What are Your Symptoms Trying to Tell You?

What are Your Symptoms Trying to Tell You?

With The Healing Codes, we’re always talking about “the heart.” Perhaps what we call the “heart” is really a part of the brain (the right hemisphere?), or perhaps it’s a certain way the brain functions.

At any rate, this “heart”  has its own “logic,” and it’s not a logic that’s linear. It’s based on images and associations. If you can learn to “read’ your heart, understand the images and connections, you can go a long way in understanding–and healing–the source of many of the issues of your life.

The following case study will help you understand the “logic” of the heart and how physical manifestations can be based on  metaphors of  heart issues.

My client, whom I’ll call “Todd,” had several issues he wanted to work on healing: irregular heartbeat, enlarged prostate, hernia; “an addictive personality,” and fear of something bad happening.

As it turned out, that latter was the source of all the other things. That often happens: all of the issues end up being connected.

The connection is usually a cluster of memories with a central theme.

That theme can be a metaphor that runs throughout the issues. You just have to know how to “think like your heart.”

Your mind thinks in words, but your heart “thinks” in pictures, images and feelings.

For Todd, his physical, emotional, and even relational issues were all connected by one image or metaphor: a bomb.

Every one of his emotional and physical issues turned out to be a “bomb” of some sort. They were all things that could “explode” at any time. He felt like he was “walking on eggshells” with his wife, just as he had with his mother growing up. (Wife and mother’s emotions like bombs that could go off at any moment.)

All his physical symptoms were also “bombs”: a hernia that could become strangulated at any moment; an enlarged prostate that could turn to cancer; an irregular heartbeat that could become dangerous at any time. He also feared that his drinking could turn into an addiction.

In working together to uncover memories with a variety of emotions (fear, anxiety, anger, feeling trapped), we finally drilled down to several early memories. That is where we found the connection: Several of the early memories, starting at age 5, involved bombs!

Todd grew up in the Cold War era, where bomb drills had kids hiding under their desks or going into bomb shelters. (Just listen to the soundtrack of this YouTube video, and look at the cartoon of “Duck and Cover” and imagine a 5-year-old experiencing this again and again….) Todd had several terrifying early memories: being in a bomb shelter, “duck and cover” bomb drills at school starting in kindergarten, and then later, the Cuban missile crisis and walking home from school (no driving in case there was a bomb). “Always remember, an atomic bomb attack could come at any time….” became deeply ingrained in Todd, and generalized to more things than literal bombs.

All his issues boiled down to “fear of something bad happening,” the source of which were his “bomb memories.” When we healed the fear in those core memories (and it took awhile to drill down and get to the core), all his issues were resolved very quickly.

As you think about your most pressing problem, whether it’s emotional, physical, relational, or a success issue, see if there are any images or metaphors or common threads. Once you find and unravel that, very often the whole “ball” of issues resolves.

If you are a Baby Boomer, you might want to do a Healing Code on fear memories from bomb drills at school. It’s difficult to imagine how any young child could watch that film and not become scared on some level. There may be a whole generation of us who need healing “bomb issues.” And if you need help with that,  contact Diane Eble  for custom Healing Codes.


  1. I found this article is helpful as its useful to realize the significance of the cluster of ideas theory by example. In this instance the general issues all involved one or more fears. Fear, of course, being the operative word. It is key to notice the common denominator is that emotion: fear. The emotion, as it is experienced, causes a flush of stress (hormones and reactions) to be strongly felt as discomforts such as sweat, palpations and anxiety. That memory is then imprinted as a prime experience of danger to self. Subsequent, and sometimes earlier, similar experiences that feel about the same get clustered into the danger group along with the stress response in the physical/emotional body. The Healing Codes seem to break or weaken the bonds between the elements of these ties. Fears, seems to become specifically isolated by posing feelings of understanding, and peaceful emotions that have an opposite emotional charge. This, I sense, is the “energy” in Energy Medicine.

    I think sometimes a dis-identification from self is what is most helpful where pain seems acutely present. In that context the pain is distanced by the observer who is the real self. Operating under the theory that without resistance things that are not real (not self) change, the pain soon morphs and disappears. This works especially well with headaches for some mysterious reason.

    1. Boyd, thanks for your feedback and observations. That’s a very likely explanation for how the Healing Codes work.

      Headache sufferers, take especial note!

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