It can be that if we’re not aware of some aspect of our life, that it will likely show up in the body as body pain. Eckhart Tolle talked about the pain-body as an egoic entity that comprises all of our past pain and emotion. He says:
“The pain-body wants to survive, just like every other entity in existence, and it can only survive if it gets you to unconsciously identify with it. It can then rise up, take you over, “become you,” and live through you. It needs to get its “food” through you. It will feed on any experience that resonates with its own kind of energy, anything that creates further pain in whatever form: anger, destructiveness, hatred, grief, emotional drama, violence, and even illness. So the pain-body, when it has taken you over, will create a situation in your life that reflects back its own energy frequency for it to feed on. Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible.”
Our body, in that respect, is a reflection of our own consciousness. You will notice that when your awareness and consciousness begin to shift, that you body will also shift. For example, after yoga or dance, or any cathartic movement, you experience a release and sense of openness. With that openness you will notice how your body naturally begins to shift and reflect your inner state.
If you’re experiencing a lot of body pain or emotional upheaval, consider bodywork. Our bodies tend to store all our unprocessed emotions and stress. Energy healing, bodywork, hot Epsom salt baths can do wonders in shifting and releasing energy. My favorite hot bath includes: baking soda, Epsom salts and hydrogen peroxide. Soak in this for at least 20 minutes and you will feel the difference!
One of my favorite modalities of bodywork is called BGI, or “Bio-geometric Integration” (previously born from Network Spinal Analysis). It is a form of chiropractic care that uses a series of gentle touches to release tension from the body. It is very gentle and effective. I felt so passionate about sharing this form of body care that I asked to interview my chiropractor, Dr. Diane Babalas, to share more. BGI represents a paradigm shift in the way we view the body: a geometry and potentiality of power and creativity.
While healing modalities can enhance our sense of well-being, they are most effective when integrated with practice, inner-work and self-reflection. As the world awakens to higher consciousness and healing, I feel that subtle forms of bodycare will become more popular. Less is often more. What we can’t see can affect us. And if our body reflects our energy, then finding ways to take care of our body will be instrumental to our own healing and awakening.
“If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all.” ~ Erica Jong