gift, and we are not meant to keep it to ourselves. It needs to be shared.

  3. I love your opening line Rosie as what you share is the truth of us all. As we are all love in essence, the wisdom of our love is within us all. As such we all are here to learn, grow and evolve together through the way we live and we can only do so through expressing with each other our experiences of what is love and what is not. When we express we claim and confirm the light we are, offering a loving connection, and this is what we then magnify through our bodies and as such the lives we live, illumination the truth for all to know and see, that this is who we all are.

  4. It is so gorgeous that in sharing something with the world you can address and heal what is there to be worked on whilst offering awarenesses and inspiration to others to allow them to do the same.

  5. This is something I have been constantly inspired by you Rosie, how you don’t hold back and express what is there to express for everyone…. thank you! I agree it is so powerful when we express wisdom from what we have lived. Every time I read a blog on this site I am more aware and get a deeper understanding on so many different topics.

    1. Thank you Aimee, we may not realise just how much wisdom and how much we have to offer one another because our lives and experiences are so diverse. We truly do have so much richness to offer each other.

  6. I am also finding that writing is healing and realising how incredibly powerful it is. It is no wonder that many of the issues I had created in my life before I came across Universal Medicine were due to my lack of expression.

    1. I can relate to what you are sharing about the issues you had created due to your lack of expression. I never thought about it in this way but true what I have been holding back has created a lot of complications because of me not expressing what I felt was needed to express. There was a gap between feeling and expressing which caused manipulation of the truth, frustration and resentment of not feeling seen or heard instead of a willingness to see it were consequences of my own creation.

  7. There is a hollow feeling of incompleteness and tension that I feel too when I hold back and don’t express myself or I know there was something I felt in a moment or conversation that wanted to come out but I did not allow it to. Appreciation feels key here and really being aware of how much impact we have when we do express how we feel either verbally or just how we walk down the street. I am discovering that when I really allow myself to just be me and don’t hide that away, it is far more inspiring to others than I often let myself feel.

    1. Yes we are always reflecting and what may be unnoticed by yourself, another may be checking out and being inspired by.

      1. So true Rosie, there is always someone watching and willing to receive our reflection, which makes us more responsible if we truly embrace this fact.

  8. Its funny reading about all the fears and worries you have about your expression and how it might be judged, yet it is so simple and clearly written that I cannot help but fully understand, learn from what you are sharing, and it’s so totally at odds with all the worries that you had!

  9. I always learn so much through other’s expression, yet when it comes to my own, and what others may learn from that, I question it – which makes no sense, because we’re all here to learn and be inspired by one another. If we’re putting pressure on ourselves that we need to express in a certain way, we’re not allowing the space for our true expression, and learning what that feels like, to flow naturally. Expression – and life – is not about perfection, but about learning – and it’s only through giving it a go that we get to feel what is true expression, and what’s not.

  10. It is so very important to know and understand what you are sharing here, that we reflect to everyone in every moment, and how very important it thus is that we allow ourselves to express our truth so that we can inspire each other to trust more and live from our truth every day more. In that way we will build a society and systems that reflect and carry our true values.

  11. I’ve never had a problem with written expression, but vocal expression can be an entirely different matter. The good news seems to be becoming proficient in one aids the other – and in all the potential avenues of expression we can enjoy, from what we wear to how we move. In fact the more I consider Serge Benhayon’s simple presentation that ‘Expression is everything’, the more I realise just how profound and far-reaching expression actually is.

  12. It’s like there is something inside of us, constantly trying to calculate how much is ‘won’ and how much is ‘lost’ every time we have something to say. The thing is as you show Rosie, our mind cannot fathom the true beauty of how the universe works, and how we can present exactly the thing someone else needs to hear to connect. All we need to do is choose a Loving quality and God takes care of the rest. It’s not about us but everyone else. To continue to play at being an editor and censor of divine plans is the ultimate arrogance.

    1. And sometimes we think it has to be NOW and forget that there is a whole world at play and we are just one part of that whole, and that there is a right time for everything, so there is no need to control or hold on. Just allow and surrender to being a part of that whole.

  13. I love that you so openly and freely express Rosie without any holding back, it is a beautiful reflection for others to be inspired and reminded of the power and healing offered when we choose to express.

  14. Thank you, Rosie – I agree, I get so much from reading what people have expressed in writing. When we consider the fact that we don’t think and we are a vehicle through which an energy expresses, it becomes easy to understand how nothing we say or write belongs to ourselves. It is a constant flow of energy and our body is here to express that. We all have something to offer to everyone. I must be working super hard to resist the flow when I feel like I have nothing to say or write.

