The Path to Healing and Emotional Growth

Healing is a messy process that often goes unseen. We tend to share only the triumphs and successes, leaving out the painful transitions and tears. But true healing requires confronting our emotions head-on and embracing the messy journey of self-discovery. In this blog post, we dive into the importance of acknowledging the messiness of healing, the power of journaling in the process, and how it leads to emotional growth. Explore prompts to help you delve deeper into your emotions, release judgment, and embark on a transformative journey of healing. Embrace the mess, embrace the growth.

Ligia Costa


Healing is a journey that often remains hidden behind the scenes. While we may see others sharing their stories of triumph and transformation, they seldom reveal the messy process that led them there. It's easy to fall into the trap of comparing our own healing journey to someone else's finished product, feeling inadequate or discouraged. However, it's essential to remember that healing is a messy process, filled with ups and downs, tears and triumphs. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of embracing the messiness of healing, the power of journaling in the process, and how it paves the way for emotional growth and a brighter future.

The Messiness of Healing:

When we embark on a journey of healing, it's crucial to recognize that it won't always be smooth sailing. Just like building a house, the construction phase can be messy, chaotic, and time-consuming. Similarly, healing requires us to dig deep into our emotions, face uncomfortable truths, and unravel layers of pain and trauma. It's in this messiness that true growth and transformation occur. By acknowledging and accepting the mess, we create space for healing and allow ourselves to let go of what no longer serves us.

The Power of Journaling:

One invaluable tool that can support us on our healing journey is journaling. Writing down our thoughts, emotions, and experiences provides a safe outlet for self-expression and exploration. Journaling allows us to delve into the depths of our minds and hearts, uncovering hidden beliefs, fears, and patterns that keep us stuck. It provides an opportunity to release pent-up emotions, gain clarity, and gain a fresh perspective on our experiences.

Using Prompts for Deep Reflection:

To fully embrace the messiness of healing, it's helpful to use prompts that encourage deep reflection and introspection. Here are some prompts to get you started:

  1. I never shared this with anyone...

  2. When I think about (this situation), I can't help but feel...

  3. Why is (this experience) always on my mind?

  4. Why does it haunt me?

  5. How could it end in a way I can move on?

  6. From now on, I want to be more...

Take the time to sit with each prompt and allow your thoughts and emotions to flow freely onto the pages of your journal. Don't hold back or judge yourself—this is your space for raw honesty and self-discovery. It's in these moments of vulnerability that true healing begins to unfold.

Navigating the Journey of Healing:

As you embrace the messiness of healing and engage in the powerful practice of journaling, remember to be kind to yourself. Healing takes time and patience. It's essential to release any expectations or judgments you may have about your progress. Each step you take, no matter how small, brings you closer to a brighter future.

Journaling to Find Yourself Workshop:

If you feel ready to take your healing journey to the next level and would like guidance and support along the way, consider joining my self-study workshop, Journaling to Find Yourself. This workshop offers a structured approach to healing. You hold the power to rewrite your story and create a new relationship with yourself. By embracing the transformative practice of journaling, you can break free from limiting beliefs, heal past traumas, and connect with your intuition. Through self-reflection and self-discovery, you can release the heavy burden of negative beliefs and patterns that keep you stuck. Healing awaits, and journaling is your compass.

Healing is messy, but it's in embracing the mess that we find the strength to grow and heal. Through journaling, we can navigate the depths of our emotions, release what no longer serves us, and gain clarity and perspective. Remember, healing is not a linear process, and it's okay to experience setbacks or moments of uncertainty. Embrace the mess, trust the journey, and know that you have the power within you to heal and create a brighter future. Join the Journaling to Find Yourself workshop and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. Embrace the mess, embrace the growth.

Love and healing,

Ligia xx