The Latin derivative of the word emotion is ‘emovere’, meaning “move out, remove, agitate”. What you may describe as emotion is actually the experience of energy moving through your body. This experience can either expand into a calm and peaceful space or contract into a stressed and frazzled one.
Everyday you are responding or reacting to the world around you. Family, friends, traffic, work, pets, technology all interact with you on an energetic level. Your response and reaction to these stimuli builds up over time, impacting on the way you think. Emotional energy, in itself, is neither negative or positive. It is neutral. The charge comes from a feeling or label you attach to it like grief, joy or overwhelm. Interpretations are then attached to the emotional energy giving it meaning.
Daniel Goleman, in his book, Emotional Intelligence, describes chronic stress and the feelings of loss of control and hopelessness as "neural hijacking’ situation in which the emotional brain triggers emotional reactions before the thinking brain has had any chance to pick up a signal or evaluate it. When the emotional brain triggers emotional responses, a cascade of reactions and adaptations on hormonal, chemical, cellular and energetic levels occurs, impacting both physical and psychological well- being."
According to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners report, a survey of more than 1500 GPs ranked psychological ailments as the most common cause for a patient visit (62%). Half of the GPs surveyed claimed that mental health was their biggest concern for the future. (1)
I believe much of our suffering is due to negative emotional energies that have become trapped within our physical bodies. As we live our lives, day to day, we are continually experiencing emotions. Sometimes, for reasons not yet understood, emotions are not completely processed. When this happens, instead of simply experiencing the emotion and moving on, the energy of the emotion somehow becomes trapped within the physical body.
Five Tips To Help Create Abundance Within
Your Emotional Wellbeing
Family therapist Virginia Satir once said,
"We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth."
...and do you know the truly beautiful thing about hugs??? One size fits all !
2. Have a full-body massage
It is common for emotional blocks to be released as massage therapists work on physical blocks. There is also the benefit of relaxation flowing throughout the entire body, relieving tension, reducing stress, relieving anxiety and improving sleep.
3. Go for a walk
Often the natural movement of the body as it walks is enough to get the emotions moving. In his article "How Walking Can Boost Your Mood and Reduce Stress", David Greeneq says that "the endorphins alone are reason enough to get out there and try it."
4. Make a date with a close friend
Time with a close friend can be a powerful tonic during times of need. It can increase your sense of purpose and belonging. A gentle reminder of just how awesome you are may be enough to release some emotional energy.
5. Let go
It is natural for us to have a thought, attach a feeling to it and process that feeling. When the process is interrupted, the feeling, or emotion, can become trapped in your body.
Trapped emotions have substance. They consist of energy, just like everything else. When trapped emotions are created, they reside somewhere within your physical body with the potential to cause significant physical and emotional impact on your life.
Living life without taking stock of your emotional well-being is like lugging around lots of very full suitcases all day, every day. From a physical perspective that would be exhausting. From an emotional perspective, it is also exhausting and can show up as physical pain, lethargy, stress, weight gain, addictive behaviour ... and the list goes on. Using the Body Code, trapped emotions can be discovered and released swiftly, lightening your load.
Living life to its fullest requires you to be fully connected with yourself.
Could trapped emotions be holding you back?
If you feel they are, chances are abundance is struggling to flow freely through you and your life.
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In support of becoming the best you, you can be,
Certified Body Code Practitioner