When back pain strikes it can be debilitating for the homesteader. Understanding the two sides of back pain can be helpful when the pain is not the result of a direct injury.
I have discovered that pain experienced in your body can originate from a physical injury or can be emotional. Pain deriving from an injury is more widely understood and accepted.
Physical pain is usually straightforward unless the pain is resurfacing from a long since forgotten injury.
Emotional pain, on the other hand, is harder to grasp because it has been pushed under the rug and considered taboo. Both types of pain are real and deserve equal amounts of attention.
Both types of pain create energy blocks within your body. When the natural flow of inner energy is blocked, pain is usually the first clue you will receive that something isn’t right and needs adjusting. Many times though, pain is often ignored.
Or pain can be mistaken as a disease condition based on the location of the pain you are experiencing.
WHEN BACK PAIN IS EMOTIONAL
What should you do the next time you are faced with emotional pain? From my experience, acknowledging and then accepting the pain from where you are right now is the best start. This allows for a clear space between you and your pain. I have even found the pain disappear completely just by doing this.
When back pain returns
If however, your back pain returns, then you need to go deeper. And this pain doesn’t necessarily have to be affecting your back. It could be affecting a different location in your body.
First, look at your present day life; is there something that is troublesome to you? Has something or someone been plaguing your mind a lot? Are you holding onto something afraid or unwilling to let go?
Connecting those dots to find the true cause for the pain in the first place can be very hard or near impossible. It certainly isn’t easy but having a deeper understanding of how emotional pain works is the first tool in your arsenal.
Let’s look at back pain for example which many people have had some type of experience with. The back generally speaking is all about support or feeling supported. Each time you move it is felt in your back.
In Messages of the Body, Narayan-Singh states “feeling overloaded can be felt in the lower back when emotional support, financial sustenance and physical subsistence and sense of security are taxed.” Inner harmony is disrupted creating energy blockages within the body experienced through pain in the lower back when you require more support and nurturing in your life.
Narayan-Singh continues to point out that maybe you have experienced a lack of connection which is creating anxiety as you suppress your true feeling. You could also feel like running away from all of your troubles.
This makes me think of my own lower back pain. It always seemed to begin when I was getting out of bed in the morning. So I began with the obvious; I must have gotten out of bed wrong.
The pain was so intense that I could no longer sit in my desk chair opting for a stool instead. At times, my low back would spasm or jolt as though I was being stabbed and electrocuted at the same time. I received some relief from applying heat but only temporary. The pain continued for days as I tried to connect the dots in my life.
When the back pain leaves
Be extremely aware of when the pain leaves your body. So often, you only remember when the pain is, well painful. Then when it leaves, the pain is all but forgotten. Root cause and associated symptoms are eliminated when conflict is swiftly resolved.
Then one day out of no-where I was totally pain free. I didn’t recall doing anything. It was amazing; debilitating one minute and gone the next. Sadly, it wasn’t forever at least yet. What this did do for me was allow the opportunity to see more deeply into my situation especially once the pain again returned. This revealed that a particular person in my life who was very pushy and self centered was in my back and the root cause of my energy blockage.
Acknowledging that I had an emotional blockage in my lower back and accepting it initially stopped the pain. Once the pain returned I was able to connect the pain to a particular person since my pain coincided with the day that person was coming to my house for a visit. A lack of connection with this person because of her personality created anxiety within me and the suppression of my true feelings. Once I was able to become very clear on what was happening and what was triggering it, I could then step back and let it go.
How did I do this you may ask? I will start by saying that it took me several times of going through this cycle to actually be successful with it. There is the acknowledgment and accepting the pain. Then there are the dots that you have to figure out and connect. And last, bringing all the pieces together into one cohesive package to reveal what the root of your pain really is. It is now that you let go and set yourself free.
For me, I was able to let go or detach from the relationship by taking control of ME. I did not allow someone else to make me feel uncomfortable. I had the understanding that how she was brought up was different than my upbringing but not necessarily wrong and I was okay with it. Being okay with it all, gave me the freedom I was seeking and as a result the pain left.
Susan is a Healthy Lifestyle Specialist using sequential treatment and advanced homeopathy in her practice. She received her diploma from the Hahnemann College of Heilkunst in Ottawa, Canada. Susan has a passion for helping those that come into her life, understand the importance of the relationship between their thoughts and their health. She enjoys living in the country with her family, two dogs and six chickens and all that country life has to offer.
This has been my experience and is offered here for educational purposes only and is not intended as a replacement for conventional medical care.