Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type System TM
February 14, 2020
Issue No. 80
Happy Valentine's Day! This time of year we are reminded of love and relationships, so this month I offer tips on creating a loving relationship.
Fennel Essential Oil can be used to transmute Refusal (Pushing Life Away) into Expansion.
Eye body types have excellent eyesight and/or the ability to see what others don’t notice.
As always, I hope and trust that these newsletters help you enjoy a happier, healthier life.
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Carolyn Mein
In This Issue:
|Create a Loving Relationship|
The common fairytale belief is you find your prince or princess, overcome the obstacle to be together, and live happily ever after. The reality is life is an ongoing series of obstacles or challenges, and the more you learn and grow, the better you are at overcoming them.
Life’s challenges can be divided into 3 major areas: Health, Wealth/Money, and Love. Each area can be affected by emotions, unresolved issues and growth challenges. Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils was written as a self- help guide to help you transmute a negative or destructive emotion into a positive or creative emotion. The “Way Out” is the affirmation or awareness statement for the lesson that needs to be learned to experience the positive side of the emotion. The “Alarm Point” is the area of the body where the emotion is stored. An unresolved emotion can affect an organ, gland or system which can ultimately result in a health challenge. Negative attitudes and beliefs can affect the decisions you make around money, as well as your love relationships.
Our relationships, particularly our close personal relationships, give us an opportunity to grow. Stress brings our “At Worst” traits to the surface and reveals our core emotional issues – the ones we have had as long as we can remember, even if we are unaware of them. The value of knowing your body type and the body type of your partner, is being able to identify your strengths and challenges. Knowing yourself allows you to make conscious decisions and create the outcomes and experiences you want.
This is the experience of a young woman, whose body type is Eye, and her husband, whose body type is Balanced. One of the core issues of the Eye body type is feeling overwhelmed. As a new mom, she became acutely aware of how she tries to see and understand everyone’s perspective, wants to learn everything about everything and then gets overwhelmed when she is not able to do anything about it. She is generally very good at seeing what needs to be done and getting it done. Eyes are visionaries, noticing things other people don’t notice. What causes her to feel fulfilled is helping people, doing something that makes a difference.
Her husband, a Balanced body type, loves to be the center of attention, yet while they were courting, she discovered what was underneath - a nice, shy, even-tempered side, someone who appreciated the little things. It was this soft, sensitive side she fell in love with. Another trait she appreciates is his paying attention to “the little things”, which shows up in his always being prepared. One of the core issues for Balanced body types is Control. The positive side is paying attention to detail, thinking ahead and being prepared. The negative side is needing to have everything their way, including making and carrying out decisions without consulting their partner. Needless to say, this has caused stress in their relationship. Now that she is aware of this core issue, she has made a conscious effort to address situations as soon as they appear, rather than “sweeping them under the carpet” refusing to look at them and “sitting on a rock, waiting to be rescued” – which can be negative traits for Eyes.
Core issues permeate and undermine nearly everything in one’s life. Not only is Rejection a core issue for Balanced, but also for Intestinal, Liver and Lung body types. The fear of rejection is often the driving force behind exaggeration, coming on too strong, as well as, excessive talking without allowing the other person to comment. The other side of rejection is acceptance. So, when you are around someone who has rejection as a core issue, life is much easier when you make it a point to let them know you accept them. This can be as simple as, “I really appreciate it when you__________ (something positive that they are doing)”.
Being rejected as a child is a common experience for Balanced body types. Many Balanced types have grown up feeling like Casper the friendly ghost born into a family of black ghosts. They are the positive one, bringing light into dark family situations. It is not unusual to grow up being treated as an outcast and cover up the hurt with a positive, gregarious exterior. The problem with shoving the hurt deep inside is it shows up in seemingly unrelated circumstances.
The way her husband’s rejection issue shows up for her is he has difficulty with criticism. She says he seems to have a hard time owning up to things where he is at fault. She feels she sees something so clearly and wants to bring it to his attention, matter-of-factly with no blame or judgement, but it is often ill-received and gets perceived as the very thing she is trying not to do: blame and judgement. She wants to be using her energy on more important issues like learning and growing. She finds it exhausting to have to be super cautious and “walk on egg shells” with her words and actions so they will not be misperceived. The exhaustion from having to be super cautious can trigger her “Fuck you” core issue which only compounds the problem. She is aware that the negatives when allowed to escalate can over shadow the positives and destroy their relationship.
The awareness of knowing both of their core issues and seeing how they can trigger each other has allowed her to move out of an unconscious reactive state into a position of conscious choice. She now has the tools to help her husband become more aware, and more confident and secure within himself. Taking personal responsibility for her role in the relationship and her own fulfillment has given her the direction she needed. She is now able to consciously create the home environment she wants for her son and the relationship she dreamed of for herself and her husband.
