I had a client show me his foot fungus and proudly announce…”You can’t believe how many doctors I’ve been to and no one can help me with this!”
I looked him square in the eyes and asked, “Was one of them a nutritionist?”
“No,” he sheepishly replied.
Then he admitted, “I know I eat too much sugar, do you think that has something to do with it?”
I’ll give you another example (this one hypothetical based on real life composites). A client couldn’t get over her chronic fatigue. When we talked about what brought on this latest episode, and the episode before that, and the one before that, a pattern began to emerge. She worked in the corporate world doing complex product presentations speaking to large groups, which she did on a regular basis. Every time she had to do a presentation at work, she got sick about two weeks before the performance date. She actually liked doing the presentations so she couldn’t understand why she’d get sick.
As we dug deeper into her history we discovered that as a kid, she loved to dance. Whenever there was a recital scheduled, she’d have to depend on her alcoholic father to drive her to rehearsals. He was completely undependable and at times, dangerous. Her cellular remembrance of the fun and excitement of performing was married with the neurological pathways of apprehension and danger.
Her little body adapted to cope with that distress by shutting down and getting sick with a flu. That way, she wouldn’t have to climb into a car for a dangerous ride home with her drunk father. After a while, she’d get sick so often she could no longer perform or attend dance classes. Long term depression crept into her life as her love of dance was neurologically married with fear and distress.
She had completely forgotten this part of her childhood. This memory came flooding back during our Energy Healing Therapy session together. When it did, her body went into spontaneous spasmodic twitches and releases. She was having a full blown trauma release and enjoying every moment of it! At first she was startled by what her body was doing but as she surrendered to the wave like movements coursing through her system, she felt a rush of pleasure throughout her entire body.
Intense emotions gravitate toward certain organs. Grief is often associated with lung problems. Unexpressed anger gets stored in the liver. The heart harbors relationship hurts. The stomach holds undigested emotions. Fear often lodges in our kidneys.
Our body/mind is simply brilliant! We can learn to adopt an attitude of curiosity about our symptoms, they are clues to a treasure hunt of invaluable information!
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