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Section 5 - Physical conditions and spiritual components

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Conditions with their spiritual components
     Table 03: The fingers and their spiritual aspect
     Table 04: Neck: Cervical vertebrae
     Figure 21: The individual teeth
     Table 05: The individual teeth and their spiritual aspect
     Table 06: The Individual toes
     Table 07: The vertebrae and their spiritual aspect
See list of conditions
New    Pronation    Brachydactyly    Calcific tendinitis    Lockjaw    Tired or listless    Diastasis recti    Telangiectasia    Lateral pelvic tilt    Gonads

The descriptions below are not a substitute for seeking medical attention. They address only the spiritual component of illness, injury and behaviours. If a description does not fit your situation, use it as a starting point and then work with your guide in meditation to gain more understanding.



Anger, guilt, self-punishment, desperate for sympathetic attention or recognition
ConditionSpiritual component
Ability to learn

Issues that can arise

Learning disorders

ADD / ADHD
Results from our feelings of worthiness to be alive, to receive nourishment, to receive focused, loving attention, and to participate meaningfully in the family

Issues that can arise

Learning disorders
Can result from any or all of the following:
Change the pattern

It may be possible to repair the learning disorder itself in some cases. Meditate to learn the incorrect beliefs about self that produced it and / or arose from it, and replace them with truth and understanding

ADD / ADHD
Means literally being unable to hold our focus for any longer than a few seconds, and it means literally that we received too little attention as a child. Hyperactivity is a physical response to a desperate need for focused attention

Spiritual effects
Can manifest as a chronic need for validation from others. See self-esteem

Physical effects
Ear and hearing issues, eye and vision issues, comprehension and memory problems

Change the pattern
Work on building a relationship with your inner child. By paying better attention to our needs, we find it easier to pay better attention in daily life. Doing these things gives us something meaningful on which to focus... our happiness. The more we pay attention to our needs, the easier it becomes to focus on others - an extra benefit!
Absenteeism / TardinessAbsenteeism and chronic lateness are passive/aggressive forms of abandonment in which we are unable or unwilling to meet responsibilities. It is the source of many of life’s difficulties and can infuriate those who are waiting for us, and sometimes that is the whole point. See avoidance, dawdling, defiance, silent rebellion

Spiritual effects
Unable or unwilling to follow through on commitments, depression

Physical effects
Arrhythmia, hypothyroidism

Change the pattern
Meditate to find and resolve the reason for the pattern. Visit WikiHow to Learn how to prioritize

Note: Do you know someone who is always late to meet you? Try setting a limit for how long you will wait for them (your choice whether to let them know). Maybe it will be 15 minutes, maybe 30, but stick to whatever you decide and leave after your time limit
Accident pronenessGuilt or shame can make us unconsciously seek punishment, or wish to prove that we are not as good as everyone thinks, or that we ought to be punished for doing well if a loved one is a failure. This can manifest in physical as injury-causing accidents that often occur just before our performance is to be judged or tested (fear of failure/success). Injuries are a way to show that we are in pain and distress and in need of nurturing or sympathetic attention. See bruises

Change the pattern
Build stable self-esteem to enable expression of our emotional needs in a mature way
AddictionsPhysical result of the spiritual desire to avoid pain or run away from truth, from life, from responsibilities. Can be to a chemical substance like food, tobacco, drugs or alcohol, or to a behaviour. See abandonment, obsessive/compulsive behaviours.

Spiritual symptoms of advanced addictions vary from telling constant stories about how everybody has 'done me wrong' (victim pattern) to pathological lying, to using guilt trips to manipulate others, to avoiding making decisions

Change the pattern
Addictions begin as thoughts which in turn create behaviours. Behaviours can be modified, and even, in certain cases, released completely. To bring about such dramatic change requires great strength, determination and commitment, but change is possible. Until the root cause of the need for the addiction has been recognized, resolved and released, the likelihood of recurrence exists. Very often, the root cause is the belief that "God must hate me" (see unconditional love). Excessive gambling can be caused by a chronic need to win (to prove that "God loves me")
Adenovirus infectionsRepresent our ability to tolerate with patience the many irritations of life in physical. Flare-ups can indicate that a recent experience made us feel unknowingly angry or resentful - again
Adrenal glands

Issues that can arise

Acute adrenal failure

Addison's disease

Primary adrenal insufficiency
Secondary adrenal insufficiency
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Cushing Syndrome

Other infections

Represent our ability to regulate our reaction to emotional stress

Issues that can arise

Acute adrenal failure(Addisonian crisis)
Can occur upon learning that a cherished belief system is false

Addison's disease
Can occur if we habitually play victim whenever someone tries to hold us accountable for our words or actions. The alternative, accepting responsibility, is out of the question since we believe that doing so would be devastating

Primary adrenal insufficiency when due to:

Secondary adrenal insufficiency
If due to

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Results from parental inability or unwillingness to provide the child with the basic spiritual necessities of life, like unconditional love, compassion, emotional support, etc.

Cushing syndrome
Unable or unwilling to trust and just be at peace

Other infections of the adrenal glands
Disappointing realization that we really have no control over what others think of us

AlexithymiaCan manifest as a personality trait if one left a prior incarnation while suffering severe emotional trauma, or can manifest in the current lifetime due to psychological distress

See associated conditions
Autism spectrum disorder, addiction, ADHD, allergens and allergic reactions, anorexia, anxiety, asthma, bulimia, depression, dyspepsia, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel disease (see ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, nausea, PTSD, stroke, traumatic brain injury
Allergens
Animals

Dust

Environment

Foods

Insect stings or bites

Semen

Specific individual
Represent fear of things over which we have no control

Animals
Angry that everyone else gets to do whatever they want (see pity parties)

Dust
Which person, behaviour or situation is a never-ending irritation in the family?

Environment
Physical manifestation of chronic fear of the unknown

Food
Deep need to receive loving attention from a specific authority figure. Chronic fear that we are in imminent danger but not knowing what to do about it and believing that no one will help. Physical result of an unresolved traumatic situation that we fear is bound to happen again

Insect stings or bites
Chronic fear of being an unsuspecting dupe, or fear of things that we cannot control. See anaphylaxis, Lyme disease

Semen
Unrecognized or unresolved issue with our mate. See infertility

Specific individual
Extreme emotional discomfort when a certain individual is near and believing that we absolutely must not, CANNOT EVER, reveal our true feelings about them. Our feelings may be positive or negative
Allergic reactions
Allergic fungal sinusitis

Anaphylaxis

Angioedema

Histamine intolerance

Seasonal hay fever
Represent an unspoken plea for help in dealing with an on-going traumatic situation

Allergic fungal sinusitis
Unable or unwilling to acknowledge to others that we have suffered an incredibly painful experience, and there are reminders of it everywhere, making us feel it will be impossible to forget. We have built a spiritual dam to prevent our tears from flowing

Anaphylaxis
Frustration with feeling that it is unsafe to share our true thoughts about the current troubling situation. See allergens, angioedema

Histamine intolerance
Unable or unwilling to confront an aggressor. See fear of retribution

Seasonal hay fever
Who or what around us is so irritating that we are frustrated and/or furious and just want to cry? See anniversary illnesses
Ambiguous genitaliaCan occur as a life lesson for those who may have - in a previous existence - made less-than-considerate choices for someone in their care who was fully dependent. See birth abnormalities, required life experiences, What is karma?
AmyloidosisFeeling like a prisoner in our life situation. See enlarged tongue, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, victim
Aneurysm
Abdominal aortic

Brain

Thoracic aortic
Chronic refusal to accept that our negative beliefs are based in fantasy rather than universal truth

Abdominal aortic
Inability to get past a shameful incident that shattered our belief of who we are and what we stand for

Brain
Obsessively repeating a lie to self, hoping that if we say it often enough, we will become able to accept it as truth

Thoracic aortic
Unable to admit to self that we made mistakes that harmed our loved ones
Ankles

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Breaks

Dislocation

Fat or swollen

Sprains

Strains

Subluxation

Weak
Represent self-assurance or lack thereof

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Chronic self-doubt

Breaks
Regretting a recent life choice and wanting - yet not wanting - to change it back (indecision)

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us

Fat or swollen
Overcompensating for a perceived weakness

Sprains
Trying to force self into making an important decision or taking an important step, but resisting

Strains
Unable to choose the best course of action

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance

Weak
Fear of having to be independent; lack of trust in self
Anniversary illnessesPhysical symptoms and/or new traumatic experiences that arise as the anniversary date approaches of past traumatic events that have not yet been resolved and released. See seasonal affective disorder

Change the pattern
Meditate to find the original traumatic event. Then do the spiritual exercises in Section 9 to gain resolution and release
ArmsRepresent our willingness to work and/or to meet commitments

Broken
Wanting a solid, visible reason to be excused from commitments we wish we had not made. See elbow, humerus, radius, shoulder, ulna, wrist
Arthritis
Acromioclavicular or AC joint

Ankles

Bone spurs

Feet

Fingers

Gout

Hips

Knees

Neck

Psoriatic

Reactive

Rheumatoid

Shoulder

Spine
Over-compensating for a perceived weakness in a particular area. Can develop after a joint has been injured, but releasing anger and blame over the injury can help to prevent it from forming

Acromioclavicular or AC joint
Carrying negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions about the burdens we bear. See cartilage

Ankles
Chronic self-doubt

Bone spurs
Physical outcome of chronic lack of forgiveness, whether of self or others

Feet
Emotional pain from past experiences that has not yet been released (habitual lack of forgiveness for self and others). Every new emotional injury adds to the buildup

Fingers
Placing excessive importance on what others are doing wrong (judgment, criticism, condemnation). Lots of finger-pointing. Fear that all that needs to be done will not get done in time. See affected finger

Gout
Denying our habitual anger with a parent or other authority figure

Hips
Inability to move forward for fear of leaving someone or something behind, of being left behind, or of becoming useless. Unable or unwilling to release out-dated belief systems

Knees
Distrust in our ability to recover from defeat or loss. Habitually living in victim mode, always fearing the next offense. See knee problems, fear of invasion

Neck
Over-compensating for a lack of belief in self

Psoriatic
Habitually alternating self-condemnation with self-indulgence. Pattern stems from our caregiver(s) having been alternatingly, and unpredictably, too harsh/too loving. Our immune system becomes out of balance as a result of not knowing whether to expect cruelty or kindness from those around us, and over-compensates with self-protection just in case. See psoriasis

Reactive
Concealing our true reaction to a threat to our self-esteem. Since symptoms do not usually start until from one to four weeks after the triggering event, it can be challenging to recall the thought. Try to recall what was happening at the time of the initial infection anyway, because the information will assist the healing process

Rheumatoid
Unable to accept that we are good enough. Belief that we are bad or unworthy because after all, that is what we were raised to believe. Chronic griping about what everyone else is doing, saying and/or thinking in the hope that people will see our goodness. Anger, guilt, shame, victim

Shoulder
Belief that we are indispensable, or belief that we are carrying a heavier load than everyone else. See bunions, bronchitis)

Spine (Ankylosing spondylitis)
Firmly held, fundamental belief about a specific subject that is based in untruth and illogic, and of course that means that everybody else's belief is wrong, wrong, wrong. See self-righteousness
Autism spectrum disorderBeyond the physical aspect of this complex disorder, there are many spiritual components to be considered. Family history and behavioural patterns must be examined, along with the spiritual learning requirements of the family unit and those of the affected individual. Spiritual success is measured by the degree to which love manifests. See birth abnormalities, karma, reincarnation, required life experiences
Back

Issues that can arise

Pain
Represents whether we feel supported in life

See bones, skeleton, spinal column, vertebrae

Issues that can arise

Back pain
Feeling alone, unsupported and at risk of harm
Beckwith Wiedemann syndromeThe child has joined the family to experience what it is like to be reliant on the good will of one's caregivers. Whether the soul encounters kindness or cruelty, there is tremendous opportunity for spiritual growth
Bell's PalsyHolding back tears. Unwilling to enjoy life (spite). Unwilling to verbally express sorrow and/or distress. Looking for a way out, fear of being caught and held responsible. Not wanting to hear, denial
Birth abnormalities (including genetic disorders)Physical manifestation of unresolved spiritual issues within the affected individual if congenital, or within the parental or family relationship if genetic. See Required life experiences, What is karma?, What is reincarnation?
Bladder

Issues that can arise

Problems

Cancer

Infection

Inflammation

Insterstitial cystitis

Leaky

Overactive

Polyps

Prolapsed

Vesicoureteral reflux
Represents patience and tolerance for self with expression of our needs or strong emotions

Issues that can arise

Bladder problems
Lack of patience, fear of expression of strong emotions. See urinary tract infections

Cancer
Obsessed with the injustices one has suffered (lack of forgiveness). Unwilling to take responsibility for self, yet feeling forced into accepting it

Infection
Avoidance, ashamed of and/or hating self for being unable to stop having strong emotions

Inflammation
Anger (pissed off) and unwillingness to express it because they should already know

Interstitial cystitis
Unable to relax and fully trust that all is well

Leaky
Unable to deal with life's many little frustrations without getting angry

Overactive
Fear of being left out or forgotten (this condition can often create that exact situation). See distrust, fear of abandonment, pelvic floor dysfunction

Polyps
Trying to conceal strong emotions or withhold expression of our needs

Prolapsed
Not knowing when to hold onto or let go of emotional baggage and unable to stop thinking about it all

Vesicoureteral reflux
If from birth
Legacy family pattern of wanting, yet fearing, expressions of strong emotions like anger or grief. See birth abnormalities

If acquired
Unable or unwilling to fully express strong emotions due to fear that the core issue causing them may be revealed. See ectopic kidney
Blood

Issues that can arise

Anemia

Cancer

Hematoma

Hemochromatosis

Hemophilia

High cholesterol
Substance that transports the vibrations of our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires to each component of our physical body. Can represent our innermost desires, or can be a message that someone is behaving like a victim or martyr

Issues that can arise

Anemia
Giving up. Feeling powerless and angry that everyone else seems to have so much power. See blame, victim

Cancer (leukemia)
Represents our beliefs about the Universe, our place in it, and our right to exist, that are incorrect and impossible due to the true nature of the Universal Intelligence. In children, can be a reflection of parental belief systems or a karmic situation

Sounds like
"The Universe is out to get me." See fear of retribution

Hematoma
Difficulty in processing a recent blow to our ego or self-esteem
Note: Does not refer to those with physical conditions that can cause excessive bruising

Hemochromatosis
Belief that we are carrying a far heavier load in life than we deserve, and also that it is far heavier than anyone else must carry. See diabetes, heart problems, liver disease

Hemophilia
Family pattern resulting from a fear of retribution. See legacy guilt

High cholesterol
Believing self to be the good person who never acts out of malice (self-righteousness). Nothing is ever quite good enough (criticism). Nothing ever works out quite right (victim). Never receiving recognition for our many supposed sacrifices (martyr). No joy in life
Blood clots
Antiphospholipid syndrome - primary

Antiphospholipid syndrome - secondary

Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis

Certain medications

Deep vein thrombosis

Factor V Leiden

Family history

Heart arrhythmia

Heart failure

Hiatal hernia

Peripheral artery
disease

Polycythemia vera

Pregnancy

Prolonged sitting or bed rest

Pulmonary embolism

Smoking

Stroke

Surgery
While physical injury can cause so-called "good" blood clots, the spiritual component of abnormal blood clots is one's system overreacting to spiritual injury, self-inflicted or not. The following factors and/or serious conditions are associated with abnormal blood clots:

Antiphospholipid syndrome - primary
Feeling threatened by impending change

Antiphospholipid syndrome - secondary
Chronic fear of being attacked

Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis
Unable or unwilling to "go with the flow". Arguing with anyone who challenges our authority, in the belief that self knows best - about everything

Certain medications
Check out hormone imbalance, breast cancer, side effects, Why do we get sick ...?

Deep vein thrombosis
Look to the condition or the belief that is causing inactivity

Factor V Leiden
See birth abnormalities

Family history
See birth abnormalities and Is there hope that I won't develop any of the diseases that my parents had?

Heart arrhythmia
Unable or unwilling to submit to a routine or schedule for fear of appearing weak

Heart failure
Unable to withstand the pressures of pretending to be successful while feeling like a failure. See arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure

Hiatal hernia
Living in an overly controlled environment; too much pressure to follow rules and live up to others' expectations. Anger, repression, suppression

Obesity
Trying to cover up shameful secrets. Unable or unwilling to express strong emotions. Habitually using food as a reward, or as an excuse to avoid meeting responsibilities or dealing with issues. See addiction, arrogance, survivor's guilt

Peripheral artery disease (or peripheral vascular disease)
Unable or unwilling to be cooperative, as a way to ensure that others feel subservient and see us as an authority figure. See possible contributing spiritual factors: arrogance, control, defiance. See possible contributing physical factors: atherosclerosis, Raynaud's disease

Polycythemia vera
See blood cancer

Pregnancy
Holding a negative belief about pregnancy, childbirth or our ability to be a good parent

Prolonged sitting or bed rest
Look for the condition or the belief that is causing inactivity

Pulmonary embolism
Stubborn refusal to budge - on anything - ever - unless there is absolutely no other option than to concede. Chronic need to be in charge. Viciously critical and quick to condemn. Unwilling to forgive others yet desperate to have everyone's approval. Expecting that everyone will just go along with us because they know we will make life miserable for them if they do not

Smoking
Find and resolve the underlying reason for starting and/or continuing to smoke. See addiction

Stroke
Emotional and cognitive inability to process a difficult experience. Feeling strong emotions about it and bursting to express our thoughts about it, but frustrated with self for being unable to describe everything accurately

Surgery
Look to the physical condition that necessitated the surgery
Blood pressure

Issues that can arise

High
Low
Represents temperament, self-control, and how we deal with stress

Issues that can arise

High
Constant anger and frustration, even if not voiced aloud. Always waiting for something bad to happen. See anxiety, atherosclerosis, distress, distrust, fear, heart failure, kidney problems, stress, victim, worry, stroke

Low
Chronic sorrow, even if not voiced aloud. Feeling helpless (“I want my daddy”) or even giving up on life. See Addison's disease, anaphylaxis, anemia, septic shock, thyroid issues, vitamin deficiency
Blood vessels

Issues that can arise

Peripheral vascular disease

Small vessel disease - Heart

Spider veins

Telangiectasia

Varicose veins

Vascular dementia

Vasculitis
Represent an information highway upon which travel our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires

Issues that can arise

Peripheral vascular disease (or peripheral artery disease)
Unable or unwilling to be cooperative, as a way to ensure that others feel subservient and see us as an authority figure. See possible contributing spiritual factors: arrogance, control, defiance. See possible contributing physical factors: atherosclerosis, Raynaud's disease

Small vessel disease - Heart
Unable or unwilling to trust that all is well. See possible contributing spiritual factors: chronic distress, distrust, fear, worry. See possible contributing physical factors: birth abnormalities, diabetes, high cholesterol

Telangiectasia
Belief that life is dangerous. Can place us in a state of hypervigilance (or "fight or flight" state). If from childhood, can result from a life-ending trauma in a prior incarnation or from a family pattern. If developing later in life, can result from unresolved trauma. See affected area of the body plus autoimmune diseases, birth abnormalities, liver disease, lupus, pregnancy, scleroderma, spider veins, varicose veins

Spider veins
Wishing we were someplace - anyplace - else, or with someone - anyone - else, and feeling stuck in the planning process to bring change

Varicose veins
Wishing we were someplace - anyplace - else, or with someone - anyone - else, but unable or unwilling to do anything about it (victim)

Vascular dementia (or Cerebral small vessel disease)
Unable or unwilling to acknowledge our role in our painful life experiences. See possible contributing spiritual factors: chronic distress, distrust, fear, worry. See possible contributing physical factors: birth abnormalities, diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke

Vasculitis
Angry thoughts, chronic feelings of self-righteous indignation or feeling like a martyr or a victim. See possible physical contributing factors: birth abnormalities, side effects, blood cancer, infection (hepatitis B or C), autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or scleroderma that may trigger attacks on blood vessels. See complications that can arise: aneurysm, blood clots, vision loss or blindness, pneumonia, sepsis
Body odourNote: This does not refer to those with limited access to bathing or laundry facilities.

Excessive body odour can be a form of silent rebellion. Can begin as an act of spite. Withholding approval, lack of respect for others or self
Bones

Issues that can arise

Bone spurs

Cancer

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteoporosis

Osteomyelitis

Paget's disease
Represent our spiritual infrastructure of belief systems

See broken bones, skeleton, spinal column, vertebrae

Issues that can arise

Bone spurs
Physical outcome of chronic lack of forgiveness, whether of self or others

Cancer
Belief that is not based in Universal Truth: that we are unlovable and therefore unloved (in children, can be a reflection of parental beliefs. See leukemia, unconditional love

Osteogenesis imperfecta
Parents’ unrecognized issue of having - or not having - faith in a loving God or a similarly impactful belief that forms the foundation on which the child will stand or fall. See birth abnormalities

Osteomyelitis
Fear that we are alone and unsupported and incapable of supporting self. See infection

Osteoporosis
A cherished belief is found to be untrue and a positive replacement seems impossible to find. Can be a loss of our faith in a loving God, a crumbling spiritual infrastructure, fragile or unsound spiritual beliefs or fragile spiritual health

Paget’s disease
Deep regret for not having done more in our life and wishing to go back and do it over
Brain

Issues that can arise

Amusia

Aneurysm

Aphantasia

Cancer

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Dementia

Encephalitis - Primary

Encephalitis - Secondary

Huntington's disease

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus - normal pressure

Meningitis

Sensory processing disorder

Synaesthesia - Mirror-touch

Synaesthesia - Visuo-spatial / Odour-Colour

Traumatic brain injury
The brain is the soul's wheelhouse during physical incarnation. It is the first place in the human body to react physically to our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. From there, signals are sent to the nerves in the spinal column and from there, to the area of the body affected by each particular thought, attitude or emotion

Issues that can arise

Amusia
Can result from traumatic brain injury as well as unresolved emotional trauma

Aneurysm
Obsessively repeating a lie to self, hoping that if we say it often enough, we will become able to accept it as truth

Aphantasia
Karmic condition resulting from past life inability or unwillingness to trust self due to having made catastrophic or life-ending choices. Can create a need in the current lifetime for others to tell us what to do. See co-dependent relationships

Change the pattern
Meditate and practice doing the self-esteem exercise

Cancer
Firm belief in our own badness (chronic self-condemnation). Extreme regret over something we have done or not done, and this may set up a karmic situation

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - (Mad cow disease)
Stubbornly-held core belief based in untruth
  • Spontaneous (sporadic)
    Firm belief in a false story that developed from our negative reactions to life experiences. Any attempt by others to question or challenge the belief is met with firm (and possibly explosive) anger and refusal to consider any other possibilities
  • Familial (inherited)
    Firmly believing a false truth that our caregivers repeatedly reinforced in a negative way, that they believed was nurturing
  • Iatrogenic (via medical or dental procedures)
    Belief that medicine alone is capable of, and is responsible for, repairing any bodily damage sustained through life experiences
  • Variant (via eating beef infected with abnormal prion protein)
    A crippling inaccurate belief is intertwined with our identity

Dementia
Progressive inability to function within the boundaries of the lies we tell self and others about the type of person we are or were. See Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease

Encephalitis - Primary
Processing poisonous thoughts. Wanting to release them yet fearing that they may be true

Encephalitis - Secondary
A recent experience has re-triggered poisonous thoughts that we have not yet completely released because they may be true

Huntington's disease
Persistent family pattern of withholding critical pieces of information from those asking questions. Desire for the questioner to "suffer as I have suffered". Subtle form of torture that aims to keep the asker under control. See greed, lying, revenge, spite, birth abnormalities

Sounds like
"If you don't know, I'm not going to be the one tell you." "Wouldn't you like to know."

