People suffer from various forms of pain these days. Pain exists in many different shapes and practically in every body part. From the holistic point of view of Creative Homeopathy, all symptoms are indicators of our subconscious to make us aware of a particular conflict we created within ourselves. Accordingly, every form of pain has a psychological cause and meaning—we call that “symptom language.” If we do have the courage to look at the ailment in the sense of self-responsibility, then the question arises:
Why does a person create pain?
Indeed, the pain catalyzes to make oneself aware of something, for example, an unresolved conflict, a lack of assertion, or an unwillingness to “make oneself straight.” It is a communication tool for the unconscious to make us aware of a suppressed truth.
Lack of self-responsibility as a trigger for pain
Unfortunately, few people comprehend themselves because self–reliance or self-responsibility is not widespread and is perceived as too uncomfortable.
“With personal responsibility, blaming others falls away.”
Giving away the life force available to third parties who used to help organize one’s life is no longer possible. Suddenly, a vacuum is created when the person has failed to explore his talents and abilities. Thus, an individual purpose in life is entirely different from following more or less unreflected traditions or customary rules of a culture or in the defiant variant of rebelling against them.
“The complainers who don’t want to change themselves are just as devoid of self-responsibility as the conformists.”
Pain as a meaningful support
So if the human being wants to rediscover his own creative or divine part, pain is beneficial. Unfortunately, the “physical hint system” in the masochistic sense is led ad absurdum because we live in a victim society today. The poor sick person in pain has the best image in our community and has, so far – it is changing – the best social security. Why should a person get well? Why should the symptoms be recognized as a “clue-giving system of the unconscious?”
It is much more productive to manipulate or even blackmail the environment with one’s suffering. In a community, we are strong. Whether the community is created by manipulation or blackmail does not matter—the main objective is to achieve illusory security. Accordingly, self-responsibility remains out of fashion.
Pain = Guilt
In her symbolic language, Louise Hay translates the topic of pain with feelings of guilt. If we also formulate self-responsibility in this context, then it should read that we create feelings of guilt against ourselves.
“The personality that does not take personal responsibility acts against itself since it will never live up to its abilities and possibilities.”
The presentation of one’s greatness would, at best, cause envy. This possibility alone is a considerable challenge because society could inhibit further integration into a community. The exponent of this way of thinking and living without self-responsibility was socialism. The one who wanted to live out his abilities was considered privileged. The privileged one was considered a negative person.
So, pain is the symbol of unconscious information for the feeling of guilt. But not the blame towards others, but the responsibility of having betrayed oneself as a unique personality. Therefore, the creative and divine part within us with all the talents and possibilities has been denied.
What a pity that is. How beautiful life would be if everybody just lived his possibilities and abilities while being satisfied with himself and the environment he is living in!
Symptom language for different pains
In the following, different types of pain are translated in terms of symptom language for those interested in getting closer to personal responsibility. This list is intended to assist in better recognizing the conflicts behind the respective pain.
- Headache = Wanting to resolve emotional issues rationally
- Forehead headache = Defying a perhaps senseless situation
- Back of the headache = Not having forgotten an old conflict
- Migraine = Seeing a nasty emotional conflict in a one-sided way and finding it “sucks.”
- Toothache = To give up one’s assertiveness
- Earache = The divergence between the inner and outer voices
- Throat pain = Does not want to swallow everything
- Back pain = Lack of being upright
- Abdominal pain = Not having digested topics
- Shoulder pain = Having taken too much responsibility
- Elbow pain = Will not fight back
- Thumb pain = Does not demand support
- Knee pain = Feeling humiliated, bent over
- Anal pain = Spasmodically holds back criticism of others
- Kidney pain = Feels helpless without a peer
- Heartache = Holds self neglected
- Bursting = something is threatening to break
- Drilling = Having to adopt the mindset of others
- Burning = something should be changed urgently
- Pressing = Being under pressure
- Pressing from the inside out = Concentrated emotion or a foreign body should be removed.
- Pressing from outside to inside = Accepting constriction
- Pounding = Having something compulsively taken over
- Cramping = Wanting to keep a position at all costs
- Lancing = Being infiltrated by the opinion of others
- Grinding = Not being able to escape a grueling situation
- Staking = Having internalized foreign, burdensome opinions and beliefs
- Pulsating = Acquired patterns of thought and belief, making themselves felt
- Tearing = Wanting to disengage from conflicts without having dealt with them
- Shooting = Insights want to become conscious
- Cutting = Wanting to detach oneself from conflicts without having mastered them
- Piercing = Being infiltrated by inherited patterns of thinking and believing
- Dislocated = Having left one’s own direction of thinking and living
- Sore = Being in a stressful situation
- Drawing = One unresolved conflict drags on another.
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Luise Hay, Heal Your Body
Rüdiger Dahlke, Illness as a Symbol, Verlag C. Bertelsmann München 3rd edition 1996
Antonie Peppler, The psychological significance of homeopathic remedies, vol.1 1998 and 2 2002, CKH Verlag Großheubach
Hans-Jürgen Albrecht (Ed.), Creative Homeopathy Collected Publications of Antonie Peppler Vol.1 and 2