Use symptoms to empower your body!
Elevate your body’s consciousness
Every now and then life gives us an opportunity (or struggle if you choose to see it that way) to show us areas where we still feel, think or behave disempowered. Our bodies are often the source of such opportunities. We have historically called those opportunities “symptoms” and have viewed them as nuisances or threats.
In general disempowerment occurs when you have an experience where you want to feel, think, see or do something and you feel like you can’t. It is an unresourceful inner state that says “I’m powerless, helpless here” and there is no possibility that the situation or you could ever change.
Your body is always responding to your inner state or perspective (your consciousness). How you feel determines how you feel. Sounds logical and obvious however most people don’t really get this. They have not been told that they are the choosers of their state and hence don’t realize that they hold the power to choose and feel differently.
Your body is a perfect “physical” mirror to help you see your unconscious patterns that are creating your current reality including how your body is functioning. To elevate your body’s consciousness you must elevate and empower your own.
The opportunity of symptoms
The next questions to tackle then is, how to use symptoms to elevate your consciousness and empower your body? When symptoms are “physical” we have the tendency to believe that they are real, fixed or static and require aggressive physical measures to change. Hence the creation of our current mechanical medical model; it perfectly suited our belief systems at one point in our evolution. We are in a new era now where we have scientifically proven research, that our nonphysical self (emotions, thoughts, soul) inform our physical self (body). Not everyone has upgraded their belief system yet to include this new information, which is ok, we are a work in progress.
In order to use symptoms you must first shift your relationship to them. We have been very focused on getting rid of symptoms as our relationship to them has been that they threaten us in some way. Perhaps we think they are a threat to our health or an activity we want to participate in. The symptom however, despite what you currently believe, is not the problem. It is only an effect of an out of alignment belief system and its only purpose is to show you that you are out of alignment. They tell you “hey- something in your emotions, thoughts, beliefs or behaviors is ready for an upgrade”. When you shift your perspective in this way you open the door to new possibilities. You are elevating your consciousness right there. When you elevate you can hear your body talk in a different way. Instead of just hearing “this hurts”, you hear new information that may say “hey, you need to stop trying to control everything in your life, you’re making us (muscles, belly, etc.) tense up and hurt”. Now you have more useful information that you can do something with and you are empowered because you can do something about it if you choose. When you are empowered and make changes, your body is empowered, and it naturally begins to heal.
At Chiropractic Alchemy we specialize in helping empower people through how their body is expressing, so that you can get the insight, wisdom and create conscious change in your life.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, DC, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado