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Ways You Can Be of Service
Healing the Pain
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Our lives should be filled with joy, right?
It's our spiritual heritage, right? So why then is there so much
pain and suffering in the world? And what, if anything, can we do
about it? Are we just supposed to suffer or can we heal our own
pain and that of others? If so, how? Is there a purpose to pain?
Why does it feel so deep?
These are a few of the questions we give
thought to in this issue of The Spiritual Path. Certainly
we do not have all the answers, but we do our best to provide
thoughtful answers without negating the pain and suffering of
grief and loss, of lack or illness, or the heartbreak of every
evening's news headlines.
Phillip, my spirit guide, in his wisdom tells
us that pain is a privilege that is born of the ability to love.
To learn more of what he says, be sure to read "Phillip's
Wisdom." For tools you can use to heal your life so you can
help to heal the world, read "Ways You Can Be of
Service." To help you understand why the pain is so deep and
why it's so important for each of us to heal and how doing so
helps our entire world, read "Healing the Pain."
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Suffering is a
privilege that is born of the ability to love. Without a capacity
to love, there is no pain in the loss. This then is what is to be
remembered: Love opens the heart and allows you to be vulnerable.
The great joy of the human experience is loving fully, your life
being fed by the very act of loving. Would you then trade even a
moment of that loving for the pain of its loss? Of course not.
This is the human way -- to experience the full spectrum of
emotion with glad tidings and without judgment, but for the sheet
joy of the experience itself.
Suffering is equal to lack, the missing of someone or something
in your life. The healing of suffering is to no longer experience
the lack. This is not always easily accomplished but must be dealt
with to avoid living in the hollow of the lack rather than the
fullness of gratitude for the experience.
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Ways You Can Be of Service
This column is devoted to ways you can serve
your life and the world.
Never do we want to stuff pain, thinking it will go away if we
refuse to acknowledge it. When we refuse to deal with our pain in
a healthy way, it only hurts us more. When we close our hearts to
allow the pain to pass through, we also close our hearts to love
Neither do we want to negate our pain or that of others. Pain is
part of the human experience that none of us are immune to. What
we do need though are ways to deal with our pain when it seems to
overwhelm us. These following seven suggestions are to help you
work through pain, grief, anxiety, anger, depression, fear -- any
suffering that takes you away from love and the joy of life.
It is important that you heal -- for your sake and for that of
others. To learn more about this statement, read "Healing
Breathe: Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to use the
breath to relax by thinking "relax" when we breathe in
and "let go" when we breathe out. We can modify this by
thinking, "I breathe in "love," I breathe out
depression/anger/grief/anxiety/fear and so on. Soon our
consciousness mind relaxes, and we hear ourselves saying, "I
breathe in love and I breathe out love." Then we just relax,
thinking ceases, and we leave the place of pain.
Guided Meditations: Keep a
favorite guided meditation near, so when you feel overwhelmed,
you can relax into its calmness. There are several on the market
that you can purchase including a half dozen on my website (with
20 plus titles ready to be added soon), or there is a free
download in February's The Spiritual Path. Back issues are
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Journaling: Begin with
writing down why you are in pain. Go ahead and blame everyone you
want, including yourself, and then move past the blame and start
mining the gifts, which are often hidden in the lessons we must
learn in life. Write about why you are in this situation and what
it brings to your life. Write about what pattern, if any, is at
play here and what you need to do to change the pattern. Write
until you have reached a place of calm understanding. Write about
your loss until you go beyond the pain and reach a place of
gratitude and joy.
Call a friend: Especially
when we are experiencing grief, we must have a support group to
which we can turn during those awful times of our deepest
grieving. We don't need a friend to fix it. Grief cannot be
fixed. We do need a friend to just be there, because the human
heart, when broken, must be tenderly held in love until we can
mend it back together.
Prayer: The words
spoken silently or aloud are never as important as the emotion of
the prayer. We may simply say, "help." That is enough.
Once you say a prayer, become the high witness and watch yourself
as you go through the experience. Keep in mind that you are the
one having the experience; you are not the experience. If you are
the one having the experience (and not the experience itself),
you can at any time choose a different experience.
Sob: Sometimes we need to
just let the tears flow without reservation until we are spent.
Rest and sleep are helpful at this point.
scream: This scream is one
long scream from the toes up to the top of the head and beyond that
shakes and shatters every cell of our body. It begins from the
deepest pain in our heart and moves in and through our entire
being until we are spent. This releases the pain from our bodies,
which begins the healing process. Laughter or tears of release
often follow this scream.
This scream should not be done by people
with high blood pressure or other medical conditions. You should
never, ever scream until you feel dizzy or faint. That is not the
purpose of the primal scream. Do not practice primal screams in
the near proximately of people unless you first let them know
what you are doing. This scream is so powerful that you will
scare others into thinking you are in danger.
Healing the Pain
We are both human and spiritual beings. The
spiritual part of who we are lives in joy; the human part of us
experiences the joy . . . but to experience the joy, we also take
on the experience of a whole set of human emotions, some of which
we judge painful. We just down right hurt and we don't like it.
