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The Language of Pain

Q. Does pain serve a purpose?

A. Pain is one of the protective mechanisms of the body and can alert us to recognizing areas in our life that are out of balance when symptoms manifest. It can alert us to an area of our body that we need to pay attention to; its messages can be physical or symbolic in nature. If we are playing tennis for example, and our wrist begins to hurt, we may then know it is time to stop playing before we incur an injury. The joints indicate how flexible we are both physically and in other ways.

The following list of body parts and symptoms will assist us in recognizing the areas of our lives that are out of balance when symptoms manifest.

General Areas and Systems of the Body

Breath indicates our ability to express ourselves in life. If we don’t express ourselves, it is as though someone has placed a boulder on our chest and we cannot fully breathe. Frequently, people place the boulder on themselves.

The breath is expressing our life-force, so asthma patients have life force problems. Often they were stifled from expressing as children. Babies and toddlers know the big picture of who they are, so they may experience tremendous frustration over being trapped in a physical body, unable to express the glory of their true identity. It is helpful to assist children to find safe avenues to explore their gifts and talents. When the life force becomes suppressed, the exhaling process becomes difficult, as is the case with asthma.

The fluids of our body have to do with emotions. Blood, in particular, is the equivalent of love. The ability to love is very important. If we deliberately withhold love we find constriction in our arteries.

Hardened arteries mean hardened emotions and condition of love.

The heart has to do with giving love. Drawing love from the limitless supply of the universe, it should flow out through our heart. If we close our heart because of fear or from not being fully present in our body, then we begin to give energy from our life-force center. This depletes us.

In order to insulate ourselves from this drain of energy, a layer of fat could build up around the solar plexus (stomach area). Lightworkers frequently have this layer of fat as an attempt to protect their energy source. People who suffered childhood abuse may use fat to insulate themselves from other people. It is important to live fully in the body. Many people have suffered childhood sexual abuse and learned to leave the body when things got unpleasant. If we don’t stay in the body and feel, then the heart center remains closed and we cannot fulfill our highest calling on this planet.

Soft tissues and ligaments reflect attitudes. Is our attitude positive? Do we frequently complain? The joints have to do with how flexible we are. The soft tissues control the joints, so they are affected too. For example, in the past, prior to a seminar I would receive the topic but no specific information on the forthcoming lecture. As a result, my knee joints hurt because I wasn’t flexible enough to trust that I would receive the information at the appropriate time.

The skin reflects how we interface with the world. When the skin is irritated, it is because we perceive the world as abrasive or hostile. If a boil develops, that means a specific area of our life is like a sore.

Bones indicate what we inherited from our parents and ancestors, or what we received from genetic memory and early social conditioning.

If an ailment occurs on the front of the body, that means we are aware of the issue but we haven’t dealt with it yet. If the ailment is on the back of the body, we are trying to put it behind us, or we aren’t aware of it yet. If it is on the left side of the body, it has to do with our feminine aspects, or with female relationships in our life. Problems on the right side of the body reflect the masculine part of ourselves, or our masculine relationships.

A virus is the result of being invaded – our boundaries have broken down. The first and foremost sacred space for us is our body and we honor ourselves by establishing healthy boundaries and maintaining it. Viruses, bacteria and fungus invade when our sub-personalities aren’t healthy, happy, whole and functioning. Fungus tends to come when we have abandoned ourselves, bacteria invades when deliberate hostile influences are entering our boundaries and viruses are the result of others being allowed to use and abuse us.

Excerpt from Handbook for Healers.

The Nature of Pain

We share an excerpt below from Almine’s upcoming book on the Lemurian Angels, regarding the nature of pain.

The negative emotions, when suppressed go inwards into inner space, rather than going away.  The answer is to remove their distortion by evolving them to a higher purpose. Pain is the desire to change but when pain is seen as a guidance system, rather than an unwelcome tyrant, its nature changes to pressure. It becomes a pressured directive to change directions. The more the pressure, the more the momentum of the change.  Our resistance is an invitation for it to increase.

Learn about The Language of Pain on our post of April 1 on this website and in these books by Almine (click on the links) A Life of Miracles (the inside story about Almine’s life of mastery and mystery) and Handbook for Healers (Almine’s most recent book for all interested in health and rejuvenation).

lifeofmiracles_largeFor an overview of all books by Almine, visit our webstore here – most books are available in paper and digital/ebook version.

The Experience of Pain and Sensitivity

Is there a reason that lightworkers are so sensitive to everything?

Q. Why are lightworkers so sensitive to everything, instead of not being immune to everything? Why can’t we eat anything we want? Why is it set this way if we are fluid?

A. We really do not properly understand disease and discomfort. It is not just something to fight against, but something to cooperate with. Pain* is felt differently as one moves into higher stages of evolution – something my 13-year old often questions me about. When she bumps her head, it doesn’t hurt, it is just felt as pressure. If we assume that pain must be felt the old way, it still will be. It is there to prompt us to what areas of life we need to express and what insights we need to see.There is however the knowledge needed that once we have seen it, it’s no longer necessary for the symptoms to persist. We do not need to feel them in the acutely uncomfortable way that we used to.

So the bottom line is, disease and pain, as far as I know, do not go away as long as we retain some form of physicality. Without physicality, many of the pleasures of life are not there, and the ability of certain perceptual functions ceases to exist as well. It simply becomes like a changing chord in the music that prompts the dancer to move in a different way.

*See the “Language of Pain” in Handbook for Healers on our SJ webstore.