Change the pattern
If someone asks a question, tell the truth and resist the urge to hold back certain crucial details

Hydrocephalus
Unable or unwilling to be at peace with the ebb and flow of emotions arising from life experiences. See birth abnormalities, infection, meningitis, mumps, traumatic brain injury, traumatic events

Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Unable or unwilling to be at peace with having caused big trouble for others

Meningitis
Our home and/or work environment is infuriating and there is no way to change it. Fearing that protection from it is impossible and it is only a matter of time until we become just like them (self-righteousness)

Sensory processing disorder
Difficulty accepting that we are in a physical body. The soul may have left the previous life experience in a traumatic way, or this may be the soul's first incarnation in human form

Synaesthesia - Mirror-touch
If from birth
Karmic condition provided in accordance with the soul's need/desire to experience that all in physical form have feelings and experience pleasure and pain, not just self

If acquired
R
esults from the Universe cooperating with the soul's profound desire to feel

Synaesthesia - Visuo-spatial / Odour-Colour
Karmic condition enabled by the soul's desire to assist in building humanity's understanding of, and capacity for, experiencing life in physical form

Traumatic brain injury
One-time
See accident proneness

Chronic
Placing self in situations where repetitive brain injuries occur, can indicate feeling extreme guilt that requires punishment. See accident proneness
Breast

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Fibrocystic breast disease

Inverted nipple

Itchy

Lactostasis

Mastitis

Pimples between the breasts
Represents nurturing and kindness - either need for, lack of, or provision of

Issues that can arise

Cancer
There are more than 80 types of breast cancer, hence the many possible spiritual components. Can be any or all of the following factors: Taking on a persona that we feel was thrust upon us by others or by negative life experiences. Belief that how we treat self and others is nurturing, when it is not. Feeling unloved or unlovable. Nursing grudges (resentment). Needing to mother or be mothered. Feeling unloved or unlovable. Living with the constant threat of someone's emotional abuse, feeling responsible for it when it happens, and feeling unable to stand up for self. Appreciating self for saying, "No" to an abuser, yet still wanting the abuser to somehow magically change into a good person (control). Longing to be loved and appreciated, craving everyone's positive attention

Fibrocystic breast disease
Tired of having to deal with the same old stuff every month and aching for change but not knowing how to make it happen

Inverted nipple
Fear of being unable to nurture ‘correctly’ or refusal to provide nurturing

Itchy
Unrecognized need to nurture or a sudden need to be nurtured

Lactostasis
Can result from fearing failure or success, anger at having to be responsible, and/or a pattern of silent rebellion against authority figures

Mastitis
Either over-nurturing, feeling over-nurtured, or angry about having to over-nurture someone who really should not need so much support

Pimples between the breasts
Irritation with our mother, even if not alive
Broken bones
Ankle

Arm

Back

Chin

Collar bone

Elbow

Femur

Fibula

Fingers

Foot

Foot

Hip

Humerus

Jaw

Knee

Leg

Nose

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteoporosis

Radius

Rib

Shoulder

Skull

Spine

Tibia

Toes

Ulna

Vertebra

Wrist
Habitually thinking, “Give me a break” (judgment, criticism, condemnation, victim). Time for a break with the old days or the old ways but unwilling to let go of the past

Ankle
Regretting a recent life choice and wanting - yet not wanting - to change it back (indecision)

Arm
Wanting a solid, visible reason to be excused from commitments we wish we had not made. See elbow, humerus, radius, ulna, wrist

Back
See spinal column, vertebrae

Chin
Shattered self-confidence due to a recent life-changing experience

Collar bone
Represents our ability to maintain self-esteem. If broken, a recent choice or event has made us question our ethics, morals and values

Elbow
Knowing it is time to change our attitude toward our mate or career but stubbornly refusing

Femur
Terror at the thought of having to support oneself

Fibula
Extreme disappointment that someone or something we believed was reliable and sturdy has failed

Fingers
Incorrect belief in a particular area. See affected finger

Foot
Wishing for a troubling situation to change but unable or unwilling to do anything to make the change happen

Hand
A recent decision has created unforeseen, unfavourable repercussions

Hip
Anger over being forced to change because of changes that occurred that were beyond our control. See victim

Humerus
Feeling compelled to do it all, without considering the consequences for self or others

Jaw
Fear that a recent decision or event is going to have disastrous consequences

Knee
Feeling at risk of being publicly humiliated

Leg
Fear that a recent decision was horribly wrong or that a recent negative experience proves our inability to navigate life. See femur, fibula, tibia

Nose
A recent experience left us feeling exposed and vulnerable but we have done nothing to protect self from threats. See victim

Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Parents’ unrecognized issue of having faith in a loving God, or lack thereof, or a similarly impactful belief that forms the foundation on which the child will stand or fall. See birth abnormalities

Osteoporosis
A cherished belief is found to be untrue and a positive replacement seems impossible to find. Can be a loss of our faith in a loving God, a crumbling spiritual infrastructure, fragile or unsound spiritual beliefs or fragile spiritual health

Radius
Unable or unwilling to grasp the potential negative impact of our actions

Rib
Too much self-imposed pressure to out-do all others

Shoulder
Trying to do anything and everything that is necessary to gain everyone’s approval

Skull
A recent emotionally traumatic event has created the need to reassess our life including relationships, career, hobbies, education - in short, everything. See Paget's disease

Spine (back)
See affected vertebra

Tibia
Fear that our strongest support will be ripped away from us

Toes
Sudden realization of a painful fact in a particular area. Habitually thinking, “Give me a break” (victim, judgment, criticism, condemnation). Time for a break with the old days or the old ways but unwilling to let go of the past. See affected toe

Ulna
Unable or unwilling to accept that our role in the family is under threat

Vertebra
See affected vertebrae

Wrist
Wanting life to have new meaning yet fearing the unknown, and so wanting to delay the inevitable changes that life brings
BruisesNote: Does not refer to those with physical conditions that can cause excessive bruising.

Difficulty in processing a recent emotional blow to our self-esteem. Chronic bruising can indicate a need for sympathetic attention, or a desire to paint oneself as a poor, defenseless victim. See accident proneness
Burns and fires
Bursitis
Elbow

Finger

Heel

Hip

Knee

Shoulder

Toe

Wrist
Represents inflexibility

Elbow
Complaining that others are not doing enough, yet we are unwilling to do our fair share

Finger
See affected finger

Heel
False belief about our childhood is making it difficult to walk our life path with joy

Hip
Anger and distress about the constant changes that life brings

Knee
Anger about feeling unprotected

Shoulder
Unvented explosive anger and resentment

Toe
See affected toe

Wrist
Self-condemnation over belief that we are failing at our chosen work
Cancer
Adrenal glands

Bile duct

Bladder

Blood

Bone

Brain

Breast

Cervix

Choroidal melanoma

Colon

Gallbladder

Kidney

Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis

Leukemia

Liver

Lung

Lymphatic system

Lymphoma

Melanoma

Mouth

Ovary

Pancreas

Pleomorphic liposarcoma

Prostate

Sinus cavities

Skin

Stomach

Testicles

Throat

Thyroid

Tongue

Uterus
Represents obsessive/compulsive negative thoughts about a specific subject

Adrenal glands
Severe erosion of our faith in human decency after being on the receiving end of harsh criticism, even though we are extremely critical and judgmental. Attitude that says, "It is only all right for me to be honest"

Bile duct
Hating self for living the lie that brought our success, but unwilling to let it go and reveal the truth. Feeling justified in holding onto it because after all, everyone else is just as 'bad' as us. See gallbladder, liver

Bladder
Obsessed with the injustices we have suffered (lack of forgiveness). Unwilling to take responsibility for self, yet feeling forced into accepting it

Blood
Beliefs about the Universe, our place in it, and our right to exist, that are incorrect and impossible due to the true nature of the Universal Intelligence. In children, can be a reflection of parental beliefs or a karmic situation

Sounds like
"The Universe is out to get me." See fear of retribution, leukemia, unconditional love

Bone
Belief that is not based in Universal Truth: That we are unlovable and therefore unloved. In children, can be a reflection of parental beliefs. See leukemia, unconditional love

Brain
Firm belief that "I am bad" (chronic self-condemnation). Extreme regret over what we have and have not done

Breast
There are more than 80 types of breast cancer, hence the many possible spiritual components. Can be any or all of the following factors: Taking on a persona that we feel was thrust upon us by others or by negative life experiences. Belief that how we treat self and others is nurturing, when it is not. Feeling unloved or unlovable. Nursing grudges (resentment). Needing to mother or be mothered. Feeling unloved or unlovable. Living with the constant threat of someone's emotional abuse, feeling responsible for it when it happens, and feeling unable to stand up for self. Appreciating self for saying, "No" to an abuser, yet still wanting the abuser to somehow magically change into a good person (control). Longing to be loved and appreciated, craving everyone's positive attention

Cervix
Obsessive/compulsive thoughts about the child (or children) that one could have, should have, or should not have, birthed

Choroidal melanoma
Focusing on a fault or flaw in someone (could be self, another, or humanity at large) and believing that they cannot/will not ever change. Resigned to living with what we see as permanent imperfection, rather than taking steps to change our opinion

Colon
Holding onto every little hurt and making sure that everyone knows we are wounded. Each new offense adds to the burden and strengthens our resolve to not do anything about it

Gallbladder
Poisonous thoughts that have infiltrated our beliefs about life and the process of living, and hating self for thinking them, yet feeling they are fully justified and so doing nothing to change them

Kidney
Processing our life experiences with a chronic “poor me” attitude (victim)

Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis
Negative thought patterns originating in the brain that have manifested physically in tumour cells (see breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma), that create a deadly feedback loop within the body

Leukemia
Represents our beliefs about the Universe, our place in it, and our right to exist, that are incorrect and impossible due to the true nature of the Universal Intelligence. In children, can be a karmic situation or a reflection of parental beliefs

Sounds like
“The Universe is out to get me.” See fear of retribution, unconditional love

Liver
Processing our life experiences with an “everybody else is an idiot and has caused all my problems" attitude (blame), or "I am an idiot and everybody else is better than me" (self-condemnation). Deep-seated, long-standing anger and feeling fully justified in holding onto it. Feeling abandoned. See liver diseases

Lung
If the individual smokes, look for the real reason for starting to smoke. If the individual has never smoked, could be a “smothering” attitude (smothering the truth, smothering a loved one, or being smothered by a loved one, etc.). Is the individual in a co-dependent relationship?

Lymphatic system
Unable or unwilling forgive self or others. Extreme, chronic resentment that creates the need to inflict pain on others. Living in emotional turmoil. Victim, seemingly unable to protect self

Lymphoma
Unable or unwilling to pay attention to signals

Melanoma (skin)
Covering self in a shroud of negativity, can be self-hatred or self-righteousness. Look to the affected area of the body for understanding

Mouth
Chewing on poisonous words. Incorrect beliefs that negatively flavour all of life's experiences

Ovary
Unable or unwilling to let go of the life that could have / should have been with the child we could have / should have had. Fearing that God has forsaken us or is punishing us by not giving us what we want. Strong belief that something is terribly wrong with us and with anything we create

Pancreas
Chronic need to control everyone and everything. Deep frustration with any imperfection that might risk losing anyone's approval. Always feeling second- or third-best

Pleomorphic liposarcoma
Desperate to hide one's shameful secrets and living in constant fear that they will be discovered

Prostate
Refusal to accept responsibility for the negativity in our life (blame, victim)

Sinus cavities
Knowing that others are suffering and that we could help, but withholding assistance because after all, no one ever helped us. They deserve to suffer

Skin (melanoma)
Covering self in a shroud of negativity, can be self-hatred or self-righteousness. Look to the affected area of the body for understanding

Stomach
Eating a spiritual diet filled with sickening thoughts about self, others, God, or the world in which we live. Chronic distress about our life experience

Testicles
A negative idea or belief about self, others, God, or the world in which we live has formed and fear of it manifesting in reality is growing stronger

Throat
Trying to swallow a false story, or trying to feed someone else a false story; living a lie. Feeling stifled. Chronic choking back of tears or words. Wanting someone to meet our unexpressed emotional needs

Thyroid
Failure to monitor our spoken words and filter out judgment, criticism, and condemnation, believing that it is ok to share hurtful information because we think it is truth and they need to hear it

Tongue
Obsessive/compulsive thoughts about how we communicate and connect with others. See human papillomavirus (HPV)

Uterus
Obsessive thoughts of our failure to create perfection (self-condemnation)
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndromeThought pattern that demands harsh punishment for the tiniest infraction of our personal standards. See ddiction, bulimia, nausea, perfectionism, self-condemnation

Change the pattern
Do the Forgiveness and How to raise self-esteem exercises
Cartilage

Issues that can arise

Ankylosing spondylitis

Arthritis

Damaged cartilage

Rheumatoid arthritis
Represents ability to withstand and recover from shock or trauma

See joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons

Issues that can arise

Ankylosing spondylitis
Firmly held, fundamental belief about a specific subject that is based in untruth and illogic, and of course that means that everybody else's belief is wrong, wrong, wrong. See self-righteousness

Arthritis
Over-compensating for a perceived weakness in a particular area. Can develop after a joint has been injured, but releasing anger and blame over the injury can help to prevent it from forming

Damaged cartilage
Resistance to life changes that cause us to examine our spiritual self

Rheumatoid arthritis
Unable to accept that we are good enough. Belief that we are bad or unworthy because after all, that is what we were raised to believe. Chronic griping about what everyone else is doing, saying and/or thinking in the hope that people will see our goodness. Anger, guilt, shame, victim
Cell phone addictionIs the phone or device being used to avoid talking with the person or people at hand? Does using it give us a sense of importance or superiority or protection? See addiction, obsessive/compulsive behaviours
CellulitisUnrecognized suppression of profound grief and feeling like a victim of, yet also feeling responsible for, the tragedies in our life. See gangrene, infection, sepsis
Cerebral palsyFear, fear, fear - in both mother and unborn child. Can result from unexpressed or unrecognized explosive rage in the mother. See birth abnormalities
Cervix

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Cervicitis

Dysplasia

Incompetent
Represents ability to maintain, manage, honour and sustain creative urges

Issues that can arise

Cancer
obsessive thoughts about the child (or children) that we could have, should have, or should not have, birthed

Cervicitis
Anger toward self for stifling our creativity in favour of winning approval from another

Dysplasia
Fear that the joy we gain from creating will be insufficient to sustain life-long happiness or fulfillment due to recent painful experiences

Incompetent
Fear that we will fail to get over the pain of recent or ongoing traumatic events
Cheeks
Buttocks

Facial
Represent emotional vulnerability

Buttocks
Result from hiding our negative motives from self. See acne, bruises

Facial cheeks
Issues can result from obvious displeasure and/or chastisement from an authority figure. See acne, rosacea, embarrassment, shame
ChickenpoxWanting to receive the same special considerations as everybody else. See shingles
Chin

Issues that can arise

Broken

Pimples

Trembling or twitching
Represents our ability to meet challenges

See signals

Issues that can arise

Broken

Shattered self-confidence because of a recent life-changing experience

Pimples
Taking things to heart things that do not concern us personally

Trembling or twitching
Strong urge to express our thoughts or feelings
Chronic diseaseAccording to the Public Health Agency of Canada, “Chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases or NCDs, are diseases that are persistent and generally slow in progression which can be treated but not cured.” By the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, “a chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more. Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.”

According to the Universal Intelligence, the spiritual component of chronic disease is having suffered unrecognized and unresolved traumatic events. Science is verifying the connection. Watch How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime - a TED Talks presentation by Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris
Chronic fatigue syndromeHabitual feeling that there is no way to get out of commitments that we felt pressured into accepting because of our fear of losing someone's approval if we just say, "No"

Change the pattern
Check out self-esteem
Clothing choices
Ill-fitted - too big

Ill-fitted - too small

Inappropriate - casual

Inappropriate - formal

Inappropriate - revealing

Loud dresser

Quiet dresser

Soiled
Represent either an unspoken need for attention or a desire to be invisible

Note: This category does not refer to those with few clothing options, or who lack access to laundry services.

Ill-fitted - Too big
Wanting to hide yet hoping to be seen; wishing for sympathetic attention

Ill-fitted - Too small
Trying to create drama and chaos with self at centre

Inappropriate - Casual
Displays a lack of regard for the things that others respect and/or admire

Inappropriate - Formal
Wanting to escape reality, wanting to not be held responsible

Inappropriate - Revealing
Desire to throw people off balance so as to maintain control of the situation

Loud dresser
Silently begging to be confronted to justify a wish to shout someone down. Defiance

Quiet dresser
Desire to avoid contact or communication of any sort

Soiled
Form of silent rebellion
Collar bone

Issues that can arise

Acromioclavicular or AC Joint arthritis

Break

Distal clavicular osteolysis

Osteomyelitis

Thoracic outlet syndrome
Represents ability to maintain self-esteem

Issues that can arise

Acromioclavicular or AC Joint arthritis
Carrying negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions about the burdens we bear. See cartilage

Break
A recent choice or event has made us question our ethics, morals and values

Distal clavicular osteolysis
Unrecognized, consuming belief that we are just not good enough as we are. See self-esteem

Osteomyelitis
Fear that we are alone and unsupported, and incapable of supporting self. See infection

Thoracic outlet syndrome
Carrying a heavy burden of emotional pain and not knowing what to do about it
Colon

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Colitis

Colitis - ulcerative

Crohn's disease

Diverticulitis

Fistula

Irritable bowel syndrome

Polyps
Represents our ability or willingness to let go of that which is no longer needed

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Holding onto every little hurt and making sure that everyone knows we are wounded. Each new offense adds to the burden and strengthens our resolve to not do anything about it

Colitis
Hidden shame and unrecognized guilt eating away at self. See Crohn's disease

Colitis - Ulcerative
Taking on responsibility for everyone's negative experiences and feeling the need to be punished for them

Crohn's disease
Over-reaction to a perceived threat. Always feeling like a victim and blaming anyone except self for our failures. "I want my Daddy!". See colitis

Diverticulitis
Blaming others for failing to prevent unpleasant experiences from happening and refusing to forgive them for it

Fistula
Feeling pressured into taking shortcuts

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Polyps
Trying to hold in that which needs to be released
CravingsRepresent an unrecognized need for loving attention from self, but believing that our own is not enough to soothe the pain and hurt. We then turn outward to various behaviours or substances for comfort. See addiction, co-dependent relationships, guilt, obsessive/compulsive behaviours, self-esteem
Cysts, lumps and bumps
Convinced that one is not worthy. Period. See ganglion cyst, lipoma, ovarian cyst, Pilar cyst
DawdlingAct of revenge designed to annoy someone by delaying doing that which we have been asked to do. Form of passive/aggressive manipulation often done when we feel we have no voice and no other options

Looks like
When asked to do something we then then decide to do a multitude of other things that we tell ourselves must be done first (even if they are not related to the task); or we pretend not to have understood the request and ask all sorts of questions about it, or we start doing it - but as slowly as is humanly possible. See avoidance, silent rebellion, victim

Spiritual effects
Chronic unhappiness that they want us to hurry

Physical effects
Low blood pressure, hormone imbalance

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn the source of the desire to anger others
Diabetes
Gestational

Hyperglycemia

Hypoglycemia

Secondary effects

Type 1

Type 2
Lack of faith or hope that the future can be good or belief that it will not be good. Chronic state of distress; habitual belief that something bad is about to happen. Giving up hope

Gestational
Fear that the baby's potential for unhappy life experiences due to the father's negative behaviours, will cause unending grief and guilt for us

Hyperglycemia
Overcompensating for our perceived failure to prevent the family from coming to harm or having negative experiences

Hypoglycemia
Craving true happiness and looking everywhere for it but fearing it will never be found

Secondary effects of Diabetes

Type 1
Can occur after the family receives a devastating blow, and no one sees that we are taking on full responsibility and blame for it

Type 2
Chronic, crushing sadness because we know the happy stories we tell others (and ourselves) about our family are false, but hoping that they will believe them anyways
Digestion

Issues that can arise

Anal fissure

Appendicitis

Bloating

Burping

Celiac disease

Choking

Diverticular perforation

Diverticulitis

Fistula

Flatulence
Food allergies

Food poisoning

Gastroenteritis
Gastroparesis

Gluttony

Heartburn /
indigestion

Hemorrhoid

Hiccups

Irritable bowel syndrome

Loose bowel

Malabsorption syndrome

Mineral or vitamin deficiency

Nausea / vomiting

Obesity / overweight

Rickets

SIBO
Represents how we absorb and release spiritual life lessons

See eating disorders

Issues that can arise

Anal fissure
Blaming someone for pressuring us to hurry up and perform but not seeing that the pressure - the stress - comes from our own need to win their approval

Appendicitis
Living with constant criticism whether from self or another. Trying to digest a cruel idea that we know to be false

Bloating
Putting too much (or too little) emphasis on self. See ego, self-importance

Burping
Fear of being forgotten, ignored or lost in the shuffle

Celiac disease
Unable to accept nurturing yet believing that we are nurturing others, or feeling compelled to nurture others, either to gain their approval or because we think that no one else cares enough. Can occur when our job ends or if a child leaves home. Feeling that life has lost purpose

Choking
The thought that just happened was judgment, or our attention wavered. See signals

Diverticular perforation
Blaming everyone but self for our toxic, dysfunctional relationships, and astonished and furious that they will not change. Since we play a crucial role in creating our relationships, if we change, our relationships will change. See victim

Diverticulitis
Blaming others for failing to prevent unpleasant experiences from happening and refusing to forgive them for it. See victim

Fistula
Feeling pressured into taking shortcuts that we know are likely to fail

Flatulence
Feeling that we are always being overlooked and angry about it; self-importance

Food allergies
Deep need to receive loving attention from a specific authority figure. Chronic fear that we are in imminent danger but not knowing what to do about it and believing that no one will help. Physical result of an unresolved traumatic situation that we fear is bound to happen again

Food poisoning
Signal that we strongly dislike the topic of conversation during a meal but unable or unwilling to state our true thoughts or feelings

Gastroenteritis (includes Norovirus infection (Norwalk virus)
Belief that others are telling horrible lies about us and that everyone believes them to be true, but wishing it were not so
  • Infectious
    Self-loathing that manifests in physical as a craving to hear the worst about others (see gossip) to help us feel less "bad"
  • Non-infectious
    Believing self to be the only "bad" person in the world

Gastroparesis
Unable to stomach or digest (absorb, utilize and release), the cruel spiritual food that we were fed as a child or are now consuming. Can result from child abuse, including feeling that our basic spiritual needs were not met

Gluttony
Fear that we will not be given our fair share, so taking everything that is offered and more. Applies to food and other substances as well as attention. See greed, self-importance

Heartburn/Indigestion (including gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Just waiting for the next irritating experience. Strong dislike of much of what we take in (hearing / seeing / thinking / experiencing)

Hemorrhoid
Trying to win the approval of an authority figure who stubbornly withholds it. Feeling pressured to hurry and feeling that there is just not enough time. Pushing too hard/trying to force self or another into doing what we want

Hiccups
Wanting to change the subject of conversation in order to avoid talking about something; or wanting to take back words that were just spoken (form of control). See signals

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Loose bowel
Belief that we have no credibility and no worth. Condemnation, victim

Malabsorption syndrome
Unable to accept that we are worthy, that we are no worse than any other soul in human form

Physical effects and/or components
Infection, inflammation, trauma. If resulting from surgery, look to the physical condition that necessitated the surgery

Contributing physical conditions
Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, lactose intolerance, chronic pancreatitis

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn the thought patterns preventing self-acceptance (guilt, shame)

Mineral or vitamin deficiency
Unable to grasp and absorb the key meaning of an ongoing issue. A missing piece of crucial information would connect the pieces of the puzzle, if only it could be found. Meditate to find the answer

Nausea and/or vomiting
Spiritual diet filled with sickening thoughts like condemnation, distress, fear, resentment, revenge. See hangover

Obesity/Overweight
Trying to cover up shameful secrets. Unable or unwilling to express strong emotions. Habitually using food as a reward, or as an excuse to avoid meeting responsibilities or dealing with issues. See addiction, arrogance, survivor's guilt

Rickets
Hiding from life. If a child, living in an over-protected environment yet basic spiritual needs are going unmet

SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
Unrecognized or unresolved beliefs eating away at our very ability to thrive. See fear of retribution, feedback loop, guilt and legacy guilt, shame, intolerance, victim

Physical effects and/or components
Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, diabetes, diverticulitis, histamine intolerance, hormone imbalance, kidney stones, osteoporosis, malabsorption syndrome, mineral or vitamin deficiency, scleroderma

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn the initial triggering event so that it can be resolved
DiphtheriaFeeling invisible, unloved, unimportant, uninvited and unwelcome
Dizziness (vertigo)Desperate for love and approval but not knowing where to look for it. Worry, worry, worry. Trying to do make sure that everything is done (control). Trying to avoid seeing an uncomfortable truth, denial. See labyrinthitis, Ménière's disease, nausea
Dry
Ears

Eyes

Hair

Heels

Lips

Mouth - chronic

Mouth - occasional

Scalp

Skin

Socket
Ears
Craving spiritual understanding and growth but fearing we will fail

Eyes
Lacking compassion, empathy for self. “No one cares about my hurts, so why should I?”

