When We Get Sick From What We Do Not Say

December 2, 2016

Illness can be a message from our body that is sometimes produced by an emotional blockage that warns us that we are not going in the right direction, manifesting itself in the body through various symptoms. In order to live a full life, it is always a good idea to learn to listen to what we ourselves say through our bodies and our emotions.

We all give shape to our experiences through the filter of our thoughts. Many of our emotions are born of them: usually positive when we analyze the information appropriately and negative when we form our thoughts erroneously. Experiencing the second type causes emotional blockage in us that is translated into physical and psychological discomfort.

The true revolution starts within ourselves.

Tell me what hurts and I will tell you what you need to say

Our body is wise and it speaks; this is why we have to learn to listen to what it wants to tell us, so that we can then go to the situation that is causing us discomfort and heal it. According to the part of the body where this signal is present, there will be an emotional explanation for that very signal. Medical studies have confirmed that we can prevent or even heal these if we identify the situation or the feelings that block us on an emotional level.

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Neck pain represents what we do not dare to say, ankle pain indicates difficulty moving forward or the resistance that we show when it comes to accepting reality. Stomach problems speak to cohabitation problems and and inability to manage situations.

Another part of the body that receives a lot of our emotions is our back. According to experts, problems in the lower part of the back usually reflect economic worries or a sensation of not having support, whereas the higher part of the back, when it exhibits pain, is telling us that we are carrying things that do not agree with us.

Problems in our thighs are related to what others expect of us. In the case of our knees, the discomfort is associated to pride. If your forehead hurts, it is related with the way in which we confront the world. Heart problems are related to basic emotional problems.

The words that we do not say turn into frustration.

Resentment and physical illness

Our life is nothing more than a reflection of our emotional state: if there is peace, harmony, and balance in our mind, then our lives will be very peaceful, harmonious, and balanced. On the other hand, if the dominant thoughts are unbalanced, negative, and vengeful, our life will be unbalanced, and in that imbalance is the appearance of physical illnesses.

Resentment is a feeling that, bottled up and irritated, can end up producing hatred. These sensations can cause anything from a minor, temporary irritation to a deep discomfort that can make it difficult or impossible to have any kind of relationship with the person who offended us. Feeling resentment changes our immunological system at a physical level, which makes us much more vulnerable to common illnesses like the flu or shingles.

Rage or chronic resentment are considered a risk factor to suffering certain heart problems. Carsten Wrosch from Concordia University (Canada) analyzed the relationship between resentment and the quality of a person’s life.

When we clothe ourselves in this emotion for too long, it leads to patterns of biological irregularity, a physiological impediment that affects the metabolism, our immune responses, and the proper functioning of our organs and physical illnesses.

When we think one thing and say another, we feel one thing and do another, we are not coherent with ourselves, out of a fear of rejection, abandonment, critique, or judgment, and this is how emotional imbalances come to be that lead to our getting sick.

What we do not say is our unresolved business.