-- Women's Intuition by Paula M. Reeves, Ph.D.
Ignorance or indifference toward the keen intelligence of the matter that houses soul leaves us buffeted by gale-force emotional winds stirred by our neglect. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, warned that when a culture loses contact with the divine, the desire to relate to the Ineffable is carried by the body as disease. The last language left to the ignored body is the physical symptom, and the final act of defiance may be addiction. Deaf to the invitation to evoke embodied consciousness, we are more likely to proceed mechanically, ignoring our images, "curing" the symptoms while dismissing our intuitive messages. Inevitably when we ignore what matters most to us that then becomes the matter with us.