It Takes Courage To Face Your Emotional Issues!
Physical pain often manifests to encourage you to do your emotional work. It takes courage to walk that path but the rewards can be immense and a happy side effect can be partial or total relief from physical pain!
Energy therapists and people who are used to viewing everything from an emotional standpoint can sometimes be guilty of overlooking just how much courage it can take for people who are new to this idea. I have looked at the world this way for so long that it is automatic for me to look for an emotional reason for everything that happens. I am definitely guilty of forgetting how different, strange and potentially scary this might be to others!
We in the West, have been programmed to look outside ourselves for someone, often a medical doctor, to ‘fix’ us. It must seem very strange indeed to some people when they hear people like me suggesting they look inside themselves for the answers to their problems or pain.
To make amends for my oversight, this article is dedicated with love, gratitude and respect to all my wonderful, courageous clients. Thank you for your courage and for sharing your warrior’s journey.
Scroll down for links to our free affirmations and stories of courageous healing journeys through:-
Ankle & Foot Problems
Stress, Grief & Trauma
Courageous Journeys Through Back Pain
“I have gone from dragging myself across the floor every morning in complete agony and dosing myself up on painkillers, to being able to walk completely unaided and pain free and drug free. My family and friends have always known me to have a bad back. The condition has affected me since childhood. But over the last few months it became progressively worse until I was unable to walk unaided. Each morning I would crawl on my hands and knees to the living room, where I would lie on the floor waiting for strong prescribed pain medication to take effect. The medication always makes me drowsy and unable to drive or work as well as I would like to. One morning, while lying on the floor, I knew the situation urgently had to change and I needed to find an alternative solution. This is when I discovered Barbara Clark’s back healing meditation. Barbara’s voice is beyond being soothing and gentle. When she speaks it feels like being deeply comforted and her voice feels like warm blankets of energy wrapping me up and shielding me from pain. I can honestly say that the results of Barbara’s meditation are quite simply astounding. I have gone from dragging myself across the floor every morning in complete agony and dosing myself up on painkillers, to being able to walk completely unaided and pain free and drug free. I highly recommend Barbara’s meditations. Thank you so much Barbara.” Steve Wentworth
“I have had back pain most of my life. I literally felt the pain leave my back and become transformed to love and light and forgiveness.thank you thank you thank you!” Russele Snow
“My back pain is gone. After suffering from upper back pain for the last 4 weeks I purchased the Full Back set of recordings. After listening to the Upper Back recording my back pain is gone, would recommend this set to anyone suffering from back problems. Thanks to Barbara and all her hard work in putting these recordings together, I would say well worth the effort.” K. Russel.
I felt about 60-70 percent better!! My goodness! I must say I have experienced great improvement already from your wonderful recordings! Your voice is so soothing, as is the music, and each time, I definitely reach what I call “zero point”== a VERY relaxed and deeply rejuvenating place! And I am happy to report that every time I get up afterward, there is definite improvement in the pain and stiffness in my back!! I must say that I was at quite a low point last night, after two weeks of attempting to help myself feel better, seeing energy healers here in Hout Bay, South Africa, and resting and praying, and doing my own brand of energy work (MAP, Reiki, visualizations), and STILL in pain — actually it had gotten much worse again. It was SUCH a gift to get the recordings and be able to listen to them last night (and twice today)! Sometimes you just need a little help from a friend, you know?
Courageous Journeys Through Knee Pain
“My knee pain, of 6 months or more which I had put down to a torn cartilage, cleared up during very first listening to your knee mp3. Very impressive! You know, I’ve often tried affirmations for different things in the past but nothing worked til I tried your one. The great thing about using them for something physical, as opposed to purely emotional, is that it gives you something tangible to measure the results against. Am using your mp3 for the Neck at the moment, and it seems to be dragging up buried emotion. The optimist in me says that’s a good sign!” Graham Weeks. 6th June 2018
“I bought your body wants to hear, support your knees, and surprisingly for me, it has helped my knees immensely, making most of the pain go away. I try to listen to it everyday. Because of a bad accident, my left knee hurt either a little or a lot every day. Since listening to your affirmations, it either hasn’t hurt or it hurts just a little. SO thank you very much”. ~ Mr T.
