Integrating The Pain Body And What It Can Teach Us

Updated: Apr 26

Whenever we experience trauma, when this trauma is not acknowledged, it lives within the emotional body.

The trauma we experience in our lives connected to abandonment, abuse, and fear will reside within our pain body. The past emotions reside within the mind and body and become activated through what we would consider a trigger.

Our triggers serve as a reflection of a wound that has not yet been integrated by us.

You can view the pain body similarly to a virus that is dormant most of the time. Whenever this part of us is triggered, it craves more pain to add on to the already existing pain, and the cycle continues.

Having an addiction to emotional pain is typical when you have a heavy pain-body. One example of addiction to pain is having a history of loving unavailable people or staying in intolerable relationships that only bring out intense and unhealthy emotions.

This cycle is a constant reactivation of the pain body and indulgence in negative feelings such as anger, worry, grief, fear, or depression.

The emotional pain for some goes far beyond the pain that is considered natural for seemingly unimportant situations. What one person may choose typically shrug off or not even notice becomes the cause of intense unhappiness for another. This reaction to life situations is one sure sign of a heavy pain-body.

Throughout the years, the pain-body continues to grow. The person becomes identified with their pain as a result of this, he or she may be feeling intense anguish, depression, or anger.

The saying hurt people hurt people is very much the case of the pain-body. People can feel so much pain inside that they develop the need to continuously feed off the pain of others, consciously or not.