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The Spiritual Cause of Hypothyroidism & the Vortex of the Neck

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are a disturbance of the thyroid gland.  The spiritual causes of  both are many.  Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism both seem to be perceived as a modern phenomenon, yet it has been a problem in our society for millennia.  The spiritual cause of hypothyroidism (and indeed hyperthyroidism) can be traced back to the energy of neck area.  The neck is the home of the thyroid gland.

The neck is a vortex for expression and the source of many health problems when the energy of this area is suppressed. The Thyroid is located in the base of the front of the neck. In essence, a disturbance of the thyroid gland can lead to a feeling of powerlessness.

Thyroid disease is a common problem for both men and women, but predominantly women.  The suppression of feminine power has taken its toll through our ancestry, cultures, and environments.  But many women are waking up to the fact that thyroid disease is caused by a suppression of our identity. 

Here, I explain where and how problems with our thyroid energetically start and how it can affect your life. But first, let’s start with the medical terminology of the diseases that cause hyper and hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Disease - Graves & Hashimoto’s

When we delve into the energetic function of our thyroid, it brings together two opposing energy patterns.  The medical profession names them hypothyroidism (the downer) and hyperthyroidism (the upper).  These conditions  of the thyroid are caused by two diseases. Interesting to note that the behaviour of these energetic opposing patterns is strongly connected with anxiety and depression.  

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism come from two thyroid diseases known as Graves (the upper) and Hashimoto’s disease (the downer).  You can experience both.  Very often one leads into the other. 

Grave’s disease is an autoimmune condition that causes your thyroid to become hyperactive.  There are a number of disorders that may result in hyperthyroidism, but Grave’s is common.  It is most common among women and people younger than 40, but it can affect anyone.


Symptoms include:

  • Anxiety and irritability.
  • A fine tremor of the hands or fingers.
  • Heat sensitivity and an increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin. 
  • Weight loss, despite normal eating habits. 
  • Enlargement of the thyroid gland (known as a goitre). 
  • Change in menstrual cycles.
  • Erectile dysfunction or reduced libido.
  • Frequent bowel movements.
  • Bulging eyes (Graves’ ophthalmopathy). 
  • Fatigue.
  • Thick, red skin usually on the shins or tops of the feet (Graves’ dermopathy).
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat (palpitations).
  • Sleep disturbance.

Hashimoto’s disease is  also an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland.  Over time this auto immune attack destroys the thyroid tissue and reduces hormone production. 

The reduction in hormone production leads to hypothyroidism.  This is not a clear cut condition.  Antibodies can show up years before symptoms and diagnosis.  So, by the time you have symptoms you would have experience subtle shifts for around 10 years.  A common symptoms of hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s disease is an enlarged thyroid called a goitre. This appears at the front of the neck and can look swollen.

Although the disease may occur in teens or young women, it more often appears between ages 40 to 60 for both men and women.

Symptoms include: 

  • Fatigue.
  • Weight gain.
  • “Puffy” face,.
  • Muscle and joint pain.
  • Hair loss or thinning, brittle hair.
  • Slow heart rate.
  • Irregular or heavy menstrual periods.
  • Brain fog.
  • Lack of motivation.

If you are fed up feeling powerless, exhausted, or feel like you are running on empty. Or you are anxious, irritable are having difficulty sleeping. I am here to help you break free from the shackles of your past. I offer Holistic Online Therapy sessions via Zoom and in Holistic and Polarity Therapy sessions in person in Hampshire UK.

But, before I go on to explain more, I want to talk about the underlying energy pattern that is compromised.

The Neck area is the Vortex of Expression

As a Polarity Therapist and Shamanic Energy Healer  I know that energy is the essence that underlays everything, it makes us who we are.  You may or may not also be aware that we are made of the elements of nature.  Each element has a quality and a density of vibration.  The energy vibration of the earth for example is represented by the bones in our bodies. 

At the other end of the scale is the ether element.  The ether element is the lightest vibration of energy that creates ‘space’ to allow for movement of all the other elements (namely earth, water, fire and air).  This element’s energy centre or ‘hub’ is located in the neck and throat.  It is also known as the throat chakra.

