Perhaps pain and sickness is the physical manifestation of a spiritual imbalance, an inner conflict.
Approaching this conflict with an attitude of doing harm to whatever is causing simply adds energy to the very situation that you are opposing. What just crossed my mind is the turning of the other cheek suggested by the Christ. And then there is the admonition about loving your enemies. Such thoughts are so 180 degrees out from our culturally derived responses to what we dislike or hate. Now, I’m not claiming that I could love my pain or surrender to it. However, on some level it does have personal merit for me.
So, is there a reasonable explanation for the admonitions cited above?
The first step in healing, for oneself or another, is to accept and direct loving vibes toward the area. Speak to it and express your understanding and sympathy for the inner conflict that has brought it forth. Then, gently ask that this entity to move on. Express your understanding for the entity’s need to lash out but at the same time, ask that it respects your need to thrive. When the entity observes the depth of loving power that you are bringing to the situation it realises that it cannot feed itself any longer. It realises that you refuse to strengthen it with your negativity. It also realises the depth of your strength and knows that it cannot survive around your spiritual, psychic -whatever description suits – power. What I have just said may be pure hogwash, but I very seriously stand firm on the point that fighting the dis-ease with a “kill it” intention simply leads to greater pain and suffering.
It is now 12 hours or since I wrote the text posted above. I placed it as a comment to a posting I saw on Facebook. Several hours later I read some sarcastic comments about my comment so removed it completely rather than get into negativity or be scorched by someone who has chronic pain and thinks I don’t have the right to speak. As you will recall, I was careful to use the word “perhaps” in my post. I had not read this article below this morning and now know that I am not the only person on this planet that talks to his body!
Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Can Help You Heal
Dec 31, 2015
By Therese Wade, MSc, Wake Up World where this was originally featured.
“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body.
When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from a severe chronic pain disorder. I suddenly imagined incorporating this concept into my meditation routine. I thought: Can my body hear me? Can I talk to it to gain its cooperation in healing this condition?
That night, after reaching a state of deep calm through meditation, I inwardly engaged my body in a heartfelt conversation, with hope, but having no idea what to expect. After about one hour of this focused communication, something amazing happened. My tissues began to respond. Connective tissue pulled and stretched apart layers of scar tissue. Nerves fired and my calf muscles began to perform flexion and extension exercises independently of my conscious control. As this response continued, one of my calf muscles that had become paralyzed by the neuropathic condition — diagnosed as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy — came back to life as electric-like jolts shot through the area.
My heart pounded as I realized that the path to my freedom from this condition had finally begun. With a background in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, I knew too well how prevalent chronic pain is in this country and I wondered what the implications of this phenomenon could mean to so many others who were suffering. As I continued to make progress with my condition, I organized my approach into a system that I could teach to clients and shifted my professional focus to hypnotherapy.
When instructing my clients, I explain that a regular meditation practice is necessary to train the brain to enter alpha and theta brain wave states. While in these states, communication between the conscious mind and the physical body is dramatically enhanced. I have found that when communicating, there are three key steps to gaining the cooperation of the body:
- Approach your body with genuine compassion, understanding that it is made up of conscious cells who experience emotions.
- Build trust by engaging your body in positive mental conversations about your desire for the two of you to cooperate and overcome the ailment.
- Allow changes in the conversation by using different thoughts and words that elicit spontaneous elevated emotions.