What a difference to be pain free! Several of my friends suffer painful chronic conditions and I have always sympathized with their plight. Gaining relief after five long months of pain and stiffness in my left shoulder has taught me even more than sympathy with that experience. It's hard to fathom reasons to choose pain as a learning technique in order to add wisdom to one's "body of information," however, I am well acquainted with having made that choice in this lifetime, too. I'm also ready to find new ways to gain wisdom. One of the most useful tools in my kit these days are the Dimensions of Consciousness that AMAG says we all have available to us to use as needed. They have reminded us for years that we're all multidimensional beings "possessed of total freedom" and I think I'm beginning to understand what they mean by that. It's up to me to decide in what dimension I choose to position myself and where I choose to focus my attention. Rather than just masking a problem or avoiding sensation, being able to shift my perspective to a completely different realm of consciousness allows me to celebrate life again. Rather than crying out in pain I can make a joyful noise instead.