Energetic Inflammation has some parallels with physical inflammation. What causes it and what can we do about it?
This is from my latest article in Health & Healing Magazine:
Most of us have experienced physical inflammation. If you’ve had a cold, your nasal passages have swelled. If you’ve sprained an ankle, the soft tissue there has become inflamed. Whether in reaction to an accident, a virus, or an aggravating substance, the body says, “This feels threatening, and I’m going to try to correct the situation.” The effects of that defensive reaction are often pain, swelling, and irritation.
Energetic inflammation is similar. If you find yourself in a situation that feels threatening to your well-being, your energetic body reacts to protect you. The body’s instinctual systems respond to situations (or substances) that are irritating and get inflamed. Rather than physical swelling and redness, energetic inflammation may present as angst or cognitive overload, among other things.
As a protective mechanism, the inflammatory response in both our physical and energetic bodies is trying to do one of three things:
Preventive energy medicine is helpful in proactively addressing energetic inflammation. Managing our spiritual boundaries can help significantly. This is the toolkit provided in Shining Bright Without Burning Out, available from Sounds True. This article may also be of interest.