The Gift of a Cold- Becoming more aware! By Reena Terreping

Finally, I am motivated to write about my views about what ‘getting a cold’ signifies, as it’s only the second time in nine years I’ve had a cold and it’s the first time I’ve taken a sick day. Whereas back in Estonia, I got colds often, and was sick a lot of the time, for most of the year. That’s why I keep praising this part of the world; sunshine has not only healed me inside and out, but as a result of my wellbeing, it’s given me so much more life and living.

Why I got a cold in the first place is because I was unaware in certain aspects of my life. It’s the same reason why you get sunburned when falling asleep while sunbathing; your awareness of the sun is not there; your body is unarmed. The sunshine or cold does what it wants in the meantime. I didn’t get a fever when I had this cold, but I had a running nose and sore throat.

A little illness comes when you do not notice the appearance of little stresses surfacing, because you don’t think of these emotions as a stress source, and therefore do not know these are piling up.

The spirit and its materialised expression body tries to stop us from making bigger mistakes by bringing us a little illness. Treating the body without understanding the cause of illness leads to more serious illness, so that it could get your attention, while it didn’t before.

Generally not feeling well:

Emotional reason: being certain that it is my fault (whatever it is in your mind).

Consequence: general health conditions like, fever, flu or cold.

Running nose:

Is about feeling offended, having hurt feelings for some reason, and not being willing to admit it.

Wanting to show you’re better than others, and not wanting to be measured the same as everyone else.  Also, a general willingness to get along with everybody, so that there wouldn’t be any disagreements or fights. Not wanting to pick sides. A willingness to be neutral. To go along to get along.

Usually, we want to deny stubbornly all these causes.


Fever is a burning anger, blaming the guilty one, however, the most dangerous thing is taking the blame that others have imposed on you. Taking the blame without being actually guilty is the biggest burden to carry. What if you ask: who does this belong to?

Is the guilt yours or anyone else’s? Fever may disappear once one has realised the reason behind it. Recovery can begin once the clean-up in the body has happened. Fever has burned the burning anger towards somebody or self.

That’s why it is said that fever is not all bad; it prevents the body from creating a more serious illness by giving you time to take a rest and rethink your emotions.

Sore throat:

I have written about it previously that it’s repressed feelings etc, and it’s the fifth chakra, that determines the movement of the energy of communication.

A sore throat is all about communication; dissatisfactory communication.

‘Ability to communicate defines the quality of life. The greatest problem of this civilisation is the inability to communicate.’ (L.Viilma, 1997, p.156)

Isn’t it interesting considering how many channels we have for it today? Social media, email, phones and then every organisation has ‘a communication manager’.

What would it be like if there wasn’t a problem with communication ever again?

What would that be like, for you, for me and for the rest of the world?

Reena Terreping

Reena Terreping is an Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner, and offers frequency sessions using the Healy device. She loves making healthy cakes and treats, and creates recipes and provides cooking classes. Reena loves to write about: food, eating, emotional problems, body conditions and life generally.

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