In 1976, the amazing teacher, therapist and the founder of Hay House Publishing house, Louise Hay, had compiled a list of different health problems and the probable emotional causes of these diseases.
She was able to find the connection between where people are in their lives, how they feel and the resulting physical illnesses they are facing.
Her first book was called “Heal your Body”. It is still in print until today, because the information included is very much valid and applicable.
Obviously, Louise Hay is not the first to know instinctively that our bodies are not machines that should be “fixed” when they do not perform optimally; and that we should treat ourselves as a whole body, mind and spirit to be able to heal ourselves.
So how do we know what’s going on with our bodies and what we should do to heal? We have an amazing system where our body gives us messages, through discomforts and if we do not address the issue and just quiet it down with a painkiller, the discomfort is dissolved for a while and then it comes back and gives us an illness. Again, if we do not address the core issue, and just treat the symptoms with a medicine or have an operation to remove the problem, surely the body will heal for a short while, but this time the unaddressed problem will manifest again as a full-blown diagnosis.
Through my years of studying many modalities of natural healing and practicing foot Reflexology and Reiki, I got to the conclusion that our bodies are amazing, they communicate with us and give us messages all the time. If we listen and take care of ourselves as whole beings: physically, emotionally and spiritually our bodies have the power to heal themselves. As proven so many times in spontaneous remissions and the placebo effect.
Here are some common body messages that I have seen many times at my healing practice, especially for women:
– Shoulders pain: when I see this I know that my patient takes on a lot of responsibilities and looks at them as a burden.
– Neck pain: this represents inflexibility and stubbornness. The unwillingness to see things from another person’s point of view.
– Overweight: which is an epidemic at this time, it shows that the person feels insecure and in need of protection. He/she accumulates fat around his/her body to shield themselves from outside stressors.
And the list goes on.
So what’s the point of getting the message from our bodies? Well, now that we know what is going on, we are more powerful in addressing the issues.
The best way is to treat ourselves as a whole: Body, mind and spirit. Traditional medicine, proper nutrition, adequate exercise, enough sleep, use of affirmations to reprogram the subconscious mind, energy healing or alternative medicine to support the body while taking medication and the practice of meditation or prayers as a spiritual practice.
At this point, it is important to address the fact that some people do all of this and do not heal completely. I did a lot of research to understand why that is. In Tosha Silver’s book “It’s not your money” she states the fact that sometimes, even though we are doing everything right, we do not seem to get to the planned results because Karma is in play. These people are amazing beings and they have a purpose here on Earth, and maybe part of it could be showing people their resilience in dealing with disease, or just triggering people’s heart chakra to deal with them and take care of them and their constant needs.
Otherwise, most of the people are able to heal and the key to doing so is to be more in tune with their bodies and to respond to their needs in a gentle and calm manner.