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RED SEA CROSSINGS: Blood Memoirs #1    (bright light)        Catherine L. Johnson 1994

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RED SEA CROSSINGS: Blood Memoirs #1   (low light)       Catherine L. Johnson 1994 

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For further information on RED SEA CROSSINGS: Blood Memoirs 1995,
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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/red-sea-crossings-blood-memoirs

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December 27, 2011

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Valuable Information

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The Message of Pain

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 Both emotional and physical pain

are messages that we need

to stop

and

pay attention.

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When we feel pain,

our first impulse is often to eradicate it

with medication

( drugs, alcohol and any behaviors that numb)

This is an understandable response,

 but sometimes in our hurry to get rid of pain,

we forget that it is the body’s way

 of letting us know that it needs our attention.

 A headache can inform us that we’re hungry or stressed

just as a sore throat might be telling us that we need to rest our voice.

If we override these messages instead of respond to them,

we risk worsening our condition.

In addition, we create a feeling of disconnectedness

between our minds and our bodies.

 

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Physical pain is not the only kind of pain,

that lets us know our attention is needed.

Emotional pain provides us with valuable information

about the state of our psyche, letting us know

that we have been affected by something

and that we would do well to focus our awareness inward.

Just as we tend to a cut on our arm by cleaning and bandaging it,

we treat a broken heart by surrounding ourselves

with love and support.

In both cases, if we listen to our pain we will know what to do to heal ourselves.

It’s natural to want to resist pain,

but once we understand that it is here to give us valuable information,

we can relax a bit more, and take a moment to listen

before we reach for medication.

 Sometimes this is enough to noticeably reduce the pain,

because its message has been heard.

Perhaps we seek to medicate pain because we fear

that if we don’t, it will never go away.

It can be empowering to realize that,

at least some of the time,

it is just a matter of listening

and responding.

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The next time you feel pain,

either physical or emotional,

you might want to try listening to your own intuition

about how to relieve your pain.

Maybe taking a few deep breaths will put an end to that headache.

Perhaps writing in your journal about hurt feelings will ease your heart.

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Ultimately, the message of pain

 is

ALL

 about

 healing.

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I teach an Aquatic program for those with Arthritis-

emotional stress exacerbates pain-

arthritis or not.

Exercise releases endorphins- a natural painkiller

which also wicks away depression.

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE