Language Informs Health and Healing

Subconscious health messages are found in our language – and they are useful inputs for improving your health. Let’s unpack this with examples.

Consider the statement, “he/she doesn’t know where he’s going”. Maybe this person is simply lost. But just as likely, it reflects physical shortcomings in the feet and legs. Mentally picture someone with their feet pointed outward. The feet are not aligned with the direction of walking. The upper body wobbles when walking. To an unbiased observer, the direction of travel lacks integrity. It’s analogous to a mis-aligned car where the front wheels point outward.

So, how does “doesn’t know where he’s going” help you achieve better health? It reminds us to use the body as designed by nature. A line from the heel to the second toe should point in the direction of travel. If that’s not true, the ankle knees and hips are being insulted with each step. This insult operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. The cumulative effect is as damaging as an automobile accident. After a while, feet, knees and hips will give out. By taking clues from language, those problems can be avoided. And by making walking corrections, existing problems are reversed.

Note that I didn’t use the word “cure”. When a body is returned to “as-designed” operation, the source of a problem no longer exists. So, no cure is needed.

Consider another example: “Her head isn’t on straight”. The common metaphor is that thinking isn’t clear. But the physical interpretation is literal. The head is not balanced over the spine. The head might be carried in front of the chest, or perhaps it is tilted to one side. Or maybe the head is rotated on the spine. If so, problems will arise. Blood flow to the head becomes restricted. Nerves are squeezed. Headaches are likely. Perhaps, thinking could be better.

Again, language reminds us to use the body as designed. The top of the head should be balanced over the neck and aligned with gravity. A pain-free sense of relaxation supports clear thinking.

Below are some additional phrases. Most people sense a physical connection, even if it’s vague.

How can you benefit from them?

“He had feet of clay.” (Feet don’t make good contact with the ground.)

“Sue puts on a good front.” (Pays more attention to the part of the body that shows.).

“Sam doesn’t know what’s up.” (The top of the head isn’t pointed upward.)

“Bill needs to get his back into it.” (His lower back is too rigid.)

“Ted is holding back.” (Musculature is not fully engaged.)

“Jim is on edge”. (He stands forward over the feet.)

“Harry is a hard-head”. (Small bones in the skull don’t move.)

“Jill is a tight-ass”. (She is a candidate for hemorrhoids.)

Take time to listen. Healing messages are everywhere.


Jack Menear