The ether element allows movement of all the other elements that manifest as earth (bones), water (blood and lymph), fire (metabolism), air (movement of life energy), and ether (space for movement and flow).   Without space, none of the other elements can manifest.

The throat area can be likened to a vortex.  It is where the personality and characteristics of the lower vibrations of energy are expressed.  Where we express our thoughts and emotions through creativity, our voice, and our environment.  It is one of the key areas in the body where we express the quality of our energetic identity.  When the energy of our identity is blocked through the inability to express ourselves, problems occur affecting our health.  

Feeling Stuck in a Cave with No Way Out

So, the neck and throat area of the body is related to the element of ether.  The energy of ether represents space.  Without the ether element, nothing can survive, move, or be expressed.  Imagine being stuck and locked up in a cave with no way out, where you have little or no space to move your body.  No space to feel and be heard.  No one to listen. No way that you can express your  emotions. Only your mind is trapped in this tiny space. 

Feeling trapped and stuck, the expression of your being is suppressed and slowly over time you shut down.  This is exactly what happens when our ether element is blocked.

Physical problems occur from being locked up, squashed in, suppressed. Unless you know how to train your mind to deal with this suffocating situation, slowly your mental, emotional, and physical health will suffer.  When feelings are unexpressed, physical problem manifest:

  • Voice and vocal cord issues
  • A diagnosis of Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease
  • A diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism and Graves disease
  • Neck tension
  • Sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis
  • Hearing problems
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Metabolism issues
  • Grief or the inability to express how you are thinking and feeling
  • feeling disconnected and numb

In fact, any problem that has manifested in the neck area is caused by suppression of the ether energy. 

Mentally and Emotionally Blocked Energy in This Area Can Be Devasting

Grief is a key emotion related to the neck area.  Grief is the inability to express emotion, as it has become too painful to ‘feel’, therefore the throat is restricted. The ether element is shut down.

But there are many other feelings that can manifest from a blocked ether element and they are: 

  • A feeling that you are gagging to express yourself.
  • Feeling like you are not able to express your thoughts and feelings for fear of retribution. 
  • There is often a fear of articulating what you know or feel. 
  • Feeling shut down and not able to scream out.
  • Being made to feel that you are ‘not good enough’.
  • Feeling rejected are all part of this pattern of suppressed energy.
  • Feeling guilty.
  • Avoiding your feelings.
  • Feeling trapped in a situation.
  • Lack of confidence to speak out.
  • Feeling I you are not important.
  • Poor judgement and poor personal boundaries.
  • Feeling anxious and/or low.

Many Problems Related to the Thyroid Disease Can Be Traced Back to Childhood

As a child, you may have been told to ‘shut up’ or threatened with ‘wait till your father gets home’.  You may have been bullied or abused.  These situations create underlying fears that can cause a suppression of expression and keep your body in a state of fight or flight.  This is called sympathetic dominance.  This kind of fear that is created by an influential person can activate your adrenals, keeping you on alert. 

Eventually, over time you end up with adrenal exhaustion. Adrenaline is a hormone and hormones are regulated by the thyroid.  It is not just adrenaline that is affected through sustained fight or flight response; the drivers for oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol are also regulated by the thyroid.

This is why hormonal problems can occur later in life when you have been running a life of suppressed expression. This may result in conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, autoimmune diseases, fertility issues, extremely painful periods, extreme menopausal symptoms, repressed anger, and rage, to name but a few.  In men, hair loss, low sex drive, low sperm count, loss of muscle mass, lowered testosterone, etc.

Underlying Anger, Rage, and Guilt Become Buried

But let’s get back to the point.  Growing up in this kind of pressurized environment can suppress your ability to say or express how you are feeling.  It stops you from being you.  You may feel that you are restricted in many aspects of your life, as a result, pressure, anger, and grief build up in the throat/neck area.  

One of the many resulting actions from this kind of suppressed environment is a feeling of urgency to communicate.  This leads to an eruption of fiery energy like anger and rage.  This can be devastating to a person who is not naturally angry. 

