“When people ask us how long does it take for something to manifest, we say, “It takes as long as it takes you to release the resistance: could be thirty years, could be forty years, could be fifty years, could be a week, could be tomorrow afternoon.”
Many of you (like I do ALL THE TIME) are most likely over thinking this quote. However, let us not complicate the simple yet powerful message this brilliant sentence is telling us. What in your life are you resisting? It could be a change in career, a relationship, or for most of you pain. I know, you are most likely thinking: “Of course I am resisting pain. Why the hell would I want to feel pain every second of every day? I would rather die!” I used to feel the same way and lived with those thoughts for nine, ten, eleven, twelve plus years. It was not until I surrendered and accepted chronic pain that I was able to manifest health, happiness, and began living as opposed to surviving. That sounds all peachy and wonderful but how did I do that? Did I just wake up one day and say: “I accept you chronic pain. I am no longer going to look for a cure.” Then bam, I was healed! No. If it were that easy chronic pain would not be one of the biggest epidemics booming our nation.
Accepting chronic pain for what it is and being at peace with that condition was my first and, yes hardest step as any change in thoughts or acceptance of anything is. I spent over a decade fighting pain, fighting my body, fighting my doctors, and in the end just wanted to give up and end my life. However, I am here with chronic pain living the life I never planned pre-bike accident/chronic pain but I have totally accepted that this is my life and I can either be miserable or do something about my condition in order to be happy, peaceful, an inspiration, and fulfill my dreams. What is the second step after one accepts chronic pain….truly accepts chronic pain because you have to be all in or the manifestation process will derail and quite quickly. The second step is to learn the tools on how to manage chronic pain without a cure, and possibly if you choose without medication. I, myself do not take pain medicine. For one, I have chronic pain and will most likely have it for the rest of my life. One Percocet a day is great for a week but then I need two a day and then three and then four and so on and so on. We build up a tolerance to pain medication quickly, especially those of us with chronic pain. Soon, the side affects and the anxiety that comes with praying you do not run out of your medicine outweighs any relief the medication gave you in the first place. The second reason I choose to not take pain medication is this: each time I would take a Percocet or Vicodin, I was reminded that I have chronic pain. That defeats the entire method to how I manage chronic pain process. I do not want to think about pain. The more I think about pain, the higher my pain levels get.
It took me about twelve years of resisting pain and there have been times in the past ten years that I fought pain and went back to looking for a cure and/or taking medication but I quickly realized the way I managed pain by accepting it was the only way I was able to live the life I want. I am here for each and every one of you. I never want you to feel as if you are bothering me by emailing me or commenting. I fell off my bike that sunny June day in order to one day help people live a happy life despite pain. I understand your battles, I do not judge you and I am blessed to have any and all of you read my writings!