EP 15: Working with Pain – Mindfulness Strategies

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#15 | June 15, 2021

Mindfulness Meditation to support releasing pain and discomfort

Working with Pain – Summary of Mindfulness Strategies: “At one time or another, we will all want to learn how to use our meditation practice to work with pain. There is no literal, paint-by-numbers prescription for relating to pain; however, there are several important teachings and skillful awareness practices to consider when working with pain and unpleasant sensations.” Tara Brach

Pain may happen; suffering is optional.

 Anything we bring awareness to deepens our presence and freedom. Because pain may happen and be a frequent visitor, yet the intention to let this be a gateway to awakening can powerfully energize your path.

 Relating to pain with curiosity and kindness directly transforms your experience into a pathway of freedom.

 When we resist pain – by physical tensing, emotional reactivity, mental judgement or behavioral avoidance – our identity, becomes linked with it. We are the victim of pain. Pain is the enemy. Resisting turns unpleasantness into suffering. This is sometimes presented as an equation: Pain x Resistance = Suffering.

 Awareness, meditation and energy healing are the antidotes to suffering. By purposefully bringing a kind and mindful attention to pain and the resistance to pain, the identification that creates suffering is dissolved, cleared, released and you can uplift to a higher energy frequency.

In this episode of Inspiring You, this Mindfulness Meditation will bring a range of strategies for finding balance and presence in the midst of challenging sensations. Through this, practice you will learn:

  • How to become Mindful of Sensation: Rather than the term pain, consider your experience as an unpleasant constellation of sensations
  • How to become Mindful of Attitude: How are you relating to pain? Is there a receptive presence? Is there interest and kindness? By checking the attitude weather, this can increase presence, space and freedom in responding to the unpleasantness to allow release and shift to higher energy frequency.
  • Take it Moment to Moment
  • Resourcing:Resourcing is simply moving one’s attention away from the strong sensation to a pleasant or neutral area in the body, to something pleasant or neutral that is external to the body, or to an image, message, or memory that gives a sense of ease and safety. This aids the sympathetic nervous system in helping the body to relax and, in a deep way, we realize that what we are is larger – the ocean – and pain is waves.
  • Titrating and Pendulating:Titrating, when working with physical or emotional pain, means contacting just a little of the felt-intensity at a time. This allows you to include and integrate the experience in a stable, mindful way.

I want you to come here to Inspiring You and have the freedom to express where you are at, what you are in need of, hope for and open to learn about new tools and try some well-tested one’s. I want this to be a place where you can know that even in your darkest moments, there is grace and light. Even in the most uncomfortable situations, there is a divine opportunity for personal growth for it is all happening for you and through you, for you highest good.

Begin to be a Master of your Light, Groundedness, Alignment and Connection. Become the master of managing your energy. Become the Healer of your own life.

Press play and have the belief to always expect miracles for the highest good.

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