This was one of those cases.
A response translated from the “feeling language of the natural world” for someone who was injured and feeling a great deal of pain in her body.
It is simple. Whenever you feel pain from an illness or injury, it is your body’s way of showing you the distance between what you have actually created – in terms of the current state of your physical body – and what you “think” your body should be capable of. If you feel like it, have a dialogue with the area of your body that is speaking the loudest (pain or discomfort) and state that you are conscious of this chasm between your actual physical state and your abstract mental version of your body and life.
Be watchful of any resistance you may have to avoid a direct communication with your dis-ease. In some cases, you may be unconsciously welcoming repeated patterns of “down time” because in the past you discovered that these limitations actually served you in some way. For instance, you may mentally convince yourself that you have so many important and busy tasks to perform because that is what is expected of you everyday; and the only way to finally get a reprieve or rest – which is actually your need to create distance between you and this growing awareness that your life is out of balance – is to produce the physical evidence that you cannot move. And because this evidence has physically manifested, it will be apparent to others around you and your rest will more than likely be supported. Understand though, that if you continue on this path of avoidance, your body will give in to your wishes to have this “down time” and provide more of that for you in the future than you might wish. There are healthier ways to rest, restore and return to a vibrant, healthy life, and it needn’t be a long and drawn out process.
Your body wants to live in integrity with the force and vitality of All of Creation, or the Natural World; after all it’s made of the stuff! As much as you would like it to, your body cannot maintain optimum health and integrity within the narrow confines of the abstract or conditioned human world. It is programmed for balance and wholeness – in partnership with you and All of Creation! Ask out loud to be more connected to your body; state your intent to be healthy, strong, and consciously partnered with your body and its needs to be in alignment with All of Creation. Depending on your level of passion to be healthy, present, and in integrity with All of Creation, the wisdom of your body will respond with the necessary guidance. Give yourself the presence of heart to actually receive the messages and act upon them. Remember, you are not learning a whole new language here; you know this language, but you may have to practice it over time to re-call the present-moment, feeling language of your heart/body. At the very least, your body does provide you with “yes” and “no” energy – “yes” being the energy that opens and expands in response to a question or statement; “no” being the energy of closing down or shutting off. See if you can begin using this tool in your daily life – especially when you are honestly seeking the truth of what is best for you when presented with choices in your life that seem to come with the cloudiness of pain and confusion.
Say you live in California and you are uncertain about whether to take a “great” job on the East Coast. Logically, “on paper” as they say, it all looks good, but you find yourself hesitating and creating a cloud of uncertainty. Here’s what you can do to break the spell. Breathe deeply. Quiet yourself. Feel your toes, your hands, your fingers, your knees, your gut, and any other body part that you suddenly become aware of. Now state out loud, “I am taking the job on the East Coast.” Watch your body’s response – without judgment! Just observe. When those feelings fade, state out loud, “I am staying here in California.” Observe the feelings again. Did the feelings expand (yes) or contract (no)? You will refine this exercise and expand your abilities to discern through practice. The point is, begin to work with your body now – never against it – and your body will celebrate this conscious partnership by living fully with you in all ways.
In any moment of physical or emotional pain (present moment focus) there is an opportunity to not only restore to balance and health, but to continue to close the gap between the body and the mind (actual versus abstract) forever. On the other hand, if you choose to ignore the body’s messages, the distance will become greater – in many ways like a marriage that will not survive if one of the partners is expected to continue to “perform” mechanized duties for the other when there is little to no actual effort in the direction of knowing your partner as an equal, conscious member of the team in your Earth life. If you take physical action or move in the direction of conscious balanced partnership, you are demonstrating to your body this powerful intention for optimum functioning in actual (not abstract) terms. Your body understands action. Action can only take place in the present moment. Whether you imagine your body to have greater capacities than it is currently able to provide, or whether you imagine your body to be fragile and incapable, the intentional return to an actual, healthy body/mind partnership is the same.
So if you get the ball rolling, All of Creation will provide the people and circumstances to assist you and support you with your new intention to be body-mind-spirit healthy on Earth. Creation will always respond by matching the power of your commitment and your level of passion to live a harmonious, balanced life. ALWAYS.