If you look up the symptom of “psoriasis” in Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life, she says, “Fear of being hurt. Deadening the senses of the self. Refusing to accept responsibility for our own feelings.” I have had psoriasis on my scalp since I can remember. I had no idea how much I had desensitized the pain or “deadened my senses,” both emotional and physical pain, until I recently started going to see a chiropractor.
I was not experiencing physical pain when I went to him. I just intuitively knew he had something to offer me to help me achieve optimum health. After about 8 sessions, I began to notice pain in my lower back. The initial body scan showed my lower spine needed adjusting, but the first thing he asked me was, “Are you in any pain?” I said no. He figured I would in pain considering how my scan looked. It took 8 sessions for me to start actually feeling the pain. You might think that it does not make sense to go to someone to INCREASE your pain, but I learned this is a good sign.
I am actually FEELING my pain. To me, this means that I’m ready to allow and acknowledge it so I can finally heal it. When I am deadened to my senses, another way of saying when I am unaware, I do not think it is necessary to do anything, do I? I told Matthew, my chiropractor, that I felt kind of stupid. How could I not have felt this pain? I always suspected that I had deadened my emotional pain with food, but I did not know about my physical pain. It should come as no surprise to me, since I understand the mind-body connection. If I have unconscious emotional pain, it stands to reason I could have unconscious physical pain.
So what am I doing about it? I am going to continue to be open to my healing, on all levels. I am going to continue to allow Matthew to do his network spinal analysis and help me to come alive, like I never have been. Even though life is painful, it is also joyful. Louise Hay offers an affirmation in response to someone who deadens her senses: “I am alive to the joys of living. I deserve and accept the very best in life. I love and approve of myself.” It is like the law of contrast. In order for me to value the joyful experiences in life
(like eating good food and drink), I must experience the pain as well. I know we all like to avoid pain, but it is a powerful teacher, and it helps me to appreciate the opposite, joy.
Do you feel like you are deadening your senses to avoid some harsh reality or truth?
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Grateful for life as it is,