Ordinarily, we use many expressions and phrases to express ourselves. Often, they are unrelated to the actual symptom, yet we understand exactly what that sentence or phrase means. You will be amazed to know that most of these oft-used phrases have a relation to energy movements in the body. Here are some of the more famous ones:
“Responsibility weighs very heavily on his shoulders”: Why shoulders? Why not the hands or legs? Why shouldn’t we say “Responsibility weighs very heavily on his little toe”?
Answer: According to holistic therapists, when we take on too much responsibility, the aura just above the shoulders becomes discoloured: it darkens and becomes thick and heavy. As a result, it exerts a pressure on the shoulders due to which you feel the ‘weight’ on that part of your body. You may have noticed that those who feel the ‘weight of responsibility’ have drooping shoulders. Their shoulders will pain, and the pain will also travel to the neck. No amount of pain balms will help, because in essence, this pain has a psychosomatic cause.
Tip: When having a bath, vigorously rub the shoulder areas. You could use a rough cloth for this purpose. This action shakes the stagnant hardened energy in that area and will relieve not only the pain but also the ‘weight’.
“I can’t stomach this”: Why not “heart this”? Or “brain this”?
Answer: The solar plexus chakra is located near the navel and this chakra is the seat of our emotions. We habitually go to the loo to rid the body of its physical waste matter. However, we never think of discarding the millions of thoughts that bombard our mind every instant. Instead, we internalise them. In other words, we ‘stomach’ these thoughts and emotions, and as a result, they get stored in the solar plexus. They harden over a period of time, and then start to affect the nearby organs.
“He’s a pain in the neck”: Why not pain in the thigh? You would probably use this phrase to refer to a person with whom you just can’t communicate.
Answer: The throat chakra is the centre of communication and any malfunctioning of that chakra, will cause discomfort in the neck, shoulder, and even the arms. When you meet such a person, your inner brain programming causes this chakra to malfunction a bit thereby leading to this phrase.
“Lump in my throat”: This phrase also is related to the throat chakra.
Answer: A lump in the throat is caused when you are not able to communicate or express yourself – typically, you get a lump in the throat when you face an audience. Again, it is a classic case of throat chakra malfunction.
There are numerous such phrases that we use daily. On the surface, they may seem unrelated to the symptoms experienced, but as explained, they hold a deeper meaning. Fascinating, isn’t it?
(Excerpted from the book ‘Connect-Ticket – a collection of writings on Personal Energy Management’)