Fix That Injury With No Pain Killers.
That dreaded Feeling of impending Pain
A few months ago I was in my aikido class and about to do a move which required me to move quickly towards my partner. As I moved I felt the unmistakeable pain of a ripping calf muscle in my leg. Have you ever done this? It’s painful and at the time felt like someone had thrown a hard ball at my calf muscle. It took a minute or so for the full effects to take place and when they did, I had an “Oh bugger!” feeling that I was going to be incapacitated for months.
One of the very special things that life has taught me, is that injuries are inevitable. If I look at injuries with the right mindset my body’s wisdom it will take its own course of recovery. The thing I find interesting is my speed of recovery.
What the Professionals Say How to Fix that Injury
The story we hear from professionals and experts in the health field is as we grow older our powers of recovery slow down. I wonder where this story comes from. Think about it, just because I’m say 60 years of age, why would my power of recovery be slower than someone who is half my age. That’s illogical. Everything still works the same way. My heart beat, brain (although it work differently as I age), immune system, endocrine system etc all work the same way as they did when I was 20. I understand we go through phases in our life we do change. But there is no need to subscribe to the idea that just because I’m older I can’t do a particular thing or my power of recovery will be slower.
I’m My Own Healer with No Pain Killers
My injury, and my other aidido aches and pains, are generally muscular in nature. They are acute injuries, not chronic. I’m fortunate that I don’t have constant long lasting injuries. Even if I did, it would make no difference, I would still have the same recovery outlook.
I’ll give you an example of what I did to help myself. The injury occurred on Thursday evening and by the following Sunday I was mobile enough to attend my next aikido lesson.
First, within one minute of the injury occurring I was sitting down and had my hands on the affected painful area. I’m a reiki channel and that helped me but even if I wasn’t I would still put my hands on the injury.
Next, when I could get up and exercise my leg I did exactly that. Half an hour later I was asked to help a couple of training colleagues, so I got up and helped them, limping of course and it was painful.
Third, When I got home I did more reiki on my leg (you could just put your hands on an affected area).
Fourth, I gently massaged some special Chinese oil into the injury. (You’re going to have to send me a message for details of these remedies, they are cheap and freely available in Asian grocery shops and I’m happy to give you the names. Email me here.)
The Special Step
The fish step was to meditate for about 20 minutes. During meditation I got the crew to work. What crew? My imaginary repair and construction crew. They consist of thousands of repairers and construction people who go to the site of my injury and fix it. They drive trucks, have hammers, jack hammers, there are painters, decorators, some work is by hand taking a bad cell here and a damaged cell there and replacing it with a brand new one. These guys are tireless; they work non-stop until all the damage has been fixed. Sound weird? Try it, let you imagination go.
My last but not final step was next morning more meditation to check on how the construction crew is going. I applied more Chinese herbal oil, and exercised.
That’s the Procedure with No Pain Killers
This is how we stay fit. No western medication, no pain killers (because they hamper the construction crew), no winging about the pain, just a total belief that in a few days I’ll be back to full health.
I’ve given you my 6 steps. You may want to modify them to to suit you including leaving a step out which is fine. Start the process with an acute injury, if you ever get one, and then use the same process to fix an ailment that has chronic overtones.
Your Mind is Powerful
Remember, your mind is immensly powerful, use it…….
Oh, and one last thing. Probably the most important thing of all. As your injury improves, have gratitude for the improvement and be proud of yourself for getting back to peek fitness again so quickly.
Have an outstanding day,