By: Vera Stark
Have you ever considered the affect that emotions have on your physical body?
What fools indeed we morals are
To lavish care upon a Car,
With ne’er a bit of time to see
About our own machinery!
~John Kendrick Bangs
We often take our bodies for granted and neglect to maintain them in the way that they need.
Your body is a machine not much different than that of your vehicle which has parts that need to be kept in functioning order. Imagine never changing the oil in your car; how long do you think it would continue to run?
And yet when it comes to your body you take it for granted and hope that it will keep going forever without having to do anything. Even the energizer bunny runs out of fuel after a while.
We currently live in a time of fear based energies which all negative emotions fall under. Whether its, anxiety, anger, resistance, guilt, shame, lack; they all result from fear.
Research has proven that positive emotions are critical for upkeep of physical health for people worldwide, and above all, those that are deeply impoverished.
In most cases we repress our emotions or deny that we even have them or we suppress them because somewhere in our lives we were told that they were bad. Look at how boys from a very young age are taught that only sissy’s cry. As a result they grow up not allowing their emotions to be expressed which is very damaging to their health.
When you repress or suppress your emotions it causes a block in your energy system which if not cleared out will eventually manifest in physical form in or on your body. Disease as we know it refers to dis-ease in the body.
Every emotion that is held in the body affects the organs by slowing down the circulation which allows for toxins to accumulate. For example, anger can eventually cause problems in the liver, sadness can create problems in the lungs which could result in respiratory problems, fear can cause blockages in the kidneys and intestines, worry to the spleen and lack of joy to the heart.
This is why your body may start to deteriorate or certain organs may begin to slow down and are no longer as effective. It takes a lot of energy to repress your emotions and thus you begin to feel like your energy is depleting and you become very tired and less motivated.
So you can see that there is a direct link between our emotions and our health. It isn’t that negative emotions are bad in any sense of the word in fact they are an expression of who you are. What is harmful is when you deny either consciously or subconsciously that the emotion even exists or when you decide not to express it or for that matter you just plain ignore it.
All emotions come as a gift including the negative ones. It is how we handle them that can create the problems.
So what are the solutions?
I’m going share a couple of the things that I teach people that work really well and that you can do right away to begin clearing any negative emotions that may arise.
1. First and foremost make the decision that whatever emotions arise for you, you will let them be there.
2. Secondly, ask the emotion to intensify itself. This may sound off the wall, however it does work. We know that whatever we resist persists so if we are not allowing the emotion then we are resisting it. By asking it to intensify we are accepting it for what it is and this alone will sometimes be all you need for it to release.
3. Thirdly, if you haven’t already let go of it then ask yourself why you are hanging onto it. If it is still there then it is serving you in some way. This could mean that by holding onto it you don’t have to be responsible, you get to be right about something, or you get to blame or judge someone or something. There is always a reason why you hang onto your negative emotions and there is also always a cost.
4. And fourthly, acknowledge yourself for doing the work. It is important to give yourself credit where credit is due. You only have one body so treat it with tender loving care.