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Section 5 - Interpreting the physical signals (spiritual components of physical disorders)

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This section gives the possible spiritual component of some physical disorders
  • Not meant as a substitute for seeking medical attention
  • Better to find spiritual resolution for personal issues - in conjunction with medical treatment - to gain full and permanent healing
  • Physical causes are not explored here

We may see the conditions listed here, compare them to people we know and then think, “Oh, they have this condition but they don’t (for example) withhold forgiveness or criticize or blame or live in fear. They're nice - they're good people!" We refer here to negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions and since they are unseen/unheard, it is easy to think that they are unimportant or that other people just don’t have them. Everybody has them! It is our daily thoughts, attitudes and emotions that help to create our physical reality - for better or for worse. The possibilities listed below are just that - possibilities. The list is not exhaustive; nor does each possibility listed necessarily pertain to each condition. If you can't find something, ask the Universe your question during meditation or send your request to the author.

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Abdominal pain | Accident proneness | Acne | ADD / ADHD | Addiction |   Aggressive/passive behaviour | AIDS / HIV | Allergies | Alzheimer’s | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) | Anemia | Ankles | Anorexia | Appendicitis | Arthritis | Asthma | AstigmatismAthlete's foot                    

Babbling | Baby talk | Back  | Back pain | Bacterial vaginosis | Bad breath | Baker's Cyst | Baldness | Barber's itch | Bell's Palsy | Bi-polar disorder | Birth defects | Bladder | Blindness | Blindness due to Diabetes | BlisterBlood | Blood pressure | Body odour | Boils and carbuncles | Bones | Bow-legged | Bronchitis | Bruised eye | Bulging eyes | Bulimia | Bunions | Burns and fires | Burping | Bursitis

Cancer | Candida | Canker sores | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Cataracts | Cavities | Celiac Disease | Cerebral Palsy | Chapped Lips | Chickenpox | Chills or shivers | Cholesterol (high)Chronic confusion | Chronic fatigue syndrome | Cirrhosis | Close talker | Cold sores | Constipation | Corns and Calluses | Covering the mouth when communicating | Crooked teeth | Crohn's Disease | Crowded teeth | Cystic Fibrosis Cysts, lumps and bumps

Delayed speech
| Depression | Detached retina | Diabetes | Diarrhea | Digestion | Diphtheria | Diverticulitis | Dizziness

Ears | Eczema | ElbowsEndometriosis | Epilepsy and/or Seizure | Eyes

Face | Far-sighted | Fast Talker | Fast Walker | Feet and Toes | Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) | Fibromyalgia | Fingers | Fingernails | Fistula | Flat Feet | Flatulence | Flu | Food allergies | Foot Fungus | Fractures | Fungal infections

Gallbladder | Gall Stones | Gangrene (due to Diabetes) | Gastroenteritis | Glaucoma | Gluttony/Obesity | Golfer's elbow | GoosebumpsGoutGrinding teeth
 
Haglund’s Deformity | Hair | Hammertoe | Hand-foot-and-mouth disease | Hands and fingers | Handwriting | Hangnails | HeadachesHeart | Heartburn | Heel Spurs | Hemorrhoid | Hepatitis | Hernia | Herpes simplex virusHerpes zoster | Herpes zoster oticusHiccups | HipsHypertension |Hyperthyroidism (Grave's Disease)Hypochondria | Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis)

I don't feel like it syndrome | IBS | Impacted teeth | Indigestion | Influenza | Ingrown Toenail | Insomnia | Itching

JaundiceJoints
Kidneys | Kidney problems | Klein-Levin Syndrome | KneesKnee problems

Lactose Intolerance |
Laziness | Lips | Lisp | Liver | Loose bowel | Loud talker | LungsLupus | Lyme Disease
Macular degeneration | Me too syndrome | Measles | Memory | Menopause | Mental illness | Moles | Monthly cycle | Morton’s Neuroma | Multiple Sclerosis | MumblingMumpsMunchausen's Syndrome by Proxy |Muscles | Muscular Dystrophy

Nails | Narcissistic | Nausea and-or Vomiting | Near-sighted | NeckNecrosis | Night terrors | Nocebo Effect | Nose

Obesity/Overweight | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) | Osteonecrosis | Osteoporosis

Pain | Parkinson’s disease | Passive/aggressive disorder | Phlebitis  | Pigeon-toed | Pink eyePlummer's Disease (goiter) | Pneumonia | Polio | Porphyria (intermittent acute) | Post-nasal drip | Postpartum depression | Post-polio syndrome | Prader-Willi Syndrome | Presbyopia | Prostate | Pseudo Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy | Psoriasis

Radiation poisoning | Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) | Restless Legs Syndrome | Rheumatoid Arthritis | Rickets | Root canal | Rosacea

Sciatica | Self-mutilation | Sensitive teeth | Sepsis | Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) Shingles | Shoulders | Sinusitis | Skeleton | Skin | Sleep | Slow Talker | Slow Walker | Smooth talker | Snoring | Soft talker | Speech | Spinal columnStomach UlcerStrep throat | Stroke | Stuttering | Stye | Suicide

Tearing eye(s) | Teeth and Mouth | Tennis elbow | ThyroidTinnitus | TMJ Disorders | ToesToenails | Tonsillitis  | Torn rotator cuff | Tourette Syndrome |Trapped Abdominal Gas | Trichomoniasis | Tuberculosis (TB) | Twitching - eye | Twitching - muscle

Ulcers | Upper respiratory infections | Urinary tract infections (UTI)

