Pain: The Catalyst for Healing
As we grow and evolve along this human path, we stumble and get scraped up on occasion. Regardless of where our wounds come from, it is important to remember that our healing mechanisms are on full alert at all times. Never ceasing to reach for balance and expansion, we are each connected to an abundant life-source that rejuvenates us constantly. Whether our troubles are physical, mental or spiritual… the key to reaping the most benefit from this source is to admit when we are weary or wounded and nourish conditions that allow such healing to flow through us at its full potential.
When our skin gets cut the physical body responds with pain, telling us that we need to take it easy while the magic of healing takes place. If we ignore this message, we prolong or negate our own renewal. We may think that we are acting in our best interests by not allowing our wound to get us down, but really we are just impeding our own improvement. We may need to keep the wound clean, bandage it or rest it for a while. Only by creating space and sterile conditions will we keep the negative particles out so that the healing cells can do their work.
The same is true for the invisible wounds that affect our mental and spiritual bodies. Difficult circumstances can cause new wounds or inflame those that are already there. The pain we feel when this happens is our inner self signaling that it needs our loving care for healing to flow to the right places. Whether we feel angry, frustrated, overwhelmed or depressed – negative emotion is a cry for our conscious aid just as physical pain brings our attention to a cut. Carrying on as if it’s not there simply allows unexpressed energy to fester much like bacteria infect a wound. What could heal in a matter of days may then become a much more serious problem.
Each time we are affected by pain in our non-physical bodies, we are guided by our inner knowing regarding what needs to be done to speed our healing. Whether we listen or not is a personal choice that creates our reality every moment of every day.
Is there an emotion that you need acknowledge that would allow more healing in at this time? Anger, frustration, overwhelm and depression can deliver us into beautiful states of forgiveness, patience, grace and inspiration… but only if we get real with ourselves first. It may not always be easy, but it is by engaging with awareness and compassion for our humanity that we learn the solutions that enable us to thrive.