Disclaimer : These are my opinions only. Please have a proper medical treatment when this condition occurs. These techniques are supplemental energy cures.
Diabetes is a condition where the body either does not make enough insulin (type 1 diabetes), or is not able to use it well (type 2 diabetes). Anything that manifests in the physical, first exists in the astral i.e., the thought realm. Thoughts are also a form of energy.
This is energetically caused by an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra (Manipur chakra). This chakra is the seat of the human ego. It can either be caused by the overflow or the underflow of energies moving to and from the solar plexus chakra.
Overflow of energy :
Have you always been a person of action? Always taking on all the pressure from any situation on yourself? Are you the first one to start thinking of how to solve a problem, take on a responsibility, plan something, make something happen? Do you find yourself taking on more responsibility than you can handle and then dropping the ball somewhere?
If you do – then this might be a result of growing up in a dysfunctional family. You might have learnt from a very young age to shoulder tough responsibilities. The case could have also been that you were given conditional love; only and only if you performed well and did what was expected of you – i.e., your parents did not give you ‘unconditional love’. Because of this overuse or abuse of your own body – your body is telling you to take a break and asking you to relax. That’s why diabetes.
How to fix it :
Stop being everyone’s savior. Your intentions might be pure, but this might be putting additional pressure on your own body-mind-spirit. Service to others comes only after service to self. People can save themselves.
If your job is stressing you out, then take a break and try for a low-stress job. If you feel like you are over-giving – to your family, to your job, to your friends; take a step back and say ‘no’ – give some of that time to yourself. This might come as a shock to them as they might be used to you giving all of your energy and attention to them, but they can reset their expectations with time.
Explore your own passions. Practice self-love. You are still a hero, but one cannot pour from an empty cup. So first fill your own cup, take care of your own health and then help others.
If you are able to control your reaction and your energy every time someone tells you their problem; you can remain fully in your own energy (without taking on any of their energy). This will enable you to help them from a grounded and centered place without losing your peace of mind.
If you remain on this path, then with time – your body will relax and stop being in overdrive. It will be more in the rest-and-digest mode rather than the fight-or-flight mode. This will greatly reduce the pressure on your pancreas and hopefully diabetes will slowly disappear.
Underflow of energy :
Have you had a childhood where you, your feelings, your identity was not validated and appreciated? Were you bullied by your own family or at school? Have you been scapegoated in your family or at work? Do you always have a fear of things going wrong? Have you repressed and stored a lot of anger and resentment from your childhood years? Did you feel safe during your childhood? Do you have a low sense of self-worth or self-esteem? Are you always down playing your achievements? Pushing yourself too hard to improve?
If this is the case, the pancreas and other organs create a layer of fat around them. This is the body’s way of dealing with the feeling of continued unsafety.
How to fix it :
Self-love is the magic pill here. Having a strong sense of self, which comes from putting yourself first (not in a selfish egoic way, but as a way to nourish your mind-body-soul). Be the person you want to be, even if your family or society does not approve it, be authentically ‘you’.
Love yourself unconditionally. Validate yourself and know your own self worth, even if no one else sees it. Give up correcting and judging yourself for everything. Embrace your imperfections. Go easy on yourself.
Also, start grounding – walking barefoot on grass, ground or sand – this works wonders because mother Earth works as a wonderful grounding agent of all our extra energy. We humans are also like a circuit and we should ground ourselves regularly so that we can release any extra energy build-up we have in our systems.
To get rid of the anger which is exclusively a Manipur chakra energy, one can try a marital art form. Breath of fire or Kapalbhatti pranayam is amazing to release suppressed anger. A person who has repressed anger experiences a lot of coughing while doing meditation or yoga. So check if you cough and you shall know 🙂
Some Yoga Poses to balance solar plexus chakra :
- Sun Salutation series
- Seated forward bend (Paschimottanasana)
- Tree pose (Vriksasana)
- Extended side angle (Uthita parsvakonasana)
- Bridge pose (Setu bandha sarvangasana)
- Alligator twist (Jathara parivartasana)
- Relaxation pose (Shavasana)
Hope this helps you in some way! Sending lot of love and light your way!