Vaginitis | Varicose veins | Vertebrae | Viral hemorrhagic fevers

Walk (gait) | Warts  | Whooping cough | Wrists

Yawning | Yeast infection
Accident proneness Desire to prove to everyone that one is not as good as one might hope that people might think. Can be used as an excuse to under-perform. Means of bringing attention to the fact that one is in pain and distress and in dire need of sympathetic attention. Injuries often occur just before one's performance is to be judged or tested (fear of failure/success, fear of being shamed)
ADD / ADHD Too little or too much attention being given to the child. Neither extreme is beneficial to a child's healthy development
Addiction Can be the physical result of the spiritual desire to run away (abandonment) from the truth, from responsibilities, from life. Can be to a chemical substance like food, tobacco, drugs or alcohol, but can also be to a behaviour (see also obsessive/compulsive behaviours.) Since addictions begin as behaviours, they can be modified, and even, in certain cases, released completely. To bring about such dramatic change requires great strength, determination and commitment from the affected person, but change is possible. Of course, until the root cause of the need for the behaviour has been recognized and released, the likelihood of recurrence exists. Very often, the root cause is simply the belief that "God must hate me". Of course, that is impossible (see unconditional love). Excessive gambling can be caused by a chronic need to win (in an attempt to prove to oneself that "God loves me"). The spiritual symptoms of advanced addictions can be constant stories about how "everybody's done me wrong" (whether true or not), pathological lying, using guilt trips to manipulate others, arrogance
AIDS / HIV Many believe that AIDS/HIV is a punishment sent from God. It is not. See Unconditional Love. Can occur in the presence of utter despair or deep shame, or where there is a lack of self-respect. Can occur when one has been deprived of approval from one's caregivers and/or loved ones. Can occur when one is the victim of someone's selfish lack of regard for others. See also herpes, tuberculosis
Allergies An unspoken plea for help in dealing with an on-going traumatic situation. Allergic to:
Animals - Fear of things that one cannot control. Angry that everyone else gets to do whatever they want
Dust - Which person or what behaviour is the never-ending source of irritation in the family?
Environment - The physical manifestation of fear of contamination
Food - The physical result of an unresolved traumatic situation that one fears is bound to happen again
Insects and/or their stings or bites - Fear of things that one cannot control, chronic fear of being an unsuspecting dupe
Lactose intolerance - Unresolved maternal issues (anger, grief). A deep desire to receive attention that one knows to be excessive. Angry with someone who over-nurtures. Can be a physical manifestation of an atmosphere of intolerance of females
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Denying one's obsessive/compulsive need to be in control or at the centre of everyone's attention, sometimes to divert attention from a painful situation. The stronger the denial, the worse the effects of the disease
Anemia Giving up. Feeling powerless and angry that everyone else seems to have so much power. See blame, victim
Ankles Represent self-assurance or lack thereof
Arthritis - Chronic self-doubt
Breaks - Afraid that one has made the wrong choice
Fat or swollen - Overcompensating for a perceived weakness
Sprains - Trying to force self into making an important decision
Strains - Can't decide on the best course of action
Weak - Fear of having to be independent; lack of trust in self
Appendicitis Living with constant criticism whether from self or another. Trying to digest an idea that one knows to be false
Arthritis Arthritis often develops after a joint has been injured, but if the root cause of one's spiritual injuries can be understood and if anger and blame over them can be released, arthritis will not form
Ankles - Chronic self-doubt
Feet - Emotional pain from past experiences that has not yet been released (habitual lack of forgiveness for self and others). Every new emotional injury adds to the buildup
Gout - Unrecognized old fury toward a parent or other authority figure
Hands - Placing excessive importance on what others are doing wrong (judgment, criticism, condemnation). Lots of finger-pointing. Fear that all that needs to be done will not get done in time
Hips - Inability to move forward for fear of leaving someone or something behind. Can be inability or unwillingness to release an out-dated belief system. Can be a fear of being left behind (abandonment) or becoming useless
Knees - Distrust in one’s ability to recover from defeat or loss. Habitually living in “victim mode”, always fearing the next offense. See also knee problems, fear of invasion
Rheumatoid - Inability to accept that one is ok. Belief that one is bad because after all, that is what one has been raised to believe. Feeling unworthy. Chronic griping about everything that everybody else is doing, saying and/or thinking in the hope that people will see our goodness. Anger, guilt, shame, victim
Shoulders - Belief that one is indispensable, or belief that one is carrying a heavier load than everyone else (see also bunions, bronchitis)
Spine (Ankylosing spondylitis) - Fundamental belief system that is based in untruth and illogic (and of course that means that everybody else's belief system is wrong, wrong, wrong)
Asthma Stifling emotional environment. Habitually responding to the unknown with confusion, agitation, anxiety, fear, panic, distrust. Can be a means of controlling a tense situation
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) Impatient, always in a hurry to be somewhere else
Back Represents whether we feel supported or not
Back pain Represents whether we feel supported or not (see also Sciatica, Skeleton)
Upper - Fear of invasion or of what the future holds, distrust
Middle - Inability to solve a current problem, feeling like a victim, distress
Lower - Fear of abandonment, chronic avoidance of dealing with painful issues. Living a lie
Bad breath (halitosis) Hiding the truth that one believes to be ugly and wishes were untrue but thinking it doesn't matter what we believe because no one can read our mind, right?
Bell's Palsy Holding back tears. Inability/unwillingness to enjoy life; spite. Inability/unwillingness to verbally express sorrow and/or distress. Looking for a way out; fear of being caught and held responsible. Not wanting to hear; denial
Birth defects (including genetic disorders) Reflection of spiritual imbalances within the parental/family relationship
Bladder Represents patience/impatience
Bladder problems - Lack of patience
Infection - Avoidance, self-hatred
Inflammation - Anger (pissed off) and unwillingness to express it because "they" should already know
Prolapsed - Fear of becoming useless or redundant. Fear of being left behind.  See also urinary tract infections
Blister Fear that one's weakness will be discovered
Blood Represents transmission of thoughts, attitudes, belief systems, desires throughout the body
Blood problems - See anemia, bleeding nose, cancer
Blood pressure Represents temperament and/or self-control
High - Constant anger and frustration, whether voiced aloud or not. See anger, stroke
Low - Giving up on life. See anemia, thyroid
Body odour Excessive body odour can be a form of silent rebellion. Can begin as an act of spite. Withholding approval; lack of respect for self and others
Bronchitis Feeling forced into being the responsible one, and very angry about it
Burns and fires Anger, guilt, self-punishment, wanting sympathetic attention and recognition
Bursitis Represents inflexibility
Elbow - Complaining that others aren't doing enough but unwilling to do one's fair share
Hip - Anger and distress about the constant changes that life brings
Knee - Angry about feeling unprotected
Shoulder - Unvented explosive anger and resentment
Cancer Represents obsessive/compulsive thoughts about a particular subject
Bladder - Obsessed with the injustices one has suffered (lack of forgiveness). Unwilling to take responsibility for oneself, yet feeling forced into accepting it)
Blood - Belief that the Universe is out to get me (in children - can be a reflection of parent's belief systems)
Bone - Belief system that is not based in Universal Truth (in children - can be a reflection of parent(s)’ belief systems)
Brain - Firm belief in one’s own badness (self-condemnation)
Breast - Unresolved emotional injuries. Taking on a persona that one feels has been thrust upon them by others. Belief that how one treats self and others is nurturing, when it is not. Nursing grudges (resentment). Feeling unloved or unlovable. Needing to mother or be mothered. Living with the constant threat of someone's emotional abuse, feeling responsible for it when it happens, and feeling unable to stand up for oneself. Appreciating oneself for saying, "No" to an abuser, yet still wanting the abuser to somehow magically change into a good person (control). Longing to be loved, accepted and appreciated (craving everyone's attention)
Cervix - Obsessive thoughts about the child (or children) that one could have/should have or shouldn't have birthed
Kidney - Processing one’s life experiences with a chronic “poor me” attitude (victim)
Liver - Processing one’s life experiences with an “everybody else is an idiot and has caused all my problems" attitude (blame), or "I'm an idiot and everybody else is better than me" (self-condemnation). Deep-seated, long-standing anger and feeling fully justified in holding onto it. Feeling abandoned. See also liver diseases
Lung - If the individual smokes, look for the real reason he/she started smoking. If the individual has never smoked, look for a “smothering” attitude (could be smothering the truth, could be smothering a loved one, could be being smothered by a loved one, etc.). Is the individual in a co-dependent relationship?
Lymphatic system - Inability/unwillingness to forgive (self or others). Extreme, chronic resentment that creates the need to inflict pain on others. Living in emotional turmoil. Victim - seemingly unable to protect oneself
Melanoma (skin) - Covering oneself in a shroud of negativity, often self-hatred. Look to the affected area of the body for understanding
Mouth - Chewing on poisonous words. Incorrect belief system(s) that negatively flavours all of life's experiences
