The Body Knows
Our environment can make us sick. I’m not necessarily referring to pollution but how we react to our environment. We react consciously and subconsciously. We are energy. Everything around us is energy. Even the colors we see are nothing other than different wavelengths of energy, and we know colors have the power to impact our mood. Thus, restoring proper body and mind energetic flow seems essential to practice self-care.
It is impossible not to react to our environment in one way or another. You might not react consciously, but our bodies know. Our subconscious minds know. I first learned this through an acupuncturist when he showed me how the “muscle test” works. He showed me how the body is the best lie detector. The body can’t lie, and it has a mind.
So, regardless of our thoughts and what we perceive from our environment, the subconscious mind and the body know the truths we might not be aware of or purposely ignore.
The Energy of Clutter
I have discussed clutter and its psychological and physical effects in previous articles.
In her book Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui, Karen Kingston says:
“The word “clutter” derives from the Middle English word “clotter,” which means “to coagulate” – and that’s as stuck as you can get. Clutter accumulates when energy stagnates, and likewise, energy stagnates when clutter accumulates. Clutter begins as a symptom of what is happening to you in your life and then becomes part of the problem itself because the more of it you have, the more stagnant energy it attracts to itself. It starts with a bit, and then slowly, insidiously, it grows – and so does the stagnant energy around it, which has a correspondingly stagnating effect on your life. Sorting out your life by sorting out your junk results in a tremendous renewal of your life force energy.”
It’s no surprise that clutter directly interferes with the correct flow of energy at the physical and metaphysical levels (spirit and mind). So often, the surrounding mess creates a physical or mental imbalance. However, the process can work in the opposite way – pains and tensions that make it impossible to deal with our clutter. Most times, these two scenarios feed off each other.
When clutter surrounds us, our physical and emotional energy is cramped. An impaired energy flow can cause adverse mental and physiological reactions. Unhealthy patterns emerge, and illness might follow. We should strive to be on the defense rather than relying on corrective methods when it comes to the energy in our bodies.
Holistic Practices That Prevent Disease
Traditional Medicine is mainly an interventional solution for health problems and falls short on prevention. Practices such as essential oils, Chiropractic care, and Acupuncture are examples of holistic ways to correct our energetic flow and health.
In my article The True Power of Essential Oils, I share my story with essential oils and my genuine surprise to discover their true power.
Plano Chiropractor Dr. Brian Dillon explains:
“One of the many hidden benefits of chiropractic care is creating a more effective immune system by removing interference with the nervous system at the spinal level. For example, when the spine is out of alignment, the immune system is impaired, interfering with the body’s healing ability. Being aligned allows the body to heal itself and help prevent “dis-ease.”
“Acupuncture is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine considers and treats patients as whole individuals, looking into the physical, emotional, and mental aspects, with the conscious and subconscious. When we suffer physical or emotional trauma that is left unaddressed, this might create an obstruction of energy over time. When this happens, energy gets stagnant, which disrupts the flow of blood and vital fluids. Then, we experience physical symptoms like headache, tension, tiredness, cramps, and bloating. Those symptoms are the body telling us that it is out of balance. Those symptoms affect our mood and quality of life. Ignoring chronic imbalances affecting organs and body systems might result in severe conditions and disease. Acupuncture addresses the patient’s symptoms and the root cause of energy imbalances creating those symptoms. It increases blood and energy flow in the body to restore its systems’ functions properly.”
Prevention Is Key
Prevention is the best strategy, given that the body and the subconscious mind perceive what we can’t notice. We don’t necessarily know when/where energetic disconnections occur. Leaving these disconnections unattended might result in those strange, spontaneous pains we experience occasionally. Even worse, illness might follow sooner than later.