The pain in the stomach
Thursday June 04, 2009
Dear Dr. Miller,
It seems when my past comes up to be processed – it often comes as pain in my stomach. I think this is what is going on anyway. I just try to feel it consciously and know it for what I think it is – the pain that was too much too feel when I was a child.
Does this happen ? That the past hurt comes up as body pain instead of as emotions such as rage and sadness? And if so do you think it best to not to abandon that pain or try to get rid of it but to feel it consciously. Other ideas? Have you experienced this? Other people? It can be confusing trying to understand what is going on.
AM: You write “And if so do you think it best to not to abandon that pain or try to get rid of it but to feel it consciously.” Yes, this is what I think. If you dare to feel the EMOTIONAL pain and can understand its reason the pain in the stomach usually disappears.