Ovary - Unable/unwilling to let go of the life that could have / should have been with the child that one could have / should have had. Fearing that God has forsaken us or is punishing us by not giving us what we wanted. Deep-seated belief that there is something terribly wrong with us and whatever comes from us
Pancreas - Chronic need to control everyone and everything, and deep frustration with any imperfection. Always feeling second- or third-best
Prostate - Refusal to accept responsibility for the negativity in one’s life (blame, victim)
Sinus cavities - Belief that one has become obsolete (see also nose)
Stomach - Eating a spiritual diet filled with sickening thoughts about self, about others, about God, or about the world in which we live. Chronic distress about one's life experience
Throat - Trying to swallow a false story, or trying to feed someone else a false story; living a lie. Wanting someone else to meet one's unexpressed emotional needs. Feeling stifled. Chronic choking back of tears or words
Uterus - Obsessive thoughts about one’s failure to create perfection (self-condemnation)
Candida Using someone else's supposed condemnation of us as an excuse to behave poorly, or to under-perform, or to be vengeful, or to hate ourselves. Someone else's supposed condemnation of us can also trigger a bout of obsessive/compulsive behaviours, and can also cause us to binge on alcohol, food, drugs, shopping, etc. See also yeast infection
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doing a job that one would rather not be doing; and feeling unfulfilled, unappreciated and frustrated
Celiac Disease Inability to accept nurturing, yet believing that one is nurturing everyone else, or feeling compelled to nurture everyone else (control). Can also occur when one's job ends; for example, retirement, or when one's child leaves home. Feeling that one's life has no purpose
Cerebral Palsy Fear, fear, fear - in both mother and child. Can also be the result of unexpressed, unrecognized explosive anger in the mother
Chickenpox Wanting to be like everybody else
Chills or shivers
Positive - Correct understanding has been gained
Negative -
Avoidance, fear, worry
Cholesterol (high) Believing oneself to be the good guy who never acts out of malice (self-righteousness). Nothing is ever quite good enough (criticism). Nothing ever works out quite right (victim). Never receiving recognition from others for one's supposed sacrifices (martyr)
Chronic fatigue syndrome Feeling that there's no way to get out of commitments that one felt pressured into accepting because of a fear of saying, "No"
Crohn's Disease Over-reaction to a perceived threat. Always feeling like a victim and blaming anyone but self for any failure
Cystic Fibrosis Stifling, explosive spiritual environment in the home and wanting to put out the fire
Cysts, lumps and bumps Convinced that one is not worthy
Depression Complex disorder that has its basis in our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. It can seem as though the depressive state is constant, but it is often more like waves on the ocean, i.e., just as one is recovering from a bout, a new experience can trigger another episode. Depression can become almost a reflex - a knee-jerk reaction to a specific experience, for example: Making a mistake, whether anyone else knows about it or not, disappointing someone, someone saying "no" to us, or feeling that we may have lost someone's approval. Depression can often trigger other negative behaviours like withholding communication, or going on a drinking /eating /shopping binge. Until the root cause of the depression has been recognized and dealt with, the condition can only be managed. Futile, impotent anger, and guilt for feeling it. Belief that conditions will never get better (see also mental illness)
Diabetes Lack of faith or hope that the future can be good or belief that it will not be good. Chronic state of distress; habitual belief that something bad is about to happen. Giving up. In children, can occur after the family receives a devastating blow
Secondary effects of Diabetes
Blindness - Inability or unwillingness to see what needs to be seen
Gangrenous extremities - Chronic placing of self into “victim mode” as a way to control and manipulate others (see also pity party)
Kidney failure - Extremely difficult to please, chronic temper tantrums, whether voiced aloud or not. See criticism, perfectionism
Digestion Represents how we absorb and release spiritual life lessons
Anorexia - Desperate need to be in control; withholding food as a punishment (either to self or to someone else). Belief that self is not worthy (often because a loved one has stubbornly withheld their approval)
Bulimia - Cycle of self-approval, guilt and then punishment. Both anorexia and bulimia can become OCD behaviours
Burping - Fear of being forgotten, ignored or lost in the shuffle
Constipation (IBS) - Greed, trying to hold onto everything. Withholding approval (of self or another). Control, refusal to comply with authority figure(s). Denial. Stuck in the past - trying to hold onto it, yet wanting to change it. Withholding forgiveness. Can indicate that one is in a co-dependent relationship
Diarrhea (IBS) - Wanting to hurry into the future, yet afraid to let go of the past. Condemnation, distress, fear
Diverticulitis Blaming others for failing to prevent unpleasant experiences from happening and refusing to forgive them
Fistula - Feeling pressured into taking shortcuts
Flatulence - Feeling that one is always being overlooked and angry about it; self-importance. Trapped abdominal gas - see distress
Food allergies - Deep need to receive loving attention from a particular authority figure. Chronic fear that one is in imminent danger but not knowing what to do about it and believing that no one will come to help
Gastroenteritis - Belief that others are telling horrible stories about oneself and that everyone (including self) believes them to be truth, but wishing it weren't so. Infectious - Self-loathing that manifests in physical as craving to hear the worst about others (see gossip) to make oneself feel less "bad", and Non-infectious - Believing oneself to be the only "bad" person in the world
Gluttony/Obesity - Fear that one will not get what is rightfully his or hers. Greed. Guilt over the loss of a loved one, and trying to carry him or her along so as not to “abandon” them. Fear that one is unimportant and feeling invisible
Heartburn/Indigestion - Always angry about something. Strong dislike of what one is hearing / seeing / thinking / experiencing
Hemorrhoid - Trying to win the approval of an authority figure who stubbornly withholds it. Feeling pressured to hurry - not enough time. Pushing too hard/trying to force someone or something into doing what you want
Loose bowel - Belief that one has no credibility. Condemnation, victim
Diphtheria Feeling invisible, unimportant, uninvited and unwelcome
Dizziness (vertigo) (resulting either from labyrinthitis or vertigo) Desperate for love and approval but not knowing where to look for it. Worry, worry, worry. Trying to do everything (control). Trying to avoid seeing an uncomfortable truth, denial
Ears Represent how we interpret what we hear
Burning - Condemnation, embarrassment, shame
Deafness - Fear of abandonment. Fear of hearing what’s not being spoken. Wanting the noise to stop
Earache - Distress about one's spiritual environment (lots of arguing, finger-pointing (blame), and feeling hopeless that it will ever change
Fungus - Low self-esteem, shame, unshed tears over what's being heard or not heard
Labyrinthitis - Confusion about one's life purpose; feeling like one is just putting in time
Tinnitus - Buzzing or humming - The Universal Intelligence is trying to get your attention.  They are saying that it is time to start communicating with them in a meaningful way; that you have the capability to move forward spiritually but that work on self is needed. Refer to Sections 1 through 4 for information and instructions
Tinnitus - Ringing - Thinking one knows best and not wanting any disagreement about it. Irritation (anger)
Trapped water - Hurrying through a normally enjoyable task to meet someone else's needs
Wax build-up - Meeting everyone else's needs (abandoning self). Inability or unwillingness to speak out against unfair treatment
Elbows  Represent one's attitude toward duty
Broken
- Knowing it's time to change one's attitude toward one's mate or one's career but stubbornly holding onto the old ways
Golfer's elbow - Angry about all the stupid obstacles in one's path
Tennis elbow
Feeling forced into wasting one's time and energy in the wrong pursuit
Endometriosis Overly dependent on one's mate (co-dependent relationship). Can also be holding onto a core belief system that is narrow-minded or out-dated
Epilepsy and/or Seizure Feeling extremely vulnerable ("I want my mommy!"). Trying to "seize" someone's attention. Inability to cope with being told, "No". Anger, fear
Eyes Represent how we interpret what we see
Astigmatism - Unable to find something "valuable" on which to focus
Blindness - Feeling that one has been blind-sided by life. Deep fear of confronting a difficult or painful truth or a desire to hide the truth
Bruised - Displeasure with something one has seen about self (guilt)
Bulging - Living in an unrecognized state of shock. Greed, self-righteousness
Cataracts - Wanting to see the world not as it is, but as one wants it to be, or as one thinks it used to be
Detached retina - Fear that one has missed a very important message
Far-sighted - Focused more on others than self (avoidance, blame). Looking ahead rather than living in the moment
Glaucoma - Chronic self-righteousness. Martyr. Attitude of “I’ll show them”, yet feeling that no one is watching because no one really cares (abandonment). Unwilling to forgive. Prejudice, bigotry
Macular degeneration - Chronic fear that one might be perceived as a weak fool
Near-sighted - Focused more on self than others (self-importance). Living in the past
Pink eye - Seeing red; looking at the world through angry or sorrowful eyes
Presbyopia - Inflexibility. Is it time for a new outlook on life?
Puffy - Irritated with the view
Stye - Inability or unwillingness to release tears over one’s painful experiences (it’s ok to cry!)
Tearing - Negative - Holding back tears
Tearing - Positive - Feeling unconditional love
Twitching - Signal that something needs to be examined
Face Represents how we face life
How we see ourselves can manifest in the face. Facial abnormalities in children can be a reflection of spiritual difficulties within the family unit that are not being faced (see
