Pain-bodies love christmas, be warned my precious.

Simon Paul Sutton
4 min readDec 20, 2022


Christmas can be a perfect foundation for pain-body activation, attending family gatherings, events, heightened feelings of shame, guilt, suicide, comparison, lack and scarcity that all stem from fear (false evidence appearing real) at the core and the false beLIEfs of imperfection & separation. Pain-bodies also love to overspend to justify worthiness, and to get into debt and then work all year to pay off for the things that were consumed… At the core the pain-body just wants your loving awareness, not some plastic stocking fillers or extra socks…. Presence not presents really serves all family members….just saying…

I was sent a message on a video I posted around this time ten years ago named Christmas consumerism, societies insanity, it went like this;

“It’s very telling to see that this video has had so few viewings even after ten years. I’m over fifty years old now and expressed the same views even before I was twenty years old. I have experienced an extraordinary level of rejection in my life whenever I tried to opt out of any of the various dates associated with this kind of rampant consumerism. You try maintaining a relationship with a woman if you decide that you don’t want to celebrate christmas. You’ll find that nobody will want you. If you point out that the only reason any of us do any of this is because we are programmed as children to what our parents do, you will be shouted down or ignored. At this point for most people, they simply stop questioning it and feed their own children the same line of crap. On and on it goes. I hate christmas and I always will. I hate birthdays, easter and valentine’s day too. All methods employed by big business to separate dullards from their money.”

As a reminder, you may benefit from this little excerpt from ET… yes the alien from the movie…. Maybe!

“There is such a thing as old emotional pain living inside you. It is an accumulation of painful life experience that was not fully faced and accepted in the moment it arose. It leaves behind an energy form of emotional pain. It comes together with other energy forms from other instances, and so after some years you have a “painbody,” an energy entity consisting of old emotion.

It lives in human beings, and it is the emotional aspect of egoic consciousness. When the ego is amplified by the emotion of the painbody, the ego has enormous strength still — particularly at those times. It requires very great presence so that you can be there as the space also for your painbody, when it arises.

That is everybody’s job here — to be there, to recognize the painbody when it shifts from dormant to active, when something triggers a very strong emotional reaction. At that moment, when it does take over your mind, the internal dialogue, which is dysfunctional at the best of times, now becomes the voice of the painbody talking to you internally. Everything it says is deeply colored by the old, painful emotion of the painbody. Every interpretation, everything it says, every judgment about your life, about other people, about a situation you are in, will be totally distorted by the old emotional pain.

If you are not there as the space for it, you are identified with the painbody and you believe every negative thought that it is telling you. If you are alone, the painbody will feed on every negative thought that arises, and get more energy. That’s why it’s become active — after it does that for a while, you can’t stop thinking, at night, or whenever it is. The painbody is feeding, and after a few hours, it’s had enough. You feel a little depleted. And then it happens again a few weeks later, or few days later.

The painbody would feel even better if it could feed on somebody else’s reaction. Your partner would be a favorite person. And it will, if there is somebody around, or family situations. Our pain bodies love families. And it will just provoke this person, your partner or whoever it is. The painbody knows exactly what the thing is that will trigger a negative response. Then it says the thing that is going to really hurt you. And of course, if you are not absolutely present in that moment, then immediately you will react. And the painbody loves it! Give me more drama, please!”
~ Excerpt from Eckhart Tolle; Living in Presence With Your Emotional Pain Body.

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