Guided Meditation for Thyroid Health
I recall vividly the day several years ago when I visited my acupuncturist. She brought up a topic that I had never heard before. She explained how from a holistic perspective the throat is associated with communication and that the inability to speak up for oneself can contribute to thyroid disease.
I love my acupuncturist and feel totally comfortable with her but I remember that visit sitting in my seat feeling uneasy as if she was suggesting something negative about me that caused my health condition. I dismissed the conversation by saying that it didn’t seem to ring true in my life and our appointment ended.
I’ve thought long and hard about that conversation for years. I realize now that she was not blaming me for my condition. She wasn’t suggesting my health condition was not real. She was suggesting to examine how I speak up for myself as one way to help in my healing.
The truth is she was right.
I stifle my voice. I’ve stifled it my entire life.
I stifle it because I was taught to respect my elders and authority figures.
(I was the child of immigrant parents adapting to their new country.)
I stifle it because I want to maintain harmony.
I stifle it because I don’t want to hurt other people’s feeling.
I stifle it because I don’t like conflict.
I stifle it because I feel a duty to others.
I stifle my voice at the expense of my own health.
I imagine this holistic view of thyroid disease doesn’t apply in every case. I don’t believe there is one answer that can explain the hundreds of millions of thyroid sufferers that exist worldwide. However it’s something I can’t help thinking about.
Is this happening in your life?
I’m sure I can’t be alone.
When I was contacted by a spiritual healer and meditation expert named Demo DiMartile who created a 30-minute guided meditation focused on women with thyroid disease, our conversation left me thinking. You can’t imagine my surprise when he began talking about thyroid health and repressing your voice.
I’ve tried meditation several times but each time I was in a meditation class with an instructor. I’ve never been able to meditate on my own at home. So I was curious about Demo’s CD. I share at Hypothyroid Mom many possible healing strategies. By no means does this mean they are to replace the need for thyroid medication. For many of us, including me, thyroid medication is a necessary part of our well-being. I share various possible healing strategies on my blog in the hope that one or more of them will help readers find the things that help them live as well as possible.
The Following is Written by Demo DiMartile, Founder of One Light One Spirit
You are never given anything in life that you cannot handle. Everyone comes into this lifetime with a psychic wound that needs to be healed in order to transcend the struggle, evolve and grow. When you embrace the wound, it becomes a gift and the very thing that will make you whole. If you see the wound as a stigma, and you are ashamed of it, you cannot truly belong to yourself or anyone else. Shame breeds the fear of not belonging. It disconnects you from your self and makes you feel undeserving and afraid of being seen or heard.
Shame is the emotional root cause of thyroid dis-ease, and shame causes deep seated feelings of unworthiness. Unworthiness produces a lack of self acceptance and self esteem, and it can be summed up by an overall feeling of “I’m not good enough.” which leaves you in an state of constant insecurity. Fear disconnects you from your courage, your core beliefs and numbs your instincts. The psychological effects of the internal struggle with unworthiness triggers disturbances within your thyroid function which can leave you, stressed out, overwhelmed and constantly feeling vulnerable.
Shame also creates guilt and guilt locks you into beliefs that keep you hostage to inequality. You know the cliches, “It’s a Man’s World.” which means men control it… and… everything in it.
“Women are the weaker sex.” “Men take care of women.” and “women are dependent upon men.” In the work place, men are valued more than women and paid more for the same types of jobs that women can easily perform. The message is, women are lesser than men and don’t deserve the same pay. Therefore, women are not equal… and anyway, men are more intelligent than women even though women have higher IQ’s.
Male dominance has oppressed women for ages. Shaming is an abusive and traumatic form of control. It has been used to belittle, degrade, humiliate, harass, intimidate, and put women down. Women are seldom respected for their point of view, and they have little voice to be heard, or validated.
When you loose your voice, you loose your self, and when you feel your story is not worthy of being told, you stop dreaming.
But take heart! This is the Age of awakening and Women are about to take back the mantle of power. In a very short time, it will no longer be a Man’s world as Women rise into positions of power.
The physiology of the human body reveals the exquisite intelligence behind its design. The thyroid gland, crafted in the shaped of a butterfly, sits on the windpipe just above the thymus gland and below the voice box. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation and transcendence. It evolves from the vulnerable earth bound caterpillar and transforms itself into a butterfly.
It is a fitting symbol for the thyroid’s function which is to transform food into life sustaining energy.
In spiritual anatomy, the thymus gland is considered the etheric heart. It is the place from which intent emanates and fosters courage, compassion, and forgiveness which are essential for healthy thyroid function and a healthy self esteem. The voice box produces sound vibration which is an amplification of the soul’s intent to give voice to your inalienable right to speak up and be heard. When shame and unworthiness inhabit your soul, they inhibit your voice and disturb thyroid function. A repressed voice needs to be owned and expressed. There is one qualification, that the voice be spoken with courage, compassion and forgiveness… not shame, anger or retaliation.
There are over 50 million American Women who suffer from thyroid dis-ease. They are at the end of the chrysalis stage of transformation in their evolution and on the verge of ascending into their spiritual power. Imagine 50 million Women embracing their psychic wound and coming together empowered as one voice to prepare the way for future generations of women to speak their hearts and minds with dignity and self respect.
Reclaim your inner voice and you’ll regain your self worth. This is the Women’s way to self empowerment and liberation.
Your inner voice speaks to you through gut feelings, and you reclaim your inner voice by listening to and trusting your feelings. Acting upon your feelings substantiates self worth, and strengthens your inner resolve. It is through your empathy that you derive passion, strength, self validation and regain your outer voice. Fearlessly make the commitment to speak up, and speak out. Own your self worth and demand nothing less than equality. That is your birth right.
This is meditation, not medication and there is a great difference between healing from within and treating symptoms. Meditation goes to the root cause of dis-ease to restore balance. Medication treats the effects not the cause of dis-ease. Meditation is one of the most powerful and restorative practices for opening your heart, overcoming stress, promoting peace of mind and emotional well being. Meditation connects you to the deepest parts of your soul where all true healing takes place, and It is the connection with your soul that gives validation, purpose and a sense of belonging to life.
Meditation brings you directly into the heart of your subconscious mind which is the master control center for all functions, all glands, all organs and all systems. The subconscious holds the blueprint for radiant health, and holds the internal code to reestablish harmony and balance.
The human body is a highly sophisticated creation that is engineered for self healing. Everything in the body is set up to self correct and sustain vibrant health and well being.
Here is a free 6-minute sample of Thyroid Meditation. The full 30-minute guided meditation is available as downloadable MP3 and CD through CDBaby. Please use headphones or buds for the best listening experience.
About Demo DiMartile
Demo DiMartile is a spiritual teacher and healer. He created a 30-minute guided meditation focused on women with thyroid disease called Thyroid Meditation. Connect with Demo on his website One Light One Spirit and Facebook page.
Read Demo’s interview with thyroid advocate and bestselling author Mary Shomon.