Produced by Jon Child

Transcript of Micciah March 8 2018 (part 3) (Handling pain & using ‘allies’

Micciah answers a question about physical pain and if there is any way to deal with it without external help. You can make the choice of how to deal with it. And you can have allies to help you. Also, be careful how you name it.

   Micciah: So, please what are your questions? Judith.

   Judith: I have a question about physical pain. I have several friends who are undergoing a lot of pain right now from surgery and various other sources, and my question is, do we have an innate ability, something we're born with, part of our spiritual DNA blueprint... Do we have an ability to manage pain in such a way that we don't need to take drugs, or even go for acupuncture or do anything external? Is there a process we can use to learn that will help us overcome the most difficult aspects up pain?

   Micciah: Well, yes. External and internal is really done with smoke and mirrors. It doesn't actually exist. It appears to exist, certainly. Can you manage pain in a way… is there, you use a very good word, is it part of our blueprint? To know how to manage pain? Yes, and there are brain chemicals that can be activated that are, we suppose, similar to opioids.
   Give us a moment.
   This is a complicated question. Beings who are very highly trained in meditation, for instance, and taking a meta-position, no matter what is going on in the body. The story, you have discussed a number of times... The Monk whose father was very ill; there's a monk whose father was very ill.

   Jon: Youngey Mingyur.

    Youngey Mingyur Rinpoche is his name. And the father was a teacher, he was not a monk, but in his illness he was able to observe, because of the training in his consciousness. Is it in the blueprint? Yes. But he had to activate it through training. So he could observe the waves of pain. "Hmm, isn't this interesting." Another wave of pain. "Hmm, isn't this interesting." So, yes is the basic answer. Is it automatically there without ever cultivating it? Not exactly. It is... You see the herbs as used in traditional cultures, Chinese cultures, cultures of South America, cultures of the people native to North America, the things that were used where a combination of consciousness, healers who were trained to work with consciousness, who could help move energies, who knew the spirits of herbs. Herbs have spirits, they are not simply chemical combinations. They could cultivate the herbs and they could concoct them, decoct them. So that the herbs who were your friends and familiars were used in conjunction with all kinds of healing. Not only in acupuncture but in others systems, the points on the body where understood that would alleviate pain. Those points activate parts that are natural to your body. So, can some people do that in/through training and awakening? Here it is... Awakening the aspects of the blueprint that will both manage pain and heal the body. Always? No. No, not always. As the Dalai Lama says, "You are born, you live, and then you leave this body." As Ram Dass said, quoting we believe Emmanuelle, "It's like selling the old ford".
   So, this is a somewhat complicated response to the question. There are ways and ways going about it. Hypnosis and self-hypnosis, if you are trained in them, or work with someone who is trained to use them in that way will alleviate pain. Strangely, and this is known, certainly in hypnosis and probably in other teachings, the more you go into the pain, the less you resist it, the more you enter it, the more you are curious about it, the more you define it and describe it, the more it dissipates. It's paradoxical. The more you clench against it, the more it hurts. So you can learn to do that yourself, or you can do it with someone, or someone can teach you to do it. So, is it in the blueprint? Yes. And, since there is no inner and outer, the modalities can be allies.
   Unfortunately, although Western medicine does many extraordinary things; unfortunately, some of, we are not going to get into big Pharma, not right now, but, some of the ways that it is employed is not in the frame of reference of wholeness, but of sort of taking a mallet and whacking the symptom until it keels over. Is this always a bad idea? No, if you're in terrible pain and someone can alleviate it, that's not such a bad idea. Is it a good idea as a theme for healing. Not such a good idea. So, supporting healing in ways that activate healing forces of the body (is there a right and wrong[?]) are better than taking something so you can go to work even though you have a cold and your nose was running and you are coughing and your body is saying, "Please lie down." It responds to your question, it doesn't really answer it. More?

   Judith: No that's a good answer.

   Micciah: And by all means cultivate the allies. There're herbal teachers who will help you to find your, your spirit, your plants spirit guide. I believe Julie did it at one point and hers is Celandine, is that right? Celandine, yes. A little orange flower.
   There are ways and ways. And if you need a western painkiller at that moment and that will help you on the path to healing, providing you go on into some more holistic way of healing, why not?
   People who heal with energy. You all heal with energy. Your cat, Julie and Jon's beloved cat, Guy Ray, has been ill. In Western medicine everything has a name. There's a wonderful quote in one of the books on healing that says, "Be careful who names you." Because people who name you have power over you. The old homeopathic tradition, they wouldn't tell you what you had. In the Chinese tradition, traditional Chinese medicine, they don't say this is what you have. They will say the liver meridian is overstimulated, or, is weak. So, Guy Ray has lymphoma. However, his body is following a very uncharacteristic pattern, becoming very ill, rallying, going down again, coming up again. But you all have been praying for him. And Julie and Jon are doing energy work on his body. Not because they are not willing to let him go, when it's time, but the door is not open yet. It's not time yet.
   We are going to say one more thing. When you get stuck in the name, google it, lymphoma, don't! We won't say never. But naming things gives them power. When the shaman names something, when a doctor names something, it carries power. So, be careful who names you. When psychiatrists name you, "Oh, you are a…" Is it says in Doris Lessing's extraordinary book The Four Gated City  there is a major character who is, has breakdowns, but is also very psychic. The doctors say you're nothing but a paranoid schizophrenic. On the other hand, is it helpful if a therapist know someone is on the curve of bipolar disorders? You know, pick and choose. Let it all in.

   Julie: “What I believe happens when I am channeling is that I enter an expanded geography of the self, and that there is an overlap between what I know (my intelligence, my awareness, my experience) and something that is larger than my ordinary awareness. It may indeed be that it is all part of my awareness and that would be fine. What’s produced is a personality that is a product of the overlapping and the personality is called Micciah.
   This channeling is meant to be a spiritual, emotional, intellec­tual, heartful, mindful journey that I share with another realm, that I share with my classes and that we all share with you. Please go over the material, evaluate it for yourself, and know what it is that you think about it.”