Today’s S.O.L. STORY comes from my most recent experience of pain. Whether your pain is physical, mental, spiritual, and/or emotional, this message will help you.

The number one lesson is this: Pain is not your problem.

Seriously, pain is not the problem.

The CAUSE of the pain IS the problem.

Look for it. Discover it.

Are you so busy that you’re forgetting to take care of yourself?

Yes, I understand. It happened to me too, but…if we don’t take time TODAY, tomorrow we’ll deal with the consequences. It’ll take MORE time, and be far more painful.

Remember, you’re not only what you eat BUT…you’re also what’s eating you.

Be willing to look past the pain, and discover the cause.

All drugs, whether we like it or not, cause side effects.

There’s a consequence to every single thing we think, feel, and do.

I wasn’t suffering from a migraine because I was lacking a pain reliever. I was having a migraine because of specific reasons. There WAS a cause.

If you’re experiencing any type of pain, it’s VITAL for you to discover the cause. Not merely mask the symptoms of the problem.

Uncover and discover the cause of your symptoms.

Don’t simply mask pain, or try to run from the pain or problem.

Pursue the pain in your life. Find out where it’s coming from.

Uncover and discover the cause of it. Stop trying to run from it. Stop backing away from the pain or symptom.

Lean into it, my dear.

Look at it — eye to eye, face to face, heart to heart— and figure out what’s behind it.

There are lessons in your pain. I promise. What are they?

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Write down where you’re hurting — experiencing mental, physical, spiritual, and/or emotional pain.

Take a look at it. Begin to identify the cause of the pain. Seek professional help, if needed.

When you correct the cause you can experience healing at such a deep level.

From above, down, inside, and out.

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xo Dr. Shannon. Inspiring minds that want to grow and hearts that want to know, so you can love you, your life, and your life’s work well. ONE SIP AT A TIME.

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