When we live with fibromyalgia, we live with pain every day.
We want the pain to go away.
What if our pain was our friend and not the enemy?
What if our pain is simply showing us where we need to heal and to open our hearts more fully to love?
What if opening ourselves to love is what we truly need to heal our body?
Would you create a different relationship with your pain?
Would you ask your pain to guide you and teach you how to open to love?
How is this landing with you?
If you feel offended by this, I totally get it. Years ago, I would have been offended too. Over the years, I have learned that it takes working on all aspects of our being . . . physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and the way we live our lives.
It is very important to take care of the physical body. Make healthy choices in the food we are eating, exercise, and getting enough rest. We need to work with our mindset and shifting negative thinking into life affirmative thinking. We need to make friends with our emotions, release stored up suppressed emotions, and learn how to express positive emotions. We need to find pleasure in how we live our lives, even with the pain and difficulty of chronic illness.
But, underlying all of this is one component . . . self love.
It takes self love to make all the changes we need to make in our lives to rebuild our health. We need to love the parts of ourselves that we have banished as not good enough, both the positive and negative. We need to replace self blame and self judgment with self love and acceptance.
This is the underpinning factor in rebuilding your health, reclaiming your life, rediscovering your joy and aligning with your purpose.
This week, contemplate this and share your insights with me below.