avoidance)
Feet and Toes Represent how we feel about our life path
Arthritis - Unresolved emotional injuries
Athlete’s foot - Feeling like an unknowing, unsuspecting victim of someone’s lack of caring
Bunions - Avoidance - of one’s true calling, of truth, of desire, etc. Blame - Habitually holding anyone or anything else other than self responsible for one's problems and failures, yet always feeling responsible for everyone and everything. Aggravated by having to carry someone else’s load or feeling that one is carrying the whole load alone
Corns and Calluses - Craving approval from one and all, yet pretending not to need it, and withholding it from everyone
Drop foot
Fear that one is incapable of living independently
Flat - Inability to stand up for oneself. Hopeless that people will ever treat us with the respect we feel we deserve. Lack of joy in life
Fungus - Ugly thoughts, attitudes and/or emotions that are eating at you (shame, embarrassment, guilt, condemnation)
Haglund’s Deformity - What’s gnawing at you? Dissatisfaction with the path one is walking. Deep sorrow over a poor life choice and possibly blaming someone else for it
Hammertoe - Fear. Clenching. Living in dread. Feeling that one is walking on broken glass
Heels - Dry or cracked - Depriving self of enjoyment and blaming someone else for it
Heel Spurs - Feeling abandoned or unsupported by loved ones, and so feeling fully justified in being self-centred, self-absorbed and self-important
Ingrown Toenail - Feeling like you're always running late. Spite, revenge
Morton’s Neuroma - Habitually selling oneself short to gain someone's sympathy or to escape responsibilities, or habitually overstating one's abilities and/or accomplishments in order to gain someone's approval
Sore -
Walking one's path with unresolved spiritual issues
Toes - long - Feeling unsupported and so feeling always responsible for everyone and everything (if I don't do it, it won't get done)
Toes - short - Wanting to remain in the freedom of childhood where one never has to be responsible for anyone or anything
Warts - Walking one’s path in a cold, heartless way and blaming someone for making you be that way
Fibromyalgia "Leave me alone." Anxiety. Fear of the next attack. Feeling that one is the only one who really cares about anything. Unable to value the differences between people. See also arthritis, dizziness, irritable bowel syndrome, knee problems, martyr, perfectionism, victim
Fingers Represent how we feel about our life's work
Thumb - Represents how we feel about our ability to grasp what's going on.  If injured, 
fearing opposition or feeling opposed
Index (pointer) - Represents our tolerance (or lack thereof) of self and others. If injured, constant judgment, criticism and condemnation, whether directed toward self or another, whether voiced aloud or not
Middle - Represents how patience (or lack thereof) with self and others. If injured, easily offended, impatient
Ring - Represents how we feel about marriage (or being single), partnerships and friendships. If injured, can be unrecognized or unresolved issues with a partner or associate
Baby - Represents our comfort (or lack thereof) with our place in the family. If injured, living in a dream world and feeling it's being threatened. If bent, can indicate that there will be childish, whiny behaviour when one does not get what one wants or when one feels threatened
Arthritis - Placing excessive importance on what others are doing wrong (judgment, criticism, condemnation). Lots of finger-pointing. Fear that all that needs to be done will not get done in time
Bent - Can indicate that one has incorrect belief system(s) in a particular area (area depends on the particular affected finger)
Flu Flu symptoms often come when one is about to be tested and fears failure. The flu is often used as an excuse to cop out of commitments that one wishes had not been made (see avoidance). Just saying "no" can be a vaccine. Fear of being held responsible. Can result because of a deep need for some one-on-one attention or to receive the same special considerations as one's sick friends, or a desire to be looked after
H1N1 - Deep desire to be taken seriously, or deep desire to be pitied
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Fear that one's foundation and support will be ripped out from under him or her
Fungal infections Wanting to hide, and wanting to hide from, the (supposedly) shameful, dirty truth. It is very important to remember that while God does not ever judge, criticize or condemn us, he does allow us to experience the logical outcomes of our spiritual choices (see guilt, shamefree will)
Gallbladder Represents our ability to process (or digest) our thoughts, attitudes or emotions
Attack Strong dislike of a decision we made a short time, up to a day or two, before the attack ("What have I done?!"). We might justify the decision in different ways, but inside, we fear that others may think it was made for purely selfish reasons
Stones Obsessing about what others may think about us or our choices
Genital herpes See Herpes genital
Golfer's elbow Angry about all the stupid obstacles in one's path
Hair Represents our thoughts
Baldness (Alopecia) - Frustration with any imperfection. Worry, worry, worry
Dandruff
- Chronic worry that someone in a position of power is going to judge, criticize and condemn one's work
Dry - Feeling that one is at risk of imminent emotional, physical or verbal attack.  If breakage occurs, can be the result of anger that the perceived attack has not happened yet
Excessive hair growth - Trying to cover up a secret. Self-condemnation
Hiding behind one's hair - Maneuver designed to deny access to those who would dare to look or question
Self-inflicted removal (e.g., over-plucking eyebrows or excessive body hair removal) - Shock, trauma. Deep, unresolved emotional or spiritual pain. Guilt; shame; spite
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease Chronic unmet need for attention from a caregiver or authority figure
Hands and fingers (see also Nails) Represent how we feel about our work. If numb or tingling, can be our guide letting us know that we're being guided, for example, if we're doing some shopping and our hand starts tingling over a certain object - either BUY it or BYE it - that is to say, it's time to ask whether to buy it or not.  If problems with the hands or the fingers:
Back of the hand - Wanting to slap someone or fearing retribution
Palm - Unable or unwilling to give and take
Thumb - Always fearing opposition or always feeling opposed
Index finger - Constant judgment, criticism and condemnation, whether directed toward self or another, whether voiced aloud or not
Middle finger - Easily offended, impatient
Ring finger - Unrecognized or unresolved issues with a partner or associate
Baby finger - Living in a dream world and feeling it's being threatened. If crooked, can indicate that there will be childish, whiny behaviour when one does not get what one wants or when one feels threatened
Handwriting (if illegible) Wanting not to be understood or wanting to be misunderstood, keeping secrets
Headaches Distress; worry; confusion. Feeling trapped. Headaches are often used as an excuse to escape responsibilities, or to under-perform. See avoidance, fear of commitment
Heart Represents one's ability to sustain oneself
Heart problems “You’re breaking my heart” (guilt-trip; martyr). Many with heart problems are perceived to be heartless, or, at the other end of the spectrum, selfless. Avoiding dealing with one's own problems in favour of focusing on matters beyond one's control. Heart problems in children can be a reflection of spiritual/emotional difficulties within the family unit. Heart/lung disorders can manifest in one's physical home as drainage and/or heating/cooling system problems. Irregular heartbeat can show that one is unable or unwilling to follow a schedule or a routine
Phlebitis
- Fury over one’s inability to control everyone and everything.  Chronic refusal to simply let go and trust.  Crippling desire to make everyone else as miserable as oneself
Hernia - Trying too hard
Femoral - Feeling trapped and wanting to run away but unable to.  Victim
Hiatal - Living in an overly controlled environment; too much pressure to follow rules. Anger, repression, suppression
Incisional - Stubbornly hanging on to old wounds (resentment)
Inguinal - Self-condemnation, trying to win over a tough critic
Paresophageal - Forcing oneself into believing what one knows to be a horrific lie in order to maintain a relationship
Umbilical - Trying to force someone into a co-dependent relationship
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
HSV-1 (Cold sores and fever blisters) Inaccurate belief system about self, e.g., "I'm so bad" or "I'm so wonderful". Inability/unwillingness to accept that one is no better and no worse than anyone else - that one is just normal
HSV-2 (Genital herpes) Belief that sex is bad, or belief that God says that sex is bad, but feeling powerless to stop wanting to have it. Guilt, self-condemnation, shame. See also AIDS/HIV
Herpes zoster oticus (Ramsay Hunt syndrome) - Desire to hide away from the ugliness and negativity in others, and either denying or not realizing that it is within self
Herpes zoster - See shingles
Hiccups Trying to change the subject of conversation. Trying to avoid talking about something. Control
Hips Represent our comfort (or lack thereof) with letting go of the past
Broken - Anger that one is being forced to change. See victim
Hypertension Always waiting for something bad to happen. Anxiety, victim, worry
Hypochondria (see also Munchausen's) Compulsive need to receive focused attention from an authority figure. Wanting to steal attention from others (see also envy). Wanting to avoid responsibilities. Chronic need to be in crisis. Worry, worry, worry
Belief that one has a terminal disease - Obsessive thoughts that every twitch, itch, bump, lump or pain is a symptom of a deadly disorder. Belief that every warning about foods, substances, diseases, etc. applies to self. Belief that if one's associate(s) develop a disease, "it's only a matter of time until I get it too". See fear of death/dying, fear of invasion, fear of retribution (from God), worry
I don't feel like it syndrome Common excuse that prevents one from taking action. Can lead to one being nagged
Joints Represent our ease and comfort, or lack thereof, with change
Ankles  |  Elbows  |  Fingers  |  Hips  |  Knees  |  Neck  |  Shoulders  |  Toes  |  Wrists
Arthritic (aching) - See Arthritis
Cracking - Intentional - Feeling that one has no voice and is not worthy of receiving attention
