Mind to Body Connection: What is your body trying to tell you?

by Gabie Rudyte April 16, 2020 4 min read

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Back pain, acne, inflammation… Have you ever thought that your body might be communicating with you through your symptoms?

I know it seems a little 'out there' when I say this, but there might be a reason behind what you're currently experiencing. Whether it's regular migraines, acne, knee pain, back pain, or a more severe illness — I want you to ask yourself:

"IS MY BODY TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING? "

For the last 10 years, I've lived by the book 'You Can Heal Your Life' by Louise Hay. This incredible book looks at how our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings affect our physical well being. She talks about the powerful mind to body connection we all have.

Louise was diagnosed with 'incurable' cervical cancer, and this set her on a journey of self-healing. She realized that she had a lot of resentment and anger that she was holding onto because of past sexual abuse. When she made this connection, a realization occurred: her cervical cancer was a physical representation of what was happening with her emotionally. Anger and resentment that was suppressed and not released had manifested as cervical cancer. By working on releasing these old, ingrained feelings, and changing her beliefs and thoughts - she completely healed herself.

The book 'You Can Heal Your Life' covers a lot of different physical ailments, pains, and conditions and explains what might have contributed to the creation of such ailments. 

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I've been using this book as a reference for the last 10 years whenever something doesn't feel right with my physical body, and it is always — and I repeat — ALWAYS on point. Growing up I had horrible acne. I tried everything under the sun, but nothing worked. I then found her book, applied it, and healed myself.

(I also made a video about it. You can watch it here.)

In the last 2 years, I've had a lot of knee pain. Knee pain, Louise says, means that we are stuck in our ego. We have too much pride to 'bend'.
Umm.. again: spot on.

It's very difficult for me to admit that I am wrong whenever I am wrong. It's my ego that doesn't want to 'bend' and let go of the pride. Every time my ego comes into play in this way, my knees start to hurt.

A few years ago, I got an eye-sty. I've never had one before, so I went to the doctor, got eye cream, and it healed. A month later I got it AGAIN — in the other eye. I was frustrated and annoyed, thinking: 'AGAIN!? Really?!'
At the end of 2019, I started getting it again. Do you want to guess what an eye-sty means?

EYE-STY: LOOKING AT LIFE THROUGH ANGRY EYES.

I hate to admit this, but once again, it was spot on!
2 years ago, when I looked up the meaning of an eye-sty, I was blown away by how true it was. At the time, I was going through a lot emotionally, and I was beating myself up for a lot of things. I had a lot of anger inside of me, and I was lashing out at others because of it.
Do you think it's an accident that I was looking at myself and others through anger, and then my eye decided to get angry at me?!

Nope. Not an accident.

Anger began to resurface once again at the end of 2019 and I fell into a good ol' pattern of 'I'm not doing enough, I'm not working hard enough, I'm not where I want to be.' I was angry at myself, a little angry at the world, and a little bit angry at others (meaning, I was projecting.)

Our body is so intelligent, it is always giving us feedback. It is always communicating with us and showing us physically what is going on with us emotionally, mentally, and energetically.

I can't recommend enough that you read this book. It has changed my life, and I've been sharing it with others for the last 10 years. It has changed their life, too.

Note: I'm not telling you to focus on your mind and thoughts only, and ignore all western medicine and never go to a doctor again. Or to not use medicine. I believe that we can work beautifully in balance with doctors, medicine, and our mind/body connection.

I think that if there are things that we don't deal with internally, our body will keep reflecting that. You might have knee pain and heal it with surgery, only to find out a few months later that you now have shoulder pain. Then you use medicine to treat your shoulder pain, only to see that now you have migraines!

Listen to your body. It is always giving you feedback. It doesn't speak a language, so the only way it can communicate with you is through symptoms: through giving you signals on what's going on.

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Use medicine & doctors to help you ease pain and assist in healing, but know that when it comes to long-term solutions and complete healing, you have to tune into yourself and find out what's truly causing these repetitive ailments.
Your body is incredibly intelligent. Listen to it.

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