Emerald Heart Teacher Sephora McElroy, shares with the blog her strategies for dealing with a period of acute physical discomfort she was experiencing. There is always a good reason why things change around us and Sephora recommends some key things to think about during these periods.


Pain and I’m speaking here about physical pain, is a tough teacher. Pain comes in different degrees.  There is the pain you feel, but you can just ignore it and go on with your things and there is the pain you feel that is tough, but it is bearable. Then there is the pain where you are in absolute hell, the pain which is all consuming and you can’t think of anything else. When you are in this pain for just a moment it is already bad, but when you are in this kind of pain for weeks you start to go crazy.

What can you do, when you are in this kind of pain?

I Started To Think I Would Go Mad

When I was in such a state because of my disc and joint problems, I started to think I would go mad. I could not sleep for weeks, I couldn’t concentrate anymore, and I just wanted it to stop. I would have done anything, but it did not leave. I was in so many different states of mind. It started with my feeling really angry, I kept asking why me and why is it so awful etc.?

 I went on to blame the doctors, why can’t they do anything about it and why did not they not discover it earlier, then it wouldn’t have been so bad? Then I came to the point where I just begged GOD, to please help me with this and take it away. I asked what it is behind it, why do I have to be in such pain?

But sometimes there is no obvious reason and sometimes we don’t get the answer, as to why we have to go through this, maybe we are sometimes not meant to know. However, this makes it even more difficult.

Learning to Trust

From my experience, the only thing that we can do is trust. Trust that it will go away, trust that all will become okay. Try to bring your mind into a calm state and breathe through it.  Just keep going and try not to panic. If you panic, try to calm down and focus on the little things, what is the next thing to do.

Look at your life. If you find something, which doesn’t feel right for you, even if it is only the slightest little thing, change it, as it can all contribute to the cause of you being in such a state.

Of course we should reach out for help, for help on many levels, from the doctors, from the Emerald Heart and if you want, other healing modalities. But in the end it is your mind which is causing the biggest problem, as it always does, but especially with the pain. Change your mindset then you change your life!

I wish you all the Best and not much pain!

With all my Love and Blessings,

Sephora McElroy
Elder of the Emerald Heart School of Enlightenment
Bensheim, Germany