Who am I?
The number one cause of dis-ease in our body is our mind and our negative thought patterns. As physical beings, we are our minds and our bodies and a whole field of energy frequencies, and yet we still see our body as a separate part of ourselves that goes faulty occasionally. We refer to our body as though if were a possession. When we experience illness we ask 'Why is my body doing this to me?" We don't stop to think what we have done to cause our bodies to manifest this is comfort. We often don't realize that we have created it because it takes time for dis-ease to manifest physically. There are also contributing factors such as lifestyle, stress, change in life circumstances, but most of the information signals come from what we think and how we feel.
Our doctors and specialist in the medical field have been taught that if the body is malfunctioning, to replace the defective part and - voila - you have a fully healed body. In most cases, by the time the body has deteriorated to this point, these operations are life saving but they do not address the cause of the original issue.
Dr. Bruce Lipton, a former medical school professor and research scientist, in his experiments, and that of other leading edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information. The implications of this research is radically changing our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. Dr. Lipton's latest research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major breakthrough showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.
One of the most debilitating thought patterns we can run in our minds is one of being in danger. This causes adrenaline to course through our bodies as we go into fight or flight mode. This is often the cause of many anxiety disorders and prevents the immune system from running effectively and our energy is redirected to our limbs to make our escape and away from our vital organs.
In order to understand what the body is trying to say to us, we need to learn its language. There are certain parts of the body connected with specific thought patterns. As we think these thoughts, patterns of energy become trapped in the particular area concerned. Positive energy flows, and negative energy stagnates, so it is never the positive thought patterns that will become trapped. The thoughts that cause our bodies harm are the negative stagnating ones.
The Body can be mapped (fig1.) showing basic issues and where they are held in specific areas. The basic body map is divided up in to two sides, right and left. The energy of the right side of the body is masculine in nature and the left is feminine. Our head is our central control centre on the body, right side being the side that processes the logistical data and the left the intuitive input. Our neck in the bridge between our minds and out bodies. Our shoulders carry the weight of our lives and our stresses. When we reach our capacity, we feel pain in that area. Our chests are about our relationship with our self. Issues of self acceptance and self love sit here. Issues about how we deal with our external world and our relationship to it sit in the abdominal area. Our shoulders, arms and hands are our doing centres, and together they hold issues about how we cope, and whether we are doing what we would like to be doing or what we feel is our responsibility.
Our hips and pelvic area hold issues relating to relationships to other people. Our sense of safety, and our ability to make decisions. They are also part of our moving centre along with the legs and feet. Our knees hold the energy of flexibility and the courage to stand our ground. They also hold issues of being able to surrender. Our ankles and feet ground us and support our ability to be present in this moment. They hold the energy of support and direction. Our right foot is about our past and the left foot is about our future.
There is more to the body than meets the eye. Your body is made up of networks of cells which live in harmony and communicate constantly and yet we are completely unaware of it. At the same time when we learn the language of the body, it all makes sense.
Spiritual, mental and emotional- How do they connect to the body?
Our body is made up of hard tissues (bones), soft tissues (flesh; fat; muscles; nerves; skin; organs), and fluid (water; blood; urine; lymph, perspiration; saliva; tears; lactation; endocrine and sexual secretions).
Our hard tissue is the fist part of our body to be formed after conception beginning with the spine and then the rest of the skeleton. It represents the central core of our physical being, our urge to incarnate. Our hard tissue is our most dense form of energy and so contains the highest amount of atomic energy. This is our connection to our spiritual being as well. Any breaks in our core energy (bones) implies a complete breakdown in communication. We may be experiencing a conflict so huge that we need to stop and deal with it or we will be stopped.
Our soft tissue represents our mental energy. The flexibility of our muscles corresponds directly to the flexibility of our minds, and problems with our organs nerves and skin represent a pattern of thought that needs to be looked at and changed.
Our body is made up of over 90 of fluid, and therefore our emotional state is hugely important. In all ofthe teachings of Abraham, they talk about monitoring your emotions because they will tell you when you are thinking harmful thoughts. Any problems experienced with any of the fluid in the body represents an imbalance in the emotional aspect of ourselves.