Cracking - Unintentional - Not acting on one's desires or having unrecognized thoughts
Dislocation - Lack of spiritual stability
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - Fear that one must do everything oneself in order to prevent forming co-dependent relationships
Kidneys Represent our ability to know right from wrong
Kidney problems - Unable or unwilling to hear the truth or discern truth. Can come from having had dishonest caregiver(s) or authority figure(s). Always being treated like a child and so escaping responsibility
Knees  Represent our ability to cope with a sudden realization that things are not as one believed
Baker's Cyst  - Trying to protect self from a crippling blow to one's self-esteem
Knee problems Fear of being attacked from behind, or by an unknown, unseen enemy. Fear of becoming a victim and being brought to one's knees. Can also be arrogance and/or ego. See also arthritis, distrust, joints
Laziness Unwillingness to do what needs to be done. People who seem to do everything very, very slowly can easily be mistaken for being lazy [see passive/aggressive and/or aggressive/passive]). When used as a judgment against others, can indicate self-righteousness. See also procrastination
Lips Represent how we express ourselves without words
Chapped or burning - Burning to express negative thoughts, attitudes or emotions
Cold sores - See Herpes
Cracked - Unable/unwilling to allow others the dignity of making mistakes
Dry - Unable to satisfy one's hunger for something that one knows is better left untouched. Feeling deprived
Liver Represents our ability to process/express strong emotions
Liver diseases Anger, envy, jealousy, revenge
Cirrhosis - Stubborn refusal to see the good - in self, in others, in the world. "What's the point?"
Hepatitis - Tendency to blame anyone or anything but self for one's problems. Failure to accept responsibility for one's shortcomings. Extremely difficult to please (see criticism, perfectionism)
Jaundice - Bitter attitude toward life; nasty temperament; unkind
Lungs Represent freedom or lack thereof
Lupus Always waiting for the next attack (not of lupus). Anxiety, blame, self-condemnation, victim
Lying
Chronic - Making up stories in an attempt to hide or escape, or to appear benevolent. Can come from a lack of self-esteem
Pathological - Purposely weaving a web of lies around a kernel of truth so that one ALWAYS remains in control (see Pseudo Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy)
Lyme Disease  Fear that one will be punished by some unseen force (see fear of retribution)
Me too syndrome You know the pattern: You've just told your friend about your latest project. Your friend says, "Oh, I've been going to do that for a long time!" And they go on and on, telling you all about why they haven't done it yet or why it’s a stupid idea; asking no questions, showing no interest in what you’ve said. This is a common pattern in people who have a fear of being left out, or "one-upped". There might be some comfort in knowing that their words are meaningless; for if they really wanted to do what you're doing, they already would have. See also narcissism
Measles
German (Rubella) - Fear of the unknown, fear of invasion
Red (Rubeola) - Fear that nothing will ever improve
Memory
Alzheimer’s - Chronic self-deception. Habitual denial of having played any role in one’s own negative experiences; hence a chronic need to blame. Strong desire to make everyone believe that there have been no negative experiences in one’s life – that one has done everything just right (in other words, wanting to live in a fairy tale)
Forgetfulness - Forgetfulness is often used as an excuse for obsessive/compulsive checking and rechecking. This is not forgetfulness - it is a failure to concentrate 'in the moment'. Habitually using forgetfulness as an excuse can contribute to the onset of Alzheimer's. Can also be a means of bringing extra attention to oneself. Can be a way of saying, "You're not important enough for me to bother remembering anything about you." Can be used as a way to cover up one's mistakes or shortcomings
Remembering everything - Constantly recalling things (events, experiences, victories, losses, hurts, etc.) to be used in arguments to gain the upper hand (see "guilt trips"). Can also be used to give one a sense of superiority
Menopause Like the flu and the monthly cycle, this is often used as an excuse when one needs a rest and yet is unable or unwilling to speak up for self. It is also used as an excuse to under-perform or to be "bitchy". Those who have (or who say they have) severe problems with menopause often have a victim mentality. Pain or discomfort can often be reduced (or completely eliminated) by acknowledging one's ability to say "No"
Mental illness It is important to remember that, like behaviours, thought patterns can be modified
Bi-polar disorder - Seemingly never-ending cycle of self-approval and self-hatred - usually in direct response to someone else's words or actions that have been taken as a personal attack or reward. Shows an inability to accept oneself as just another soul in human form. Depressive phase: I give up. I'm useless and horrible and everybody hates me. I'm not perfect and you see it - I can't bear the shame. The spiritual cause of this sort of thinking can be the belief that "God must hate me". Manic phase - I can do anything and everything. The rules don't apply to me (arrogance). The spiritual cause of this sort of thinking can be the idea that "I don't care what God thinks"
Chronic confusion - Can be caused by believing the constant criticism from one's caregivers/loved ones. Too many people to please
Depression - Complex disorder that has its basis in our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. It can seem as though the depressive state is constant, but it is often more like waves on the ocean, i.e., just as one is recovering from a bout, a new experience can trigger another episode. Depression can become like a reflex - a knee-jerk reaction to a specific experience, for example: Making a mistake, whether anyone else knows about it or not, disappointing someone, someone saying "no" to us, or feeling that we may have lost someone's approval. Depression can often trigger other negative behaviours like withholding communication, or going on a drinking /eating /shopping binge, etc. Until the root cause of the depression has been recognized and dealt with, the condition can only be managed. Futile, impotent anger, and guilt for feeling it. Belief that things will never get better
Depression - postpartum - Fear of losing one's identity, fear that one might be overshadowed by the child. In the extreme form, can become Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy
Narcissistic - Belief that everyone is watching me, plotting against me, thinking about me... Everything that happens is about me. Belief that self is always correct and anyone who disagrees is a threat that must be destroyed. Failure to recognize that others also have thoughts and feelings, and that they might like the chance to express themselves (see self-important). Can come from too little or too much attention from one's caregivers in childhood. Can lead to feelings of isolation because nobody wants to be around someone who is unwilling to "share the spotlight". It's not enough that they win - everyone else has to lose!
Passive/aggressive disorder - Inability/unwillingness to stand up for self but resenting others' supposed lack of respect. Constant grumbling, griping and whining but unwilling to take responsibility for one's role in any negative situation (victim). Symptoms: withholding communication (see abandonment), extremely slow to act or react, to speak, to move, to offer assistance (see dawdling); chronic lateness (fear of commitment); chronic procrastination (avoidance), compulsive lying. Passive/aggressive disorder can manifest in physical as accident proneness, addictions, dental problems, headaches (or migraines), etc.
Aggressive/passive behaviour - Obnoxious behaviour designed to place self above others and to force them into submission, e.g., shouting orders, criticisms or guilt trips, throwing temper tantrums, using the threat of physical assault, etc. (aggressive phase). When the “victim” submits and becomes docile, the offender can then show mercy by showering the victim with affection, warmth and praise, giving gifts or rewards and generally being sweet and attentive (passive phase)…until the next time! The behaviour can result from growing up in an extremely controlled household or an environment with no boundaries. The offender will either be extremely aggressive or extremely passive - no balance is likely until one's inner child issues are resolved. The disorder can manifest in physical as addictions, high blood pressure, poor dental health (can result in nearly total tooth loss), laziness, hoarding, etc.
Monthly cycle Like the flu and menopause, this is often used as an excuse. The cycle is a guaranteed week or two every month when one can blame one's body instead of admitting that one has needs. It is also used as an excuse to under-perform or to be "bitchy". Those who have (or who say they have) painful cycles often have a victim mentality. The pain can often be reduced (or even eliminated) by simply not allowing self to use it as an excuse to escape responsibilities
Positive - Recognition of one's limitations. Can be the start of a new cycle, a new way of life, or a new opportunity
Negative - Fighting any change (suggested by others) every step of the way. Refusing to "go with the flow". Argumentative attitude
Multiple Sclerosis Deep need to be perfect – not to be a better person, but to make someone else see how hard one is trying to win that someone’s approval. Feeling overburdened and hopeless that the burden will ever be lifted, but unwilling to do anything to change it (see martyrdom)
Mumps Afraid of taking the next step, fear of failure
Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy Can affect anyone - male or female, adult or child. Complete failure to recognize that others have needs and feelings too. Martyr. Obsessive/compulsive need for sympathetic attention. Self-importance, jealousy. Can cause a spouse to kill one's pregnant mate
Pseudo Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy This condition often appears in pathological liars who make up lies about their loved ones, sometimes claiming that one of them has been hospitalized or has even died. Why? To play on people's gullibility and sympathy, in the hopes of being excused from their obligations and responsibilities. After all, they have to attend a FUNERAL! See lying
