Pain is Not an Enemy

“Pain is not a mistake. It doesn’t mean that something has ‘gone wrong’ in the universe, that the body-mind is ‘broken’ in any way. It is only a signal, an expression of deep intelligence, a loud and clear call for kind, non-judgemental, present-moment attention. It is an invitation to break from your usual routine and plans and patterns, and meet a sacred moment with fresh and unassuming eyes.  Pain is not an enemy of awakening, but a misunderstood friend.” (Jeff Foster)

Not too long ago, by body shut me down. At the time, I was taking the first steps of getting into a situation that my higher self knew was not good for me. It was one of those situations that feel like our vision is finally manifesting. Logically, the situation seemed to have everything I desired, everything I had ever dreamed of. Yet, there was a part in me that knew that this situation wasn’t what it appeared to be. Consciously, I tried very hard to ignore all those signs that pointed to this being an unhealthy situation but my subconscious, that deeper mind which always protects us, did not let me do that.

Within a few hours I went from being able to move freely to a completely frozen shoulder. I could not move my arm at all; I could not lift it, could not reach up or forward, could not embrace anybody without screaming in pain. Several muscles in my body locked down completely. It took me ten days and all sorts of treatments which did not make a big difference in the levels of pain to finally admit to myself what this pain was all about. The moment I made the clear decision not to get into the situation, the pain subsided immediately.

Each time something like this happens to me or one of my clients or friends, I marvel at the wisdom of our body. My body was being very clear. It literally would not let me embrace the situation that had presented itself to me.

To shift out of your pain, listen attentively and with compassion for yourself to the message. What is the physical or emotional pain telling you? What needs to be changed in your life? Then DO IT. Make the changes necessary, no matter how much you are afraid of them! You will not heal unless you listen to your innate wisdom, to your higher mind that is speaking to you through your body!

After you have made the changes or decisions you need to make, use gentle and alternative methods that will help your body heal itself. During that period of healing, affirm to yourself “I am healed!” See and feel yourself restored to your healthy, essential self. Being sick or in pain was just a moment in time, a snapshot, and it served its purpose. Your true self is healthy and whole.

 

To discover what your body is telling you through your mind, contact me

greendoorrelaxation@yahoo.ca

905-286-9466

 

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