Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the intricacies of the body’s communication system.
A baby’s cry is a mother’s alarm system. Babies communicate by creating this specific vibration in order to relay a message to the mother, generally as a warning of hunger or discomfort. Though there are usually more subtle indications that are given before the shrieks and bellows begin.
In times of hunger, babies activate their rooting reflex, an action that allows them to search for their food source- the mother's body. As time passes & mom doesn’t become aware of these signals, the baby will begin to wine & make other soft noises in an attempt to be cared for.
If even more time passes and the issue hasn’t been addressed, the alarm bells really start to ring. This may result in a blood-curdling scream & very frustrated baby.
Just like babies, our bodies have warnings (or symptoms) that begin to increase in severity as time passes & they go ignored.
I believe in a mysterious & beautiful life force that allows all functions of the body to work together in harmony, so we can move through life with ease. Exposure to chemicals, antibiotic use, emotional & physical trauma all play a role in interfering with how these systems operate.
Over time if an ailment manifests, mild symptoms may begin to show their face. For me, those were fatigue & digestive upset. As time went on & those symptoms went ignored, the louder the “cry” my body evoked.
Our body will always be working to heal & recalibrate to a state of homeostasis, but when things are left unchecked, the severity of symptoms increase. They became more harsh & unmanageable.
Symptom expression is the body’s way to get our attention. The brain interprets this as pain. The feeling triggers discomfort so we really pay attention to address the underlying cause.
I am unlearning having fear of my symptoms. I know they are my body's way to deliver a message of what needs my focus & attention.
Having less fear will always leave more space to heal. So instead of avoiding & ignoring the pains, I will embrace them & thank my body for doing its job just as it was designed to, communicating its needs so they can be addressed.