Pain. It's everywhere when you look for it. Like most things in life, if you look for it, you will find it.
There is so much pain in the world: physical, spiritual, emotional. We can offer two possible pain relievers, perhaps ones you haven't yet tried.
First, say hello to it. What does that mean? It means, simply acknowledge the pain. Say hello to the elephant in the room, be honest about the level of discomfort you are feeling.
There is fear in the unknown, and fear intensifies pain. When we take a moment to see - to really see - what's troubling us, that creates a little wedge for some comfort to seep in. Things may start to ease up. See it, name it, and you are empowering yourself to clear it. Use meditation to help you get the clarity you need to move forward.
Second, use essential oils to support your body. The body holds on to information and energy, the accumulation of which can be experienced as pain. Holding on to energy that isn't ours can also result in physical discomfort - it just doesn't fit, like wearing shoes that are the wrong size can lead to blisters.
Essential oils can facilitate release, and can support the body in functioning at a comfortable level. Lots of oils resonate with the body in healing ways. The essential oil blend PanAway, for example, supports tired, achy muscles after a workout or a day of running around with the kids. Applied topically or inhaled (aromatherapy, anyone?), this blend of helichrysum, peppermint, clove, and wintergreen is an invigorating treat to an energy-zapped body.
These two tools create space for relief. Healing often happens in the pauses, in the spaces between the tasks that fill our days. When we support our minds and bodies with meditation and oils, the opportunity to notice and address our discomfort arises. That becomes the invitation for spirit to get in the game, and then things really get rolling and healing accelerates.
There is a lot of joy in the world too. Like pain, if you look for the joy, you will see it all around too. Have you ever heard anyone say, "You bring about what you think about," or noticed that whatever you put your attention on seems to grow?
Shift your attention to creating space for comfort, for ease, for healing, for joy. See what happens just in that simple intention.
The next time you seek healing from a balm (oils, perhaps, or a pain reliever, or whatever you doctor prescribed) - use it with the intention that it is supporting your body in repairing itself.
Get in touch with what works best for you, for the balance of your body, mind, and spirit, so that you can clear the pain and keep growing.