Spiritual Cause of Arthritis

In my work as a therapist, I look for the root cause of health or emotional challenges, and using my own unique healing methods, I assist my clients back to health and well-being. In this article, I shall outline a few of the emotional or spiritual causes of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Healing arthritis begins with understanding where it first originated and addressing the root, emotional cause.

According to metaphysical teacher, Louise Hay, there are feelings of being unloved, together with an underlying criticism and resentment.

What Are The Physical Signs of Arthritis?

(arthro=joint, itis=inflammation)

Before I give some examples of the emotional or spiritual causes of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis, first let’s understand the physical impact of these painful conditions.

Although our joints are sealed and self-lubricated and designed to last a lifetime, under certain conditions they can become inflamed and painful, and even freeze and lock in position.

OSTEOARTHRITIS is believed to be caused by wear and tear of the joints and the cartilage that cushions the impact on the joint gradually deteriorates. At the worst, the smooth surfaces roughen and eventually disintegrate, leaving a painful bone-to-bone contact that restricts movement.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS  is not as common as osteoarthritis, as it is an autoimmune disease that causes painful inflammation and swelling which can travel to different joints in the body.

Which Emotions Trigger Arthritis?

Now, let’s look at the emotional or spiritual causes of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

There is a similarity of emotional causes between rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

However, on the whole, those with osteoarthritis tend to project their feelings outward, whereas those with rheumatoid arthritis are more self-critical or self-destructive.

Emotional or Spiritual Cause of Osteoarthritis

  • Feeling trapped, resentful, and angry.
  • You have never felt that you could focus on your own goals.
  • When expressing your feelings you were often made to feel guilty or ashamed for expressing these feelings.
  • By doing things for others you have often forgotten to attend to your own needs.
  • This has resulted in feeling controlled and trapped by the needs of others.
  • Your reaction has been becoming rigid and inflexible in your relationships.
  • You punish yourself due to your feminine aspect being wounded. Compassion and nurturing are withdrawn. This may have been replaced with feelings of bitterness and judgment, with a need to control others.
  • There may be some held-in hatred for mother or father, as old anger destroys flexibility.
  • Unable to compromise creates physical inflexibility.

Emotional or Spiritual Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • There may be a fear of co-dependency causing you to feel controlled and trapped.
  • There is a fear of saying “no” due to a fear of being rejected and abandoned.
  • Childhood conditioning may have made you feel that you deserve to be punished for being a bad person and not being good enough.
  • You could have been manipulated into doing and accepting things and circumstances that brought you no joy.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis takes over when the creative expression has been suppressed. There can be anger festering towards the person who stopped your joy.
  • Due to suppression in the past, there may now be a lack of courage and conviction.

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Tied to these feelings are holding on to feelings of hostile opinions and beliefs.  Any long-term tension or depression can settle in the joints. To give an example from the late, Martin Rush, M.D.

Mixed feelings can create problems in a particular joint, for example, the elbow, part of you wants to move in one particular direction, but part of you wants to move in the opposite direction.  If both muscles are pulling at the same time around the joint, it sets up tension in the joint, which tends to impede the circulation.  After a time, it hurts, swells, and finally deteriorates, becomes fixed and locked.


Suppose you want to punch a troublesome person in the nose ( you want to extend the elbow). Suppose that person is your dear old father and you don’t want to hurt him (you want to contract the elbow). These feelings can be unconscious.  If your father is very often in your feelings or he lives in the same house as you, your elbow is tense most of the time.


One of the biggest barriers to overcoming arthritis is the need to be right. This can leave a person with rigid thinking, uncompromising and rigid.  The body will express it accordingly.  Alternatively, there can be a belief that it is wrong to get angry.  This may have been a learned belief from childhood.  The result is repressed anger that can ‘eat oneself up’.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  The information above is only a small representation of the many metaphysical or spiritual causes of arthritis.  If you choose to recruit my help, we will also work through releasing the rest of the build-up of crystalised negative emotional energies in your system.

Remember – first comes the emotion and then comes the condition.

So it is wise to clear the emotional build-up by either working with me or learning how to heal yourself by learning my unique healing method.

You may like to also read my previous blog Spiritual Cause of Sleep Apnea


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About My Work & How I Could Help You

Soul Whisperer Tony Mills

My work as a Soul Whisperer is to help you to communicate with your soul’s needs and desires. Your current health challenges are a result of a build-up of unresolved negative emotions and pre-programming, often from your childhood. Your soul expresses these unresolved negative emotions first through your thoughts.

Should you fail to listen to the messages that are crying out to be heard, these messages become stronger and harder for you to ignore. They then become manifestations of pain, discomfort, or ill-health. Your soul must find a way to get you to take action.

Your soul probably brought you to my website today!

After more than 30 years as a therapist, I have devised my own unique and efficient ways of assisting my clients back into alignment. This means that if you chose to work with me, by applying dowsing techniques, we will look for the emotional or energetic root cause of your health or well-being challenge. Then together, using the Living Lens we will work on clearing the blockages within your system and bring back harmony.

You can learn more about my journey to the work I do today on my About Page.

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CREDIT & BOOKS I RECOMMEND: Some of the metaphysical references in my articles were quoted from the following authors and their books: Evette Rose, Metaphysical Anatomy. Valeria Moore, Emotional Patterns Dr. Michael J Lincoln, Messages from the Body, Louise Hay Heal Your Body

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My wife, Annie, is very intuitive and by listening to her body, she was guided to eat a plant-based, wholefood diet, avoiding gluten, dairy, eggs, cheese, and processed foods. This also resonated with me, and we also stopped drinking alcohol.

Currently, we follow the guidance of Medical Medium where you will also find lots of free advice and knowledge and Dr. Morse. You will learn things such as the need for protein is a lie, and many vegan body-builders suffer arthritic conditions as a result of consuming a lot of protein.

Medical Disclaimer: While shamanic practices/spiritual healing is not a replacement for conventional medicine, it is often used successfully as a compliment. Holistic therapy of this nature has been shown to help many people, where other methods have failed. Always consult a physician about any physical or mental problems you may have.