N.W. Georgia, U.S.A.
February 16, 2012
How a verbal "slap in the face" becomes a big pimple
One morning recently, I noticed a pimple on my right cheek; it was more like a boil, coming from deep down under my skin. Sixty one is not the age for pimples. But, I knew exactly WHY I had THIS pimple on my RIGHT cheek at THIS time: I had suffered a verbal attack by a colleague.
Since I have studied German New Medicine and have learned about the wisdom of the body, I could relax and not worry. Knowing GNM, I only had to ask myself: What has happened recently, that 'caught me by surprise' and which I felt as an "attack" (literally or figuratively). Why did I experience the conflict on my cheek? Why the right cheek?
The answer was easy. Here is the story of how a verbal "slap in the face" became a big boil-like pimple on my cheek.
I was a Teaching Assistant for a skills-seminar in my profession. There were four other Teaching Assistants and the Teacher. The teacher happened to be someone for whom I have great respect.
On the first day of the seminar I talked with one of the other T.A.s, after which she booked two appointments with me for the following week.
It happened that there were some difficulties during the seminar with this same particular colleague. On the last day of the seminar, she became visibly angry and in general began to verbally berate everyone. Still angry, she turned to me and said, "And I don't need those appointments with you anymore!" Her words felt like a slap in the face to me; it felt like an attack on my integrity. I felt humiliated in front of my colleagues and the teacher, whom I admire. For four days I fretted about this. But then I said to myself, "Hogwash! This is not about me at all!" I put it behind me and out of my mind.
The very next day I noticed a deep boil-type pimple on my right cheek, and I understood right away that this was the beginning of the healing of the "attack" against my integrity with the typical symptoms of swelling, pain, pus and redness - on my right cheek, which is for me, as a right-handed person, the "partner"-cheek. - The healing phase lasted four days, just as GNM would "predict", because it took me four days to resolve the conflict.
Disclaimer: The information in this testimonial does not replace professional medical advice