Coping with pain when healing
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Question on healing:
Question on healing:
For a long time there have been many areas of my body I couldn’t feel. The pain has been so great that I was numb. I think it keeps getting better, but usually this seems to involve finding another level of pain first. I don’t know what I’d do with myself if I actually hit pleasure! I admire your belief in a higher power and wish that I could find that for myself. Do you have any suggestions on how to manage my pain thru the healing process?
Healing Faacilitation Response:
One of the most powerful tools for working thru pain or accepting pleasure when it comes, is the breath. Breathing deeply and with the intent of integration is a powerful, powerful tool to use in your healing process. I suggest working with your breath daily, even if just for a few minutes, and remembering to use the breath to work thru emotional struggle when it emerges.
I suppose I am lucky to have always assumed that God was real, but you know, it wasn’t until I was about 30 that I knew for sure. The moment came within an integrative breathwork session which is a great way to get more in touch with your emotional truth and core. During one session, I suddenly went thru time and space to God. Literally, I saw an energy – a light – that I knew with every fiber of my being was Universal Lifeforce Energy. It was a day I never forgot.
I still have times of doubt and fear, and probably will as long as I have a human body to process experience thru, but after that moment, I was never able to stay in doubt for too long. I pray that you will have such a moment but also know that faith is the evidence of things NOT SEEN. The greatest faith can be built without knowing for sure.
It’s a powerful statement of your heart that you still seek and long for deeper connection. Ask for what I call “medicine dreams”. Each night when you go to bed, ask for the healing help you need and ask for a stronger connection with God, in whatever way God sees fit to reveal that energy more fully to you.
It could be that integrative breathwork might offer you some evidence in a Higher Power. I have found myself most aware of God in spiritual ceremonies and in nature. Exploring some ceremonies might be good, or spending more time out in nature.
If you want to know more about it, here’s an article on Integrative Breathwork