- The Healing Circle
- Deciphering The Ailment Message
- The Body and Disease
- Understanding the cause is not the cure for an ailment. And
this metaphysical/spiritual approach should be used as a support
and in conjunction with traditional approaches to medical evaluations
and treatment by your doctor.
- But there is a belief that even if you are involved in traditional
treatment, and not addressing the whole body (mind/body/spirit),
the ailment will either continue, or return. So there is a new
approach by traditional practioners to look at the whole person
when deciphering disease and prescribing treatment. This approach
isn't new, as it's based on very old metaphysical theory, but
today it's often referred to as the Mind/Body/Spirit connection
or approach to healing.
- As we mentioned in a previous posting, our own thought patterns
effect the health of our body. Basically you're creating an uneasiness
or "dis-ease" in your body, by the way you think and
feel. So each emotional thought pattern is really an underlying
"cause" of a physical illness,
understanding the illness can help you address the cause and
thereby riding the body of the disease. In other words, how you
think will create how you feel physically.
Deciphering The Message
- Your body will try to let you know there's an issue to be
addressed. Ailments tend to start out as minor discomforts. When
ignored, these minor issues grow into more serious ailments.
But how do you recognize there's a problem and interpret the
- To do this, you first need to understand a few basic principles
of energy within the body. I won't confuse the issue with metaphysical
concepts such as Kundalini energy and chakra centers. While these
are important, they can make something simple seem a lot more
complex. So let's stick to the basics.
- Energy flows in the body in a clockwise motion. From the
root of your spine, to the crown of your head and back again.
- This flow has a physical and emotional connection to your
being. Simply put, the right side of your body is related to
masculine/physical energies and the left side related to the
- Each part of your body is related to a concept of life. The
easiest way to put this is give you an example. Let's say you
have discomfort in your right wrist. This would indicate you're
having difficulty in the way you're "handling" a situation,
specifically, in the way you're being flexible, or not flexible
in that situation.
- The best way to look at a situation is to ask yourself, what
does this body part do for me? The pancreas for instance manages
the sugar in your body. So look at the sweetness in your life.
Has it left you? Are you so focused on the material things in
life that you're missing out on the sweetness life offers you?
- Next look at which side of the body the ailment is manifesting
on. The left side where you're dealing with emotions, how you're
reacting to situations in your thoughts? Or on the right side
which is affected by the physical actions you're making? This
is where the right/masculine or left/feminine energies come into
- Finally, you might also look at who is involved in a situation
that is currently causing you stress. Simply put, if you're having
an issue with the right side of your body, you could be having
an issue with a male figure you're dealing with. A spouse, sibling,
friend or boss.
- Deciphering Examples
- Ok, so how do we really put all this together. Again the
easiest way is to give you 3 specific examples. The first thing
to do is look at the ailment and decipher it's underlying issue.
You can use the Common Cause listing,
or try making the correspondence yourself. The key is to be very
open and totally honest with yourself. Some situations can be
things you don't want to face, or admit that you are doing, either
to others or to yourself. So you must be willing to face the
truth and be open to changing your own mental patterns.
- Carpal Tunnel
Anger and frustrations at life's seeming injustices.
Let's say you have problems with carpal tunnel in your right
hand. When the carpal tunnel becomes inflamed it tightens around
the nerves in your hand. Causing a tingling in the thumb, index
and middle fingers. Because it's on the right side, we can point
to an issue you're having with a male figure in your life. Or
with the physical things that are occurring within a situation
you're involved in. We can see how the tightening can seem like
you're being squeezed unfairly or unjustly.
From here no book can give you an answer. You need to look
at the situations in your life and determine what the situation
could be. Are you treating yourself fairly, or are you involved
in a situation involving a male person where you feel they are
creating or involved in an unjust situation.
- Stress in your shoulders
Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Feeling like
life is a burden.
Let's say you have tightness in your shoulders continuously,
day in and day out. Define for yourself what do your shoulders
do? What function to they perform? They carry things, they carry
the heavy burdens, carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.
In this example, we're not talking about the left or right side,
but both. So how does that correspond to situations? Well, you
still have a right and left shoulder. So in this case, we're
talking about how you feel you're carrying the load both emotionally
and doing all the things life requires you to do physically.
This could mean you're responsible for always carrying for the
kids, the house, the chores of the house, cooking, grocery shopping
and so on. Having no down time for yourself. This can be overwhelming
and can often make you feel like you have no emotional support
at home for all the things you're doing either.
- Pancreatic Cancer
Not being able to enjoy the sweetness in life.
This one is a little close to home in my family. The pancreas
manages the sugar in your physical body. Cancer eats away at
the body. So from this ailment we can decipher the message as
the sugar in life is being or has been eaten away. My father's
brother developed pancreatic cancer after the death of his wife.
She was the sweetness in his life and there is no cancer history
in our family. When she died, his life was suddenly lonely and
he felt it was empty. His sweetness had left them and that was
eating away at his emotions, and within the things he did. Everything
they had done together, were gone and he no longer felt as though
he could do them.
- Addressing The Issue
- Now that you know what the underlying issue is, what do you
do next? Knowing is fine, but if you don't work to change the
outlook the issue will not go away. There are of course various
ways to deal with issues in your life. Let me emphasize again,
that holistic healing is not meant to take place of conventional
medicine. So the first step is not to self diagnose your problem,
but to find a doctor you trust and verify your condition. Use
the mainstream medicines that are offered and in conjunction
with those, start a holistic approach.
- From a metaphysical point of view, addressing the underlying
cause is paramount to reversing or curing the ailment. If it's
not to late. So how do you address the cause? Through healing
the cause, and changing it's pattern in your life. And that's
the hard part, making change.
- To change issues in your life, you just have to follow the
basic formula for change, Acknowledgment, Acceptance , Forgiveness,
Action and Letting Go.
- Acknowledgement - you first have to admit you have a problem
- Acceptance - when you identify the exact issue, accept it.
You are "this thing" or "have this trait".
- Forgiveness - no one is perfect, so there's no reason to
blame yourself or feel guilty. You have admitted you have a problem
and it's time to work on the issue and change it. But before
you can change, you must first forgive yourself.
- Action - here is where you start working on changing the
issue. You've admitted you have a problem, you accept your actions
and are willing to change the physical and emotional pattern.
So now it's time to start making that change.
- Letting Go - At some point you need to let go of the old
patterns. Stop dwelling on the old negative patterns that have
been replaced by your new positive thinking.
- This is done on both a conscious level, you really have to
work at controlling your thoughts and actions when dealing with
situations. And on an unconscious/spiritual level. Here you can
use various methods to help make change. Visualized meditations,
therapy, holistic healings and affirmations.
- Here are a few links to help you put these methods into practice.
- Additional Information
- If you find that one of these underlying causes hits home
with something you're suffering and you're interested in the
affirmation, send me an email and
I'll send you the affirmation. My intention here is not to replace
all the sources of information readily available, but rather
to provide an alternative way of thinking that might help people
understand why they are fighting an illness.
- Source: 1, h4,
- Created: 03.20.1999