• Susan Lee Woodward

Patient Heal Thyself: 1st. Chakra Issues - Family

Would you like to tune in to your body and understand what is going on beneath all those layers of spiritual, emotional, and physical symptoms? Find out what is keeping you stuck and unwell with chronic pain, or dis-ease.

Medical Intuition tells you where you need to change, and affirmations tell you how. Intuition is not a diagnosis but rather, brings to light themes in a body scan that take you on a soul journey of discovery.

We have 7 energy centres in the body that are interconnected to our well-being. In each of these centres we hold our thoughts and beliefs about our world. Tuning in to the body and paying attention to the feelings, sensations, and core of why we feel the way we do, manifests healing and rejuvenation. Set the intention, do the work, and get to the core of the issue.

It takes courage and grace to risk the self-discovery of knowing what is real and true, then set to the task of releasing and letting go of the story.


1st. Chakra = Family – bones, joints, blood, immune system = sadness and anger

  1. We have to sit in pain and notice the symptoms.

  2. Intuition lets us know we need to change.

  3. Negative thought patterns keep us stuck.

  4. When we don’t respond appropriately and release the toxins, negative energy “sticks”.

  5. Fear of knowing the truth.


Family is at the base of who we are. It’s where all our values, opinions and beliefs are shaped and formed from birth. If there was less than perfect parenting or trauma, or abuse (physical or emotional), those scenarios can have lasting and profound effects on our feelings of self-worth and validation. We all need to feel safe, supported, and loved. Without that, negative beliefs and feelings get “stuck” in the body. Memories plant themselves in the tissues, blood and bones, and create dis-ease.


Intuition manifests in physical symptoms. Do you have chronic allergies? Is there someone you are allergic too? Is there a relationship that is causing you constant drama, abuse, and tension? The pain of a rash, or stiff sore joints flaring up every time you have a fight with your boss, are signs. This is body memory responding physically to an emotional cue. Pay attention and notice when and why it happens. There is a pattern of reacting.


Perceiving the world as threatening and not safe, shows up as difficulty being in the world. Adrenals lead a circuit of an overactive immune system. This can be passed from generation to generation. It’s in the DNA. What re-enacts the trauma for you?


We are like a moth to a flame and repeat negative patterns. We get attracted to abusive relationships trying to repair the family of origin issues. “I’m not good enough.” There is chronic nervousness and more accidents and conflict in a family with 1st. Chakra issues. Is there confusion over separation of what’s yours and what’s theirs?


Being afraid of asking a question means not wanting to know the answer. That’s living in the fear of losing status, power and respect from a situation that you don’t want to be in. There is a strand of umbilical chord attached to the past that is presenting to bring awareness to your body and how you react.

Tuning in, and intuitively looking, with your minds eye, into your thought patterns, and physical symptoms, and shining a light on the root causes, will create space for healing. Positive steps include…

Breaking the Cycle


  1. Notice - Tune In

  2. Do affirmations

  3. Get support – name it, respond effectively, release it.

  4. Get proper medical care.

  5. Connect to the divine.


Take an honest inventory of what your symptoms are; physical, emotional, and spiritual. Go into your body and “look” at the physical pain, the feelings, follow and track to source. Keep a diary.


From You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay

Bones - Represents the structure of the universe

“I am well structured and balanced" p. 155

Bone Marrow - Represents deepest beliefs about the self.

“Divine spirit is the structure of my life. I am safe and loved and totally supported.” p. 155

Breaks/Fractures - Rebelling against authority

“In my world, I am my own authority, for I am the only one who thinks in my mind.” p. 156

Skin Problems - Anxiety, fear. Old buried guck. I am being threatened?

“I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace. The past is forgiven and forgotten. I am free in this moment." p. 198

Joints - Represents changes in direction in life and the ease of these movements.

“I easily flow with change. My life is Divinely guided, and I am always going in the best direction." p. 181

Blood - Represents joy in the body, flowing freely.

"I am the joy of Life, expressing and receiving." p. 154

Immune System/Allergies - Who are you allergic to? Denying your own power.

“The world is safe and friendly. I am safe. I am at peace with life.” p. 147


  • Create a prosthetic family.

  • Take care of the physical symptoms – doctor, naturopath, herbs, diet etc.

  • Go to the safe groups “family”

  • Not everybody will love you – so what?

  • Go shallow – avoid deep subjects in certain groups.


Pain, whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual in nature, are all indicators that something is clearly not right. It’s an opportunity to grow. Get the help. Make the appointment with the psychiatrist, doctor, naturopath, Reiki practitioner, massage therapist etc. Do what it takes to get to the root cause of the dis-ease you are feeling. Tend to the wounds. Self-care is key. You are worth it!


Go inside, deep inside, and observe your thoughts, feelings, cells, DNA, oneness to this magnificent world. Know that you are responsible for your experiences, the present moment is your point of power, and that all thoughts, however embedded they are in your body and psyche, can be changed, and “You can heal your life".

The Affirmation list was extracted from You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay.

While the writing and words are my own, the information in this blog was gathered from my on line class, Intuition Intensive with Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz. Dr. Schulz is a board certified Psychiatrist and a Medical Intuitive. She is also my mentor and teacher.

© Susan Lee Woodward - 2015 - This article in its entirety is protected by Canadian and International copyright laws. Reproduction of this written content without written permission of the author is prohibited.


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