How mental pain creates physical pain


How many times have you wondered, “Why do I hurt?”  Pain is created in so many ways, but they are all a manifestation of something which you have experienced mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually.  When it comes down to it, your body is a product of all of these influences.

Now, some pains come from sources we absolutely understand.  If you just spent an afternoon chopping wood and your normal routine is sitting on your rump, you probably hurt in places you forgot you had!  Your muscles are used to the patterns you lay down for them, day after day, and they respond to those routines.  The grow and stretch to allow for the daily use you give them.  Unfortunately, if your daily use isn’t very much, that’s all they’re used to moving and stretching and they can get quite irritated when you want to suddenly change their world!  In fact, I have watched many clients alleviate pain and discomfort simply by stretching and reminding themselves of their range of motion.   When you stop moving you may begin to feel trapped.  Simply moving and consciously being aware of a huge range of motion can reverse the trapped, helpless and cringing mindset which can bring on the pain.

Sometimes pain is less straightforward.  If you have ever been deeply distressed, grieving or depressed, then you probably have experienced a deep, body ache.  The important thing to remember during these times is to approach yourself with compassion and gentleness, but also with clarity.  What is hurting, specifically?  Don’t just let yourself get away with vaguely hurting all over.  It is easy to blow yourself off and just wallow in the pain, but it won’t get you anywhere except into more pain.  Your body is trying to tell you something.  Tension happens when coping mechanisms are being used.  Pain happens when coping mechanisms are being overwhelmed.  It may help you to process what you are going through by getting specific.  Don’t overwhelm yourself.  This is not about listing every symptom and scare yourself into believing you’re dying!!  It’s more about the idea that you can create space for yourself, in loving compassion, even in times of great sadness or conflict.

Chronic pain often follows a similar pattern.  You need to seek clarity and balance in situations like this.  What emotions are you feeling when you think about your chronic pain?  What situations seem to cause it to flare up?  Now, before your get overwhelmed, start asking yourself about the other end of the spectrum.  Do you remember a time when you didn’t notice that you hurt?  What were you doing?  What were you feeling?  It’s easy to get sucked in by the negativity of chronic pain.  You may even feel like you’re drowning in your own pain, confusion and distress.  Take it a step at a time.  Consciously create a positive moment where you know exactly what is going on and what you are doing about it.  It can be something as simple as picking up a glass of water or some other action which you don’t think will hurt.  Consciously ask yourself, “Does this hurt?”  If it doesn’t, celebrate!  You did something that didn’t hurt.  Congratulations!  Build more of those memories, so that when your mind tries to take you down the sad walk of how you always hurt, you’ll have an argument to disprove it.

Everyone is unique and so your pain is going to be unique to you.  There are solutions.  There is a path to health, but you have to be willing to explore your self in order to find the steps.

I hope this has helped you understand a little bit more about the link between mental and physical pain and what you can do to overcome it.  Want more information?  Schedule an initial consultation today with Master Healer Meade Neumann and become a conscious creator of your own health!

Healing for Empaths Class on 1/26/18!

This Saturday, January 26, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm I will be holding a class at the Asheville Raven and Crone Store. 555 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, 28804. Cost is only $20/person for the 2 hour class.
Are you drawn to help heal yourself and others? Are you sensitive to the emotions around you? Do you sometimes find yourself walking away from a situation either feeling drained or maybe as if you are carrying what the other person was feeling? Do you help work on someone’s knee pain and then feel it in your own body? These are all signs that you are a very special person, one with the gift of Empathy. As a trained Empath, I know that life can become extremely overwhelming if you don’t have the tools to control this gift!
This class is designed for people of all skill levels. You may be trained and just want to see if there’s a bit of new perspective or a new tool. You may have just figured out that there’s a label for what you do. No matter where you land on the spectrum of understanding and experience, I hope you will find value and delight in this class. As each class differs depending on the attendees, I can not truly describe each class. I can give a few insights. This is a class designed to help open you up to your strengths and your weaknesses. It is designed to give you tools, techniques and perspectives which will better allow you to do what you were already drawn to do without harming yourself. Empaths have some specific weaknesses which can make it harder to handle the very traumas and emotionally turbulent situations which we are often drawn into.
Healing is an art that dates back thousands of years. Every culture in the world has a form of it. Some of those modalities have survived to this day, and others have not. I am Master Healer Meade Neumann. I am a Master of the Greenlief tradition, a Norse modality which predates the concept of DNA but still embraced the idea that every living thing held an innate understanding of what it was supposed to look at and how it was supposed to function. This understanding went deep into the core of everything and has allowed a wonderful ability to incorporate our last couple of hundred years worth of science, medicine, physics and all such developments.
Let me share my insight and my unique perspective to help you find new strength and new confidence for your own tasks.
If you want to preregister for the class, feel free to send me an email, pm me on facebook (RenewedSpirit) or contact me by phone.
(828) 489-4222
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