Hair
Tendency to overthink every little thing for fear of making a mistake. Feeling that we are at risk of imminent emotional, physical or verbal attack. If breakage occurs, can result from anger that the perceived attack has not happened yet

Heels
Depriving self of enjoyment and blaming someone else for making us do so

Lips
Unable to satisfy our thirst for something that we know is better left untouched. Feeling deprived

Mouth - chronic
Living with constant low-grade fear

Mouth - occasional
Knowing that our words are false and/ or purposely divisive

Scalp - dandruff
Chronic worry that someone in a position of power will judge, criticise and condemn our work

Skin
Craving a meaningful spiritual experience

Socket
See detail for the affected individual tooth or teeth
Dysautonomia
Multiple System Atrophy

Neurocardiogenic or Vasovagal syncope (Fainting)

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
Unable or unwilling to communicate clearly or honestly with others (or with self) about painful issues within the family unit, often due to a fear of retribution for causing trouble. Look to the following contributing condition(s) for more information (not a complete list):
alcoholism   amyloidosis  anemia  antiphospholipid syndrome  autoimmune diseases  birth abnormalities  celiac disease  Chiari malformation  diabetes  Ehlers-Danlos syndrome  Epstein-Barr virus  Guillain-Barré syndrome  hepatitis C  HIV / AIDS  lupus  Lyme disease  multiple sclerosis  mitochondrial disease  Parkinson's disease  pneumonia  pregnancy  rheumatoid arthritis  trauma   vitamin deficiency

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
Stubborn refusal to change, to adapt, to collaborate, to cooperate

Neurocardiogenic or Vasovagal syncope
Unable or unwilling to deal with the matter at hand. See fainting

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
Desperate, insatiable need to receive unconditional nurturing. See COPD, congestive heart failure
Ears and hearing

Issues that can arise

Burning

Deafness
Dry ear

Earache

Eustachian tube
blockage

Fungus

Labyrinthitis

Mastoiditis

Ménière's disease

Misophonia

Otosclerosis

Polyps

Seborrheic dermatitis

Tinnitus

Trapped water

Wax build-up
Represent how we interpret that which we hear

Issues that can arise

Burning
Condemnation, embarrassment, shame

Deafness
Extreme frustration that no one ever says what we want to hear. See fear of abandonment
Dry ear
Craving spiritual understanding and growth but fearing we will fail

Earache
Distress about our spiritual environment (lots of blaming and finger-pointing happening), and feeling hopeless that it will ever change

Eustachian tube blockage
Unwilling to pay attention to our emotional needs for fear of causing havoc in our family or group, and/or condemning self for inability to control our emotions when stressed

Fungus
Low or unstable self-esteem, shame, unshed tears over what is being heard or not heard

Labyrinthitis
Confusion about our life purpose; feeling like we are just putting in time. Unsure of which life path to take and afraid that our entire life will be wasted in the wrong pursuit

Mastoiditis
Tired of all of their noisy arguing; feeling responsible for it but not knowing how to make it stop. See infection

Ménière's disease
Refusing to do what we know we ought to be doing, and making all sorts of excuses about it

Misophonia
Loathing our personal environment and furious that no one understands or sympathises with our painful dilemma. Our constant fury toward the idiots around us, plus feeling impotent to smarten them up, makes us feel that these people will irritate us forever - we will never be rid of them. This constant stress lowers our vibrational frequency and creates so much tension that certain sounds actually seem to hurt us physically

Otosclerosis
Family pattern in which affected members refuse to hear what certain other members have to say. If the unwillingness to hear is not addressed, it may eventually manifest in physical by altering the ear's bone structure

Polyps
Trying to avoid hearing what others are saying

Seborrheic dermatitis
Habitual griping in our thoughts due to feeling helpless against life’s many annoyances. Changing our attitude is the key to reducing and removing the condition. See self-condemnation

Tinnitus
Our guide is trying to get our attention. They are saying that it is time to start communicating with them in a meaningful way; that we have the capability to move forward spiritually but that work on self is needed. Refer to my Home page and read through to Section 4-4 for information and instructions. See signals
  • Tinnitus - Buzzing or humming
    Signal to let us know that our guide has specific, timely information for us. Ask and then pay attention to your thoughts, and to whatever is happening around you
  • Tinnitus - Ringing
    Thinking we know best and not wanting any disagreement about it. Irritation (anger)

Trapped water
Hurrying through a normally enjoyable task to meet someone else's needs and unhappy about it

Wax build-up
Meeting everyone else's needs before our own and unhappy about it. Unable or unwilling to speak out against unfair treatment. See fear of abandonment
Eating disorders
Anorexia nervosa

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Binge-eating disorder

Bulimia nervosa

Diabulimia

Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS)

Feeding disorder

Muscle dysmorphia

Night eating syndrome

Orthorexia nervosa

Pica

Prader-Willi syndrome

Purging disorder

Rumination syndrome
Represent our unrecognized or unresolved reaction to traumatic situations in our childhood (possibly ongoing) and over which we felt we had utterly no control. See addiction, obsessive/compulsive behaviours

Anorexia nervosa
So desperate to have some control in a chaotic environment, that withholding food from self seems like the only solution. May be used to punish self or to spite an authority figure

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
Desperate for focused loving or sympathetic attention

Binge-eating disorder
Bouts can be triggered by feeling unable or being unwilling to say what we are really thinking. The physical discomfort of over-eating, along with our guilt, shame and embarrassment of feeling out of control, takes our attention away from the original issue. See addiction, silent rebellion, obsessive/compulsive behaviours

Bulimia nervosa
Cycle of self-approval, then guilt and condemnation, then punishment. See depression, obsessive/compulsive behaviours

Diabulimia
Self-imposed punishment for believing self to be the cause of all the suffering, misery and tragedy in our family

Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS)
Unable to discern exactly who or what is responsible for our pain, knowing only that “I hurt”

Feeding disorder
Battle of wills between child and caregiver resulting from a karmic situation

Muscle dysmorphia
Belief that we are ineffective, powerless, incompetent and incapable of fixing all the emotional turmoil in our family. See victim

Night eating syndrome
Trying to avoid feeling the feelings surrounding a traumatic event that happened during the night and that keeps replaying in the thoughts, especially at night. See insomnia

Orthorexia nervosa
Punishing self by building a persona of one who is dedicated to healthy eating - as a way to make amends for having caused the family to suffer. The more difficult it is to find “pure” foods, the less appetizing they are, and the more expensive they are, the better. The pattern has the added benefit of diverting attention from our supposed failures

Pica
Blaming the person or people responsible for all the pain and suffering in our life, unwilling to forgive anyone - ever - just in case they played a role in it, and wanting them to see how badly we are suffering because of their failures. See grief, spite, revenge

Prader-Willi syndrome
One parent fails to meet the other's needs, even if they have not been spoken aloud. The ensuing despair, frustration and/or rage affect the developing fetus and the child is born with this condition. He or she is left trying to resolve the parent's anguish

Purging disorder
Abject misery over the direction our life is taking, and feeling powerless to change it (feeling like a victim)

Rumination syndrome
Wanting the family to know that we do not believe the spiritual food they are feeding us, and that it is sickening
Eating open-mouthed
If elderly or infirm

If not elderly or infirm
If elderly or infirm
Could be a form of dementia, or could be Alzheimer's disease, such that the muscles have forgotten what to do, or the mind has forgotten how to process food

If not elderly or infirm
May have been taught different dining etiquette, may be flouting society and its rules (arrogance, silent rebellion), or may have breathing issues (lungs, nose, sinus)
Elbows

Issues that can arise

Broken

Bursitis

Dislocation

Golfer's elbow

Ligament damage

Subluxation

Subluxation

Tennis elbow
Represent our attitude toward duty. See tendons

Issues that can arise

Broken
Knowing it is time to change our attitude toward our mate or career but stubbornly refusing

Bursitis
Complaining that others are not doing enough but we are unwilling to do our fair share

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us

Golfer's elbow
Angry about all the stupid obstacles in our path

Ligament damage
Unable or unwilling to stay committed to our chosen path, or living without a firm purpose and so veering from one project to another without ever accomplishing anything and hating self for it

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance

Tennis elbow
Feeling forced into wasting our time and energy in the wrong pursuit
Epilepsy and/or SeizureFeeling extremely vulnerable ("I want my mommy!"). Trying to "seize" someone's attention. Unable to cope with being told, "No". Anger, fear
Epstein-Barr virusFeeling that there is no way to get out of commitments that we felt pressured into accepting because of a fear of saying, "No", and it keeps happening. See mononucleosis
Essential familial tremor
Familial tremor
Chronic, habitual self-condemnation and fear of retribution for over- or under-reacting to the constant onslaught of challenges that life brings. See affected body part

Familial tremor
Legacy family pattern of habitual self-condemnation and fear of retribution. See birth abnormalities
Eyes and vision

Issues that can arise

Astigmatism

Blepharitis

Blindness

Bloodshot

Blurred vision

Bruised

Bulging

Cataracts

Choroidal melanoma

Colour blindness

Crossed eyes

Dark circles under eyes
Detached retina

Dry eye

Far-sighted

Floaters

Fuch's dystrophy

Glaucoma

Iritis

Lazy eye

Macular degeneration

Near-sighted

Pigment dispersion syndrome

Pink eye

Presbyopia

Puffy

Stye

Tearing

Twitching
Represent how we interpret that which we see

Issues that can arise

Astigmatism
Unable to find something valuable in life on which to focus

Blepharitis
Chronic sadness and not seeing that we have the power to change our circumstances. Waiting for somebody / everybody else to do something different or be different

Blindness
If from birth
A strong family pattern is occurring and no one sees it, and everyone is blaming someone else for making them be that way

If acquired
Feeling that one has been 'blind-sided' by life. Deep fear of confronting a difficult or painful truth or a desire to hide the truth (see echo chamber)

Bloodshot
Belief that someone is not seeing / appreciating all that we are supposedly doing for them, supposedly unselfishly

Blurred vision - temporary
More understanding is required about the matter at hand

Bruised
Disliking something we just learned about self (guilt, shame)

Bulging
Living in an unrecognized state of shock. Self-righteousness

Cataracts
Wanting to see the world not as it is, but as we want it to be, or as we think it used to be

Choroidal melanoma
Focusing on a fault or flaw in someone or something (could be self, another or humanity at large) and believing that it cannot/will not ever change. Resigned to living with what we see as a permanent flaw, rather than taking steps to change our opinion or helping another

Colour blindness (poor colour vision)
Belief that it is ok for us to do things that irritate others, but not for others. See sickle cell anemia, diabetes, macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, Parkinson's disease, addiction to alcohol, leukemia

Crossed eyes
Unable or unwilling to focus on that which needs to be seen or done, and doing whatever we can to prevent others from seeing it

If from birth
See birth abnormalities

Dark circles under eyes
Thinking and feeling like a victim. If caused by:
Detached retina
Fear that one has missed a very important message and that it will not be repeated

Dry eye
Lacking compassion, empathy for self. "No one cares about my hurts, so why should I?"

Far-sighted
Focused more on others than self (avoidance, blame). Looking ahead rather than here and now

Floaters
Wanting to believe that we have no unresolved issues, yet knowing there are "spots" that need some work

Fuchs Dystrophy
Unable or unwilling to acknowledge our disgust with those who fail to be or do what we wish they would

Glaucoma
Chronic self-righteousness. Martyr. Attitude of “I’ll show them”, yet feeling that no one is watching because no one really cares (abandonment), unwilling to forgive, prejudice, bigotry

Iritis
Not seeing that others might perceive our actions to be unkind (self-righteousness)

Keratoconus
Wanting to avoid looking at that which is right in front of us, in case it challenges our beliefs. See birth abnormalities, retinitis pigmentosa

Lazy eye
Seeing our parents or caregivers not working together as a team, and fearing that it is only a matter of time until we get thrown off the team too

Macular degeneration
Chronic fear that we might be perceived as a weak, old fool. See fear of looking stupid

Near-sighted
Focused more on self than others (self-importance). Living in the past

Pigment dispersion syndrome
Unrecognized, incorrect beliefs about self that prevent us from being compassionate. See glaucoma

Pink eye
Anger and sorrow over a recent disappointment and believing that someone else is to blame. See self-righteousness, victim, COVID-19

Presbyopia
Inflexibility. Is it time for a new outlook on life?

Puffy
Irritated - or sad - with what we are seeing or witnessing

Retinitis pigmentosa
Belief that spirituality is ok for the other guy, but that we personally have no need for such silliness. See birth abnormalities, keratoconus

Stye
Unable or unwilling to release tears over our painful experiences (it is ok to cry!). If chronic, practice the Grieving exercise

Tearing
Negative - Holding back tears. Positive - Feeling unconditional love. See signals

Twitching
Signal that something needs to be examined more closely
Face

Issues that can arise

Chilblains

Pain

Swelling

Trigeminal neuralgia
Represents how we face life

How we see ourselves can manifest in the face. Facial abnormalities in children can be a reflection of spiritual difficulties within the family unit that are not being dealt with or "faced". See acne, avoidance, Bell's palsy, birth abnormalities, cheeks, chin, rosacea, wrinkles

Issues that can arise

Chilblains
Wishing to live in a different environment but seeing no way to get there, and feeling impatient and frustrated. See affected body part (face, fingers, toes) for more detail, as well as lupus, Raynaud's disease

Pain
Wanting to hide from that which we fear will be a painful revelation or confrontation

Swelling
Needing compassion, nurturing and sympathy for all of our suffering. See inflammation. Can be triggered by allergic reactions, cellulitis, pink eye, hormone imbalance, self-imposed stress, side effects, sinusitis, stye, surgery, thyroid diseases

Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux)
A false belief system or an inner conflict is causing us to suffer increasing pressure to resolve it, once and for all. Find the issue by examining whatever triggers the pain. Correct the false belief by learning the universal truth through meditation. Resolve the issue through forgiveness both for self and others. See brain cancer, facial trauma, multiple sclerosis, root canal, stroke
Feet

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Athlete's foot

Ball of the foot - pain

Broken foot

Bunions
Clubfoot

Corns and calluses

Cuboid syndrome

Drop foot

Flat

Fungal infections

Fungus

Ganglion cyst

Haglund's deformity

Heels

Metatarsalgia

Morton's neuroma

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fibroma

Plantar warts

Sole of the foot - pain

Sore feet

Tingling

Top of the foot - pain
Represent how we feel about our life path

See toes, walk (gait)

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Emotional pain from past experiences that has not yet been released (habitual lack of forgiveness for self and others). Every new emotional injury adds to the buildup

Athlete’s foot
Feeling like an unknowing, unsuspecting victim of someone’s lack of caring

Ball of the foot - pain
Belief or fear that anything we do to help ourselves will, eventually, backfire and hurt us. See metatarsalgia

Broken foot
Wishing for a troubling situation to change but unable or unwilling to do anything to make the change happen

Bunions
Avoidance of our true calling, of truth, of desire. Habitually holding anyone or anything else but self responsible for our problems and failures, yet always feeling responsible for everyone and everything. Aggravated by having to carry someone else’s load or feeling that we are carrying the whole load alone and not being appreciated
  • Tailor's Bunion
    Unwilling to do a certain task and expecting others to do it for us because after all, it is easy for them so they should not mind doing it

Clubfoot
Fear of what might happen if we do our very best and still fail to be "perfect". See birth abnormalities

Corns and calluses
Craving approval from one and all, yet pretending not to need it, and withholding it from everyone

Cuboid syndrome
Low or unstable self-esteem such that self-condemnation kicks in at the first sign of a disagreement. A cascade of negative thoughts and emotions ensues, including anger, fear and feeling like a victim

Drop foot
Fear that we are incapable of living independently

Flat
Inability to stand up for oneself. Hopeless that we will ever feel joy in life after having suffered a devastating loss

Change the pattern
Grieve the losses, build self-esteem, forgive

Fungal infections
Wanting to hide, and wanting to hide from, the (supposedly) shameful, dirty truth. Remember that while God does not ever judge, criticise or condemn us, he does allow us to experience the logical outcomes of our spiritual choices. See free will

Fungus
Ugly thoughts, attitudes and/or emotions eating at us (condemnation, embarrassment, guilt, shame). See athlete's foot

Ganglion cyst
Pattern of denying our true calling, both to self and to anyone who will listen

Haglund’s deformity
What is gnawing at us? Unhappy with the path we are walking. Deep sorrow over a poor life choice and possibly blaming someone else for it

Heels
  • Dry or cracked
    Depriving self of enjoyment and blaming someone else for making us do so
  • Narrow
    Fear that we will never be able to do all that we are being expected to do
  • Spurs
    Feeling abandoned or unsupported by loved ones, and so feeling fully justified in being self-centred, self-absorbed and self-important

Metatarsalgia
Unable or unwilling to comfort self, believing that we deserve to suffer - every step of our life’s path. See ball of the foot - pain

Morton’s neuroma
Habitually selling self short to gain sympathy or to escape responsibilities, or habitually over-stating our abilities or accomplishments in order to gain someone's approval

Numb
Belief that something we want to happen will never happen

Plantar fasciitis
Regret over a life path taken that we did not desire or choose. Not that we are unhappy with the current situation; we just wonder what it would have been like to have been able to follow our chosen path

Plantar fibroma
Fear that when our current stage of life or project is complete, no new 'next step' or project will be revealed, and we will become useless. Can be the "empty nest syndrome" manifesting in physical

Plantar warts
Walking our path in a cold, heartless way and blaming someone for making us be that way. See HPV

Sole of the foot - pain
Unable or unwilling to forgive a hurt that someone caused, believing that it was intentional

Sore feet
Walking our path with unresolved spiritual issues and no interest in gaining resolution. See echo chamber

Tingling or vibrating
Signal from the Universe during a stressful situation that things are  going to be all right

Top of the foot - pain
Fear of retribution from an unkind source
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Secondary conditions
If arising from the mother-to-be unintentionally exposing her unborn baby to alcohol, required life experiences are being presented for the entire family.

If arising from the mother-to-be intentionally exposing her unborn baby to alcohol, a karmic situation or debt exists between mother, baby and entire family.

While not currently physically curable, the effects of FASDs can be greatly eased by the entire family practicing unconditional love, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness, and by not blaming or guilt-tripping. See addiction, birth abnormalities

Secondary conditions
See ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD
FeverFeeling extreme anger, embarrassment or regret over a recently-made decision
FibromyalgiaConviction that no one cares more about anyone or anything than us. Unable to discern the value of differences between people. Wishing to be left alone. Fear of the next attack, not only of the condition, but also from a loved one or a supposed friend. See autoimmune diseases

Spiritual effects
Anxiety, depression, distrust, martyr, perfectionism, self-righteousness, victim, worry

Physical effects
Arthritis, dizziness, irritable bowel syndrome, knee problems

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn to come to peace with the past
Fingers
Thumb

Index

Middle

Ring

Baby

More than five

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Bent or broken

Brachydactyly

Dislocation

Fungus

Ingrown nail

Subluxation

Trigger finger
Represent how we feel about how our life's work

See hands, fingernails

Table 03: The fingers and their spiritual aspect
FingerSpiritual aspect
ThumbRepresents how we feel about our ability to grasp what is going on. If injured, fearing opposition or feeling opposed
Index (pointer)Represents our tolerance (or lack thereof) of self and others. If injured, constant judgment, criticism, and condemnation, whether directed toward self or another, whether voiced aloud
MiddleRepresents our patience (or lack thereof) with self and others. If injured, easily offended
RingRepresents how we feel about marriage or being single, partnerships and friendships. If injured, can be unrecognized or unresolved issues with a partner or associate
BabyRepresents our comfort or lack thereof with our place in the family. If injured, living in a dream world and feeling it is being threatened. If bent, can indicate that there will be childish, whiny behaviour if we do not get what we want or when we feel threatened
More than five fingersSee description for adjacent fingers

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Placing excessive importance on what others are doing wrong (judgment, criticism, condemnation). Lots of finger-pointing and shaming. Fear that all that needs to be done will not get done in time. See affected finger

Bent or broken
Incorrect belief in a particular area. See affected finger

Brachydactyly
Condition arising from long-held family pattern of feeling 'less-than' or 'outcast', and fighting to overcome the deficits created by the belief system(s). See birth abnormalities, karma

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us. See affected finger

Fungus
Ugly thoughts eating at us (condemnation, embarrassment, guilt, shame). See affected finger

Ingrown nail
Feeling like we are always running late (blame, revenge, spite). See affected finger

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance. See affected finger

Trigger-finger
Extreme frustration in a particular area. See affected finger
Flu (influenza)
H1N1
Can occur if we are about to be tested and fear failure or success. Often used as an excuse to get out of commitments that we wish had not been made (avoidance) - just saying "no" can be a vaccine. The fear of being held responsible can make us wish we were sick and, since the Universal Intelligence responds to our thoughts, lo and behold, we get sick. Fear of being a victim. Deep need for one-on-one attention or to receive the same special considerations as our sick friends, or a desire to be looked after

H1N1
Wanting to be taken seriously, or to be rewarded in spite of our failures or shortcomings
Fungus

Issues that can arise

Fungal infections
Represents holding onto negative ideas or beliefs about self or others

Issues that can arise

Fungal infections
Wanting to hide, and wanting to hide from, the (supposedly) shameful, dirty truth. It is important to remember that while God does not ever judge, criticise or condemn us, he does allow us to experience the logical outcomes of our spiritual choices. See free will, guilt
Gallbladder

Issues that can arise

Abscess

Attack

Biliary dyskinesia

Cancer

Gangrene

Inflammation

Perforation

Polyps

Sclerosing cholangitis

Stones
Represents our ability to process, or digest, our thoughts, attitudes and emotions

