Handling pain is difficult and involves a lot of patience. With time, handling pain can get easier, but even the best pain-handlers need some way to get through excruciating pain that may be caused by illness or injury. You need to know that you’ll be able to handle the excruciating pain eventually, but you’ll need to stay strong and remain patient until you do.
There are 4 realms in which pain and suffering can happen -Physical realm, Emotional realm, Mental realm and Spiritual realm. In other words, there is some kind of energy blockages in any one or more of these realms and these blockages can be removed by following a daily routine of simple exercises.
When I was recovering from surgeries during my car accident 25 years ago, I felt very frustrated, sad and depressed. I was not able to do my daily routine and felt like a victim. At one point I gave up and thought that I have to live with this pain and that is life works. I did not know how to manage pain. Over the years I learned how to and felt control over my body, pain and suffering. My energy shifted and so did the perspective to handle the pain. I had severe injuries specially in the legs and have no cartilages in my left ankle and joint injuries, so the pain comes and goes, but now it makes a huge difference since I learned how to handle it in a positive way.
Every individual has a specific way to handle and overcome pain in their life. Some are destructive ways like- depending on heavy drugs and medications, not doing required therapy, just living with the pain as if it is a normal way to live, feeling like a victim, and some are constructive ways to deal with pain.
Here are 7 constructive ways to handle pain-
1 Sit down, be quiet, sit up straight and clear your mind. Make sure your body is very relaxed.
2 Breathe deeply. Relax your shoulders, neck and your muscles and notice your breath as you inhale and exhale. Take slow deep breaths.
3 Become focused by visualizing something that usually keeps you focused. It could be your favorite food, the feeling of a soft and fuzzy blanket or a place that quiets your soul. Anything that will keep your mind off the pain. Think about the feeling, the smell, the taste (if applicable) and the sounds of this object or place. Focus on what it looks like. Use all your senses to “innerly describe” your focus point, while distracting yourself from the pain.
4 Think about what you care about most. Focus on that, imagine it, and Visualize it. Do this for about 10 minutes or until you feel you are ready.
5 Use your source of pain slowly. Start off lightly and recognize the sensation of pain. Now imagine yourself in a room. A special place where no one or nothing that you don’t want can get in. Imagine that the thing or person you care about is in the room with you. Focus on that thing/person and recognize the pain, but don’t give into it. Feel it like you were not in your own body. Put your mind and body in separate places.
6 Another way that works in conjunction with this is by channeling your energy. To begin, you should meditate. Visualize your body as a translucent 3D figure. You can visualize your energy. Try using thousands of white dots to represent your energy or qi. Now visualize a strength. It isn’t contained in your translucent figure but it flows through you. Now take your energy and focus it on the spot of your pain and force the strength to the same spot. Visualize as well as actually forcing the qi and strength to that spot. Imagine even another force that forms a protective bubble around that spot. Nothing can go through it.
7 Practice each of these techniques separately for several times until you feel you can use them together.
Practice Practice and Practice