Our body gives us feedback on the conflicts in our mind, by reveling discomfort and illness on a physical level.
As we heal conflicts in our mind, we observe the healing of corresponding illness in our body. We understand that the illness was caused by our mind.
We begin to look for conflicts in our mind as a cause of the illness in our body. We consider signs (observable by others) and symptoms (not externally noticeable) and interpret them in terms of mind conflict. We can also meditate – in the traditional, investigative sense – on the physical outcomes, and follow them back to the mind conflict that causes them.
But, physical signs and symptoms don’t always have a direct cause in mind conflict.
There are some obvious examples, such as injuries from physical accidents. It’s easy for us to identify the direct cause as physical. The direct cause is obviously not mind conflict – yet mind conflict may have caused or contributed to the accident – such as in rage, or uncharacteristic carelessness.
There are more subtle causes and effects. In the blog title I refer to my example. Chemicals in some polyester and cotton product additives, can give me a sore spine. I wake up in discomfort, and also drowsiness. Yet, 5 minutes after getting up, the symptoms are gone. The direct cause of my symptoms is physical, immunological – a kind of allergy. Mind conflict may be a cause of my immunological reaction, but this is indirect – and currently, unresolved speculation.
I partly identified the chemical cause by systematic removal and reintroduction of different fabric items, one at a time, until I could identify the kind of fabric that cause my reaction. It’s a time consuming process.
The cause of physical signs and symptoms is not always directly by mind conflict. Sometimes it is obviously a mind or a physical cause. Sometimes it is unclear, and investigation is required to identify the cause. We may only determine the cause after observing that the physical manifestation quickly disappears after some mind healing work is done.