Issues that can arise

Abscess
Obsessive poisonous thoughts that are focused on justifying our reasons for choosing to act or not act in a certain way

Attack
Condemning self for a decision we made a short time, up to a day or two before the attack ("What have I done?!"). We might justify the decision in different ways, but inside, we fear that others think it was made for purely selfish reasons and are condemning us for it

Biliary dyskinesia
Obsessively repeating our reasons to believe that nothing seems to work right for us - EVER. Could be something like, “God hates me” or, “Nobody ever helps or supports me”. See blame, victim

Cancer
Obsessive poisonous thoughts that have infected every belief we have about life and the process of living and hating self for thinking them, yet feeling the belief is fully justified and so doing nothing to change them

Gangrene
Successfully convincing self of the truthfulness of all the horrible thoughts we have, and completely unwilling to look for other options

Inflammation
Obsessively repeating thoughts about all the supposed selfless deeds we have accomplished, to build self-esteem where almost none exists or to justify our self-righteous arrogance

Perforation
Giving up on ever finding good in anyone or anything, especially self

Polyps
Falsely soothing our hurt feelings with bitter untruths

Sclerosing cholangitis
Repeated bouts of vicious condemnation of self or others, followed by periods of remorse and hoping that the words are untrue but doubting that they are

Stones
  • Common bile-duct
    Obsessively worrying about what others are thinking about us or our choices but wanting no argument or discussion about it because whatever we think is truth, right?
  • Gallbladder
    Obsessing about what others are thinking about us or our choices and believing our conclusion; they think we are no good
  • Pancreatitis
    Poisonous beliefs about the reason that a negative or painful life experience occurred
GangreneResults from giving up on the idea that our pain and anguish can ever be compensated for by those who have harmed us (resentment), and that since our pain is worse than anyone else’s, it can never be resolved or released. See cellulitis, diabetes, infection
Gonads
Ovary

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Ovarian cyst

Ovarian torsion

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Premature ovarian failure

Rupture


Testis

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Pain

Testicular torsion
Provide the building blocks by which energy may transform into matter. When sperm fertilizes egg, a channel opens, by which the incoming soul may enter physical life

See ovary, testis

Ovary
Produces eggs, which if fertilized by sperm, are the means by which thought may manifest in matter

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Unable or unwilling to let go of the life that could / should have been with the child we could / should have had. Fearing that God has forsaken us or is punishing us by not giving us what we want. Strong belief that something is terribly wrong with us and with anything we create

Ovarian cyst
Wanting to do or create something that is outside of our realm of experience, but not knowing what it is or how to bring it into existence. See hormonal problems, pregnancy, endometriosis, pelvic infection
  • Cystadenomas
    Wanting to express our spirituality in a new way
  • Dermoid cysts
    Wanting to create something new in the physical world
  • Endometriomas
    Unrecognized desire to stay stuck in the past that makes us want to avoid change, yet craving change

Ovarian torsion
Fear of being judged, criticised or condemned that prevents us from expressing our creativity

Polycystic ovary syndrome
Deep concern that having a child will cause our loved ones to ignore us in favour of the child (fear of abandonment), or fear that the child will cause us no end of grief, as we think we did for our parents (self-condemnation). See obesity/overweight

Premature ovarian failure
Belief or fear that "God hates me because I have done nothing meaningful in my life" or an "I give up" attitude

Rupture
Futile, impotent rage at feeling unable to fully express ourselves


Testis
Produces sperm, the vehicle by which thought may become manifest in matter

Issues that can arise

Cancer
A negative idea or belief about self, others, God, or the world in which we live, has formed and fear of it manifesting in reality is growing in intensity

Pain
See accidents, inguinal hernia, kidney stones, prostatitis, urinary tract infections

Testicular torsion
Fear of what the future holds for us and strong doubt that we will be successful in life
Groin

Issues that can arise

Strained
Represents our ability and/or willingness to take the actions needed to move us onward and upward

Issues that can arise

Strained
Resisting taking the next step, preferring to stay in a safe place even if it means losing out on opportunities
Guillain-Barré syndromeBelief that a recent choice or action has left us open for invisible negative forces to invade and torment us. See Can negative energies and entities harm us?
Gums

Issues that can arise

Bleeding

Gum disease

Inflamed

Receding

Swollen
Represent our innermost feelings about how we support ourselves

See lips, mouth, teeth, tongue

Issues that can arise

Bleeding
Worry, worry, worry

Gum disease
Feeling overstressed, overworked and under-appreciated

Inflamed
Unable or unwilling to take the necessary time to care of our physical needs

Receding
Anger over being unable to win the approval of someone who is highly unlikely to give it

Swollen
Desperate need to do well enough to win the approval of someone who is highly unlikely to give it. Self-imposed stress
Hair

Issues that can arise

Alopecia

Baldness

Dandruff

Dry
Excessive hair growth

Folliculitis
Gray (premature)

Hiding behind one's hair

Ingrown

Loss of eyelashes

Self-inflicted removal
Represents our thoughts and how we feel about them

Issues that can arise

Alopecia
Chronic self-condemnation for every mistake we have ever made

Baldness
Frustration with any imperfection. Worry, worry, worry

Dandruff
Chronic worry that someone in a position of power will judge, criticise and condemn our work

Dry
Tendency to overthink every little thing for fear of making a mistake. Feeling that we are at risk of imminent emotional, physical or verbal attack
  • Breakage
    Can result from anger that a perceived attack has not happened - yet

Excessive hair growth
Trying to cover up a secret. Self-condemnation

Folliculitis
Unable or unwilling to express our thoughts and feelings about the true cause of our misery and suffering. See barber’s itch, boils and carbuncles, infection

Gray (if younger than 30)
Physical manifestation of a family pattern of unwillingness to show vulnerability or weakness

Hiding behind one's hair
Manoeuver to deny access to those who would dare to look or question

Ingrown
Fear that our best efforts to conceal a secret will fail

Loss of eyelashes
No way to protect self from being hurt by seeing the ugliness in the world

Self-inflicted removal
(Includes over-plucking eyebrows, pulling out hair or excessive body hair removal)
Deep emotional or spiritual pain after a traumatic experience. Guilt, shame, spite
Hand-foot-and-mouth diseaseChronically unmet need for positive, loving attention from a caregiver or authority figure
Hands

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Back of the hand

Broken

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Dupuytren’s contracture

Fungus

Numb or tingling

Palm
Represent how we feel about our work and our performance of it

See fingers, fingernails

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Placing excessive importance on what others are doing wrong (judging, criticising, condemning). Lots of finger-pointing. Fear that all that needs to be done will not get done in time

Back of the hand - if injured
Wanting to slap someone or fearing retribution

Broken
A recent decision has created unforeseen, unfavourable repercussions

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Doing a job that we would rather not be doing, and feeling unfulfilled, unappreciated and frustrated, and resisting making any changes

Dupuytren's contracture
Trying to understand an important spiritual concept that seems just beyond our grasp. It is related to our family dynamic and feels more important with each passing year, yet harder to pin down. Not 'getting it' only makes matters worse for self and exasperated family members. See birth abnormalities, What is karma?

Fungus
Ugly thoughts eating at us (embarrassment, guilt, self-condemnation, shame)

Numb or tingling or vibrating
Belief that we will never find our ideal career. Signal that we are being guided, for example, if shopping and our hand starts tingling over a certain object - either BUY it or BYE it - that is to say, it is time to ask whether to buy it or leave it

Palm - if injured
Unable or unwilling to give and take, or wanting to slap someone
HandwritingIf illegible, wanting not to be understood or wanting to be misunderstood and keeping secrets
Hangover
Chronic

Occasional
See addiction, abandonment, guilt, shame, self-condemnation

Chronic
Can be created by a need to soothe or placate ourselves for putting up with abuse from others. We may think we are rewarding ourselves, but is it really a reward if it hurts us?

Occasional
Can occur after celebrating something for which we feel no real joy
Headaches
Migraine aura

Migraine headache

Retinal migraine
Feeling trapped. Headaches are often used as an excuse to escape responsibilities or commitments, or to under-perform. See abandonment, avoidance, chronic confusion, distress, fear of commitment, worry

Migraine aura
Unable to accept the truth about a troubling issue because it would interfere with our desired course of action

Migraine headache
Feeling helpless and hopeless to resolve an ongoing issue, yet unable or unwilling to seek options or ask for help

Retinal migraine
Feeling blind-sided by the actions of someone we considered to be a friend
Heart

Issues that can arise

Aneurysm

Angina

Aortic dissection

Arrhythmia

Atrial fibrillation

Broken heart syndrome

Cardiac arrest

Cardiomyopathy
Congestive heart failure

Heart disease

Heart problems in children

Irregular heartbeat

Murmur

Myocardial infarction

Pericarditis

Phlebitis

Raynaud's disease
Represents our ability to sustain self

Issues that can arise

Aneurysm (thoracic aortic)
Unable or unwilling to admit to self that we made mistakes that harmed our loved ones

Angina
Sudden, intense fear that we risk repeating a past mistake

Aortic dissection
Extreme difficulty in understanding how someone could have been so cruel

Arrhythmia
Unable or unwilling to submit to a routine or schedule for fear of appearing weak

Atrial fibrillation
Wanting to comply with schedules and routines set by others because it is the right thing to do, but fiercely resisting, because the thought of having to do what ‘they’ say creates so much mental chaos and emotional turmoil that it is physically unsettling

Broken heart syndrome
Triggered by stressful situations such as the death of a loved one, a serious physical illness or surgery. Results from a sudden realization that we are not in control of life and death situations. See cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest
Sudden fear that our life choices have been incorrect and hurtful (see forgiveness) and that there is no way to fix the damage (shame)

Cardiomyopathy
Unable or unwilling to acknowledge the truth about our family's spiritual environment

If from birth
See birth abnormalities

If acquired
See contributing factors

Types

Congestive heart failure
Unable to withstand the pressures of pretending to be successful while feeling like a failure (see arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure)

Heart disease
Pattern of avoiding dealing with our problems in favour of focusing on matters beyond our control. Can also manifest in our physical home as heating/cooling system problems. Those with heart disease may be perceived to be heartless, or at the other end of the spectrum, selfless

Sounds like
"You’re breaking my heart” (guilt trip, martyr)

Heart problems in children
Can be a reflection of spiritual/emotional difficulties within the family unit. Heart/lung disorders can also manifest in our physical home as drainage and/or heating/cooling system problems. Irregular heartbeat can show that we are unable or unwilling to follow a schedule or a routine. See birth abnormalities

Irregular heartbeat
Unable or unwilling to follow a schedule or routine. See silent rebellion

Murmur
Family pattern of being emotionally cold or emotionally smothering - in the extreme - and condemning any family member who dares to behave differently. See birth abnormalities, karma

Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Belief that an imminent change will be lethally devastating

Pericarditis
Squeezing the joy out of life with never-ending thoughts about how circumstances or other people are preventing us from enjoying life (blame). Could be our job, our past, fear of what the future holds, or family members, friends, co-workers, complete strangers

Change the pattern
Learn to build stable self-esteem

Phlebitis
Fury over our inability to control everyone and everything. Chronic refusal to simply let go and trust. Crippling desire to make everyone else as miserable as self

Raynaud's disease
Pattern of responding to perceived threats in an exaggerated way to regain control of a situation. The effect can be overt (like screaming at the mere sight of an insect or having a temper tantrum if not getting our way) or covert (withholding expression of strong emotions or even flatly refusing to speak [see cold shoulder]). See peripheral vascular disease
Hernia
Femoral

Hiatal

Incisional

Inguinal

Paresophageal

Umbilical
Represents trying too hard

Femoral
Feeling trapped and wanting to run away but unable to leave the current situation for fear of even worse conditions elsewhere. Victim

Hiatal
Living in an overly controlled environment; too much pressure to follow rules and live up to others' expectations. Anger, repression, suppression

Incisional
Stubbornly holding onto old wounds (resentment) and feeling fully justified in doing so

Inguinal
Self-condemnation, trying to win over a tough critic

Paresophageal
Forcing self into believing what we know to be a horrific lie in order to maintain a relationship

Umbilical
Trying to force someone into a co-dependent relationship
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
HSV-1 - Cold sores, fever blisters

HSV-2 - Genital herpes

HSV-3 - Shingles

HSV-3 - Ramsay Hunt syndrome

HHV-4 - Epstein-Barr virus

HHV-5 - Cytomegalovirus
HSV-1 - Cold sores and fever blisters
Inaccurate beliefs about self, e.g., "I'm so bad" or "I'm so wonderful". Unable or unwilling to accept that we are no better or worse than anyone else - we are just normal

HSV-2 - Genital herpes
Belief that sex is bad, or belief that God says that sex is bad, but feeling powerless to stop wanting to have it. Guilt, self-condemnation, shame. See HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STD's)

HSV-3 - Shingles
Childish reaction to a challenging life experience. Belief that there is no protection from the ugliness and negativity in the world. Victim

HSV-3 - Ramsay Hunt syndrome
Desire to hide away from the ugliness and negativity in others, and either denying or not realizing that it is also within self. It is within us all

HHV-4 - Epstein-Barr virus
Saying "No" but either being ignored or coaxed into agreement, or feeling that there is no way to get out of commitments that we felt pressured into accepting because of a fear of saying, "No". And it keeps happening

HHV-5 - Cytomegalovirus
Feeling like a victim of our own caring and concern
Hips

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Broken

Bursitis
Represent our comfort (or lack thereof) with letting go of the past

See pelvis

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Unable to move forward for fear of leaving someone or something behind, or of being left behind (abandonment) or of becoming useless. Unable or unwilling to release an out-dated belief

Broken
Anger that we are being forced to change because of changes that occurred that were beyond our control. See victim

Bursitis
Anger and distress about the constant changes that life brings

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance
Hoarding
Pet hoarding
Chronic, desperate emotional neediness and a stubborn refusal to allow anyone to help; instead choosing to meet our own needs. The need to hoard items that are trash shows that we have condemned self and feel worthless (victim); the need to shop for new items shows that we feel the need to be rewarded for all of our suffering. See addiction, avoidance, defiance, denial, greed, insolence, isolation, manipulation, pathological lying, silent rebellion

Pet hoarding
Belief that no one will care for this poor, defenseless animal except me. This expresses an unresolved inner conflict of having received what we think was too little or too much attention from our caregivers
Hormones

Issues that can arise

Andropause
Imbalance
Menopause
Represent our ability to regulate our emotional reactions to challenging life experiences

Issues that can arise

Andropause
Major physical life change that can create challenges to our self-esteem. Can show how well or poorly we adapt to change. Can help us better understand the challenges facing adolescents as they experience puberty, or the physical challenges facing females throughout life (see compassion). Meditating to understand the spiritual component of the physical issues arising can reduce frequency and duration of symptoms

Imbalance
Unable or unwilling to adapt to changes that are seemingly out of our control. See victim

Menopause
Major physical life change that can create challenges to maintain our sense of self. Can show us how well or how poorly we adapt to change. Can help us better understand the challenges that face adolescents as they experience puberty (see compassion). Like the flu and the menstrual cycle, menopause is often used as an excuse when one needs a rest and yet is unable or unwilling to speak up for self. It is also used as an excuse to under-perform or to be 'bitchy'. Those who have severe problems with menopause may have a victim or martyr mentality. Pain or discomfort can be reduced, or even completely eliminated, by just saying "No" without guilt. The uncomfortable effects of hot flashes can be reduced by paying attention to our critical or condemning thoughts
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Belief that we do not deserve to have a happy, healthy life, or even to be alive. See AIDS, genital herpes, tuberculosis, guilt, shame, victim
HyperhidrosisFear of our true thoughts and feelings being found out
Hypochondria
Belief that one has a terminal disease
Chronic, compulsive need to receive focused, sympathetic attention from an authority figure, to steal attention from others (see envy), to avoid responsibilities, to be in crisis, or to punish self by assuming that we have a serious or life-threatening disease so as to compensate for any success we may have. Fear of retribution (from God) for every mistake that we have ever made; or fear that we are not living up to our life purpose and so will be punished; or fear that we have no value and no right to be alive, or at least that we should be suffering. Worry, worry, worry. See Munchausen's syndrome by proxy

Belief that one has (or will develop) a terminal disease
Obsessive thoughts that every twitch, itch, bump, lump or pain is a symptom of a deadly disorder. Belief that every warning about foods, substances, diseases, etc. applies to self. Belief that if our associates develop a disease, "it's only a matter of time until I will get it too". See accident proneness, fear of death/dying, fear of invasion
I don't feel like it syndromeWhen given an opportunity to do something helpful or productive, we often use the old excuse of, "I don’t feel like it." What we are really saying is, “No”. It is all about power and control, and doing as we have been asked can be seen as a sign of weakness. Saying “I don't feel like it” is the polite way of keeping control and feeling strong. The challenge is to do as asked, even though we may not want to. Instead of telling ourselves that we are already doing enough, make that extra effort. Be prepared to work though, because once we get started, our mindset usually changes and enthusiasm sets in.
Note: This pattern is not a manifestation of laziness
Immune system

Issues that can arise

Antiphospholipid syndrome - primary

Antiphospholipid syndrome - secondary

Autoimmune deficiency syndrome

Autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune disorders

Compromised

Cytomegalovirus

Mast cell activation syndrome
Represents our ability to protect self

Issues that can arise

Antiphospholipid syndrome - primary
Feeling threatened by impending change

Antiphospholipid syndrome - secondary
Chronic fear of invasion

Autoimmune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Many believe that this condition is a punishment sent by God. It is not (see unconditional love). Can occur in the presence of utter despair or deep shame, or where there is a complete lack of self-esteem or sense of self-worth. Can occur if we have been deprived of approval from our caregivers and/or loved ones. Can occur when we are the victim of someone's selfish lack of regard for others. See genital herpes, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STD's), tuberculosis

Autoimmune diseases
Holding self to excessively high standards (perfectionism), but wondering why since no one else does, and using this as an excuse to harshly criticise others. Includes vicious self-condemnation for the tiniest infraction of those standards. Diseases can also arise if we have no way to know whether to expect cruelty or kindness from those around us, and our system can over-compensate with self-protection - just in case we are attacked. See Addison's disease  Ankylosing spondylitis Antiphospholipid syndrome  celiac disease  Crohn's disease  diabetes Type 1  endometriosis  fibromyalgia  Graves' disease  Guillain-Barré syndrome  hidradenitis suppurativa  interstitial cystitis  Lyme disease  Ménière's disease  psoriasis  psoriatic arthritis  restless leg syndrome  rheumatoid arthritis  ulcerative colitis  vitiligo

Autoimmune disorders
Our immune system becomes out of balance due to not knowing whether to expect cruelty or kindness from those around us, and it over-compensates with self-protection - just in case

Compromised
Chronic fear of being attacked, whether verbally, emotionally or physically or spiritually

Cytomegalovirus
Feeling like a victim of our own caring and concern

Mast cell activation syndrome
Over-reaction to reminders of previous traumatic events that have not yet been resolved

Spiritual components
Distress, distrust, fear of invasion, low or unstable self-esteem, stress

Physical components
See individual disorder or affected area of the body
ImpotenceComplex disorder caused by a combination of several physical and spiritual conditions; however, the root spiritual cause can be traced to a desire to withhold pleasure either from self or from our partner

Spiritual components
Anxiety, depression, fear, spite, revenge, stress

Physical components
Addiction, atherosclerosis, bent penis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, obesity/overweight, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders, spinal cord injuries
InfectionFrustration that our desires are always being denied and belief that they will never be met. See cellulitis, fungal infections, gangrene, HIV / AIDS, mastoiditis, parasites, sepsis, tuberculosis, victim, zoonotic viruses

Sounds like
"I never get what I want" or "When is it going to be my turn?"

Bacterial versus Viral infections
The difference between bacterial and viral infections is that some bacterial infections can occur spontaneously. In such a case, the spiritual component is purely from within self and requires no input from the environment to manifest in physical.

Communicable infections, whether bacterial or viral, are spread by contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces, air, food or water. With these, the spiritual component arises from within self but the infection requires input from the environment to manifest in physical
Infertility
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Delayed ejaculation

Endometriosis

Endometritis

Fallopian tube issues

Genetic abnormalities

Low sperm count

Premature ejaculation

Prolactinoma

Secondary infertility

Semen allergy

Weight issues
Represents inability or unrecognized unwillingness to reproduce

See miscarriage, required life experiences. Can result from any of the following:

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Results from parental inability or unwillingness to provide the child with the spiritual necessities of life (unconditional love, compassion, emotional support, etc.)

Delayed ejaculation
Self-condemnation to the point of denying self the pleasure of fulfillment. Often carries over into other areas of life besides sex/reproduction

Endometriosis
Needing to control every little thing. Overly dependent on our mate (co-dependent relationship), or holding onto a core belief that is narrow-minded or out-dated. See miscarriage

Endometritis
Unrecognized anger toward self and our part in the reproductive process. See miscarriage

Fallopian tube issues
Feeling that our progress in life is being blocked by unseen forces, often called "bad luck" or a belief that "God must hate me". See Can negative energies and entities harm us?

