When pain has been a part of daily life for many years, feeling good in the body becomes an obsession. But when we do everything we can to get rid of the pain we then become focused on the pain rather than on feeling good. Our brains are wired to focus on the negative as a survival mechanism, so it becomes a habit to focus on the part of the body which does not feel good. Paradoxically, the way to feel better is to focus on what works in the body rather than on that which doesn’t work. Then the body, being in a higher vibration as a result of positive thoughts in the mind, does its own healing.
So how do you shift away from the pain (which is often screaming loudly), and towards pleasure? As I am experiencing pain in my back, my fingers are typing and feeling great. And it doesn’t stop there… my heart is beating strongly, my lungs are allowing me to breathe easily, my legs are strong and I am mobile, the list goes on and on. The shift happens in the mind and it starts simply but day by day as I practice shifting my thoughts towards what feels good, my body does feel better, albeit incrementally and not necessarily exponentially as I would wish.
To accelerate this process, I have been practicing a very simple method as taught by my spiritual teachers, known as The Council. (For more on The Council, see saralandon.com). In this simple process called the “blink-reset,” anything that feels of low vibration, such as negative thoughts or difficult emotions, can be immediately released and the result is a sense of freedom and having a clean slate to begin again in a higher vibration and with positive intention, which is where the body heals itself. All those stories which are blocking me from a healthy pain-free life, all those feelings of not being good enough or deserving, any thought or anger around the pain always being there, anything at all that doesn’t serve my healing process is erased. The reset button is pressed and the reboot has begun. Here is the process:
step 2. close your eyes
step 3. take a deep conscious breath
step 4. open your eyes
step 5. focus on what you want to create
The conscious breath invites my Higher Self and my Spirit Guides in and gives them a moment in which to enter my field. When I open my eyes after having released whatever is disturbing my well-being simply by being present to the moment, there is a sense of emptiness where I can shift my mind to whatever I wish to create which could be ease and freedom or anything else I desire. And thus, I allow my body to heal itself. It is but a moment in time and a very powerful one.
There are however, some persistent thoughts that will keep coming back. I found that those need some extra care because they are an indication of a part of me which is suffering and has come out of the subconscious in order to be aknowledged before it will release. It could be that the situation needs some resolution. So I give myself some tender loving compassion from a higher perspective, as a mother loving her hurt child, and then these more persistent thoughts/feelings do fade away given some time. I found that having been compassionate with myself, the new positive thoughts imagining a better reality tend to occur spontaneously on their own and for me, that is a sign that I have healed that suffering part of me.