Good Pain or Bad Pain
I would say to you, there’s two types of pain. There may be others, but let’s just deal with physical pain and psychological or emotional pain. You might say to me, “You know, pain is bad. I try to avoid it whenever I can, either physical or emotional.” I would say, “Yes, I can understand that. I have been a pain-avoider all my life. I was absolutely a pain-avoider all my life.” One of the things that I want you to know is that it’s normal to avoid pain. It’s not abnormal to avoid pain. We all avoid pain.
But let’s talk about some physical pain here now for a second, because one of the things we need to look at: Is pain bad? Is all pain bad? The answer is no, because if we don’t know that we have pain, then we can hurt ourselves more if we have injured ourselves. Let’s take, for example, I put these talks together, and what ends up happening is I’m sitting at my desk and I’m working hour after hour and I get cramps in my shoulder. That might happen to you at work. It might happen to you at home. You lift something too heavy and you get a knot. You get a knot in your shoulder. You get a pain, and it just hurts when you push on it and everything.
What’s happening? Well what is happening is that the injury to the muscle in our shoulder, or our arm, or wherever it is, what happens is that muscle is being … the body is encapsulating that muscle with calcium. Why is it doing that? The body is created by God to protect itself from more injury. We weren’t wired for pain, as I said, so what we don’t want is we don’t want more injury. If we’ve injured our muscle and we’ve pulled a muscle, let’s say in our arm, then what’s going to happen is it’s going to be sore. The muscle is injured. Calcium is going to encapsulate that muscle to protect it from further injury.
Now you know that that calcium, or you may not know, that that calcium actually restricts the muscle from receiving blood flow. Blood flow, with the nutrients in the blood, is necessary to rebuild and heal the muscle. Yet here’s the calcium protecting it. The calcium covers it up and protects it. What we need to realize is this: That in this case we need to be aware of the fact that that’s what’s happening. Now if you’ve ever had cramps in your shoulders or a muscle injury, then what happens? You go to a massage person or a person that does deep tissue massage, and what do they do? Why is it so painful? Come on, you know. It’s painful. It’s painful because they’re breaking up calcium. They’re breaking up the calcification around the muscle. They’re using their elbow in some cases. They’re using their thumbs, deep, deep tissue massage. Why? Because you got to break up the calcium to get the blood back into the muscle so it can be healed. It’s vitally, vitally important.
You may go to a physical therapist and the physical therapist will do the same thing only maybe deeper, even deeper. Why? Because they’re trying to get the blood flow back into the muscles. It’s the blood that will eventually heal the muscles. But it’s painful! I know; you know. You’ve had it happen. It’s painful. Rub your calves sometime if you’ve been running and you’ll find out, oh my gosh, it’s painful. But if we don’t break up the calcium around the muscle then what’s going to happen? What’s going to happen is the muscle will actually atrophy. It will not ever heal and it will become useless.
We don’t want that. We need our muscles to walk and do the things we need to do so we don’t want that. That’s what happens physically. Now I want to talk to you about emotional injury. I want you to realize that emotional injury many times can be more damaging. In fact, most times, I believe, it can be more damaging than physical pain, physical injury. We can heal from physical injury by getting the blood back in, unless it’s a maiming or something like that. But for the most part physical injury can be healed.
What happens when we’re emotionally injured? Let’s look at that. Because as children, babies, infants, toddlers and young children, we were injured. Painful things happened to us because of our parents, because of their emotional issues. I haven’t got time to go into that. It’s on the website. You can find out more information, joystones.org. You can find more information on the website. But, trust me, parents injury children. They abuse them physically, emotionally, sexually even I’m so sad to say, or neglect them. They’re not even present. Sometimes when they’re present, they’re not emotionally present. That’s what happened to me a lot.
What ends up happening is that in this particular situation the injury comes but it’s not the emotional injury that we would think it would be. It’s painful when it happens, but what is the really difficult and bad thing is it really gets more painful because our left side of our brain was centered by God to make explanations. Then we got, I believe, the knowledge of good and evil comes in on the left side and makes every explanation of a painful event … misinterprets it and has faulty judgments and faulty explanations because of the knowledge of good and evil. What happens? The injury, the painful childhood injury, may happen in the physical, but it’s what it says about us that becomes a misinterpretation, a lie that we believe. We’ll believe it for the rest of our lives if we don’t do something about it, if we don’t do something to change it.
Here we sit with a painful childhood experience that has a left side explanation of the brain through the screen of the knowledge of good and evil that becomes a lie that we believe. If we believe enough lies … lies always devalue us. Who’s the father of lies? Satan. What we end up with is a situation where we’re believing lies and they’re going to affect us for the rest of our lives, affect all of our relationships. We’re going to be pain-avoiders trying to stuff all those injuries and emotions that come from the injuries, the pain, we’re going to stuff the pain. But is the pain still there? Just because you stuff it, does it go away? No, it affects us. That’s why so many people try to avoid pain, painful relationships, have problems in all their relationships. They go to pain-killing activities: sex, drugs, alcohol, chocolate, food, just to name a few. Does it solve the problem? No.
The only thing that’s going to solve the problem is bring the pain up, relive the childhood experience, bring the pain up into the light. Then, when you’re listened to and mirrored and that is brought back, then what happens is you have a new experience and you get accepted and validated and loved. Guess what? There’s healing that comes. It’s not so painful anymore, so it’s like the muscle: You have to break up the calcium. You have to go through some pain as you relive the experience.
Now what happens in this situation, specifically for soul redemption, is Jesus takes us back under the guidance of a trained soul redemption specialist. Jesus takes us back to a time when we believed a lie, to a memory. That memory is painful. I’ve done over a thousand of these sessions for people and it’s painful. People relive the pain, but it’s not forever; it’s just for a moment. I told my wife one time, “Come on, hun. You can do this. It will only be 15 to 20 seconds, maybe a minute at the most.” Sure enough, that’s all, because Jesus doesn’t want us in pain anymore. We’re living in pain already. He wants to heal us. Jesus comes in and he changes the misinterpretation of the painful event to a new interpretation, his truth for us. His truth always brings peace, joy and satisfaction. It always builds us and builds our value. When we have our value built by Jesus, because he’s the only one who can go back in space and time. Then what happens is we are more valuable, we trust Jesus more, trust the father more, and life gets better because we’re not in such pain believing lies about who we are.
If you want to know more about soul redemption, then come to the website and you will click on soul redemption. You’ll read about the benefits. You’ll see videos about soul redemption, an explanation of how it works and everything. It will change your life. It will change your life. There is a difference between good pain and bad pain. If we continue to live with the pain stuffed down and the injury not dealt with, we’re going to have a worse problem than we can even imagine. A lot of people have those problems. We don’t want you to have those problems. If you’re looking at Vimeo or if you’re looking at this video on YouTube, come to joystones.org. If you’re on the website, then please leave us your email and let us know you want to know about how you can have your own soul redemption session and how you can stop living in bad pain, just going around and around the mountain, doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, that pain will go away. It won’t. It’s going to stay there unless it’s dealt with. Or you can have good pain and you can end up in a situation where you relive the event but Jesus changes it and you end up with great peace and great joy. That’s we want to give and provide for you.