My friend Lily was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. After treatment, she’s OK and feeling fine. She found a lense on www.Squidoo.com that discusses spiritual meaning of different physical ailments. It’s the soul-body connection. Where was Lily’s cancer? Left breast.
I’ve shared about Lily and her boyfriend, and how she always feels that he doesn’t love her enough here, and according to this site, the left breast, above the heart, signifies “Feeling unloved, refusal to nourish oneself. Putting everyone else first.”
So what ails you? As Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote in The Scarlett Letter, “A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.”
So what’s ailing you? And what is your ailment? After I wrote my last post about “Face it, trace it, erase it,” my friend Ellen pointed out Dr. John Sarno’s book on the Mind-Body Perscrpion and the Mind-Body Connection about healing back pain. Are we holding things in? Refusing to be flexible in our hearts?
Cancer strikes people who feel loved, too, so I’m not entirely convinced tht all physical pains are linked to the soul. But what I like about this concept is that it gets you thinking. For example, on tumors, it is written, “Nursing old hurts and shocks. Building on remorse.” What is the solution? “Lovingly release the past and turn attention to this new day.”
That’s a perfect message for all of us for today. Let’s look at our ailments and figure out what spiritual message we might get from them.
What do you think? Hit Like if you think our sicknesses are soul-sicknesses and then convince me. Tell me if you disagree.
P.S> what I like about Squidoo is the honesty of the sharing. This is something about the signs and symptoms of the final moments on earth here: http://www.squidoo.com/death-signs-and-symptoms