Why is my history important?
According to Debbie Shapiro's Healing Mind, Healing Body, there are six stages in the gestation period. Pre-conception, conception, post conception, quickening, pre-birth, and birth. Each one is important in understanding how our soul connects with our body's and what may have been happening in our 'lives' at that time. If our environment was our of balance during anyone of these stages, it could result in aches or pains later of in our lives.
Pre-conception is where we as souls decide that we would like to incarnate and take on a physical body and experience a physical existence. At the level of our soul, our energy frequencies are too high to simply slip into physical form, and so we begin the process of slowing down our frequencies to emerge and appear as the much slower energies of our new form. The pre-conception phase corresponds to the head. This is the point at which our soul connects with our physical incarnation, and any problems with the head are thought to be related to the
formless and are spiritual in nature.
At conception, all our genetic and non genetic inheritances are present. That is the colour of our eyes, our hair colour, our build, etc, and also our unique aspects including our zodiac sign! Conception is the bridge between the physical and the manifest. The area that physically corresponds to conception is the neck. Spiritually, taking on a physical incarnation demands complete commitment in grounding fully into our new form. The neck is extremely vulnerable being the cut off point between the mind and the body. People who were conceived as a result of a
rape or by accident, may reject their physical existence and have continual issues with their neck. They may also battle with receiving distress signals from their body during the normal course of their lives.
The post conception stage includes the first four and a half months after conception. This is an extremely inward time where we in our foetal state develop rapidly. We are not aware of anything else except the self. The selfwe experience is one with the whole universe and all the galaxies, one with God. Post conception corresponds with the chest, from the neck to the solar plexus, and has to do with an inward aspect of consciousness. Therefore any difficulties relating to these
physical areas indicate a problem with our physical world, our feelings, understanding and concept of ourselves.
At four and a half months, our foetal selves begin to move around. We begin to understand limitation by our environment. We realize that there is something out there that is not us, and we shift our focus from an internal connection to an external one. We begin forming relationships with the 'other'.
This period is called the quickening and corresponds to the solar plexus, diaphragm and other organs in that area. A problem here could represent an inability to express what is inside, or a blockage or holding back of energy. It could represent the flow of thought into form, or the shifting of something personal into a relationship.
The last four and a half months of gestation is a pre-birth phase. This is a time of defining our self as an individual. This corresponds to the abdomen from the solar plexus to the genitals. This is where we process emotions about our outside world, where they are either absorbed, integrated or rejected. These include emotions about when we feel we are receiving or giving to our world and who we think we are versus who the world thinks we are. This is the feeling centre of the body, and it directly responds to our way of dealing with our reality.
The birth phase is the biggest transition phase we will ever experience in our lives, other than our death. This is our first experience of separateness. How we experienced our birth will determine how we process change throughout our lives. If we had a fearful and traumatic birth experience, we will experience all change in the same way. If we had a loving comforting birth experience, we will welcome change without fear. If we were born via caesarian section we may feel that we
cannot do it ourselves and we need help to deal with change.
What ever happens to our mother throughout her pregnancy with us is relevant to how we process data in our own lives. In some cases it can also have a profound effect on our state of health.
Whats wrong with me?
The best place to begin is to identify what is physically wrong with your body. Each area is important as it may be something individual or have an over lapping concern with another area. We are also concerned with the sensation that is connected with the area of discomfort. Sometimes the words describing the condition and how it feels to have it goes a long way to connecting the emotional! mental connection with our body.
The body manifests unconscious patterns, ones that go unacknowledged, denied or ignored. Usually if we look back 6 months to a year we can identify the issues connected to our physical problems. The mind only used the body as a last resort to get a message across. Ideally we should train ourselves to listen to the messages of our feelings and deal with them long before they become a physical problem. Of course once our minds have manifested the message through our body, it can take a period of time to un- manifest it again. In the meantime the information is still
lodged in the body. Sometimes there is a benefit that being unwell brings. Attention is a very addictive side effect and deterrent for getting better.
Some people use their past lives as a reason for what they are currently experiencing. It is more realistic to focus on this life and issues relating to our present incarnation. Some issues we have manifested are connected to our early childhood. Regardless of when the problem occurred, anything that has been created needs to be looked at and resolved.
