I recently read a meme that stated healing is a superfluous idea based on white supremacy and instead, what this world needs is change. I see this as a case of both and. Change does not have to come at the price of healing. We can and need to have healing and change.
For a better world, healing needs to happen on an individual level for those who need it. Healing helps expand a person’s capacity so that they can a) enjoy life and b) join those who already have capacity and change the collective together. Collective and systematic change aren’t going to happen without individual healing.
We need healing, not because we all should be sitting in lotus pose on a mountain somewhere (though I wouldn’t mind that) but because we all deserve to feel as whole as possible and sustainable change can only be brought about by those with sustainable capacity.