What is Pain Therapy?
What is Pain?
What is the cause of Pain?
What is Pain?
Pain is emotional charge on a consciousness content. Where the pain is historic, experienced as residing in the past, pain is the resultant of a refusal or inability to assimilate the causal stimulus. This historic, yet to be assimilated stimulus, now resides in Memory as an emotionally charged experience, and is called pain.
‘If we are undergoing any experience at all, we are receiving into our organism an energy input. Energy comes to us from everything that we encounter. We call this energy-input a stimulus, because it tends to make us react in some way to it
‘We can class stimuli or energy inputs according to the amount of energy they contain.
- · If their energy is very small, we might not notice that we have received it.
- · If their energy is not quite so small we might notice the input but find it easy to assimilate, perhaps even pleasurable.
- · If the energy-input is a little heavier, we might find that we have to work a little in order to be able to accept and assimilate it.
- · If the energy-input is very large we find ourselves unable to assimilate it at all. It might actually damage our flesh, destroy some of our cells, and in extreme cases might even kill us.
‘When we find that a stimulus is more than we can comfortably bear, we tend to try to stop its entrance into us. We try to refuse it, and this refusal is what we call pain.
‘Unfortunately, by the time we have decided that a stimulus is too painful for us to accept, we have made a record of it in ourselves. Even if we manage to escape the painful stimulus very quickly, we still have in us the record of that pain, and we do not like it and what we do not like we tend to avoid or push out of consciousness.’ EH
The purpose of Pain Therapy is to release consciousness from fixated identification with Memory of past disturbances or damage of the physical body. Let us see how this works in a little more detail – a brief rationale of Pain, its cause, & the recovery process itself.
Everything in the experience of PLEASURE and PAIN depends upon the identification of consciousness with a body.
Bodies are limited zones of cyclic motion. As limited, circumscribed zones their energy absorption capacity is also limited. Stimuli entering bodies are constituted of quantities of motion. Motion considered as operating or working within a closed system is called ENERGY. Finite bodies can assimilate only finite amounts of energy presented at a certain rate and intensity, and in a certain pattern. Bodies are motion systems characterised in specific ways.
If stimuli of the right type are presented at the right rate, that is, put in over a certain length of time, a body may assimilate their motion.
If the incoming stimuli is in any way wrongly presented, either in formal type, rate or intensity, the body may fail to assimilate it. Such failure implies the disturbance of the body’s equilibrium or its possible destruction.
At times of the disturbance or destruction of a body, consciousness identified with it SUFFERS AS IF IT WERE ITSELF DISTURBED OR DESTROYED.
How are we to recover from the disturbing or destructive effects of excessive stimulus on the body, effects which also reside in Memory? By breaking identification.
What is identification? It is simply EMOTIONAL CHARGE on a consciousness content. In the case of Pain Memory, if we view a body-disturbing or body-destructive Memory with no emotional charge whatever, if we remove from ourselves all feeling-orientation in relation to this Memory, we are not identified with it.
What happens if we remove the emotional charge on a painful Memory? The experience of the Memory becomes for us just a shape, a form with no value.
Pain Therapy aims to release consciousness from identification with the Memory of a stimulus on the body, which allows consciousness to return to itself. The Memory form remains, but the emotional charge and resulting orientation in relation to the pain is eliminated. Consciousness is free, and pain is gone.
Pain Therapy does NOT aim to suppress, anaesthetise or make Memory pain more unconscious.
The aim of Pain Therapy is to progressively reduce, relieve & eventually eliminate Pain, painfully charged experiences, resident in Memory.