Feelings of guilt come alive as you are unable to deal with the angry feelings that may seem so alien to you.  Left unexpressed become buried in other places in the body, causing untold havoc with your health, as described earlier.

Suppression Over Time can Lead to a Lack of Confidence in Your Ability to Be Yourself and Attract Healthy Relationships

As you can see, thyroid problems lead to so many issues the medical profession struggles to diagnose.  I see many clients who are suffering due to this energy pattern.  This energy pattern of the repressed ether can lead to problems attracting the right kind of relationship. 

I know this as many of my clients have ended up attracting the wrong kind of relationship. Because of being unable to truly know and express their needs.  These unhelpful relationships simply enable the pattern to continue.  This is, of course, until you begin to realise that you deserve to be with people who allow you to be you.

For example, a person may say they love you, but they are not in a position to commit to you fully.  Drama follows the relationship as you try and keep the peace.  Trying to make that person happy to the detriment of your needs. Excusing bad behaviour by thinking that true love is involved.  Sound familiar?  

You may have met this person when you were not at your best, not in your power and this person turns out to be controlling and abusive. There is a lack of confidence in yourself as you struggle to break free from feeling powerless in your relationship.  I see this time pattern and again in my practice.  If this sounds like you, perhaps it is time for you to restore your inner belief that you are more than good enough and deserve the best?

Poor Personal Boundaries and a Lack of Trust In Your Judgement

Thyroid problems lead to weak personal boundaries and a lack of trust in your judgement.  When your boundaries are weak, it is difficult to know when it is appropriate to speak up and when not. Very often you feel you missed the mark, as no one took notice and disregarded you.  A lack of trust in your judgement starts to manifest.  As I mentioned earlier, anger and underlying rage can often be a hidden problem with throat issues.  

There may be a toxic person or situation in your life, and you feel challenged to move away from this.  Through fear of feeling ‘what if I am wrong’, ‘what if I am not good enough’ to move forward on my own.  You may feel ready to move on with your life but lack trust in your judgement.   Does this sound like you?

Thyroid Disease can Leave You Feeling Powerless

Influential people may have silenced you many times and you feel powerless. Your experience with influential people as a child may have left you feeling inadequate, unheard, and rejected.  An influential person may have a habit of cutting you off in mid-sentence.  Never being allowed to complete what you wanted to say you feel it difficult to express sadness or cry.

When you did communicate your timing always seemed to be out as you were trying to be heard.  Maybe getting out what you wanted to say quickly, but others were not ready to hear you out.  This caused you to feel rejected and punished compounding the situation.  

Influential people may have projected their insecurities onto you as power games. This is all to do with control, control over you.  Making you feel incompetent and disempowered.  Children are often the targets for parents’ manipulative power games. Isn’t that sad?

Are you Feeling Blocked?

The throat area is an avenue for expression and channel of creativity.

If you feel blocked creatively, you may need some help with your ether element. If you find it difficult to speak up for yourself, feel stifled and afraid to speak up then this pattern of energy needs to be cleared.  It is my purpose in life to help people like you.  

If you are fed up feeling powerless, exhausted, or feel like you are running on empty. I am here to help you break free from the shackles of your past. 

Would You Like My Help to Bring Back Balance and Harmony to Your Life?

In my work as a Polarity Therapist and Shamanic Healer, I help a person restore fragmented parts of themselves to restore health and happiness.  This means that if you choose to work with me, together we will look for the energetic root cause of your problems in health, life, or relationship challenges.

For a more spiritual approach, I bring in Shamanic Healing to clear deep-rooted emotional blocks and Polarity Therapy which includes holistic counselling, movement therapy, and nutritional guidance.

If you work with me online, I combine energy healing, and other skills to get you clear about your path and re-energised about your future.

Words from Jane

Through my own personal life experiences, I know what it is like to be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually fragmented. Using my experience of 24 years experience in polarity therapy and shamanic healing I enable a person back to health and happiness. Tailoring sessions to the needs of my client. Whether that be talking through your problem, activating energy within your body to release pain, tension, and emotions, using sound vibration to clear stagnant energy, journeying, and soul retrieval to delve deep and clear past patterns.

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