What power are you avoiding with the pain you are choosing? What if you were always functioning from the space of infinite possibilities instead of the problem, the difficulty, or the thing you cannot handle? What if you started looking at the gift in everything? 

Today, Shannon is once again joined by her father and founder of Access Consciousness®, Gary Douglas, to have a conversation that will touch so many people in so many ways, and it’s on the topic of pain. 

Listen to learn about Gary’s painful experience with Shingles, what he gained from that experience, how pain is power, and what other possibilities are available with pain.

What if we recognized the power that we have instead of avoiding it and pretending that we don’t have it? 

Key takeaways:

  • Pain is one of the things that makes us choose death
  • Pain is actually an indication of a power that we’re refusing and avoiding
  • Physical pain as a creative element
  • Everything you think is wrong about you is actually what’s strong about you
  • There’s a hierarchy of pain 
  • The radical point of view of receiving
  • What power are you avoiding with the pain you’re choosing? 


2019-09-17T11:42:16+00:00September 17th, 2019|English|27 Comments


  1. Allison Skinner Abdala September 17, 2019 at 1:42 pm - Reply


  2. Misty September 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    What an amazing podcast!!! Thank Shanon for your brilliant questions and thank you Gary for your amazing awareness is in contributions

  3. Kriti September 18, 2019 at 5:37 am - Reply

    I love you guys…thanks for this amazing podcast…I ll Be relistening

  4. C Naganathan September 18, 2019 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Thanks, Gary and Shannon. Awesome sleep and so much of ease listening to the podcast. Amazing discussion on a topic which I had some awareness and this podcast lifted that by several notches.

  5. veronica cavallaro September 18, 2019 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Thank you so much!

  6. Sheena September 18, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Wonderful conversation! Thank you both for your amazing contributions! Sxx WEIPN???

  7. Rosemarie Hardt September 18, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Thank you Rosi Germany

  8. Manon Boertje September 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    whooohooooo , this was fun …. AND awesome !!! Thank you thank you thank you

  9. Ronit Roses September 18, 2019 at 6:05 pm - Reply


  10. Heidi Grayson September 18, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Wow – thank u both!

  11. Denice Roberts September 19, 2019 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Thank both of you for being the gift you both are to all of us.

  12. Holly Warren September 19, 2019 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Thank you both for helping me to have new points of view on the subject of pain..weip?

  13. Cristina Velasco September 19, 2019 at 4:35 am - Reply

    I have pain in my left leg, and now I m asking what power am I avoiding with the pain am I choosing? Thanks to both of you, you are amazing! ❤️❤️❤️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  14. mirimalki September 20, 2019 at 5:51 am - Reply


  15. Smriti September 21, 2019 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Love love love this podcast. It is such a gift. Thank you Shannon and Gary for this conversation.

  16. karin September 21, 2019 at 9:04 am - Reply

    so amazing, wow
    love you two so much 🙂

  17. Pallavi September 23, 2019 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Thank you Shannon and Gary ,what else is possible

  18. Payal kaul September 23, 2019 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Wow , Gary and Shanon your post has changed my perspective and definition pain now as power , Thanks so much bless both of you loads

  19. Nina Di Paola September 23, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I am unclear about “return to sender” vs. “what it this, what do I do with it…etc.. I almost always get the no pain belongs to me and I’ve heard Dain and others in Access say that I can’t change what doesn’t belong to me.Could you clarify. I would like to use this on all this pain that “doesn’t belong to me”. I would lso like to hear what Gary’s created from pain. I appreciate both of you and Access beyond words. Thank you, infinitely.

    • Shannon O'Hara September 27, 2019 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      As you know, in Access, there are many tools. If one doesn’t give you clarity, you can use another.
      If Who does this belong to works for you, continue with it.
      When it doesn’t, ask another question… use another tool… Like the 4 questions.

      How does it get any better than this?

  20. Janki September 24, 2019 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Loved it. Thanks for contributing as always.

  21. Naresh Dayal September 25, 2019 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Thank you Shannon and thank you Gary for this conversation. I have tears of Gratitude 🙏
    One year back I also had shingles and had been trying to avoid the pain. The thought of dieing did cross my mind several times during the last year. This conversation has opened up new possibilities. WEIP now?

  22. Rachel October 5, 2019 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Pain as potency. Wow. I will enjoy playing with this!

  23. Rosemarie Simmendinger-Katai October 21, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Love it, love you!

  24. Margarete Gallowitsch October 26, 2019 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    i am 7 years in Access and really did lots of classes before, this conversation opens doors, no suffering anymore and it is since my first day in a bars class and now as a CF, TTTE CF and Body CF and CHCR CF it took me years to receive …..and what if there is even more possible with empowering us all, never avoiding anything

  25. Tania Vite November 8, 2019 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Ojalá y pudieran tener traducción a Español los videos Shannon!!!

    • Shannon O'Hara November 9, 2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

      ¿Qué más es posible?

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