The body does not lie!
More efficient than the computer's memory, your body records everything that happened to you from childhood to now. The psychologist and French theologian Jean-Yves Leloup relates archaic symbols with various body parts and explains the physical, emotional and spiritual causes of good feeling and some diseases.
A blank page. So is the body shiny new newborn sheet. From the moment of birth and every stage of life, the skin, muscles, bones and gestures record very accurate data that tell our story. "Man is his own study book, just go turning the pages to find the author," says Jean-Yves Leloup, theologian, philosopher and French therapist.
You can listen to your body and know their language, which is often expressed by pleasurable sensations, by blockages or pain, which is nothing more than a cry for attention. "The body does not lie. Illnesses or pleasure that animate some of its parts have profound meanings, "says Leloup.
He invites us to answer some questions about the feet, ankles, belly, genitals, heart, lungs and many other parts. They can be our guide in a self-journey touching physical, emotional and spiritual aspects: "First, we can see what our weak point, the place of our body that come to stay, regularly, disease and suffering.
There is a psychological listening in which we watch in fear or attraction that we live in relation to certain parts of the body. Then there is the spiritual listening. The spirit is present in our body, and certain diseases and some crises are manifestations of the spirit, who wants to walk a path that want to grow, you want to develop members who resist it, "he says.
It continues: "Some depressions are linked to emotional factors, a disruption, loss, bankruptcy. But there are also initiatory depressions, when life teaches us, through a fall, an accident, we must change our way of living. "
Find out below which are the symbols associated by Jean-Yves Leloup every part of the body and answer the questions that facilitate reflection and recognition of what is printed on you. Good trip!
Feet, our roots
"Will we experience pleasure in being on earth? We can imagine the body as a tree. If the sap is alive in us, it comes down to the roots and up to the highest branches. It is our roots in the matter depends on our way up to the light. It is the health of our feet is rooting, "said Leloup.
He recalls that in different yoga practices for the purification of the feet, which are dipped in salt water. "By the feet can drain our efforts and tensions."
"The word foot, Podos in Greek, is related to the Paidos word, which means child. Taking care of one's feet is to take care of the child who inhabits. I asked a wise man: 'What can I do to help someone' He said, 'Remember that this person was a child, who is still a child. And you have pain in the feet. ' "
Pay attention: Make sure your feet are your weakness. How do you support on them? Then touch them, feeling bones, muscles and parts more or less sensitive. What are your family roots? What are the expectations of their parents in relation to you? What is your feeling about the children?
Ankles, the ability to go ahead
Thermometer rigidity or flexibility with which we take life, ankles are directly related to the time of birth. "Why this is also a moment of articulation between life inside and outside the womb. Some of us met difficulties and traumas experienced by this bond that unites fetal life with the outside world. The body kept that memory and expresses the fragility of the ankles, "says the philosopher.
According Leloup, ankles also symbolize the refinement of life, intimate relations and the articulation of the material with the spiritual. People in the ankle is the weak point have difficulty advancing in the various aspects of life. Taking a step further is to go beyond our limits and also learn to accept what you are, be it pleasant or not. "This is the condition to go further," concluded he.
Pay attention: you usually have pain in the ankles? This region is rigid or flexible? He suffered sprains? At what times of your life they occurred? It's hard to move towards what you want? What is the step you need to take and step which resists?
Knees, support to give and receive lap
Flexibility is one of the important qualities so that your knees are healthy. "When they are hard, are likely to emerge spinal problems and kidney," recalls Leloup, which reveals the deeper meaning of this part of the body. "In some languages, strangely there is a link between the word and the word son knee. In French, for example, he fathered knee, has the same root as the word générer generate. In Hebrew, the knee is berekh, and also bar and Ben, which means son. So, being the son, the daughter is sitting on her lap, surrounded by this gesture, which is the link between your knees and chest. We need to give and receive this affective confirmation. And keep someone on your lap, on your knees is to keep an open heart, "he concludes.
Pay attention: observe how are your knees. They are flexible, stiff, sore? It's good to touch them or not? Who picked her up when you were a kid? This gesture of intimacy is familiar to you? How do you feel? And you, who gives lap (either physically or as symbol host)?
Genitals, the energy of life!
Jean-Yves Leloup theologian speaks of a kind of love and pleasure, the trauma and feelings experienced in childhood that mark forever our sexuality. He points out that the meeting of two bodies can be more than physical. "The earliest representation of God found in India and are the Lingan and Ioni, the male phallic symbol and the female genital. Thus the representation of sex was the first man-made to evoke God - because sex is where it transmits life. In this way, happens to be the site of the alliance, something very sacred ", considers Jean-Yves Leloup. "Therefore, sexuality is not only libido. This libido may become passion, pass through the heart and become compassion. It is always the same vital energy, which shifts and changes according to the level of consciousness in which we find ourselves. "
Pay attention: what are your pains or related diseases to the genitals? You suffer from these ills? What a feeling before their genitals (shame, disgust, pleasure)? What is your attitude to sexuality (his own and sex in the cultural context)?
Belly, the center processor emotions
Stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys are vital organs housed in our belly. They are responsible for the transformation of food into energy, the absorption of nutrients and elimination of toxins.
Emotions such as anger, fear, pleasure and joy hit in full and this region also need to be digested. Leloup points out that "forgiveness has a healing quality because we can take any kind of medication, be accompanied psychologically, but there is sometimes grudges that atulham our stomach, our stomach, our liver." He points out that all parts of the body remember the importance of respecting the time of digestion and assimilation of everything that happens to us too bad and good.
Watch: How is your digestion? When you have a strong emotion, feel goose bumps or a reaction in the region? What were the hard facts to be digested in your life? What's to forgive?
Heart and lungs, the vital pulse
These two bodies are closely linked to our breathing. "The heart is one of the symbols of the vital center, it is the center of the relationship. It is important to note how our emotional life influences our breathing. Sometimes we feel suffocate because they do not correspond to the image that others have of us, and it also prevents the heart beat quietly. For some, want to be normal at any price, want to act like everyone else, can be a source of disease, "says psychologist Jean-Yves Leloup.
Abide by its most genuine desires and accept what it is, even if it does not match the group may be one way to break free and leave the choke.
Pay attention: you have had prolonged periods of distress or sadness? What liberates your breath and what suffocates? You worry too much about the image that people have of you? Did you ever hear the beating of his heart and the people whom you love? What left heartbroken? What made you hit happy?