We’ve all experienced some kind of pain in our lives – emotional, physical, mental, etc. When pain becomes a constant companion, we may wonder “Why me?” Whether you have the same pain or a variety of them happening regularly, it can begin to make you feel like a victim and wonder what you could have possibly done to deserve this “punishment.”
Having experienced a fair share of pain, emotional and physical, mostly since my 20s, it’s caused me to think a lot about it. Some of the conclusions I’ve come to are based in fact, while others are just gut feelings that are often proven to be true later. A bottom line that I have arrived at is there is a purpose for pain, even if we don’t see it at the time.
Medical doctors will tell you that pain is the body’s way of indicating to us that something is wrong and we need to pay attention. I have found this to be true, but I’ve also found it to have a cause that goes beyond physical ailments. In fact, if we could make ourselves more aware of the possibility that most physical pain has an origin elsewhere, we might be able to prevent, or at least lessen, the amount of suffering that we put ourselves through.
Louise Hay, who recently passed away on August 30, 2017. wrote a wonderful book in 1984 entitled You Can Heal Your Life. In it, she suggests possible emotional and psychological reasons why we become ill in certain parts of our bodies. I found the book to be very intriguing and very useful as she includes affirmations you can use to help alleviate the possible cause of the illness.
This book, however, was not my first insight into what really lies behind the illness and pain we experience. It really began with my study of the human aura. (For those who may not be aware, the aura is the egg-shaped energy field that surrounds the human body for a distance of about three feet in all directions.) What’s interesting about the aura is that it’s colorful and in constant motion. Both the color and the motion are a result of our thoughts and emotions. It can also be colored and influenced by the thoughts and emotions of those we come in contact with.
Most humans have no idea that like the cleansing of the body, the aura needs cleaning and brightening with such things as meditation, positive thinking, happy memories, etc. They just go about their daily lives not realizing that the more a negative thought or emotion is focused on or continually brought back to our conscious minds, the stronger it becomes and the closer it draws to the physical body. When you refuse to let go of a negative situation or emotion and you are constantly reliving it, even running scenarios in your mind, the more power and strength you give it until it eventually is drawn into the body and manifests as an ache, a pain, or even an illness.
Now there may be some of you who feel I’m crazy, but let me ask you this – have you ever had a stress headache? Something happened that may or may not have involved other people that was so troubling you got a headache. That headache stayed with you, sometimes even after taking medication, until you allowed yourself to relax and let it go. This is an example of what I’m talking about.
Most of the time, though, it takes a lot longer for the thoughts and emotions of an event to manifest into some physical ailment. An example of this, for me, was when I had to have a complete hysterectomy about 24 years ago because I had fibroid tumors all over the inside of my uterus. First, I checked Louise Hay’s book and was amazed to see the possible cause: “Nursing hurt from a partner. A blow to the feminine ego.” I had recently ended a 14 year marriage with a man I really thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with. For the last few years of the marriage, I had internalized a lot of hurt and words. Here was the end result and I have no doubt it was true.
There is another factor I considered. Being an astrologer, I went back to my natal chart and looked for any indications that might have warned me that this could happen. I’m not a medical astrologer so I had to really take a look to find what I thought was an energy that could have alerted me to this happening. I found it. Saturn in Leo in my sixth house. I realize most of you have no idea what that means, so let me explain a little. The sixth house is, among other things, about your health. Saturn is about lessons and, physically, is about thickening and deformity, atrophy of body processes, among other things. Then we have Leo which, like any fire sign, is about inflammation. Put them all together and therein lies the possibility of what happened happening.
Before anyone points it out to me, I am aware that other factors can attribute to some mental, emotional, and physical ailments. One of those factors to consider is reincarnation and karma. We sometimes enter the current life carrying lessons and problems from one or more past lives and these can manifest in the form of illnesses. There are probably more factors to consider.
My point here is, if we consciously become aware of just the things I mentioned here, the possibility of averting, lessening, and even dispatching pain and illness is totally possible for each and every one of us. We are just that powerful!
Start today to allow yourself to let go of what no longer serves you, what holds you down and keeps you from advancing into the joyful, healthy life you deserve. All it takes is asking yourself what could be behind the pain. What energy have you allowed to become trapped in your aura that is now manifesting in your body? Be honest with yourself and then take a deep breath and let it go!