Let’s get (Meta)Physical

Let's Get Metaphysical

In my sessions, I often explain things to my clients in terms of metaphysics. That is, the emotional reasons behind their physical symptoms. So many people come to me as a last resort and often they have neglected to look at the emotional component of what their body is telling them. Symptoms are your body’s way of talking to you. It’s always telling you something if you’re willing to listen.

I thought I’d share a few with you here today based on some of the most common one’s I’ve come across over the last few weeks. Please note that these are often different for everyone so try thinking outside the box, beyond these interpretations.

Stomach:

Who or what are you unable to stomach at the moment?
What is going on that you are unable to digest?
(New Information, study, emotionally charged situations)
Are you biting off more than you can chew?

Skin:

Fungal – what are you holding onto that is festering?
Pimples – anger, irritation, eruption of emotion
Who or what is getting under your skin?

Bladder:

Who are you pissed off at?
What are you releasing too quickly?
What are you holding on to too?

Knees:

How flexible are you being?
Who or what have you not forgiven?

Left Side of The Body: Yin / Internal (self, family, feelings, night-time etc)
Right Side of The Body: Yang / External (others, work, men, external influences, day time etc)
There are some great books out there about the metaphysical components to physical complaints. I can recommend:

Louise L Hay (You Can Heal Your Body)
Annette Noontil (Your Body is A Barometer of Your Soul)
Christiane Beerlandt (The Keys to Self Liberation)

Each has some interesting insights about specific ailments and their psychological origins. Remember that every person is different so you might find that one feels closer to the “real” explanation for you than the others.

I’ll post some more of my metaphysical awareness here over the next few weeks too.

When you’ve exhausted all other avenues to correct your health, it might be time to Get (meta)Physical.

WHOLE-istic Wellness (Part 2)

Dana Atkin Kinesiology Wholistic Wellness

It always bugged me that I spelt holistic wrong. Every single time, I had to correct it. And now I know why. It’s because it should be Wholistic. Not Holistic. And since yesterdays post  I’ve been pondering this even further.

Here’s where my trail of thought is going at the moment.

The definitions of Holistic:

“Characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”

The medical definition of Holistic:

“Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.”

Then why, is spelt as if there is a hole in the person? We are after all whole beings.
Hole-istic wellness suggests that somewhere within us is a hole. Always. So therefore, can there really be any true wellness if there is always something missing?
Whole-istic wellness would suggest that at all times, we are whole beings and that parts of the whole are not as well as they could be. Far more likely that wholistic wellness is to be aimed for, that feeling of completion, that feeling that every part of your being is connected, is whole. There is certainly nothing missing because as a Kinesiologist, I understand that our bodies know exactly what we need in order to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
That is, wellness beyond symptoms, beyond the physical, beyond the nutritional and chemical, beyond the mental, emotional components but deep in to the cellular level and much further out and more expansive that the body far beyond the spiritual essence of our being. We’re more wholistic than we intellectually think we are.
What are your thoughts on holistic or wholistic wellness?

WHOLE-istic Wellness

I went for a run this morning. And there in the park, were a group of dogs out and about for puppy school. They were all running around like crazy – just like the dog above. They were loving the sense of freedom, exuding joy and all round, having fun. I believe that this is what Kinesiology can create for people.

Like the dog on the lead, we all conform to what society expects of us. We let out fears, our doubts and others opinions of what is or is not possible to hold us back whether we know it or not. But as soon as that leash is released, life gets fun. Life gets joyful and we find a sense of freedom we secretly longed for because it was there all along, we just didn’t allow ourselves to really feel it.

Are you living a life unleashed?

I’m in the middle of writing a book about what I believe wholistic wellness is all about.

Yes, I’ve spelt it correctly.
It’s WHOLE-istic wellness not
HOLE-istic wellness – we are whole beings, not empty ones.

I know with every fibre of my being that this is what I am here for. To teach on a global scale, what wellness really is beyond the physical and nutritional elements. It’s much deeper than that and it’s so much more expansive than that.