I recently woke up in so much pain as I must have pulled a muscle in my neck/upper back and am now dealing with one stiff neck. Not being able to turn your head side to side, or use the strength of your neck to navigate daily tasks is sure frustrating, and it also has opened my eyes to my own inflexibility right now.
I use the word inflexible because I’m a big explorer of metaphysical correlations with our physical ailments. I often reference and seek out the amazing work of Louise Hay on this subject. She says that the neck, “represents flexibility. The ability to see what’s back there. Refusing to see other sides of a question. Stubbornness, inflexibility. Unbending stubbornness.”
As you’ll hear me share during this week’s episode of the podcast, reading this definitely triggered total rejection of this at first.
I often feel inside that my entire life is marked by how flexible and accommodating I am toward others.
But then, I also know that most of those closest to me have mirrored to me just how inflexible I can be.
I have more than a handful of things that I am particular about, rigid even; things I like to be in control of. I don’t want to be perceived as controlling or stubborn, but it’s how self protection has manifested in my body. And in all honesty- it’s probably a lot like what I’m experiencing with my frozen neck.
Instead of being able to go with the flow, all the muscles are clinging on tight trying to prevent further injury from happening.
But this is so uncomfortable? Why would anyone choose to live like this?
That I’m afraid I don’t have answers to. All I know is that there’s lots here to continue to let go of. It’s time to rectify that space between being feeling I know best and being open to life.