Sofia has a good deal on an apartment in New York City, but she has always wanted to have a house of her own. She took on a second, and then a third job, in hopes that she could save enough money to buy a home. The stress of working three jobs can be overwhelming for anyone and even more so for someone like Sofia because of the abuse she endured during her childhood and adolescence. The stresses are building up within Sofia’s body because she has very little time or space to digest them. The symptoms of her diabetes have become considerably worse and she has been stuffing herself to alleviate the painful feelings of anxiety.
I felt very concerned when I saw the impact of the stress upon Sofia’s body and said, “I understand how important having a house is for you, but it’s not worth killing yourself to get it. It’s very important for you to be grateful for what you do have, because many people do not have either a job or home since the banksters crashed the economy.”
“You’ve gone through so much trauma in your life. You of all people need to be taking exceptionally good care of yourself. You seriously need time to rest and space to process all of the issues and emotions that are coming up. You also need to be getting out and doing the things you truly enjoy.”
Andrea broke off her engagement to her fiancé after realizing that her he did not have the capacity to truly appreciate or love her. She recently met another man she was hoping to connect with, but he did not reciprocate her interest. Andrea is now in her mid-thirties and is very concerned that she may never find a partner.
Andrea also got laid off a few months ago. She’s been stressed out about the fact that she’s running out of money and she feels lost without having something to do when she gets up in the morning. The stresses of daily life have been taking their toll. Andrea told me that she has been keeping a box of chocolates in her room and that she indulges herself every night before going to bed. Andrea commented that she was feeling very bloated lately.
Andrea has always avoided feelings that are uncomfortable. Her daily intake of chocolate and comfort foods had a numbing effect. She certainly wasn’t digesting the feelings that were arising in response to what was happening in her life at this time. I could feel a backlog of stressful emotion that had accumulated within her body. Much of the stress had accumulated within her abdomen where it had settled into the organs and tissues causing them to feel very heavy and dense.
I could feel the density breaking up within Andrea’s abdomen during a recent healing session. Andrea told me she was eliminating a great deal afterwards whenever she went to the bathroom and that her stomach was beginning to flatten out. She also told me that the sugar cravings had subsided and that she hadn’t eaten any chocolate since the healing session.
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