We usually don’t sit down with our pain and ask it:
Why are you here? What do you want from me?
Instead we take a pain killer, drink alcohol or go to the spa. And it works. If you have enough money to go the massage therapist, you’ll notice that the pain is gone for a while. When you take a pill or have a glass of wine at least the pain is gone for a night. But then the stress comes back and the pain in your shoulder, your neck, your back returns or your migraines come back. It usually doesn’t take long.
We’re so out of touch with our bodies that we think pain is “normal”.
You might think, “Hey, I’m working 40 hours or more a week, I’m doing my master study, I have two kids. Of course, I’m in pain. It’s normal to be tensed and cramped and stressed.”
And do you know what? You’re right. In our society it is normal to be stressed and to experience pain on a daily basis.
At the beginning, when the pain is small, you don’t really care, but as soon as it gets worse, you start asking yourself: What’s going on here? And then you run to the doctor who tells you that your spine is out of alignment or that you have x, y, z and you’re feeling a little bit relieved to know at least what’s wrong with you. The doctor gives you some stronger painkillers, a puffer or an anti-depressant. No doctor ever tells you that we humans are entirely made out of energy and that every pain you experience is nothing else than a disruption in your energy field. They don’t tell you that your dis-ease has something to do with your thoughts; your beliefs and your emotions and they certainly won’t tell you that you don’t necessarily need medication.
One of the reasons why they are not interested in you finding out that you don’t need pills to heal yourself might be that some companies make a lot of money from you believing you need medicine. The revenue of the worldwide pharmaceutical market in 2014 was 1 trillion USD (USD $1057.2 billion). These companies make a lot of money from you being and staying sick. That’s why you won’t hear your doctor telling you that you should try meditating or an energy healing technique which is able to prevent you from getting sick or is even able to heal you from your suffering.
I had asthma for over 20 years and in January 2016 I stopped using my puffer that I used to take twice a day. I started practicing an energy healing technique called EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Technique or also called Tapping. Every time my breathing got worse, I started tapping on certain points of my body that activated my body to heal itself. Sound strange? Totally, but it works. The results are miraculous. I’ve used my puffer 5 times in the last 5 months instead of twice a day.
What I found out is that every pain is merely an interruption of the energy flow in your body, mostly caused by an emotion from the past that might have been so painful that it was too hard to deal with at the time it occurred.
Your pain is then a manifestation of that emotion which has not been dealt with and it’s your body’s way of communicating with you. Your body tries to get your attention and it says: “Hey, there is something you need to look at. Something is out of alignment.”
But we ignore the call for help from our bodies and numb the pain. When you take a pain killer like Ibuprofen for example, the pain is not actually gone. You just mask the symptoms by interrupting the natural production of a certain chemical in your body that causes your brain not to get the pain information. The pain is still there, but you can’t feel it anymore. It’s like a kid screaming at you but instead of asking the kid what’s going on, you put on headphones to block it out. It’s shutting your eyes and pretending the problem isn’t there. I found a really helpful explanation on the internet of how painkillers work. You might want to check it out here.
In some cases taking medication is very useful. When you’ve had a big surgery for example, it’s helpful for the healing process so the patient isn’t tortured by so much pain that he can’t sleep. What I’m talking about is those every day pains that we just don’t want to deal with because we think we need to be 100% efficient at work and we don’t allow ourselves a moment to relax.
What if you could see pain from a different perspective?
What if you would start seeing your body as your best friend who wants to make you aware of something?
What if you looked at pain as something “positive” – a sign post that points you to a problem that exists on a deeper level like an anti-virus program that says, “Hey, I found something that needs to be dealt with – please take notice of it before the system breaks down.”
We can even see pain or any disease as a thing to be grateful for, because how would you know that there is a block in your energy field if you didn’t feel anything?
I used to hate my asthma and I was feeling a lot of self-pity about it. I had thoughts like, “Why me? Why did God choose me to have asthma? Why do I need to suffer?” Now, I’m glad that I had asthma, because it showed me that my thoughts, beliefs and emotions are not separate from my body. They’re interconnected and I probably would have never realized this if I haven’t had had the disease.
Often I hear people with cancer saying, “I’m going to fight this cancer. I’m going to do chemo and radiation to kill the cancer.” They treat the cancer as if it is something that doesn’t belong to them. But what if I told you that you are a miraculous being that has the power to create any form of disease?
I can relate to the hate that people have towards their disease; I’ve been there. From my new won perspective, I realize this hate is a hate against yourself which probably makes the cancer even stronger or makes it come back after radiation. If your disease was caused by unloving thoughts/behaviors, how would you be able to destroy it with fighting against it? It’s a part of you that wants to be recognized rather than destroyed. With seeing the disease as your enemy, you make yourself your own enemy.
If you have inner monologues and you keep telling yourself for years or decades:
“I’m not loveable.”
“I’m not deserving to be loved.”
“There is something wrong with me.”
“I’m a mistake.”
“I’m a failure.”
“I’m not safe.”
... and you’re living in fear, which is a very strong emotion too, this will have an impact on your body and on your psyche. Of course your environment plays a big part in your health too, like what you put in your body and if you have access to clean water and air.
The next time you have a headache or your neck is stiff, take 5 minutes for yourself and communicate with your body. Close your eyes and ask yourself: “Why do I have this pain?” What can I do to release this pain?” What do I need right now?
You’ll get in touch with your body and it might give you an instant answer or an idea of how you can heal yourself, like for example: “Please, workout more!” Or “Please eat healthier” or “Take a break right now”.
Of course, it’s up to you if you want to listen to your body or if you want to ignore the messages that it’s giving you. If you, for example, feel tired a lot and you’re not motivated to go to work - maybe it’s hard for you to get up in the morning - that’s your body communicating with you. If you ignore these signs, you will end up with a burn out. Some people drink alcohol or find other addictions to compensate the boredom that their job is causing them.
One thing that causes a lot of physical and emotional pain is stress. If you’re a person that is stressed a lot, ask yourself “Which part of me is addicted to stress? And why am I allowing myself to be stressed or to make decisions that lead to stress?"
You’ll find out that underneath the feeling of being stressed is almost always a fear of not being good enough or the fear of not being deserving of love.
Whatever pain you’re going through right now – physical or emotional, be kind to yourself, acknowledge the pain instead of pushing it aside, get in touch with your inner body and start communicating with it. You could even have an imaginative conversation with your disease and then see what it will answer you.
If you want to find out more about EFT – the self healing technique that helped me a lot (I wrote an entire blog about it), you can contact me on Facebook or look it up online. There are a lot of educational videos on the internet (unfortunately nothing in German). EFT is an energy healing technique where the client focuses on a specific topic while he’s tapping on end points of the body’s meridians. Other energy healing techniques I’ve heard of are:
I’m sure there are a lot more.
All the above-mentioned healing techniques look at the body from a holistic point of view and are definitely an alternative or good addition to western medicine.
Love and light,
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