“I listened to the Support the knees 3 times and I no longer have knee pain! In fact there was a significant difference after the first listen. I have torn meniscus in both knees and don’t want to have the surgery. I still don’t want the pain. It’s pretty amazing however”. Ms. F.L.
“I want to say thanks again for making the knee meditation. I really have done a lot of different treatments, and I have Western treatment on it, and your meditation worked really fast! I had read some of the testimonials, and I was scared that although one person said it worked within three listens, and the others were positive, I was scared it wouldn’t have the same affect on me. But I was very happy and surprised that it did”. Mr T.F.
“My knee pain went away! Fabulous results when combined with E.F.T. Tapping. Highly recommended”. Ms R.D.
“Thank you Barbara Clark. I was introduced to your affirmations by a crystal healer on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2016. They have truly been life saving. I now use them in combination with reiki energy for my husband. He had partial knee replacements in 2014 and was still suffering with daily swelling. After a few weeks of your meditations – the swelling went away, rarely comes back!!!” Ms V.M.P. 28th March 2018
Courageous Journeys Through Hip Pain
“I feel much better tonight mentally as well. A few days ago after moving my father in law to a nursing home, we had to clear out his apt. This is the apt I have taken care of him for almost a year. Clearing out his apt was filled with so many emotions. I developed almost debilitating left hip pain while moving his stuff out. Now two days later after cleaning up a day ago, I woke up with pain in the morning but my nightfall tonight, it is almost all gone. I was in so much pain I was crying and could only drag my leg around all yesterday. Even today earlier in the day, there was still intense pain at times. As an herbalist, I began to question if it was not emotional rather than overdoing it when moving the stuff out. I know it is. There was so much fear for the future since he was paying us to take care of him. So we have half the income we had but I know we will make it through, even though it is scary since we are 66 and 70. We had to put him in….we physically could not handle him. It was an abrupt change from 24 hours a day for weeks to none. Emotionally and physically I was a wreck trying to care for him in the last weeks. I feel much better tonight mentally as well. I have felt drained like being hit with a mack truck for weeks”. Kate Freer 1st April 2018
“I just did these affirmations with EFT AND felt a load off of my emotions!
Also the sharp pain subsides significantly. Emotional freedom with affirmations are amazing. Thanks for sharing” December 2017
“My hips are starting to feel better already and it was truly useful when my hip was in its most extreme pain. I was looking for hip affirmations (because working directly with the physical body wasn’t working and it was very clearly linked to emotional pain). My hips are starting to feel better already and it was truly useful when my hip was in its most extreme pain. I recommend your site all the time!” Ms C. M. March 2018
“Hip Hip Hooray!!! There is one I am working on for my right hip. It is starting to show some improvement”. Ms S.D.
Courageous Journeys Through Stomach Pain
“Just wanted you to know how the meditation for helping me and my stomach has begun to affect my behaviour. I realise I have a habit of internalising negative emotions and, in the spirit of ‘clearing all ways in which I have stored indigestable emotions’ found myself doing something I have never done before…… I think it’s simply called standing up for yourself! Yesterday at work I felt I was unfairly treated and found myself nursing the emotional wound all night and even had a dream in which I did indeed stood up for myself. I released a lot of anger.This morning I have emailed my boss to communicate how I felt in a calm reasoned way so hope it does the job! Fingers crossed 🙂Much love M
“It was so perfect. One night recently my stomach was upset with anxiety about Pixie, my beloved kitty, who was undergoing surgery, and I listened to Barbara’s stomach mp3. It was so perfect”. Rev. Anne Presuel.
It’s great to feel I can have a relationship with my own tummy and, like a mum, comfort it as I would a child. I just wanted to thank you for the Stomach tape. I am finding it so helpful. I have had tummy troubles for couple of years now, following two bereavements and then losing my job!
You may recall I was helped immensely by your guided meditation for releasing grief and trauma so I thought I would continue the healing process by freeing myself from needing the Omezrapole medication which I take for acid reflux.
