Healing the Pain Body
In his book A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle speaks of each of us having a pain body which stores psychic, physical, and emotional pain. I was pointing this out to a client, who, like most of us, sometimes struggles with the stored emotional pains and traumas of life.
My client asked the perfect question: “How do you heal the pain body?”
At the time, I did not have an answer. So, the next morning, I prayed and meditated, and asked for an answer. What came to me was stunningly beautiful, for it helps not only ourselves, but if we intend healing for others also, it helps our ancestors and those who have shared the pain with us as well.
The first step is to be aware that, in part, the pain body we carry has been acquired in our lifetime, through our own life events and relationships. Next, we need to be aware that the pain body we carry also comes in part from the pain body of those who have passed on their own pain to us, whether those people were our parents, siblings, friends, lovers, spouses, children, or others in our lives. Indeed, we may enter this life with pain bodies shaped by previous lifetimes, like scars that were not healed between lives.
Next, we acknowledge that the reason the pain body is still with us is that we have not yet fully released the pain. So, we need to choose to release the pain.
Here’s the tricky part: we are releasing not only our pain, but the pain of others as well, so this process becomes so much more effective if we choose to serve as vessels of healing for all others who have contributed parts of their pain body to us.
So, the next step before releasing the pain becomes choosing to be a vessel of healing for others who have passed on their pain to us, in particular, to bring healing and release to our ancestors who passed down their pain to us. This is a crucial, even vital step, for healing is never selfish; rather, the nature of healing is self-giving. We can align ourselves to receive healing more fully by aligning ourselves with the intentions of self-giving, intending healing, forgiveness, and release from pain for others.
This is a sacred process. If we choose to engage in releasing pain, we intend healing for others as well as ourselves. Doing one without the other is difficult, as healing is sacred and occurs from a state of Oneness with our Higher Self, which does intend healing for others!
Once we acknowledge and offer ourselves as sacred vessels for healing others, especially our ancestral lineage, we then choose to release the pain with the intention of releasing the pain for ourselves and for all those who have passed on pain to us.
Next, we engage in the Hawaiian Prayer, or Ho’oponopono.
Step one of engaging the Hawaiian Prayer in this case is to affirm:
“I’m sorry for holding onto this pain. I acknowledge that I have been holding onto this pain, and that my holding on has hurt others. I choose to release this pain for myself, and for my ancestors, and for all who have felt this pain and passed it on to me. I am sorry that I have been holding onto this pain. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.”
We then repeat this process, intending or “aiming” the apology to ourselves, to Divine Spirit (God), to our fathers, mothers, previous generations before them, and to whomever we feel we need to intend the apology. For each aspect of being, we repeat the steps. So, first, we may choose to apologize to ourselves, and go through this whole process. Next, we may go through this whole process intending the apology to Divine Spirit. Then, we may go through the whole process for everyone with whom we have experienced emotional pain, whether their own pain, or our pain, or both.
We may begin to feel emotional release from pain immediately, or it may take a few times of repeating the process. Please be sure to intend to serve as a vessel of healing for others in pain every time you use this process. Thank you!
May we all begin to experience release from the emotional pain that has held us back for too long in life!
Love and Light,