Recognizing the recurring patterns in our lives is not always enough to release the issue. These are often deeply embedded in our mind and the tissues of our body. Integration is what is needed. Understanding the language of the mind body is the first step to healing. Taking responsibility is the next step and really working on loving ourselves in spite of everything. Tools like meditation, visualization, bodywork, counseling, and even prayer are wonderful in the healing process. We
need to recognize and accept our own role in the creation of our health.
I do believe that there is a place for every form of healing and that includes the medical profession. They are so important when you are dealing with life threatening illnesses and accidents, and help greatly with symptomatic relief. They are the first to admit that their prescriptions and advice are limited. And yet we have been taught to be so dependant on our Doctors to cure us.
It is absolutely acceptable to visit a Doctor for advice and even medication, but true and complete healing comes from getting to know ourselves - worts and all! This can prove to be an emotional and painful process. But those emotions that we hold so close to ourselves are the ones that are harming our body. In most cases, this is where self forgiveness begins. It is not always about 'getting rid of' the emotion, but rather accepting that we are human, with programmes and beliefs, and we may have made mistakes and reacted badly in some situations, but we love ourselves
completely and that includes any anger, worry, guilt, and self doubt that we have inside of us. Often those negative emotions loose power when we shine the light of love on them, and they just fizzle out.
When choosing an alternative therapy it is important to remember. Not one single complimentary therapy program can heal anyone in a single session. It is also unrealistic to think that someone else can heal us. Only death can do that. We have taken years to create our lives / disease / depression / etc. It was a process, a real investment of our energy and often we are not ready to let it go. The most important question to ask yourself if you have a pain or illness in your body, is - am I ready to release this? What payoff am I receiving for having this pain/illness? Am I prepared
to live with out it?
Getting to know myself ...
Our chakra system plays an important role in the body mind connection. Our psychological health is more affected by these energy centres that we realize. Chakras are energy centres that slow energy down from our energy field for use in the physical body, and speed up energy from our physical body for use in our energy field. Each chakra has a specific consciousness.
Did you know that most of your beliefs and programmes were written in your energy systems by the age of seven? You may be running your whole life on out dated beliefs and not even know it. There is a lot of value in understanding the psychology of your energy system. When you connect the events of your early life with that psychology you can discover a lot about who you are now.
For a while now I have been working with the following theory: All our issues are created by programmes that are imprinted into the memory of each chakra according to our perception of where that chakras rights have been violated, and run because of a conflict between the violated right and the identity of that chakra. To illustrate this further, we need to take a deeper look at each of the chakras or energy centres of the body.
The root/base chakra:
This chakra is located at the base of the spine. This chakra develops from the time we are in the womb until we reach around 12 months in age. Its basic right is to be here and to have material possessions, time to ones self, intimacy and even money. Its identity is connected to the physical body and issues of self- preservation. The emotion that does the most damage to this chakra is fear. In order to thrive emotionally this chakra needs acceptance, validation, security and
structure. This is the most primitive of our chakras being directly related to issues of survival. Any issues that threaten our homes, family safety and security affect the energy here. Any stress in this area of our lives generates an emotion of fear which causes us to become self-centred and paranoid and completely ungrounded.
Major issues: Physical family, group safety & security. Ability to be grounded / stand up for Oneself. Ability to provide for oneself. Foundation of emotional and mental health. 5 senses; logic; structure. Family / tribal honour code; loyalty; identity; family law. Abandonment fears.
Traumas that affect programmes: Birth trauma; abandonment; physical neglect, poor physical bonding with mother; malnourishment / feeding difficulties; major illness or surgery; physical abuse or violent environment; feeling threatened; inherited traumas- parents survival fears.
The following list may indicate a deficiency of energy in this chakra: A feeling of being disconnected from ones body; being remarkable underweight; experiencing emotions of fear, anxiousness or restlessness; poor focus and discipline, any financial difficulty; being completely disorganized; and poor boundaries.
