I believe everything happens for a reason and when unusual events happen, I always like to look for the reasons – or messages – behind it.
Why? Because the whys behind an event will always distract you and can even hold you captive within that moment of shock, and pain. Seeking the metaphysical answers can often offer solace, a wider perspective and a whole lot of understanding. With the focus taken off the whys, you are now in a better position to direct your focus to where it really needs to be – in the healing!
I tripped across a wooden decking, landing hard upon a concrete path and broke my left shoulder in three places. To take the pain (!!) out of this random event, I light-heartedly nicknamed it, the Great Fall.
Before the Great Fall I was feeling emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted by holding three casual jobs every week. Casual work means ‘no work no pay’ so I was feeling trapped with no choices or progress anywhere, and definitely not where I was wanting to be in life. I remember telling my daughter the night before the Great Fall… “I seriously need a decent break – from everything!!!” (Hmmm…three jobs, three breaks)
Future tip: never use the word ‘break’! The Universe can be cryptic and literal at the same time, so try using the word ‘holiday’ instead.
Everything Happens For A Reason – that’s the basis for holistic healing.
Metaphysically, the shoulder represents ‘shouldering the burden’ or ‘overwhelming responsibilities’. Other key words are; feeling rejected, unsure and discouraged as well as holding onto too much stress, strain and worry.
The left side typically represents the past, but it can also relate to a significant female, and sometimes both. The left shoulder can often represent affairs of the heart; like feeling emotionally broken.
If you’re suffering from a painful left shoulder, it could relate to shouldering the pain of a broken heart. Perhaps look at letting go of any emotional pain from the past (cord-cutting and Forensic Healing is great for this) and start showering yourself in self-love and loving energies. Learn to embrace love infused meditations. No one deserves to be in constant pain, and this includes ourselves.
On my right side, my wrist was sprained with suspected fractures, and my elbow and knee had severe bruising and abrasions from the initial impact.
Metaphysically, the right side of the body represents the future or taking the motion forward. The wrist symbolises feeling chained, stuck, overworked. It can also represent difficulty in letting go of pain, stress and fear that binds you.
The elbow represents stagnation, limitation and frustration, as well as lacking awareness of your own needs (!)
The knee relates to frustration, inflexibility, anger and feeling stuck. It also refers to unfulfilled dreams, unresolved family issues and a fear of moving forward.
Pretty amazing and accurate stuff! When I look back, I can see how much I was ignoring my own needs and emotions. When you go through the feelings of loss, grief and heartache it is very easy to suppress these emotions. Initially, we do this as a way of dealing with smaller doses of pain, much like a way of self-preservation. However, we never want to allow the deeper hurt to come to the surface (the smaller doses were enough!) and so we continue our way through the fog and denial. That is until the day comes that we cannot hold the pain inside anymore and it has to come out. For me, the Universe stepped in and allowed me the space and time to deal with all that loss.
This Was No Ordinary Fall
One of the strangest things about the Great Fall is that I remember knocking my jaw against the pathway. I recall seeing the little coloured pebbles firmly embedded into the concrete right there before my eyes. My first thought was ‘Oh great. How am I going to cover this up for class tomorrow?” But as I rolled onto my back, and stared up at the bluest sky I had seen, I knew this was no ordinary fall.
I was lying on the ground for a few long minutes before my sister and mother came running outside to give aid. The first thing they said when they saw me was, “OMG her face!” and then despairingly, “OMG your face” …
They both have described the nasty and bloodied graze across my left jawline. I still remember the look on their faces as they stared at my obvious injury and remember both of them telling me not to worry. My sister told me later she was surprised to see such a large purple flash that ran up the left side of my face.
The pain in my shoulder became so intense that I forgot all about it. The ambulance came and the focus of the emergency ward was directed on my shoulder break. Until the next day when my sister asked what was with my face. No one had tended to my face the whole night. No one had to… because there was nothing there. Not even a scratch.
Repair And Recovery
The day after seeing the initial x-rays in emergency, I began the energy sessions on my shoulder. I have been able to heal broken bones before, but this time I would be working on my own bones. When I saw the orthopaedic doctor the following week, he warned me that shoulder breaks are far more slower to heal than other bones and by the looks of the initial x-ray, a plate and screws would be necessary. I was looking at 9-12 months of repair and recovery – and surgery was imminent!
But before I could agree to surgery, I needed to see a recent x-ray. After explaining I was an energy healer and I had been doing energy sessions on my shoulder for a week, the doctor reluctantly agreed to a CT and further x-rays to be done within 24hrs.
At my next appointment the following week, another x-ray was done on my shoulder to confirm what had shown up in the follow up x-rays. In only two weeks, my shoulder has shown a marked improvement. The severe break has already begun fusing itself to the main bone. The pain has lessened, and everything was looking good. I was told that surgery would no longer be required. Phew!
I continued the energy sessions and began speaking ‘love’ to my shoulder. Actually this is a form of speaking to the cells with positive, inspirational and loving words. This simple technique has further accelerated the healing process and after only three months, the broken piece of bone has returned to its natural position.
At my last check up, I was told that the broken bone in my shoulder is now ‘anatomically correct’ and that the only thing I seem to have now is a ‘stiff shoulder’. Seems I forgot about repairing the muscles and tendons. All good… I’m on it!