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Alix2010-07-04 13:11:11 +0000 #1
I wasn't sure how to title this, sorry. Please bear with me. LOL.

I have a blocked tear duct in one eye. It is not terribly swollen or painful, just somewhat irritating. I'm dealing with it by using heat on it. Its healing. It just made me think that perhaps I am "blocked" in other areas. I like to think I am fairly open but am realistic enough to know that there are always things we repress or have difficulty dealing with that manifest in body aches, issues etc. (I am still trying to be patient while my knee heals. Now with a couple of aches I am thinking there may be a message I am not receiving)

My question then is this: Is there a correlation to some particular release/blockage and the eyes? I have not heard of one, nor can I find one in any simple research. You folks are a wealth of other knowledge so I come to you in hopes of some answers.

Pandara2010-07-04 13:13:24 +0000 #2
Dear Alix,

As you might know from my past mails on such topics, I am a great believer in the fact that different body parts tells us something about the issues in our lifes. As a guide I use "Heal your Body" by Loiuse L. Hay and find her work very helpful and insightful. I recommend this book to people who are interested in such work.

To answer your question: the eyes refer to fear of seeing things in our lifes for what they are or it also refers to not wanting to see that which you need or must see.

In your mail you mentioned your knee, I find this fact bit more telling. Is there something you don't want to see in connection of your knee or that you fear seeing? Perhaps this fear might extend to other aspects in your life. If not the knee then perhaps another aspect/issue?

I also find it helpful to always more or less find the starting point of this and then to go back to that time in my life and to investigate everything that might have happened to me during that time in order to find that which I don't want to see.

I trust this helps. Good luck, this is the kind of search where one needs to connect deeply with yourself in order to "see" the truth.
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 13:49:29 +0000 #3
Fascinating question Alix.

If you are not draining tears properly thus they are running down the cheek that is a bit different than the eye not being lubricated. Your mention of heat treatment doesn't help me out in this regard so more information is necessary.

It is always healthy and balanced to look at emotional issues that may manifest in the physical body. For most of us much of the time there is a ton of work to be done on that layer.

As you know the eyes are not merely "seers". They are the window pane of the soul and the connection between the mental force and the outer world. They are also the defense mechanism or "first line" of the sympathetic nervous response.

One of the four components of Purna Yoga is lifestyle/nutrition. Therefore I would begin eating some raw garlic, taking in a teaspoon of flax seed or olive oil twice per day, and shifting your diet in order to reduce inflammation in your body.
Alix2010-07-04 13:39:46 +0000 #4
Hmmmm, Inner Athlete if I take in any more garlic my family will disown me. (LOL, I use a lot of garlic and this weekend ate rather a LOT of it raw) As for the flax and olive oil, I should take this in addition to the amounts I already consume?

More information, the blocked tear duct is in my right lower lid. It is not especially swollen, but is slightly swollen and irritates me because it is in the eye I wear a contact in. The heat treatment is using hot compresses or a hot spoon to cover the area and bring the infection to a head and allow it to drain. Your comment about lubrication in my eyes rang a bell for me though. I wonder if it is possible that this one eye does not get enough lubrication or oxygen because I wear a contact in it part of the day? Any other suggestions?

Pandara, my knee issue is just a test of patience. I tore the meniscus in my left knee in October and have been trying to remain patient while it heals. I dislike being inactive. I have come to terms and accepted it at the moment and it is healing quite nicely. (Ahead of predictions actually so thank you to Inner Athlete)

I will see about getting that book you mentioned as well. Thank you.
oak3332010-07-04 14:11:09 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by InnerAthlete

One of the four components of Purna Yoga is lifestyle/nutrition. Therefore I would begin eating some raw garlic, taking in a teaspoon of flax seed or olive oil twice per day, and shifting your diet in order to reduce inflammation in your body.

Try the tea Pau D'Arco, also called Taheebo or Lapacho. It is the bark of a tree in Brazil, also growing in Argentina and Paraguay.

I know a little about alternative medicines and can declare that Pau D'Arco is the mother of them all.

It works wonders, including anti-inflammation.
Alix2010-07-04 14:20:20 +0000 #6
Do I drink it or apply the teabag to my eye? I know that sounds silly but one of the effective treatments is to use a warm teabag on the eye.



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