Of Pain and Other Demons
So you have reached this page because probably you are in pain or someone whom you care about is in pain of some sort or intensity.
Well, first I would like to clarify that I am no doctor or professional in the area. The knowledge I have and the work I do might be different from what many doctors do or tell you. I have experience in life and I have chosen a healing approach rather than a symptom/illness management. I am not a healer either, I am a teacher, and I teach people to look at life and experience it in a supportive way.
What you are reading here, is a positive approach for releasing and dissolving pain, based on the work of Louise Hay and some of her books. If you have tried everything and seems that nothing works, then you can try some of these ideas and consider enrolling to my life-changing workshop, which is a great way to start healing and to release any pattern behind the pain you may feel now.
Louise says that "pain comes in so many different forms. Often people try to hide from it, hoping that it will go away or that they can cover it up with medication. But ignoring your body just makes it try harder to get your attention—your body is asking for your help.
In order to heal the thoughts and beliefs that are the true source of the pain, you must face your pain head-on. One way to deal with it is to change your perception of the situation; simply do not give in to it!
For example, instead of focusing on the fact that some part of your body hurts, try referring to it as having a lot of sensation. This can help you get through the unpleasant experience and allow you to focus on healing your mind and soul. Healing the pain will then follow".
So, if you are still with me, let’s first agree that the word “pain” on its own, makes you feel it even more. Therefore, I want to use a more kind expression in this text from this point onward instead of the word "pain", that is, "a lot of sensation". I will try to use it as much as possible.
I have felt “a lot of sensation” for as long as I can remember. Neck, back and joints mainly but this whole lot of sensations have moved throughout my body with the pass of the years, sometimes intensifying in some parts and sometimes just changing the place. In addition, I also got a virus called “Chikungunya” when I was living in India which may have influenced the amount of sensation I have.
I suppose I have learned to live with it or I was too busy running after life (or away from it) and I was so focused and stressed at work that I didn’t really paid too much attention to it, or didn't have time to “fix it”. Nowadays, as I have gained more awareness and slowed down, I am listening to my body messages. I know that my body is not “punishing me with pain” but is trying to tell me that there are some thoughts that are not supporting me or that are no longer needed.
It never occurred to me that I could be suffering of “chronic pain” or even “fibromyalgia” or other unpronounceable words that I’ve recently discovered.
I am in the healing process of an autoimmune dis-ease (spelled like this on purpose) called Grave’s / Basedow and I am doing great in such an extent that my medical records are reflecting my now vibrant healthy well-being. Doctors are no longer pushing me to undergo brutalizing options such as radiation therapy or surgery. I am well.
Therefore, I trust that I am capable of dissolving all pain, physically and emotionally. I have also understood that I deserve a life free of pain and I deserve to live a life relaxed and joyful and comfortable. You deserve that too, did you know that? Think about it and affirm “I deserve a joyous, comfortable and relaxed life”.
According to Louise Hay, any chronic dis-ease typically reflects a refusal to change or fear of the future. You don’t feel safe. It is the same with pain. A positive affirmation you can use for this is “I am willing to change and to grow. I now create a safe new future”.
After being suffering from pain for a long period, it is probable that you feel extremely tired. You may suffer from fatigue too, regardless of your pain. Fatigue often refers to boredom and resistance. Lack of love for what one does. This mental pattern can be changed by affirming “I am enthusiastic about life and filled with energy and enthusiasm”.
Fibromyalgia is accompanied by emotional tension reflected in the knotting up of muscles. When a person is under stress, the body reacts and tenses. Stiffness and pain is felt in the fibrous tissues, usually deep within the muscles, yet there is nothing wrong with the muscles themselves. Stiffness is often a result of rigid, stiff thinking. A repeating thought pattern of extreme or constant fear and tension on result in the body cramping and gripping.
If this is your case, you could use this wonderful affirmation: I am relaxed and safe. My mind is flexible and peaceful and so is my body. I am free of pain and all is well.
Remember always to have your three dimensions working together, that is, body-mind-spirit. As you change your thought patterns you want also to take care of your physical body. Do some exercise that feels right for you. Yoga is an option for people who have a lot of sensation. You can also try swimming, water-jogging or any form of movement that is gentle to your body and to your mind. You can affirm for yourself: “I now practice the perfect exercise for me, knowing that I am always safe and feeling stronger and healthier every day”.
