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  • Writer's pictureS. Rae

Doing What Needs to be Done

Every morning people wake up and do what needs to be done. Getting the kids off to school, getting ready for work, doing morning chores, doing what needs to be done to get the day started is what needs to be done.

When you have chronic health issues, sometimes those routines can be challenging. You don’t want your health issues to interfere with your family’s day, so you do what needs to be done.

Health issues may not be as they seem. Getting in touch with your inner self, your inner guidance, and putting faith in your spiritual family, can lead you to healing the hurt that brings about the pain you feel in your daily life.

I find it requires patience and love to allow myself time to care for myself. A decade ago, I would pop medication to relieve the chronic pain from birth defects to do what needed to be done. Today I still have those options, but I have chosen a different path to help heal my mind, body, and spirit.

I use supplements, meditation, exercise, smoothies, teas, a good diet, and work with my doctors, to help relieve my painful issues. I may have a deformed spine, a deformed heart, and chronic intestinal issues, but I am not my deformed spine, nor my deformed heart, or my chronic intestinal issues, I exist outside them.

When I focus on healing myself, whether it is physical pain, emotional pain, mental anguish, or environmental heartaches, I focus on how I feel inside. I focus on how my body feels, what my thoughts are about how I feel. Am I allowing the ego to tell me what needs to be done, or am I listening to my body, mind, and spirit and doing what needs to be done?

I have found when I acknowledge the pain, then explore the pain, as opposed to fearing the pain, the pain subsides. Example: When my back hurts, I go into the pain, I take steps to reduce the pain by applying ice or heat. I meditate on the pain, I face the pain in the meditation, and before I know it, the pain is relieved, not gone, because I will probably always have the birth defects that cause the pain, but I have overcome the pain by addressing the pain, even if only for a moment.

When you have chronic issues, the ego will try to talk you into having something worse than what you actually have. Ego is always fear, so when you’ve had chronic abdominal pain your whole life, chances are you don’t have stomach cancer, though the ego would like you to think you do.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the ego worked with you, to help you sort through life’s challenges, instead of filling your head with fears? But that is not the way the ego works. Reconditioning the ego so it can be an ally, takes constant talking to, befriending, and working with the ego.

I have also used mantras to help control pain. I have literally said mantras for hours until I have a physical break from the pain. I have done this more than once and have lived in pure bliss for up to 4 days without interruption. Basically, raising the vibration of my body above the physical pain.

This is how I know there is more out there than meets the eye. I have felt the love and touch of God, His angels, and my guides, and in that place, there is no pain, no anguish, no loss, no fear, only love, healing and support.

Thanks to the help of my spiritual family, I have no fear of what may come, because I know what does come next is what is supposed to be done.

Carpe Diem pain free searchers.

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