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What’s Really Causing Your Body Pain

What’s Really Causing Your Body Pain

This morning, as I set out on my usual walk, I felt a tightness and mild body pain in my left hip and knee. It wasn’t too alarming at first; I managed to get back home without the pain worsening. However, the moment I stepped into my kitchen to make a cup of coffee and started thinking about my to-do list, I took a step with my left leg and nearly fell over. The sharp pain that shot through me took my breath away, and I screamed out in anger and frustration. Good thing my dog is elderly and deaf, and wasn’t startled by my outburst. Then my tears came.

At that moment, I decided not to fight the pain. I allowed it to be there, and I let my emotions, and tears, flow freely. Within minutes, the pain disappeared as quickly as it had come. I easily walked over to make my coffee, no longer needing to limp or use the countertops as a crutch. The tightness was gone, like magic. This sudden shift made me curious: what exactly was the cause?

After checking in with my intuition and reflecting on what happened, I realized that the pain was more emotional and energetic in nature. It became clear that my thoughts about all the tasks I “had” to get done today had triggered the sharp pain. This experience reminded me of several key lessons I’ve learned over time, which I often share with my clients:

Be Curious

Curiosity is a powerful tool. Instead of immediately seeking to eliminate discomfort, approach it with curiosity. First, allow it to be, without resistance. Later, do some self-reflection and ask yourself what might be causing it. This can lead to insights about your physical and emotional well-being that you might otherwise overlook. Everything is Connected Our bodies and minds are not separate entities but parts of an interconnected whole. Physical sensations can often be tied to your emotional and mental states. Recognizing this interconnectedness can help you understand and address the root causes of your discomfort.

There’s Usually an Energetic Emotional Component

Most physical sensations are not purely physical. They often have an emotional or energetic component. For example, stress and anxiety can manifest as tightness or pain in various parts of your body. By acknowledging and addressing these emotional aspects, you can alleviate the physical symptoms, and in many cases, completely resolve them.

Mental/Emotional/Energetic Clutter

Sometimes, the discomfort we feel in our bodies is due to mental, emotional, or energetic clutter that needs to be cleared. These sensations can persist and even intensify until you address the underlying issues. This clutter can stem from daily stressors, unresolved emotions, or lingering negative energy. Deeper Trauma and Getting Support At times, the pain and discomfort we experience can be indicative of deeper trauma. Our bodies hold onto past experiences, and these can manifest as chronic physical issues. Addressing these traumas, often with the help of someone to guide you in that process, can lead to profound healing and relief. I’ve seen profound improvements in quality of life working with clients to support their healing from trauma.

Body Sensations as Communication

Body sensations and emotions are ways our body communicates with us. By listening to these signals rather than resisting or ignoring them, you can gain valuable insights into your health and well-being. For instance, trying to push through the pain without understanding its cause can lead to further issues, whereas addressing it holistically can bring about healing.

Mind-Body and Energetic/Nervous System Stabilizing Tools

Using mind-body practices and tools to stabilize your nervous system can be incredibly effective in managing and alleviating pain. Techniques that I recommend, like energy healing, mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery, breathwork, and gentle movement, can help you process and release stored emotions and energy, leading to a more balanced and pain-free life.

Embrace Peace, Happiness and Productivity

By listening to our bodies and addressing the emotional and energetic roots of our pain, we can cultivate more peace, happiness, and productivity in our lives. Rather than being sidelined by pain and discomfort, we can move through life with greater ease and joy.

This morning’s experience was a powerful reminder of the lessons I’ve learned and continue to share with my clients. Your body is wise and communicative, and by paying attention and addressing the underlying emotional and energetic causes of your discomfort, you can achieve pain relief and greater well-being. If you find yourself experiencing unexplained pain or discomfort, I encourage you to pause, be curious, and listen to what your body is trying to tell you. The insights you gain could lead to profound healing and transformation.