We tune into the journey of our lives more and more and make the “get there” less of a focus. Everything we want is to feel good now, feel better now, following that leads us to a satisfying process of living.
As we employ this focus on each moment, we will flow through the “not preferred” times with more ease. A story from Gwendoline below illustrates the point—a personal injury blip, where she slowed down to move through with more ease.
Gwendoline and a male friend were moving boxes and other materials out of one house to another. Up and down the stairs the two carried box load after box load.
This time the exercise was only going to involve two trips with the car full. When the process was nearly complete, Gwen stepped out the door onto the front porch and felt stabbing pain. Oops, her foot had landed at the edge of a thick straw doormat, half on the mat and half off. Her ankle took a serious twist.
Injury and Immediate Response
Y–ouch! Trained in energy healing, our star immediately sat to hold her ankle in certain hand holds for a while. Mostly for what remained of this transfer project, this dear woman sat it out while her friend did most of the hauling out and then into the other dwelling.
In the afternoon the pain spiked, she applied essential oils, other natural remedies, used some ice, received an energy healing treatment.
Attuned to her inner environment, G acknowledged her fear–this injury frightened her as well as hurt. This heroine lives alone and wants to be self sufficient.
Soothing That Evening
During the course of the evening Gwendoline experienced heightened pain and feelings of fear spiked. Alone, she cried for a couple of minutes and felt relief.
How could G soothe herself? Gwen told herself this would pass. She had friends. Her faith in Forces of Good held strongly. In this moment she enjoyed affirming that her movement was independent, if slower than preferred.
Experimenting with different ways to align her body, she reduced the pain in movement. She distracted herself with activities she enjoyed. Focusing on things to appreciate, G she noticed the fear easing. By bedtime she felt balanced.
Taking one step at a time, it came to her to cancel her activities for the next day. She made no decisions related to further out.
Happy Story: The following morning she woke and she could walk easily. No pain from her foot– she could move erect and normally.
Over the years this persistent woman had learned that “going with the flow” meant taking it easily to recover. From other injuries, she realized that loving herself meant slowing down and not pushing through– at least for a bit. :)
Two days later, she had little remnants of her twisted ankle. Certain positions produced a bit of a twinge of sensation.
Wow– isn’t good to notice that she could recover so quickly! One might think pain means something really bad and long lasting is happening– it does not!
After 36 hours G felt a re-boot, a kind of refreshment and in awe of how life moves through.
Gwendoline appreciated her process, her release of fear and her resilience. Good to notice how easily an “emergency” flowed and lifted off.
Do you have stories of situations that seem so urgent yet easily resolve? Please comment. We benefit from sharing these successes.
About the Author
Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She inspires others to know themselves and compassionately to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-five year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.