Hi, I’m Judith Conroy of Chikara-Reiki-Do and I’m answering your questions on Reiki.
I’ve heard it said every physical manifestation is caused by an emotional problem.
I wonder if you could describe an emotional problem for me.
This is a blooming excellent question and I hope I can answer it simply.
Your body is like a mirror for what you are really thinking and feeling inside in your thoughts.
When your private thoughts are a bit wonky, then you will mirror or manifest an external problem in your life.
But there is only one emotional problem that we dress up in many disguises and that one problem is fear.
Yes, simply fear!
We call it all sorts of things – but the bottom line, the common denominator, the one and only is fear.
We work out of two emotions only, love or fear.
Fear is the one that causes all the problems.
I had a fear of flying… great.
Don’t like Heights, very ordinary thing, but underneath all that was an emotional deeper cause.
When I got to the bottom of it, I like to be in control, but that is also a fear of not being in control.
What am I afraid will happen if I am not in control?
This goes right back for me to an incident when I was four years old and an exchange with my mom.
That emotional experience from way back then had influenced my life until just recently and I was not consciously aware of it either…
But I am now.
So, actually flying is not my problem, nor is the exchange with my mom.
My problem was my emotional reaction and long held belief about myself imposed upon me at a very early age.
Any physical illness has an equally obscure, hidden fear or one which is as plain as the nose on your face.
You can ask yourself, what does this illness give me…
Love and attention?
A good rest, a break away from something like the job you hate, maybe?
What does an illness or condition or situation stop you from doing?
Because, remember, there are no accidents ever.
The chap that gets knocked over by a bus on the way to the church, may be trying to say he doesn’t really want to get married.
And when you get cancer, what is really eating away at you?
And, so it goes… giving you hard evidence of what you’re really thinking and feeling – and it’s there right under your nose.
But thoughts and feelings can be slippery, little suckers and hard to pin down.
It might take a lifetime.
And you have to allow yourself to be extremely honest with yourself, blunt and truthful.
But when you reach a point where you can love, honor and respect yourself enough to expose the real you to the world…
Then life becomes a joy beyond belief…
…and Oh, what a relief.
Thanks for listening.