Let’s say someone gets punched in the eye. What happens? There’s pain. The eye swells up. There’s the colorful discoloration of the skin from the broken blood vessels. As the days pass, the pain, swelling and discoloration slowly go away as the body repairs itself. Everyone is familiar with this natural cycle. Everyone knows how the cycle works. We know what to expect, so we support the body with an ice pack and other supportive therapies and rest as we allow the body to follow its own natural rhythm as it heals the impacted area.
In general, there’s nothing to freak out about when we suffer a bruise. We know what it is, we usually know where it came from and we know the general course of healing it will follow. We can trust the body to heal itself, so we do…and it does.
But what happens when we get ‘punched in the eye’ by…life?
We get an ‘F’ on a test in school and are made to feel stupid.
We accidentally break our mother’s favorite vase and we’re told we’re a terrible child.
We fall in love with someone, but they don’t love us back and we feel unworthy.
We lose a loved one in a car accident.
We discover that our mate has betrayed us.
What about these type of ‘punches’? They don’t produce a bruise…or DO they?
In fact, they absolutely DO produce ‘bruises’…which show up in the body as illnesses, ’syndromes’, ‘conditions’ and ‘diseases’. These physical symptoms are the ‘bruises’…the physical results of emotional impacts. However, because this was not accurately understood in the past, these physical manifestations have been erroneously categorized as ‘illnesses’ and looked upon as ‘attackers’ of health.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Like a real bruise, these physical manifestations are actually a natural part of the body’s healing response to emotional impacts. But because we’re unaware of the direct correlation between emotional impacts and physical ‘illness’…we blindly assume that a physical symptom means that ’there’s something wrong’ with the body.
‘But they told me I was stupid when I was 8 years old. How can something that happened so long ago be impacting me now? That’s impossible!’
No, it’s not impossible…because you’re still carrying that energy with you. Someone told you that you were stupid, and you accepted their ‘gift’ of ‘stupid’…and you’re still holding onto it. When they told you that you were stupid, you accepted it as a truth when you felt bad and thought, ‘what’s wrong with me’. The Truth is, that there is NOTHING wrong with you…and there never has been anything ‘wrong’ with you. That was just someone else’s opinion. How often do you still allow yourself to feel ‘stupid’ or wonder ‘what’s wrong with me’?
How often to you feel stress, worry, fear or anxiety? These are all part and parcel of our ‘bruise’ scenario. These emotions that feel bad are the pain that results from emotional impacts.
The good news is that, just as in our bruised eye scenario…the body is always in the process of repairing itself.
The bad news is that because we are under the misconception that ‘there’s something wrong’ with it, we routinely interfere with the body’s natural process, thus making things worse.
The natural healing cycle includes trusting the body and supporting it with proper actions as it is repairing itself. When we’re operating under the mistaken assumption that ’there’s something wrong’…we are no longer in position to trust the body or to properly support its needs. Through unawareness, we’ve fallen out of trust with the body. With lack of trust comes the mistaken need to ‘fix’ the body, when, in fact…there is nothing ‘wrong’ with it!
We have been unaware of the impact that our emotions have on our bodies, so every time we allow ourselves to feel bad, we are inadvertently ‘punching ourselves in the eye’…over and over again…until it gathers enough force to become a physicalized symptom.
But life is hard! Catastrophes happen, people get killed, loved ones suffer….It’s only natural that we’re going to feel bad!
Yes, that’s true. But emotions are meant to be felt and then let go of. We are not meant to carry those weights for the rest of our lives. We are not meant to take on other people’s judgements of us as our own truths…because they’re NOT our truths!
For example: a child is shamed by a teacher in front of the classroom. His classmates ridicule him and ostracize him. The child hadn’t understood the assignment, and the teacher, in the midst of having a really bad day, simply became frustrated and lashed out at him. Her frustration had absolutely nothing to do with the child, yet she (energetically) ‘punched him in the eye’ with the ‘gifts’ of shame, embarrassment and being ostracized. He now wonders ‘what’s wrong with me’.
At the start of the day, there was absolutely nothing ‘wrong’ with him…he was perfectly happy. But by the end of the day he is taking home the ‘gifts’ of shame, embarrassment, ‘I don’t fit in’ and ‘what’s wrong with me’.
If those energetic ‘gifts’…that were not his to being with…go unresolved, he’ll carry those with him, adding ‘insult to injury’ every time he gets ‘poked in the eye’ with a judgment, criticism or rejection. Over the years, those continual ‘pokes in the eye’ will show up in the body as an ‘illness’.
How then, can that ‘illness’ be resolved?
He will need to need to address his feelings of shame, embarrassment, ‘I don’t fit in’ and ‘what’s wrong with me’.
Because they are not his. Those feelings were a ‘gift’ from someone else. They were never his truth. They were someone else’s opinion of him, which have now accumulated enough energy to become a physicalized ‘bruise’ in the form of an illness.
We are all meant to feel GOOD…happy, healthy, wealthy, wise, joyful, capable, confident, secure, etc…because those things are True to the nature of Who We Are as Beings. The ‘bad’ feelings feel bad because they are out of alignment with Who We Are at our core. We are NOT born stupid, shameful, embarrassed, ‘less than’, or wrong. No! We are born as Beings of pure, unconditional Love. We are born deserving unconditional Love and kindness. We are meant to thrive and prosper! We are designed with self-regulating, self-healing, self-regenerating bodies!
We’ve just been unaware of that fact up until now!
Breaks, sprains, strains, bumps, bruises, cuts…all heal themselves. Why? Because we know what they are, we know how we got them, and we trust that the body is designed to heal itself.
But when it comes to ‘diseases’, ‘conditions’, ‘syndromes’ and the like…it’s different. Why? Because we have no idea how what they are (really) or where they came from…so we have no trust that our bodies know what to do. We immediately go into fear, worry, concern, resentment, anger or some other negative emotion…which only serves to ‘poke us in the eye’…some more!
Are you ready to reclaim your innate Radiant Health?
Then claim it! Live it! Embody it!
Stop feeding the negative. Stop allowing yourself to feel bad for hours, days or weeks on end. The ‘bad’ feelings don’t belong to you! (That’s why they feel bad!)
Start choosing differently!
But I’m sick. I don’t’ have enough money. People are suffering all around me. How am I supposed to feel good about that?
You’re not. You’re meant to feel good about YOU…not about the negative circumstances around you. Negative (unhealthy) circumstances…just like an unhealthy body…are the results of those negative ‘gifts’ that you’ve been carrying. As soon as you choose to start feeling good about yourself…your body and your circumstances will begin to change to reflect your choice for feeling good.
When you’re busy feeling happy, healthy, wealthy, capable, certain, passionate…then there’s no room for those bad feelings. If you’re feeling radiantly healthy and happy…there’s no room for ‘sick’ and ‘depressed’.
Sound too simple to be effective? We can’t possibly heal our bodies by simply choosing to feel good about ourselves.
Or can we?
In the words of Henry Ford: whether you think you can, or you think you can’t…you’re right!
What do YOU choose?