Why do we have pain and weakness in one part of the body and not another? When you fall or trip, is it always on that one side? do you always seem to land on that one knee? tweak that same ankle? OR when working with your hands and arms, does that one elbow see to take the brunt of the work? is it the wrist that seems to complain first? OR does your lower back seem to give out before anything else?
This is your body trying to send you a message about the underlying emotional – mental issues that are unresolved.
When we have any kind of unresolved trauma or drama in our lives, the memory and energy of that fight-or-flight-or-freeze stress remains, stuck in our tissue. If we don’t do any physical or personal emotional work to release that stress, it will slowly grow with time by accumulating additional instances. At some point the “pool of stress” will effect the surrounding tissues with enough impact that pain, dis-function and maybe dis-ease will result. Unresolved it will get louder and louder and until it gets your notice–enough for you to pay attention to it.
Here is the pattern of any chronic issues: it started with a small annoyance, was ignored, it got more frequent, was ignored, it got larger (louder), was maybe superficially treated–but really just ignored, etc…until finally it seems all of a sudden, there is this big issue. and we wonder where it came from. hmmm….?
So here it is. It hurts. What to do?
There are lots a charts and graphics around (like the link below) that can point you in the general direction.
- Shoulders = carrying a burden that is too heavy, given to you by your family, the world (right side) or your self(left side). what and why are you carrying it? what happens if you put part if it down or ask for help? remember that it takes a village?
- Hips = support in your life, financial(right side) or emotional(left side). what kind of support do you need? must it come from others? or can you support and love yourself? who is not capable of supporting you?
- Heart = love and connection. where are you disconnected from yourself, your family (given or chosen), community, your maker? how are you experiencing shame, loss, lack, anger? who can make you feel loved? how do you connect with yourself and others? what blocks are in the way?
- the list goes on….
The trick is to do this emotional work ALONG WITH the physical together. Doing this work from two arenas, emotional and physical, you will create a spreading spiritual effect. The results are greater; swifter strides towards releasing the agony.
In my clinic, we do this with work with good results. Reiki, Quantum Touch or general Energy work for the physical side and talking though bubbled up sub-conscious images that the theta state brings for the emotional side.
This is exactly the kind of work that represents the first energy work session I ever had and kept me coming back for more. It eventually lead to me learning and taking it on as a profession.
It’s great stuff. and body pain tells you where to start the path.