The purpose of pain - Pt 2

Updated: Apr 18, 2019

In our last blog I wrote about the two type of pain associated with desiring less of something in life. This time I'll talk about the pain we experience when we desire more of something that appears out of our reach. Like the first two pains these two can also support our progress once we understand their energy and the gifts they have hidden for us.


Painfully slow progress.

In our last blog I wrote about the two type of pain associated with desiring less of something in life. This time I'll talk about the pain we experience when we desire more of something that appears out of our reach. Like the first two pains these two can also support our progress once we understand their energy and the gifts they have hidden for us.


The pain of not making enough progress:


As soon as we begin moving out of a defensive mind-set and experience more wholeness we begin to see the impact of our avoidance and attempts to manage life. We have some cleaning up to do and this requires growth on many levels. There is a hunger for more and it is through contrast that we are able to know where we must grow in life. This contrast can be painful as we realise how far we have been from our authentic self. We can experience a lot of frustration, even anger as we know where we want to be, but can’t get there fast enough. We see that we have been playing small and we want more.


This is the pain that helps us move towards greater states of energy, set new goals and break the old outdated behaviours, thinking and structures that have kept us from experiencing our true authentic being. Knowing how to work with this pain allows us to create and optimise the opportunities that begin to emerge as we progress forward in life


The Pain of Not giving or knowing your unique Gifts:


This is the pain of not knowing or giving the unique gifts you contain as a soul. As we progress through the three earlier types of pain we arrive at the realisation that we're all here to serve each other. We have all had unique experiences in life and have learnt valuable lessons we can share with our fellow souls. Not realising this or being able to receive others gifts causes a deep pain in our heart. We are withholding our gifts and it hurts, there is a ‘knowing’ an awareness that I am not whole, not yet unconditional, fully accepting of myself and others.


This type of pain is there to remind us ultimately why we are here. This pain can be experienced as a ‘calling’ and we are able to progress towards that calling when we relax and see all ‘beings’ as equal, without judgement. We're finally awake and able to give and receive physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually from a state of wholeness. There is no hierarchy, separation, status or significance in our actions or motivations. We are simply sharing energy and exchanging the magic of life.


Our ultimate objective at Orenda is to support people to this state of being. New emerging strategies have become available in the past decade which can now progress people from pain to wholeness. The pain is the energy source to achieve this so avoiding or managing it will hurt you. Developing strategies to grow and connect to you authentic being will reward you.


When you experience pain, the key is to add energy:


Whether that means just stopping to experience the pain and be with it to let something else emerge, inviting in more instability, doing your practices that energize you and help you play more full out, embracing new thoughts and behaviours that are more aligned with who you truly are, or simply giving your gifts and shining your light more brightly!


- Dr Craig Reynolds


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