The gift of disease

We have all often thought that when the disease “knocks on our door,” something catastrophic happens for us, our bodies, and those around us. The physical disorder we face is an opportunity to explore our emotional state, thoughts, and behavior more deeply to see how we can restore physical harmony and balance.

The body, through the disease, communicates with us. The body and physical illnesses reflect our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. They regularly send us messages, which, the more we ignore them, the more powerfully and often repeated.
Most diseases are caused by internal conflicts and generally negative emotions that we experience for intense and prolonged periods, such as anxiety, fear, anger, anger, nagging, guilt, sadness, selfishness, jealousy. Also, one may be exposed to a contagious disease or infected with a serious illness suffered by a parent or other relative (because one believes deeply in it and has grown up in the belief that this is inevitable or too likely). Besides, someone gets sick because they either experience something they find challenging to deal with the way they would like or do not allow themselves to relax and rest, in which case their body finds the “solution” to the disease. Still, an illness may act as a way to ask for love, care, attention, or get rid of the responsibilities that entrust us.

Diseases, physical dysfunctions, and symptoms are directly related to and interact with our emotional, mental, and psychological background.

If we do not recognize and treat our internal wounds, whatever treatment we follow will have a short-term effect on our body, and the disease will recur the next time we experience a charged or stressed period in our lives.

As adults, we have learned to imprison within ourselves fear, anger, and any negative emotion that overwhelms us, preventing them from expressing themselves and blocking their energy in our bodies; the persistence of this energy has detrimental consequences for our body. And the more emotions, needs, desires are suppressed and not expressed, and the more likely they are to find a way out eventually and manifest themselves in the form of physical or mental illness.

Therefore, we could regard the disease as a gift offered to us to get closer to our souls, recognizing what is happening to us and how we can fix it. Self-observation will help us become more conscious, listening to what is happening in our bodies, observing when physical symptoms appear, what has preceded our lives, how we reacted, what feelings we “drowned,” what needs have been left unsatisfied. In this way, we will be able to help our body heal itself, really and thoroughly.