As we embrace the contemplative life, we find that there is no separation between our spiritual, emotional, mental or physical bodies. All are interconnected in a complex web of interaction and reflectivity. What this means is that our physical body reflects what is going on within us, spiritual, emotionally and mentally and visa versa. Keeping with our theme of truth – we will reflect today on how our physical body reflects the energy of truths seeking to be expressed through us.
When the truth within us is seeking our attention, it will reveal itself through dreams, intuition, inner knowing, learning opportunities, visual and auditory experiences. When we resist recognition of this truth, it will manifest in emotional, mental and eventually physical symptoms. It is through the Chakra system of the Eastern Medicine traditions that we become aware of this intimate connection. It is through the throat and brow chakras that truth is received and expressed. When we fail to acknowledge these truths that seek to be known, we may suffer the following symptoms:
confusion, doubt, unexplained headaches, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, clenching and grinding of teeth, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, TMJ, vertigo, and inability to concentrate, anxiety, panic attacks, throat pain, laryngitis, illnesses of the throat, mouth, eyes.
When we acknowledge the intimate connection between our physical symptoms and our spiritual/emotional bodies, we are then able to begin the work of healing. If we find ourselves suffering from otherwise unexplainable aches, pains, physical, mental or emotional symptoms, it is helpful to dig a little deeper and ask ourselves if there is a deeper truth within seeking to be known.
If you need help making these connections, it is helpful to consult an alternative health care practitioner such as one trained in Reiki, Quantum biofeedback, Healing Touch, acupressure or acupuncture or trained Spiritual Director with knowledge of energy medicine. (Hint: Authentic Freedom Ministries provides Reiki and Spiritual Direction) http://www.authenticfreedom.net
Also watch for my upcoming book Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy to be released this fall through St. Johann Press which will explain these connections in detail!