It’s been said that everything on the physical plane is a manifestation of something on the metaphysical level. I believe that nothing is a ‘coincidence’ and that physical issues lead me to inquire more about myself and my surroundings on a deeper level.
Two days ago I was leaving my apartment when I suddenly fell heavily down my concrete staircase. I hit my coccyx head on and it sent shooting pain right up my spine and down my legs. I think my coccyx is just bruised, not fractured, but it’s incredibly sore!
A year ago I injured my lower back whilst snowboarding so I’ve been dealing with lower back issues on and off since then. In my case, my back pain tends to show up when I’m feeling the most insecure in my life either with money issues or physical security.
A Wake Up Call?
This recent fall was however so sudden and impactful, it felt like the universe was trying to tell me something. I have been struggling a lot lately with deciding what to with my life and also dealing with financial uncertainty.
When I think of the coccyx and sacral area, I think of grounding. Is the universe trying to tell me to slow down, ground myself and trust that the answers will come?
Louise Hay’s description of the mind-body coccyx link:
Coccyx (tailbone): Out of balance with yourself. Holding on. Blame of self. Sitting on old pain.
I 100% relate to this. Unresolved emotional pain has surfaced recently, pain that I didn’t realise I was still holding onto, but needed to come up. Perhaps physical manifestations can help us release pain on the metaphysical level?
Fear seems to be the key learning element for me here. Fear of the future, fear of having something taken from me, fear of being destitute or alone.
All there is to do now is accept the pain, know that it’s temporary, be gentle with ourselves, release resistance and practice an affirmation or two. Here’s a great one from Louise:
In love x
I have since come to an even clearer realisation about the relevance of this fall. Over the past 2 weeks I have been doing 21 days of Reiki self-healing (as part of my training), and this injury occurred in my first week which deals with releasing issues on the physical level. Also, it’s in fact my sacrum that is very bruised which is in close relation to the sacral chakra representing relationships and emotional issues. So it’s quite amazing to me how these issues have come up for healing at this time. I am looking at it as a blessing now and an opportunity to heal past wounds.