emotional and physical pain Dec 13, 2017
Would you agree that perception is everything? Well, pain can trigger lots of different perspectives for us, and I want to share a perspective available for when we go through pain. When we feel pain, whether emotional or physical, our first impulse is often to obliterate it with medication. Sometimes we act too quickly to numb or remove the pain, and haven’t stopped to listen to what message it may have for us. Our bodies communicate to us consistently, and often we have been conditioned to think the first sign of a stuffy nose is to put medication in our body. When maybe the message is that you need more rest. A headache can be trying to tell us that we haven’t been drinking enough water and we actually are dehydrated.
What if, by chance, next time you have a pain you make friends with it? Your mind may be questioning even considering that! What if you could really treat it like you would a friend that you invite over for dinner? Because whether we understand it or not, we have invited the pain and it has a message for us. The first thing we would do when our friend arrived to our house for dinner would be to invite him or her inside and saying hello as you greet them at the door. So, what would that look like for your headache? It would be greeting your headache with a hello, and inviting the headache to sit with you.
Ask the headache what message does it have for you. You may all of the sudden (or shortly after) remember other times you have gotten them. There may be a situation that is similar to both times this has happened where you can see a common denominator which could lead to your answer. A sore throat could be telling you to rest or it could be telling you to speak your truth some area in your life. Yet, if you quickly go to putting medication in your body to get rid of it, you may not ever get that message. This can create a feeling of disconnectedness between our body, minds, and spirits.
Emotional pain can also provide us with the precious information about needing more self-love and benefiting from some alone time to focus inward. If we broke a bone, maybe we are being told that we need to take better care of our body, or better yet, we have been asking for a “break” yet not giving it to ourselves. If we listen to our pain, and make friends with it by accepting it instead of resisting it, we will learn what it is that we need for our healing. It’s natural to want to resist pain, yet when we can it’s here to share valuable information with us we can consciously connect with our bodies in a whole new way. And we may never end up reaching for the medication to reduce the pain once we grab that water or take a few deep breaths or close our eyes. Your body is trying to get a message to you within your pain.
Isn’t it empowering to know that sometimes the pain will leave simply by listening and responding? The next time you feel pain, either physical or emotional, make friends with the pain, ask the pain what message it has for you, and close your eyes as you breath in. Pain is a message that your body is trying to communicate to you; so understanding this is why and how pain is your friend.
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Jena Harris is a Transformational Spiritual Teacher, Women’s Empowerment Visionary, expert in conscious living, and published author born and raised in Idaho and currently is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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