Emotional Pain In The Joints

Let us talk about pain.  Sometimes, a new client will arrive for a Reiki session to help them relax or counteract the toll that anxiety has on their body, mind, and soul. As part of my intake procedure, I ask many questions to refine their emotional imbalance need down to a core issue. Emotional pain can often relate to a body part.

  • Fear is in the knees,
  • decision making is in the ankles,
  • ego pressure shows up in the elbows,
  • spine is about support,
  • the neck is usually about the will,
  • shoulders are about carrying burdens.

Let’s say that a person comes in with a chronic back issue.  After a bit of conversation, it turns out that they are also in a relationship where they feel unsupported- materially, emotionally, financially or any other definition of support.  No matter how many chiropractic treatments, massages, or physical therapy, the pain always returns.   During this conversation, I usually tune into many different layers relating to the pain they are looking to release.  This level of detail is incredibly important because the treatment always fits the cause.  A physical cause will heal through a physical means.  Emotional pain in joints is always treatable in an emotional way.  As the conversation continues, the treatment unfolds.

As a child, we have the crying mechanism to recover from all types of pain.  This natural release is not always necessary as an adult.  Don’t get me wrong.  Crying happens when certain issues and memories flood into focus.  I use modalities that are appropriate for each case such as Active Memory Technique from BodyTalk, yogic breathing techniques, and Ho’oponopono from Hawaiian Kahuna practice. The particular therapy seems not to be as important as the fact that the mind and the heart have done something in the direction of healing.  I like to call this a “permission slip” to quote one of my favorite gurus.  Emotional people cry, intellectuals need to talk and reason, and kinesthetic people usually need a hug.  We are all a combination of these personality types.

The emotional heart can heal and forgive almost anything if it is relied upon to function as a release mechanism. No matter what we have experienced, the heart will keep on beating.

Change Your Perception

Anxiety is something we have all felt from time to time.  It can arise from a relationship, indecision, or a project at work.  The feelings of freezing up with nowhere to turn can be overwhelming for some people.  The internet has many meditations and exercises to de-stress from anxious feelings.  The one thing I have never read before a method to change the location we reside in the brain.  I’m sure you are asking what I mean by “reside,” so I will clarify.  Anyone who has read Carlos Castaneda’s books will be aware that he postulates that awareness can be encapsulated in a form within the bubble of our auric/energetic field.  In his book “The Fire Within,” he describes the ancient Toltec seers believed that to shift into a higher consciousness, they had to move their consciousness orb that he called the “assemblage point” to the left-side of the body to see the etheric world fully.  As anyone who understands the brain dynamics would know, the left-side of the body relates to the right side of the brain which is home to the intuitive and cognitive abilities.

I have had many great experiences while shifting my awareness to the right side of my brain.  In this state of consciousness, I have felt moments of connection with the Divine and everything around me.  The floor, the wall and the wind blowing through the window.  This state is very ethereal and almost like seeing behind the curtain of existence.  I must acknowledge that of course, we cannot stay in this state of awareness full time unless one plans to be a guru or mystic.  There are more practical places to reside in the brain, but for this blog, I will lead you to this heightened state to balance out for anxiety feelings.

Step 1:  Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen.

Step 2:  Relax and breathe slowly in and out for a duration of 30 Seconds making sure both hands rise and fall equally.  If you have trouble moving either hand through inhalation, just gently ask your chest or abdomen to expand with the breath.

Step 3:  Feel your consciousness shrink into a tiny white glowing ball about the size of a dime, and feel it sit in the very center of your brain.

Step 4:  Brighten up this orb until it lights up your whole brain.  Feel the energy from the orb link to every part of the head.

Step 5:  Move this ball of white consciousness towards to right side of your brain to a point where half of the orb is in your brain and the other half is outside your head.

Step 6:  Again brighten up the orb so that you feel a streaming of light within your head and out into space beyond the right side of your head.  Feel the ribbons of energy flow out to beyond three feet beyond your head.

Step 7:  Keep intensifying this flow of energy, and you will shift into a heightened state of consciousness.