Without getting to the root cause, you’re only compensating.
When you compensate, you create opportunities for defences. And healing is difficult, if not impossible, with defences in place.
The problem is that, with a defence in place, you don’t want to let it go. It’s protecting you, even if it’s hindering you.
Over the Christmas/New Year limbo period, I found myself with a niggling sinus issue. It wasn’t that bad, but it was annoying to have a minor pressure build-up of fluid on the left side and occasional running.
In fact, it was more annoying that that used to be my reality as a child… to the point where both sides were blocked constantly and I had to resort to mouth breathing.
Over the years as a healer and working on my own healing journey, even though I may not have solved all my allergic symptoms, I did manage to overcome my sinus issues. And return my breathing back to diaphragmatic breathing, with persistence and will.
So, to have this little niggling sinus show up that no longer was the norm of my reality, was quite noticeable.
But with the technique, I could only shift the sinus slightly… it reduced somewhat. I napped, since I had the time to do so… No real change.
It took the whole day, but then it occurred to me.
Earlier in the decade (we are a few days away from 2020), I found that emotional release helped with my sinuses a lot. I could get them unblocked usually through some kinesiology emotional release points.
So, I gave that a go – PANIC came up.
Using the emotion clearing points, I got it to release just a little bit more.
But, now that I had an anchor to work with, I could tune in knowing it was responding to emotions. So, as I tuned into it, I knew it was FEAR.
What event happened recently, over my peaceful Christmas/New Year limbo, that related to fear?
Late in the early morning hours after Boxing Day, I was up on the couch and received a knock on the front door at 3am. I froze and hoped that if I stayed still it would go away. But it persisted. And persisted again.
I went and woke my husband up – and he opened the front door to find a drunk guy asking if we could phone a taxi for him (something about his ex-girlfriend threw his mobile into the bushes). While he was generally pleasant, it was unnerving to have a drunk guy knocking on your door in the country.
Of course, the taxi service wasn’t open at 3am and we sent him on his way. It was hard to sleep after that – and knowing my husband would be away for several days too.
I didn’t think much more of it. But I was still unnerved by it.
Just over 48 hours later, the sinus issue started. I thought it was from something I had eaten. But another part of me knew that wasn’t true.
It wasn’t until I got down to the emotion and processed through what I really needed – which was inner STRENGTH & COURAGE – then the pin-pointed pressure area in the sinus popped and released.
After that, with a little bit more emotional release work, it resolved on its own.
The body has a natural self-resolving mechanism, as long as we don’t get in the way. Perhaps, after several more nights sleep, my dreams would’ve processed through the fear, and the sinus would’ve resolved on its own.
But I would’ve been none the wiser.
It was an opportunity for me to face that fear of helplessness, and loss of safety in my own home. To draw back in the reconnection with the strength & courage (and even resourcefulness) that lies within me.
We are such multi-faceted beings – what seemed like a physical sinus issue was really an emotional response that was unable to be resolved a couple of nights prior.
Left unresolved, the body(ies) unconsciously find ways to resolve it through compensation tendencies. My body was trying to find balance in its own way, since I had pulled out my consciousness and had left it to its own devices.
In this case, it wasn’t a major event and the compensation symptoms were only slightly annoying.
But can you imagine how trauma events or ongoing stressful situations (like work place harassment) could lead to issues with much higher consequences and levels of suffering?
Without dealing with the issue, the original root cause, then things are left unresolved in your being.
This leads to compensations which can concrete into defences.
My defence was, in a way, to disassociate from it. It’s rare for me nowadays to be unable to identify with the emotion at the core. There’s been a lot of personal development and awareness invested in building up that skill.
Yet in the midst of a potentially dangerous situation (which turned out harmless), my fear or momentary terror made me break that connection with myself. An old part of me felt it was better not to feel, in a way to protect myself.
And that’s OK.
As long as I know how to connect back into myself, resolve what needs to be resolved, so that I can continue on wiser and more aware… then those momentary losses, and niggling symptoms/visitors only add flavour to my life.
Because now I know methods in getting to the root.