Physical Pain And Forgiveness

Physical pain and forgiveness

Forgiveness is a complex process that requires a lot of emotional resources to be brought into play. It hardly occurs spontaneously, especially if the wound has been deep. For this reason, it is often very difficult to forgive. The downside is that this grudge can end up seriously compromising our health and well-being.

Sometimes you may feel that physical pain has no explanation, but it doesn’t. You cannot imagine how many physical pains actually originate in the mind and emotions.

The doctors’ offices are packed with people seeking relief for these ailments and who most of the time find only a prescription to mask the symptoms. The problem is that when the cause of some symptoms is not evident and at first they are not worrying,  too much resources are usually devoted to finding their origin.

Everything in the mind affects the body. The reason is very simple: practically our entire body is associated with the nervous system. This, in turn, is responsible for perceiving and processing emotions. In this way, when emotions and / or thoughts are altered and not processed, they still manifest themselves.

Many times they do this in the form of physical ailments or pain in some area of ​​the body. A pain for which no visible cause is identified in any evidence that seeks a physiological alteration. A situation that can make the patient despair, but that can have the same effect on the doctor if he is not familiar with functional diseases.

The body and forgiveness

Scholars of the theme have been able to establish a clear relationship between physical pain and emotional processes, such as forgiveness. We talk about forgiveness because it is a complex emotional process, which contains very powerful and difficult to manage emotions. It is related to anger, sadness, paranoia and resentment. For this reason, it can cause severe emotional damage, but also manifest itself in the form of physical pain.


The body shouts what the mouth is silent. Not forgiving means living in the past, linked to a feeling that does not evolve. A disguised rancor that stagnates and feeds on itself in a very negative way. Some define it as the feeling you get when you have a burning coal in your hands, waiting for the right moment to throw it at the person you have such a grudge for. It is more pain that one does to oneself than to the other.   

There are certain organs of the body particularly related to the traces of a forgiveness not yet produced. The throat, respiratory system, neck, ankles and back, for example, are areas of the body that, when they hurt for no apparent reason, can indicate the presence of an unfinished process of forgiveness.

The map of forgiveness in the body 

It is good to pay attention to physical pains that appear and disappear repeatedly without there being a specific reason. The most likely thing is that it is unresolved emotions, especially a forgiveness not granted. Our body talks about forgiveness like this:

  • Pain and irritation in the throat

    . Sore throat is related to unspoken words or the inability to express pain after an affront.

  • Frequent flu

    . Talk about non-cried tears, surely out of pride or because there is so much anger that it prevents us from recognizing the pain they have caused us.

  • Sore neck

    . This area of ​​the body reflects a person’s flexibility or inflexibility. If the grudge has established itself in one’s life, the neck area is likely to be seriously affected. Resentment is a passion that induces a strong tension that must be sustained for a long time and, for this reason, ends up damaging the muscles of the neck.

  • The ankles

    . When the path to forgiveness is not embarked upon, it is likely to be reflected in the ankles. A joint on which the ability to progress in life is projected. When they hurt, it is almost always due to the fact that it stagnates in a negative feeling.  

  • Back pain

    . In this case, the absence of forgiveness is experienced as a load that is refused unconsciously. The resentment originates an emotional burden that results in back pain, especially in the middle part. If the grudge is related to money issues, it is more frequent that it occurs in the lower area.

  • Knee discomfort

    . They are frequently associated with resistance to bending. It is pride that dominates the actions. It is believed, consciously or not, that forgiveness is an action of submission.

  • The teeth and gums

    . These parts of the body are closely related to any aggressive feeling. When you have difficulty expressing anger, your teeth are most likely to break or your gums will become inflamed. If the anger is greater, the teeth tend to move.


The body is like a map in which one can follow the path of the emotions contained, not expressed. We are not just an organism nor just a mind. Mind and body are united, they complement each other, they influence each other. For this reason, when experiencing physical pain, one must always reflect on the emotional component that can be associated with it.

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