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Polluted by oil slicks and unspoken truths

You know how the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is spewing oil and polluting the ocean, destroying environmental habitats and threatening species?  Well, this is what happens to our physical bodies when our own truths are left unspoken.  

As I teach in my class, Authentic Freedom, and will be explore in great depth in my upcoming book, Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy (to be released this fall through St. Johann Press), truths unexpressed will continue to hound us until we give them their voice.  If we do not heed the voice of truth at the spiritual level, it will filter into our emotional, mental and eventually our physical bodies….wreaking havoc until they are given release.  Today, I want to share some of the physical manifestations of truths unspoken:

migraine headaches, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, fibromyalgia, neck and shoulder pain, TMJ, grinding and clenching our teeth, hyper and hypo-thyroid.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, it may be helpful to carefully scrutinize your being to determine if there are deep inner truths that you have been witholding.  Are you freely and openly sharing your unique giftedness in the world?  Do you have healthy boundaries with friends and loved ones?  Are you naming and claiming your needs openly and are they being met?  Are you pursuing your creative dreams?  Are you free to express your creativity and your passions?  Are you deceiving yourself or others in any way?  Are you honest and truthful about your feelings and your thoughts?  All of these are questions to ask yourself when the physical manifestation of truths unspoken plague you.  Giving voice to your deepest truths may be the cheapest and most effective form of medicine that you will ever experience! 

Lauri Lumby Schmidt

Authentic Freedom Ministries

Oshkosh, WI


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!