What does being codependent have to do with chronic pain?
Emotionally speaking when I was codependent upon seeking validation, finding comfort in others words and protection I did not realize I was giving my power away.
Do you ever find yourself seeking approval from others? Looking for their opinions or what their motivations are and then try to keep up with those?
Is this you?
I found myself asking this very question to myself.
Who am I really?
What I found is I felt very insecure for most of my life, meaning I felt very unsafe. Unsafe no matter who I was with, where I was and what was going on.
I tried finding safety through others, my parents, friends, partners.
What I did not realize was I was grasping at more of that unsafe feeling because what I was looking for was built right within me.
I found I was seeking that safety through the external and where it truly comes from is the internal.
That's right, the internal environment you create within you.
As I said most of my life I felt unsafe so my body was in constant fight and flight.
What that means is I was always running on adrenaline and became addicted to that feeling. Looking at me you would have never known but I was a master suppressor of my emotions. I could paint the best face on and pretend I was great but really I was not and I was screaming inside for help.
The most empowering saying I rehearse is….
I am the only one I will never leave nor loose.
I came into this world alone and I will leave this world alone.
So my power, drive, love and compassion comes from me.
This was not an overnight creation for me but when I received that aha moment I knew there was no turning back.
I knew I had a duty to myself and my journey in this life to create my own happiness.
Once I started to live more of this my chronic back and neck pain drastically shifted.
Who knew codependency had anything to do with chronic pain.
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in love, gratitude & service
Janna is a Pain Freedom Expert. As a coach, teacher and intuitive pain specialist Janna helps busy women with chronic back pain gain hope, results and freedom. What she is most passionate about is teaching women how to heal their pain through their emotions, become their own pain whisperer so they live a pain free thriving life.