Love in a box

Love in a box – a story of gut and back issues

A client came to me with tummy problems as well as back problems from lifting heavy boxes all day in his job as a packer for a clothing manufacturer.

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As we talked, it became obvious that he really disliked packing clothes into boxes and found it totally boring. His tummy problems seemed to be related to when he ate bread, so I suggested that he trial not eating gluten for a few weeks and see how he felt.

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I asked him how he packed the boxes, and he said that most of the time he didn’t even think out how he was packing; he had done this job for so long that he could probably do it blind-folded. He was fed up with his boring monotonous job, so he packed the boxes with feelings of anger and resentment and felt unappreciated by his employer. In effect, he was packing boxes in the energy of anger, frustration and resentment.

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I brought this to his attention and suggested that people at shops who unpack the boxes would receive his ‘boxes of anger’ which could affect them. He was blown away.

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I suggested that rather than ‘check-out’ at work, to instead be present by completely focusing his attention on what he was doing when packing and lifting. By feeling his body – his muscles, joints, posture and how he moved – he would become more aware if he was lifting inappropriately, straining or if his body needed a rest.

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I also suggested that for one week, until I saw him again, that he bring love into what he did so that energy of love could be felt by those who unpacked the boxes.

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When we caught up again he told me that his back no longer hurt and his tummy was no longer bloated and uncomfortable. He also realised that he had been holding anger in his body and noticed the difference when he was very ‘present’ with his body and the products he packed.

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Remarkably, he also told me he had really enjoyed his work over the previous week and changed his attitude about his job.

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Even his boss must have noticed the shift because three weeks later he gave my client a promotion. My client was happy, as was his gentle body.

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It just shows what an amazing affect conscious presence can have (with a touch of love)!

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