I love the concept of your biology is your biography. It’s not science but I find it a great way to address pain and blockage and to reassess your life. It just makes you go hmmm.
What I recognized is that your biography becomes your biology–you are one and the same with your life and your history. Events that you have not yet reconciled, haven’t forgiven, haven’t let go of, are carried as that debt in your cell tissue.
Q: Does that mean we create our own illnesses?
I’m glad you asked that. I’m going to say ‘No.’ Instead, it’s much better to say that we influence our health. That is certainly true. Do we create it? No, we haven’t got that kind of power. But we certainly do have an influential factor.
This past week, I have been experiencing the familiar arthritis/bursitis in my left shoulder. The pain has been UNBEARABLE. And I have a pretty high pain threshold, so for me to stop in my tracks meant it was time to take stock.
It’s interesting that the 5th Chakra addresses self-expression. My initial blockage in that level came in the late 70’s with a parotid gland tumor (and was treated into the mid 80’s). It was the first time I damaged my shoulder as I danced through post-op and radiation treatments (trying to protect my left side). It was also a time when I completely lost my voice. My art and my dance were havens for self-expression. But my body was signaling that there was blockage in my self-expression elsewhere in my life.
I have lingered between the 1st and 4th chakra since then, so it’s interesting to be back exploring the 5th.
The 5th chakra also expresses issues around trust. Trusting your life’s journey. Trusting others.
I know as I take in so many stories of others in my work, I need to take in my own story and to take ownership of my journey yet trusting the path.
How fully and authentically are we expressing our lives? Where are we blocked?
Write about it. Draw it out. Whatever comes to mind.