Spiritual Meanings Behind Physical Aches, Pains, And Illnesses

The Spiritual Meanings

Physical pains or aches are not just health issues. They carry spiritual meaning. Everything on the physical plane is a manifestation of something on the Metaphysical plane.

When we speak of abundance, what we are really talking about is – an abundance of emotional, mental, and spiritual energy. We fill ourselves to the brim with these energies and it is the overflow that is manifest on the physical plane.

The signs and symptoms that are apparent on the Physical plane lead us to inquire, ultimately, more deeply into ourselves as energetic and spiritual beings. Realistically, when our body refuses to do what we want it to, metaphysically, it is not actually broken. It is doing its job. One of its functions is to carry messages from the higher energetic planes to us. It is then up to us to interpret these messages and take action.

Understanding the spiritual meanings behind physical aches

Western medicine takes the position that we feel pain because we can. Western approaches to pain, as the main symptom of any disease, are pretty much limited to drugs and surgery. Treatment consists of numbing or diverting pain receptors in the body or cutting off the offending organ.

While this approach does have its place in acute situations, it is at best a temporary and often harmful way to approach pain or other disharmonies we feel in our bodies. Most often, western medicine has little to offer most of us and incredibly makes us wait until our symptoms become unbearably acute before it can even acknowledge a disharmony.

The trend today, as much for economic reasons, as for reasons of spirit and human development is to encourage people to take responsibility for their own lives. This is the approach of ancient wisdom. We use our bodies to communicate with ourselves and with others. We use our bodies to work out emotional, mental, and spiritual questions. While we do tend to judge a diseased body negatively, there really is no right or wrong about it.

Wholistic Healing of the individual occurs at different energetic levels. These are the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. For those on the path, there are a great many more levels and sublevels identified in various cultural, religious, and philosophical traditions. But for our purposes, we can look at the individual in these four broad realms to at least begin the process of healing.

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Healing, by the way, occurs not only at the individual level, but also at the family, community, and global level. When one heals ‘mindfully’, as the Buddhists say, these other aspects of individual healing may become apparent.

There are healers operating today at all these levels. Still, a good place to begin is in the individual body. With this in mind, the following is a list of physical symptoms and the metaphysical disharmonies they may reflect.

Louise Hay, in her book, ‘You Can Heal Your Life,’Spiritual Meanings Behind Physical Aches, Pains, And Illnesses has done some interesting work in this area. I use her book occasionally in my Reiki II work. Other references are; Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic principals, my own Reiki teacher, Denise Crundall, and my own experience.

Please note that these are only general observations, serving hopefully to illuminate areas that you can look at more closely in yourself or with the help of a healer. You are the one who knows you best. As you go through these observations, try to expand your awareness beyond your own life to see also how these disharmonies are reflected in your own family, community, country, and in the world. Ultimately it is our own choice to heal or not to heal and it is our own innate healing ability that is activated.

Spiritual meanings behind pains in your Head

piritual meanings behind Headaches
Spiritual Meanings Behind Physical Aches, Pains, And Illnesses

1. Headaches

Pain always indicates a separation of some sort from something. Usually, we say separation from what is the Truth. The greater the pain the more important that something is. Depending on which part of the head is afflicted the meaning changes. Louise Hay suggests that Headaches indicate invalidating the Self out of Fear. In Chinese Medicine, there are several different kinds of headaches treated according to the quality of the pain and the location on the head (discussed in subsequent paragraphs).

17 thoughts on “Spiritual Meanings Behind Physical Aches, Pains, And Illnesses”

  1. Avatar of Nadjma Datumanong
    Nadjma Datumanong

    My right side of my stomach always aching. At the same time, my right shoulder is hurting too, and the pain as moving through my stomach, pain was travelling my body. What was that? What is the spiritual meaning of it?

  2. Avatar of Kyeremeh. Maxwell
    Kyeremeh. Maxwell

    I have read your story indeed I got some understanding,and am suffering from joint Pains for years, please teach to overcome this notorious illness.
    Thank you.

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