The following list may indicate an excess of energy in this chakra: A need to over eat and being physically obese; being fixated to material things and hoarding them, or being greedy; being lazy, sluggish or tired; being fearful of change and being addicted to security; or having rigid boundaries.
An indication of balance is when someone experiences good health and vitality; is well grounded and is comfortable in their body; feels safe and secure and is able to trust. This would be someone who is able to relax and who is stable and prosperous.
If I don't have the right to be here and to have (time, money, possessions, intimacy), then I am in conflict with my identity of self-preservation. This creates an uncontrollable need in me] for someone or something to fill the void. Any long term imbalances may cause a person to develop addictions to food, to gambling, to shopping, to work or they may develop a habitual martyr mentality.
Organs relating to this chakra are the external genitalia, the kidneys, the bones and teeth, and lower limbs.
The sacral chakra:
This chakra is located in the pelvis area two finger spaces below the navel. This chakra develops from 6 months to 2 years of age. Its basic right is to feel and to want material possessions , time to ones self , intimacy and even money. Its identity is connected to the emotional body and issues of self-gratification. The emotion that does the most damage to this chakra is guilt. In order to thrive
emotionally this chakra needs acceptance, validation and security. An imbalance in this centre can show as an emotional conflict with ones sexuality, or an inability to allow ones self any pleasure from life. It is also the centre where we process information about how we feel about our self in relation to what is happening in our external environment.
Major issues: Partnership chakra. Power of choice. Personal needs. Emotions of blame and guilt. Money & sex. Ethics and honour in relationships. Creativity. Loss of control fears.
Traumas that affect programmes:: Physical/sexual/emotional abuse; volatile situations; neglect; rejection; denial of child feelings; emotional manipulation; overuse of playpen or restricting normal movements; Religious or moral severity; Alcoholic families; untreated incest cases; inherited issues - Parents sexuality issues.
The following list may indicate a deficiency of energy in this chakra: Being rigid in body and ones attitude; being fearful of sexual intimacy; poor social skills; denying oneself of pleasure; having a fear of change; having a lack of desire, passion or excitement; or having excessive boundaries.
The following list may indicate an excess of energy in this chakra: Being addicted to sex and pleasure; having excessively strong emotions, ie: bipolar, mood swings; being overly sensitive emotionally; being emotionally dependant; or being obsessed by any attachments. This person may have poor boundaries and invade the boundaries of others.
An indication of balance is when someone is able to move gracefully; has emotional intelligence; is able to experience please in their lives; has the ability to change easily; is able to nurture themselves and others; and has healthy boundaries.If I don't have the right to feel and to want (time, money, possessions, intimacy), then I am in conflict with my identity of self-gratification. This creates an
uncontrollable need in me, for someone or something to fill the void. Any long term imbalances may cause a person to develop addictions to alcohol, sex, heroin or they may develop a habitual victim mentality.
This chakra is associated with the reproductive organs and the excretory organs.
The solar plexus chakra:
This chakra is located in the solar plexus area two finger spaces above the navel. This chakra develops from 18 months to 4 years of age. Its basic right is to act and to be free. Its identity is connected to the Ego and deals with issues ofself- definition. The emotion that does the most damage to this chakra is shame. In order to thrive emotionally this chakra needs validation, self esteem I respect, trust and safety.
This is our personal power centre. From here we develop our own identity, and our ego identity. We are concerned as to whether we are liked or disliked. We obsess with thinking about our insecurities, and its where we hold our fears about our insecurities.
Major issues: Personal power centre. Individuality, trust, fear & intimidation. Self respect, self esteem, self confidence. Honour oneself. Response ability. Fears of criticism / rejection.
Traumas that affect programmes: Shaming, authoritarianism, volitile situation, will domination, physical abuse, dangerous environment, fear of punishment, age inappropriate responsibilities, inherited issues.
The following list may indicate a deficiency of energy in this chakra: Having low energy, being weak willed, easily manipulated; poor self discipline; low self esteem, poor digestion; poor follwoe through, being unreliable; cold emotionally or physically or both.
The following list may indicate an excess of energy in this chakra: Being overly aggressive, dominating or controlling; need to be right and have the last word; power hungry; temper tantrums and violent out bursts; stubbornness; driving ambition and competitive; arrogant, hyperactive.
