Updated: May 4
Physical Pain, what an interesting little thing you are. Who invented you again? Obviously someone with a great sense of humour... NOT. So why are you here again? And why do you keep on coming back? Surely you must have a good reason, right? Please tell me you do...
If Mr Pain could talk
If Mr Pain could talk it would probably say something along the lines of: "You didn't have enough of that back pain? Here, have a bit of shoulder ache with that" Yes, Physical pain tends to do that - it shows up, in all of us, sometimes in a subtle way and some other times in a less subtle way... For some it might be on a daily basis, for others it comes up chronically, as if on a schedule that only IT can follow, and sometimes, IT just comes out of the blue (or so it seems), without any warning (or so it seems) and BANG! "Take that sharp & debilitating pain in your lower back brother. Are we awake now?" Yes, if Mr Pain could talk, that's basically what it would say to you - are we awake yet?? One could of course say that it really sucks, but...
Physical pain serves a purpose
Oh yes it does and a great one actually - it is here to help. To what now?? Yes, no matter how insane this might sound to you right now, know that physical pain is not a little vilain who comes to make your life (and those around you) miserable. No, physical pain is here to speak to us. See, the subconscious mind doesn't have any verbal ways to express its knowledge, only the conscious mind does, through our words. Anyway, depleted from proper means of communication, the subconscious mind decided to utilise the body in order to express and manifest in the world of matter its thoughts & insights. Couldn't it just send a text you might ask? Yes it could have, but the truth is, until it really hurts or diminishes our abilities, we, human beings, won't take the time to stop and assess. And even then, we may not give our pains the full attention they truly deserve. Because until we realise the pain is here to tell us something, we will keep on ignoring it, rejecting it, fuelling it with our resistance, and it will keep on coming back, until we address it and cut its roots.
Kissing physical pain goodbye
Living with chronic pain should not become a fatality. It does not have to be part of your daily life any longer. You can make your reality change. Yes, you can. And we're not just throwing some cute but unrealistic words up in the air. We are actually saying this based on personal experience.
We personally went from having the same chronic injury over & over again for many years, going from one doctor to another, convinced that our body was unfairly failing us and begging every practitioner to do something about it - to NO MORE pain at all. How?
By making the change our body was begging us to do for all these years. This is how the pain went away, for good. By realising that we were not fulfilling our heart's true desires & life calling. By acknowledging that we were, more than anything, emotionally in pain. Yes, the MRI did show a bulging disc, but so would 90% of MRIs taken amongst a group of random people. Yet only 70% of these same people will experience physical pain. And let's say these 70% are all from the same ethnic background, same gender, have the same age., and are all showing signs of weaknesses in the L5 area - well there again, even though the pathologies might be the same, the description and localisation of the pain will be different from one person to the other. Why?
Because the pain experienced has more to do with blocked energy due to a personal emotional blockage than an actual fissure in the bone. We know very well how hard this might be to believe at first, (we've been there), but the thing is, we also came back from it. This is why we can say today wholeheartedly that physical pains find their origin in the mind. Which is great news! Because it means that they can start to go away the day we realise our body is not failing us, but is instead desperately trying to communicate with us.
Physical pain is materialised emotions
The physical pain that arise in our bodies are nothing more than materialised emotions or densified energy if you prefer. The deeper the emotion was repressed, the sharper the sensation will be. Now, in a state of unconsciousness or unawareness, tones of emotions go unnoticed and pile up into the repressed-sac at the bottom of our soul. For years and years a human being can go on without ever addressing the impact a word, or a person, or an event may have had on them. Although we are not recommending to dwell on our emotions and feed the "poor-me" story the ego mind is wanting you to believe, we are nevertheless suggesting to address emotions as they arise if we do not want to end up with a 500 kilos "Sadpack" on our backs at age 40... But why is it necessary after all these years you might ask? Well, to start with, if it wasn't necessary, your body & your mind would not be aching. And second of all, it is never too late to release stuck energy. Because that is all this is - densified energy, stuck in the core of your being. Emotions are energy in motion, e-motion. So when they are repressed, they do what compressed energy does, they densify. Becoming aware of that is the beginning of the healing process followed by...
Letting go of the resistance
As tempting as it is, whinging, complaining and sighing are not going to help. Instead, it will only feed the "monster" and amplify the poor-me story of "Why me?!?". And you want to know why this is happening again? Well, the physical pain is showing up at this point in time in your life because something has triggered the repressed & dormant emotion. It is happening again, so that you can hopefully give it your full attention, and it is even sharper this time around so that you can finally slow down, sit with it, and be with it.
It might be difficult at first to look at it from this angle, but I invite you to try. Try to consider that the pain you are feeling right now, is not your enemy. By bringing presence and awareness to the story, you will allow it to be and you will diffuse its power. The more you will accept this moment as it is, the less added pain you will inflict upon yourself. Mental resistance to 'what is' will only feed the negative energy stuck in your body and densify it even more. By accepting the circumstances as they are, you are allowing the blocks to be released more easily. A recovery may not occur overnight, but a new pattern will be implemented inside. And as the pain resurfaces, you will be able to respond to it with presence, not resistance. The more you practice it, the faster repressed emotions (i.e. physical pain) will be released.
Now obviously there is also the ancient pains, the family pains etc, that we carry around and that will come up from time to time. The same principle applies though, acceptance, non-resistance & awareness that these sensations are here to be released. Awareness that this is part of the healing process you are here on earth to undertake in order to liberate yourself from all forms of sufferings.
Acceptance is the key to your Deliverance.