Check Your Indicator Lights | ItChristiane Northrup often speaks about energy, and the overall well-being of the body, mind and spirit, in relation to a car that needs service. I love this metaphor, and I think it’s vital that we all check our ‘dashboard’ for ‘indicator lights’ that have illuminated to clue us in to a problem.

Just like a car, if we ignore the ‘service required’ indicator lights that come on in the dash, we end up sitting by the side of the road somewhere, unable to get to that important place we need to go. In the ideal scenario, we always do the best to maintain our cars, because they are such a valuable assets to daily life.

But what about ourselves? Every car needs fuel, and yet why do we overlook what fuels our lives and make ourselves run on fumes? Every car needs to be polished and tuned up from time to time, and yet why do we always push our own comforts to the bottom of the to-do list? When the indicator lights of our bodies, minds, hearts or spirits turn on, we tend to ignore them completely.

It’s time to ask yourself, which of your indicator lights are flashing?

Body Indicators:

  • chronic pain
  • headaches
  • neck aches
  • low back pain
  • stomach cramps
  • loose bowel movements
  • no bowel movements
  • runny nose
  • swollen legs
  • skin rashes
  • lumps, bumps and bruises
  • low libido

Emotional Indicators:

  • feeling overwhelmed
  • anger
  • fear
  • rough patches in relationships
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • mood swings

Mind Indicators:

  • making mistakes
  • sarcasm
  • dark thoughts
  • gossip
  • blame
  • dissatisfaction
  • repeating negative cycles

Spirit Indicators:

  • loss of happiness and joy
  • no sense of belonging to anything
  • separateness
  • jealousy
  • lack of intimacy
  • self-absorption
  • feeling low
  • no inspiration

It’s occurred to me, sometimes we demand more from ourselves than we would ask from others, or even from a machine.