An indication of balance is someone who is responsible and reliable; has a balanced sense of self; is self confident and warm; has a good sense of humor and appropriate self discipline. If I don't have the right to act and to be free (to explore, to be spontaneous and vital), then I am in conflict with my identity of self-definition. This creates an uncontrollable need in me, for someone or something to fill the void. Any long term imbalances may cause a person to develop addictions to
amphetamines, cocaine, caffine, work, anger, control, and may develop a habitual victim mentality.
The organs related to this chakra are the liver, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, pancreas, and upper bowl, all to do with digestion and how we digest our lives.
The heart chakra:
This chakra is located in the centre of the chest. This chakra develops from 4 to 7 years of age. Its basic right is to love and be loved. Here we develop a social identity connected to issues of self-acceptance. The emotion that does the most damage to this chakra is grief. In order to thrive emotionally this chakra needs love, forgiveness, acceptance, safety, validation.
Here we experience compassion and loving kindness, or jealousy and non forgiveness. This centre is very important in the development of the spiritual journeyer. Those who are on the path of spiritual enlightenment will recognize the radiant beauty of this energy. Those who are not may be suspicious and paranoid.
Major issues: Love, forgiveness & compassion, emotional perceptions, Hope & Trust. Need for human determined justice, fears of loneliness I emotional weakness I betrayal. Loss of energy can lead to jealousy I bitterness I anger I non forgiveness. Self centeredness.
Traumas that affect programmes: Rejection & abandonment, loss. Shaming and constant criticism. Abuse to any of the chakras. Unacknowledged grief, divorce, death, loveless cold environment, conditional love, sexual or physical abuse, betrayal.
The following list may indicate a deficiency of energy in this chakra: Being antisocial or withdrawn; being critical and judgmental; suffering from depression; being lonely or isolated; having a fear of relationships or intimacy or a lack of empathy.
The following list may indicate an excess of energy in this chakra: Having poor boundaries, being co-dependant, demanding, clingy and jealous; being overly sacrificing.
An indication of balance is someone who is compassionate, loving and empathetic. Is self loving peaceful and balanced. This person will have a good immune system.
If I don't have the right to love and be loved, then I am in conflict with my identity of self-acceptance. This creates an uncontrollable need in me, for someone or something to fill the void. Any long term imbalances may cause a person to Develop addictions to tobacco (smoking), sugar, love, marijuana, jealousy, judgmental behaviour.
The organs associated here are the heart, thymus, lungs and diaphragm.
The throat chakra:
This chakra is located in the hollow of the throat. This chakra develops from 7 to 12 years of age. Its basic right is to speak and to be heard. Here we develop a creative identity connected to issues of self-expression. The emotion that does the most damage to this chakra is lies. In order to thrive emotionally this chakra needs truth, safety in self expression, validation.
Through this area we can choose to either accept or deny ourselves nurturing and nourishment. Here we are also asked to swallow situations or beliefs that we are uncomfortable with. It is also about communication and self expression. An open throat chakra allows one to speak the truth.
Major issues: Manifestation centre, power of choice and will, personal expression, following our dreams, judgment & criticism, faith & knowledge, decisions. All illness is connected here.
Traumas that affect programmes: Lies I mixed messages, verbal abuse, excessive criticism, secrets, authoritarian parents, alcoholic I chemical dependent family.
The following list may indicate a deficiency of energy in this chakra: Having a fear of speaking or having a small weak voice; difficulty putting feelings into words; being an introvert or being shy; being tone deaf or having poor rhythm.
The following list may indicate an excess of energy in this chakra: Talking too much, or talking as a defense; being unable to listen or having poor auditory comprehension; gossiping; having a dominating voice or interrupting.
An indication of balance is someone who has a resonant voice, and is a good listener; they have a good sense of timing and rhythm, are creative and communicates clearly.
If I don 't have the right to speak and be heard, then I am in conflict with my identity of self-expression. This creates an uncontrollable need in me, for someone or something to fill the void. Any long term imbalances may cause a person to develop addictions to opiates, marijuana and habitual lying.
