The Gift of Pain
Jason’s March Message
Without fear, you will not seek for love and without sickness you will not seek for health.
I do hope you are feeling strong, healthy and full of the joys of early spring as the month of March begins. But if by chance you are experiencing any kind of physical or emotional pain, I have some really good news for you.
As we awake and commit to a process of self-healing, we can learn to accept any pain that may rise up in us, because we know that this gives us a golden opportunity to heal ourselves on a deep level. Eventually, we can even give thanks to any pain that we experience. We really can begin to welcome pain as a reminder to dig deep to find a subconscious grievance, or stored fear, anger, hatred or guilt that we have buried in our subconsciousness.
So, as we advance on our unique awakening path, we learn to pause and ask our pain, ‘What is it you are trying to tell me? Yet we need to be careful not to indulge in our egoic victimhood when we are in pain, and remind ourselves that most of our personal pain is quite trivial compared to those caught in war zones, or those dying of cancer.
Of course, we instinctively want to tell any kind of pain to get lost. But what if all our pain is a gift that is designed to assist us to free ourselves once and for all from deep, life-destroying fear and guilt?
If we keep looking directly at a specific physical pain for example, we may find an underlying programme telling us that we deserve to be punished in some way or another. Alternatively, we may find a subconscious programme that is telling us to get sick in order to punish someone else whom we believe to have wronged us. Our true purpose for becoming sick or painful might be so that we can say to the person who ‘wronged’ us, ‘Look what you have done to me!’
Ironically, the pain that we hold in our system as a way of punishing others actually hurts us far more than it does them! As the Buddhists wisely teach, anger is a poison and so when we hold anger against someone we are actually poisoning ourselves.
The key to self-healing is to keep going within until we can dissolve all types of pain in the miraculous healing energy of love.
Pain itself has a low vibration and is therefore loveless; sickness of any kind is life-less. But if we learn to bathe our pain/sickness in Love Energy, pain can become a true healing gift to us. The energy of love is all powerful – much more powerful than our mind. When Love Energy is present, healing is so natural. So on all my courses and retreats I always aim to raise everyone’s consciousness up to the level of Love Energy.
Love itself has so much healing, higher wisdom in it. When we align with Love Energy, everything changes and then miracles of healing happen quite naturally, without us even thinking about them. On the other hand, if we just continue to suppress our pain, we will never learn the specific life lessons it is meant to teach us. Then, even if we get rid of one pain for a while, pain will tend to keep coming back in some form or other, until we are brave enough to face it head on to see what healing message it has for us.
All life lessons are, at heart, lessons in true forgiveness and letting go so that we can return home to love. But before you can transcend all human pain and suffering, you have to be very specific and look deeply into all your individual pains one by one.
Once you commit to healing a specific pain, all the universe will conspire to assist you. However, there is one law that the universe will never violate and that is your soul’s free will and choice. If you choose to suppress your pain, or to sit around moping and complaining bitterly about it, the universe always has to respect your choice. On the other hand, when you finally realise that any pain is a healing gift, the whole universe will assist you in the healing and letting-go process until you are finally free.
Please remember that the ultimate solution to all your problems lies within you, rather than in the world around you. If you are in any kind of pain, it is perfectly sensible to seek out physical or psychological remedies. You just need to be aware that conventional treatments for all kinds of pain are only dealing with the superficial symptoms, rather than the deeper causes of the pain. If we could solve human pain and suffering with medicines or conventional therapies of some kind, there would be no pain left in our world by now, and yet we are all as painful as ever.
However, before you can do any real deep self-healing, you will need to develop a range of skills, including the ability to connect your individual consciousness to the healing power of Love Energy and cultivate unshakeable trust in this higher power, until you reach a stage of miracle mindedness in which deep healing just has to happen. Of course, it is extremely challenging when any kind of severe physical, emotional or mental pain shoots up to your consciousness so that you can release it. But once you have gone through a genuine spiritual healing, you should experience a sense of deep, unshakeable peace and well-being, and then you will realise that all the pain you went through was a divine blessing in disguise.
Eventually, the more you connect to Love Energy and utilise it to heal or dissolve all of your stored pain, the more you will realise that true healing is not really about you at all. You are just one cell in a vast, collective human body. But when this one cell shines brightly, it benefits the whole of humanity. So, as you free yourself from your own pain and suffering, the whole of humanity automatically benefits. Just a few individuals in our world who are so healed that they dwell constantly in loving kindness, peace and joy really do make a difference to all of us.
So, I cannot emphasise enough how crucial it is that we all commit to raising our consciousness on a daily basis and then to using our connection to Love Energy to heal ourselves deeply for the ultimate benefit of the whole of humanity. Attaining a lasting state of wholeness and inner peace is never for you alone, it is for all souls. Moreover, as more and more individuals awake and then heal themselves, the awakening and healing paths will seem much easier to climb. So, as a pioneer on the healing path, you become a true blessing to the whole of humankind!
Light and Blessings,
©Jason Chan 2017