Muscle (see also Pain)
Cramp, charley horse - Signal that one is having or just had a negative thought, attitude or emotion. If cramp is caused by an injury, check out condemnation, guilt, victim
Twitches or Tics - Need to get going or need to stay still. If unable to get going (for example unable to start a project), can be due to fear of failure or success, exerting control because of a desire to withhold action (see passive/aggressive). If unable to stay still, can be due to a belief that one MUST always be doing something productive, or else! Positive - Trust, Negative - Distrust
Muscular Dystrophy Faulty belief system(s) that prevents growth, forward motion and/or fluid movement. Inability to make decisions and follow them through (low self-esteem). Can result from over-protective parenting
Nails (see also Hands and Toes)
Fingernails represent our thoughts about our work
Toenails represent our thoughts about how we're walking our path
Biting - Distress; hungry for positive attention and/or approval from loved one(s)
Breaking - An act or role that is disintegrating, and not knowing what to do about it. Often happens when one is making positive changes and one's loved ones "freak out". (Nothing has to be done. It's not up to the person making the changes to fix the people who aren't willing to change)
Lifting - Fear that one's flaws will be revealed for everyone to see
Hangnails - Feeling/fearing that one is not doing what really needs to be done
Split - A reminder that an inner issue needs to be resolved
Nausea and/or vomiting Can be caused by a spiritual diet filled with sickening thoughts like condemnation, fear, resentment, revenge. Chronic distress
Neck  Represents how we deal with viewpoints that disagree with ours. See also Pain
Necrosis If in the jaw, unable or unwilling to stop complaining. If in the hip, unable or unwilling to let go of the past and move forward. If in the knee, unable or unwilling to trust. If in the shoulder, unable or unwilling to take responsibility (see also osteonecrosisvictim)
Nocebo Effect Desire to prove everyone (especially the experts) wrong.  Disagreeing with everyone and everything.  Uncooperative.  Control
Nose Represents  tolerance/intolerance (see also sinus cavities)
Bleeding - Worry, worry, worry...  If at a funeral, unrecognized worry about the death or the consequences of it
Out-of-joint - Anger. Easily offended
Overly sensitive to smells - Tendency to be critical
Post-nasal drip - Crying silently so nobody can see or hear it, but hoping that someone will notice
Red - Repressed or suppressed emotions. When the nose is also bulbous, it can indicate advanced alcoholism (see addiction)
Snoring - Repressed or suppressed strong emotions. Feeling like a victim, passive/aggressive
Obesity/Overweight Trying to cover up shameful secrets. Survivor's guilt. Inability or unwillingness to express one's emotions. Habitually using food as an excuse to avoid meeting responsibilities. See addiction
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) OCD behaviours are (usually unrecognized) cries for help in dealing with difficult situations, usually at home and usually beginning in childhood. Doing a behaviour is often preferable to expressing one's dissatisfaction - anyone who has dared to challenge a parent-in-denial knows this. The feeling of impotence can literally drive a person to drink (or whatever). See addiction, obsessive/compulsive behaviours
Osteonecrosis Understanding the spiritual cause and releasing the faulty belief system(s) can re-enable blood flow. See blame and victim
Hip - Intense belief that one cannot move forward
Jaw - Intense belief that others are not living up to their responsibilities - that self is beyond reproach and has done nothing whatsoever to create one's current difficulties
Knee - Intense belief that one is vulnerable to the whims of others. Stifling one's own power
Shoulder - Unable or unwilling to take (or release) responsibility
Osteoporosis See skeleton
Pain The Universal Intelligence teaches that physical pain exists as a way to let us know that we are in emotional or spiritual pain, and that we have unrecognized or unresolved issues. For some, feeling physical pain is the only way to express emotional needs (see self-mutilation, accident proneness). Which part of the body has the pain? The affected area is an important part of the message
Dull ache - Holding onto false belief systems. Longing to be comforted. Unresolved emotional/spiritual pain. Sorrow
Sharp, stabbing - Signal to show that one just had a negative thought, attitude or emotion (for example, anger, envy, judgment, etc.)
Stiffness - Rigid thinking
Abdomen - Distress
Arms - Unable or unwilling to carry the load
Back (see also Skeleton)
Upper -
Fear of invasion or of what the future holds, distrust
Middle - Inability to solve a current problem; feeling like a
victim, distress
Lower -
Fear of abandonment; chronic avoidance of dealing with painful issues. Living a lie
Breasts - Aching to be nurtured. Fear of being alone and having to fend for oneself. Trouble brewing within one's family
Face - Wanting to hide from something
Feet - Walking one's path with unresolved spiritual issues
Hands - Working too hard for the wrong reasons
Head - Wanting to avoid someone or something
Hips - Trying to bring something into the future that might be better left in the past. Fear of leaving someone or something behind
Knees - Hating what one is doing. Too much pressure to perform. Tired of always doing the same old thing
Legs - Not living up to one's potential
Neck - Is someone or something a "pain in the neck"? Trying to avoid looking at a painful truth
Shoulders - "Chip on the shoulder". Trying to be in control of everything. Feeling put-upon. Feeling that one is indispensable.  Frozen shoulder - Wishing that someone would come along and share the chores, except they would probably do it all wrong.   Torn rotator cuff - Always wanting more but having no control over getting it
Stomach - Distress
Teeth -
Unrecognized hurt feelings or hurtful thoughts
Parkinson’s disease Chronic, paralyzing need to be in control of everything and everyone (what they’re doing, thinking, feeling and believing). Trying to keep an eye on everything and everyone. Judgment; criticism; fear; perfectionism
Pneumonia Extreme disappointment that an important opportunity has been missed, or extreme fear that one has just made a very large mistake
Polio Wanting the family to remain unchanged, fear of change
Post-polio syndrome Fear that one's family unit is breaking up, fear of change
Porphyria (intermittent acute) Extreme distress over troubling issues that one is trying to resolve on one's own for fear of being judged
Prader-Willi Syndrome One parent fails to meet the other's needs, whether they have been voiced aloud or not. The ensuing despair, frustration and/or rage affect the developing fetus and the child is born with Prader-Willi syndrome. He or she is left trying to resolve the parent's anguish
Prostate
Cancer - Refusal to accept responsibility for the negativity in one’s life (blame, victim)
Inflamed - Denying to everyone (including self) that one has any strong emotions, yet still feeling them
Radiation poisoning Holding onto old emotional injuries; always retelling the same old unhappy story. Fear of contamination
Cell phone overuse - Is the phone being used as a way to avoid communication with the person or people at hand? Does using it give one a sense of importance or superiority?
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Failure of one's loved ones to acknowledge one's pain and a failure to allow one time to heal (lack of sympathy). The individual is left feeling uncared for, unloved or even invisible
Rickets Hiding from life. If in a child, living in an over-protected environment
Sciatica Intense fear that one will be left alone or unsupported - AGAIN, AS USUAL
Self-mutilation A silent plea for help or attention. Wanting to show one’s pain to the world, hoping that someone else can "make it better". Chronic despair and distress
Sepsis Stubbornly-held negative belief system(s) that has become destructively vicious. See anger, distress, ego, self-righteousness, shame
Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) Belief that sex is bad and requires punishment
Shingles (herpes zoster) Childish reaction to a challenging life experience. Belief that one has little or no protection from "what's out there" (see also victim)
Sinus cavities Represent one's ability to "go with the flow"
Sinusitis - Chronic fear that one is broken and needs to be fixed, or that one will be punished for one's mistakes
Skeleton Represents our spiritual infrastructure (see also arthritis, cancer)
Breaks Habitually thinking, “Give me a break” (victim, judgment, criticism, condemnation). Time for a break with the old days or the old ways but not wanting to let go of the past
Osteoporosis Crumbling spiritual infrastructure. Fragile or unsound belief system(s). Fragile spiritual health. A cherished belief system has been found to be untrue and a positive replacement seems impossible to find (often one has lost one's faith in a loving God)
Spinal column The spinal column is the first place in the human body to react physically to our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. From there, signals are sent to the area of the body that is affected by the particular thought, attitude or emotion that was just experienced. Vertebral damage occurs when a specific spiritual tolerance threshold has been breached
Cervical:
C1 Incongruous belief systems. In other words, belief systems that disagree with one another; for example, believing that one's caregiver(s) was a saint when one was growing up, yet knowing that they really weren't C2 Avoiding communication C3 Stifling or smothering someone or something, or feeling stifled or smothered by someone or something C4 Feeling unsupported C5 Unable or unwilling to do what needs to be done C6 Unable or unwilling to grasp an important concept C7 Trying to control everyone and everything C8 Unable or unwilling to complete tasks
Thoracic:
T1 Angry about life's obstacles and challenges T2 Unable or unwilling to be responsible T3 Unable or unwilling to reach out for help or to help T4 Feeling betrayed T5 Feeling trapped T6 Feeling vulnerable T7 Feeling powerless T8 Feeling that there's not enough time for everything T9 Feeling unfulfilled T10 Feeling unloved and so seeking everyone's approval T11 Feeling unproductive or fearing becoming useless T12 Feeling bankrupt or fearing bankruptcy (of wallet or of spirit)
