Since last night I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my lower vertebrae and in my pelvis. I thought back to what had caused it, thinking it must be the result of doing handstands in the swimming pool and twisting badly. But that had been days ago.
However, I know that all pain, including mental and emotional, is a message from my inner-self telling me that something has gone awry. What could this sudden pain be telling me? I wondered, thinking back to all the reasons that might have caused it.
I sat with it for a while, exploring the pain, which felt like two vertebrae were squashing a nerve. What came into my head was that the pain was a fear reaction to things I had been considering yesterday, but which my body, through past experience was none too happy about.
Those past memory events caused the muscles in my lower back to seize up, in fear, remembering the original cause of the trauma. It did not want to repeat it, naturally.
Fear does that. It creates blockages in the energy that flows around our body. It causes our muscles to tighten painfully, as it seeks to protect the body from further trauma. The point of pain is trying to remind you that whatever you are doing, or thinking, is causing your body to react, and pain is the strongest way it can communicate that to you. Your body has no other way of expressing blockages, other than through pain.
So how do you discover what it is trying telling you? It’s not as simple as ‘back pain means fear of scarcity’ of ‘fear of security’. Your body remembers old traumas and those trauma memories are stored in the parts of your body most affected by them. If your unconscious beliefs and memories are triggering pain then you need to ‘go into’ the pain in order to discover the message. And in order to do that you have to communicate with it.
The language of the sub-conscious is usually symbolic. Think of your dreams and how the subconscious uses symbolic events to talk to you. If you are an energy-healer, place your hands on that part of your body with the intention of communicating with it. If you are not an energy-healer you can also place your hands on your body, to give that part of your body emotional support. It’s like soothing an upset person.
Ask your subconscious, your inner self, to show you what has caused the pain. Allow an image, feeling or memory, to appear in your mind, representing a symbolic, actual event or belief. Once you see that you will may immediately understand why the pain has occurred. The image or feeling will show you how your actions or beliefs are affecting you.
If the image is a symbolic image, for example, seeing yourself trapped in a small space, then you need to recruit another part of yourself, the part of yourself that knows EXACTLY what you need to do in order to heal. Call on that part, and allow it to appear. Again, it can come in symbolic form. Talk to this part and ask it how you can release the belief or memory that is causing the pain.
Get to the root of the problem
Then allow this part of yourself that KNOWS, to give you a gift, or a tool. Allow the gift to change the belief or memory so that your body can release the fear. See the symbolic image change, perhaps this other part gives you a key to a door that suddenly appears in the small space you feel trapped in. See yourself using the key and stepping outside, being aware of any fears you might experience about being free.
Let this healthier, wiser part of yourself help you to release the fears by changing the imagery. Trust what you see, and follow it to its conclusion.
The pain will subside once the energy has shifted, unless it is a deeper, core issue. In that case you might have to do this exercise a few times to pull out the roots. Most importantly, be gentle and patient with yourself. It may take a few hours or a few days, or even a few months for to the pain to subside but trust that it will. Follow any ideas you have after the exercise, as these are prompts from your inner self to aid you in healing.
If you are feeling very resistant to doing this exercise, do it anyway. You can break through the resistance this way. Often, if we have had pain for a long time, we get used to it, and there may be a good psychological reason for wanting to hang onto it. Ask your wiser self what the payoff is to having this issue or pain?
There is usually one, hidden away. Our subconscious works to protect us, and it will find any way of doing that, even if that feels negative to us. Again, ask it what it needs in order to feel safe! Talk to it, and explain how there are better ways of doing that, or, if it appears symbolically, change the image to a more positive one. Then proceed with the exercise.
Trust and have patience
Depressive feelings and other strong emotions can be worked on in the same way. You do not have to stay stuck in misery. If it is a belief that is creating the problem ask your wiser self what belief is causing it and do the same process to remove it. Beliefs have formed over your lifetime so allow them time to shift, even when your outer world does not seem to be changing.
Trust that it will.
Now that I understand what caused my sudden back pain, and I have done the healing, all I have to do is wait for the initial shock-pain-reaction to subside and get on with my life, vowing never to entertain the thoughts that might cause it again.
Patience is the key.
This article was submitted by Ann Murphy. Please visit her blog at www.gaiamethod.com to learn more about Ann, her work, and The Gaia Method© system of planetary healing