The Body Doesn’t Lie – Being Diagnosed with Osteoporosis

By Inmaculada Cobo Soler, Spain. 

Three years ago, I was diagnosed with very advanced osteoporosis, which led me to enquire honestly about the relationship I had with my body.

I come from a family which fundamentally values two things: a person’s capacity to accomplish great academic achievements or, in the case of not having higher education, the ability to be acclaimed by a natural intelligence and work capacity. The body was a mere instrument to this end, and it could be subjected to sleepless days and nights if needed, sustaining itself with the help of coffee like my father did or, as I used to do, living off my nervous system.

After finishing my higher education and starting work, I did what I thought was taking care of my health by doing road cycling and running half-marathons. Also in the name of health I dedicated many years of my life to learn and practise different kinds of nutrition.

The common denominator of this path has been my body being tyrannised by the demands and wishes of my mind. From the moment I decided what I wanted to do with my body, and left no room for feeling and listening to what my body actually needed, what was supposed to be “healthy” stands as an external imposition, based on ideals and beliefs, and therefore becomes unhealthy.

It is paradoxical to witness how many different ways of caring for our bodies are offered to us nowadays and at the same time we see how illnesses proliferate.

Being diagnosed with osteoporosis

My first reaction when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis was disbelief and anger. Anger at having believed that all the time that I had dedicated to apparently taking care of myself was supposed to be a guarantee to avoid illness. Then, after I calmed down and became aware of the extreme frailty of my bones, I felt very sad and vulnerable.

Up to that time I had hardly used any medication, and suddenly I was facing this new, overwhelming situation. I needed to choose between different treatments, all of which had such potential side effects that I could be left facing even more illnesses.

Whenever the doctors talked about the state my body was in, I felt like it was foreign to me. Even though it seems absurd, I felt betrayed by my body. I connected with a lot of fear, distrusting myself, and with the temptation of playing the victim, hence burdening others with my illness and my doubts.

Establishing a new relationship with my body

I chose not to be a victim. I had to assume that my body was a stranger to me, that I needed to get to know. Little by little, without pushing myself or despairing, I’m establishing a new relationship with it, and with myself, as a result. It is the clearest mirror I have to look at myself.

My bones are regaining mass bit by bit. I don’t know how well they will evolve in the future. What I do know, however, is that my relationship with osteoporosis is a living experience from which I am learning. The first thing it produced was a great dose of humility, for it placed me where I was energetically, instead of where my mind thought I was. Meeting Serge Benhayon helped me achieve this. Opening myself to his esoteric reading of every organ, tissue and to the consciousness that was in each forgotten area of my body, allowed me to embrace the fact that each illness has a deep root that transcends the merely physiological reality.

When I asked him about osteoporosis, he told me that energetically osteoporosis is related to long term deep disregard and that healing requires full regard for myself with deep self-worth, care and nurturing. These were things I could work on myself as well as taking the advice of the medical doctors to treat my condition.

It took me a long time to realise that THE BODY DOESN’T LIE, that only our mind is capable of creating a mirage, which can make it look like I’m being ever more careful with myself, whilst I may be hiding a deep lack of acceptance and cherishing of my own self.

I have learned that we cannot deceive our body, for it only responds to love. The fact is that I had only taken just enough care of it for it to be useful to me, but I had not deeply respected it. This means that I had demanded too much of it, that I had at times abandoned it.

I have learned also that wisdom is truly wisdom if it stems from the body, and that this is only possible when there is an intimate, sensitive and loving listening to it.

It has been humbling to learn that my body never lies…. and it is thanks to Serge Benhayon that I have been inspired to develop an ever-deepening and loving relationship with myself and my body so that I can hear and heed its messages.

Read more:

  1. Osteoporosis and a lifetime of dairy consumption 
  2. Learning the meaning of osteoporosis
  3. Osteoporosis – how could this happen to me? 

490 thoughts on “The Body Doesn’t Lie – Being Diagnosed with Osteoporosis

  1. So true – the body never lies. And it’s very inspiring to feel how you have restored a sense of responsibility and empowerment when you came to understand the energetic side of osteoporosis, and became more open to what the body had to show. It totally makes sense when we make friends with our own body, illness and disease are no longer an enemy that we have to fight against.

  2. If we consider that osteoporosis is a weakening and a thinning of the bones – a corrosion – it makes sense to look at how we are living: what thoughts are we allowing and what movements are we making that allow our bones to be weakened and crushed? And would we allow this in the first place if we truly valued and knew our worth, through just being who we are, not through anything that we can do?

  3. If the body does not lie why do we not listen more attentively to its communications? Perhaps we do not want to admit that we created its disharmony in the first place by making ill choices.

  4. “THE BODY DOESN’T LIE, that only our mind is capable of creating a mirage, which can make it look like I’m being ever more careful with myself, whilst I may be hiding a deep lack of acceptance and cherishing of my own self…” Yes agree, …. We ‘think’ and this only comes from our head. We ‘feel’ and this comes from our body – the union between our body + head… and Soul. The Universal Medicine therapies of Esoteric Yoga, Chakra-puncture, Connective Tissue Therapy and Esoteric Massage I have found, offer a sound foundation for developing truth and honesty with ourselves.

