Welcome to post #2 in The Pain Experiment, where we are discovering pain to be more responsive and malleable that we were ever taught.
In last week’s post, I clarified the main assumption we are testing in this experiment; that our bodies are expressions, reflections, of our consciousness (or inner world). And that adopting new perspectives can therefore changes our bodies. Including its pain.
From this perspective, it doesn’t matter if your pain is physical or emotional; whether it’s new, sporadic or long-standing. It doesn’t matter if you’ve believed your pain is unchangeable because of one hope-sapping reason or another.
Bring whatever pain you’ve got here.
Because, yes, that pain qualifies for improvement through the Pain Experiment.
To kick off the experiment, I introduced you to one physician who helped thousands of people evaporate crippling pain by teaching them the link between their pain and suppressed emotions. Since reading about Dr. John Sarno’s work last week, take a little inventory of yourself.
Is it possible you already think and feel a bit different about pain than you did before?
Today, my plan was to make an audio-recording in which I’d guide you to directly experience on your own pain from a radically different and much better perspective. But then, I came across a beautiful recording in which one of my favorite teachers, Abraham, was sharing exactly what I’d planned. And expressing it with such clarity and eloquence that I decided to share that recording here today instead.
Later in the Pain Experiment I may still make a recording for you, but please, today, listen to every word of this perfect 11 minute recording.
Don’t turn it off before you take yourself through the exercise offered at the end. Seriously. Do the exercise at the end of the recording so you can directly notice very real, palpable shifts in your pain as they occur.
Here’s the recording. I love it and I hope you do too. After you’ve listened, will you let me know what you experienced and what you found most striking in it?
And next week, we’ll see you back here with post #3, where Ken Graydon takes the lead position in The Pain Experiment!