We are very complicated beings. Our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical pieces intertwine in very intricate ways. When we deny our feelings, when we suppress our emotions, when we avoid our inner truths, when we sacrifice our own needs for the needs of others, our spirits will do whatever it takes to get our attention, even if it means making us sick. If we ignore our emotions and spirit long enough, they will use our bodies to get our attention. Our personal truths should be our first priority at least once a day. We should care about the other people in our lives and we owe it to them to acknowledge their needs, their desires and their truths as equally as valid as our own. Yet we should not ignore our own needs, desires and truths. We are meant to interact with, live with and love with others, but we must maintain balance between their truth and our own. In the next few posts I’ll be using a few basic examples of how our spirits communicate through our bodies when we’re ignoring our emotions.
We’ll start with coughing. Coughing can be accompanied by cold, sore throat, or many other maladies. The coughing itself is your spirit attempting to expel very negative emotions, most commonly the feeling that you’re not the one in control of your life. Translating related physical symptoms may help pinpoint the underlying cough emotion. If you have a head cold, you may have tears you’ve not cried, and the tears have backed up into your sinus cavities and the grief causing the tears are blocking your ability to breathe properly. As the unshed tears drain from the sinus cavities down the throat, the spirit tries to force the grief out with a cough. Or if you have a sore throat, there may be personal truths you’re not voicing. We should be considerate of others feelings and our words can wound the same as a physical weapon, but when we deny our own truths, when we hold in our deep personal feelings at our own expense, the person we’re wounding is ourself. There is always a polite, tactful way of expressing ourself without causing harm to others.
At the end of the day, the fact remains that only you can figure out what deep, unspoken feeling your spirit is trying to force out by causing the cough. And just like the physical body, the emotions and spirit need time to heal once the unspoken grief and truth are out. Give yourself time for all of them.