June 15

Physical Symptoms of Emotional Trauma


Emotional energy, when not released near the time it was created, has to go SOMEwhere. It doesn’t just cease to exist. That “somewhere” it hide is your body.

The older, the stronger the emotional hit, the deeper and more entrenched the energy in your physical body. It can manifest in infinite forms. Accident, injury, swelling, illness, weakness, bruises, limitations and fatigue. We can limp along to compensate, but the longer it remains, the more energy it takes to try and artificially stimulate some sort of equilibrium. It’s difficult to maintain that force field indefinitely.

Sensitive types are especially prone. Your emotions are louder and you can absorb random stuff when your shields are compromised so it can build something wicked.

Watching people make significant emotional shifts, I see physical symptoms often shortly follow emotional changes. This can take the forms of mysterious pains,  accidents, heat, swelling, nausea, gastrointestinal flareups and changes in hormonal cycles. Not to mention exhaustion!

If you’re going through a significant emotional shift, be kind to your body and understand you may get corresponding physical symptoms, from within minutes to a few hours or days later.  The bigger and faster the shift, the more intense and quick onset the physical reaction tends to run. Make time for extra rest, drink tons of water to cleanse, take extra baths or showers, and feed your body good food. Any kind of healing or energy work you participate in would be good at this point, too.

And it goes the other way, too: if you’re having physical flareups, in addition to treating the symptoms, look for the emotional counterpart of the conditions. (As my magic teacher says, “Take the aspirin AND do the spell.”)The left side of the body is yin, the right, yang energy. Check the Chakra which rules that part of the body, and ask yourself, “Is my life out of whack here? Am I well balanced?”

If you follow astrology, look for planetary alignments. What do you associate with that part of your body, either literally or metaphorically? You’re looking for clues, and whichever seems to “click” for you is where you want to go first.

If you have any chronic illness, look for the purpose it serves in your life. (There always is one.) Look at what it gives you, what it spares you from, what it teaches you or hides or emphasizes or creates. I’m not saying the purpose is always bad, either. Maybe you agreed to come down here to learn the lessons of living in whatever body you have. But when energy serves it’s purpose, it often ceases to be. The more you are in alignment with your needs, the better you do in allowing energy to flow freely, the easier and better life is. Attention to the metaphysical health won’t always spare us physical pain, but it will always improve our ability to manage.

Your body, and especially changes in it’s state is a quite reliable illustrator of change on an energetic level. Shifting around those emotions shifts around your cells. As within, so without.

What connection do you seem between emotional injury and physical symptoms?

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  1. This is so obvious that our doctors should pay a lot more attention to it. Classical astro associations with physical ailments is just uncannily accurate, especially if you check the transits in a chart.

    A great resource for emotional manifestations in the body is Louise Hay’s little book, Heal Your Body. It’s essentially a long list of ailments based on an emotional hurt.

    For example, a Saturn transit to the Sun or Venus can result in gallbladder difficulties. Saturn=gallbladder. Venus=sweetness. Hay says that gallbladder trouble can indicate an inability to taste the sweetness of life. I’ve definitely seen this in action.

    There are infinite examples. Unprovable, but awfully “coincidental.”

    1. I LOVE Louise Hay’s work! I’ve never sit down to compare that with Astrological definitions with Chakra based assessments. I’ll bet that would be fascinating! It would be like a little Healer’s Handbook. :-))

      I am at the point that I realize a lot of what I accept as truth will always seem “coincidental” to some. I care more about helping than who thinks I’m nuts at this point.

      I just had someone who was releasing some old emotional trauma and they got sick for a while, I’ve seen this happen so many times I wanted to write something up about it. Our society wants to separate physical from emotional and spiritual and it just is a false distinction. All is connected.

      1. That would be an amazing study, Dixie! Just to expand on her study with some astro and chakra correlations. You could even kick in some cards for affirmations and more insights. No wonder they call this the poor man’s psychology. And better than lots of psychology.

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