Pain & the Law of Dual Thought (MKE Wk 9)
Once upon a time I had a profound revelation from pain.
Off and on, I’ve been prone to plantar’s warts. Several decades ago, I was in the MD’s office and he was endeavoring to burn a wart off the ball of my foot. Every time he zapped my foot, it was shocking. I flinched and my foot jumped.
He was having a hard time doing the job since I kept jumping. He kindly explained to me that he was very concerned not to leave any scarring on the ball of my foot, lest I have discomfort walking forever after. For that reason, he chose this burning approach. He asked me politely, and earnestly, to hold still.
The light went on for me in that moment. “This is SUPPOSED to hurt!!! My flesh is getting burnt, and pain is a natural, healthy consequence. And, this procedure will be quicker and safer if I over-ride my flinch reflex.”
Talk about the Law of Dual Thought!! We learn in the Master Key Experience that we have the option to regard virtually anything as negative or positive, desirable or undesirable. I realized in that moment that the pain was normal AND I had the option to feel it, and over-ride it. And so I did. The wart removal went very quickly after that.
That moment proved to be a profound and precious learning experience. I learned that I truly have the ability to feel and then CHOOSE how to respond. It’s been an invaluable lesson.
On a different note, the next next time I got plantar’s warts, I referred to my nutrition reference book. It suggested vitamins A and E for warts, so for a few weeks, I put a drop of each on the warts, twice a day, and covered with a bandaid. Voila! They simply died and fell off one in a couple weeks, the other in a couple months.
It amazes me how much learning is possible in mundane situations. I’m grateful.