When and why do we get sick?

Have you ever wondered why sometimes we catch a cold without having done something unhealthy and some other times we do not get sick even though we do things that could make us sick?

Have you ever noticed when do you get sick? If you do, then you will probably find out that you usually get sick after an emotional disorder, for example, after frustration or guilt.

Emotions affect our immune system

Research has shown that happiness and happy thoughts have a positive effect on the immune system and the sadness and the saddening thoughts have the opposite effect.

In many cases, we get sick simply because we are not happy or because your body wants to express your repressed emotions. Some people believe that escaping from their problems or being constantly busy with something will help them feel better, but the truth is that this method always works against them.

When we are indifferent, we avoid or suppress our problems; it can lead us to physical illness or severe depression.

According to some surveys, about 80% of illnesses are caused from psychological factors. So you don’t get cold because a virus or bacterium suddenly appeared from nowhere but because our immune system is weak to an extent that allows existing viruses and bacteria to “land” in our body.

A psychological factor that can lead to illness is guilt. If you feel guilty because you did something bad and fail to forgive yourself, your subconscious might cause your immune system to weaken and you will get sick. This way you will get some relief from guilt through self-punishment.

Also, a disease may symbolize a cry for help. If a person is in need for help and no one pays attention, the subconscious can impair immune to make them sick to attract the attention of people around them. Some people self-injure themselves to achieve that and receive some care and attention. Some people may develop serious illnesses in order to attract keen attention. Stuttering can be a very good example.

In other cases, the disease may symbolize a suicide attempt. Due to the pressure a person who thinks about suicide is under, their subconscious sometimes tries to fulfill the desire by making them sick and thus escape the blame …

Another possibility is that of a person who fails to meet their goals or to reach self-realization. Some people can develop a “disability” and remove this way the blame from themselves. Thereby protecting their ego and escape from guilt.

So it is important to be aware of our emotions and to manage them appropriately. Otherwise they haunt us and they are transformed into serious –more or less-physical symptoms.

We need to learn how to manage the various negative emotions, so we won’t be motivating our subconscious to act in the negative ways mentioned above.


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