How to Heal a Weary Soul | FP 113

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Have you been feeling weary? What is the distinction between being tired and feeling weary? How do you heal a weary soul?

In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens discusses how you can open yourself to soul care and healing.

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In This Podcast

  • Are you feeling tired or weary?
  • How do you tend to your soul?
  • Finding healing

Are you feeling tired or weary?

Your body may feel tired after a run, doing work in the garden, caring for your children, or getting too many late nights in a row.

When you feel tiredness in your body, that is something that you can remedy by going to sit down for a while and allowing your body to rest and heal itself.

Weariness is way beyond that. Weariness is a soul condition within us, and the only way weariness can be responded to is with a soul solution. (Whitney Owens)

Feeling weary is feeling completely and utterly tapped out. Feeling burnout is very similar to feeling weary, a sense of feeling drained.

When I think of weariness I think of it as loss of hope, loss of focus. We don’t really know what we’re doing [at this point] … we’re running around trying to take care of fires, of other people, and we totally neglect ourselves … we neglect to take care of our souls. (Whitney Owens)

How do you tend to your soul?

You must be diligent in caring for your rest, because rest is peace, and that is how you can maintain the strength of your soul.

In caring for your soul, you need to know about the good and the bad.

Ask yourself:

1 – How have you hardened your heart?

2 – Where have you been hurt by God, or by the church?

3 – Are you disappointed in your business or about the neglect of the goals that you wanted to achieve?

When you harden your heart your weariness increases, because there is strength in softness, and becoming hard can weaken the connection that you have to yourself, your community, and your religion.

When we go through the pain and difficult circumstances all we want to do is revolt and get mad … but it’s the opposite that we really need to embrace to be able to bring healing to our souls. (Whitney Owens)

Know that:

  • God may be calling you to something greater in your life
  • Jesus brings grace for the times that seem exhausting

Finding healing

Consider:

  • Prayer: you can pray while you run, while you meditate, while you work in the garden, or go for a walk in nature.
  • Reading: placing yourself in the lives and perspectives of others. Develop empathy towards other perspectives.
  • Healing through relationships: we can find healing in true connection with people in our community and inner circle.

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Meet Whitney Owens

Photo of Christian therapist Whitney Owens. Whitney helps other christian counselors grow faith based private practices!Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.

Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.

Visit her website and listen to her podcast here. Connect on Instagram or join the Faith in Practice Facebook group. Email her at whitney@practiceofthepractice.com

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