What are ways to keep from withdrawing inside when a person has an injury or pain?

If you feel like withdrawing inside, maybe that’s because it’s the right thing for you to do, at least for a while, as you pay attention to what you need to do to heal yourself. Sometimes we didn’t cause situations like injuries and pain. But often we can look back and recognize that we played some part in causing them.

It isn’t helpful to place blame on yourself or anyone else for your injuries or pain. And of course you’ll get help from medical professionals if that’s appropriate. But you’ll also want to stop and think about what you need to do to heal yourself.

Are there unhealthy habits in your life that need to change?

It could be that your energy flow is out of balance—maybe you’re pushing yourself too hard and you aren’t paying attention to what your body needs. Maybe fatigue and inattention were part of the reason why you were injured. Maybe overuse is part of the cause of your pain.

The first step in healing yourself is to be able to slow down and be aware of your inner potential for healing.

You can’t do that if you’re always trying to keep up with other people and be social. Maybe you just need some time by yourself to pay attention to what your body needs, feel your emotions, and identify and reframe unhealthy thought patterns. You’ll find that the more you slow down and go within, the easier it will be to hear your intuition.

As you do your inner work, your injuries and pain become valuable lessons to help you more clearly access your intuition and know what you need.

Then when you’re ready to go back out into the world, you can follow your intuitive guidance as it helps you know how to take better care of yourself. You may improve your pain and avoid another injury.