Genetic abnormalities
Conditions arising from our ancestors' unresolved traumatic life events. See birth abnormalities

Low sperm count
Unrecognized and/or unresolved anger with our father

Premature ejaculation
Feeling unworthy to experience the pleasure of the sexual act. See embarrassment, guilt, shame

Prolactinoma
Desperate for loving attention yet knowing it is unlikely to be given

Secondary infertility
Fear of seeming to be greedy

Semen allergy
Unrecognized or unresolved issue with our mate

Weight issues
Lack of spiritual stability. See eating disorders
Inflammation
Bladder

Chronic

Gallbladder

Joints
Unable or unwilling to let go of the past

Bladder
Anger (pissed off) and unwillingness to express it because they should already know

Chronic
Lack of forgiveness for those who have harmed us, including self

Gallbladder
Obsessively repeating thoughts about all the supposedly selfless deeds we have accomplished, to build self-esteem where almost none exists or to justify our self-righteous arrogance

Joints
Overcompensating for spiritual deficits. See affected joint
Insect stings or bitesChronic fear of being an unsuspecting dupe, or fear of things that we cannot control. See anaphylaxis, Lyme disease
Jaw

Issues that can arise

Broken

Dislocation

Lockjaw

Osteonecrosis

Subluxation

TMJ disorder
Represents determination and perseverance

Issues that can arise

Broken
Fear that a recent decision or event is going to have disastrous results

Dislocation
Sudden loss of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us

Lockjaw
Unable or unwilling to stop obsessing about the reason for a recent injury, possibly blaming someone for it. Forgiveness is key to easing the effects

Osteonecrosis
Unable or unwilling to stop complaining. Intense belief that others are not living up to their responsibilities and that we are beyond reproach; that we have done nothing whatsoever to create our current difficulties. See help-rejecting complainer

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance

TMJ disorder
Displeasure with our emotional environment but feeling unable or stubbornly unwilling to do anything about it. Wanting everyone else to change. Rigid, negative beliefs. See blame, victim
Joints

Issues that can arise

Arthritic

Bursitis

Cracking - Intentional

Cracking - Unintentional

Dislocation

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Inflammation

Ligament damage

Subluxation
Represent our ease and comfort, or lack thereof, with change

See cartilage, ligaments, muscles, tendons and:
Ankles  Elbows  Fingers  Hips  Jaw  Knees  Neck  Shoulders  Toes  Wrists

Issues that can arise

Arthritic (aching)
Over-compensating for a perceived weakness in a particular area. Often develops after a joint has been injured, but releasing anger and blame over the injury can be help to prevent it from forming. See affected joint

Bursitis
Represents unwillingness to 'go with the flow'. See affected joint

Cracking - Intentional
Feeling that we have no voice and are not worthy of receiving attention. See affected joint

Cracking - Unintentional
Not acting on our desires, not knowing them yet wanting some way to be recognized. See affected joint

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us. See affected joint

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Fear of abandonment that has manifested into the family's genetic makeup. Issues arising from the syndrome can be lessened by believing that one is worthy of love and support. See birth abnormalities

Inflammation
Overcompensating for spiritual deficits. See affected joint

Ligament damage
Unable or unwilling to stay committed to our chosen path, or living without a firm purpose and so veering from one project to another without ever accomplishing anything and hating self for it

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance. See affected joint
Kidneys

Issues that can arise

Ectopic

Kidney problems

Kidney/renal failure

Proteinurea

Stones
Represent our ability to know right from wrong

Issues that can arise

Ectopic
If from birth
Legacy family pattern of promising to do the right thing, but never really following through due to the risk of getting into trouble. See birth abnormalities

If acquired
Chronic pattern of avoiding taking responsibility for our choices, instead blaming our actions on others. See vesicoureteral reflux

Kidney problems
Unable or unwilling to discern truth due to having had dishonest caregiver(s) in childhood, relying on dishonest authority figures in adulthood, and wanting to be treated like a child so as to avoid conflict with them. Hating every minute of it but unable or unwilling to make any meaningful changes. See victim

Kidney/renal failure when caused by:
Proteinurea
Belief that our strength can only be used if someone gives us permission. Can result if a parent or caregiver publicly shames a child for not being able to prevent making a mistake or for suffering an injury. The child’s resulting anger and shattered self-esteem can set up a behaviour pattern whereby the child becomes emotionally stunted and therefore overly reliant on others for emotional leadership. See fear of failure or success, fear of looking stupid

Stones
Obsessing about what others think about us or our choices and believing that they think we are stupid, because we believe we are stupid and therefore unworthy. Tendency to deprive self of basic spiritual needs due to condemning self and feeling like a martyr or a victim
Knees

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Bakers cyst

Broken

Bursitis

Dislocation

Floating kneecap

Inclusion body myositis

Knee problems

Knock-kneed

Ligament damage

Meniscus pain

Meniscus tear

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Subluxation
Represent our ability to cope with learning that people and things are not as we believe or hope they are

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Distrust in our ability to recover from defeat or loss. Habitually living in victim mode, always fearing the next offense. See fear of invasion

Baker's cyst
Trying to protect self from crippling blows to our self-esteem

Broken
Always feeling at risk of being publicly humiliated

Bursitis
Angry about feeling unprotected

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us

Floating kneecap
Trying too hard to protect self from unknown dangers or enemies. Living in constant fear

Inclusion body myositis
Terrified at the thought of the next challenge and the damage it will do to our life, and expecting it to come in the very next moment. See muscles

Knee problems
Fear of being attacked from behind, or by an unknown, unseen enemy. Fear of becoming a victim and being brought to our knees. See distrust, arrogance and/or ego, fear of invasion

Knock-kneed
Fear, fear, fear and not having been taught the emotional tools with which to set it aside

Ligament damage
Unable or unwilling to stay committed to our chosen path, or living without a firm purpose and so veering from one project to another without ever accomplishing anything and hating self for it

Meniscus pain
Feeling that we are under assault from a trusted source. They are telling us something we do not wish to hear and there is no way to protect self from the ugly truth

Meniscus tear
A long-held belief has been found to be untrue, and the new truth feels like a blow to our ego

Osgood-Schlatter disease
Difficulty in processing rapid change; impatient to see what is coming next. Looking everywhere for guidance as to what kind of person to be, but not knowing whose opinion to trust, or after whom to model self

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance
Lactose intoleranceCan be any or all of the following:
  • Unresolved maternal issues (anger, unresolved grief)
  • A deep desire to receive attention that we know would be excessive but wanting it anyway
  • Angry with someone who over- or under-nurtures but afraid to ask them to change for fear of abandonment
  • Physical manifestation of intolerance of femininity or of expressing or displaying emotions. See misogyny
Laziness (behaviour)Unwilling to do that which needs to be done (see silent rebellion). Doing everything very slowly is dawdling, not laziness (see passive/aggressive and/or aggressive/passive). Telling others that they are lazy is judgment against others and can indicate self-righteousness. See procrastination
Legs

Issues that can arise

Broken

Rotation of femur, fibula or tibia

Shin splints

Spider veins

Varicose veins
Represent how we carry ourselves through life

See ankles, feet, hips, knees, thighs, toes, walk (gait)

Issues that can arise

Broken
Fear that a recent decision was horribly wrong or that a recent negative experience proves that we are unable to make our way though life. See femur, fibula, tibia

Rotation of femur, fibula or tibia
Zigzagging through life due to searching everywhere for a solution but unable to decide on a particular path in case it is the wrong one. See help-rejecting complainer

Shin splints
Trying too hard to get something distasteful over and done with, or trying to achieve too much, too fast in order to win approval from a harsh critic, possibly self

Spider veins
Wishing we were someplace - anyplace - else, or with someone - anyone - else, and feeling stuck in the planning process to make any changes

Varicose veins
Wishing we were someplace - anyplace - else, or with someone - anyone - else, but unable or unwilling to do anything about it (victim)
Ligaments

Issues that can arise

Ligament damage

Fibrodysplasia

Ossificans Progressiva
Represent ability to follow through on commitments

See cartilage, joints, muscles, tendons

Issues that can arise

Ligament damage
Unable or unwilling to stay committed to our chosen path, or just living without a firm purpose and so veering from one project to another without ever accomplishing anything and hating self for it

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
Fear that our foundation and support will be ripped away
Lips

Issues that can arise

Biting

Chapped or burning

Cheilitis

Cold sores or fever blisters

Cracked

Dry

Pouting

Pursed
Represent how we express ourselves without words

See gums, mouth, teeth, tongue

Issues that can arise

Biting
If accidental
Biting back words that, if spoken aloud, could cause trouble

If on purpose
Wanting to show someone how badly we want to get it right

Chapped or burning
Burning to express negative thoughts, attitudes or emotions

Cheilitis
Holding onto hurtful beliefs even if we know they are false

Cold sores or fever blisters
Sudden idea that "I'm so bad" or "I'm so wonderful", and unable or unwilling to accept that we are no better or worse than anyone else - we are just normal

Cracked
Unable or unwilling to allow others the dignity of making mistakes

Dry
Unable to satisfy our thirst for something that we know is better left untouched. Feeling deprived

Pouting
Feeling sorry for self and wanting the world to know that we have been offended. See victim

Pursed
Keeping our judgmental, critical, condemning thoughts to self but hoping someone will notice our displeasure anyway
Liver

Issues that can arise

Liver diseases

Cancer

Cirrhosis

Hepatitis

Jaundice

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Represents our ability to express or process strong emotions

Issues that can arise

Liver diseases
Anger, envy, jealousy, revenge - just sitting there being relished and savoured, and unwilling to acknowledge it all as being negative, harmful and hurtful

Cancer
Processing our life experiences with an “everybody else is an idiot and has caused all my problems" attitude (blame), or "I'm an idiot and everybody else is better than me" (self-condemnation). Deep-seated, long-standing anger and feeling fully justified in holding onto it. Feeling abandoned. See liver diseases

Cirrhosis
Stubborn refusal to see the good - in self, in others, in the world. "What's the point?"

Hepatitis
Tendency to blame anyone or anything but self for our problems. Failure to accept responsibility for our shortcomings. Extremely difficult to please. See criticism, perfectionism, sexually transmitted diseases (STD's)

Jaundice
Bitter attitude toward life; nasty temperament; unkind. If a newborn baby, taking on the mother's attitudes. See birth abnormalities

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Easily offended and unable or unwilling to let go of the resulting anger that can easily turn into resentment and the desire for revenge
Losing one's belongingsCan happen if we are not concentrating on what we are doing in the moment. If it happens often, can be a sign of living in victim mode, a need to live in chaos so as to avoid dealing with unresolved issues, or an unrecognized need to be nurtured
Lungs

Issues that can arise

Asthma

Bronchitis

Cancer

COPD

Collapsed

Constrictive bronchiolitis

Cystic fibrosis

Emphysema

Fungus

Legionnaires' disease

Pleurisy

Pneumonia

Pontiac fever

Tuberculosis

Whooping cough
Represent our ability to give ourselves breathing room, to feel free to make choices, express our thoughts and live life as we would like. Lung disorders can manifest in our physical home as heating / cooling system problems. See upper respiratory infections

Issues that can arise

Asthma
Habitually responding to the unknown with fear, confusion, distrust, agitation, anxiety - a reflection of the home environment. An attack can be a way to control a tense family situation

Bronchitis
Feeling forced into being the responsible one, and angry about it. Feeling under-appreciated

Cancer
If the individual smokes, look for the real reason for starting smoking. If the individual has never smoked, look for a “smothering” attitude (could be smothering the truth, could be smothering a loved one, could be being smothered by a loved one, etc.). Is the individual in a co-dependent relationship?

COPD
Always waiting for the next punishment that we know life will deal us. See upper respiratory infection

Collapsed
Belief that we have just suffered an intentional attack from a completely unexpected, fully trusted source

Constrictive bronchiolitis
Chronic, silent, chilling, debilitating expectation of imminent death from no apparent cause

Cystic fibrosis
Stifling, explosive emotional environment in the home and wanting to put out the fire. See birth abnormalities

Emphysema
Unable or unwilling to let go of poisonous, stifling beliefs

Fungus (Aspergillosis)
Drowning in a swamp of sorrow. See grief and do the Grieving exercise

Legionnaires’ disease
Using others’ negative behaviour as an excuse to be mean, nasty or childish

Pleurisy
Reacting to a recent life lesson by rejecting or resisting it. If the lesson is accepted and absorbed, full healing is possible. If it is not, a pattern may develop of reacting to future life lessons in the same way, with the resulting pleurisy becoming chronic

Pneumonia
Extreme disappointment that an important opportunity has been missed, or extreme fear that we just made a very large mistake. See COVID-19

Pontiac fever
Sickening feeling that we have been cheated out of the good things in life - again

Tuberculosis
Belief that we are weak. Feeling at the mercy of those who are strong and in a position of power. Giving up on our ability to survive. See HIV / AIDS

Whooping cough
HEAR ME!
LupusAlways waiting for the next attack (not of lupus). Anxiety, blame, self-condemnation, victim
Lying
Chronic

Pathological
Unable or unwilling to reveal the truth for any of the following reasons:

Watch Lie detector, a TED Talks presentation by Pamela Meyer

Chronic
Making up stories in an attempt to hide or escape being held responsible, or to appear kind and generous

Pathological
Purposely weaving a web of lies around a kernel of truth to keep everyone wondering and guessing, so that we ALWAYS remain in control and at top-of-mind. When taken to the utter extreme, can become Pseudo Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy
Lymph nodes

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Swollen
Represent our ability to defend self from verbal or emotional abuse

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Unable or unwilling to pay attention to signals

Swollen
Feeling like a victim, unable to speak up for self. See self-esteem
LymphedemaAfraid to let go of the hurt for fear that it will happen again
Marfan syndromeWhether from birth or developing later in life, a karmic situation in which the affected person either experienced, or caused someone else to experience, what it is like to be at the complete mercy of someone with a complete lack of empathy or compassion. Their challenge now is to learn, at soul level, that all are equally worthy to be treated with dignity, respect, caring and compassion. See birth abnormalities
Me too syndromePattern of repeating words that someone else has just spoken, in effect stealing them from the person who expressed the original idea. Can result from a fear of speaking our own thoughts (which we fear might sound silly), or fear of being disagreed with and feeling incompetent to explain our viewpoint. The person being repeated may feel as if they were robbed

Change the pattern:
If we are doing it
Stop! Visit WikiHow and learn how to speak well

If someone does it to us
While we cannot make anyone else change - or even want to change - we can help by talking about it with them. After all, they might not even know that they do this
Measles
German

Red
Belief that our emotional needs are being neglected, and fear that the situation will never improve

German (Rubella)
Wanting to prevent taking the next step alone. Fear of abandonment, fear of the unknown

Red (Rubeola)
Wanting to permanently delay taking the next step of development. Fear of the unknown
Medical or dental procedures including surgery How to gain the best possible results
Set aside 5 or 10 minutes before the procedure begins. Use this time to:Taking these steps will elevate your endorphins and prepare your body to accept healing
Memory

Issues that can arise

Alzheimer's disease

Dementia

Forgetfulness

Remembering everything

Unable to forget
Energetic representations of our life experiences and our reactions to them. Memory is an elusive creature; however, here is a brief explanation of its workings from a spiritual viewpoint.

An individual has an experience. A personal memory is created in the brain via the firing of neurons. The memory contains every single detail of the experience, including informational input from the experience itself (who, when, where, why, what, how) and sensory input from the physical organs (sight, smell, sound, taste, touch and thought).

Each of the neurons consists of not only a personal, physical memory, but a spiritual or "quantum" memory. The personal memory is stored in the brain, while the quantum memory is stored in the akashic or soul record. Upon physical death of the individual, the life experience is reviewed and the soul is prepared for its next set of required life experiences. The records may be accessed during an incarnation as well as during intervals between incarnations, to review a soul's spiritual progress

Issues that can arise

Alzheimer’s disease
Chronic self-deception. Habitually denying that we played any role in our negative experiences, yet feeling guilt over choices we made that we know had devastating consequences, and/or a strong desire to make everyone believe that we are innocent. In other words, wanting to live in a fairy tale and escape being held responsible (see fear of retribution). The underlying guilt and shame can create a victim mentality and a constant need to blame. See dementia

Dementia
Progressive inability to function within the boundaries of the lies we tell self and others about the type of person we are or were. See Alzheimer's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease

Forgetfulness
Often used as an excuse for obsessive/compulsive checking and rechecking. This is not forgetfulness though - this is inability or unwillingness to be in the moment. Can be a means of bringing extra attention to self, as a way of saying, "You are not important enough for me to bother remembering anything about you" or as a way to cover up our mistakes or shortcomings. Habitually using forgetfulness as an excuse can contribute to the onset of Alzheimer's disease. See ADD / ADHD

Remembering everything
Constantly reminding self of events, losses, experiences, victories or hurts in case they are needed to gain the upper hand in arguments (see guilt trips), or to give us a sense of superiority

Unable to forget
Can be triggered by traumatic events. See PTSD
Menstrual cycle

Issues that can arise

Adenomyosis

Amenorrhea

Endometriosis

Endometritis

Menorrhagia

Menometrorrhagia

Metrorrhagia

Missed periods

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Premenstrual syndrome

Uterine fibroids
Signifies the start of a new cycle, a new way of life, or a new opportunity. Can also represent recognition of our limitations, or that we have a pattern of fighting any change suggested by others (see defiance), refusing to go with the flow, or arguing just for the sake of being disagreeable. The cycle can be a guaranteed week or two every month when we can blame our body instead of admitting that we have needs. Like the flu and menopause, this process is often used as an excuse to under-perform or to be mean.

Those who have painful cycles may have a victim or a martyr mentality. Such pain, discomfort and other effects can be reduced, or even eliminated, by not allowing self the luxury of using this as an excuse. After all, the Universal Intelligence cooperates with our desires. Some lie and say they have painful cycles even if they do not; this can arise from a desire to play on the sympathies of others, or to escape responsibilities. See infertility, miscarriage, pelvis, pregnancy, uterine fibroids, uterus

Issues that can arise

Adenomyosis
Unresolved pain and agony over our childhood, and/or the children we have or have not had. Agonizing over the sort of parents we had or the sort of parent we have or would have been

Amenorrhea
If not caused by breastfeeding, pregnancy or menopause:
Deep and possibly unrecognized fear of any or all of the following: being an adult with responsibilities, being a female adult, attracting sexual attention, becoming pregnant, giving birth, becoming a parent

Endometriosis
Needing to control every little thing. Overly dependent on our mate (co-dependent relationship). Holding onto a core belief that is narrow-minded or out-dated

Endometritis
Unrecognized anger toward self and our part in the reproductive process

Menorrhagia
Results from a legacy family pattern of cyclic emotional and/or physical abuse toward the family’s female members or its children. This creates an unrecognized belief that life as a woman is all about suffering, with the body cooperating with our expectation. See premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Menometrorrhagia
Results from a legacy family pattern of cyclic, albeit unpredictable, emotional or physical violence toward the family’s female members or its children. See nose bleeds

Metrorrhagia
Results from a legacy family pattern of cyclic, predictable, emotional or physical violence toward the family’s female members or children

Missed periods
Can be caused by pregnancy or breast-feeding, eating disorders, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian failure or an "I give up" attitude, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
For some, menstruation is a thing to be dreaded. There can be no comfort because the next cycle is just around the corner, waiting to hurt us. This can result from a family pattern of cyclic, albeit unpredictable, emotional or physical violence toward the family's female members or its children

Premenstrual syndrome
For some, the monthly cycle is a reminder of all that is wrong in their life. The weight of such a concern manifests as an increased emotional burden which in turn creates physical discomfort

Uterine fibroids
Represent stifled creativity along with a desire for a life-changing experience and yet a fear of the unknown
Mental illness
Aggressive anxiety disorder

Aggressive passive behaviour

Bi-polar disorder
Borderline personality disorder

Chronic confusion

Conduct disorder

Depression
Help-rejecting complainer

Intermittent explosive disorder

Multiple personality disorder

Narcissism

Obsessive/Compulsive Behaviours

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

Paranoia

Passive Aggressive disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

Schizophrenia
Reflects our inability or unwillingness to live life with a high enough level of emotional and behavioral wisdom to prevent inner chaos and protect ourselves from harmful activities.

Knowing whether we have had a spiritual experience or are suffering mental illness can help us stay on track with our spiritual development. Check out “Is it a spiritual experience or mental illness?”, a CBC Radio Canada presentation

Aggressive anxiety disorder
Pattern of lashing out at others either physically or verbally when feeling unable to control a situation. See intermittent explosive disorder, stress

Aggressive/passive behaviour
Obnoxious behaviour designed to force others into submission. This childish, abusive pattern results from growing up in an extremely controlled household or an environment with no boundaries at all. The aggressive phase can manifest as shouting orders, criticisms or guilt trips, throwing temper tantrums, threatening physical or financial assault, or abandonment. When the victim submits and becomes obedient and docile, the passive phase then begins. The aggressor shows mercy by showering the victim with affection, warmth and praise, giving gifts or rewards and generally being sweet and attentive... until the next time. The passive phase lures the victim into a false sense of security, and can even create a guilty feeling for ever having doubted the aggressor

Spiritual effects
Pathological lying, greed, self-righteousness, distrust

Physical effects
High blood pressure, dental problems (can result in total tooth loss), laziness or hoarding

Change the pattern
If this behaviour is an issue for you, either as aggressor or as victim, visit Section 2 to start changing your life

Bi-polar disorder
Seemingly never-ending cycle of extreme self-approval and extreme self-hatred - usually in direct response to another's words or actions that have been taken as either a reward or a personal attack. Unable or unwilling to accept self as just another soul in human form, doing well at times and poorly at other times. Chronically unmet need to receive loving attention, and so doing all that we can to receive attention whenever possible by being either the very best or the very worst - at everything
  • Depressive phase
    Occurs after a perceived failure and thinking "I give up." "I'm useless and horrible and everybody hates me." "I'm not perfect and everyone sees it." "I can't bear the shame." "God hates me." "I hate me.”
  • Manic phase
    Occurs after a perceived success and thinking “I can do anything and everything.” “The rules don't apply to me (arrogance).” "I don't care what God - or anyone else - thinks of me."

Borderline Personality Disorder
Profound sense that one was, is, and always will be, a failure, and incapable of 'correct' thought or action. Often comes as a result of a child having every choice controlled by others or of having no one to provide guidance, in other words, no experience of what it is like to make right or wrong choices in a safe learning environment. This can result in a nearly complete lack of self-trust, along with anger at the imposed control of others and fear of having that control removed (fear of abandonment). See inner conflict

Chronic confusion
Can be caused by habitual repetition of negative thoughts, or by believing the constant criticism from our caregivers or loved ones. Too many people to please. See fear of looking stupid

Change the pattern
Check out spiritual decluttering and do the self-esteem exercise

Conduct disorder
Chronic feelings of intense rage and indignation over our life situation, along with a belief that it will never change because those who are responsible for us, those who should care the most, are hurting - not helping - us

Depression
Depression is not a constant state , being more like waves on the ocean. Just as we are recovering from a bout, a new experience can trigger another episode. Depression can become a reflex reaction to a specific experience, like making a mistake (whether anyone else knows about it), disappointing someone, or someone saying "no" to us. Until the root cause has been recognized and dealt with, the condition can only be managed.

Depression is based in our self-worth and self-esteem. A wave of depression often occurs if we feel that we have lost the approval of someone who is very important to us. If our sense of self is completely wrapped up in that individual, as can happen when living or working in co-dependent relationships, we feel we will lose our identity without their approval. We will do almost anything to cope with our sense of loss and deprivation. Usually this means doing any number of negative behaviours in the hope of getting that person to help us recover and buy back into the relationship. Then, we tell ourselves, everything will be ok again.

And it will be, for a little while. Until, almost from out of the blue, another experience will trigger another wave of self-hatred. Then we are right back where we started … punishing and hurting self ... going on a binge of alcohol or drug usage, starving ourselves or overeating / purging, withholding communication, shopping for things we do not need with money we do not have, cutting ourselves until we bleed, contemplating or attempting suicide, stopping doing the things we truly love to do … oh, the list is endless.

There is another way to live, but it means changing how we relate to others, and more importantly, how we relate to ourselves. It means becoming aware of - and changing - our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires. If depression is hurting your quality of life, see choose a pattern

Help-rejecting complainer
Living from one catastrophe or heartache to the next and, although seeming to want help to change their seemingly dire situation, resisting any suggestions that could help. They say things like "I've tried that already." "That won't work for me because..." "Nothing ever works right for me." Exasperating for us, but even more so for them. The spiritual component is being stuck in a feedback loop of craving sympathetic attention and recognition for all of their suffering, but needing to keep on suffering to justify their compulsion. See blame, victim
Note: Someone with this issue read this description and said, "This is dumb and it's not even accurate." Exactly the pattern!

