Using Allergies to Grow in Wisdom
Allergies are a combination of fear and anger. Sometimes a natural, benign substance such as pollen is seen by our body as an enemy. This fear in the body can activate an hystemic response from the immune system. The body’s hystemic response is an expression of anger in its most useful form. Inflammation, mucus production, and extra blood flow are all designed to bring the body back to balance. Think of establishing healthy boundaries. However, in the case of allergies, the unnecessary defense against a non-enemy is ends up attacking our body rather than defending it.
When allergic reactions arise, this is an opportunity to carefully observe moments in which you are feeling unfounded fear and responding with anger. You might notice the anger first because it is a more dynamic emotion. Then look for the fear which is behind it.
I no longer have allergies. When I did, it was because I was afraid of anger, and therefore denied the feeling toward myself or toward others. Also, I avoided situations which caused me to admit my potential to have the feeling of anger. You can read about the resolution of that situation here.
To help reduce allergies, search out anything which causes a feeling of fear. There is almost always a belief in loss or lack behind the fear. Usually, challenging situations present potential opportunities. The deepest desire hides behind the darkest fear.
How to Reduce Allergies
The body is so smart! Through the language of experience and perception, our bodies are leading us toward Union. Have you noticed that the intensity of allergies waxes and wanes? Even during the peak of the allergy season, there are times of some relief and other times when symptoms are quite intense. The body’s sensitive response to moment-by-moment experiences is a great indicator of precisely what is really triggering the symptom. From this, we learn what really causes stress and what doesn’t. You might be surprised.
For even greater clarity about the root of the symptoms, it is possible to access wisdom through the thymus, the administrator of the immune system. To do this, start by putting your hands over your upper chest, the location of the thymus.
Then have a little conversation with the thymus. Ask it, “What is the problem?” Do you see how close the thymus is to the heart? The heart always tells you the truth. You can trust that if you ask the thymus in an innocent way, the truth will come. Then you know where to start reconstructing your belief system.
To eliminate allergies, the definition of threat must include only that which is opposed to evolution. Actually, it can be a joy to do this. It reveals a greater version of yourself, one closer to Totality.