Body Metaphors

Does your subconscious mind speak to you? You bet it does! Do you understand what it is saying? Does your bias affect that feed? How does that show up?

Over eons of history, my European ancestors embodied their subconscious thoughts into their language in the form of idioms and body metaphors. Today, I can hear those thoughts and beliefs in the “language” of my body – in the form of idioms and body metaphors. I can derive from a physical body sensation or condition a possible – maybe even probable – thought patterns that could be ripe for conscious investigation. Transition is about transforming from one defense into another until defense is no longer perceived as necessary to preserve truth. Truth can be seen in all things… it isĀ  bias that distorts it.

Knowing the metaphoric language of the physical body does not give one access to what it means or what to do about it – and the chart below is by no means definitive or even authoritative FOR YOU. It is simply an example that COULD apply to you.

Check out the chart below.

There have been and will continue to be many and varied explanations for the body’s contribution and participation in our experience – in all its incredible complexity. In any case, remember that this chart is NOT intended for diagnostic purposes and should absolutely NOT be taken as or replace competent medical advice from a qualified professional.

Body Metaphors (US English)
Metaphors of the body system (US English)
(graphic by Joseph and Carol Bennette)

Click here to download a single page printable handout of the Body Metaphors chart above.

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