Will forgiveness and releasing past hurts heal my physical problems?
The questioner's philosophy
First off, we are here on this earth to learn lessons. When a lesson is learned the challenge that brought it to us dissolves back into the ethers. We are stronger because of it and are now prepared to take on our next challenge or task.
The idea that doing spiritual practices alone will take care of physical problems is promoted by certain New Age groups as fact, when it is simply untrue. The idea is preposterous. And the upshot, my dear woman, is you get to feel like you did something wrong. Or, you are simply not spiritual enough. That sounds a lot like a dysfunctional religion to me.
Diagnosing fibromyalgia is a physician's job. You are not qualified to do so, and therefore not qualified to dismiss the diagnosis. And so long as you remain in denial of that you will suffer the symptoms of that disease and continue to feel like a victim, or that you are just not thinking straight.
Does your thinking process need adjusting? Obviously yes! Well then, what should you be thinking about? "What this illness has to teach me about myself and my attitudes," perhaps.
You or I do not get to dismiss thousands of years of medical practice and evolving treatment strategies. We do however get to assess what each instance of a physical illness has to teach us. And we take our physical vehicles to the medical doctor until our problem is solved or under control.
I'm going to guess that you will dismiss this answer because it doesn't fit in to the attitude that raised your question. Too many people operate under the illusion that good spiritual practices can wash away any physical dilemma.
"How's that working?" Dr Phil would ask? Not!
I don't know what specific lessons the Universe wants you to learn, but I'm sure one of them is about getting to the bottom of this illness and why You Brought It Into Your Life!!!
My wife was diagnosed with MS 16 years ago. The illness has progressed some, but she is still highly functional. Yesterday we, friends from our neighborhood and ourselves, had a great dinner party that she put together over the past week. Nobody thinks about my wife as an MS victim. Why? Because of her attitude. She never complains and never asks "why me?" She only asks "What can I do today?"
She, like so many people with physical challenges lives her life to the fullest and loves every minute of it. We have 2 pets, great friends and lots of love in our lives. Are we just fortunate or do we have the right attitude? By the way, I don't feel victimized by my wife's illness either.
Your physical vehicle, your body, is capable of providing you with feedback about your attitude toward life and your state of your being. There certainly is a connection between spiritual, mental and emotional states of being and your physical being. What I think is not true is that all illness is spiritually caused, that conventional medication or even alternative medical treatment is unnecessary, since it's all in the head or a matter of past life influence, or chakra energies that need alignment, or some such. There's clearly truth in the holistic approach but that approach should include the body's workings, not exclude it; to do that isn't being holistic.
Are you a happy person? Do you give and receive in equal fashion (without keeping score of course)? Do you communicate with your God Self on a daily basis? How about communicating with your body to see what it has to say?
There are some resources that Trans4Mind has to offer to help you delve further into this challenge. To take advantage of complementary avenues of the holistic approach, I suggest you put your question to Ayal Hurst, at Clearing the Way, a long-running alternative Q&A service at Trans4mind.
Also I suggest you simply look up "alternative treatment fibromyalgia" in Google, and see what complementary medicine has to offer. But I also suggest you take your physician's advice seriously and that you address your personal and spiritual development as a separate issue. This should be done for it's own value, and if successful you should validate your progress; it should not be used as a last-ditch way to treat an illness.