The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone
The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone
The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone
The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone
Did you ever wonder what would happen if you woke up one day and your ankle bone was missing, and you got up and tried to walk? Or perhaps the thigh bone went off on vacation? Well, to be honest, me neither. But obviously, each component of our skeletal structure is critical to the overall functioning of our body. Believe it or not, the same concept applies to human energy within our own body and lives. An energy blockage or breakdown in one key-life area will cripple you in other, if not all areas. Without a total understanding of how one area affects the other, it is easy to become a ‘repeat offender’ in one of our energy fields (key-life areas) and not realize that it is the cause of a failure in another. It makes me think of that cliché definition of mental illness: repeating the same actions over and over expecting different results. This was common place with clients in the past and, perhaps, I may have been guilty of it myself.
As a young college girl, I began having severe anxiety attacks and ended up in the ER one time yet, I refused the medication for fear of becoming addicted. (Thank God!) But my step-mother was convinced it was my diet. That sounded preposterous and her advice was discarded. It didn’t make any sense to an 18-year-old how not eating all day, drinking 6-8 cups of coffee, and studying late into the night could have this affect. After all, these are two very different things! So, for the next few years, I ‘white knuckled’ my way through life until an article about blood sugar and anxiety came across my path and peeked my interest to learn everything I could. It became evident that the major cause of my anxiety was my diet, not some traumatic childhood event (and yes there was a few) as I had thought. After years of struggling, a change of diet, eating proteins or complex carbs every few hours per day, cutting out caffeine for a while (later reintroducing it in half the amount and with food) and eliminating sugar and processed foods pretty much cured it. The only residual effects were getting used to my new normal – expecting anxiety and panic when it was no longer there - and behaving in ways to avoid it when there was no need to do so.
In another situation, years ago, a couple on the brink of divorce came in for relationship issues. Their sex life had stopped, and they no longer had the intimacy and communication that drew them together. It was evident they were still deeply in love and their relationship – in and of itself – was fine. We began sifting through their other key-life areas and saw that they had allowed a young man who was struggling to live with them and, once he felt comfortable, refused to work or contribute in any way. They didn’t want to throw him out on the street, so they tolerated it, causing a great deal of stress and extra work for them and, on average, cost $300 more per month to have him there. At the same time, they were struggling financially yet were paying for extensive cable TV and programming that cost nearly $200 per month.
The couple agreed that the finances were taking a toll on their marriage and that having the young man living there was an added stress they didn't need. They promptly evicted him (and ironically, he got a full-time job in less than three weeks and, more than ten years later, has moved up in the same company). They also got rid of cable TV – that was when you could still get basic channels. They agreed to take the extra $500 and put it into savings and consider it off limits for two years. Within two months, small emergencies were no longer were major issues because they could afford to address them as they arose and move on. Two years later, they had over $10,000 in their bank account. Their sex-life revved back up and they began to see how clearing out what wasn’t serving and nurturing them - and their family - spilled over into all of their key-life areas – manifesting most in the relationship side. Over ten years later, they are doing well and thriving. The relief they experienced in their relationship stress was immediate and they were amazed to discover that something that seemed unrelated and so simple could resolve a deep rift between them so quickly.
So, when you are experiencing chaos or drama in your life in any form, look at all key-life areas because, sometimes, the culprit is two bones down. Remember, the foot bone is connected to the ankle bone. The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone. The leg bone’s connected to the thigh bone! So be sure all of your bones are balanced and clear of negative energy.