Work with these affirmations for your mind and spirit and you can consider attending a “Heal Your Life” workshop. You can also join stretching classes, meditation and relaxation courses, breathing or massage sessions. Ayurveda, acupuncture, aromatherapy, gemmotherapy and other holistic treatments can help you too.
I am not a fan of pharmaceuticals; however, sometimes you need them to calm the symptom while you work on the root cause. Therefore, if you must use drugs, just use them as the bridge, not as a solution, for the solution is within you, not in a drug. And support your liver! Do a detox program and take herbs such as Milk thistle and antioxidants like acai berries to support your body.
Another loving act you can do for yourself is to keep yourself educated. Read and understand and be aware, but not with the objective of playing “oh-ain’t-it-awful?” or scaring yourself, but with the objective of gaining more understanding and find better ways to support yourself and step out of the victim role.
Being a victim will keep you in that state, and is not a very effective healing approach (or one at all). Complaining, blaming and bitching about all the pain and suffer you have, is a way to do it, but won’t produce the healing you are looking for, or any healing at all.
When our health is on stake, we tend to act and feel very much like victims. We try to find compassion and sympathy on others by telling over and over how awful is our experience, by writing gazillion times in our Facebook status updates how painful it is.
Well, that is very disempowering (and makes the others very tired too). If you really want to feel better and dissolve all pain, you need to start giving less power and less focus to it and stop playing the victim. Instead, you can try and be responsible, that is, to respond in positive and conscious way to yourself and to life, about this experience.
This is what I have learned and it is working for me. You have the right to choose and to feel and to believe whatever you want. Just keep in mind that your thoughts create your reality. So is a matter of making the decision, do you really want to dissolve all those sensations or do you want to stay where you are, hand your power to other people who are not feeling what you feel and letting them decide for you?
Below is a list of some common “sensations”, the probable mental pattern behind it and the new thought pattern. These are taken from Louise's book "Heal your body". During my transformational workshop I teach you on how affirmations work and we have a session about the body-mind connection. I also teach you techniques to release other painful areas such as resentment, unforgiveness, anger and painful past experiences.
If you have reached this point and these ideas resonate with you, then it might be that you are ready then, to give the next step in your own healing path. I’ll be honored to support you and show you the different techniques to dissolve thought patterns and transform your life. Feel free to contact me for questions about the workshop and the different options around it. All is well in your world!
New thought pattern
Lack of emotional support. Feeling unloved. Holding back love.
Guilt. Stuck in all that "stuff" back there. Get off my back.
Fear of money. Lack of financial support.
Invalidating the self. Self-criticism. Fear.
Represent changes in direction in life and the ease of these movements.
Dislike against being driven. Resisting the flow of life. Sexual fears.
I love and approve of m self. Life supports and loves me.
I release the past. I am free to move forward with love in my heart.
I trust the process of life. All that I need is always taken care of. I am safe.
I love and approve of myself. I see myself and what I do with eyes of love. I am safe.
I easily flow with change. My life is divinely guided and I am always going in the best direction.
I relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need, easily and comfortably.
Refusing to see other sides of a question. Stubborn, inflexibility. Inability to see what’s back there.
It is with flexibility and ease that I see all sides of an issue. There are endless ways of doing things and seeing things. I am safe
Guilt. Guilt always seeks punishment.
Feeling victimized. Lack of love. Chronic bitterness. Resentment.
I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now.
I create my own experiences. As I love and approve of myself and others, my experiences get better and better.
Being hypocritical. Fear of money and of the future.
I move into my greater good. My good is everywhere and I am secure and safe.
Rigid, stiff thinking
I am safe enough to be flexible in my mind
It is safe to see other viewpoints.
Being stuck in thinking. Clogged, painful ideas
My thoughts flow freely and easily. I move through ideas with ease.
Yes, you can heal your life!
Karla K. Peronio is a public speaker and certified “Heal Your Life” licensed teacher and EFT certified Practitioner with international experience on delivering workshops and seminars since 2012 in well-being and personal development area. She is the only teacher in Finland and one of the few in Europe who has learned from Louise Hay at her last exclusive retreat. With a diploma on Positive Psychology and training on "TED talk speaking", she has had life experiences that helped her understand how she was the main contributor to her own Life. Diagnosed with an autoimmune dis-ease, she chose the most effective way of healing, the healing from “within”, and took this experience as a journey of learning and self-discovery. Check her testimonials and recommendations.