The brow chakra:
This chakra is located inbetween the eyebrows is also known as the third eye. This chakra develops during adolescence. Its basic right is to see and be seen. Here we develop an archetypal identity connected to issues of self-reflection. The emotion that does the most damage to this chakra is illusion. In order to thrive emotionally this chakra needs to be included, validated and the truth.
This chakra is associated with knowledge, wisdom, and intuition, and the ability to 'see' the symbolism in the events of our lives and the lives of others.it is also the centre for 'self' awareness, where attachment is no longer a burden.
Major issues: Self realization f evaluation, intellectual abilities, Intuition, imagination, perception, clairvoyance, wisdom, detachment, symbolic sight, truth, openness to the ideas of others, ability to learn from experience, emotional intelligence, feelings of inadequacy.
Traumas that affect programmes: What you see and what you are told don't gel, invalidation of psychic or intuitive. The following list may indicate a deficiency of energy in this chakra: Being
insensitive; poor vision and memory; lack of imagination; difficulty visualizing; poor dream recall; denial; difficulty seeing the future.
The following list may indicate an excess of energy in this chakra: Having hallucinations or delusions; being obsessed; having difficulty in concentrating; having nightmares.
An indication of balance is someone who is intuitive and perceptive with a good imagination. They have a good memory and are able to recall their dreams. They are able to think symbolically and are able to visualize well.
If I don 't have the right to see (the truth) and be seen, then I am in conflict with my identity of self-reflection. This creates an uncontrollable need in me, for someone or something to fill the void. Any long term imbalances may cause a person to develop addictions to hallucinogens or marijuana.
The crown chakra:
This chakra is located at the top of the head. This chakra develops through out our lives. Its basic right is to know and to understand. Here we develop a universal identity connected to issues of self-know/edge. The emotion that does the most damage to this chakra is attachment. In order to thrive emotionally this chakra needs information, truth, the abilityto discover ones Self.
This chakra is the gateway to our experience of being one with everything. Through this centre we experience enlightenment and freedom. It is here that we experience the highest state of consciousness where there is no separation or duality. All this is obtained by unwavering dedication and commitment to a spiritual path.
Major issues: Connection to unity f oneness, entry point for life force energy, ability to trust life, values, ethics, courage, humanitarianism, selflessness, faith & inspiration, spirituality & devotion, ability to see the larger picture.
Traumas that affect programmes: Withheld information, education that thwarts curiosity, forced religious beliefs, blind obedience, mis-information flies, spiritual abuse.
The following list may indicate a deficiency of energy in this chakra: Being spiritually cynical; having learning difficulties; having rigid belief systems.
The following list may indicate an excess of energy in this chakra: Over intellectualizing; being addicted to spirituality, being confused; feeling disassociated from ones body.
An indication of balance is someone who has the ability to perceive, analyze and assimilate information; someone who is intelligent, thoughtful and aware; who is open minded and able to question; someone who has a broad understanding, is spiritually connected, wise and practicing mastery.
If I don't have the right to know and be understood, then I am in conflict with my identity of self-know/edge. This creates an uncontrollable need in me, for someone or something to fill the void. Any long term imbalances may cause a person to develop addictions to religion or spiritual Practices.
In conclusion, it takes the healthy functioning of all our body's energy systems to bring health and well being into our reality. In this way, all energy healing modalities work toward a common goal. By clearing our energy systems, information is free to flow once again and balance is restored. Depending on the person and what they are working on, this process may need to be repeated several times to be truly effective.
The work it takes to get to heal our energy system is well worth it even if we do it simply to discover who we really are. In healing our old faulty programmes, we change the way we process the information from our environment and so create a new world for ourselves.
When we change our minds we change our reality.
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'Healing Mind, Healing body' - Debbie Shapiro
'Eastern Body, Western Mind' - Anodea Judith
'You can heal your life' - Louise Hay
'Heal your Body - the mental causes for physical illness and the metaphysical way to
over come them' - Louise Hay
'Your Body s telling you: "Love yourself' , - Lisa Bourbeau
'The Teachings of Abraham' -Jerry & ester Hicks
'Biology of Belief , - Dr Bruce Lipton