  5. Thank God the body doesn’t lie – we would be in an even worse pickle if it did. We can try and make it lie by covering it up and numbing out, but as the saying goes ‘truth will out’ and we ignore that truth at our peril.

  6. I love this honest appraisal of your relationship to your body Inmaculada ‘I had only taken just enough care of it for it to be useful to me, but I had not deeply respected it.’ I know exactly this, and that when I let myself feel the divine being that can express through this body I know that to deepen the love and respect I have of my body is to allow more and more expression of it.

  7. Before meeting Serge Benhayon I didn’t even know you could have a conversational relationship with the body but you can. It’s not like a pencil or hammer we can use then discard but a living thing that does give feedback to how it is worked with and lived in.

  8. ” I have learned that we cannot deceive our body, for it only responds to love.” We can do all the right things and tick all the right boxes in our approach to healing but if our heart is not in it and we we do not come from love- true love – then no healing, of any true nature, can take place.

  9. It’s interesting isn’t it, how we think we are not affected by one of our habits or behaviours… getting away with something, but then at some point in our life, our body displays the ‘wears and tears’ of this ‘something’, that only then do we stop, question and realise, what this habit, behaviour or choice was actually doing to our body. The human spirit can be so arrogant and self righteous sometimes can’t it…

  10. How can the body lie when it is so obedient to its job? So humbly, it digests our food, it pumps blood through our veins, oxygen through our lungs and so many other processes which we are not even aware of. And so many of us can claim that we are not aware of our organs, we see them in pictures in textbooks, we know they exist but are unable to feel them inside our own body. How disconnected are we?

  11. When what is considered to be healthy comes from outside of you it will always end up being revealed as unhealthy. Our bodies are so delicately attuned to what is needed at any moment, for our age, stage of cycle, way we have been living etc. No one size fit all health or fitness plan can ever match that.

  12. Our body is designed to bring us back to harmony when something is out of harmony it will do all it can to clear and discard what does not belong.

  13. It is so true that our body is an instrument however what we do not discern, ponder or question enough is what is our body being an instrument for? Our body is designed to embody love impulsed by our Soul and to live less than this quality we are imbuing the body and moving with the quality of lovelessness. The blessing is that our body will always reflect the truth of the quality of energy impulsing its movements for as you shared so wisely – ‘wisdom is truly wisdom if it stems from the body, and that this is only possible when there is an intimate, sensitive and loving listening to it.’

  14. The truth of these lines carries great power:
    “It took me a long time to realise that THE BODY DOESN’T LIE, that only our mind is capable of creating a mirage, which can make it look like I’m being ever more careful with myself, whilst I may be hiding a deep lack of acceptance and cherishing of my own self.”
    That our mind can create such a mirage – that we can be so easily fooled – this is very sobering. Thank you for sharing this deeply profound truth.

  15. It appears that we live in separation between our body and mind, which is how we are able to over-rule the body’s messages and dismiss such insight and awareness that the body offers.

  16. Our body doesn’t lie and accepting the truth of what is going on is a beautiful healing and way forward to make changes and embrace all we are shown to support us to heal and live in another way.

  17. The body does not lie but the being inside it does. Hence why the body is known esoterically as the ‘marker for all truth’ because there will come a time where the dishonesty that is being lived (a wayward way of living that does not support or truly nourish us) accumulates in the bones, tissues and organs of the human form that uses absolute honesty to inform us of our errant ways. It does this by allowing that which is disharmonious to the universal order we belong to and that our bodies are attuned to, to rise to the surface and be seen for the dis-ease that it is.

  18. Our body is the greatest truth barometer, yet it’s interesting that human behaviour tends not to take notice and listen until we have a diagnosis, a reaction or something change with it.

    1. This makes sense why we tend to trash our body and ignore its messages because we are run by an energy that does not want us to listen to our body and embrace truth. 

  19. This deepening of our relationship with and ability to listen to our bodies is a process and choice that we can make now, and in every moment. We don’t need to wait until we’ve got time or space to connect, listen to and honour it – it is always communicating with us.
    We can respond to its messages as we go about our day, by choosing the quality of how we do all that we do.

    1. Beautifully and wisely said. The body is naturally obedient to the divine order of the universe, the pulse of oneness. It is only us, more precisely our spirit that willfully resists being impulsed by the divine union of our Soul and body.

  20. How we are raised to value or not value particular attributes or qualities makes an enormous impact to us, all of our behaviours and even our physiology. You’ve raised a great example which is being raised to value academic results and the impact this had on you.

  21. How often do we feel betrayed by our bodies because they are sick, when the real fact of the matter is that it is the other way around. We are the betrayers of a body that seeks to work in harmony as the finely tuned organism that it is, by insisting that it ingests products it cannot digest and either hammer it into the ground with sports and keep fit, or else let it waste away on the sofa watching TV.

  22. Words of pure gold… “…wisdom is truly wisdom if it stems from the body…” Our bodies are so very wise and very much worth listening to.

    1. How true this is. And our minds will find whatever way they can to justify those ill choices to avoid taking that responsibility, until such time that they are stopped.

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