It is early days yet but I listen to the meditation tape instead of taking the medication and I know my stomach is feeling the benefit of all the loving and liberating thoughts that I am sending it. It’s great to feel I can have a relationship with my own tummy and, like a mum, comfort it as I would a child.
I do continue to take medication if symptoms dictate and am grateful for that but it is wonderfully empowering to begin the self healing process.
Thank you so much.
Much love and gratitude
Courageous Journeys Through Skin Problems
“I just listened to your skin meditation – Awesome!! I already feel more gratitude for my skin for protecting me with my “spots”. They have served me well in the bigger picture, actually. So thanks for helping me see that”. Ms C.C
“The “attack” if you will subsided and went away certainly as quickly (1/2 a minute) as the cold water. Hi Barbara, I’m a new subscriber 3/4 months, 76 years old, general health good, no medications. My most troubling health issue is skin/dermatology eg Brachioradial and probably Pruritus etc etc from mild to quite bothersome from time to time (every few days I have a good “flair” up). Prior to finding you web site I was treating my various skin conditions with various lotions and for the Brachioradial / on my arms the Best was very cold water for 4/5 minutes, actually brings immediate relief, lasting a few hours. Prior to finding your site I was using a Meditation app from Meditation Oasis and had been using it generally prior to going to bed/sleep a few times a week, I found it pretty good, but had no real long term experience a year or so with meditation. I’m sure I bumped into your site probably Googling around skin problems, issues etc etc etc. Subsequently I purchased your Beyond Affirmations most particularly Soothe Your Skin and also Healing For Your Heart.
I’d like to pass on a couple of my findings, most specifically to the Brachioradial (when it flares up it’s almost an attack) while having an “attack/itchiness/arms for what ever reason I decided instead of the cold water treatment I’d try your app, I actually used the the Relaxation and well being (15.58) introduction Meditation the “attack” if you will subsided and went away certainly as quickly (1/2 a minute) as the cold water. I’ve repeated this 20+ times in the past month eg works every time? Actually I find it more convenient than the long Soothe Your Skin, whatever works.
I wanted to pass this along because this Brachioradial can be a real problem for many seniors and there is very, very little the dermatologist really know about it or more importantly how to treat it (mine for certain is a pinched nerve in my cervical 5/6 disc). Anyway please pass along if anyone asks, one thing for certain trying what I did certainly can’t cause “any” harm”. Mr G.K.
“Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! I had some sort of bug bites on my legs that were super itchy that got healed right after meditation. Can barely see the marks today!” Ms S.G.
“I make “no” mistake about it Your Meditation has helped me immensely control this problem and that’s the simple truth.As an aside I believe you app cost me $9.98 and it’ll last my lifetime, sure beats a 10oz bottle of sticky lotion that only half works, runs out in a month and costs $20.00 + –”. Gary
Courageous Journeys Through Ankle & Foot Problems
“Much appreciation. I had two incidences with a swollen ankle between July and October and I wanted to get to the vibrational cause at the time. Now that I have shifted further into love it has revealed itself at at time where I can view what I was living more objectively. Much appreciation”. Ms J.A
I felt the pain receding from my foot. After breaking my foot in a fall as I was struggling with the limitations this injury placed on my life and worried about finances as I was unable to work. My anxiety was high, I was exhausted, in constant pain and feeling powerless on so many levels. Barbara’s soothing voice and calm guidance through the session gave me the space to breathe again. I can honestly say, I felt the pain receding from my foot as I tapped, my anxiety melted away, I was able to sleep soundly for the first time since my accident and my focus returned allowing me to take action towards some long held goals which I had previously not had the time for. Barbara really helped me through a very difficult time and I am extremely grateful. Allanah Hunt“. Power Freedom With Allanah Hunt.
“ The vibrational cause has revealed itself! I had two incidences with a swollen ankle between July and October and I wanted to get to the vibrational cause at the time. Now that I have shifted further into love it has revealed itself at at time where I can view what I was living more objectively. Much appreciation”. Ms J.A.
