What is Emotional Energy?
Good question. Well, sometimes the word emotion is written as e-motion, because it is actually fluid energy moving through the body. In reality, we all hide our emotions at certain times. We ignore, avoid, and deny uncomfortable emotions by way of self-protection, and as a defence mechanism. This is especially true when dealing with difficult emotions such as fear, anger, guilt or shame. When we are subject to intense situations, traumatic events or distressing news, we become so emotionally overwhelmed that we cannot process what is happening.
Instead of moving through us and being released, the unresolved emotions become trapped in our body, where they build and become dense, draining us of our energy, resulting in stress, burnout, emotional imbalance, and eventually disease. By continuing to suppress our emotions, we create a breading ground of negativity that impacts our body, mind, heart and spirit. With no where to go, this this unprocessed emotional energy stays lodged in our organs, muscles, and tissues. It leads to additional symptoms and health problems, and it compromises our overall well-being.
Emotions are always with us, and in recent years studies and research has increased our knowledge about the true nature of emotions, of how different emotions came into existence, how emotions guide our behaviour, and how different emotions impact our mental and physical wellbeing. Emotions are incredibly important for our survival, our ability to thrive, and our ability to make good decisions. All emotions, even the negative ones, help us navigate our world.
Negative Emotional Energy
Any trapped emotions, even ones you are not aware of, take up space in your body’s energy field, so it's important to make some space. You might suspect that you are holding on to unprocessed emotions because you feel mentally and emotionally off balance, and struggle to find inner happiness, joy or peace in your life. You may lack harmony or contentment in your relationships with loved ones or other people. Living with a heavy emotional burden has a negative impact on your body, mind, soul and spirit, because they are all connected.
Not being able to release this negativity can make it difficult to gain a rational perspective of your world and prevents you from being able to access your own intuitive guidance and your soul’s true potential. It's hard to be positive or feel deserving when you are tormented by intense emotions such as anger, fear, insecurity, and unworthiness. On a conscious level, you choose not to feel difficult emotions, but they can still find a way to remind you they are there. Trapped emotions can creep into your dreams and turn them into nightmares, they can plague you with stress and anxiety, and create bad habits, behaviour, phobias, restlessness, body pain, poor mental focus, illness and disease.
Negative emotions are often the root cause of self-sabotage. This means that how you act, think or feel prevents you from moving forward in life. When you self-sabotage, you respond and react to life based on negative emotions like fear, guilt, shame, anger, or worry. Every time this happens, you unintentionally send out negative vibrations. People unconsciously pick this up and react to you in the same way. This can be very frustrating for you because you always get results that are not in alignment with your desires and find yourself in situations that you don’t like.
Before we are able to start to process our emotions and move them though and out of our body, we first need to be able to acknowledge, identify and express our emotions in a healthy way. We need to achieve this across mind, body and spirit in the body and mind. Before we even do this, we need to feel safe enough to recognise and accept our feelings as they come and go.
The goal is to move the energy of emotion through and out the body so we can let it go. During our lifetime, there is no question that we will feel intense and unpleasant emotions from time to time. We may experience the passing of loved ones, or the loss of a meaningful relationship. Those we trust, such as our friends and families may disappoint us, and the challenges of living a human life will make us angry and frustrated. When difficult or painful emotions appear, it’s important that we know how to deal with them in order to maintain our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing, and stay emotionally balanced.
Emotional release (letting go) is a human, natural built in resource, designed for to be able to free ourselves of stuck energy within our body. We are very good at doing this as children, bu as adults, we have learnt to suppress our emotions instead of freeing them. We may be aware of several that are buried within us, but there will also be many we are not aware of. Often, the act of denial (self protection) goes hand in hand with suppressing our emotions and until we take responsibility for them, we cannot let go. By 're-learning' how to let go of that which no longer serves you, you begin to discover a new sense of purpose and you begin to drop all the limitations that you previously lived your life by.
Emotions need to be processed before they can be released. If we have unintentionally neglected our body and ignored our emotions, we have to press the reset button and reconnect with our body-mind-spirit. We need to re-discover their healing properties and the purpose for which our emotions are intended. The goal is to bring tools and techniques into your life, that support your feelings of well-being, and realign with your authentic self, so you can enjoy a relaxed and open state, and invite wellness and balance.
Emotional Freedom for all
You might feel you are 'locked' into a negative emotional state such as anger, fear, worry, dissociation, etc, and this could be causing additional anxiety, panic attacks, sleep trouble, lack of drive and motivation, or poor concentration. No matter how far from being emotionally free you feel, I can assure you that you are closer then you think. Your trapped emotions run just below the level of your consciousness, in your subconscious mind, and they can be released!
Releasing trapped emotions and living an emotionally balanced life is possible for everyone. When we make a conscious choice to look inward, we can embrace the power we have always had. Our happiness stems from our ability to remain in a balanced mental/emotional state. Good emotional health is not having a constant stream of nice. fluffy positive thoughts, it is about experiencing both positive and negative when they are needed, and being able to let them do their job and move on.
Everyone has varying degrees of emotional resilience and some can handle the stress of daily life more effectively and calmly. Those who have this ability are able manage their emotional wellbeing more easily. The very good news is that emotional resilience is an art that can be learnt, at any age. It is an important and valuable ability to have, and one that's worth developing for many reasons, not least of which is that it can transform your life and your experience of stress.
Those who are emotional resilient will adapt to stressful situations or crises during and after they occur. More resilient people are able to "weather the storm" and adapt to adversity without any lasting side effects. People who are less resilient have a much harder time dealing with stress, trauma and life changes, big or small.
Emotional resilience can be something we are born with. Some people are less prone to becoming upset by life's changes and surprises. Emotional resilience abilities are also linked to other factors outside of your control, such as age, gender. However, if you are willing to learn it, emotional resilience can be developed with ease. If you know what to do, you can become more resilient, even if you are naturally more sensitive to life’s challenges.
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