Throughout our lives we experience all kinds of emotional ups and downs, and while we don’t always remember the specifics about past situations or events, their emotional after effects can stay with us indefinitely. Whenever we are unable to cope with our emotional pain, it may be easier simply to dismiss it or deny its existence. In other words, we stuff it hoping whatever we are feeling will stay hidden and we won’t ever have to deal with it. Some of the ways we do this include:
- Pretending nothing has happened
- Engaging in compulsive behavior
- Drinking to excess
- Using prescription or recreational drugs
- Over exercising
Even though you think you have let go of something from the past, your body can still be harboring the invisible energies of emotions associated with it. You may be surprised to learn that you are carrying the past around with you in ways you could never imagine. When we do not allow ourselves to feel our negative emotions or find a healthy way to release them, they can get stuck in our body. If buried for a long period of time, they can actually cause all sorts of physical conditions.
Thanks to Dr. Bradley Nelson we now have a tool that releases the negative energy of buried emotions. A specialist in the emerging fields of bioenergetic medicine and energy psychology, Dr. Nelson created a method known as The Emotion Code that uses muscle testing to identify and bring trapped emotions to the surface where they can be neutralized with a magnet.
What is a Trapped Emotion?
An emotion can become trapped at any age or even be inherited. When emotions become too powerful for us to handle, the result can be an electrical short circuit that becomes “trapped” in the body. This is an invisible ball of energy that wherever it entrenches itself, the energy field in that area becomes distorted. The result can be self sabotage, psychological distress, physical illness, or pain for which there is no medical explanation. While any negative situation can result in trapped emotions, a few of the more common causes are:
- Loss of a loved one
- Divorce or the end of a relationship
- Financial hardship
- Job loss and forced unemployment
- Home or work stress
- Miscarriage or abortion
- Physical trauma
- Physical or emotional combat
- Physical, mental, verbal or sexual abuse
- Negative self talk
- Negative beliefs about yourself and others
Trapped emotions can also lodge in the area around the heart to form a “Heart Wall.” This is an invisible wall of energy the subconscious mind creates around your heart to protect you from further emotional hurt. While a Heart Wall can keep you safe, it also makes it difficult for you to give and receive love. Those who have a thick Heart Wall often go through life feeling isolated and disconnected from others.
As Dr. Nelson explains in his book, The Emotion Code, How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love and Happiness:
I believe that Heart Walls affect us in two ways. First, they block the heart energy from flowing through the body; this makes it more difficult for the body to heal itself, and can cause physical symptoms, particularly in the neck, upper back and shoulders. Second, they block us from fully opening our hearts to others. In essence, a Heart Wall will make you numb to others and make it more difficult for you to feel emotions and connect to others.
How Does a Trapped Emotion Affect You?
If you wonder why you can’t seem to shake certain emotions, it might be because that emotion is trapped somewhere in your body. Wherever a trapped emotion lodges itself, the surrounding body tissues tend to fall into resonance with its vibrational energy and you will naturally attract more of that emotion to you. For example, you may have anger trapped in your body that you’ve unknowingly carried around for years. As a result, you often feel angry or easily become angry, even over something insignificant. Each time you encounter a situation where you could become angry, you are far more likely to do so because a part of you is already vibrating with the frequency of anger. Until the trapped anger is released, you will continue to attract more of it.
The more trapped emotions you have, the more negative energy you are radiating. Even worse, trapped emotions can create depression, anxiety, prosperity and relationship issues, and interfere with the normal functioning of your body’s organs and tissues. If you have persistent and unexplainable aches and pains or a chronic condition for which traditional medicine has no answer, trapped emotions could well be a contributing or underlying cause. Applying The Emotion Code is an easy way to find out.
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About Author: Judith has always been one of those people who wanted to see what was over the next hill and what the next adventure might be. Thus it is not too surprising that what she does today is entirely different from her earlier career. In her private practice as a stress management specialist in Fort Collins, CO, Judith continually sees first hand the fallout from living an unhappy and unfulfilled life, one of our greatest sources of stress. Countless people feel stuck and dissatisfied with their lives, often with little or no idea about what they truly want or how to get it. Her experiences with her clients were what inspired her to create Limitless Living, LLC, an online community dedicated to helping people live life to the fullest, regardless of personal circumstances.