Take charge of your life. Create the relationships you want.
Discovering your body type also gives you in-depth, specific nutritional and weight management information, as well as optimal exercise and even core emotional issues.
To discover your body type, and receive the ebook including your personality profile, take the women’s body type test or men’s body type test.
|Are You an Eye Body Type?|
Eye Body Types have excellent eyesight and/or the ability to see what others don’t notice
Celebrities with Eye body type include Tina Fey, Will Smith, Calista Flockhart, Patrick Stewart, Jessica Tandy, Keira Knightly, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lawrence, Heidi Klum, and Rachel McAdams.
Are you a Eye body type? You might be, if:
If this describes you, you could be an Eye body type.
Appearance Eye body type women have a characteristic protrusion on their upper outer thighs. They range from petite to very tall, with narrow shoulders. Their upper body may be a full size smaller than their lower body. Weight gain begins on their upper outer and upper inner thighs, lower abdomen, and lower buttocks.
Men with Eye body type can range from short to tall, with narrow shoulders, small-to-medium bone structure and thin calves and thighs. Their upper body has a layer of fat giving a soft appearnce, although they can attain moderate muscular definition in their tosro with extensive exercise. Their eyes are dominant or hooded.
Just as our eyes link us to our outer world and environment, and provide a window to our soul, Eye body types link their inner and outer worlds through implementing visions. They visualize what they want to manifest and then set out to make it happen.
Personality, Relationships & Career
Eye body types are intuitive yet practical, with the ability to bring their visions into practial reality. While the basic nature of Eyes tends to be quiet, gentle, and controlled, underneath there’s a witty, rebellious side just waiting to surface. They often look for a better way to create their visions, and are effective at reaching their goals. They are meticulous, logical and hard working. Sensitive and compassionate, Eyes are fair-minded, giving, and responsive to others.
The primary nature of Eye body types is Spiritual / Mental. (Read more about the Points of Connection.)
Exercise is essential for Eye body types, at least 1 hour every other day, to aid digestion, reduce stress and maintain mental clarity. When stress is high, exercise more often, emphasizing activities such as stomping or karate to discharge anger held in the lower body.
For more on exercising specifically for your body type, see the August 2017 Newsletter.
Nutrition, Diet & Weight Management
Eye body types do best focusing on foods high in good fats and dense protein, like fish and shellfish. Include foods high in Vitamin A. Variety and rotation of foods is essential.
For weight loss, avoid caffeine, bread, sugar (including fruit juice), and minimize dairy. Limit grains to once or twice daily. A heavy breakfast and proteins snacks (cheese, nuts, and seeds) are helpful.
Eye is NOT of the body types that can thrive on a vegetarian diet. For more about body type and vegetarianism, see the February 2018 Newsletter.
Complete nutritional information including food lists for the Eye body type can be found on the Eye Quick Reference Card, also available in ebook format.
Core Emotional Issues
Each of the 25 body types encounters certain core emotional issues or lessons to overcome in life. For Eye body type, these are:
To learn more about the Eye body type, review past newsletter articles about the Eye body type.
Fennel Essential Oil
for Transmuting Refusal into Expansion
Fennel was believed to ward off evil spirits and to protect against spells cast by witches during medieval times. Sprigs were hung over doors to fend off evil phantasms. For hundreds of years, fennel seeds have been used as a digestive aid and to balance menstrual cycles. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, Ebers Papyrus (dating from sixteenth century B.C.) an ancient Egyptian list of 877 Prescriptions and recipes.
Fennel is antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, estrogen-like, digestive aid, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, analgesic, and increases metabolism.
Common uses include diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis/rheumatism, urinary tract infection, fluid retention, intestinal parasites, menstrual problems/PMS, and digestive problems.
The emotion associated with Fennel is Refusal (pushing life away). A good example of this is sabotaging a good or potentially healthy relationship, which can also be associated with the feeling of not deserving. The other side of Refusal is Expansion, which relates to expanding your awareness and letting love in. The way to move from refusal to expansion – the “way out” – is “I accept life.” The alarm point is Pancreas.
Additional applications include: For sensitive skin, dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 part vegetable oil. In most cases, may be applied neat - straight, undiluted. Caution: Avoid using if epileptic.
With the recently launched Oils Lookup, I am able to include the latest emotions and oils as they come up, rather than having you wait until the next edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.
To learn more about the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.
If you have an edition older than 2019, Addendums for these editions are available to bring you current.
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