Today, for example, I started to feel pretty unwell and kind of 'bloated' after lunch. In the past, I'd have blamed the bread, the lack of food-combining, the water I drank with the meal - all 'no-no's' if you want to be super-strict about what you eat and how you do it.
But today, when the bloating and instant tiredness showed up, instead of blaming my lunch, I started feeling around to see if any of my neurolymphatic points felt sore or tender.
The neurolymphatics move lymph around your body, and particular points are associated with particular energy meridians. If a point hurts or is tender, that's usually because the associated meridian is bunged-up or weak in some way.
So I had a quick feel around, and very quickly I found a really sort spot in the middle of my ribcage. I went to look up with meridian that point was linked to, and the answer I got back was: Small Meridian.
Next, I went to look up the emotions that are connected to Small Meridian on the special chart I've done linking emotions to meridians (and that you can see for yourself HERE, if you're already a JEMI member) - and that's when things started to get pretty interesting.
Usually, I have a pretty good idea of what I think about things, and what direction I'm trying to go in. But the day before the stomachache showed up, someone had told me something that I'd found profoundly disturbing, and not a little shocking.
I'd been trying not to think about all the implications of what I'd been told, and what it meant for me, and what I should do about it all, because it was pretty overwhelming and I didn't really know what to think, or how to react.
Then, this is what I read for the entry for Small Intestine:
Small Intestine Meridian - Emotional energy when unbalanced: Pulled all over the place; confusion; unable to make decisions. Emotional energy when balanced: Can act decisively; knows what they want.
Questions to ask the self: Why can't I make up my mind? Why do I feel pulled all over the place? Why can't I trust myself, and my own opinions and decisions?
Within 5 seconds, I realised that my indecision was causing my distressing physical symptoms.
I spent the next half an hour talking the situation through with my husband, which helped me to achieve some clarity about how I should respond to the shocking new information I'd be given the day before. Then, I went to talk to God about it all, and asked for some help to react appropriately. The last thing I did was sedate my Small Intestine meridian using acupressure, to get the 'block' to move.
At the end of all that, my physical symptoms had completely gone.
I got my energy back, my stomach stopped feeling bloated, and I can only assume that my Small Intestine meridian got it's mojo back and started working properly again.
Time and again, God is showing me that all the stuff I'm sharing with you about how our emotions are hugely impacting our physical health is the real deal. To put it another way, this stuff really works!
God-willing, a little later on this week, I'll be unveiling the Basic Guide to Strengthening Energy Meridians, which is the latest addition to the free JEMI Knowledge Base.
That Guide will have diagrams of the meridians and neurolymphatics and the acupressure points, and I hope it's going to help you to start really applying the principles you're learning here to your own health and wellbeing.
Sometimes, it might still be the dodgy food. But as I'm seeing more and more, health is much more complex than simply eating the wrong things in the wrong way. Usually, our emotional state is causing us far more health problems than the contents of our stomachs.