What are the metaphysical reasons for a stiff neck?
As someone who’s had sporadic neck pain since high school, I’ve tried many cures for muscle tension. Apart from external solutions like yoga, chiropractic treatments, heat packs, Magnesium supplements and Epsom Salt baths, I’ve also looked at the spiritual causes of a stiff neck. Here are my findings.
A sore neck is the result of a congested Throat (5th) Chakra. This energy centre includes our Thyroid Gland, voice, ears, neck and throat. It responds well to sound healing, creative expression (e.g. journalling and singing), a healthy, moderate lifestyle and the colour blue.
It shuts down with criticism, overwork and too much processed foods (especially if they’re eaten or drink quickly – I include too many smoothies in this category!) Anything that overrides your natural desire for peace, calm and quiet closes your Throat Chakra.
At any point in time, your chakras can be overactive, underactive or balanced.
An overactive Throat Chakra manifests as talking, gossip or busy-ness without productivity. You’ll find these people addicted to something, be it coffee, sugar, crises or the need for speed. They’ve forgotten that we’re human be-ings, not human do-ings. Someone with Karmic 14/5 numerology or strong 5 numerology may be more prone to this habit.
An underactive Throat Chakra is linked to stuck feelings, censored truths, speech impediments and stagnation. People with an underactive Throat Chakra may cough or sign a lot, which is a sign they’ve got something to say but can’t get it out (I find that a good scream, cry or groan can shift this block – maybe try it in the car or in nature, for privacy…) They may also feel cold, sluggish, overworked and under-appreciated.
Ideally, we have a balanced Throat Chakra, whereby we say what we mean, mean what we say but don’t say it mean (an Al-Anon saying). We listen equally to our inner voice and other people. We’re committed to learning, open-minded and excited by the unknown. Our voices sound musical and mellow rather than hoarse or timid. The words INTUITION and PARENTING add to 50/5 in numerology, as both require balance and sensitivity. The word SNAKE has a 5 vibration, which makes sense, as it’s a creature known for its flexibility – the number 5 even looks like a serpent.
It’s beneficial for people with 5 lifepaths to pay attention to their Throat Chakras, as this is the part they are healing in themselves and others. Find your lifepath. If you’re in a 5 Personal Year or Month, it’s also wise to look after your Throat Chakra. Find your personal year.
5 Spiritual Causes of a Stiff Neck
Physical stiffness can reflect mental rigidity. Where have you created a bottleneck? Maybe it’s time to ask for help, counselling, or a massage. The opposite of war isn’t peace, it’s creativity. See the other person’s point of view. Consider living from your heart again (it expresses through the neck – which is the con-neck-tion point between head and heart).
2) Watching instead of living
Too much screen time (TV, computer, phone), hunching and sitting down creates hip and neck tension. Try a yoga, dance, gym or meditation class to relieve stress. Spend time in the garden, with children, animals or people-watching, without checking the time. Walk more, worry less. Don’t let your mind stop you from exercising your power – take it for a hike instead.
3) Anger and resentment
You can be right or you can be happy. It’s your choice. Look up the Liver in Chinese Medicine, aka the seat of frustration or happiness. It loves exercise, laughter, moderation and acupuncture. I often find a stiff neck linked to judgement of other people, especially addicts (alcohol, etc.) The term bottle neck has a dual meaning.
4) A diet of negative energy
Substances like sugar and fried foods cause inflammation. I get a sore neck and shoulders after drinking alcohol or eating junk food. Experiment with foods and spices to open your Throat Chakra. Use music or chanting to neutralise that inner critic. Cook more soups, broths and drink tea…slowly…Detox your feelings and reduce your exposure to bullies.
5) Something else!
There are other reasons you could have a stiff neck. It could be as simple as the wrong pillow, or as complex as a past life injury or forgiving your father. The neck and hips/ lower back are linked to being told what to do and who you can have a sexual, financial or spiritual relationship with – see this post on the Old Way vs the 11:11 Way. As the site of the inner & outer voice, your neck reflects how well you speak your truth. Be courageous! More on past life regression
The Perfect Day Plan by Jost Sauer (also a 29/11 lifepath, I helped in his drug rehab clinic briefly teaching spiritual topics)
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(a 29/11 lifepath & Master Numbers Teacher)
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