Dear Steve: About two years
ago, I was playing soccer, hit the ball off my head
(possibly the wrong way), and I hurt my neck. I went
to the chiropractor and had several adjustments, which
seems to help a whole lot. The problem went away for
months at a time, then came back. So I had some more
adjustments, which worked temporarily. Then the pain
came back. I had some X-rays taken, and nothing seems
to be injured, but neck keeps popping out for some reason.
I know it's stress related, but can't pin it down. I
am 32 years old, and have my own business. I like my
work and the money I make. I am married and have a 4
year old son. I can't really think of anything big or
different that happened between 2 and 3 years ago. We've
been in our same house for about 5 years. It's almost
paid off, even added on to it after the baby was born.
No deaths I can think of. My parents are both fine.
My wife works part-time at a college and likes it. I
don't like getting addicted to the chiropractor, and
I want to heal this once and for all.
Tired of the pain in
David, St. Paul, MN
Dear David: Neck
pain can result from may different causes. It can be
from a build up of toxins in the system - the digestive
system or other organs. It can also be a result of pinched
nerves and stress within the upper or middle back, or
of an injury.
You may have a "tendency"
for your neck to act out for a while to come, but you
can compensate for that tendency and take care of it
quicker and easier. Thank your neck for pointing out
a lesson you may need to focus upon.
Seek out a nutritional
consultant, and perhaps someone who can suggest exercises
for strengthening the "proper, specific" muscles
in your neck. With the right muscles toned up, without
the specific stressor and/or toxins, you'll have a good
shot at keeping your head up more comfortably.
Generally, the "pain
in the neck" comes from old judgments that we're
trying to let go of. We go towards new discernment,
new ways of looking at things, but the old ones just
circle around and give us a pain in the neck. Because
you are fairly successful, your judgments could have
to do with experimentation, and facing the possibility
of failure. Are there any risks in your business that
you wanted to take a couple of years ago? Do you still
think of changing anything there or in the physical
living environment at home?
You CAN balance out
any risks with the security of tried and true ways of
doing things. Take the index and middle finger of each
hand and put them on the back of your neck - just below
the bump on the back of your skull. Press firmly. Take
a deep breath, and ask yourself "Who's in my space?
Who's judgments am I accepting?" When you get a
picture or thought of who it is, mentally scream for
that person to get out of your space, let go of the
breath, and pull that energy out with your fingers,
shaking that energy off. What is the major negative
judgment the person you thought of may have about
you? Please be aware, it is not really THAT person affecting
you. It is that person who reflects or symbolizes the
judgments you have about yourself. Explore that judgment.
Get to a Higher Thought! Relax with that thought as
you massage your neck, sending the thought and your
body healing energies.
Positive Thought To
Manifest: I am safely learning to live my life and
express my creativity with more joy and fulfillment.
I accept the perfect support for that.
If you weren't
going toward positive change, the resistance to that
change wouldn't be coming up, Steve
Steven Rogat is a
metaphysical consultant, Spiritual & Shamanic Healer, Licensed Professional Counselor,
personal growth facilitator and author of Healing Thoughts, Therapeutic Shamanism:
A Bridge Between Metaphysics & Psychotherapy. Along with his wife Marcia, Steven co-ounded the Creative Thought Center (www.creativethought.org)
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