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‘Never be afraid of pain.⠀
We live in a society that has made us run for tablets or to doctors to fix our pain.⠀
Pain is a great teacher.⠀
It teaches us that when pain happens, we go and find the source of the pain.⠀
We sit with the pain and ask it what it is shouting at us for?⠀
What is the lesson we are not getting, nor acknowledging?⠀
What are we holding onto for dear life, when we should let go?⠀
What are we not digesting?⠀
What are we not expressing?⠀
Where is anger?⠀
Where is resentment?⠀
Where is fear?⠀
Where is unforgiveness?⠀
Where is holding onto grudges?⠀
Where is holding onto pain – because there is a payoff somewhere, like it earns us sympathy or we can use it as an excuse, or as “look at poor me?”⠀
Pain teaches us to take responsibility.⠀
Pain teaches us to let go of all that old baggage, that emotional clogging, that intense holding onto what no longer serves our highest soul growth and good.⠀
I went through excruciating pain in the last few years, in order to delve deeply into myself, and to release whatever I was holding onto in the form of emotional baggage, false beliefs, low self-worth issues, etc. one by one. ⠀
Yes, it take guts to delve ever deeper inside yourself for healing and answers.⠀
Yes, it take guts to delve into that pain and ask it what it is trying to tell you.⠀
But, let me tell you, once I shed all that baggage, and worked through the pain, my whole life changed, and a deep inner peace, contentment, equilibrium and immense love filled up all all of me.⠀
It is infinitely worthwhile and healing comes, healing balm is spread, and love opens up and expands, as the walls around the heart come tumbling down, and love is freed up and expands, ever expands and to be free to roam where it wills.’

-Judith Kusel

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  1. I have really been thinking so much lately about these exact things. Some I think I am very ready to do. Others..there seem so many.
    But..I feel so much stronger now..ready to face more…even if it one hour at a time..great post, Mrs. Zen..xxx

    • For sure CC. I think it’s wise to only tackle one source of pain at a time. You’re right, it can get so complicated and overwhelming. Little steps and honest reflection, sounds easy but it’s also very challenging work. We’re innately wired to be averse to pain, we want to cover it up, ignore it, pretend it doesn’t exist. But ultimately if we face it, the reward is ours. Healing, forgiveness and letting go all lead to inner peace. xx

    • Yes! Embrace it gently, honestly, as opposed to running from it or covering it up. It is life changing stuff, hard work for sure, but the return you get from this work is priceless.

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