Whether the suffering comes from grief, an illness,
disappointments, or a myriad of painful experiences, we hurt and
we hurt deeply and sometimes we can't understand why the pain
doesn't seem to lift.
It is because we are healing on multiple
levels and because as we heal we are helping to heal and evolve
the world. This is big stuff. I mean BIG stuff.
Let's start with the multiple levels. On the
first level, we all have childhood issues, some of which are horrendous;
some of which come from that which we understood as a child, but
when revisited as an adult, we can see through different eyes;
some of which hurt us as children because we were so innocent and
unable to protect ourselves, but all of which we -- as a soul
agreed to take on, which brings us to the next level.
At this level, we visit the soul line. This
is every life experience we have had so far and are yet to have,
all of which can be healed and rewritten. In our travels through
our multiple lives, we have had experiences where we have been
harmed or have caused harm to others. Either way, we -- as a soul
-- may have chosen in this life to heal the harm by experiencing
it for the understanding of it or because we were unable to heal
it in other life experiences and are now taking it on again for
The next level is the healing of ancestral
wounds. We carry within us the genes of our parents and their
parents and the parents of their parents, and so on. We are the
collective DNA pattern of all of our ancestors going back to the
beginning of time . . . including the ancestral patterns of all
our ancestors throughout all our lives experienced by our soul.
My heritage in this life is Celtic, Irish and
Scot-Irish, and Delaware Indian. The ancestral healing is that of
betrayal. I have seen this played out in my life. Looking at my
life from my soul's story, I understand why I chose my family. My
father abandoned our family when I was two and my brother only a
couple years older. Although I lived with my mother part time and
full time when I was older, I lived much of my early childhood
with my grandparents while my brother lived with our mother. My
human self has struggled with abandonment issues while my
spiritual self understands the healing that is taking place as I
continue the healing on the human level.
As I heal these abandonment issues from my
childhood and grow to understand they were chosen by me as a soul
so that I might help to heal my ancestral patterns of betrayal, I
am able to release any suffering that has come about because of
feeling abandoned or betrayed. At the same time as I heal my pain
that the little girl Diana suffered, that the young woman Diana
suffered, that I suffered, I am also helping to heal all women
and men who have felt abandoned and betrayed.
How can this be? We are all connected. Go
back to the ancestral healing, all the way back. If we trace our
DNA, which science is now able to do, we find amazing connections
among people. As science advances, we may find that we all come
from a common genetic ancestry. But that's only one way we are
all connected. We are also connected in the Divine Energy, that
which all is made of. Whether we call ourselves light beings, God
seeds, or spiritual beings, we are all part of the Divine Energy,
which brings us to the importance of being aware of how we live
Think of your brain. Now think of a thought
as being a streak of energy, like a lightening shooting across
the sky. Every time you have a thought, this streak of energy
shoots across your brain. After a while, your brain has grooves
worn into it from the same type of thoughts, which have formed a
thought pattern. Once a though pattern is set, it is harder to
change because every time you are in a trigger situation, your
thoughts automatically run toward those grooves. These thought
pattern grooves are from experiences in this life and from your
ancestral lineage. But is doesn't stop here.
We also carry the DNA of our gender and of
our nationality. Again, if we look at our lives from our human
viewpoint, we feel the pain of gender issues and
societal-regulated roles. Seeing these issues from a soul
perspective, we are able to understand our role in the healing.
One of the greatest examples in our lives today is that of Malala
Yousafza, the 14-year old girl in Pakistan who was shot by the
Taliban when she was walking home from school because she had
dared to speak out and act for the rights of girls to be
educated. As a human, her suffering is unimaginable, as is that
of her family. As a spiritual being, she may understand she is
helping to heal and evolve the need for education for females in
this part of our world.
We are all on this planet with a soul mission
to heal and evolve our lives and in doing so we heal and evolve
our world. We heal by changing our patterns, at times one breath
and one step at a time. This is not easy work we do, but it is
what we have come here to do. It is the work that takes us to
The patterns of pain go deeper than our
individual lives, but we experience the suffering in our human
lives by our involvements and our direct relationship to the
patterns. Because of the depth of the pain and the depth of the
pattern, healing takes time and work. Indeed it is the work of
our lives, and although often challenging, it need not be
unbearable. Certainly some pain is more difficult to heal than
others. We can heal fairly rapidly from the loss of a job, but
not from the excruciatingly painful loss of a child. Yet even
with this unthinkable grief weighing heavy on a parent's
shoulders, many have used the grief to reach out to help others.
This is the healing. As we heal, we can then
reach out to help heal others. We cannot heal the other, but we
can provide tools for the other to use, a shoulder to lean on and
a hand to hold, and an understanding of the other's suffering
from one who has been there. We may not always understand our
pain or the suffering of the world. We may never do anything we
think is helping to evolve the world, and yet every time -- every
time -- we exchange a moment of pain for a moment of joy, we are
changing the old patterns and healing the suffering by evolving
our world one breath, one step, one thought at a time.
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Love & Blessings,
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