The Mind-Body Connection: Part 2 – Menstrual Disorders

Menstrual DisordersIn Part 1 of this series, I addressed the possible metaphysical causes of endometriosis. Let’s now have a look at some of the underlying metaphysical (non-physical) factors that may be contributing towards menstrual disorders, as well as the new thought patterns (affirmations) to put into place. Remember, our body is always reminding us to love ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally!

Menstrual Disorders
Menstrual disorders can be an indication of a difficulty in accepting one’s femininity. You may have experienced a negative relationship with your mother or your perception of women while growing up may have resulted in limiting beliefs concerning female roles. Subconsciously you may believe that men have more opportunities than women or that women are weak. When you were younger, someone close to you may have passed on their belief that menstruation was shameful or dirty. Menstrual disorders can also indicate constant self-criticism, feelings of disempowerment, difficulty in standing up for oneself or taking life too seriously. Through menstrual disorders, your body may be telling you that your belief system concerning women in general is inaccurate, unhealthy and is an obstacle to your own happiness.

Amenorrhea (the absence of menstruation)
Amenorrhea indicates that you could find it difficult or uncomfortable to be a woman. You may carry resentment towards your mother. You may still feel like a daughter, weak, fragile and vulnerable or not want to take care of yourself. Are you very demanding of yourself and others? Are you a hard person? Is your life a struggle? Do you dislike yourself? Does your family have a pain pattern with the women, due to social or religious beliefs? You may also partake in excessive exercising or over-stressing. Note: It is important to find out if there is an underlying physical cause of your amenorrhea. This will provide you with further clues as to which emotions and thoughts might still be limiting you in your life.

Louise Hay’s affirmation/new thought pattern: I rejoice in who I am. I am a beautiful expression of life, flowing perfectly at all times.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Period Pain
PMS can indicate denying your feminine energy and rejection of the feminine processes. You may feel uneasy about womanhood, inferior, trapped, disrespected, confused, anxious, angry, full of self-doubt and not trust in the natural flow of life. Do you feel as though you are not being heard, or hold back ideas because you believe they will be rejected? You may not own your own power, giving it to outside influences or attribute strength and power to men. Period pain is intensified in the absence of self-love. When you are competing for love outside of yourself, you cannot nurture yourself when you most need it. You need to focus your attention on yourself, and fall in love with you!

Louise Hay’s affirmation/new thought pattern: I now take charge of my mind and my life. I am a powerful, dynamic woman! Every part of my body functions perfectly. I love me.

References and further reading:
How our thought patterns directly affect our health
How to develop new thought patterns to help our bodies heal
Heal Your Body by Louise L. Hay
Your body’s telling you: Love yourself! by Lise Bourbeau
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

Leila Summers is an author, book coach and Heal your Life® Teacher who assists others in their personal growth, and in learning to love themselves and live their best life. She has a particular interest in the mind-body connection and a knack for joining the dots to discover root issues that contribute to dis-ease. She offers workshops as well as one-on-one sessions via Skype. Visit her website at www.believeinchange.co.za

First published on Body Orchestra blog – October 2014

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