I'm a big believer in the mind-body connection. I love, love, love modern revelation regarding the spirit and the body.

And the spirit and the body are the soul of man.
Doctrine & Covenants 88:15

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For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit is element,
inseparably connected receive a fullness of joy.
Doctrine & Covenants 93:33

When I get sick, the first thing I do is wonder why my body is trying to get my attention and what I need to do about it. I've had a sore throat for the past few days, the kind that burns and hurts a bit to swallow. You know what I'm talking about? To me, a sore throat means that there are things I need to say, that for the meantime, remain unspoken. Much like back pain and injury is related to carrying heavy burdens (we think we carry alone), or an earache means we would rather not hear something we've heard, or headaches are simply the mind trying to get us to stop thinking a specific thought or a certain way.

*By the way, I write as if I know things when in reality I don't, I just write what I'm thinking at the time. I hold the right to edit, change or denounce my own writing at any time.*

This is a simplified way of looking at illness and physical pain and/or discomfort, I know. AND the fact that I could start taking an antibiotic and in a couple days start feeling better, doesn't eradicate the fact that I indeed have something that I need to say to someone (I just am unsure what and to whom, though I have a pretty good idea and I'm not ready to say it...yet). For now, I will just live with my sore throat and revel in my own quackery.

(references: The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain, John E. Sarno, MD; Molecules of Emotion: the Science Behind Mind-body Medicine, Candace Pert, PhD)

1 comment:

Cicily said...

Not gonna lie, I needed to hear that today. Thanks for your profound writing. It make sense to me :)