“Emotions are energy in motion. If they are not expressed, the energy is repressed. As energy it has to go somewhere. Emotional energy moves us as does all energy…To deny emotion is to deny the ground and vital energy of our life.”
– John Bradshaw.
Our Emotional Body
Even though we don’t remember every detail of our life experience, our bodies do.
Emotions connect you to the spiritual element of yourself and your physical body. The seat of all almost illness and health starts in the gut/belly. Our ancestors had big emotional blocks or issues, which alternated the genetic material and got passed down the line. What we don’t deal with, gets passed on to our children. Epi-genetics explains that our genes are altered by our environment.
All emotion is energy, any emotionally charged event, trauma or occurrence in your life leaves an energetic impression in your body, this is stored physically, mentally and emotionally. Not everyone wants to open the door to heal. When the body holds a memory at a cellular level, what it is holding is, patterns, stress responses and survival behaviors. Reconciling these emotional events, changes behaviors, attitudes and reactions into responses.
Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Any level of trauma can affect us emotionally, mentally, psychologically, along with physical affects. It can be a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock. Some examples of trauma are; any type of abuse including bullying, assault, neglect, feeling powerless, or experiencing sudden death of someone you love. It is a scientific fact that some of the most powerful influences that a child a can experience occur while it is still in the mother’s womb. Further evidence that not having a normal childbirth, but being born by Cesarean section can have traumatic effects on babies. In addition, hospitalization as a newborn, having an abortion, giving a child up for adoption or difficult birthing can have a traumatic affect.
When trauma affects the body, the result is a compromise between the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as ‘fight’ or flight’. The resulting symptoms can be, long or short term sleep disorders, inability to relax deeply, neurosis, ridged mannerisms, excessive talking and a draw to spirituality.
Spirituality is the umbrella of the physical, mental and emotional levels of the body. The body wants to heal always, it’s the natural process, ultimately, the individual decides upon their healing.
Having treated many people who have suffered some type of trauma, the common denominator in the energy field is; Either the client goes into a deep relaxed Theta state, or the field would bring up many types of images, visions, messages or brings forth symbolic expressions that explain more deeply the level of healing the body is doing in its relaxed state.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress resulting in symptoms occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience (flashbacks), difficulty concentrating, unable to work, sexual dysfunction including, dulled responses to others and to the outside world. Both PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) – concussion – are among the signature injuries of veterans of war, coupled with the MTBI injuries sustained by sports. The bewildering array of symptoms that can lead to suicide and lifelong conditions, the cure remains in the energy field.
The body has a sophisticated guidance system, which is the link to the energy field, its this system that allows healing to transpire. Each person decides if they want to heal or not.
Working through the energy field, accesses the systematic processes of the body, neurological, muscular, skeletal, soft tissue, nervous system etc. The senses are highly attuned because our senses are the first line of defense for our bodies to recognize something is not right. It is part of our guidance system.
In a healing session, clients suffering from PTSD remarked experiencing images of beautiful pleasing vivid color, meaningful imagery and calming subliminal messages from the psyche. These images are portraits of the body’s way of healing. Interestingly one of the key vibrations felt in the body to soothe it is, ocean waves similar to that of a mother rocking her baby in a chair to comfort and calm. The body will bring up many types of sensations that bring ease to each individual. The healing vibrations that emerge from the body impacts the mind, body and all senses.
Losing someone suddenly, slowly, or tragically can cause an emotional burden on the body, affecting the heart, your ability to communicate, and concentrate. The three stages of healing are: Stage I) Numbness or Shock; Immediately after the news of a death, you will likely experience a period when you feel very little except for a sense of unreality.Some people have described this feeling as being enclosed in a cocoon, or as ‘sleep walking’ through the funeral and necessary details which follow death. This stage may last fro several week or several months. Stage II) Disorganization; Eventually the body’s protective shock layer begins to wear off, with feelings becoming alive again. You may feel an overwhelming period of grief with letting go, fatigue or physical symptoms of tight throat, heavy heart, or need to ‘sigh’ more frequently. Stage III) Re-organization; Eventually there will be periods where you do not dwell on your loss, and you can focus on daily tasks. A great hurt is never completely forgotten, but the feelings in your body could out last longer than you think. Understandably loss brings a greater awareness, closer friendships and value among joyful experiences and time spent with others.
When we experience loss, the feelings in our bodies may linger, deep sorrow, sadness, anger or guilt may accompany continuing grief. A frightening feeling may be loosing emotional control. Working through the energy field helps alleviate the emotional heaviness or burden you are carrying. How energy healing works in healing from grief, is helps bring you back to a more functional normal, relieving the emotional pain and emotions around the death. Long term holding of pain, can cause physical symptoms or even illness.
“Emotion is the chief source of all becoming conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and apathy into movement without emotion”
– C.G. JUNG