Oh hello. Discovered Snapchat filters yet?
If not, they let you digitally reshape how you see and experience yourself in a fun and entertaining way.
Which is exactly what we’ll do with the subject of our next Consciousness Playground experiment – PAIN – when we launch the Pain Experiment here in the Consciousness Playground next week. (Which we first talked about here.)
Over the 4 months of the experiment, we’ll share a variety of filters through which you’ll perceive pain differently than you’ve ever experienced it before.
You’ll learn to warp and bend what now seems fixed and ‘true’ about pain and feel it become flexible and malleable.
Best of all, you’ll find the exercises as engaging and playful as the Snapchat filters, above, are with my face.
For now, simply let the concepts ‘playfulness’ and ‘pain’ sit alongside each other in your mind this week. Let the paradox between them start disrupting old patterns and introduce new potentials for what’s possible for you. Know good things lie ahead.
Also, spread the word of the experiment to someone who suffers from pain of any type.
This could be the best gift they ever receive from anyone. And it will cost you and them nothing.
You’re a good candidate for the Pain Experiment if:
- you want to have more control over pain and you want less of it.
- you’re willing to temporarily suspend what you believe to be true or ‘factual’ about pain.
- You’re open to new interpretations, perceptions and experiences of pain.
- you’ll take the time to fully immerse yourself in each component of the experiment. (Rather than just reading about each one or multi-tasking as you go.)
- you’ll let us know how it’s going for you from time to time. (The best reward for our time and energy is hearing back from those who take part!)
If you want to take part, note these basic details. The Pain Experiment will start Sept 6 and end Dec 20. New content will be posted the first 3 Tuesdays of all four months. That adds up to 12 separate pieces of new content. As each new piece of content is released, you’ll receive an announcement if you’re signed up for the Consciousness Playground Newsletter. (Top right corner of this page.)
And you already heard me say it costs nothing.
The same 4 Consciousness Pioneers that led last year’s $3000 Experiment are spearheading this one. Australian healer, Ken Graydon, and I are lined up for the first several posts. Later, acclaimed university professor, Rodney Dietert, and author/shaman, Janice Dietert, will weigh in. (The Dietert’s are currently on tour with Rodney’s revolutionary new book!)
We are all bubbling over with anticipation of this experiment. Speaking for myself, I’ve recently embarked on a Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine and I’m eager to bring my latest insights and practices to this topic.
See you back here Sept 6 – our launch day.
Let us know: Why is this experiment timely for you and how do you feel about it?
And seriously, if you know anyone who experiences even sporadic pain who wants to harness their innate ability to shift it themselves, tell them about this experiment!