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The Pain in Healing

Life can be a sharp needle, cutting into our wounds but healing us in the process.

Life can be a sharp needle, cutting into our wounds but healing us in the process.

As a child, I hated the taste of medicine. The herbal remedies always left a bitter taste in my mouth from the start. It didn’t matter if I knew the healing power behind the bitter taste, I still felt resentful toward it as well as my mother – who gave me that medicine.

This morning as Dr. Revivo adjusted my spine back in place, I felt the sharp pain “he caused”. For a split second, it didn’t matter I knew that he just healed me, I still felt the bitterness in my mouth as I struggled to thank him.

As I walked out of the office of Cardiff Family Chiropractic, I couldn’t help but laugh at how I felt moments earlier. With my neck relaxed, with my strides effortless, and with my body relieved, I knew that I am now feeling much better. So why did I resent the healing? Why did I resent my healer? And why was I so resistant to the process? Perhaps we have always learned that pain is bad and heavier emotions are negative. Perhaps sometimes we are not looking beyond the point of “initial injuries”. Perhaps we have not made the connection that the process of healing can be uncomfortable initially yet this process can offer us the ultimate healing and freedom.

So today, I made a promise to myself – to look beyond the pain and appreciate the healing. This means to thank the sandpaper to my soul, because he really is the sunshine to my soul. I appreciate the gifts you bring into my life (and you know who you are).

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June 8, 2009 - Posted by | Emotional Freedom | , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Sometimes our pain is our comfort and we are scared to let it go…

    Comment by Paul Sears | June 8, 2009 | Reply

    • That was exactly why I did not want to forgive… But it wasn’t healthy holding onto the pain for more than a month… something’s gotten give. So it was good to finally forgive. 😉

      Comment by Flo Li | June 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. Flo, for me this sums up your post: Perhaps we have not made the connection that the process of healing can be uncomfortable initially yet this process can offer us the ultimate healing and freedom.

    So today, I made a promise to myself – to look beyond the pain and appreciate the healing.

    How often are we afraid to feel the “pain” and thereby end up resisting the healing. I believe at times we are still asleep and believe the illusion. However, even once we are ‘awake” we have been conditioned to fear the pain and the unknown. I honor your courage to move past conditioned beliefs and walk towards wholeness.

    Beautiful blog , your wisdom Flo’s…<3

    Comment by angel | June 13, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you Angel. Now I know as long as I’m doing the best I can, appreciate him for the gifts he brings into my life, and live my life to the fullest, that is just perfect.

      Comment by Flo Li | June 13, 2009 | Reply


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