I was talking to a friend of mine I haven't seen in a while and she told me some unfortunate news, she's getting a divorce. Apparently her and her husband are not on the same page in regards to having kids. She wants them; he doesn't see it happening. This is very sad and very stressful and I'm sure there is a lot of negative feelings and energy being created from all this; not necessarily anger but maybe sadness and disappointment. We talk for a bit more and she goes on to tell me not only is she getting a divorce but she needs surgery. She found out she has an ovarian cyst and has to get that entire ovary removed!
These are two major events going on in her life right now and I don't mean to belittle her situation in any way, but I can't help but be completely fascinated by the correlation happening. The core stress in her life stems from the topic of children. This is what is ultimately ending her relationship. The theme of this energy is reproduction. So where and how does this negative emotion and energy manifest itself...her ovary! Is the cyst a vessel being created to house all this excess energy?
During the days surrounding this conversation with my friend I had been reading and watching different things that address illness. One thing I came across was how stress seems to be a huge factor, and the science behind it seems to be pretty conclusive. Certain biochemical changes take place when you become stressed. Short term stress can be okay but chronic stress is no good. Here's just one of many articles that address this topic if you are interested... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3341916/
What is stress though? Stress is just a reaction, a response. It's intangible and it's different for everybody. In essence, it's energy. The energy of something, whether physical or mental is presented to us. We then react to this energy. If we become stressed by this energy then our physical body reacts accordingly through various biochemical responses.
I think it's essential to recognize and address what's causing your stress. If you remove the stress you remove the stress response. I also think it's important to recognize how the stress is manifesting itself. Physically? Emotionally? Psychologically? To truly heal, one needs to understand how the energy is playing out. Fortunately for my friend, the timing of her physical ailment and stressful life event are happening at the same time so the correlation is evident.
What if things weren't so clear though? What if it takes a while for that stressful energy to manifest in a recognizable way? Does the negativity surrounding the stress still remain even if the person, place, thing, or event which caused the stress goes away? Would you be able to make the correlation between the root cause of this energy and how it has manifested? Are you able to release or remove that energy so that it doesn't continue to negatively manifest itself?
(Disclaimer: In general, I foresee these posts to be mostly spiritual in nature.)