Our Breasts Physical Metaphor for Giving and Receiving

I was  engaged in research the other day on the subject, how suppressed emotions effect our immune system and I came across this interesting nugget  related to breast cancer.

 The book, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christane Northrup M.D.

Here is what she had to say: “Much breast cancer is related to our need to be self-contained and self-nurturing”. Caroline Myss state “The major emotion behind breast lumps and breast cancer is hurt, unfinished emotional business generally related to nurturance.”

Breasts are located in the fourth-chakra energetic center, near the heart.  Emotions such as regret and the classic “broken heart” are energetically stored in the center of the body.  Guilt over not being able to forgive oneself or forgive others blocks the breast’s energy.

Women with breast cancer or inherited gene mutation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 frequently have a tendency toward self-sacrifice, inhibited sexuality, and inability to see themselves as supported by others, an inability to discharge anger or hostility, a tendency to hide anger and hostility behind a facade of pleasantness and an un-resolved hostile conflict with their mothers.

WOW, this gave me pause. . . as I reflected on my find, I couldn’t help but see a few things I still had  to resolved and come to terms with in my life.  Life is a journey and only through self-awareness can we make the needed corrections to protect the health of our breast to the best of our ability.

A true sense of empowerment!

Remember, it is not the emotion itself that cause the problem, it is the inability to express the emotion fully, relax, release, relate and respond to the situation in a healthy, adaptive way.

What you don’t express, you suppress!

I would like to hear your thoughts, please post.

Life To All

Linda Ray

IAW Wellness Coaching

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About lifetoall

I am Founder and CEO of En Pointe Health LLC. I help cancer survivors to live fearlessly, reclaim, renew and thrive with a second chance at life.
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