Last week we discussed how our emotions are influenced by our thoughts and how negative emotions can become trapped causing mental and physical health problems. This week, let’s look more closely at trapped emotions and see how we can identify them.
Everything in our body has a frequency at which it vibrates. This is how energy is stored and transferred through us. Negative emotions vibrate at a frequency that is much lower than that of healthy organs. When these trapped emotions settle in our bodies, they affect the vibration of all the surrounding organs and bring them to a frequency that allows disease in and alters communication within the body. Any issue we have—whether physical, mental, or emotional – stems from disharmony and imbalance in the body. This is why is it so important to help your body release those emotions so they are not continually stored in our bodies disrupting our health.
These trapped emotions, commonly known as “Emotional Baggage”, become trapped in our bodies in several different ways. Often, when we encounter strong emotions and high stress simultaneously, our bodies are unable to handle both the stress and the releasing of that emotion, so it becomes trapped within us and turns into emotional baggage. Being isolated and unable to vent our emotions to another person, or denying our emotions because they are inconvenient or we feel ill equipped to process them are other surefire ways of ensuring that we gain some emotional baggage. We are especially vulnerable to emotional baggage when we are young and don’t have the tools to process negative events and strong emotions.
For example, let’s say that a young child was just scolded by a parent. The child may have the thought and resulting belief that “I’m bad” which then creates a feeling of shame. Because the child’s brain is immature, they are unable to separate what they feel from who they are and it is likely that this shame will not be processed completely and will become trapped in their body as emotional baggage. What the body doesn’t realize is that this emotional baggage will often go on to create other problems for the child, even into adulthood if not released!
Emotions are a beautiful gift. Both the positive and negative ones need to be experienced, appreciated, and released. When they become trapped, we cannot function to our fullest potential. As we discussed last week, our physical and mental health both suffer as a result.
Next week, we will discuss the most common trapped emotions and identify some of the specific health problems related to each. If you have any questions or are concerned that you may be experiencing trapped emotions, please contact me! I would love to help you release them and move into a full and healthy life.