Pain is something that the body and mind desperately avoid and deny, but when it arrives, it has sweet wisdom deep within if you choose to listen to it.
Pain is the greatest teacher
Being humans on this planet earth, we are blessed with the experience of feeling pain and pleasure. Both bodily sensations are avenues for us to learn to be present within our bodies to then manifest our dreams outside of ourselves. Of course one is more pleasant and one is not so much.
My path of learning has been one of physical pain. I'm grateful for it as it has set me on this course of discovery and mastery. The pain I've experienced has guided me towards self healing and has shared wisdom with me that I'd never know without it. I have created a deep relationship and understanding with my body and have developed a language of communication. My self care practices have shifted throughout the years, adjusting to the new obstacles laid upon my pathway, improving my connection along the way. By consciously connecting to my body throughout these years, and learning all that I know, I've been a witness to myself and the passion I feel when I'm in communication with other people's bodies. I have a deep shared understanding and wisdom with the human body as it experiences pain and discomfort within the emotional and physical realms. Knowing this, I'm on a mission to offer this knowledge and wisdom as a service to guide others towards presence within the body to offer space for self healing and dream manifestation.
Pain pain go away
Throughout the past ten years, I’ve gracefully endured and embraced healing my chronic headaches, muscle pulls, strains, sexual pain, digestive pain and other non-injury related body aches, yet I realize that I've never really found myself moving away from receiving the lessons of the pain. I feel like it's been at a standstill and it's time to move on. I’ve decided I’m ready to change up this dance. I’m ready to move forward and develop this relationship better so it serves my highest good and others.
Ready for change
I'm ready for change and I recognize that I have the power to heal myself for the good of all. After declaring that I wanted to transcend the lesson of bodily pain one final time, I was gifted the opportunity through a knee injury while skiing on the Colorado mountains 3 weeks ago. This gave me the perfect opportunity to began digging deep to discover the root pattern that has been unconsciously driving my relationship to pain that has kept me in this cycle.
While sitting with my pain in lamentation, I realized this is what I asked for. This was the opportunity to understand my core. I went back in time to remember when my relationship with pain first began developing. From early on, the pain I learned to endure was emotional pain that emerged from depression and social anxiety. Through avoidance and denial of that pain, it later began to express through my body and became something that brought me into my physical being more and more as I developed and learned about the mind body connection. This was the beginning of how I practiced presence and I did it through experiencing pain and finding healing through it.
Pain was the primary way I related to my body
It was the most loud and present feeling and sensation within my body throughout my childhood up until now. I have chosen to be present with my body pain, as I move through it, feel it, know it, understand it, express it, and learn from it, but what I didn’t realize was that I was perpetuating a pattern of learning lessons through pain.
I’ve decided to look at pain in general as the lesson, rather than the isolated events. As a witness, I choose to acknowledge, take responsibility for the emotional expression, release and honor the pain and visualize myself healing.
I’m consciously choosing to shift my pattern of relating to pain.
By recognizing the way I relate to my body through pain, I see now that it no longer serves me to hold onto this way of relating. It served me well in the beginning, but now it's time to adjust.
Knowing this, I consciously give myself permission to stay connected to my body at all times. I no longer need to have the excuse of pain to be present within myself. I can have a healthy relationship to my body and I chose to.
Today is the day that this pattern is brought into the light. I no longer need to relate to myself through pain. I have the power to relate to myself through pleasure and joy. The pain has served me in ways I could never have imagined, so I'm eternally grateful for the gifts of pain I've received. It has been the greatest teacher of all time.
What do you see in your life that you wish to change?
What patterns are not serving you in the best possible way?
How do you relate to your body?
What’s the story you tell yourself about your body, your health, your fitness, your life?
Aimee, 30 years old views life as a gift and an opportunity to live your dreams. Stick around to hear how she does it and supports you in doing it, too.