Ever feel like you’re not resonating well? Constant struggles. Little things happening all the time. The flat tire, the headache, the strife in a relationship, the sinus infection, the fender bender bender in the parking lot. You can create your list I’m sure. Too many time though human nature is to shrug it off to a bad day, to the stars being misaligned or what about the full moon? Most never take it any further and never question these little barrage of mishaps.
What if these little mishaps were symptoms? A symptom or a warning sign calling out to let you know something underlying is not connected or not connected well. I contend that this may be the case yet due to lifestyles that are created to meet the hectic demands of today’s society we often ignore or actively numb these symptoms only to become more disconnected physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Let me show you a common example. A headache is a symptom of underlying problem. It could be physical like tension, chemical from foods we eat (like MSG, caffeine, sugar) or emotional (like stress, relationships issues, finances, etc). So unless an underlying change is made as to the cause, the headache will re-occur.
What if the oil light on your car were to come on. It’s a danger sign that your car is vitally low on oil probably because it is leaking out somewhere. Now you could just keep pouring oil into the engine but that would ignoring the root problem and many mechanics would say you are disconnected or truly don’t understand how a car works.
A disconnect can happen physically, emotionally and spiritually as well and these symptoms that are shrugged off to a bad day, too often ignored or numbed, are signs that there is a root problem. We tend to dampen symptoms with a plethora of numbing agents. From alcohol and drugs to television. Some turn to pornography or sexual affairs. Some may use excessive spending or food consumption as if it were our last meal. We use different ways to numb our symptoms. As simple as Excedrin for a headache we consume our daily dose of whatever it takes to numb the symptoms life has so graciously handed us walking through life as if we were on novocain attempting to ignore a true connection in life.
So with this said I contend that it might be more than a bad day. Each time you experience symptoms it’s an unbelievable opportunity to take a look at how well you are connected to life. An opportunity if you take it.
How well are you connected physically? Do you eat well, exercise, drink water and get adjusted regularly? Do you listen to your symptoms and make changes?
How well connected emotionally are you? Do you express your feeling often or do you let things build up into anger and frustration?
How well connected spiritually are you? Do you connect daily with God. Do you spend time asking purposeful questions?
Try listening to life. Look for a cause of the symptoms you see around you. As you engage you might just find that the bad days become fewer and fewer. The little mishaps, well, seem little and life seems a bit more connected.