We Can Heal from Chronic Pain

September is Pain Awareness Month. Here is some light on chronic pain and how we can heal from it.

Do you experience ongoing or even intermittent pain that is physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual?

Do you experience your pain at least 15 days out of the month?

Has the pain you have been experiencing lasted more than 90 days?

If you answered “yes” to the three questions above, you are one of us – those who know chronic pain.

You are not alone!

Over 100 million people in the U.S. alone suffer with chronic pain across all socio-economic groups – young and old alike. My experience leads me to believe that many in recovery also suffer from chronic pain in one way, shape or form. You are not alone, even though this may be exactly the way you feel.

Only your body can heal itself

The human body is such a creation! The body holds an Intelligence within it that we can sense is there, yet Its power is so great as to be unknowable. It enables our body to perform a multitude of miraculous acts that keep us alive without us ever having to tell it to do a thing. It keeps our heart beating, digests food, and keeps us breathing. It organizes trillions of cells every second and helps our immune system to fight off invaders. The human brain takes in more information than we can even imagine and processes it without us having to know how it is done. That Intelligence that lives within your body.

Only your body can heal itself. Many people have forgotten this. Doctors can set bones, but they can’t heal them. Only your body can heal itself.

We also have free will and can stand in the way of our own healing. Eckhart Tolle teaches that the intensity of our pain is directly related to our level of resistance to what is showing up in the present moment. When you accept and welcome whatever shows up in the present moment, you immediately shift out of resistance and into such a sense of inner peace. It’s indescribable really, because it is an experiential shift.

Here it is in a nutshell –

Chronic pain is not a life sentence. We can heal from chronic pain.

No matter where you are, no matter what you’ve already gone through, no matter what you are going through right now – this is your starting point. I know the overwhelming feeling we experience in the midst of chronic pain. I encourage you to look at yourself with fresh eyes and open yourself to new possibilities. Begin to look at yourself in an entirely new way. Get deeply curious – your openness can have a huge impact on your body’s ability to heal.

The past does not equal the future. The past is unchangeable. The future is not here yet. We sit squarely in the here and now. This is where we effect action – and the here and now is where we access our body’s ability to heal.

Let’s work together to build a life beyond the grip of chronic pain

As I suffered with chronic pain, I created my own blocks and habits that seemed to serve me well in the moment, helping me to survive one trauma or another. Though one tactic may have worked well at one time, it did not necessarily serve me later. Yet, at the time, I knew no other way to live in the world. There were pivotal moments for me along my journey through chronic pain when doorways opened, guiding me to unleash the healing power lying deep inside of me. I began to recognize the unhealthy habits and blocks that I had built to cope with stress and replaced them with balanced, healthy ways.

What I offer at www.elizabeth-kipp.com is complementary to the healing work you are already doing or perhaps you are just beginning. I have learned quite a few lessons from my experience with chronic pain – many hard-earned ones. And through those lessons, I developed some well-honed tools to help process stress in healthy ways. I share them here with you.

Let’s end the overwhelm –

If you are ready to look at another perspective, one that can enhance the impact of the healing work you are already doing, let’s have an introductory complimentary conversation at http://bitly.com/MeetWithElizabeth

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