FLUID RETENTION, emotional and spiritual meaning

It is an accumulation of fluid in the intercellular spaces.
It can indicate a devaluation conflict accompanied by a state of fear and insecurity in relation to life.

Fluid retention, as the term itself indicates, is due to an excessive desire to “retain”.

That is, to keep something that must be released and because of fear, resentment, or some other visceral emotion we cannot or do not want to let go.
What am I afraid of losing?
When dealing with the mobilization of fluids, it is closely related to the kidney, which is linked to the “referents”, particularly the loss of these referents; our mother especially, since liquids symbolically, remind us of her. What we want to retain is the love and protection of our mother.
There may be an existential fear of abandonment, of being alone and of the risk of having to face the dangers that may arise alone.
In the same way, you can express that I feel afraid to leave or that I do not want to leave someone.

In both cases, the unconscious experiences it as fear of abandonment.

In other cases, fluid retention manifests itself after the disappearance of a family member, who was our main support.
It can happen after the death of a loved one who “was everything” to us and now we are without references. 
Or it may happen that due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to change city, country, etc. and we have lost security, we are not rooted in life.
“I feel like a fish out of water, I’m not in my element”
What do I do here? I don’t feel happy living in this house, city, I don’t like the work I’m doing, I’m not happy in my marriage, etc.
I feel uprooted, I moved away from my roots, my culture, my people, and I don’t know what I’m doing here, when in reality, I would like to be there.
“Life is a constant struggle”,
“I feel like I’m running away, from here to there”,
“I can’t find my place in life”,

Symbolically it is very common for this symptom to also arise when there is a shortage (money) or little economic circulation, since the unconscious relates this to the person’s “liquidity” and shows us the fear and worry or excessive stress that this circumstance, real or symbolic, it causes him.

“I want to retain, I do not want to let go”
The retention of liquid is linked to the image, to the aesthetics of the person, to a loss of it.
I never took care of myself, I lost my youth taking care of the house, my children and my family, I have wasted time, while I could have worked and fulfilled myself as a woman. 
After this hard life that I have led, I have lost the will to live.
“I need love, but I don’t trust anyone and I only count on myself”
If the retention is located in the ankles or feet, it is because the affected person is in a situation in which he does not know what to decide, he doubts what attitude to adopt given the lack of clarity in the positions taken by others. 
The conflict is related to the mother and to a direction that I want or not to take, the path that I want to follow, or with wanting to “change course” and the difficulties we may have because our mother opposes or criticizes our decisions and we feel guilty.

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  1. Chaya

    Do you know what therapy can heal the spiritual and emotional effects of water retention?

    1. Joman Romero

      Hello, healing only occurs if you change your attitude of wanting to retain and begin to flow with life. The solution is always inside.

  2. Patricia

    Excellent information, it relates to me a lot of what you have said in your article. I am wanting to let go and am afraid. Can you suggest a way to go inside and connect with my inner wisdom to help me? Any other help you can suggest?

    Thank you. Namaste.

    1. Joman Romero

      Any fluid retention expresses an emotional blockage.
      People with fluid retention not only feel alone, abandoned and misunderstood; they also feel stuck, trapped, because they have lost confidence in themselves, in their own abilities.
      Therefore, to get out of that blockage, they have to break with the limiting beliefs of the past and regain their power and self-confidence.
      These people must stop living deceived and pretending that everything is fine. It is urgent that they learn to face their fears and lead a coherent life, that is, living with who they really want and where they want, doing what they like, until they feel that they are in their element and lead a happy life.
      They need to learn to let go, to release and assimilate that life flows naturally and that it provides us with what we need at all times. They must learn to trust the natural process of life.

  3. Patricia

    Absolutely on the mark with many things you have said and what i am dealing with now. Thank you for your insight. Namaste.

    1. Joman Romero


  4. Faye

    Wow, this assessment of water retention, swollen feet, etc. is absolutely spot on in my situation! This problem has baffled me for years, and now I understand why.

  5. Edel Kearney

    Hi, thanks for that… i know now why i have Edema. Many thanks for your insights.