The Roots of our Illnesses
I think that we naturally wonder what happened to bring us to this place of physical dis-ease. Humans always try to make sense of things.
Our tendancy, though, is to look outside ourselves, to our physical lives, our physical environments to find the cause. When we neglect the internal emotional aspects of what may have opened us up to an illness, we may be short-changing our health.
I always suggest we ask ourselves a few questions like these to open the door to finding any possible inner conflicts around this problem:
- Does anyone in my family have this illness? If so, what do I believe would happen to our relationship if I got well?
- If my body was trying to say something to me, what would it be? OR If that part of my body had a message for me, what would it be?
- What emotionally distressing experiences were happening in my life in the years leading up to my diagnosis? (ex. loss of a position or person, divorce, big move, economic difficulties, ongoing high-level stress for any reason, etc.)
These are just a few ideas to get you exploring some of the emotions that may be contributing to your condition or disease.