Shalini J. Yamdagni

A Note from Shalini


Summer is officially here! My kids school closed for the summer today! It feels like another chapter of life has come to a close. This past week I also celebrated my daughter's 15th birthday amidst uncles, aunts and grandparents. I felt very blessed to have all family members around. Time is flying by and I am appreciating more and more the every day joys that life offers.


My daughter Ria with Aunt Sonia The whole gang!

There is this happy, positive feeling in the air, very different from what I was feeling a few months ago. I feel happy and peaceful where I am, and an eager excitement for all that is about to unfold!

Wishing each and everyone a happy summer. May this next half of the year bring the very best for us all!

All good wishes to you!


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3 Reasons Why Your Chronic Pain Isn't Healing!

3 Reasons Why Your
hronic Pain
Isn't Healing!

If you are reading this, chances are that you are, or someone you care about is:

  • stuck in chronic pain
  • trying different medications, treatments to get relief but not seeing significant shifts in your pain levels
  • feeling frustrated, hopeless, helpless because the pain is now negatively impacting your professional work, your family life, your physical activities, social life and maybe even your self worth!
  • feeling dis-heartened thinking why when you are doing everything the experts are telling you, you are not seeing the results?

So what's really going on? Why aren't the docs suggestions, the medications, the treatments bringing significant relief?

That is exactly what I was wondering almost a decade ago as I was told to quit my job and be on bed-rest indefinitely by medical pain experts who I had been consulting for my disease and chronic pain! Despite just being on bed-rest, the pain intensity kept increasing gradually.

Luckily for me, I attended a self-awareness seminar and learned something that NO DOCTOR had ever told me! This one key message then changed EVERYTHING! I learned that 'YOU CREATE YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR DIS-EASE TOO!'

Really??? I thought back then. Why would I create my disease? I'm working SO HARD to be free from my pain! Why would I possibly do this to myself? Are they kidding me?  But I stayed open to this view (since all the other door seem to have closed on me), and asked the seminar host what I could do about my chronic pain. He suggested I try EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). And I did. Using this weird and awkward looking technique, I eventually healed myself completely from my pain and disease!

So I want to share with you today, 3 things about your Chronic Pain that your doctor may not tell you (because probably he/she too may not be aware):

  1. Your Chronic Pain is inseparable from your Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Pain! In my experience, all pain is inter-related. We are TRIUNE BEINGS – mind, body, spirit. You cannot separate these three into individual, separate boxes that have nothing to do with each other!

    If you find you are stuck in Physical Pain, there is ALWAYS an EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, SPIRITUAL aspect to it. If you have an EMOTIONAL PAIN, that inner dis-ease, discomfort disturbance, will eventually add up and show up as PHYSICAL PAIN or PHYSICAL DIS-EASE too.

    Yes even when your pain is a result of an accident, or a physical injury, you still need to address ALL the other different aspects for you to experience lasting relief!
  1. Your CHRONIC PAIN is a SIGNAL from your body.

    Any pain you experience is your body signaling to you. It's saying:
    “Pay Attention”!! “Something within is off balance!”

    Most of the time we think of our “physical pain” as a “problem” that we need to get rid of!  We see it as a nuisance as it limits us and keeps us from engaging in activities freely. We want to “fix it”!  Sadly, that is the way we have been conditioned to look at it. We see it as a “physical”, “structural” problem. We see it as something that “happened to” us, and not by us of course!

    Yes! Yes! Yes! You did not do this to yourself purposely!  It's just that we really don't understand HOW our thoughts do really create our life  even though tons of books have been written on this topic.

    After healing myself and a thousand others now, this I know for sure:
    Your body speaks your mind. It tries to find ways to let you know what is going on WITHIN YOU via different symptoms. It may alert you initially through soft whispers, small symptoms. If you ignore it, it tries to get your attention by speaking louder, through bigger symptoms, and if you keep trying to get rid of the pain, without listening to its CORE MESSAGE, the pain gets even louder through even bigger symptoms.

    Your Chronic Pain is like your body screaming out loud trying to alert you saying:  “HEY! PAY ATTENTION OR ELSE….  “ But the warning is not to go and do something “outside”. But attend to the pain “inside” of you!

    So what exactly do we need to pay attention to? How do we know what it is that we need to look into?

    Many doctors view PAIN as a PHYSICAL SYMPTOM and try to “treat” that physical symptom with medications etc. without addressing the CORE UNDERLYING ISSUES. They are looking at the PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL STRUCTURAL aspects of the Pain and treating that. They may ask you on a scale of 0-10 how much pain you feel physically! And even though the medicines they prescribe for “treating” or “fixing” that physical pain may seem to work for a bit, and then intensity lessens or the pain seems to be gone. It truly hasn't if the underlying issue hasn't been addressed! If so, that un-addressed pain gets stored in your cells, adds up over time, weighs your immune system down and eventually shows up again in new stronger ways.

    So to address the ROOT or UNDERLYING issues behind your Pain, ask yourself these deeper Pain Questions:


These kind of ‘deeper pain questions' will give you CLUES to help you uncover the REAL PAIN that needs to be addressed before any significant relief can be experienced!

 I totally understand that when you are stuck in Chronic Pain, life can indeed feel heavy and hard. I've been there too. However you need to remind yourself that you have a choice: to play the helpless victim and blame the world, or take charge and try to understand the deeper important messages in your pain. Then and only then can you truly begin your journey to complete freedom and so much more!

So take a dive within. Get quiet and reflect on the questions above. Will you take time to pay attention now? What has your pain been trying to tell you? I'd love you to share your reflections/comments on our blog.


"Shalini is amazing. I was in a lot of pain with my hips, as I descended into that slippery slope of thinking pain was my natural aging process, I began to think I would have to have surgery like many others I knew.

I can see how people will trend towards a certain medical procedure. I began meeting lots of people who had hip surgery or planning for hip surgery. I was so worried this would be my future, too.

Shalini offered her program, I have always respected her work. I decided that there was nothing to risk or lose. From the first session, my hips improved dramatically. Not all immediately, but such a significant amount that I was left with the understanding that my pain could be managed, shifted or lessened. As we moved along the sessions, the pain in my hips was gone!Definitely not having any surgery. That alone is amazing.

I have become more aware of my body and its amazing capacity for healing. I am learning to take better care of my body with EFT...which is priceless. Thank you, Shalini!" 

~ Tonya R. Anderson
An Exquisite Life

About Shalini

Shalini is an internationally renowned Emotional and Physical Pain Relief Expert. She is also an international best selling author of the book Pebbles In The Pond Wave Three, co-authored with Lisa Nichols and others.

After doctors prescribed bed rest indefinitely due to an illness and chronic pain, she went on a profound journey - discovered tools that she used by herself and healed herself completely. Since then, she has helped hundreds of pain sufferers, sometimes including doctors, go from feeling stuck to relieved, and from frustration and anger to peace and clarity. Her work has been featured on national and international magazines, newspapers, and even on television.

Shalini is currently focused on working long term with a small group who are feeling sick of being stuck, who are ready and committed to doing what it takes to bring the big shifts they want.
You can visit her website,, email, or complete an online survey at for a 45-minute free assessment session.

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