We don’t like pain. Whether it’s physical or psychological, it’s unwelcome.
Our loved ones die and we wonder how we can carry on without them. We hurt.
We get sick and wonder if our time on earth is over. It scares us.
This is just what happens–shit happens. It’s the human condition.
Since it feels so awful we want to run from it. Hide from it. Deny it, even. We put on our brave face and go on, while inside we’re falling apart. Does this sound familiar?
So it’s hard for many to understand how feeling it can make you feel better. Oh, not at first. First it’s just pain and that doesn’t feel good at all.
We’re not at all patient with ourselves.
Holding pain, feeling into it, is hard. Maybe one of the hardest things you will do. But in the feeling of it, we get to let some of it go. It sounds counter-intuitive, right? But that’s how it works.
Which means you have to let yourself go. Let yourself feel the pain of grief. The pain of all the accommodations you’ve had to make because you got sick.
And in feeling it, it dissipates. Not right away. But in time.
And that’s why our guided journals for healing and grief and downloadable audios for releasing grief are so effective.
And if you’d like to learn how to manage chronic pain through guided imagery, check this downloadable audio out, HERE. Those who have used it tell me it works.
Feeling into them.