Have you ever been slicing and dicing when your finger got in the way? Have you ever given any thought to the fact your cut healed without your conscious involvement in any way other than to be aware it happened, keep it clean and perhaps apply a bandage? For this we can thank our body’s innate ability to heal itself or its Healing Intelligence. Our unconscious mind is responsible for all involuntary actions in our bodies and so much more.
4 healing intelligences
Consider the four areas your unconscious mind coordinates, with my finger cut as an example.
- What to heal. The body immediately starts to assess the damage and will automatically implement what is necessary for homeostasis to occur.
- How to heal. A cascade of reactions starting with coagulating the blood through to repair of the epidermis
- When to heal. My first warning sign I have been hurt is the sensation of pain. Upon feeling this pain I am made aware of the cut. However, I do not need to tell my body to heal. My body’s healing energy takes over and my healing begins.
- When to stop. Fortunately, even though my pain and discomfort are gone, and I am no longer aware of my cut, my body continues to heal until I no longer have any perception of where the injury occurred. Pain and any symptoms are undetectable when the body is healed.
The role of our unconscious
To realize how much of a role our unconscious plays in our healing, consider this statement.
“You can have anything you want in life, but you have to pay…attention. To the extent that you don’t pay attention, you pay with pain. Pain is your unconscious mind’s way of letting you know you have to pay attention.”(adapted from Teneo Sands Kumulae).
Consider the possibility that pain, dis-ease, phobias, and allergies are a “message” from your unconscious mind or your body to pay attention to what may be causing those symptoms on an emotional level due to emotional trauma, unhealthy thoughts or beliefs. An example from my own experience occurred after my father died. I realized I had developed a nagging cough. I proceeded to learn that in Chinese Medicine the lungs are associated with grief and the coughing was associated with my grief.
If you are willing to heal and release the events responsible for your “pain” using neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Qigong or any variety of energy modalities, you will have taken another step in living a healthier, more enjoyable life.
An excellent resource is Louise L Hay’s book titled, You Can Heal Your Life. Check it out!
Have you ever experienced a physical symptom that you traced to an emotional injury? How did you figure it out? How did you heal? I’d love to hear about it.