A Simple Meditation (NOT Medication!) For Pain Relief
How to harness the mind's power of the "placebo effect" for relief RIGHT NOW from minor pain and ailments.
Most people are aware of the placebo effect - the phenomenon that occurs when someone is given a placebo instead of actual medicine, but receives the healing benefits anyway.
It's not magic. It's the incredible power of the mind. When we believe we received something that's going to make us better, our minds take over and bring relief, healing, and balance to the body.
The mind is powerful, indeed, but most of us have no idea how to access that power.
This is something I started thinking a lot about not terribly long ago. I decided I was going to figure out how to use this ability of my mind for pain relief and healing.
I have a chronic inflammatory condition, and a physically demanding job, not to mention headaches - sometimes the regular kind and sometimes the migraine variety. Pain was a part of my daily life; sometimes annoying, other times debilitating, and I was fed up with taking pain relievers just to function.
I've spent many years on the path of holistic health, and have found natural alternatives for a number of ailments, but the persistent inflammatory pain I dealt with wasn't one of them. Not many options worked, either, so the pain was often just down to "tolerable", rather than gone.
I've been meditating and practicing energy healing for many years, but somehow hadn't thought to focus these practices specifically onto my own physical pain (we all too often forget to use our skills to help ourselves, don't we?). I had discovered the amazing anti-inflammatory benefits of celery juice, and that helped tremendously with my pain issues, but sometimes I would still get headaches, or go overboard working out or working and my joints would suffer.
I refused to resort back to medication (I have not taken so much as an Advil or Tylenol in two years), so one day, as I was lying on the couch with a headache, I focused inwardly and went through a simple process of visualizing powerful imagery to bring myself healing. I only spent a few minutes focused on this imagery, but low and behold, in less than twenty minutes, my headache was completely gone.
I was amazed that not only did it work, but it worked quickly, and completely. Since then, anytime I feel pain or feel unwell, I spend a few minutes on this visualization, and before I know it, all is well. I've used it for headaches, indigestion, cramps, muscle pain, and joint pain. I haven't taken any medications in six months.
I do this imagery wherever I am in the moment when it's needed. No need to sit in any particular position, or be in a quiet isolated space, like you might normally do to meditate. When you need pain relief, you need it, regardless of what's going on.
So, get as comfortable as you can, close your eyes, and begin.
Imagine a river of bright, white, shimmery, healing life energy flowing from the center of the Universe, down to the top of your head.
See that brilliant beautiful healing energy from the Universe flowing into your crown Chakra (at the crown of your head), down through your head and face, down your neck, through your shoulders, down your arms right through to the fingertips, down and all throughout your torso, through your hips, and down your legs right through to the tips of your toes.
The healing light is infusing into every cell and molecule of your entire being, shining and sparkling, nourishing you, and bringing healing and balance.
Continue to visualize this healing light energy, and as you do, imagine that it glows extra bright anywhere you are experiencing pain.
In those areas where you are experiencing pain, see the light shine a sparkling green, for healing. Then see it alternate to a sparkling blue, to soothe pain and inflammation.
As the healing light continues to nurture your entire body, see it extra bright, alternating slowly between green and blue, in the areas where you're experiencing pain.
You can do this for a few minutes, or as long as you like. You may find that your pain is subsiding as you visualize, or you may stop your visualization, and soon after realize you are feeling much better.
This is the exact imagery I use to relieve minor pain and ailments without any medication. It gives the brain what it needs to believe that healing is occurring, and so it happens.
It's helped me so much, I couldn't keep it to myself, and I sincerely hope it helps you, too.
From the desk of Neelou Saleh Spirit of Lotus