How Unworthiness Shows Up Physically
Unworthiness is the seed experience that perpetuates the illusion that you are separate…
When not feeling good enough already exists on the inside, and life does something to poke at it, that corrosive, sinking feeling alerts attention that something is wrong (and you add to this feeling these two words: with me). Something is wrong with me, you think. The feeling grows inside, and, if left unchecked, eats away at everything good about life. If unworthiness remains over time, physical signs and symptoms arise as an emotion always finds a way to express itself. You can try to keep it away at an arm’s length, but unworthiness is still ambiguously there, and may show up as fatigue, congestion, sinusitis, a cold or flu, or asthma. The list goes on.
Unworthiness, in essence, is love in a state of confusion. Even if what you’re feeling is scary or challenging, push yourself to stay open. You are unwinding precognitive, even past life, beliefs about love. The mere act of reading, breathing and considering these concepts is, alone, healing.
Feelings of unworthiness, in it’s various forms, insidiously invite disease in and drive disease deep into our bodies. We carry feelings of unworthiness into life through birth, and we work to heal ourselves over a lifetime.
Unworthiness around issues of your body is related to the lungs. The lungs bring Spirit into physical form, and are the first system compromised when intuition is suppressed. The lungs take the initial physical brunt of separation from Universal Love.
When suppression affects the lungs, you feel separate from your body. You may feel as though your spirit hovers above your body. You may feel stuck in your head, a sensation identified particularly with negative thoughts about your body. These thoughts may be related to self-image or to the occasional strange sensation of being in a body.
There is more detail about how unworthiness affects the lungs in my book, Born to Heal.
Try this exercise from Born to Heal that helps you re-connect to your body, get grounded and re-build your self-worth…
Answer these questions:
- Do I feel safe in my body right now? Why or why not?
- Have I ever felt unsafe in my body? What part of me responds to a Yes? Does that trigger memories or feelings about specific people, places or times in my life?
- What does being grounded in my body feel like?
- Do I like feeling grounded or do I seek to flee? Why?
- What thoughts and feelings arise when I look at my naked body in the mirror?
- What is my running commentary about my physical self-image?
- Am I mostly positive or negative about how I look feel in my body?
- What is the origin of this view?
- How does my critical view of my body affect my relationships?
- Say aloud, “I love myself exactly the way I am.”
- Say aloud, “I love my body. It is a magnificent temple for my beautiful soul.”
- What subtle sensations and feelings arise in my body around the area of my lungs when I say that?
- What agreements did I make with myself about feeling safe or unsafe in my body when I was a young child or even in a previous lifetime?
If a question seems strange, just make up an answer or listen to the first thing that pops into your head, no matter how absurd it may seem. See if the response resonates. This exercise may trigger a deep awareness of negative feelings about your body. If so, my Heart Cleanse meditation album can help.
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