  15. Thank you Rosie, your blog on expression has really communicated to me how much a part it is in the healing of issues and their completion. When we are with others and don’t communicate fully it feels incomplete. In many ways expression is part of the completion process allowing us to then be ready for the next new beginning, not still stuck in many incomplete cycles.

  16. Me too. I find writing is a form of healing for me and I can express my thoughts better. I feel so good when I write! 😅

    1. Thank you Puspha, it’s a very inspiring reminder you have given me of how much I also benefit in understanding myself and the world when I write down how I feel.

  17. I too love writing. As a child I kept a diary and the habit of that has stayed with me. Sometimes when I sit to write things will come out that I wasn’t expecting. Its as if I reveal stuff to myself through the act of putting pen to paper. Then there is the whole ritual of what journal to use, the colour and feel of the paper and what pen.

  18. I have only recently started to feel confident about what I write being in the public domain. Even writing a comment on a blog like this caused me great angst at first. I had to deal with the idea of being seen and accepting that my views matter and count just like everybody else’s. Now I’ve actually written a few blogs, so who knows what next in terms of my expressions. I agree that it expression is healing.

    1. Super point Debra, I had to work through this too, that what I have to share counts and is worthwhile, and I can feel that giving ourselves permission to express is very healing and opens us up to receive even more to express!

  19. We can rest well and deeply at night after a day of expressing ourselves in full. This is not only in words, but in our actions, the way we dress and how we move.

  20. From a young child I have found expressing through the medium of writing extremely challenging and I was well into my sixties before I faced my fears. This I did through enrolling on an expression program and with the support of the program and all its participants I slowly built my confidence and now I write for at least two hours every day. I now enjoy my newfound and ever deepening way of expressing myself in writing.

    1. That’s wonderful Elizabeth and highlights the power of brotherhood, of receiving support through the expression program, and now your expression is supporting yourself and others.

  21. Lovely to read Rosie and Elizabeth, I too was someone who held back writing, finding it very challenging. I now express daily, through writing, and have found it has become easier.

  22. It is great to hear how you have worked through some long held issues and gained greater awareness through sharing and expressing, ‘Sharing my writing and expressing more of what I am feeling has been a healing process.’

  23. Thank you for the encouragement to simply express what we have to share. So very true, each of us has a lot to share that is of value, inspiration and help to others. We often underestimate what we know and are aware of.

    1. True Esther and I have heard this way too many times at the end of someone’s life, how they wished they had shared what they felt more often. It is time not to hold back but to enjoy our expression as part and parcel of the whole we are from.

  24. Sharing our experiences and our wisdom with others can greatly enhance another’s life, because they have an opportunity to not make the same mistakes we have made and equally can be inspired to make different choices. When we hold back our expression we are holding back on everyone including ourselves.

  25. Every time we express truth we are blessed by the vibration truth, reflecting the Soulfulness of who we are, be it coming through us or coming to us by way of another. The more we express truth the more our world is flooded with the vibration of the light we all are in essence. And in essence, we all have worlds of truth and wisdom to share.

  26. I have found that too, when I express things how they are for me or simply do things how they feel to me, then once expressed, I can see clearly what is going on, it is an expansion to my awareness as opposed to thinking about things that keeps me trapped in the same loop with many thoughts to be on offer but no true opening up to the situation at hand or I am in.

  27. Expressing is enormously important. If anything is held back not being expressed or even I hold back from letting the world in I feel deeply compromised the effects can range from feeling depressed to not being able to sleep and more.

  28. In general it’s not uncommon for us to think we can’t say something for fear of upsetting another, but in truth if we do not express what feels true for us at any given moment then are we not denying another from also knowing that truth. So you could say if we dont express ourselves in full when it feels right but keep it to ourselves, it comes with an arrogance that suggests the other person may not be able to handle it. But who are we to judge another in that way? Is it not more supportive to give another the opportunity to hear something that may inspire them to change something in their lives, than not?

  29. Thank you Rosie for sharing the importance of expressing and writing and the responsibility we have with this. You are very inspiring and bring the simplicity to something many feel difficult and bring a realisation of the need for truth to be shared lovingly from our essence and the healing with this.

