Have you ever had someone ask you not to hurt yourself? You may have the best of intentions and yet somehow it often happens. A misstep, a slip, or even just misjudging where the edge of something is suddenly rearranges the priorities of your day. Hopefully, it’s a momentary event, mixed more with surprise than actual pain. My work involves understanding how we attract those situations to us, and how we evaluate pain vs harm.
Perhaps, it would be best to define pain and harm first. What are they? Pain, literally, is a sensation your body uses to inform you that there is actual or potential for damage to the tissues of your body. That means, your body will actually sometimes scare you into not doing something because it’s afraid you might hurt yourself! If you’ve ever been stretching and encountered pain unexpectedly, you may have experienced this. Harm, then is when damage actually occurs. Harm, also, is an inference to negativity vs positive, damage vs healing. In other words, it may hurt to tear off a scab but if it allows the infection beneath to be cleansed then it likely has not been harmful. If, on the other hand, you twist your own arm behind your back just to see how much pain you can handle, you are actually harming yourself.
Unfortunately, most of your life isn’t spent in such straightforward situations. As a human, you have both a conscious and a subconscious mind. Your consciousness only has a tiny amount of control over the energy exuded by you as an entity. This is why I often remind people that the Universe is never not listening. It hears you when you think about not wanting to harm yourself, but it also hears you when you think about your likes, your dislikes, your worries, your concerns and every other thought.
What it comes down to, then, is understanding that you are always attracting to you the reality which you best understand. For individuals who have suffered tremendously, they understand on a very conscious level, issues of safety and security that penetrate all the way to their core. It has never failed to amaze me how we can end up twisted in knots (physically, mentally and even spiritually) simply trying to avoid pain. You can literally harm yourself avoiding pain.
There is a wonderful side of this equation, then. As a Healer, I get to work with the most amazing people. Together, we delve into the pains, the lives and the experiences and we find the patterns of choice, of mindset and even of illness. In understanding you find possibility to do things in ways that heal instead of harm. In awareness you find the choice of action. In opening up to yourself, you are given the ability to become the greatest possibilities of being yourself.
I hope this gives you a moment of thought. No matter what your situation, there is always a place to begin or enhance your healing. I would be honored to work with you!
Master Healer Meade Neumann