Although pain is a messenger, the
major issue with pain from a creativity perspective it is simply
because pain is painful we try and avoid it at all costs. We expect
life to be without pain and pain free. We never see the
gift of pain, the
precious pearl that can be within pain, and it as a
doorway to awareness.
If one continues to hold to anything they will eventually move pass
a limit of some type within their being for we are constantly
changing. If one has not blocked the flow path of the pain in any
way, such as, numbing the pain receptors or blocking the awareness
in mind with some addiction, and allowing the natural pain flow path
to work, they will feel pain. If one goes to sleep, or becomes
unconscious, or they consciously numb the pain as with some pain
masking substance or method, the pain is numbed but the attachment
still exist. Because the attachment still exists the individual
becomes unconsciously bound in some way to a created form or a
particular existing or past expression of creation. As a result,
they most probably end up being harmed and feel pain. The minimum
harm that can be expected, if in no other way, is the loss of their
creative ability to create something different. They become bound in
that endless cycle of creating a life that produces a seed for the
next life much like the last.
If one does not know what to let go, and they are willing to move
into the pain to explore the cause of the pain with or without
numbing the pain, they can become aware of the cause of the pain.
That is, they can become aware of the attachment that they possess.
In that awareness they are then free to let go and free themselves
from they own creation and the pain becomes a vehicle for awakening.
However the problem is, we normally avoid the pain or numb it in
some way rather than understanding it.
Fear of pain keeps us from avoiding the indicators that are telling
us where we are holding on and when we are identifying with our
creations. Identifying with our creation is when we see what we
create as part of ourselves as opposed to only a product of who we
are. At the risk of being a little bit crude, your body wastes which
we defecate is a product and creation of who we are. It is not us.
If we hold onto it and do not let it go, we become constipated and
cannot function. We end up shutting down the entire flow path of the
intestines and digestive tract and we die. So too the identification
with any of our creations no matter what they are. They too, no
matter how beautiful they may be, are our
waste produces just as much as they are our fruits. We need to let
them go. Otherwise we have no room for anything new and shut down
our entire creative flow. If we hold onto them we constipate the
It is the information within the pain itself that tells us where to
look and release. If we fear the pain and never look into its
origins, we never find the freedom from it. The sad thing is that,
that which many of us fear most, pain, is that which is ultimately
the most freeing - if it is understood for
the gift that it is.
However, if you are afraid of pain, you will never become aware. If
we fear the pain and avoiding it and never allow it to arise or deny
its existence, the fear begins to control our life and we bind
ourselves within the attachments we have to the forms that we have
created in the past. Hence we continual give our power away to
external conditions rather than facing the origins of our fears and
our pain. In doing so, we become more and more bound to particular
created forms of existence. The process is rather simple. But can
quickly become complicated. We have an attachment like a strongly
connected nut and bolt. They cannot be simply pulled apart - one
needs to apply a leverage and unscrew them. However, often they are
so old they are rusted together. Often they are so old
of our pain are lost.
Pain arises to warn of the hazard. However, we feel the pain and
continually put emotional energy into the attachment rather than
letting it go. Slowly over time we create that
pearl with pain -
that irritant which causes pain becomes coated with the emotional
energy. However that energy if not released gives birth to a life of
its own and the pearl turns into a egg which hatches into a monster
in our life. The fear of pain begin to control our life and we run
from the pain never looking at the attachment what causes the pain
to arise in the first place. Hence we continue to foster a
consciousness and give our power away. We run from the external
threat rather than looking into the real hazard that is present. You
do not necessarily need to cause yourself pain if you can begin to
view from a
creativity perspective and
hold your creativity sacred
and allow your
creative spirit and the flow of energy that sustains
you to become like the wind - coming with no attachments and leaving
with no attachments.
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