“Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation.
To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle
Do you have any of these symptoms?
- Body aches and pains for no reason
- Hatred of yourself, others, life in general
- Illness, physical or mental
- Easily offended
- Always unhappy
- Unexplained anxiety, anger, or depression
- Immersed in drama in your life or around you
- Feeling like a victim or being the perpetrator of pain in others
Eckhart Tolle Excerpt about the Pain Body from Detoxify Now.com
Eckhart Tolle describes this energetic parasite as the “pain body,” a kind of energetic entity that takes possession of the human body, and uses it to generate more pain.
There are two ways in which the pain body feeds, because that is all it can feed on. The Pain Body consists of the energy of the pain it needs.
It asks, “Please where can I get more Pain”.
It feeds on your thoughts, when it’s ready to rise up, it will control your thinking, it rises into the mind and your mind, which is your thought activity, because with the Pain Body every thought you think, is destructive and painful.
And the Pain Body loves it!
It gobbles up the Energy of every thought that you think every destructive and deeply negative thought, it eats it up, so to speak, and it’s having a Good Time!
It’s feeding and, at that moment, one way of putting it is, one could say “the addictive quality of Human Pain.”
Addictive because the pain body loves it’s pain.
When the Pain Body has taken you over (possessed you) and has succeeded in pretending that that’s ‘Who you are’, all your thinking is completely aligned with it.
And it’s feeding on it. At that very moment the last thing you want is to be free of pain. At that moment pain IS what you want because at that moment, you become the Pain Body.
How long the feeding time lasts for any particular pain body varies greatly from person to person, it could be a brief one, it could be an hour or two; some pain bodies have a feeding time of several weeks, even months.
That is the extreme and in very extreme cases there are some pain bodies that have almost no dormant stage that are continuously feeding and active.
But that’s more rare but you sometimes meet people and the pain body is looking at you through their eyes and they are waiting for an excuse to have more.
They want you to give them a painful reaction. They want you to be angry with them; they want you to attack them. That’s people totally possessed by the Pain Body.
Level One: the pain body feeds on your thinking.
Level Two: The pain body feeds on the feedback of the emotional pain from other people.
So it might not only use your own thinking it might even predominately use somebody else’s reactions. So the Pain Body feeds on thinking. The Pain Body is feeding on others reactions.
Now the Pain Body moves into that mind pattern and its Energy gets amplified, 10 times, 20 times, 50 times, 100 times.
In other words the “unhappy me”; the Pain Body arises, it flows into that mind structure, the emotion flows into that mind structure, the Unhappy sense of me becomes dreadfully Unhappy and Loves it’s Unhappiness because that’s what it consists of.
Now it is not a foreign body, which lives in you. There is nothing that is not Life Energy.
Even your pain body is life Energy except it is not flowing freely. It’s gotten stuck somewhere.
And when Energy gets stuck and cannot flow freely, pain arises like a river. If a river cannot flow the water accumulates and pressure accumulates. But really its beautiful life energy.
The water is still beautiful there is pressure accumulating inside. That’s what the pain body is.
Now, as we bring Presence consciousness (present awareness) in to the Pain Body, it can no longer fool you into completely identifying with it.
The Pain body comes up and at that moment you will recognize it as the Pain Body. That is the Beginning of Freedom from it.
The recognition, when it comes, slight triggers, provocation, even a thought, deep Pain arises, in whatever form, in some people it is a very active pain, active aggressive pain.
In other persons it is a Passive form of Pain, “poor little me” victim pain, does not matter which, pain bodies have different qualities in different people.
It may be turbulence or tightness or constriction, it does not matter what it is. As it arises you will know there is a witnessing presence, and you watch..
Where is the pain body and where do you feel the energy field of it?
In your body.
You can feel it in the solar plexus or stomach area, as a dreadful sense of heaviness.
Some people perceive it as a big hole, a gaping hole inside.
Or intense anger.
But whatever it is you watch it, this is why it is so helpful, you sitting here witnessing, are witnessing Presence which is part of this new state of consciousness.
It gets so much strength by sitting in this Energy Field.
So the Watcher will be there watching the pain so the pain cannot use your mind anymore it cannot feed on your thinking because you are watching it directly it cannot creep into your mind and then become an “unhappy me”.
All that’s left of the pain is an energy field of turbulence, or a heavy feeling inside you.
But the pain has not become an “unhappy me” a sense of self, of who you are. That’s the beginning of the end of the pain. But our practice is allowing “what is” to be.
And that also applies as long as the Pain Body is there, you are allowing the Pain that is there, to be. That is a very powerful practice.
So I am not saying we are not fighting the pain we are not even trying to get rid of it.
You bring the consciousness, which is a very compassionate state of allowing “what is.”
It is a very powerful state it implies you are Present. As the one who is able to allow.
You are the one who is able to allow the pain to be. You know you are not creating this pain at this moment because you are practicing accepting “what is.” So it is not pain you are creating, it is old pain.
You bring the “acceptance” to the old pain. You allow it by not resisting it.
Blockages in the body can create a pain body experience
Poor digestion, too much junk food, hangover’s and P.M.S can create a pain body experience. It is so vital that you keep the energetic system of your body in a proper flow state. Any blockages will create negative emotions that will feed the pain body.
Remember, these five steps for dissolving your pain body:
1. Present Awareness. Become present in your thinking and observing by being in the now.
2. Become aware of how you create suffering by your reactions to situations and people.
3. Reduce the constant repetitive thinking of the mind.
4. Keep your energetic body system flowing through exercises like:
- Bike riding
5. Be aware of the active pain body in others so you don’t get pulled into their drama.
“Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.” – Ekhart Tolle