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn whose attention was lacking during and after a traumatic event. Check out these Google search results for more information

How to help
Ask questions instead of making suggestions

Intermittent explosive disorder
Behaviour that we feel fully justified in maintaining. Used as a means of keeping control in any situation where we might lose the war. See aggressive/passive behaviour

Multiple personality disorder
What it is not
It is not other souls inhabiting our mind or body

What it is:
  • Behaviour done out of a profound need to protect self from the actions and/or opinions of others
  • Fear of revealing our true nature, and protecting self by hiding within various acting roles
  • Desire to "keep them guessing". The benefits are multiple: Gives us a sense of always being in control, because since only "I" know the secret, others can never be sure with whom they are dealing. If someone expresses displeasure with us, we can tell ourselves that it does not really matter because it was not really us that they condemned

Spiritual effects
Gradual loss of desire or ability to recall our true self, unwillingness to confront the truth about our motives, unstable self-esteem

Physical effects
ADD / ADHD, pathological lying

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn the initial reasons for choosing the behaviour

Narcissism
Belief that everything is all about Me, everyone is thinking about Me, that Me is always correct, and anyone who disagrees is a threat to be destroyed, shouted down or publicly ridiculed. Belief that it is not enough to win - everyone else has to lose. Chronic refusal to give others a chance to speak. The pattern often leads to isolation, as very few people want to be around someone who is unwilling to listen, share the spotlight or give credit to another; however, if the narcissist happens to hold a position of power or authority, many are only too eager to forego their personal needs and sell out in favour of self-promotion. See self-importance

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Hiding our anguish and futile rage over being unable to change certain situations creates a chronic need to do something, anything, to divert our attention from them. OCD behaviours result, since doing a behaviour, even if self-destructive, or repeating certain thoughts, allows us to feel as if we have a bit of control. See addiction

Obsessive/Compulsive Behaviours
Unable to cope with life without doing certain routines when certain things have happened, or a seemingly uncontrollable urge to repeat a behaviour, whether it is acted out. Often done in response to repression or suppression of strong emotions, to gain some measure of control when we feel like a victim. Form of addiction that can be as difficult to treat as chemical dependency; however, if dedicated to healing self, tremendous change is possible. Before repeating any behaviour, it is important to remember that we have the ability to choose. See free will, obsessive/compulsive disorder, perfectionism

Physical effects
Self-soothing by using substances or behaviours to excess. Doing so can repel people (sometimes that is the whole idea) or anger them (a side benefit). The behaviours often end up creating the exact situation we think we are avoiding

Change the pattern
Meditate to identify and resolve inner conflicts

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Pattern of non-compliance with authority figures, plus angry, defiant, spiteful and/or vengeful behaviour due to feeling traumatized or victimized, or to believing that 'nobody truly loves me'. See silent rebellion

Paranoia
Certain that everyone (all sentient beings and the Universe) and everything in the environment that has been perverted by humans, is plotting against Me and watching Me and waiting for Me to fail - to teach Me that I am powerless against them. My negative life experiences result because of them, not because of Me. The pattern can result from too little or too much control by our caregivers and/or positive versus negative attention, as well as parental failure to model balanced responsibility. See anxiety, avoidance, child abuse, fear, self-esteem, self-importance, self-righteousness

Passive/aggressive disorder
Unable or unwilling to stand up for self but resenting others' supposed lack of respect and supposed need to be in control. Constant grumbling, griping and whining but unwilling to take responsibility for our role in any negative situation (victim)

Looks like
Withholding communication, abandonment, extremely slow to act or react, to speak, to move or to offer assistance. See dawdling, chronic lateness, chronic procrastination (avoidance), habitual lying

Physical effects
Accident proneness, addictions, anxiety, dental problems, headaches or migraines

Reactive attachment disorder
Results from a lack of forming healthy attachments with caregivers in early childhood, due to caregivers' being unable or unwilling to connect emotionally with the child - not the other way around. Can become a generational family pattern

Schizophrenia
Can result from the following habitual thought patterns and emotions: self-condemnation , guilt, shame, futile anger, distrust, distress, anxiety; along with a childhood filled with chaos, chronic emotional instability, trauma, and/or a lack of positive parental attention. Additionally, the condition may be a karmic requirement, e.g., needing to learn to feel compassion for those who are at the mercy of their caregivers and lack self-determination
Miscarriage
Ectopic pregnancy

Fetal health
Maternal health
Represents an end to a developmental phase

Can be triggered by the spiritual or physical health conditions of the fetus or the mother. Fetal failure for any reason may cause uterus infection (septic miscarriage). See pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy
Can occur if the channel opened for the incoming soul is closed due to the mother's self-esteem suffering a damaging blow in the days just before conception, along with a fear that regaining it will be impossible

Fetal health
  • Blighted ovum
    Situation in which the mother's stubbornly-held belief about self being unloved by God determines the embryo's failure
  • Intrauterine fetal demise
    A soul's first entry, or re-entry after a traumatic prior life experience (see reincarnation), into human form may bedone in gradually lengthening stages of time being spent in physical. The same soul may or may not return to this mother
  • Molar or partial molar pregnancy
    Paternal desire (unrecognized) to be the biggest and the best, at any cost

Maternal health
Mitochondria

Issues that can arise

Mitochondrial disease
Mitochondria represent the body's ability to nurture and sustain itself

issues that can arise

Mitochondrial disease
If from birth
See birth abnormalities

If acquired
See affected body part plus silent rebellion
Money problemsRepresent inability or unwillingness to protect self and our property

Related to a lack of self-worth and/or self-approval. Such beliefs can result from family behavioural patterns, which in effect say to the Universe that "I am not worthy to live in comfort" or "I deserve to suffer" or "I am a horrible person". These beliefs can be related to chronic guilt or shame, or feeling like a victim. Gaining money does not resolve the pattern unless the underlying thought patterns are recognized and resolved. If they are not, having money can actually create other self-destructive behaviours like addictions, eating disorders, hoarding

Change the pattern
Do the Guilt-buster and Self-esteem exercises
MononucleosisSee adenovirus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis, HIV, rubella, toxoplasmosis

Sounds like
Leave me alone. I just want to sleep. I don't want to have to do what anyone else says
Motor neuron diseases
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Kennedy’s Disease

Post-polio syndrome (PPS)

Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Progressive Bulbar Palsy

Progressive Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), adult-onset
Denying our chronic, desperate need to avoid discussing painful issues or sensitive subjects, yet yearning to bring them out into the open. The issue here is fighting with self over whether to discuss something that is important to us or keep it hidden. Of course we all have reasons for wanting to avoid discussing some subjects; often it is because we think others will react poorly when we raise topics that they themselves wish to avoid.

This not knowing which topics are safe to discuss - the indecision - creates a push-pull effect on the body. Nerves and muscles are unconsciously tightened and relaxed at a furious pace, creating unimaginable strain on the systems. After many years of living with this pattern, damage occurs at cellular level. The body is eventually unable to cope and ALS results.

Not everyone with this issue develops ALS (see Primary Lateral Sclerosis). For those with ALS, the behaviour is severe, chronic and long-standing. It is not just one topic that is avoided - the indecision manifests in all choices of topics to share or avoid discussing. Those that are discussed that meet with negative responses or reactions cause us to judge, criticise and condemn self for making trouble. Those that are kept hidden remain in the thoughts creating further damage.

The challenge is to change the pattern, that is, to share and discuss what is important to us and to keep hidden that which we do not yet wish to disclose, in the knowledge that we cannot control how others react. Their reactions are just that - their reactions

If inherited
See birth abnormalities and What is karma?

Kennedy’s disease
Maternal pattern of legacy resentment of male family members that manifests physically in her son(s). The son feels extreme dissatisfaction with the way life is working out but is unable to express it verbally, given the family dynamics. See birth abnormalities and What is karma?

Post-polio syndrome (PPS)
Fear that the family unit is breaking up and not wanting it to change in any way. See polio. This is a form of "empty nest syndrome" manifesting in physical

Primary Lateral Sclerosis
Denying our chronic, desperate need to avoid discussing painful issues or sensitive subjects, yet yearning to bring them out into the open. The issue here is fighting with self over whether to discuss something that is important to us or keep it hidden. Of course we all have reasons for wanting to avoid discussing some subjects; often it is because we think others will react poorly when we raise topics that they themselves wish to avoid.

This not knowing which topics are safe to discuss - the indecision - creates a push-pull effect on the body. Nerves and muscles are unconsciously tightened and relaxed at a furious pace, creating unimaginable strain on the systems. Coming to peace with self-expression can ease symptoms and potentially avoid the condition becoming Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

If inherited
See birth abnormalities and What is karma?

Progressive Bulbar Palsy
See Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Progressive Muscular Atrophy
Can also be slowly-progressing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Spinal Muscular Atrophy
See What is karma? and birth abnormalities
Mouth

Issues that can arise

Bad breath (halitosis)

Being hit in the mouth

Canker sores

Covering mouth when communicating

Dry mouth - Chronic

Dry mouth - Occasional

Swollen salivary glands
Represents physical expression of our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires

See gums, lips, teeth, tongue

Issues that can arise

Bad breath (halitosis)
Hiding the truth that one believes to be ugly and wishes were untrue but thinking it does not matter what we believe anyway because no one can read our mind, right?

Being hit in the mouth
Fear that God is using someone or something to punish us

Canker sores
Biting back poisonous words, even if we think they are true. To avoid infection and speed healing, discover or acknowledge the real reason for thinking them and for not saying them

Covering the mouth when communicating
Shame or discomfort. If using the lips to cover the teeth while speaking, can indicate unresolved inner conflicts or fear of being found out. See hiding behind one's hair

Dry mouth - Chronic
Living with constant low-grade fear

Dry mouth - Occasional
Knowing that our words are false and/ or purposely divisive and are likely to meet with disapproval

Swollen salivary glands
Fear of retribution if others were to find out what we really think
Multiple SclerosisDeep need to be perfect - not so much to be a better person, but rather to make someone else see how hard we are trying to win their approval. Feeling overburdened and hopeless that the burden will ever be lifted, but unwilling to do anything to change it. See martyr, victim
MumpsAfraid of taking the next step, fear of failure or success
Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy
Pseudo Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy
Chronic need for sympathetic attention - from everyone. Failure to recognize that others have needs and feelings too. Can manifest as a spouse murdering a pregnant mate or a child to kill a parent, sibling or pet. See martyr, self-importance, jealousy

Pseudo Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy
Can appear in pathological liars when they make up lies about their loved ones, sometimes claiming that one or more of them has died. Why? To play on people's gullibility and sympathy, in the hopes of being excused from obligations and responsibilities, because after all, they have to attend a FUNERAL!
Muscle

Issues that can arise

Atrophy

Charley horse

Cramp

Diastasis recti

Dystonia

Inclusion body myositis

Pain

Parkinson's disease

Spasm

Sprain

Strain

Tear

Twitches or tics
Represents our ability to nourish, nurture and sustain self

See cartilage, joints, ligaments, pain, signals, tendons

Issues that can arise

Atrophy
Contributing factors
Aging
Alcoholism
Broken bones
Burns
injuries
Malnutrition - see digestion, eating disorders
Spinal cord injuries
Stroke

Charley horse
Sudden realization that we might be left alone and unsupported (fear of abandonment)

Cramp
Signal that we just had a negative thought, attitude or emotion. Was it about self? Someone else? See condemnation, guilt, victim

Diastasis recti
Trying too hard to fix something on our own that we ourselves did not break

Dystonia
If from birth
Can be a reflection of the family's emotional environment. In this case, work to identify any tense situations at home. Could be someone using silence as a punishment, or abandoning tense situations by using various substances or behaviours. After identifying the situations, start to re-pattern them. For example, a mate getting up and leaving the room to end a conversation is form of abandonment. You can help to re-pattern that behaviour by allowing there to be a consequence for it. Start by sharing how the behaviour makes you feel and encouraging verbal expression of feelings

If acquired
Physical manifestation of rigid thought patterns. Meditate to learn the reason for suppressing creativity and/or verbal expression

Inclusion body myositis
Terrified at the thought of the next challenge and the damage it will do to our life, and expecting it to come in the very next moment. See knees

Pain
Aching to be nurtured or soothed. See pain

Parkinson's disease
Chronic, paralyzing need to either be in total control of, or entirely not responsible for, everything and everyone (what they are doing, thinking, feeling, saying and believing). Habitual judgment, criticism, fear, perfectionism

Spasm
Indecision about whether to hold on to or let go of the issue at hand, seeing that both options present danger and unsure which is the safer choice

Sprain
Trying to force self into making an important decision, or regretting a recent choice and wishing a different option had been available

Strain
Unable to choose the best course of action, or trying too hard to foresee all possible outcomes so as to avoid mistakes

Tear
Wishing to undo a recent damaging error, or wanting things to be different without actually having to do anything differently

Twitches or tics
Need to get going or need to stay still. If unable to get going (for example unable to start a project), can be due to fear of failure or success, or exerting control because of a desire to withhold action (see passive/aggressive). If unable to stay still, can be due to a belief that we MUST always be doing something productive, or else!
Muscular DystrophyLegacy family pattern of holding faulty belief systems that prevent growth, forward motion and/or fluid movement. Inability to follow through on decisions and condemning self for it. Can also result from extreme over- or under-protective parenting. See birth abnormalities
Nails

Issues that can arise

Beau's lines

Biting

Breaking

Bruised

Clubbing

Fungus

Lifting

Hangnails

Ingrown

Pitting

Ridges

Separation

Split

Spoon

Terry's nails
Represent our ability to withstand challenges to our self-esteem from those whose approval we crave

Fingernails
Represent our thoughts about our work

Toenails
Represent our thoughts about how we are walking our path

Issues that can arise

Beau's lines
Visible proof of an unresolved traumatic event. See diabetes, scarlet fever, measles, mumps, pneumonia, zinc (mineral) deficiency

Biting
Distress; hungry for positive attention and/or approval from loved ones or authority figures

Breaking
An act or role is disintegrating, and not knowing what to do about it. Can happen when we make positive changes and our loved ones freak out. (Nothing has to be done. It is not up to the person making the changes to fix the people who are unwilling to change)

Bruised
Fear that a recent action or choice is being or will be harshly judged

Clubbing
Feeling that our work needs to be protected, either from judgment or from theft. Easily offended, low or unstable self-esteem, victim. See COPD, liver diseases, HIV / AIDS

Fungus
Ugly thoughts eating at us (shame, embarrassment, guilt, condemnation)

Hangnails
Fear that we are not doing what really needs to be done

Ingrown
Feeling like we are always running late. See affected finger, blame, revenge, spite

Lifting (peeling)
Fear that our flaws will be revealed for everyone to see

Pitting
Feeling attacked over every little thing. See alopecia, psoriasis

Ridges (horizontal)
We have dismissed our traumatic event as being unimportant, so we do not feel justified in seeking help to deal with it

Separation
Feeling extremely vulnerable or powerless. See allergic reactions, psoriasis, thyroid conditions, karmic situation

Split
Reminder that an inner conflict needs to be resolved. Look to the affected finger or toe for more information

Spoon
Frustrated that everyone else seems to get so much attention and appreciation - "What's wrong with me?!" See anemia, liver diseases, martyr, self-righteousness, victim, hoarding

Terry's nails
Unable or unwilling to pay attention to our thoughts and feelings about what is going on around us. See congestive heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, liver disease
Neck
Cervical vertebrae

Issues that can arise

Cervical spondylosis

Congenital muscular torticollis

Dislocation

Pain

Spasmodic torticollis

Subluxation

Whiplash
Represents how we feel about our outlook on life and how we deal with different viewpoints

Table 04: Cervical vertebrae

C1Belief systems that disagree with one another; for example, believing that our caregiver is or was a saint, yet knowing that she or he really is or was not
C2Avoiding communication
C3Stifling or smothering someone or something, or feeling stifled or smothered by someone or something
C4Feeling unsupported
C5Unable or unwilling to do that which needs to be done
C6Unable, or unwilling to try, to grasp an important concept
C7Trying to control everyone and everything
C8Unable or unwilling to meet commitments. See abandonment

Issues that can arise

Cervical spondylosis
Over-compensating for a lack of belief, faith and trust in self

Congenital muscular torticollis
Reflects the parents' inability or unwillingness to agree on a fundamental belief system about the purpose of life

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us. See affected vertebra

Pain
Trying to avoid looking at a painful truth. Is someone close by, a pain in the neck?

Spasmodic torticollis
Beliefs about self and our place in the Universe that are not based in Truth

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance. See affected vertebra

Whiplash
Occurs after learning that a loved one or an authority figure holds a shocking belief system with which we heartily disagree
NeuropathyConditions in our life are such that we feel powerless to create change. Feeling like a victim
Nocebo effectChronic desire to prove everyone, especially the experts, wrong. Disagreeing with everyone and everything. Unable to admire the good work of others. Uncooperative. If left unchecked, can lead to the belief that everything wrong with the world is the result of conspiracies. See control, distrust, spite, side effects
Nose

Issues that can arise

Anosmia - Congenital

Anosmia - Temporary

Bleeding

Broken

Deviated septum
Hyposmia

Out-of-joint

Overly sensitive to smells

Polyps

Post-nasal drip

Red

Sensitive to temperature

Sneeze

Snoring
Represents tolerance or lack thereof

See sinus cavities

Issues that can arise

Anosmia - Congenital
Family pattern of withholding crucial information about the emotional / spiritual status of its members from certain of its members

Anosmia - Temporary
Unable or unwilling to link our current emotional / spiritual reaction to a specific issue or life experience (avoidance)

Bleeding
Worry, worry, worry... If at a funeral, unrecognized worry about the death or its consequences. Concern that something that we need will not be provided

Broken
A recent experience left us feeling exposed and vulnerable because we did not act to protect self

Deviated septum
  • Congenital
    Born into a family that stifles creativity and prefers that children do as they are told and expected to do, rather than what they might prefer to do. For example, "You should be a lawyer - not an actress."
  • Traumatic
    Deep sadness over a recent choice and wishing that we had taken the other option instead

Hyposmia
Unable or unwilling to identify our emotional / spiritual condition accurately or honestly

Out-of-joint
Anger. Easily offended

Overly sensitive to smells
Tendency to be judgmental and critical of self and/or others

Polyps
Feeling that our ability to thrive is being stifled

Post-nasal drip
Crying silently so that nobody can see or hear us, but hoping that someone will notice and offer sympathy or at least ask us what is wrong

Red
Repressed or suppressed emotions

Rhinophyma
Fear that everyone is thinking we must be stupid if we think we are flawless

Sensitive to temperature
Holding onto unresolved regrets

Sneeze or tickling nose
Pay attention to your thoughts about what is happening RIGHT NOW. While it may not seem important at the moment, the information will come into play in the near future. See signals

Snoring
Feeling like a victim, tendency to be passive/aggressive
Osteonecrosis
Hip

Jaw

Knee

Shoulder
Stubbornly holding onto inaccurate beliefs and not wanting any argument about them, even though gaining truth could change our life for the better. Finding and understanding the spiritual component and releasing the faulty belief can re-enable blood flow to affected area. See blame, victim

Hip
Intense belief that we cannot move forward because they cannot manage without us

Jaw
Unable or unwilling to stop complaining. Intense belief that others are not living up to their responsibilities and that we are beyond reproach; that we have done nothing whatsoever to create our current difficulties. See help-rejecting complainer

Knee
Intense belief that we have no power and no voice

Shoulder
Unwilling to take responsibility due to an intense belief that they will not let go of it, or unwilling to release responsibility due to intense belief that they will do it all wrong
Pain
Addiction to pain

Chronic pain

Dull ache

Sharp, stabbing

Stiffness

Affected area

Abdomen

Arms

Back

Breasts

Face

Feet

Hands

Head

Hips

Knees

Legs

Neck

Shoulders

Stomach

Teeth

Torn rotator cuff
The Universal Intelligence teaches that physical pain not related to illness or injury exists to show us that we are in emotional or spiritual pain, or that we have unrecognized / unresolved issues. Also, for some who are unable to express their emotional needs, telling others that they are feeling physical pain is the only way to get some much-needed attention (even if not for the real reason). See affected area, accident proneness, self-mutilation, signals

Addiction to pain
If unable to express our emotional needs, telling others that we have physical pain is one way to get some much-needed attention. This can be addictive

Chronic pain
Unresolved inner conflict or holding onto false beliefs

Dull ache
Longing to be comforted and so repeating false, hurtful beliefs to soothe self. Unresolved emotional/spiritual pain and/or sorrow

Sharp, stabbing
Signal that we just had a cruel, negative thought like anger, envy, judgment

Stiffness
Rigid thinking

Affected area

Abdomen
See distress

Arms
Unable or unwilling to carry the load

Back
See skeleton, spinal column, individual vertebra

Breasts
Aching to nurture or to be nurtured. Fear of being alone and having to fend for self. Signal that trouble may be brewing within the family

Face
Wanting to hide from what we fear will be a painful revelation, or fear of retribution

Feet
Walking our path with unresolved spiritual issues

Hands
Working too hard for the wrong reasons

Head
Wanting to avoid someone or something. See headaches

Hips
Trying to bring something into the future that would be better left in the past. Fear of leaving someone or something behind

Knees
Hating what we are doing. Too much pressure to perform. Tired of always doing the same old thing

Legs
Belief that we are not being allowed to live up to our potential

Neck
Is someone or something a pain in the neck? Trying to avoid looking at a painful truth

Shoulders
Needing to be in control of everything. Feeling like we have to do more than everyone else, or that we are indispensable. Easily offended

Stomach
Distress

Teeth
Unrecognized hurt feelings or hurtful thoughts

Torn rotator cuff
Always wanting more but having no control over getting it
Pancreas

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Pancreatitis
Represents our ability to maintain our sense of self-worth, validity, identity, or our place in the universe without the approval of others

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Chronic need to control everyone and everything, and deep frustration with any imperfection - to avoid losing anyone's approval. Always feeling second- or third-best. Fragile self-esteem

Pancreatitis
Poisonous beliefs about the reason that a negative or painful life experience occurred
  • Acute
    Occurs within two or three days of receiving a devastating blow to our ego, like someone criticising us or suddenly withholding their approval for no apparent reason
  • Chronic
    Occurs after repeated assaults on our ego, like being constantly criticised or never receiving someone's approval
Parasites

Issues that can arise

Toxoplasmosis
Fear of being taken advantage of by someone to whom we cannot say no, either because we feel sorry for them or their situation, or because we feel indebted to them. We know that this feeling of powerlessness is a potent weapon that others use against us, but we feel it is impossible to change the pattern that has developed. While we cannot change others, we can change ourselves

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn the reasons for needing other people's approval. See guilt, self-esteem, victim

Issues that can arise

Toxoplasmosis
Feeling like an unsuspecting victim of people or things that we feel should not be dangerous or harmful
Parkinson’s diseaseChronic, paralyzing need to either be in total control of, or completely not responsible for, everything and everyone (what they are doing, thinking, feeling, saying and believing). Habitual judgment, criticism, fear, perfectionism
Pelvis

Issues that can arise

Lateral pelvic tilt

Pelvic floor dysfunction

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic organ prolapse

Represents the projection of thought into action

See Paget's disease

Issues that can arise

Lateral pelvic tilt
Condemning self for spending too much time doing what we feel is the wrong activity

Pelvic floor dysfunction
Any or all of the following: unable and/or unwilling to let go of hurts (resentment). Needing approval from an authority figure who withholds it. Living life without a routine or schedule, and using it as an excuse to escape responsibility

Pelvic inflammatory disease
Inner turmoil regarding our creativity or choice of whether to have children

Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Bladder (Anterior prolapse or cystocele)
    Not knowing when to hold onto or when to let go of emotional baggage and unable to stop thinking about it all
  • Bowel (Posterior prolapse or rectocele)
    Not knowing whether or when to give or withhold affection, attention, approval
  • Uterus
    Unable to release pain and anguish over the loss of our position or status
  • Vagina
    Unresolved issue(s) over what we have - or have not - produced
Penis

Issues that can arise

Bent

Erectile dysfunction

Male yeast infection
Represents impulse

Issues that can arise

Bent
Feeling like a failure at bringing our hopes and dreams into reality

Erectile dysfunction or impotence
Complex disorder caused by a combination of several physical and spiritual conditions. However, the root spiritual cause can be traced to a desire to withhold pleasure either from self or from our partner

Spiritual components
Anxiety, depression, fear, spite, revenge, stress

Physical components
Addiction, atherosclerosis, bent penis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, obesity/overweight, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders, spinal cord injuries

Male yeast infection
A new negative belief system has just formed; recognizing it, along with treating the physical disorder, can hasten healing. Frustration at never seeming to receive admiration, positive attention or recognition for our many (supposedly) selfless acts. See martyr
Persistent genital arousal disorderSee contributing factor(s)
ADD / ADHD, anxiety, depression, obsessive/compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, low or unstable self-esteem
Physical body
Back

Front

Sides
Represents how we feel about where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going

Back
The direction from which we came (past)

Front
The direction in which we are going (future)

Sides - Left and right
Interpretations for the sides of our body are specific to the individual. Since we are all different, what left or right means to each of us can be different. What do they mean to you? Ideas to consider: The sides can represent male or female, spiritual or physical, strength or weakness, conscious or unconscious, etc. As always, when seeking understanding about spiritual (or earthly) matters, we can ask our guide in meditation
Pins and needlesWorrying about getting stuck in a situation over which we have no control, feeling like a victim
Polio
Post-polio syndrome
Wanting the family to remain unchanged, fear of change

Post-polio syndrome
Fear that our family unit is breaking up but wanting it to stay the same. Can be the "empty nest syndrome" manifesting in physical
Polyps
Bladder

Colon

Ear

Gallbladder

Nose

Sinus

Stomach

Uterus

Vocal cord
Represent growth that we think will help us but that is actually harmful

Bladder
Trying to hide our strong emotions or our needs

Colon
Trying to hold in that which needs to be released

Ear
Trying to avoid hearing what others are saying

Gallbladder
Falsely soothing our hurt feelings with bitter untruths

Nose
Feeling that our ability to thrive is being stifled

Sinus
Living with chronic disappointment and overcompensating for our failure to stifle hope for better times

Stomach
Trying to hold onto every little bit of affection and/or kindness that we receive due to fear that they will eventually figure out that we are not really worthy of receiving it

Uterus
Fear that having a baby would forever damage our chances of receiving the affection and/or kindness that we crave and feel we deserve

Vocal cord
Condemning self for getting carried away with the emotions of a situation and saying too much, too loudly
Porphyria (intermittent acute)Extreme distress over troubling issues that we are trying to resolve on our own for fear of being judged for having them
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Secondary Traumatic Stress
Can arise after observing or experiencing terrifying events over which we had no control. Somehow we feel that we should have been able to prevent them, or at least been able to fix them or prevent them from ever happening again. The events need not have been life-threatening - they need only have been frightening for us personally. See stress

Spiritual effects
If we feel we are responsible, we can take on guilt. If we feel others are responsible, we can take on a victim mentality and become passive / aggressive. See unable to forget

Secondary Traumatic Stress
Compassion fatigue can arise for those caring for someone who needs constant attention, or for those whose job it is to care for victims of traumatic experiences

Change the pattern
The event(s) may seem impossible to forget, but it is possible to at least come to peace with them. Do the forgiveness, grieving, guilt-buster and how to stop worrying exercises
Posture
Slouching

Straight but relaxed

Straight but taut
Represents our outlook on life and how we feel about ourselves

See optimism, pessimism

Slouching
Feeling hopeless or helpless. Can be a form of silent rebellion

Straight but relaxed
Confident, hopeful

Straight but taut
Waiting for the next assault or attack
Powassan virusRegretting the outcome of a recent endeavour and wanting to go back in time to either not do it, or do it over again to get a different result
Pregnancy

Issues that can arise

Morning sickness

Hyperemesis
gravidarum

Placenta previa
Represents the start of a new phase of life, a new identity, new possibilities

See blood clots, gestational diabetes, missed periods, miscarriage, stretch marks

Issues that can arise

Morning sickness
Worry over trying to anticipate all of the issues that may or will come up with the birth of the baby (or babies)

Hyperemesis gravidarum
Literally sick with worry; wanting the process to stop because of the fear of so many unknowns coming up. Strong concern about whether our support systems will fail. What if, what if, what if, ...