Lumbar:
L1 Fear of leaving someone or something behind L2 Unable or unwilling to live in the moment L3 Covering up traumatic experiences L4 Feeling or fearing that one is failing in life L5 Trying to hurry through life
Sacral:
S1 Trying to hold onto everything, unable or unwilling to let go S2 Fear of abandonment S3 Fear of the unknown S4 Distrust S5 Withholding approval
Coccyx: Co1 
Belief that self is not worthy of respect, or of being treated with kindness or consideration
Skin Represents protection     
Skin disorders
Acne - Too much friction in one's emotional environment and blaming others for it or feeling responsible for it (see martyr, victim). Chronic feelings of embarrassment, guilt, perfectionism, shame.  Pimples between the breasts - Irritation with one`s mother, whether she is alive or not
Barber's itch - Irritation with authority figure. Distrust
Boils and carbuncles Too much friction in one's emotional environment, and blaming others for it (see victim) or feeling responsible for it (see martyr)
Dandruff - Chronic worry that someone in a position of power is going to judge, criticize and condemn one's work
Dry - Craving a meaningful spiritual experience
Eczema - Flaring antagonism; itching for a fight
Itching - On the feet: Itching to get moving. On the hands: itching to get to work. On the abdomen: anxiety. On the head: worry
Moles - Withholding communication. Wanting everyone to read our mind so we won't have to say anything negative
Psoriasis - Exaggerated wound-healing. Over-reacting to a perceived threat.  Scalp psoriasis - Extreme concern that one is in imminent danger
Rosacea - Chronic need to control others and feeling fully justified in doing so
Skin tags - Criticism, self-condemnation
Warts - Belief that one is unworthy. If on the Hands - Fear that one's work is bad or useless. If on the Genitals - Belief that sex is shameful or that one's sexual behaviour or history is shameful
Sleep Represents self-acceptance
Sleep disorders
  • Insomnia -  trying to avoid thinking about something  or trying to remember everything (anxiety, fear, worry)
  • Klein-Levin Syndrome - Wanting to escape into a fairy tale
  • Night terrors - Fear, inability or unwillingness to express what's really wrong, insecurity
  • Restless Legs Syndrome - Wanting to kick someone or something. Anger. Knowing that one needs to get moving, but resisting
  • Sleep apnea - Self-absorbed, self-important, self-serving. Needing everyone's approval and so feeling indispensable (martyr, victim). Always running, never feeling that one has enough time. Can be an extremely smothering attitude
  • Sleep-walking - Trying to run away (abandonment, avoidance)
  • Snoring - Repressed or suppressed strong emotions. Feeling like a victim, passive/aggressive behaviour
Sleep positions 
  • BackDistrust
  • Climbing a ladder - Trying to escape reality
  • Side - Wanting to avoid looking at something
  • Side with crossed ankles and arms - Feeling that one is at risk (fear) or wanting to be left alone
  • Stomach - Feeling stifled
Speech Represents our ability and/or desire to express ourselves. Although not a disorder as such, if one emigrates to a land where a different language is spoken and refuses to learn that new language, negative co-dependent relationships can develop
Babbling - Deep need to be in the limelight. Chronic fear that if given the opportunity, someone else might say what one is trying to avoid hearing (guilt, shame). Chatter can be used as a defense against a challenge. Can be a need to gossip. Inability or unwillingness to express one's emotions. Can be a lack of concern or interest in others (see arrogance, narcissism, self-importance)
Baby talk (in adults) - Wanting to avoid being taken seriously or being held responsible, or can be used as an excuse to under-perform. Trying to stay in childhood. A form of control
Close talker - Trying to be in control. Anger; aggression; fear
Delayed speech - One of the first visible signs of co-dependent relationship(s) within a family
Falsetto - Although not a disorder as such, speaking in a high, seemingly happy tone of voice can belie a deep level of emotional pain and discomfort. Martyrs often use this tone of voice (see blame, guilt trips, victim)
Fast talker - Guilt, shame. Wanting to hide. Fear of being caught and held responsible
Hoarse - Reining in one's voice (can lead to more serious conditions like Strep throat, bronchitis, etc.). Withholding communication about something important
Lisp - Trying to come across as non-threatening. Wanting to remain in childhood
Loud talker - “LISTEN TO ME - LOOK AT ME!"
Mumbling - Strong desire to receive attention, or to divert attention from the matter at hand
Nasal - "Please don't pick on me". Lots of sob stories (blame), whether spoken aloud or not. Victim
Stuttering - Guilt, shame, self-condemnation
Sibilance - “Please don’t be mean to me” attitude. Self-righteous
Slow talker - Strong desire to receive or divert attention. Can be a means of controlling the content and direction of a conversation. Can be a means of making the listener feel anger. Can come from low self-esteem. Can come from an inability to think clearly. See also chronic confusion
Smooth talker - Pretending to be in control of everything yet fearing being found out
Soft talker - Trying to come across as non-threatening
Tourette Syndrome - Desperate need to divert attention from someone or something. Embarrassment, shame
Spinal column The spinal column is the first place in the human body to react physically to our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. From there, signals are sent to the area of the body that is affected by the particular thought, attitude or emotion that was just experienced. Vertebral damage occurs when a specific spiritual tolerance threshold has been breached. See back
Strep throat Wanting to stifle the truth for fear it may reflect poorly upon self
Stroke Emotional and cognitive inability to process a difficult experience. Strong emotions that cannot or will not be expressed
Suicide Often thought to be an act of sorrow or desperation, suicide is much more complex. It is often committed when one's partner in a co-dependent relationship breaks free (either through choice or by passing away). The person really does not see that life is possible without the partner. The threat of suicide can be a form of control or spite and manipulation (if you don't give me what I want, I'll kill myself). Can also happen when one suddenly recognizes having made a huge "mistake", and feels it is unforgivable. There are many forms of suicide and some are quicker than others, but they all have one thing in common: the individual loses any opportunity to change his or her life experience if the attempt is successful. It is God who determines whether or not a suicide attempt is successful. If it is your time to go Home, then the suicide will be successful. If it is not, there will be non-success. Often, there is more to be learned by the individual from the results of non-success. For example, many become maimed or crippled from a failed suicide attempt, and the opportunity for great spiritual advancement then exists. God sees the Universal Truth of all of the circumstances that helped to create the suicidal tendency for the individual, and it is the Universal Intelligence who decides when it is time for an individual to come home. The individual is never judged, criticized or condemned by God. The individual is simply loved, unconditionally, by God and each of his messengers. See abandonment
Teeth and mouth Represent how we process life's experiences
Being hit in the mouth
Fear that God is using someone or something to punish one
Canker sores - Biting back poisonous words, even if they're true. To avoid infection and speed healing, discover or acknowledge the real reason for thinking them and for not saying them
Cavities - Holding in words of judgment, criticism and condemnation, but still thinking and believing them. Withholding approval. Extremely low self-esteem. Feeling unloved and unappreciated
Covering the mouth when communicating - Shame or discomfort. If using the lips to cover the teeth while speaking, can indicate unresolved inner conflicts or fear of being found out
Crooked - Inaccurate belief systems and no one will correct them
Crowded - Feeling like there's no escape
Grinding - Anger. Always waiting for the next injury or attack. See also TMJ disorders
Gums (bleeding) - Worry, worry, worry
Gums (receding) - Anger over being unable to win the approval of someone who is highly unlikely to give it. Fear of self-expression
Gums (swollen) - Desperate need to do well enough to win the approval of someone who is highly unlikely to give it. Self-imposed stress
Impacted - Feeling hopeless
Individual - Possible spiritual meaning of problems for each tooth in the adult human mouth. Teeth are numbered 1 through 32, starting with 1 on the upper right and ending with 32 on the bottom right - counting counter-clockwise. Approximate age tooth comes in is shown in brackets after each tooth number, to help to jog the memory about an unresolved negative experience:
01 (19) Lack of encouragement to follow one's heart (wisdom tooth) 02 (12) Fearing the unknown 03 (6) Unrecognized trauma occurred that cannot be resolved until it has been acknowledged 04 (11) Dreading change 05 (10) Feeling invisible and/or useless 06 (11) Unexpressed negative thoughts 07 (8) Feeling that self is the only person in the world with a particular problem 08 (7) Self-loathing (front tooth)
09 (7) Self-loathing (front tooth) 10 (8) Feeling that self is the only person in the world with a particular problem 11 (11) Unexpressed negative thoughts 12 (10) Feeling invisible and/or useless 13 (11) Dreading change 14 (6) Unrecognized trauma occurred that cannot be resolved until it has been acknowledged 15 (12) Fearing the unknown 16 (19) Lack of encouragement to follow one's heart (wisdom tooth)
17 (19) Hiding from self (wisdom tooth) 18 (12) Distrusting self 19 (6) Trying to keep secrets 20 (11) Unable or unwilling to change self 21 (10) Stuck in a cycle of pain and blame 22 (10) Hiding from others 23 (7) Feeling trapped 24 (6) Belief that one is hated by all (front tooth)
25 (6) Belief that one is hated by all (front tooth) 26 (7) Feeling trapped 27 (10) Hiding from others 28 (10) Stuck in a cycle of pain and blame 29 (11) Unable or unwilling to change self 30 (6) Trying to keep secrets 31 (12) Distrusting self 32 (19) Hiding from self (wisdom tooth)

