A dear friend that I treat for debilitating back pain shared thoughts, realizations, about the words we speak, or don't speak to ourselves. I was blessed. I have a lot to learn concerning blessing myself with my words. Enjoy.
"Spiritually, I'm learning to bless my back the same way I bless Stormy, our crippled goat. I give her extra love and attention because she's the wounded one...just like Jesus going to the 1 and leaving the 99. I don't know when I started doing this,but, in my heart, I've seen my back as the enemy instead of the wounded one. I had Stormy in my lap in the pasture one day and was telling her how special she is and how happy I am that she was born and came into our lives and how we didn't mind at all the special care, that we loved her best. In that moment, I had an epiphany that there was nothing in anything I said to her that I felt or said about myself and my back. It stunned me. So, I've changed the rudder of this ship to bless the wounded parts and when I'm exercising to be visualizing a healing back and muscles that work and a back that is estoring. I wish you'd write an article on it. Being around so many
injured people, I'm not alone in this kind of thinking. We even
label body parts as "the bad knee and the good knee". We slip
into that thinking without even realizing it."
I may write an article on it one day. But I don't think I can say it any better!