The Language of Pain
The Language of pain is very well known among its victims. Emotional pain and physical pain each have their own language. Each speaks to us in its own way. Physical pain can stop us in our tracks, while emotional pain hides for a while as we cover it up with busy, work, and food.
What I learned is although each type of pain speaks to us in different ways, they also communicate with each other. When your mind and heart are in pain, this is communicated to your body, which often takes the blows. This means that the physical pain is always made worse by what’s happening emotionally. Now, if you have chronic pain, this does not mean that you caused it yourself by your own emotions or thinking. No, not at all. But it does mean that we can manage the pain. I’ve seen things like the length between pain meds and the intensity of pain reduced due to emotional work done with aromatherapy. This happens because of the chemistry of the oils and the connection between the mind and body. When they get on the same page of healing, the results are more intense and last longer.