*By Sam Belyea a.k.a. The Foot Whisperer
Now, let me preface this by saying that I am not a licensed mental health professional, I am just wonderfully observant and would like to share what I have seen and compared. With that out of the way….
Stubbed toes, we’ve all done it and it hurts like a four-letter-word. What if I told you that stubbing your toe correlates with having to hold back your thoughts about a particular area of your life? Would you be interested?
I have noticed this many times when clients, friends, and family do crazy stuff to their toes. Dropping things on them, ramming them into things, these poor toes really take a beating. At the same time their banging the goodness out of their tootsies they relay that they have been biting their tongues, holding back their words, or really putting their foot in their mouth when they interact with the people in their lives.
Here’s the breakdown:
Big Toe: Always your opinions clashing with someone else’s. If the nail rips, you clearly lost the battle and your opinions were blown out of the water.
2nd Toe: Emotions. Your feelings and how you convey them are under attack, if the nail goes black it has created a serious black cloud hanging over your head.
3rd Toe: Work/School stuff. Really anything to do with your work load. If the tip of the toe proceeds to turn down and look like it’s glued to the floor you’ve learned to just keep your mouth shut!
4th Toe: Relationships. Family, friends, spouses, etc. If the toe proceeds to curl in towards the 3rd toe you’ve learned to be very protective of your relationships from this point on.
5th Toe: Sense of Security and How You’re Moving Forward. Seems like if this toe gets hurt you’ve had it out while trying to talk about your plans for the future. If the nail looks chipped but not totally gone you’ve successful given that person a piece of your mind, unfortunately you’ll forget what you were arguing about exactly…
So there you have it. In Reflexology we read into everything because the body, mind, and spirit always find a way to poke through and show how interconnected they really are. The next time you stub your toe, instead of blaming the table, drawer, etc., try taking a seat and reflecting on what your body is trying to say about how you really feel.
Today’s Lesson: “Stubbed toes can be quite the mirror.”