Can’t Heal What You Can’t Feel

By Kelly Sullivan Walden, co-author of Dreaming Heaven

In the Plaza affectionately known as “Hell” I was instructed to pick up a few objects (stones, twigs, weeds, etc…) that symbolized the things, thoughts, beliefs, and memories that have kept me in hell.

At first I couldn’t think of anything, so I just walked around in a daze. And then, out of nowhere, a pointy black rock spoke to me, “I’m the boy in sixth grade that broke your heart.”

A curved twig yelled, “I’m your twisted ideal relationship you keep trying to live up to.”

A gnarled bunch of dead grass hollered, “I’m your awards and accomplishments.”

A sandy brown speckled pebble whispered, “I’m the baby you think you are supposed to have, but never quite make the time for.”

A cluster of jagged grey rocks chided, “We’re the girls/women who you thought were your BFFs who cut you down the moment you turned your back.”

This went on and on as I bumbled along though the plaza, my heart more tenderized with each step. I was reassured by the adage, “You can’t heal what you can’t feel,” because I was feeeeeeling all of these attachments. By the time I reached the “Island of Safety” (a temple in the center of hell), I had both hands overflowing with all the (literal and figurative) sticks and stones that had weighed me down in my life…and I was ready, willing, and thrilled at the prospect of being able to release….which I thankfully did.

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This is an excerpt from Dreaming Heaven by Gini Gentry, Lee McCormick, Francis Rico and Kelly Sullivan Walden. It is published by Hay House (Sept, 2013) and will be available at bookstores or online at

Kelly Sullivan Walden
Kelly Sullivan Walden is the co-author of Dreaming Heaven:The Beginning is Near (Hay House), the powerful JourneyBook, DVD and meditation that enables you to walk in her footsteps along with her fellow guides as they take you on a journey to your authentic self by following the pathways of the great mystery school at Teotihuacan, Mexico, first created by the Toltec masters thousands of year ago. Kelly is the author of seven books, including the Bestseller, It’s All In Your Dreams, and Dream Oracle Cards. Walden is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker and founder of Dream-Life Coach Training. Blogger for the Huffington Post, Kelly is also a regular dream expert on FOX news, she hosts the radio show, The D-Spot, and she’s recently been seen on Dr. Oz and the Ricki Lake Show. Currently in production of a Dream TV pilot about her unique work, Kelly, her husband Dana, and dogs Shadow and Lola are dreaming heaven in enchanted Topanga Canyon, CA. To find out more and receive free dream gifts, go to: and

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