Emotional Reasons Behind Your Physical Illness: An Introduction

“There is no illness of the body apart from the mind.” Socrates, philosopher

Negative emotions such as anger, pain, fear, sadness, anxiety and so on are electrical charges that cause blockages along your meridian pathways. Your body’s natural energy flow gets disrupted as a result. Luckily there are ways to restore your body back into balance. (This article is republished to update graphics and links – Sep 2021). 

maintain emotional equanimity

To begin with, suppressing negative emotions are not helpful. They prevent free and easy flow of energy movement. Essentially, emotion is energy in motion. Emotional energy has to be expressed outwards – in other words, to be released – rather than kept inwards.

Hiding or avoidance of your emotional issues does not make them go away. In fact, they could cause you to be in self-sabotage. Thus, despite your best intentions, you may not even realize that the emotional reasons could be behind your physical illnesses or inability to attain your goals.

Emotional Scars of the Past Still Exist

When you store negative emotions, you are redirecting energy that can be used for vital functioning of the body. Negative emotions cause energy leakages. You tax your liver, adrenal glands and heart, etc. Over time, you compromise your immune system.

One interesting study is the connection between gut health and your mood. Have you noticed that whenever you feel disgust, you generally feel it strongly in the gut? Disgust is an emotion that is reportedly experienced by many people in depression.

The connection between gut health and mood has become so clear that scientists are now starting to consider recommending probiotics as an alternative to anti-depressant drugs. There’s also a increasing evidence to indicate an intestinal link to a variety of neurological diseases. What can the takeaways be from this? Well, consider adding yoghurt or naturally fermented food to your diet and working on emotional management, instead of relying on medication. 

What Metaphysical Experts Say

The body-mind connection has been well studied by the Chinese or Greeks since thousands of years ago. Hence, this is nothing new.

In the modern world, Candice Pert, Louise Hay, and Bruce Lipton PhD are pioneers in the metaphysical study. They draw on modern psychology to also explain the emotional reasons behind your physical illnesses. Here is what they have to say….

Candice Pert PHD

In her best-known book, Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine published in 1997, Dr. Pert who has since passed on in 2013, advocated a more holistic approach to understanding health.

“I’ve come to believe that virtually all illness, if not psychosomatic in foundation, has a definite psychosomatic component,” she wrote. The “molecules of emotion,” she argued, “run every system in our body,” creating a “bodymind’s intelligence” that is “wise enough to seek wellness” without a great deal of high-tech medical intervention.

Louise Hay

If you are new to healing, Louise Hay’s work is a great place to start.

In her book You can Heal Your Life, she outlined thought patterns that could possibly be behind your physical symptoms. Louise has a list of positive affirmations for illnesses and diseases for healing. While there are critics saying that her book afflicts guilt for any ill health, I have doubts that this is her intent. Louise shared what has worked for her and her findings through research study. I believe that what she was trying to impart is to undertake personal responsibility when it comes to healing.

Her book serves as a great guide to understand the mind-body-emotion connection.

“Every thought we think is creating our future. ” Louise Hay

Dr Bruce Lipton

Dr Bruce Lipton, in his groundbreaking book The Biology of Belief shares the following….

The power of your own thoughts can affect the expression of your genes — and even potentially heal cancer and other diseases.

He shares how cancer genes can predispose a person towards cancer, but it does not necessarily mean a person will get cancer. In fact, whether or not a person gets cancer depends on his or her beliefs.

“We are not victims of our genes, but masters of our fates, able to create lives overflowing with peace, happiness, and love.” Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief

Here is an info-graphic that explains the physical-emotional link simply …

How Emotions are Related to Organs
What’s next? Where do you even begin to start?

I have been interested in natural therapies or solutions for more than 10 years now.

In the beginning, I was very skeptical. However, I was interested enough to find out more about what can truly solve my eczema skin issues. I was also constantly ill due to a lowered immune system back then. Let’s just say that I was left with little choice, except to seek for alternative/complementary remedies. 

My journey turned out to be an exciting one. I was introduced to the works of Dr Bruce Lipton, Louise Hay and many other experts more than 10 years ago. In order to find out more, my husband and I bought their tapes and books. All in all, we must have spent easily more than US$10K in our education on holistic health. Luckily, with so much information now online, you can spend a lot less.

Hence, I would like to suggest to anyone who would like to start on a metaphysical journey to begin from where you are. if you are having some physical illness, investigate into what is truly bothering you. Notwithstanding, I would like to share the solutions that I believe are great for addressing Metaphysical or Emotional Reasons Behind Physical Illnesses.

5 Natural Solutions to Resolve Negative Emotions Behind Physical Illnesses

1) Mindfulness Practice

A mindfulness practice allows you to become aware of the negative emotions that you have and to let them go. Thus, you are able to process and release the energies that are stuck in your body. You are led into a state of peace and calm.

2) Essential Oils

Essential oils, when used with intention, can aid in emotional release.

I would like to summarise and share what Carolyn Mein says in her book, Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils

* The emotional energy from the trauma enters the body. If not released, it is stored in an organ or gland with the same vibrational energy. Eg. anger is stored in liver.

* Memory of the trauma gets stored in the limbic brain.

* Our minds create a belief and attach it to the emotional memory.

* Emotional response to the trauma gets stored in the cellular memory throughout the body & becomes automatic.

Essential oils help to lift our energy vibrations. They reconnect us with nature. We are using Mother Earth to heal our imbalances. Not all essential oils are the same. Get therapeutic-grade essential oils here! 

3) Meridian or EFT Tapping

Well, if you don’t already know Meridian or EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique), it may be that you are first time at my site.

Meridian or EFT tapping is a technique that I highly recommend for stress reduction. Meridian tapping involves using the finger tips to tap on specific meridian points on the face and body, to neutralise negative emotions. The meridian points that we tap on also corresponds to where our major emotional blocks typically are. 

The wonderful thing that I had discovered is that we can combine EFT tapping, mindfulness and essential oils for improved results.  We work with release statements, setting intentions and reprograming of beliefs and affirmations at the cellular level for integrated healing.

Need some help to determine the emotional reason behind your physical ailments?  Apply for a discovery call with me. As a student of mind-body-emotions study, I will be very interested to explore some possible answers with you. 

Restore Balance with a Metaphysical Approach to Healing Physical Illness

Negative emotions are nothing bad. They offer feedback. They highlight the areas that we need to make a shift in.

It is only when we do nothing about them that problems result.

You are addressing the root causes of your physical illnesses when you investigate into metaphysical reasons behind them. An investigation leads you into embracing the part of you that has stuck energies. You give yourself the space for release and to process what is holding you back.

Please be aware that especially in the case of serious illnesses, a multi-pronged approach for recovery may be required. Chances are that you will need to look into making some lifestyle changes – diet, exercise and so on. An integration at all levels – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – brings about wellness ultimately.

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Love and abundance always,
Evelyn Lim
Abundance Coach

P.S. I have got a lot more to share about metaphysical health. It is just impossible to cover everything in an article. Would you like me to cover more in future articles? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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