Pain is a huge factor in self-medication. Emotional pain, you have to work through. No way around it. Physical pain can be removed. This is pretty obvious, but we’d all be shocked how many out there do nothing about pain. They just accept and move on. Deal with it every day instead of intensely for a period until it is resolved. Often times a pain somewhere can be treated.
I grew up with scoliosis, a crooked spine. It was in my hips so you couldn’t tell but it was about 25-30 degrees tilted with a rotary aspect. I learned about it by happenstance in a clinic in the Carolinas. Most of my life has been spent making drinks, serving food, and hustling to make that money. Well, scoliosis and kegs don’t mix well. I used to have daily chronic pain in my lower back, where my main curvature was. To look back and see how long it took me to get better is shocking. Why I just dealt with it is beyond me. But I think a lot of people do. We’re told life is hard, you have to struggle and so we do. We struggle to go beyond our small bubble consumed with an omnipresent aura of pain.
But you say your pain isn’t curable? I heard a man speak who fell from the sky and crashed a plane. He was a vegetable. All he could do was blink his eyes. The docs said no hope. But he had his mind, sharp as it ever was. He made up his mind he would walk out of that hospital by Christmas. So in no more than a year, a man rebuilt his crumpled smashed body back to life, walking and talking and most important of all, living in a much better state of being. All you have to do is believe.
I got an x-ray to see how my spine was crooked about 8 years after learning I had scoliosis and living in pain for most of that time. I saw and understood how I could correct the curvature. I continue to correct myself, especially when I’m tired. I just completely slump over. But in doing this, I get compliments on my posture. I even grew just under an inch.
I also have been getting Rolfed. Rolfing is structural integration, which realigns your body if it is out of whack. If you, or someone you know suffers from scoliosis, seek a Rolfer. Or hell, just because if you’re like me, you’ll try anything to make it better, go get Rolfed. It just might change your whole world.
My body will over time return to it’s curved state if I don’t remain mindful and get Rolfed. What’s all this got to do with your pain? I’m just saying that if you seek, ye shall find. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And you can start right now by Believing that life can be better. Once freed from pain, the soul is able to look up, out and around, becoming part of the we over the me, me, me.
Sit back, relax, breathe into your body. Scan and find what ails you. Recognize instead of ignore and mask with whatever your poison may be. Acknowledge and then learn. This is it. One body is all we get. Maybe we come back, luckily are born human again, but all we have is Now. YOLO. I’m going to change that to YOLON, you only live once now. Why not make this now the best it possibly can be by removing pain so our spirits can look up higher. Don’t be limited another moment. Let the healing begin right now. Only you can truly heal yourself, but of course you already know that. Find that little light inside you, dust it off and watch it glow brighter and brighter, sending healing energy all through every cell of your body. And then flowing out of you, into the chair, into the floor, into the ground, out into the room, into your fellow travelers, up above your head connecting to source. Once you make that source connection, you’ve tapped into an infinite abundance of love, yours for the taking. Make pain a thing of the past, now. Find peace, enjoyment and ease in life. We need you to so you can open to the world. Pain keeps you closed and the world needs you open, shinning, beaming, loving.