Do symptoms restrict your life? Or are they guiding you to expand it? Through symptoms, an illness can communicate to us what’s missing or what needs to be integrated into our lives. Symptoms can mimic or recreate some facet of a trauma or guilt that has never fully resolved, or a step we missed or never fully completed. Through symptoms, we are often forced to face a feeling or a situation we had been reluctant to confront. When we listen to the language of illness in this way, we can take an action and undertake what is being asked of us.