I had read someone’s comment on a facebook post about having a cold, he suggested that if you have a cold, to accept that you have a cold, instead of complaining and suffering and wishing that you felt better, take the cold to be part of you, then you will be in the moment, though you will still feel ill, you won’t be suffering because you won’t be trying to be something that you aren’t at that time. I thought that I would try out this theory with my back. I thought to myself, “I have hurt my back, it feels very sore, but I accept that this pain is part of me at the moment and I am going to look after this pain, and I’m going to care for it and nurture it, this is just the way my back has to feel at the moment, I can’t make it not feel sore, but I am going to look after it as best I can”. So I did, my pain became the centre of my world, I gave it cold packs and heat packs, I rubbed it with voltaren, arnica and deep heat, I did the yoga exercises I knew would help it get better. I took anti-inflammatory tablets and pain killers before I went to sleep. It hurt so much to lie in bed, but when the pain tablets kicked in I fell asleep and didn’t move.
The next day it wasn’t much better. I decided the best thing I could do for myself was cancel the morning’s class, I could use the lunch time class to do exercises to help myself and I would only have to get through kid’s karate in the afternoon. I lay perfectly still in my bed, using my meditation to draw the golden healing light into my back and imagined Raphael (the angel of healing) looking after me. I got up and went for a little walk, still telling my sore back, that it was ok to feel like this, I accept the pain as part of my body and that I would take care of it even though it was being a pain in the back.
The next morning it felt like a miracle had happened. I was completely healed, I wouldn’t even have known there had been anything wrong with me at all the previous day. I was seriously amazed and happy. I honestly thought it was going to take time to heal. But I loved my body back to health.
Next time you feel sore and or in pain, instead of thinking to yourself “I hate my body, body you make me feel so bad, you are sore and painful, I don’t want to feel like this, go away body, you are my arch nemesis” Try saying nice things to yourself like, ”Dear body, I know I have been hard on you making you do things that have caused you pain, I'm sorry I ate that 3rd piece of chocolate cake, but never mind, I love you anyway, legs you do such a good job of walking me around all day, arms, you carry such heavy loads, I really appreciate everything that you do for me, it is no wonder you feel sore, I make you work so hard. So now I am going to look after you and make you feel better”.
You could notice that your arms don’t feel sore if your legs hurts, you could notice that your knee feels good if your shoulder hurts, and if your whole body is aching, you could notice how nice your hair looks today.
I hope this makes you feel better
Namaste Sarah :)