Spiritual Meanings Behind Physical Aches, Pains, And Illnesses

The Spiritual Meanings

The back, in Chinese Medicine, is considered to be your Yang side; the active, aggressive, lighted side. The back also represents that which is behind you. Very often we do not see clearly that which is behind us. Back problems generally represent the conflict between the urge to move forward and the inertia of an unforgiven past that holds us back. This tension very often separates us from both and pain is the result. According to spiritual meanings behind physical aches, Louse Hay suggests that backs generally represent support.

8. Mid-back

The mid-back is the link between the shoulder and the lower back. It can be a weak link. As we firm up our shoulders and become willing to take on the responsibilities of life, and we have gathered around us the financial and emotional support we need (lower back), something sneaks up and stabs us in the back. This is a blind spot. Not only can we not see it, but is very difficult to reach. The weak link crumbles.

It is the saboteur or seducer that takes us off our path. Located in this area are the Tonification points (called ‘Shu’ points) for the liver, the stomach, and the spleen. These organs are responsible for the transformation and transportation of Qi, and the free flow of Qi in the body. Blockages here affect the entire body and can stop you dead in your tracks. The spleen represents Worry or overthinking and the liver represents anger or base emotions. Both of these can sabotage even the best-laid plans. Louse Hay suggests that the mid-back represents guilt and stuck in the past stuff.

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9. Lower Back

The lower back represents support; financial support, emotional support of family and friends, and support of God or the Universe. The kidneys are located in this area and Kidney dysfunction results in fear/fright/phobias. A sore lower back may indicate that we have taken on more than we think we can handle. This is a dysfunction, only if it is not the truth. If we have indeed taken on too much, that would be indicated by physical trauma to the back and all we need to do is lighten the load. Chronic low backache, though, not associated with any trauma is the one with the metaphysical application, and the one related to kidney depletion.

Kidneys are considered to have a central function relative to other organs since it is where Yuan Qi or our primary essence is stored. Yuan Qi is also known as Primary Qi or Congenital Qi. It is the Qi you are born with and determines your relative strength in the world. It is considered to be quite difficult to strengthen an already weak Yuan Qi, but it can be done. Low back pain is often diminished by strengthening the kidneys. In short, low back pain generally refers to a lack of trust in the universe to protect and support. Based on the understanding of spiritual meanings behind physical aches, Louise Hay suggests Fear of money is indicated.

10. Coccyx

The Coccyx/Sacrum is the seat of self-pity. There is a fear of asking for help. One would rather sit and feel sorry for one’s self than getting of one’s ass and do something.

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Spiritual Meanings Behind Physical Aches, Pains, And Illnesses

11. Hips

Hips represent decisions in life, especially decisions about moving forward. Pain in the hips is a sign of being ‘stuck’, unable to make a decision or see clearly what is needed to be done next. The process of walking requires that we first thrust the hip forward and the leg etc. follows. This is actually, an act of faith on our part since we are quite literally initiating a fall to the ground and trusting that our legs will save us.

The Gallbladder Channel traverses the hip which again represents courage and confidence to move forward. Louise Hay suggests that hip problems represent fear of going forward with major decisions. Hips represent the idea that the next step in your life is important. Pain or discomfort advises you to slow down or stop, look around, buy a map, or ask someone for directions.

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Helen Noronha

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