A few nights ago, I was lying in bed, just about to go to sleep, when my stomach began to act up. I was in pain and had some nausea. It wasn’t horrific, just some basic indigestion caused by having eaten some incompatible foods too close together (fruit after avocado), but it was supremely uncomfortable, and kept me awake. I realized that this was an opportunity to experiment a bit. I knew it was possible to get rid of pain using the principles of deliberate creation in theory. But would I be able to do it in practice? It turns out that yes, I would. Here’s how I did it:
Remember, we’re vibrational beings
If we remember that everything is energy, and that we’re vibrational beings just translating this energy through our senses, we begin to see that every experience we have is just an interpretation of energy. We’re focusing on or tuning into a certain frequency, and the more we focus on that particular energy, the more of it we get. So, in theory, if we want to stop having an experience, all we have to do is to stop focusing on that particular frequency.
Because the pain and nausea weren’t scream-inducingly bad, I had a little leeway. I began to focus on the discomfort. I put all my attention on my pain and nausea, which is what we generally do when we’re physically ill. The result? The pain got worse, just as expected.
After a few minutes of this, I then began the process of putting my attention on something else, something “happy”. I knew that if I could just get a tiny foothold, just a glimpse of a different vibration, the law of attraction would make it easier and easier for me to focus on it. I ran through several images in my mind and finally settled on one that I have no resistance to (it doesn’t bring up any bad memories or negative emotion.) I chose the image of a beautiful butterfly slowly and delicately flapping its wings.
At first, it was quite hard to wrench my thoughts away from my pain. I’d get a glimpse of the outline of the butterfly, almost like it was made of smoke, and go right back to the pain. The pain was louder, bigger, more vivid than the butterfly. It was so much easier to go there. But I kept on trying. I persisted.
It took a considerable amount of effort, but I was able to keep bringing my focus back to the vision of the butterfly. And after a few minutes of this tug of war, I was able to hold a steady image of it in my mind. I really got into it. I saw its colors, the movement of the wings, the delicate legs. And as I did this, I noticed that the pain was subsiding. It was decreasing, I didn’t feel as nauseous anymore.
Of course, the second I thought of the pain, it returned. But this time, it wasn’t as difficult and didn’t take as long for me to go back to the picture of the butterfly. I’d amassed enough energy on that frequency to make it more compelling. The law of attraction had made it easier for me to access this better feeling thought. And when I did, the pain went away.
What really happened
As long as I was giving my attention, my focus, to the frequency of the pain, I continued to add to that energy. The law of attraction will bring more energy to whatever it is you’re focusing on. The key was to stop giving my focus to my discomfort. But you can’t really stop doing something you want to stop doing.
Just like if I tell you NOT to think of a pink elephant, you immediately picture a pink elephant, you can’t stop thinking of pain when you’re feeling it. But you can start thinking of something else, instead. So the solution is not to push against the pain, but to find something else to think about and focus all of your attention on that.
So, as soon as I was able to put more attention on the butterfly than my pain, the pain and nausea started to subside. If I returned my focus to my stomach, the pain came back. I went back and forth several times to test this and it worked every time.
Why a butterfly?
The image of the butterfly isn’t magical or special in any way. I chose it simply because I have no “issues” with butterflies. I think they’re beautiful, but it’s not like I’ve always wanted butterflies but couldn’t have them. I have very little emotion around them except for appreciation of their beauty. In other words, the thought of butterflies carries no resistance – no lower frequencies are activated when I have that thought. This made it the perfect image of for me to use as a distraction.
I tried several other images before I settled on the butterfly, but they weren’t a good fit. I had to find something simple, something easy to lock onto. A complex idea didn’t work, because it required too much effort to get that first glimpse, the one that I needed to get that first foothold. It also had to be something that held very little possibility of activating negative thoughts. What do I mean by that?
I love to go the beach. The smell and sounds of the ocean, the feel of the warm sand underneath me and between my toes, the feel of the hot sun on my skin. I adore it. So you’d think that this would’ve been a perfect image for me to use to focus my attention away from my pain. You’d think that, but no. Because I was coming from a lower vibration, I had access to negative thoughts. Under other circumstances, when I’m in a good or even just neutral mood, thinking of the beach brings me joy. But being at the beach does have some potential downsides, and when I’m coming from a place of pain, guess which aspects of the beach I can most easily focus on?
So, I focused on the beach and immediately got an image of sand in places that sand shouldn’t be. There was sunburn. The waves knocked me over and I got salt water in my mouth and nose. And so on. If I’d stayed on the subject of the beach, I might’ve ruined it for myself for good!
But when I thought of the butterfly, nothing negative came up. It was a simple image, but one I could build upon as I gathered more energy. For example, I started with just a simple, one dimensional picture, but as I focused more, I was able to imagine more details. In the end, I could see the butterfly moving. I even added flowers and other butterflies. Once I was able to hold an image that vivid, my pain and discomfort were completely gone.
How to focus yourself away from pain
So, if you’re experiencing physical pain or discomfort, you can decrease it or even make it go away by doing the following:
- Find an image of something that brings up no resistance in you. It can be anything, but if you think of it and see a negative aspect of it, switch to a different image until you find the perfect one.
- Make sure the image is something simple, like a picture, that you can build up as you get into it.
- This is the hard part: Focus all of your attention on that image. The pain will be doing its best to regain your attention, and it’ll be easy to go back to it – physical pain is pretty much the hardest thing to ignore.
- Notice how the pain gets a bit better every time you’re able to hold the alternative image for even a few seconds. Deliberately noticing this change, will be hugely empowering to you. It will give you a sense of control which we generally lose when we’re in physical discomfort.
- Every time you switch back to the pain, and you will, it will get easier to go back to your positive image. Don’t consider the switch back to pain a failure. Just notice how much easier it gets to move away from it, and how you’re able to hold the new image a little longer each time.
- The worse your pain is, the harder this will be, but once you’re able to get just a small glimpse of the image, you’re on your way. The law of attraction will help you build more and more momentum.
Have you been able to conquer pain or a physical condition using energy work? Share your experiences in the comments!