Placenta previa
Fear and uncertainty and worrying about everything... What if I'm with the wrong partner? What if my partner doesn't want this child? Maybe I shouldn't have the baby. Maybe I'm not competent to have this child. I can't afford to have this child. I don't want to have this child. God must hate me. This was not part of my plan. ...
Proctalgia Fugax (variant of levator ani syndrome)Very strong, painful signal to let us know that we are finding it difficult to understand why others do not just do what we are doing, when it is so clear, to us anyway, that ours is the right thing to do. See judgment, criticism, condemnation, control, self-righteousness

Sounds like
Why don't they just...? Can't they see that...?

Change the pattern
Meditate to learn that we are all souls in human form, at varying stages of development, sometimes doing well, sometimes doing poorly
Progressive supranuclear palsyFrustrated desire to be in control and feeling that everyone else has it all - in other words, feeling like a victim. Feeling that God has singled us out to punish us for something we have done that we believe is an unforgivable sin that everyone does. Unwilling to acknowledge our error and seething suppressed anger, guilt, shame, self-hatred
Prostate

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Prostatitis
Represents our sense of responsibility over that which we put out into the world, or that which we create

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Refusal to accept responsibility for the negativity in our life (blame, victim)

Prostatitis
Psoriasis
Erythrodermic

Guttate

Inverse

Nail

Pustular

Psoriatic arthritis

Scalp psoriasis
Exaggerated wound-healing. Over-reacting to a perceived threat

Erythrodermic
Belief that we are at imminent risk of attack, but not realizing that the threat comes from within self

Guttate
Belief that any information that comes from self is invalid or untrue and will be ridiculed, so why say anything at all?

Inverse
Hiding from the ugly thought that we are unloved and unlovable

Nail
Belief that we are incapable and unworthy of protecting self from the many hidden dangers that exist when in a relationship

Pustular
Belief that our life choices and work are at imminent risk of being harshly criticised and/or condemned

Psoriatic arthritis
Habitually alternating periods of self-condemnation with self-indulgence. The pattern stems from our caregiver(s) having been alternatingly, and unpredictably, too harsh/too loving. Our immune system becomes out of control as a result of not knowing whether to expect cruelty or kindness from those around us, and overcompensates with self-protection just in case it is cruelty

Scalp psoriasis
Extreme concern that we are in imminent danger
Radiation poisoningNote
Does not apply to victims of mass radiation exposure

Holding onto old emotional injuries; always telling the same old unhappy story. Fear of contamination, victim
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)Failure of our caregivers / loved ones to acknowledge our pain after an injury, and to allow us time to heal. They expect us to just pick right up as if nothing had happened, showing a complete lack of sympathy or compassion for us. We are left feeling uncared for, unloved or even invisible, which inevitably leads to feelings of unworthiness, deep sorrow and a need to medicate the pain

Change the pattern
Start building stable self-esteem
Ribs

Issues that can arise

Broken

Removal (voluntary)
Represent our ability to sustain and protect self

Issues that can arise

Broken
Too much self-imposed pressure to out-do all others

Removal (voluntary)
Desperate for others to focus on our physical appearance instead of our abilities or intelligence, which we feel are not now, and will never be, good enough
Scarlet feverTerror at the thought of an authority figure finding out that we have done something shameful, and doing anything we can to hide the truth
SciaticaIntense feeling that we will be left alone or unsupported - AGAIN, AS USUAL. See fear of abandonment
Seasonal affective disorderEmotional symptoms arise as the anniversary date approaches of past traumatic events that have not yet been resolved and released. See anniversary illnesses

Change the pattern
Meditate to find the triggering event(s) and then do the spiritual exercises in Section 9
SeizureFeeling extremely vulnerable ("I want my mommy!"). Trying to "seize" someone's attention. Unable to cope with being told, "No". See anger, fear, epilepsy
Self-mutilationA silent plea for help or attention. Wanting to show our pain to the world, hoping that someone will take pity on us. Chronic despair and distress. See obsessive/compulsive behaviours
SepsisStubbornly-held negative belief that has become destructively vicious. See anger, distress, ego, infection, self-righteousness, shame
Sexually transmitted diseases
Hepatitis

Human
papillomavirus (HPV)

Trichomoniasis
Belief or fear that having or wanting sex is bad, and that it is only a matter of time until God punishes us. See herpes simplex virus, Why do we get sick ...?

Hepatitis
Any or all of the following: Taking responsibility for every little thing that is wrong in our life, or failure to accept responsibility for our shortcomings, and a tendency to blame anyone or anything but self for our problems. Profound guilt and shame for living a lie. Extremely difficult to please. See criticism, perfectionism, liver

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Belief that we do not deserve to have a happy, healthy life, or even to be alive. See AIDS, guilt, shame, victim

Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Belief that sex is shameful, or that our sexual history is shameful and we therefore need to be punished

Trichomoniasis
Feeling that we are not contributing to society, as if we are a parasite, and therefore require punishment. A recent life experience has shown us that that we are not fulfilling our true life purpose
Shoulders

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Broken

Dislocation
Frozen

Subluxation

Torn rotator cuff
Represent our attitude toward work and our ability to perform

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Belief that we are indispensable, or belief that we are carrying a heavier load than everyone else. See bunions, bronchitis

Broken
Trying to do anything and everything that is necessary to gain everyone’s approval

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability and faith that we are doing what is right for us

Frozen
Wishing that someone would share the chores, except they would probably do it all wrong

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance

Torn rotator cuff
Always wanting more but having no control over getting it
Side effectsUnwanted reactions to the things that are supposed to help us be healthy can arise as a result of our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires about any or all of the following:
  • That which has been prescribed or given as treatment
  • The person who gave us the prescription or treatment
  • Our desire to stay sick or to get better
  • Our beliefs about our ability to heal
  • Our beliefs about whether we deserve to be helped
  • Our desire or lack thereof to be cooperative with authority figures

These are just a few of the possibilities that can affect the results of treatments / medications. However, once we have recognized the spiritual components of the cause of our side effect(s), we can start healing from within by really resolving the issue. Just think how our healing could improve by doing the work of recognizing which of the above issues applies and meditating to find and resolve their root cause. Why are there side effects from medications?
Signals
Chills or shivers

Cough

Choking

Hiccup

Itch

Muscle cramp

Muscle twitch or tic

Numb foot

Numb hand

Pain

Sliver

Sneeze

Stubbed toe

Tearing eye

Tired or listless

Trembling or twitching chin

Twitching eye

Vibrating feet

Vibrating hands
Our guides give us physical reminders to pay attention to our thoughts. Here is the spiritual component of some of those signals:

Chills or shivers
The Truth and correct understanding have been gained. Can also be a signal for avoidance, fear, worry

Choking
We just had a judgmental thought, or our attention wavered from that which we ought to be hearing or seeing

Cough
If not due to illness, this is a signal to let us know that we are resisting saying words that need to be said, or that we just had a judgmental thought

Hiccup
Wanting to change the subject of conversation in order to avoid talking about something; or wanting to take back words that were just spoken

Itch
Signal that we are anxious or nervous about whatever is happening in the moment. Look to the affected body part for information

Muscle cramp
Signal that we just had a judgmental thought. Was it about self? Someone else?

Muscle twitch or tic
Distrust of whatever is being said

Numb foot
Belief that something we want to happen will never happen

Numb hand
Belief that we will never find our ideal career

Pain
If sudden, sharp or stabbing, signal that we are having or just had a cruel thought

Sliver
Signal that we harshly criticised either self or another, whether aloud or in our thoughts

Sneeze or tickling nose
What is happening RIGHT NOW? While it may not seem important at the moment, the information will come into play in the near future

Stubbed toe
Pay attention to your thoughts and be present, in the moment

Tearing eye
Holding back tears, or feeling unconditional love

Tired or listless (for no reason)
Signal from our guide that we are putting off doing something that we would rather not do, yet have agreed to do. See procrastination

Trembling or twitching chin
Strong urge to express our thoughts or feelings

Twitching eye
Examine more closely our thoughts about what we are seeing

Vibrating feet
Signal from our guide during a stressful situation that difficulties may lie ahead but the outcome will be favourable

Vibrating hands
Signal from our guide to let us know that we are being guided, for example, if we are shopping and our hand starts tingling over a certain object - either BUY it or BYE it - that is to say, ask your guide whether to buy it or leave it. If working on a project, keep trying, success will come
Sinus cavities

Issues that can arise

Allergic fungal sinusitis

Cancer

Chronic congestion

Polyps

Sinusitis
Represent our ability to go with the flow

Issues that can arise

Allergic fungal sinusitis
Unable or unwilling to acknowledge to others that we have suffered an incredibly painful experience, and there are reminders of it everywhere, making us feel it will be impossible to forget. We have built a spiritual dam to prevent our tears from flowing

Cancer
Knowing that others are suffering and that we could help, but withholding assistance because after all, no one ever helped us. They deserve to suffer as we did

Chronic congestion
Constantly self-monitoring EVERYTHING we say or do, to avoid being surprised if someone criticises our words or deeds. It is a way to maintain control over a fear of losing the approval of others, but does nothing to bring joy into our lives. See victim

Change the pattern
Do the self-esteem exercise

Polyps
Overcompensating for our failure to stifle hope for better times, and living with chronic disappointment

Sinusitis
Chronic fear that we are broken and need to be fixed, or that we will soon be caught and punished for our mistakes. See allergic fungal sinusitis
SkeletonRepresents our spiritual infrastructure of belief systems

See bones, broken bones, skull, spinal column, vertebra

Issues that can arise

Arthritis, bone cancer, osteoporosis, Paget's disease
Skin disorders

Issues that can arise

Acne
Angioedema

Barber's itch

Blisters

Boils and carbuncles

Cancer (melanoma)

Cellulite

Chilblains

Dermatitis
Dry skin

Folliculitis

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hives
Hyperpigmentation

Hypopigmentation

Impetigo

Itching

Keratosis pilaris

Lipoma

Melasma

Moles

Morphea

Pilar cyst

Pityriasis rosea

Rash

Ringworm

Rosacea

Scars

Scleroderma

Seborrheic dermatitis
Stretch marks
Tags

Vitiligo

Warts

Wrinkles
Represents self-protection

Issues that can arise

Acne
Too much friction in our emotional environment and not knowing what to do about it. Chronic feelings of embarrassment, guilt, perfectionism, shame

Angioedema
Keeping our true emotional reactions secret but fearing that everyone will somehow know. See embarrassment, birth abnormalities

Barber's itch
Irritation with an authority figure, distrust

Blisters
Fear that our true desire will be denied

Boils and carbuncles
Too much friction in our emotional environment, and blaming others for it (victim), or feeling responsible for it (martyr)

Cancer (melanoma)
Covering self in a shroud of negativity, can be self-hatred or self-righteousness. Look to the affected area of the body for understanding

Cellulite
Unresolved issues around our relationships with authority figures and their seeming unwillingness to live up to the standards and expectations they place on us. Authority figures are just like everyone else, with strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures; placing them on a pedestal can lead to futile anger and disappointment, and to feeling like a victim

Note: While it can be unsightly, cellulite seldom requires medical treatment

Chilblains
Wishing to live in a different environment but seeing no way to get there, and feeling impatient and frustrated. See affected body part (face, fingers, toes), lupus, Raynaud's disease

Dermatitis
Chronic pattern of responding to life's challenges (large or small) with impatience or intolerance
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    Flaring antagonism but believing that a fight would be pointless, unwinnable. Thinking and feeling like a victim
    • Dishidrosis
      Belief that life is a never-ending war filled with constant battles and no periods of peace or rest in between
  • Perinasal dermatitis
    Scornful attitude toward our authority figures at home or in the workplace
  • Periocular dermatitis
    Holding onto negative thoughts about experiences that we feel could have been handled better - constantly replaying them and constantly feeling irritated and frustrated that the past cannot be changed
  • Perioral dermatitis
    Belief that our words will be judged, criticised and condemned by others, so withholding communication out of spite but also to protect self
  • Poison ivy
    Rash occurs within two or three days after having interfered (even with the best of intentions) where we ought not. Recognition of the impact of our actions can reduce symptom severity

Dry skin
Craving meaningful spiritual experiences

Folliculitis
Unable or unwilling to express our thoughts and feelings about the true cause of our misery and suffering. See barber’s itch, boils and carbuncles, infection

Hidradenitis suppurativa
Too much friction at home or work and hiding our feelings about it. Chronic feelings of embarrassment, guilt, shame, perfectionism

Hives (urticaria)
Fear that our normal reactions to everyday life experiences will be criticised by an authority figure. See allergens and:

Hyperpigmentation
Wanting to cover up flaws, or wanting to hide from our true identity

Hypopigmentation
Wanting to disappear into the woodwork, or belief that we will never be important or well-known. See vitiligo

Impetigo
Observing our loved ones and authority figures treating others cruelly / unkindly and fearing that it is only a matter of time until they treat us the same way

Itching
See signals. If on the:

Keratosis pilaris
Trying to protect self from the onslaught of our family's emotional turmoil, fearing that it will eventually explode and consume all that is good in life

Lipoma
Physical manifestation of thought patterns that say it is not ok for me to live joyously. See cysts, lumps and bumps, legacy guilt, and check out the affected body part for more information

Melasma
Fear that our deepest, darkest secrets will be revealed

Moles
Withholding communication. Wanting everyone to read our mind so we will not have to say anything negative, ever

Morphea
Feeling attacked by the people and things that help and support everyone else. See help-rejecting complainer, victim

Pilar cyst
Nurturing worrisome or troublesome issues in our thoughts, rather than actually doing something about them

Pityriasis rosea
Wishing to be pitied for all the pain we have experienced; wanting to cover self in a protective blanket to prevent against further hurt

Rash
Unable or unwilling to express our emotions yet wanting others to know that we have strong feelings about what is happening
  • Allergic reaction
    Adverse reaction to the intervention that was supposed to help the problem, so that the problem is solved but a new one is created - a vicious cycle that one feels powerless to change. The solution? Find the root cause of the original issue and resolve it, thereby removing the need for the intervention

Ringworm
Represents negative ideas that creep in and take hold
  • Jock itch
    Placing excessive stress on self to perform well in spite of conditions beyond our control
  • Of the body
    Feeling that we were an unsuspecting target of someone we thought was an ally
  • Of the scalp
    Unable or unwilling to acknowledge that we have the same issue(s) as someone close to us

Rosacea
Chronic need to control others and feeling fully justified in doing so, yet knowing it is wrong, or feeling that we have been harshly judged, or belief that we will be publicly ridiculed or humiliated. See face, self-esteem, shame

Rhinophyma
Fear that everyone is thinking we must be stupid if we think we have any value

Scars
Result from acne or traumatic skin injuries. Is full healing possible? A concerted and consistent effort to resolve the spiritual issues that caused them would be needed. See Section 2

Scleroderma
An emotional onslaught from a trusted and therefore unexpected source creates a desire to shrink away or become invisible, in the hope of avoiding future such assaults

Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Cradle cap
    Results from the parent(s) - or the child - wanting the baby to remain in babyhood. The child - or the parent(s) - may seem to be very needy of attention
  • Dandruff
    Chronic worry that someone in a position of power will judge, criticise and condemn our work
  • Ears
    Habitual griping in our thoughts due to feeling helpless against life’s many annoyances. Changing our attitude is the key to reducing and removing the condition. See self-condemnation
  • Psoriasis
    Exaggerated wound-healing. Over-reacting to a perceived threat. Read more

Stretch marks
Visible proof of certain life-changing experiences. If due to:

Tags
Criticism, self-condemnation over every little thing

Vitiligo
Fear of losing, or of never finding, our identity and role in life. Look to affected area for the specific message

Warts
Belief that we are unworthy. If on the:
  • Feet (also known as plantar wart or Verruca)
    Walking our path in a cold, heartless way and blaming someone for making us be that way. See HPV
  • Genitals
    Belief that sex is shameful, or that our sexual history is shameful and therefore punishment is required
  • Hands
    Fear that our work is bad or useless and/or unappreciated

Wrinkles
Represent our thoughts and attitudes about our life, resulting from repeating the same responses to the same types of life experiences
Skull

Issues that can arise

Chiari malformation

Fracture

Paget's disease
Represents our ability to protect our sense of self

Issues that can arise

Chiari malformation
Karmic condition resulting from extreme regret over a traumatic end to a prior life. See birth abnormalities

Fracture
A recent emotionally traumatic event has created the need to reassess our life, including relationships, career, hobbies, education - in short, everything

Paget's disease
Deep regret for not having done more in our life and wishing to go back and do it over
Sleep

Issues that can arise

Sleep apnea

Bedwetting

Insomnia
Klein-Levin Syndrome

Narcolepsy

Night terrors

Sleep-walking

Snoring
Represents self-acceptance

Issues that can arise

Sleep apnea
Needing everyone's approval and so feeling indispensable (martyr, victim). Always running, never feeling that we have enough time. Can be an extremely smothering, self-absorbed, self-important or self-serving attitude

Bedwetting
Chronic fear that an authority figure will hold us responsible for all that is wrong or has ever gone wrong. See fear of retribution

Insomnia
Trying to avoid thinking about something, trying to remember everything or trying to figure out how to win back someone's approval (anxiety, fear, worry). Do the How to stop worrying exercise

Klein-Levin syndrome
Wanting to escape into a fairy tale (abandonment)

Narcolepsy
Living in a state of hypervigilance and a nearly constant need to receive assurance from an authority figure that everything is ok. Chronic need for loving or sympathetic attention, along with an inability or unwillingness to give it to others. May occur with any/all of the following symptoms:

Night terrors
Afraid, unable or unwilling to express what is really wrong; insecurity. May result from having met with a traumatic end to a prior life. See prior incarnation trauma

Sleep-walking
Trying to run away (abandonment or avoidance)

Snoring
Repressed or suppressed strong emotions. Feeling like a victim, tendency toward passive/aggressive behaviour
Sleep positions
Climbing a ladder

Lying on back or lying on front

Natal

Side

Side with crossed ankles and arms
We tend to have a favourite sleeping position and, since we need to sleep in one position or another, it is not that there is a problem with any of the sleeping positions. Rather, if we suddenly feel the need to change from our normal position, that need may have been triggered by a recent significant event. It is the event that needs to be identified and our feelings about it acknowledged and resolved. These position descriptions may help with that identification:

Climbing a ladder
Trying to escape reality or always trying to improve self (never feeling quite good enough)

Lying on Back or Lying on Front
Represents trust issues

Natal
Feeling comfortable or needing to be comforted

Side
Avoiding looking at someone or something or unable/unwilling to change a point of view

Side with crossed ankles and arms
Fear that we are in danger or wanting to be left alone
Speech

Issues that can arise

Babbling

Baby talk (in adults)

Close talker

Delayed speech

Falsetto

Fast talker

Hoarse

Laryngitis

Lisp

Loud talker

Mumbling

Nasal

Sibilance

Silent treatment

Slow talker

Smooth talker

Soft talker

Stilted

Stuttering

Tongue-tie

Tourette syndrome

Up-talking

Vocal chord polyps

Whining

Whispering
Physical expression of our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires. Some of the speech patterns below can be annoying, but since we seldom hear what we ourselves are saying, or how we are saying it, we may not realize how our speech is self-sabotaging. Visit WikiHow and practice speaking well

Notes
(1) These descriptions do not apply to those who have sustained, or are recovering from, traumatic injuries
(2) Although not a disorder as such, if one emigrates to a land where a different language is spoken and fails to learn that new language, co-dependent relationships can result


Issues that can arise

Babbling
Deep need to be in the limelight. Chronic fear that if given the opportunity, someone else might say what we are trying to avoid hearing (guilt, shame). Chatter can be used as a defense against a perceived challenge. Can be a need to gossip. Unable or unwilling to express emotions. Can be a lack of concern or interest in others. See arrogance, narcissism, self-importance

Baby talk in adults
Wanting to avoid being taken seriously or held to a high standard. Can be used as an excuse to under-perform. Trying to stay in childhood. Form of control and manipulation

Close talker
Sharing special information or secrets to make others feel that they are our only trusted confidant, and that we have a special bond. The recipient then feels, possibly mistakenly, that they have a trusted friend who would never cause harm. Can be the foundation of unhealthy relationships. Trying to be in control. See whispering

Delayed speech in children
Can be an early warning sign of co-dependent relationship(s) within a family

Falsetto
Although not a disorder as such, speaking in a high, seemingly happy tone of voice can belie a deep level of emotional pain or discomfort. Martyrs often use this tone of voice. See blame, guilt trips, victim

Fast talker
Guilt, shame. Wanting to hide. Fear of retribution

Hoarse
Reining in one's voice (can lead to more serious conditions like strep throat, bronchitis, etc.). Wanting to withhold communication about something important for fear of what might happen if the truth were told

Laryngitis
Withholding communication as a punishment either to self or another. See cold shoulder, revenge, spite

Lisp
Trying to sound non-threatening. Wanting to remain in childhood

Loud talker
“LISTEN TO ME, LOOK AT ME!"

