Pain has many facets. As one’s understanding of pain deepens, then pain reveals its true nature. Whether it is physical pain or emotional pain, pain is a voice of our true nature, of who we are.
When we start listening to the pain, we are listening to the voice of our true nature, thereby listening to whatever is more authentic about ourselves. Often we tend to ignore our authenticity, our gifts and our creative abilities. Pain reminds us to pay attention to a more fundamental aspect: our self, which is creative potential. In such an attention, there is a possibility of knowing and accessing our authentic self.
The next step is nurturing the authentic self. It takes a lot of courage and trust to nurture our authenticity. Changing our life in small and great ways in accordance with our authentic self, we can realize our creative potential. Pain has no more work to do when we unblock our creativity and let the creative flow take its own course in our life.
In my own experience, I used to have intense pain in my back due to Ankylosing spondylitis for several years since my early teens. As I learned to start listening to pain and its intricate language, I gained more confidence and trust that pain is a voice of the Inner authenticity. It is trying to remind me of my creative abilities and see that life has mysterious ways of offering opportunities to unblock my creativity.
As l aligned my path more and more to self-healing, spiritual counseling, facilitating regression sessions, teaching and writing, I am rejoicing in my authentic self. I am enjoying a pain-free life now without any medication.
Pain has several components. The first component is suffering. Not all people in pain suffer, but a majority of them do. By becoming aware of suffering, one can see suffering as completely different from the pain. One can still have pain but choose not to suffer.
The second component is fear. Fear originates from an unknown aspect of the pain. When there is pain and when one is not aware of the cause of the pain and how to deal with the pain, it causes fear. Fear constantly perpetuates the condition that is favorable to fear. Hence, fear causes the pain to increase.
By transforming the unknown to known, one can go beyond fear. By holding the fear like a mother who holds a new born baby, the fear can be dissolved and the light of awareness can be shed on the unknown.
Then one reaches the last component of pain, which is creativity. Pain is created by the deeper authentic self in response to not acknowledging our creative potential. This deeper part of our self needs to be acknowledged, nurtured and allowed to be manifested in its fullest form. By understanding the subtle language of pain, we can embrace this deeper creative part of ourselves.
We are powerful beings capable of changing our response to pain, and in the process, we can allow the river of creativity to flow in our life, taking its raw and natural course.
Authentic and brilliant article!