You are probably aware that there are various relationships between our thinking and our body parts. For instance, our liver helps us plan and organize our lives. Our gall bladder helps us make decisions. Our shoulders protect the heart… And the list goes on and on. When a body parts is out of balance and aching, it usually indicates an imbalance in our mind. Often, correcting our thinking is enough to bring health to the corresponding diseased body part.
In this newsletter, you will learn about various consciousness aspects of the knee. Paying close attention to where and how exactly our knees are out of balance can help identify what is going on for us on a mental level. And once we gain awareness about what a diseased knees is trying to tell us, we can help our own healing by managing our mental state. Keep reading – you will be surprised how much information you can gather about yourself just by looking closely at the “language” of your knees.
Consciousness at work:
I AM THE KNEE
(Excerpt from “Integrating the Physical and the Psychological Story Behind Disease” by John Veltheim)
If the knee could talk, this is what it would say:
“I allow you the flexibility to bend down and move around. I am controlled primarily by your kidney energies. The kidney energies relate to fear and willpower.
I have always been a strong metaphor for you in your life. I represent your willpower. When, as a child, you wanted to summon your willpower in defiance, you would lock your knees. You learned the metaphor of bending your knees in submission to your God, your leader, or your victor. When you have issues around your willpower, they will be reflected in disturbances in my function.
You use willpower to help overcome fear – the other energy of the kidneys. These two opposing forces within the kidneys represent the two opposing forces of the Fire and Water balance in the dualistic yang/yin functions of the kidneys. When you experience extreme fear, your knees will go weak. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen too often in modern society.
Something else happens though, that can be more destructive because of its insidious nature. In modern society, the biggest fear is the fear of coping – with money, work, relationships, health, and so on. When you live continually with this kind of fear, I will be weakened and prone to injury. If the fear is prolonged over a long time and is coupled with weakened willpower to overcome the fear, then the brain will strengthen me by making me inflexible and rigid. You then call this Arthritis.
The inner side of me is controlled by the spleen/pancreas meridian. So, if you hurt my medial ligaments, that means you are worrying about something you are not able to cope with. (The spleen/pancreas controls worry.) My outer side is controlled by the gall bladder so if you injure that part, that reflects your fear of making a decision about something.
The cruciate ligament deep inside my centre relates to the deepest aspect of willpower – the will to survive. When there is injury to that ligament, it means you are often deeply questioning aspects of your life and existence. This does not mean you are suicidal, just that you are deeply questioning your life, its direction, and your will to follow through and do what needs to be done in your life.
The bladder meridian controls the back of me. The bladder meridian profoundly influences the central nervous system and activity. When that part of me is injured, it usually relates to your allowing your willpower to become over-controlled by your nervous system. You become rigid, inflexible, and fearful, “standing up” for yourself in too reactive a way.
Your hamstrings are controlled by your large intestine (colon) meridian. The colon controls “letting go” of anything that is no longer of use to you. So, if your hamstrings are too tight and get injured, that means that you are fearful of letting go of the “stance” you are taking – to your detriment. Usually, I start aching in the back when you are going through a period of your life when your beliefs are being challenged, and you are afraid to let go of them.”