Courageous Journeys Through Stress, Grief & Trauma
“Really helping as part of treatment for PTSD it’s going really well at night sadly still having flashbacks but this app helps to calm after…so glad I’ve got this tool. ..everyone should have it just for the days life throws you off track be it a day week month or longer. ..just amazing”. Gill Young
“A lot of the pain in my neck and at the base of my skull had GONE! And that night I slept soundly which was wonderful as the previous two nights I’d hardly slept due to the agonising pain. For two days over the weekend just gone, I was in agony, I had severe pain in both sides of my neck and at the base of my skull, I thought it was due to a flare up of my fibromyalgia. So I put hot packs on my neck and took the max. dose of painkillers. I began to think I would have to see my chiropractor again!
Anyway like I told you in my last email I’d downloaded your meditations and it was that same night that I was guided to listen to your meditation on Grief & Trauma. I started to play it and as it continued I burst into tears and just kept sobbing….What a release!
I knew I was letting go of the Grief & Trauma that had been building up since my beloved husband passed over two years previous. And the things you mentioned on the meditation I really identified with and I was a little taken aback as I hadn’t realised I was holding onto such beliefs! And recently I’d left a job where I’d been bullied and was still holding onto a lot of resentment and unforgiveness towards my ex-colleagues and over the last few years many of the jobs I have undertaken, had left me feeling disappointed, hurt and lacking in confidence. So I think some of these emotions were also released! After the tears I felt as though a weight had lifted from me and a lot of the pain in my neck and at the base of my skull had GONE! And that night I slept soundly which was wonderful as the previous two nights I’d hardly slept due to the agonising pain.So THANKS AGAIN Barbara!! I will continue to listen to your Grief & Trauma meditation (& your other meditations)”. Love,Mary.
“I feel able to fully breathe for the first time in a long time. Thank you Barbara for putting these meditations out there! I just finished the release stress and anxiety one – it could have been written for me! I am going through an extremely stressful time right now. Consciously releasing the stress, fear and anxiety around my situation has been tremendous, I feel able to fully breathe for the first time in a long time. Thank you”. Ms S.G.
“Have been listening to the Grief & Trauma meditation to help after the death of my husband. I feel a real difference after just a few listens, my breathing has slowed down and the palpitations have lessened dramatically. I also feel more relaxed and less weepy”. K.R.
Courageous Journeys Through Fear
“I don’t feel my heart skip anymore. Suffered from stress and skipped heartbeats for weeks. Started using this program and now I dont feel my heart skip anymore. I’m a big fan 🙂 Jason McBain
Felt like she was seeing into my brain! Her words are perfect for an anxious person. Thank you! Danielle.
Absolutely wonderful and calming. Perfect for what I needed to hear at this time in my life. I will be listening to this on my bad days as a reminder that I can overcome and am more than my fear. Thank you for this! Chelsea.
“It’s great – very soothing and transforming. An easy way to relax, listen to something positive that can assist in changing negative mindsets and the healing and releasing of negative emotions and the hold they have on your mind. Change your thoughts, change your mind!” Robin Seibert.
This one really helped me out tonight. I struggle with fear of the dark, and after around 7-8 minutes of listening to this one I feel much more calm. Namaste.
Left me feeling fearless and calm. Thank you Barbara, that was a little different experience with affirmations and I loved it. Lovely soothing voice, left me feeling fearless and calm. Steven Webb.
Fear has been controlling my whole life After naming and realizing that fear has been controlling my whole life, this is the perfect practice to help release my fears. I plan to listen daily as I work though releasing my fears and coming back to who I really am. Thank you for this beautiful practice! Namaste Michelle.
Gentle peaceful, music was perfect, pace was perfect. Many could be taken into day as mantra or slogan… My own: I release all unhealthy sabotaging fear that is keeping me from humbly doing Divine’s will, from my life. I replace it with self compassion, Divine’s humble Courage and Knowing in what He would have me do (in this scenario)… Cris
“I gained a better understanding of my fears that have been hidden behind the mask of defensiveness which makes me see myself as strong and bold. I can give up the imaginary fears and reserve the energy that is wasted on being constantly on guard. I will work with this more. Thank you”. Mary