Missing or removed - Can be the result of not dealing with one's issue(s) in a positive manner. For example, if one feels trapped in life and does nothing to change the situation, likelihood of losing a tooth (or teeth) increases with each passing year, either through accident (breakage) or decay
Pain - Unrecognized hurt feelings or hurtful thoughts
Root canal - Feeling that one's integrity has been compromised (self-condemnation)
Sensitive - Tired of trying too hard. Firm  belief in one's inability to succeed
Sweet tooth - Craving peace and harmony
Wisdom tooth flare-ups - Judging, criticising and condemning self for not honouring one's own needs

Tennis elbow Feeling forced into wasting one's time and energy in the wrong pursuit
Thyroid
Hyperthyroidism - Grave's disease - Feeling vulnerable (victim) and over-protecting self
Plummer's disease (goiter) - Trying to win impossible battles
Thyroiditis - Feeling that one's power has been lost and not knowing where to turn for help
Hypothyroidism - Hashimoto's thyroiditis - Feeling responsible for everything (self-condemnation). Can become arrogance
TMJ Disorders Displeasure with one's emotional environment and unable or unwilling to do anything about it. Wanting everyone else to change. Rigid, negative belief system(s). See also teeth, blame, victim
Tonsillitis Always being told you're wrong (and maybe even ridiculous) and believing it, yet wishing it weren't true. Feeling uninvited and unwelcome
Tuberculosis (TB) Belief that one is weak. Feeling at the mercy of those who are strong and in a position of power. Giving up on self's ability to survive. See also AIDS / HIV
Ulcers
Skin Feeling persecuted (see blame, victim). Not recognizing one's own power
Stomach Allowing negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions to eat away at, and destroy, self
Upper respiratory infections Desperate need for attention. Living in an emotionally charged environment where no one ever speaks of the "elephant" in the living room. Can become bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat or tonsillitis. The chronically unmet need for attention can lead to addictions and even suicide
Urinary tract infections (UTI) Extreme displeasure with the way things appear to be turning out, and feeling helpless to change any of it
Vaginitis
Bacterial vaginosis - Allowing a specific negative belief system to control you
Fungal infections - Wanting to hide, and wanting to hide from, the (supposedly) shameful, dirty truth. It is very important to remember that while God does not ever judge, criticize or condemn us, he does allow us to experience the logical outcomes of our spiritual choices (see free will)
Non-infectious vaginitis - Belief that one is dirty or bad. Belief that one is no longer useful
Trichomoniasis - Feeling that one is not contributing to society, as if one is a "parasite". Unconscious recognition that one is not fulfilling one's true life purpose
Yeast infections - A new negative belief system has just formed. Recognizing it, along with treatment of the physical disorder can hasten healing. Frustration at never seeming to receive admiration, positive attention or recognition for one's many (supposedly) selfless acts. See also martyr
Varicose veins Wishing you were someplace - anyplace - else, or with someone - anyone - else, but unable or unwilling to do anything about it
Vertebrae Represent the foundation upon which our life experiences rests. See also back, skeleton, spine
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (also known as VHF's) Victims of this family of diseases are often victims of situations seemingly beyond their control; feeling impotent. The best protection is often the most difficult: believing - indeed, knowing - that one person can bring profound change into his or her world
Walk (gait) Represents the way we are walking our spiritual path
Bow-legged - Guilt, shame
Fast - Deep need to be in control, avoidance
Knock-kneed - Fear, fear, fear
Pigeon-toed - Self-righteous, victim
Slow - Deep need to re-assert one's control over someone who has gained independence
Stiff arms - Arrogance. Trying to keep emotions hidden
Swaying - "Look at me!"
Tip-toed - Fear, walking on eggshells. Trying to meet someone else's expectations. Desire to sneak up on people to startle them (control)
Warts  Belief that one is unworthy
Feet - Walking one’s path in a cold, heartless way and blaming someone for making you be that way
Hands - Fear that one's work is useless and/or unappreciated
Genitals - Belief that sex is shameful, or that one's sexual history is shameful and requires punishment
Whooping cough (Pertussis) HEAR ME!
Wrists  Represent our ability (or lack thereof) to accept new tasks (see also carpal tunnel syndrome)
Yawning Trying to guess what someone is thinking. Trying to make someone notice you. Looking for a way to escape. Control
Yeast infection A new negative belief system has just formed. Recognizing it, along with treatment of the physical disorder can hasten healing. Frustration at never seeming to receive admiration, positive attention or recognition for one's many (supposedly) selfless acts. See also martyr
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