Our body communicates to us in a variety of ways; it lets us know when we’ve eaten too much, are holding onto resentments, feeling stressed or lethargic. The key to reading these messages is in understanding that as human beings we consist of four key aspects. These are the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
We tend to place much of our focus upon the physical aspect – media and advertising strongly promote how we look. Our society encourages us to focus on the “outside “of who we are.
We are also comprised of the ‘inside pieces” that you cannot see; the emotional (the way we feel), the mental (how we think and what we think about), and the spiritual (our connection to God, the Universe, Source, etc.) It is important to be aware of, and tend to all aspects of ourselves for overall happiness and wellness. This will assist us in knowing and being aware of what is going on beneath the surface; beyond just the physical aspect of ourselves.
There is an old saying: “you can’t hold a beach ball under water.” Have you ever tried? You struggle to keep it under by lying on it, doing anything in an attempt to keep it submerged, but it keeps popping back up to the surface. This holds true for our lives, whatever we have pushed down and suppressed in any way is just waiting to come up. Our body then gives us signals that we are out of balance. It might show up as illness, pain, fatigue, depression, emotional outbursts, anger, high blood pressure or P.M.S.
These imbalances can actually be seen as gifts. They let us know that we need to pay attention and make positive changes. When we get sick, it is not usually that something has suddenly occurred. It will have been in the body for some time before the physical symptoms show up. The breed old unhealed resentments can simmer beneath the surface and show up as an ulcer. The way we think and feel greatly influences the physical healing and wellness in the physical body.
Our bodies have an amazing biological intelligence that is designed to heal us. That is why cuts heal, broken bones mend, colds and flus clear out accumulated toxins. Use your awareness on a daily basis to really see what might be coming up for you and let your symptoms serve as your key to healing and understanding yourself more deeply.