  30. What I feel from your blog Rosie is that we all have equal value and that includes our expression. We are each needed to share in our own unique way and with our own angle and collection of personal experiences. There is so much to learn from one another through our expression, without expression we are literally like closed books.

  31. When we share ourselves with others and let them in, it is through this connection that the levels of our awareness increases, which is the gift to ourselves….and then for others, a win-win all round I would say!

  32. Yes I have also found writing about my experiences in life including the tricky times has been very healing and therapeutic for me, especially if I write from the point of view of what have I learnt about life that would benefit everyone to hear.

  33. Beautiful Rosie, I agree expression is a gift and should be shared hence why we feel the tension in our body when we hold it back. I have experience this throughout my life and I too am starting to express more and share the wisdom and truth I have access to.

  34. ‘Of what use is it, if we keep our expression to ourselves?’ Expressing to one another, and having a go at always expressing what we can feel, when it’s there to be shared, and not holding it back, is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves and everyone else. I liked to think that I could get away with not expressing – that if I hung around for long enough, others would naturally understand me through some kind of thought osmosis process.. which inevitably left me disappointed when it turned out they weren’t mind-readers! The only alternative to expressing how we feel is to keep it all in – and that eventually feels more uncomfortable than just getting over our fears and letting it out.

  35. “Expression is a gift, don’t keep it to yourself!” – when we free ourselves from what is our greatest fear, we often find it is our greatest joy.

  36. I can feel the fear in holding back and how in fact we’re protecting ourselves from the world, but in doing so we’re also incarcerating ourselves and the joy that is us. So yes expression is a gift, to be shared, and the more we embrace it, the more we can share. We support each other.

  37. What we have to share is often so normal to us that we do not appreciate the support it can offer another. Practicing this expression without holding back is part and parcel of our medicine chest I feel.

  38. We are all connected – and because of that, we are not given anything that is not given to everyone else to express. We all receive everything – but it is our bodies and lived experience that makes the expression of what we receive unique and seemingly different, and if we really listen, we’ll notice that many are saying the same thing just in a different way.

  39. ‘Expression is a gift, don’t keep it to yourself!’ Yes it is and something I now understand. Not feeling worthy can mean we hold back from expressing, comparing ourselves and feeling less than others. Turning this around and expressing regardless of what others think or feel, is liberating. It also means we share who we are with others, and people get to know us. Living constantly in the shadows when we could be centre stage does not do us justice. Why stay small, when we could instead embrace our true magnificence.

  40. If kids live in a way that allows them to have true expression they will naturally embrace their true magnificence. Finding ways to meet our children for who they truly are and how they truly wish to express themselves will encourage them to naturally acquire the agency to shine out to others regardless of what others may think about them, building confidence and self-empowerment.

  41. It’s true, if we all went about our day ignoring what we felt and never shared anything, just imagine the state of the world. It’s already in pretty poor shape, I can not imagine what it would be like if those that stopped speaking up withheld their expression. Where would we get the reflection that we matter from? Who would lead the way?

  42. We all see things in a different way, depending on our experiences in life. When we express our truth not only may the other person see the situation in a new light, it also encourage them to express. It just opens up more possibilities. Deeper levels of connection. So do not hold back. Go for it!

  43. These very wise words need to be on billboards in every town. “Expression is a gift, don’t keep it to yourself!”, because as I have learned you never know when you are going to make a difference in someone’s life by sharing your wisdom. I have also learned that holding back our beautiful expression not only denies others from hearing what we have to share but that it also hurts us; now that to me is one very self-loving reason to keep on expressing.

  44. “the times when I was not afraid to express fully what I was feeling I had a sense that nothing was left undone or incomplete.” When we express what we truly feel it matters not how another may react or respond, we have spoken our truth.

  45. ‘Expression is a gift, don’t keep it to yourself!’ Thank you for expressing your truth Rosie in simple words but with much power. And with reading your blog I feel within myself that there is not enough appreciation for what I have to offer, so that is something to take on board, the appreciation for my unique expression and to go for it and not keep it for myself.

  46. When we hold back our expression we are depriving others of our awarenesses and lived experiences, which is also a draining of our own energy.

  47. We all have something to share, and its great when we value ourselves enough to know that even (or especially) the simple mundane insights are valuable and to be shared… primarily becuase the more simple, the more mundane, the more we come across them everyday.

  48. Thank you, Rosie. You have beautifully reminded me that what I experience and what I learn from it is not mine to own and keep, that I am part of the whole and every expression is a reflection needed for every one of us, we all are part of something much grander.

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