June 2018 Newsletter
Hello, and a joyous jubilant June to you!
What is that symptom trying to tell me?
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about puzzling symptoms, and how to start
deciphering what they might mean.
If you drop something heavy on your foot, or bang a part
of your body against a hard object and feel pain as a
result, the cause is obvious. If you think a bone is broken,
medical treatment is in order. Otherwise the standard RICE
therapy of Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation should
take care of the problem.
Other pains can have multiple or mysterious causes, with no clear
connection between any cause you can think of and the effect you
feel. Let's say you wake up with a sore neck. Did you sleep in a
contorted posture? Was your shoulder workout at the gym too
vigorous, and you didn't stretch enough after it? Have you been
craning your neck forward when driving, or when looking at your
cell phone? The body will put up with poor alignment for a little
while, then will start complaining to you with aches and soreness.
In my years of
EFT or "tapping"
study and training, I've seen that physical body pains can come
from holding onto emotional hurts. Once the emotional situation
is clearly understood and dealt with, the physical pain usually starts
decreasing too. This can happen even when that pain seemed firmly stuck
in place for years.
Let's stay with the sore neck for a few minutes. The body's
messages can be metaphors, as well as literal. Is it
possible someone in your life is "a pain in the neck"? This
could be your boss, or that annoying relative. If so, all the
RICE treatment you give your neck will only be of limited
benefit, until the other situation is addressed too.
One of my favorite examples of this is from an EFT workshop,
about a woman with severe shoulder pain. She'd visited doctors
about it and hadn't gotten any relief. The teacher questioned
her as to when the pain had started, which was as her youngest
child was getting ready to leave for college. The wise
teacher led us in a round of tapping, saying "My arms are
empty now that my baby is leaving home" and "My shoulder
doesn't have a job any longer". The light of understanding
came on in the woman's eyes. And yes, her shoulder pain
So before you grab for that painkiller, or for your phone to call
the doctor, take a few minutes to think about your new symptom.
What kind of extra stress have you been under lately -- could this
be related? I've often felt that my own body is wiser than my busy
brain, and I'm never sorry when I listen to it and try to give it
what it needs. I'm hoping you'll do the same.
To read about visual blur, and what it might be trying to tell you,
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Enjoy the start of your June.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!