Welcome friends! Today’s topic can be a tough one for some, depending on where you are at in your journey. Changing your mindset towards your pain can, in fact, turn Pain into Peace.
Some of this may sound a little woo-woo to you, and trust me, in the beginning, it did for me too. But with the healing I have done, I can confidently say that you can reduce your physical, emotional, and mental pain with simple practices.
First, let’s dive into how Trauma can turn into pain and then explore from there.
From my experiences and oodles of books I have read, I have come to this conclusion – and I have heard this expressed by other big named gurus.
So we experience this thing, most likely a negative thing. Then this thing we either hide or try to talk about it. Sometimes, when we share it, we feel even more invalidated than if we had just hidden from it.
This thing now creates a program within our mental body. The mind thinks, “well, that was a terrible experience, and I don’t want that to happen ever again.” So now we create a behaviour. For example, let’s say you were involved in a toxic relationship, and now you have trouble with intimacy. On some level, you now believe that maybe you aren’t worthy of love or that loving relationships are difficult. Whatever the belief is, you are now reinforcing it.
As we continue to ignore the thing or try to tell ourselves that we are “over it,” it will actually create a cell in the body. The cell becomes a living thing within the body.
It will likely store itself within a Chakra center, and whatever the center is associated with is where the physical pain will erupt. Using the same example as above, this cell would likely affect the Heart Chakra and the Sacral Chakra, maybe even the Root Chakra.
The longer we allow this cell to be stored within the physical body, the more likely it is to create actual physical pain in the body.
We may seek medical attention to get to the bottom of this pain. Still, there will likely be no explanation – or it may be an umbrella issue such as Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression etc. I am not saying these medical issues aren’t real problems because they are, but the cell’s dis-ease manifests itself as a disease.
However, I encourage you to look through my Chakra Lessons blogs and determine where your dis-ease is residing. Perhaps it will correlate with one of the Chakras. If you’re a busy person and can’t take the time to read it all, but you do want to learn more, make sure to check out my YouTube channel for the video versions of the Chakra Lessons.
The powerful thing about acknowledging the pain, where it could have stemmed from emotionally, is that healing can be done. There is a resolution that goes above and beyond medical treatment.
I will even be as bold as to say that cancer stems from an emotional trauma that went ignored or pushed aside, and it continued to grow and infect other cells, which the body then recognizes as foreign – causing the body to essentially create more cells and group it together as a barrier around the original cell.
You get to turn your pain into power because you have the power to heal yourself, explore yourself, and know yourself so well that eventually, you will know as soon as something isn’t sitting right within you. You can then nip it in the bud and stop it before it can create dis-ease or disease.
We have pain that goes beyond ourselves as well. There is ancestral pain, karmic pain, past lives pain – but that is a topic for another day. But those kinds of pain can ripple through and follow us, creating disease. Regardless it will show up in a chakra center.
You gain power by witnessing your pain as a message guiding you to the problem – and that is so powerful.
When you build something, you need to make sure you have the proper tools for the job, right? Same thing when it comes to healing yourself. You have to be willing to try different tools and see what will work for your specific project.
There are tons of ways you can help yourself or find a healer that you truly feel drawn to. I will mention some of my favourite modalities, and below I will get into Reiki and Crystals, so I will bypass them here, but know, in my mind anyway, they are the two most powerful ways to heal yourself.
This is tough for some because they think meditation should be done in a certain way, that they need 2 hours or more to do it properly, or they think that they can’t get the mind to quiet down enough to focus. Here’s the thing about meditation, first remove any thoughts you have on what it is supposed to be. Because there are no rules or guidelines, I know you may read something different, and that’s ok – you can choose what works for you.
If you only feel like meditation helps you clear your mind, then develop a pre-meditation ritual that helps you do that. If you feel you need 2 or more hours to do it properly, find the time.
But, if you’re willing to listen to my view, maybe it will help you change your mind on what meditation “should” be.
In all reality, meditation is simply connecting to the mind. If the mind is busy that day when you try, don’t hold judgement on yourself. Allow the thoughts to flow, and witness them because there is likely a message in there for you. Once you get through all of the garbage of, “Ugh, this isn’t working,” “I feel so silly right now,” “My mind is racing going over all the events of the day, week, month, year, and so on.” Just witness it. Allow the thoughts. This is the communication you are getting from the mental body, and eventually, through consistency, you will start to clear out that monkey chatter. You will be able to start with the real messages the mind is trying to tell you.
Meditation doesn’t have to time consuming, I have created amazing guided meditations that are under 10 minutes, and they get results! And at the end of the day, all that truly matters is that you feel a change or shift.
This is where my journey began, with EFT tapping. The Universe provided me with an amazing teacher and coach. It helped me get over my own limiting beliefs and begin living the life I truly desired. Although, at the time that I started my journey, I didn’t really know what I desired yet because I was filled with so much bullshit that I couldn’t see beyond my victim mentality.
It freed me in ways that I cannot even explain. I became clear on my purpose, I healed my traumas that caused anxiety and depression, and I was able to come off my meds. It helped me expand my horizons and what I felt I was capable of.
If you haven’t tried tapping, I highly recommend it. There are many resources out there; books, apps, and coaches – so find what works for you.
I have read so many books, and many of them were all geared towards healing and motivation to love the self as much as possible. I am personally a huge fan of Gabrielle Bernstein, but there are a lot to choose from. Be willing to explore and find the author(s) you resonate with most.
I also love Louise Hay, and I share many of her nuggets of wisdom in my Facebook group. The “You Can Heal Yourself” book has forever changed how I look at pain. Near the back of the book, she has a list of physical ailments and what thought pattern is creating the ailments, and nine times out of ten, it is spot on. There is also a column with a new thought pattern to say to yourself to overcome the ailment (disease or pain) – I like to say it while tapping, so powerful!
This is where my passion resides, Reiki!
Reiki has so many benefits that I cannot simply list it all out, but my favourite thing about it is that you don’t have to talk about things that are weighing on you, and it can cycle things out that you may have forgotten about but has been bogging down your energy. Reiki will help release it out of the stored cells and begin a detox process if it is ready to go.
Some traumas and emotions stand pretty high in our systems. It may require acknowledgement, and this is something you can choose to face on your own, or you can use my spiritual coaching services to hold a safe space for you to go through a process of bringing it to the surface so we can then clear it out using Reiki.
Crystals are also another great support, and I use this within my practice as well. Crystals have natural energy from the earth inside of them, and their ley lines (energetic pathways) can connect directly with our own and that of the Universe. Bringing in emotional support at every level. The crystal that you need will depend on the situation you find yourself faced with, and what works for some may not work for all.
You will feel a call or pull towards when there is a crystal that is ready and wanting to work with you.
In my Reiki sessions, I create a crystal grid where the energy can be directed to you. I mainly call upon my chakra crystals to continue the Chakras’ cleansing beyond the session, sending you more love and support in that way.
You can learn more about Crystals in the Crystal Education section of my blog, and I also have some Crystal Spotlights that detail the uses of some of the more popular crystals, and I have a Crystal Library as well. So there are lots of resources here for you to check out.
Thank you for being here with me today. If you are reading this part, then I know you made it all the way through. I celebrate you for taking the time to learn tools to help you overcome your pain and turn it into peace. I am fully aware of how difficult it can seem, and it may seem daunting. I’ve been there, I know. BUT it is so much better on the other side. Be brave, be bold, and make the commitment to start feeling better today. You don’t have to live like this. There is so much more to life than sleep, eat, work. There is joy to be had. There is love to be had. There is a new relationship with yourself to be had.
Until next time,
Relevate the day,