Track Your Healing for Greater Results
What's one of the BEST ways to speed your healing?
I'm not sure who said this first, but I learned the truth of it
somewhere along the line: "That which is observed grows. That which is
measured grows exponentially."
This is not only true in business, it's true in any area of your
life. Money, for example. When you track your expenses, you become more aware of how you are spending. That
awareness then can get translated into better spending and saving habits. Your money grows when you realize how
much you waste, and you then cut the waste.
In your healing work, this principle also applies. The clients who
get the greatest results are the one who prepare for our sessions ahead of time, track their results in between
sessions, and notice and jot down the things that are shifting and healing, as well as new things that pop up for
Perhaps it's related to Paretto's
Principle, that 20% of your efforts will produce 80% of your results.
I believe the extra 20% effort you put into tracking your Healing
Code efforts will spark 80% of your results.
I developed a Personal Tracking Form for my clients, and I am happy
to share this with you, too.
The Tracking form will help you focus on what I call "the four-part program” behind any issue or
As you probably know, The Healing Codes focus on healing “heart
issues.” What are these “heart issues”?
They are the negative images,
feelings, and beliefs that arise out of painful memories, which you may or may not be able to consciously
Heart issues are also the
negative behaviors we may develop to cope with the above painful memories. Things such as escapism
of all kinds, addictions, isolating oneself, blowing up, avoiding our feelings or reality.
Finally, heart issues
inevitably involve relationships, because the heart is made for love, and love only exists in a relational
context. The relationship may be with yourself, God, another person, even a group or organization.
But we are relational beings, so every “heart issue” will also have a relational aspect.
What we heal with The Healing Codes are all these source issues that
involve the (non-physical) heart. The “heart” that Solomon referred to when he said, 3000 years ago, “Guard your
heart above all else, for from it flow all the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
So what we heal with The
Healing Codes are these heart issues, the “four-part program” of negative feelings, beliefs, possibly harmful
actions, and the relational context. We identify, when we can, the memories associated with these
However, many times the cause of heart issues is a lack of nurturing
we should have gotten. (See my article on “Why Can’t
I Find Memories to Heal?” from www.HealingHeartIssues.com.) We can heal those
things, too, by identifying the pieces of the issue.
Once you write down what’s bothering you (focus issue), try to
tune in to your body and see if you have any body sensations with that
issue (tight jaw, ache in chest, sore neck, sharp pain, tingling, numbness—any sensation at all).
Note the sensation in Column 2.
Then, ask yourself what
feelings (emotions) you feel around your issue. You may have identified that already in Column 1,
but see if the body sensations also brought up more feelings. Note any feelings in Column 3.
Now, see if you can identify
what beliefs you may have around that feeling or
issue. For instance, if your issue includes the feeling of shame, the belief might be, “I’m not
good enough” or “I’m not worthy of X.” Most heart issues are heart issues
because there’s a lie in them somewhere. Identify the lie whenever you can. Then, look for the
truth that would counteract that lie. (“I am good enough because God makes me good enough” or “I’m as worthy of X
as anyone.”) You can use that in your Truth Focus Statement when you do your Code.
Once you’ve written down these things—feelings, body sensations,
lies—ask yourself when is a time earlier in your life when you felt or
believed any of these things? You may have many memories; choose the earliest and/or strongest to
address first. Or, you may not have any memories. Assume then that the memory is either hidden because it’s too
painful, OR that we’re dealing with Type A trauma—the trauma of the absence of the nurturing you needed, of not
getting your needs met. List and rate any memories that come to mind.
A Word about
Rating: Rating an issue, feeling, memory, belief (how strongly do you believe that?) is not
necessary if you find it difficult to do. Often when people find it difficult, it’s because they’re very concerned
about “getting it right.” There is no “right” here. It’s totally subjective, and don’t overthink it. Rating is
useful, if you can do it, because it can help you see that, in fact, that memory doesn’t contain the same “charge”
as it had when you first did the Healing Code on it. Thus it encourages you that the Code is working, and you are
healing. But nothing about The Healing Codes should cause stress. If it does, either address what’s bothering you
about it (such as “having to get it right or something bad will happen”), or just drop the rating part and trust
that the Code is working.
Harmful Actions may or may not be present. But do take a moment to
assess if there’s anything you do to try to lessen for escape from the pain of your issue, even if the action is in
itself not a bad thing (such as working, shopping, reading, eating etc.). If
you’re using something good or neutral as an escape, it’s a harmful action. Inaction, denial, avoiding feelings or
anything else you should be facing are also examples of harmful actions. If you can identify any,
write it down in Column 7.
Finally, write down what
relationship(s) this issue affects, or what relationship is tied to the early memory. List all the
relationships involved. For instance, if your issue is bitterness, write down all the relationships where there’s
resentment, bitterness, or an unforgiving attitude. Remember, the relational context can be yourself, God, other
people, even an organization or group or idea.
Once you’ve written down all these elements, you don’t need to name
all of them in your Prayer of Intention. You can word it as suggested on the Tracking Form. Your heart has already
identified all the elements. You just need to address “these issues my heart has identified” and name anything
specific that is especially strong at the moment. After your Code, and before you do the next one, you might want
to scan all the elements you’re healing and re-rate them where you can. You’ll be surprised how many begin to go
You can track these things in a journal, but for your convenience,
you may also download the Personal Tracking Form I use with my clients. I hope this tracking form encourages you
that you are healing, and to keep the momentum going!