Most people who seek out my help, come to me because they have pain. The primary reason for their visit, is because they want me to get rid of their pain. I ask them “why do you want to get rid of your pain?” The most common response is “because it hurts me and its interrupting my life” People are normally shocked when I respond, “good it’s doing its job then”.
There is a certain stigma about pain, and a sense of negativity around the word. In my opinion pain is a good thing, possibly one of the best things. For some reason as a society we have given it this bad stigma, and see it only as a thing that is annoying and a life interrupter and something to get rid of.
However; pain is only the postman. Pain is the messenger; and that’s it. If the postman was just trying to deliver the mail to your door, the first thing you do, is open your door, and thank them for the mail. Then you sit in your house, maybe with some tea, and start to open your letters and read. So why when you have pain, would you try your utmost hardest to prevent the postman from doing his job?
Why would you try your hardest to prevent the post from reaching your house? Whether you try and medicate, chop bits out, massage, crack etc., the postman is going to keep trying to deliver the mail….. The mail will even start to get backed up, and so when the mail does get chance to arrive, you are going to know about it and even have an influx of mail at that time. This is when people tend to have big injuries from such a small thing – such as bending over. All the little letters that were trying to be delivered were being ignored, and so it took a massive influx to get your attention.
Even if you have the smallest niggle, it’s a warning sign that something isn’t right. It may not be affecting things in your life right now, but it is trying to tell you to pay attention, and do something different.
Listen to your body, all the little messages, because if you listen now, you won’t need a massive amount of pain, to force you to listen. Enjoy that your body is trying to be intuitive and let you know things in advance.
We have not been given any tools to help receive the messages in our body, we are programmed in society to help ourselves when things have gone horribly wrong, but this is normally a little too late, and takes a lot of rebuilding.
Take time to listen and tune into your system. Breathe into areas that are speaking out. Put your hands there, and just “BE”. Allow your brain time to focus on areas that are tense or stuck. Be patient with your system. If you allow your nervous system the time it needs your body has got your back.
In our 21st century living, we don’t give ourselves or our bodies the time to properly and fully heal, even after each day;
How many of you take time to switch off before bed?
How many of you turn off all electrical equipment 1-2 hours before sleep?
Do you have a wind down process?