A discussion of the mind, the body, and physical illness: How much is physical, how much is psychological, and how much is spiritual? Spiritual vs western views of physical illness. Physical symptoms boil down to some kind of tension or conflict, a lack of authenticity, or being who you really are. The body will always tell you when you are off the true path. The subject of people being blamed for their illness was discussed, and how difficult it can be to honestly look at ourselves and what might be underlying our illness. All problems – including health problems – are really the same problem: A belief in the separation from Source. We can all see symptoms as “something is amiss” and gently inquire into it without judgement. Illness has the power to lead us all towards wholeness.