Did you know that American advertisements for drugs and pain relief products are not shown in other countries such as Britain because the miraculous claims for complete instant relief that they make would not be credible to people living in other countries?
Drugs are pushed by insurance companies, particularly in the realm of injured workers, because handing out pills is cheaper than some hands-on approaches such as chiropractic and physical therapy. Yet patients routinely say the drugs “grog them out” without actually relieving the pain they’re supposed to be “curing.”
What is our aversion to pain costing us, individually and as a people? What if there were other options to deal with pain, other than taking drugs? The effectiveness of drugs is limited, and all of them have side effects, most of them serious and many of them potentially life threatening?
Gary Douglas, best selling author and founder of Access Consciousness™, has discovered some unique and innovative tools that can shift the all-too-common experience of pain dynamically.
While these tools involve words, which might seem insufficient in the face of pain, it is with the words we say and think that we create our reality and the reality of our body. As Douglas’s business partner Dr. Dain Heer says, “Your point of view creates your reality, not the other way around.”
Douglas used to think that by healing people’s pains and ailments, that is what would motivate them to choose consciousness. He has found the opposite is true. As people choose consciousness, their aches and body complaints go away, often even without hands-on bodywork. The hands-on processes that Douglas and Heer have developed exponentialize the healing that is possible. Information about when and where these classes are taught can be found at www.body.accessconsciousness.com.
Another key discovery of Access Consciousness™ that relates to pain is that 99% of what we feel is not ours. This includes body pain! Our bodies are sensory organisms. They function like the cat’s whiskers. It’s their job to tell us what’s happening in the bodies of people around us. How can they do this? They can’t send you an SMS on your cell phone!
Our bodies often tell us about other’s pain by creating pain in our bodies. Very often when you ask, “Who does this belong to?” or “Is it yours?” the pain vanishes extremely quickly. If it feels light, the pain isn’t yours. If it goes away and returns, then you have made the decision that it’s yours even though it isn’t. (If it lightens even a tiny bit when you ask the question, it isn’t yours!) If it comes back, poc and pod the decision to buy that pain as yours when it isn’t.
Sound unbelievable? Perhaps, but it works. There are millions of examples. One participant in Douglas’s classes was in the grocery store when an old lady stopped him and asked him to pick up the box of laundry detergent because it was too heavy for her because she had a bad back
Douglas’s client blurted out, “Who does that belong to?”
She said, “My husband!” and bent over and picked up the detergent box herself.
What else can you accomplish with words?
One suggestion is to change your thinking about pain to call it intensity. When you label something as pain, that functions as a sort of judgment. All judgments keep you from seeing anything that doesn’t agree with them—which means shifting out of being in pain is made more difficult by the pain label itself.
Douglas suggests asking a question, “Body, what are you trying to tell me with this intensity?” Like all questions, this question is designed to bring up awareness, not give you an instant answer. What if your body, even if in pain, is really your friend, and had a very important message for you? What if the only way it could get through to your stubborn self was by creating pain? You could apologize to your body for being so stupid and ask it to send you the message in a gentler way now that you’re willing to listen!
Another way to deal with pain, or any unwanted condition, is to ask, “What you love about it?” Of course, the first thing anyone who is asked this question typically says is, “Nothing! I don’t love anything about it!” However, since you are the creator of everything that shows up in your life, the good, the bad, and the ugly, you have created the pain also. There must be something about it you love or value.
Keep asking the question until you get the “crazy mind” response. When you get to the answer that’s so nuts it astonishes you, that’s likely to be close to the reason for your creating the pain or disease.
You could use the latest Access Consciousness™ clearing statement for that. “What stupidity am I using with the _____ pain I am choosing?” and follow it with right and wrong, good and bad, all 9, POD, POC, shorts, boys and beyonds.
Douglas discovered another great question to use when he injured himself recently. He stumbled upstairs out of his cellar with four bottles of champagne in his hands and avoided breaking any of the Veuve Cliquot. He did, however, create a lot of pain in his body.
The clearing statement he discovered which diminished this pain about 70% overnight was, “What capacity am I not acknowledging that is actualizing as this pain in my body?” followed by the rest of the clearing statement. He said this to himself over and over again all night to create that result.
Another thing Douglas has discovered can contribute to pain in your body is something called positional HEPADs. HEPAD is an acronym for handicaps, entropy, paralysis, atrophy and destruction. Whenever we take a fixed position, a fixed point of view, on anything, it sets into play these positional HEPADs. If you have a pain in your body that isn’t going away, you could ask, “How many positional HEPADs do I have holding this pain in place?” followed by right and wrong, good and bad, all 9, POD, POC, shorts, boys and beyonds.
If you’ve ever been in a place where there were a lot of old people, such as Florida when all the snowbirds are there, you have noticed these positional HEPADs in action. How fluid and flexible are the bodies of most old people? Could it be that their fixed points of view are being reflected in the lack of flexibility in their bodies?
What if it were possible to make a different choice about pain of all kinds? Would you be willing to go on the adventure of consciousness that pain is inviting you to?
The use of these questions and many more tools to change pain and anything else in your body or your life that isn’t working for you are taught in the Access Consciousness™ “core classes” offered world-wide. You can find classes near you by searching the website, www.accessconsciousness.com.