Mumbling
Strong desire to either receive special attention or divert attention from the matter at hand

Nasal
"Please don't pick on me". Lots of sob stories (blame, victim), even if not spoken aloud. May also indicate a self-righteous attitude

Sibilance
“Please don’t be mean to me” or "Please don't hold me accountable" attitude

Silent treatment
Withholding communication as a punishment. Childish, manipulative behaviour designed to punish, hurt or infuriate someone who has offended us. See blame, cold shoulder, guilt trips

Slow talker
Strong desire to hold the attention of our audience so as to control the content or direction of a conversation. Can be a way to anger the listener. Can come from low self-esteem or self-importance, or an inability to think clearly. See chronic confusion

Smooth talker
Pretending to be in control of everything yet fearing being found out to be a fraud

Soft talker
Trying to come across as non-threatening, or a maneuver designed to force our audience into silent submission

Stilted
Deep need to be seen as being wiser than everyone else, purposely using unfamiliar words when speaking, being overly moral, considerate, polite and/or respectful, and therefore being entitled to special treatment

Stuttering
Guilt, shame, self-condemnation

Tongue-tie
The child comes in to the family to illustrate the physical effect of a strong family pattern of withholding communication as a punishment to those with whom the family members are displeased

Tourette syndrome
Desperate need to divert attention from someone or something. Shame, embarrassment

Up-talking
Can come from a desire to appear cheerful, positive and non-threatening (martyr). This behaviour can make our audience believe they are being given a chance to join the conversation, but since no answers are really wanted, it seldom happens. It can manipulate the listener into giving her or his approval after every sentence

Vocal cord polyps
Pattern of condemning self for getting carried away with the emotions of a situation and saying too much, too loudly

Whining
Childish way to let others know that we are unhappy about something. Designed to get them to pity us and do whatever is needed to make the situation better - so we will not have to do it ourselves. See manipulation

Whispering
Wanting to make someone think that they are a confidante, an ally. See close talker, soft talker
Spinal column

Issues that can arise

Arthritis

Baastrup syndrome

Degenerative disc disease

Dislocation

Herniated disc

Scoliosis

Spina bifida

Spinal cord injury

Spinal stenosis

Subluxation

Vertebrae
Represents our spiritual infrastructure of belief systems

The brain is the first place in the human body to react physically to our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. From there, signals are sent to the nerves in the spinal column and from there, to the area of the body that is affected by our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. Vertebral damage occurs when a specific spiritual tolerance threshold has been breached. See back, bones, skeleton, vertebrae

Issues that can arise

Arthritis
Fundamental belief that is based in untruth and illogic (and of course that means that everybody else's belief is wrong, wrong, wrong)

Baastrup syndrome (Kissing spine syndrome)
Trying too hard and afraid to stop trying, for fear of something terrible happening. See affected lumbar vertebrae, self-esteem

Degenerative disc disease
Gradual or sudden loss of ability to handle traumatic events. Each new difficult experience creates more and more pain and confirms our belief that life will never get better. See affected vertebrae

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability or faith that we are doing what is right for us. See affected vertebrae

Herniated disc (or slipped, or ruptured)
Extreme difficulty in accepting compassion or mercy from others due to our burden of guilt. See martyr, victim, affected vertebrae

Change the pattern
Do the guilt-buster and self-esteem exercises

Scoliosis
Fear of the next attack from a loved one and wanting to avoid it, yet not wanting the loved one to know that we are afraid of them and their power

Spina bifida
Karmic situation in which the affected person either experienced brutal physical harm at the hands of a loved one and was unable or unwilling to forgive, or caused a family member to experience same. See birth abnormalities

Spinal cord injury
See affected vertebrae, belief systems, What is karma?, Why do we get sick / suffer injuries / have accidents?

Spinal stenosis
Impaired ability to feel compassion and a lack of desire to seek understanding about the reasons for it. See arthritis

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance. See affected vertebrae

Vertebrae
See individual vertebrae
Spleen

Issues that can arise

Bruised

Enlarged

Ruptured
Represents our ability to contend with, or fight off, spiritual threats

Issues that can arise

Bruised

See bruises, trauma

Enlarged
Feeling more and more threatened within a certain relationship. See contributing factors: anemia, cirrhosis, leukemia, lymphoma, infection

Ruptured
Unable to withstand the spiritual pain of a recent event. See victim
Stage frightParalysing condition arising from fear of failure or success, fear of looking stupid,, lack of confidence in the message to be given . See anxiety

Physical effects
Dry mouth (chronic or occasional), nausea,, sweaty palms, tunnel vision

Change the pattern
Spiritually
Meditate to find and resolve the underlying cause of the fear

Physically
Prepare for your presentation by practicing as many times as needed to gain confidence in the message. Join a public speaking group or visit Wikihow to hone presentation skills
Stomach

Issues that can arise

Peptic ulcer

Polyps
Represents our ability to use the spiritual food that we feed ourselves to nurture and sustain us

See digestion, eating disorders

Issues that can arise

Peptic ulcer
Allowing negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions to eat away at, and destroy, self. See grief, spite

Polyps
Trying to hold onto every little bit of affection and/or kindness we receive due to fear that they will eventually figure out that we are not really worthy of receiving it
Suicide ideationOften thought to arise only from grief or desperation, suicide ideation can also be a form of abandonment or an act of sacrifice. Suicide ideation can arise if:
  • One's partner in a co-dependent relationship breaks free (either through choice or by passing away). The survivor really cannot see that life is possible without the partner and feels bereft of hope
  • One recognizes having made a mistake that she or he feels is unforgivable, or the damage of which will be impossible to repair (see depression)
  • One suffers a devastating loss or experiences profound trauma and feels recovery to an adequate level of functioning is not possible

Suicide-related communication can be a form of control or spite and manipulation.

There are many forms of potentially lethal self-harm, but they all have one thing in common: the individual loses any opportunity to change her or his life experience if the self-inflicted harm results in death. Non-fatal self-harm may result in physical or mental challenges requiring incredible effort to overcome, and the opportunity for profound spiritual advancement then exists.

Source sees the universal truth of all of the circumstances that helped to create the suicide ideation for the individual, and it is Source who decides when it is time for an individual to come Home. The individual is never judged, criticised or condemned but is simply loved, unconditionally

External resource
List of suicide crisis lines
Teeth
Individual teeth
Issues that can arise

Abscess - Periapical

Abscess - Periodontal

Broken

Cavities

Chipped

Crooked

Cross bite

Crowded

Dry socket

Gaps

Grinding

Hyperdontia

Hypodontia

Impacted

Missing or removed

Open bite

Overbite

Pain

Peg laterals

Pericoronitis

Root canal

Sensitive

Sucking

Sweet tooth

Two rows of teeth

Underbite

Wisdom tooth problems

Yellowed
Represent our ability/inability to process life's experiences and to tolerate information that goes against our beliefs or desires

See gums, lips, mouth, tongue

Figure 21: The individual teeth

Figure 21: The individual teeth

The table below shows the spiritual component of problems for each tooth in the adult human mouth, numbered 1 through 32, starting with 1 on the upper right and ending with 32 on the bottom right - counting counter-clockwise.

Table 05: The individual teeth and their spiritual aspect

Upper mouth, right to left

Tooth No.Tooth nameSpiritual aspectAge of tooth entry
01third molar (wisdom)Lack of encouragement to follow our heart19
02second molarFear of the unknown12
03first molarUnrecognized trauma6
04second premolar (bicuspid)Dreading change11
05first premolar (bicuspid)Feeling invisible and/or useless10
06cuspid (canine)Unexpressed negative thoughts 11
07lateral incisorBelief that only "I" have this particular problem8
08central incisor (front tooth)Self-loathing, blaming self for EVERYTHING7
09central incisor (front tooth)Belief that everybody hates me6
10lateral incisorBelief that only "I" have this particular problem8
11cuspid (canine)Unexpressed negative thoughts11
12first premolar (bicuspid)Feeling invisible and/or useless10
13second premolar (bicuspid)Dreading change11
14first molarUnrecognized trauma6
15second molarFear of the unknown12
16third molar (wisdom)Lack of encouragement to follow our heart19

Lower mouth (left to right)

Tooth No.Tooth nameSpiritual aspectAge of tooth entry
17third molar or wisdomHiding from self19
18second molarDistrusting self12
19first molarTrying to keep secrets6
20second premolar bicuspid Unable or unwilling to change self11
21first premolar bicuspidStuck in a cycle of pain and blame10
22cuspid canineHiding our true self from others11
23lateral incisorFeeling trapped8
24central incisor or front toothBelief that everybody hates me7
25central incisor or front toothSelf-loathing, blaming self for EVERYTHING6
26lateral incisorFeeling trapped8
27cuspid canineHiding our true self from others11
28first premolar bicuspidStuck in a cycle of pain and blame10
29second premolar bicuspid Unable or unwilling to change self11
30first molarTrying to keep secrets6
31second molarDistrusting self12
32third molar or wisdom toothHiding from self19

Issues that can arise

Abscess - Periapical
Unrecognized negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions over an injury eating away at our self-esteem

Abscess - Periodontal
Negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions over an injury and saying/doing nothing to stand up for self

Broken
Unable or unwilling to process information that goes against our beliefs or desires

Cavities
Holding in judgment, criticism, and condemnation, but still thinking and believing the thoughts. Withholding approval, low or unstable self-esteem, feeling unloved and unappreciated

Chipped
Fear that a secret weakness will be revealed for all to see

Crooked
Feeling responsible for anything that is wrong and embarrassed for not being able to fix it

Cross bite
Chronic need for excessive nurturing

Crowded
Feeling trapped and belief that this condition will never change

Dry socket
See affected individual tooth or teeth

Gaps
Feeling exposed, like there is nowhere to hide

Grinding (bruxism)
Angry, and just waiting for the next attack. See TMJ disorders

Hyperdontia
Overcompensating for a perceived weakness

Hypodontia
Feeling ill-prepared to live life successfully. Can result from a karmic situation

Impacted
Feeling hopeless that we will ever be free to be true to self

Missing or removed
Can show that a big change has happened or is about to happen. Can result from not dealing with our issue(s) in a positive way. For example, if we feel trapped in life and do nothing to change the situation, the likelihood of losing a tooth (or teeth) increases with each passing year, either through accident (breakage), gum disease or decay. Can also result from not caring for self enough to seek help when in pain and distress

Open bite
Lack of loving, nurturing guidance in childhood

Overbite
Convinced that everyone is right about us being no good. See shame

Pain
Unrecognized hurt feelings or hurtful thoughts

Peg laterals
Feeling unloved and unsupported

Pericoronitis
Feeling frustrated with always being treated like a silly child and not knowing what to do about it

Root canal (Cracked tooth syndrome)
Feeling that our integrity has been compromised (self-condemnation)

Sensitive
Tired of trying too hard. Firm belief that we will never win or succeed

Sucking
Worry and fear that our flaws will be found out

Sweet tooth
Craving peace and harmony

Two rows of teeth
Inner desire to remain in childhood yet craving independence

Underbite
Wanting to prove that everyone is wrong about us

Wisdom tooth problems
Judging, criticising and condemning self for not honouring our needs but fear of taking the time away from others to tend to self

Yellowed
Unless there is a contributing physical ailment, there is no spiritual component because this condition is not a disease. While they can be unsightly, yellowed teeth are painless. The physical factors that contribute, like smoking, eating dark foods that stain the teeth (like red wine, coffee, tea, chocolate etc.) could be consumed to excess which would hasten the yellowing, and the spiritual component of such overuse could be addiction or obsessive/compulsive behaviours. While the effects of aging cannot be helped (not yet, anyways), there are several, often free, methods of whitening/brightening teeth
Tendons

Issues that can arise

Rupture

Sprain

Strain

Tear

Tendinitis
Represent our ability to stand firm in the face of opposition

See affected area and cartilage, joints, ligaments, muscles

Issues that can arise

Rupture
Feeling unable to recover from a recent life lesson

Sprain
Regretting a recent choice and wishing a different option had been available

Strain
Trying too hard to foresee all possible outcomes so as to avoid mistakes

Tear
Wishing to undo a recent damaging error

Tendinitis
Feeling unable to regain self-esteem after a recent loss
Thighs

Issues that can arise

Broken femur
Represent support

Issues that can arise

Broken femur
Terror at the thought of having to support oneself
Throat

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Choking

Cough

Hoarse

Laryngitis

Sore throat

Strep throat

Tonsillitis

Vocal cord polyps
Represents communication

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Trying to swallow a false story, or trying to feed someone else a false story; living a lie. Feeling stifled. Chronic choking back of tears or words. Wanting someone to meet our unexpressed emotional needs

Choking
Signal that the thought that we just had was judgmental

Cough
If not due to illness, this is a signal to let us know that we are resisting saying words that need to be said, or that we just had a judgmental thought

Hoarse
Reining in our voice (can lead to more serious conditions like strep throat, bronchitis, etc.). Wanting to withhold communication about something important for fear of what might happen if truth were told

Laryngitis
Withholding communication to punish self or another. See revenge, spite, What is the cold shoulder?

Sore throat
Frustrated at being unable to express our thoughts or feelings. Wanting to be heard above everyone else

Strep throat
Stifling the truth for fear it may reflect poorly upon us and get us into big trouble

Tonsillitis
Always being told we are wrong (and maybe even ridiculous) and believing it, yet wishing it were not true. Feeling uninvited and unwelcome

Vocal cord polyps
Condemning self for always getting carried away with the emotions of a situation and saying too much, too loudly
Thyroid

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Hyperthyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Plummer's disease

Thyroiditis
Represents our ability to regulate our emotional state

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Failure to monitor our spoken words to filter out judgment, criticism or condemnation, believing it is ok to share hurtful information because we think it is truth and they need to hear it

Hyperthyroidism - Graves' disease
Feeling vulnerable (victim) and over-protecting self

Hypothyroidism - Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Feeling responsible for everything (self-condemnation). Can become arrogance

Plummer's disease - Goiter
Trying to win impossible battles, made impossible through our refusal to accept or acknowledge our responsibility

Thyroiditis
Feeling that our power has been lost and not knowing where to turn for help
Toes

Individual toes

Issues that can arise

Broken or bent

Bunions

Dislocation

Gout

Hammertoe

Ingrown toenail

Long

Short

Stubbed

Subluxation
Represent our thoughts about our past, present and future

See feet, toenails

Table 06: Individual toes
ToeSpiritual aspect
Big or greatStrong dislike of the direction that something important is taking
Second Condemning our or someone else's stupid choice for creating the current negative situation
Third Anger over one's inability to foresee the outcome of choices
Fourth Distress over a relationship knowing that it is futile to continue but still wanting it to work
Fifth or babyChildish reaction to a troubling situation
More than five toesSee description for adjacent toes

Issues that can arise

Broken or bent or injured
Sudden realization of a painful fact in a particular area. Habitually thinking, “Give me a break” (judgment, criticism, condemnation, victim). Time for a break with the old days or the old ways but unwilling to let go of the past. See affected toe

Bunions
Avoidance - of our true calling, of truth, of desire. Habitually holding anyone or anything else but self responsible for our problems and failures, yet always feeling responsible for everyone and everything. Aggravated by having to carry someone else’s load or feeling that one is carrying the whole load alone and feeling unappreciated
  • Tailor's Bunion
    Unwilling to do a certain task and expecting others to do it for us because after all, it is easy for them since they do not have our handicap, so they should not mind dropping whatever they are doing to help us

Chilblains
Wishing to live in a different environment but seeing no way to get there, and feeling impatient and frustrated. See affected body part (face, fingers, toes) for more detail, as well as lupus, Raynaud's disease

Dislocation
Lack of spiritual stability or faith that we are doing what is right for us. See affected toe

Gout
Denying our habitual anger with a parent or other authority figure

Hammertoe
Fear. Clenching. Living in dread. Feeling as if constantly walking on broken glass (can show that our life path is filled with pain and needs to be swept clean). See affected toe

Ingrown toenail
Feeling like we are always running late. Spite, revenge, blame. See affected toe

Long
Feeling unsupported and so feeling always responsible for everyone and everything (if I don't do it, it won't get done)

Short
Wanting to remain in the freedom of childhood where we never had to be responsible for anyone or anything

Stubbed
Pay attention to your thoughts! See affected toe

Subluxation
Not knowing which way to turn or where to look for guidance or assistance. See affected toe
Tongue

Issues that can arise

Black

Cancer

Enlarged

Geographic

Hairy

Gray

White
Represents our ability to communicate, and to nourish, nurture and sustain self

See gums, lips, mouth, teeth

Issues that can arise

Black
Wishing that we could say what we mean and mean what we say. Always.

Cancer
Obsessive/compulsive thoughts about how we communicate and connect with others. See human papillomavirus (HPV)

Enlarged or big
If from birth
Karmic condition requiring the soul to undergo certain experiences. See Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome, birth abnormalities, congenital hypothyroidism

If acquired
See amyloidosis, diabetes

Geographic
Chronic worry that something is wrong and unable or unwilling to be assured that everything is actually all right

Hairy
Chronic worry that one is not doing enough. Period.

Gray
See eczema, peptic ulcer

White
See oral thrush
Ulcers
Skin

Stomach (peptic)
Skin
Feeling persecuted (blame, victim). Not recognizing our own power

Stomach (peptic)
Allowing negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions to eat away at, and destroy, self. See grief, spite
Upper respiratory infections
Bronchitis

Common cold
Living in an emotionally cruel environment where no one offers comfort or support, and where no one speaks of the family secrets, creates a desperate need for sympathetic attention. This chronically unmet need for simple kindness can lead to addictions or even suicide ideation. See COPD, pneumonia, sinus problems, sore throat, strep throat, tonsillitis, zoonotic viruses

Bronchitis
Feeling forced into being the responsible one, and very angry about it. Feeling under-appreciated

Common cold
Can occur when we feel trapped into doing too much for others and our efforts are under-appreciated. Getting a cold seems like the only escape and the only way to get some much-needed rest
Urine

Issues that can arise

Frequent urination

Urinary tract infections (UTI)
Physical representation of our ability to cleanse and release that which is no longer needed spiritually

See bladder, kidneys

Issues that can arise

Frequent urination
Unable to relax and fully trust that all is well

Urinary tract infections (UTI)
Extreme displeasure with the way things are turning out, and feeling helpless to change any of it. Victim
Uterus

Issues that can arise

Cancer

Double

Endometriosis

Endometritis

Infection

Missing or underdeveloped

Prolapsed

Retroverted
Represents transition from spirit (creative urges) into physical form

Issues that can arise

Cancer
Obsessive/compulsive thoughts about our failure to create perfection (self-condemnation)

Double
Karmic condition resulting from a family line repeatedly nearing extinction due to famine, natural disasters or war, and barely surviving

Endometriosis
Needing to control every little thing. Overly dependent on our mate (co-dependent relationship). Can also be holding onto a core belief that is narrow-minded or out-dated. See infertility, miscarriage

Endometritis
Unrecognized anger toward self and our part in the reproductive process. See miscarriage

Infection
Self-hatred and/or contempt of others' intolerance of anything female

Missing or underdeveloped
If from birth
See birth abnormalities

If surgically removed

See the physical condition that created the necessity for removal

Prolapsed
Unable to release pain and anguish over our loss of position or status

Retroverted or tilted
  • Genetic
    Family pattern of treating its children as 'less than' or unworthy
  • Non-genetic
    Personal pattern of blaming our failure(s) either on other people or on experiences we believe are outside of our control
Vagina

Issues that can arise

Cysts
Double

Leukorrhea

Vaginitis
Represents transition

Issues that can arise

Cysts
Wanting to avoid or prevent intimacy, but feeling that our "No" is not a good enough reason, whereas a health issue should be legitimate. See cysts, lumps and bumps, belief systems, self-esteem

Double
Karmic situation resulting from a family line repeatedly nearing extinction due to famine, natural disasters or war, and barely surviving

Leukorrhea
Unrecognized or unresolved fears or regrets over being female
  • Inflammatory
    Regrets over our sexual activity. After delivering a baby, regrets over our behaviour during the birthing process, or the results thereof
  • Parasitic
    Wanting desperately to be as desirable as someone else seems to be
  • Physiologic
    Fear that being female will present certain dangers or will limit our life choices

Vaginitis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
    Allowing a specific negative belief to control us
  • Non-infectious vaginitis
    Belief that girls are dirty or bad and serve no useful purpose except reproduction
  • Trichomoniasis
    Feeling that we are not contributing to society, as if we are a parasite, and therefore require punishment. A recent life experience has awakened a recognition that we are not fulfilling our true life purpose but not knowing how to find out what it is
  • Vaginismus
    Unable or unwilling to trust
  • Yeast infections
    A new negative belief has just formed. Recognizing it, along with treating the physical disorder, can hasten healing. Frustration at never seeming to receive admiration, positive attention or recognition for our many (supposedly) selfless acts. See martyr
Vasovagal syncope (Fainting)Unable or unwilling to deal with the matter at hand

See dysautonomia

If due to:
Standing for long periods of time or Heat exposure
Unable or unwilling to look after our personal needs or feeling like a victim of an uncaring authority figure. See self-esteem

Seeing blood or Having blood drawn or Fear of bodily injury
Unable to accept that we exist in physical matter

Straining (as to have a bowel movement or with extreme coughing)
Trying too hard to rid self of a negative repetitive thought because we secretly believe it, but wanting to keep it for fear that not having it will weaken us
Vertebrae
Cervical

Thoracic

Lumbar

Sacral

Coccyx
Represent the foundation upon which our reactions to our life experiences rest

See back, broken bones, osteoporosis, skeleton, spinal column

Table 07: The vertebrae and their spiritual aspect

Cervical (neck)
C1   Holding onto beliefs that we know to be false; for example, believing that our caregivers are (or were) saintly, yet knowing that they were not
C2Avoiding communication
C3Stifling or smothering someone or something, or feeling stifled or smothered by someone or something
C4Feeling unsupported
C5Unable or unwilling to do that which needs to be done
C6Unable, or unwilling to try, to grasp an important concept
C7Trying to control everyone and everything
C8Unable or unwilling to meet commitments

Thoracic (upper back)
T1
Angry about life's obstacles and challenges
T2Unable or unwilling to be held responsible
T3Unable or unwilling to reach out for help or to help
T4Feeling betrayed
T5Feeling trapped
T6Feeling vulnerable
T7Feeling powerless
T8Feeling that there is not enough time for everything
T9Feeling unfulfilled
T10Feeling unloved and so seeking everyone's approval
T11Feeling unproductive or fearing becoming useless
T12Feeling bankrupt or fearing bankruptcy (of wallet or of spirit)

Lumbar (middle back)
L1  Fear of leaving someone or something behind
L2Unable or unwilling to live in the moment
L3Covering up traumatic experiences
L4Feeling or fearing that we are failing in