Addressing Physical and Emotional Pain
The other day I woke up with this pain in my upper back. I was reminded of four years ago when I had a similar pain and the thoughts and feelings I had about it at the time. I felt like something went wrong, and would ask myself what did I do wrong? I had interpreted it as a punishment of sorts, and if I were doing things right or correct I wouldn't have pain. It was so freeing when I was able to acknowledge the meaning I had previously assigned to being in pain and change it. What if pain is not wrong? What if it doesn't mean you've done something wrong? The old paradigm is all about punishment and rewards. If you do things good and right you will be rewarded and if you are bad and wrong you will be punished, and you will be rewarded with pleasure and punished with pain. It is possible to completely relieve the body from all imprints based in the punishment and reward system, and release all belief systems based on it. It was something that began unraveling for me in 2012, when I started asking: what would it be like to live beyond punishment and reward? There are so many ways we have been taught to make meaning of things, and so much of it is full of judgment, bias, decision, and misunderstanding. Everything changes when we're willing to be aware, choose to know what's true, and embrace possibilities that we may not have even known existed.
So this time around, I was able to be present with the intensity of the sensation and ask my body what it required. What is this? What can I be or do to change it? I could receive the awareness, and choose physical movements such as stretching that my body was asking for, as well as energetic support in the form of hands on healing, as well as receiving contribution from friends as to what may be going on. Within a few days 80% of it, if not more, has dissipated. The key thing I wanted to emphasize here, is that pain is not wrong or bad. Sensation contains information and is a request for presence and attention. When there is upset in the emotional body it is asking for attention and presence, and same with the physical body. Now is the time to have to tools and abilities to attend to what is asking for our attention. And anything we don't yet know how to be or do in regards to it, we can ask to have that awareness and invite it to show up. If you would like support to come out of judgment of pain and receive more awareness about what your physical and emotional body is asking for I'd be happy to assist you. Go to the contact me page to request a free 20 min consultation. Here is a brief video I did on the subject:
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Christine helps people to approach life with greater care, love & wisdom. offering presence and a unique quality of attention she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on. With all of the different tools and methods she has access to, she inspires, encourages and supports people to really love and honour themselves, and thus be more able to love and honour others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!