People generally feel betrayed when their bodies “let them down”, by hurting, getting ill or tired, or not being able to perform some task. Where did we get the belief that our bodies should just keep ticking along, no matter what we ask of them?
We genuinely can’t control the future. We are often afraid because: Bad things have happened in the past, so we expect bad things to happen (and attract them). We don’t trust ourselves to deal with what occurs, good or bad. We either don’t know or doubt our ability to create abundance and safety
How much punishment do we need to inflict before we can forgive ourselves? How will we know when we can forgive ourselves? What would we need to do to be forgiven?
We can control how we feel about it and what we tell ourselves about it- which can relieve suffering. When you feel pain in your body, what does that tell you about yourself?
WHY ME? That question often brings disempowering answers, “because I’m not worthy”, “I’m bad”, “I’m a pain in the ass.” More empowered questions: what is my body trying to heal? what needs to heal?
A lot of us have something we focus on as holding us back. Something that limits our happiness, abundance, feelings of self-worth, and connections to others. Having something big and obvious to direct most of our pain at is one way of coping. It does “protect” us from other issues.
I need to be fixed to be ok around people… I feel clueless on how to act… I disconnect from people… I have to quit smoking to be around people… If I’m not good enough, they might leave… I need to fix my weight!