The path of self-realization is also meeting your shadow side, created by your ego. Part of it is the pain-body, as Eckhard Tolle names the “untamable beast” that sometimes may take possession of you. Have you ever experienced yourself or witnessed another person acting out of the norm? Surprised by a triggering behavior, that you don’t know from yourself or the other person? Afterward, do you or this other person feel embarrassed about the acting out? Chances are, that you or the other person was in your/ their pain-body. Read here, what is the pain-body.
The pain-body is an accumulation of negative past emotions, caused by traumas, childhood experiences, or any other unpleasant experiences, that were not fully faced and accepted, the moment they arose.
The pain-body is a negative energy field, that can occupy your body and mind, literally take over you and start an autopilot program, which may cause afterwards some shameful regrets.
The pain-body which is the dark shadow cast by the ego prevents you from being present and feeling inner peace. Some people live most of their awake life in their pain-body.
The pain-body depends on your unconscious identification with it. The pain-body creates consistently new dramas and pain because it feeds off of that negative energy. Without negative emotions, it cannot survive. It depends on you being unconscious and out of control of your reactions.
The pain-body starts collecting negative emotions already from childhood on. Emotionally painful experiences, that were not fully faced and accepted at the moment they arose can leave behind energy, that put together with other painful life experiences after some years create your pain-body. An energy field of old, unpleasant emotions.
For me, the path of enlightenment is to bring light into the shadows of our beings and work through traumas and past pains.
The pain-body starts collecting negative emotions already from childhood on. Emotionally painful experiences, that were not fully faced and accepted at the moment they arose can leave behind energy, that put together with other painful life experiences after some years create your pain-body. An energy field of old emotions.
The pain-body Is like a mind-controlling parasite, that can occupy your body and mind. If you don’t bring awareness to why you get triggered, the painbody will take over again and again.
The host feels like they have been hacked by a nasty virus and suddenly reacted out of unconscious behavior. The pain-body host feels later eventually embarrassed and sorry for what they said and did.
Especially events, conversations, and thoughts can trigger the painbody when they could feel familiar pain patterns from the past. When your pain-body is triggered, it can cause you to be aggressive, irritated, impatient, angry, depressed, or antagonistic.
“The pain-body wants to survive, just like every other entity in existence, and it can only survive if it gets you to unconsciously identify with it,” explains Eckhard Tolle in his book The power of now. “It can then rise, take you over, “become you,” and live through you. It needs to get its “food” through you. It will feed on any experience that resonates with its kind of energy, anything that creates further pain in whatever form: anger, destructiveness, hatred, grief, emotional drama, violence, and even illness. So the pain-body, when it has taken you over, will create a situation in your life that reflects its own energy frequency for it to feed on. Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible. ”
The interesting part is, that we get triggered by szenarios, that are familiar with the original unresolved or even traumatic scenarios from our past and then the pain-body gets activated. The pain-body shows itself in every person differently. Some people might get very angry, aggressive, and even physical. Others start to snap, scream or cry. Other pain-bodies are getting depressed and avoiding social contact.
“Some pain-bodies are obnoxious but relatively harmless, for example like a child who won’t stop whining. Others are vicious and destructive monsters, true demons. Some are physically violent; many more are emotionally violent. Some will attack people around you or close to you, while others may attack you, their host. Thoughts and feelings you have about your life then become deeply negative and self-destructive. Illnesses and accidents are often created in this way. Some pain-bodies drive their hosts to suicide. “
Once the pain-body has taken you over, you want more pain. You become a victim or a perpetrator. You want to inflict pain, or you want to suffer pain, or both. There isn’t really much difference between the two. You are not conscious of this, of course, and will vehemently claim that you do not want pain. But look closely and you will find that your thinking and behavior are designed to keep the pain going, for yourself and others. If you were truly conscious of it, the pattern would dissolve, for to want more pain is insanity, and nobody is consciously insane.