A couple of weeks' ago, one of my 'energy healing' friends came to practise unfreezing energy source points with me. Energy source points are those acupressure points in the body which store the motherlode of energy for a particular energy meridian (and subsequently, the organs and bodily functions that meridian governs.)
I did her first, and then she did me, and I was expecting to see the usual culprits show up, namely Spleen and possibly gallbladder.
So imagine my surprise when she tested my source points (it's a very easy, quick procedure that requires a magnet) - and found that bladder, kidney and lung were all out.
Of the three of them, the one that didn't 'fix' after the session was lung - which kind of shocked me.
I've had issues with all sorts of things, and all sorts of body parts, but thank G-d, 'lungs' has never been one of them.
The next week, I went to Uman, as I've written about elsewhere, and I came back from that trip with a massive cold. By far, the most snottiest, long-lasting, tiring cold I've ever had.
I went to look up what meridian snot is governed by - and what do you know, it's lungs.
I went to look up what emotions etc are governed by lungs, and I found that its negative emotions are grief and detachment, and that its positive emotions are inspiration, letting go and faith.
I started holding my lung acupressure sedating points, to help move on the excess negative emotions that had got backed up on that meridian, leading to HUGE amounts of snot, and in my personal prayer, I started working on asking G-d to give me more inspiration and emuna (faith).
Within a day or two, my cold started to clear.
Then, I got hit with the back ache: a dull ache on the lower left of my body, around where my kidneys are.
The first day, I was so poorly I couldn't do anything much except lie in bed and feel sorry for myself. But then, I went back to my books, and started researching the spiritual causes of my backache.
(Btw - there seems to be an awful lot of backache going around at the moment. It could be an 'age' thing, or a 'life stage' thing, or simply, that a lot of us are dealing with the same spiritual issues at the moment.)
Guess which two meridians showed up as the prime cause?: kidney and bladder.
The negative emotions for kidney are fearful isolation and shame, and the positive emotions are 'movement towards others' and 'gentleness with self'.
Bladder deals with fear, suspicion and futility, and courage, trust and hope.
Once again, bingo!
I stopped holding the lung sedating points, and instead started holding kidney and bladder sedating points. All this was going on in Chanuka, so while I was looking at my candles, I asked G-d to let me believe in miracles again, and to help me hope that things are going to get easier and better for me, after what's been an extremely difficult few years.
I also realized that I'm pretty lonely, and that it's starting to affect my health (hello, kidney meridian.) That's a tough one to solve, and I can't really see how to do it by myself, as I'm in an area with no anglos, no shabbos invites and no community we can really belong to.
So I tossed that one back to G-d, too, (as one of the miracles I really need to happen in my life) and hopefully, He'll sort it out.
Today, my back is so much better. I could barely get out of bed yesterday, and today, it's 95% back to normal. If you know anything about back pain, you'll know that's pretty remarkable. But that's truly the wonder of combining energy medicine with emuna.