As long as you are unable to access the power of the Now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that lives on in you. Eckhart Tolle
According to Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now, pain arises when we resist the present moment. Accept what is as it occurs, rather than wanting it to go away. Recognize the pain when it occurs. Feel it in your body as heaviness, anger or some other emotion, or as physical discomfort. You then become a witness to what happens in your thoughts or your body. When you watch your Pain Body, it is more difficult for it to feed on your negative thoughts.
As pain arises, be a witnessing presence. Oh, there is my Pain Body. I feel heaviness in my abdomen. I feel intense anger. Thus, you allow your pain to be rather than fighting and attempting to get rid of it. Bring acceptance to your pain. Allow, watch, and feel it. Bring your awareness to it. Your silent state of awareness meets your Pain Body and it feeds less on your negative thoughts of unhappiness or other people’s desire for you to react or get angry.
Become aware of your Pain Body as soon as it arises. Notice it, stay alert, and watch it. Then a transmutation of your pain can begin. It will begin to lose its energy charge and some of the trapped pain within you can start to release. You may notice less contraction, more flow or aliveness. The degree of emotional drama in your life decreases. In relationships, if one or both partners stay present, rather than reacting to a situation, than some of the pain can begin to dissolve.
With losses through death or relationships – surrender to the pain. That is accepting the pain rather than running away from it. Allow the emptiness to be. You may discover, at some time, a fullness or peace which lies underneath the pain. The same method can be used for women when their menses occur. When the pain arises, become present and conscious. Watch the pain and allow it to be. Be compassionate towards the pain. Gently embrace the pain and hold it. The pain will lessen, when you accept it without wanting to change it.
You may have to continue the holding over a number of days or even weeks as the pain arises in your awareness each day. As we identify and accept our pain breathing into our abdomen and expanding it out on the in breath and contracting in on the out breath assists in disengaging our minds to some degree, as well as bringing more oxygen into our bodies.
Ponder This: When you create a problem, you create pain. All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: no matter what happens I will create no more pain for myself. -Eckhart Tolle You now have a way to transform your Pain Body into a friend. See also Living the Liberated Life and Dealing with the Pain Body, CD’s by -Eckhart Tolle.
About the Author
Michael David Lawrience is the author of Emotional Health: The Secret from Drama, Trauma, and Pain His book provides ways for improving emotional health, easing pain and stress, healing physical and emotional abuse, and spiritual awakening. http://ow.ly/zcTEo
Michael as a Residential and Self-Esteem Coach and Mentor has over 15 years’ experience teaching teen’s self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. See eBook Self Esteem- A Teen’s Guide for Girls http://ow.ly/zcTHa
Michael offers Bowen Therapy in person in Sedona, Arizona for easing physical and emotional pain and for spiritual growth. See http://emotionalhealthtips.com/bowen-therapy
Michael also conducts personalized hiking tours in Sedona for emotional and spiritual breakthroughs. http://sedonamysticaltours.com