But what exactly is the message? How do you receive it? What language does it speak?
Look up the clues
If you’re new to interpreting what knee problems mean, you could start by looking up ‘knees’ , for example
Louise Hay, gives a general interpretation:
Knee Problems: Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Inflexibility. Won’t give in.
Heal Your Body, p46
Debbie Shapiro interprets three separate knee problems:
- Water on the knee – a holding of emotional energy.
- Inflamed knee – something or someone is making us feel irritated or angry.
- Dislocated knee – a resistance to giving way.
Your Body Speaks Your Mind, p125
These interpretations will give you some clues about your knee’s message. Sometimes they are sufficient to trigger an insight to what’s going on.
Other times they feel too vague, or you just can’t relate to them. That’s when you need to move from the general interpretations of knee problems to find out exactly what your knee is saying to you.
Discover your knee’s specific message to you
The best way to discover your knee’s message is to ask it to tell you. Have a conversation with your knee! This may seem strange at first; only because we’re not in the habit of communicating with our bodies.
The key is to find a way to access your intuition/higher self. Here are two ways I use:
1. Trick your way past your conscious mind!
This question (from NLP) helps bypass all the doubts of your conscious mind, and allow your intuition to speak up. It is surprisingly effective!
‘If I did know, what would the message be?’
Accept the first response you receive, however strange it may seem.
2. Tap, alongwith a Command
This is a blend of EFT and the wording used in The One Command.
If you’re new to EFT you can use just one tapping point – the knobbly, inner end of your collar bone, at the bottom of your neck. If you know the EFT points, you can move to a new point with each phrase of the sentence below.
As you tap with two fingers on your collarbone, slowly say to yourself:
I don’t know how, I know the message my knee is giving me, I only know I do know now, and I am grateful.
Repeat the tapping and repeat the sentence slowly, several times. As you start to feel calmer you open to your intuition, and your knee’s message will come to you.
Whichever method you use, the keys are:
- Be receptive
- Trust the first message that comes to you, whatever form it takes – words, images, a knowingness etc.
- If the message isn’t clear, ask for clarification.
The Delicious Nugget: The discomfort in your knee has a message for you so you can help yourself to heal. To receive the message you need to access your intuition, relax and be receptive to receiving the message in whatever way it comes.