I have always said that there are worst things than the food we eat. One being the thoughts that we have whilst we eat the food. If you have guilt, shame, self hatred or judgment when you eat a piece of cake, then the chemicals that your body is creating based on this emotional response, is far worse than the sugar and fat in the cake.
I recently watched the documentary E-motion (which stands for energy movement) and is about the leading role our emotions play on the development of disease and imbalances within our body. We are so quick to blame the foods we eat or environmental factors for disease but so many of us fail to really understand the pivotal role emotions have in causing disease. Emotions are completely normal aspect of being human but it’s how we are holding onto our emotions and not dealing with them that is causing the issue.
Thought creates emotions and emotions create behavior
Every emotion has a different vibration. When we are suppressing our emotions and not really feeling them, then that energy can lodge anywhere in the body which can disrupt the tissue.
The only disease that really exists is chaos at the atomic level which leads to chaos and the molecular level which leads to chaos at the cellular level. When enough cells are in chaos we feel symptoms which may lead to disease
You can only imagine what the long term affects of emotions such as anger, rejection and hatred are having on our bodies!
You most likely have heard the term “flight or fight”. This is a natural response from the body to get ourselves out of danger. Unfortunately many of us are in this flight or fight mode all the time.
Dr Joe Dispenza says that ” All organisms in nature are designed for short term stress but humans hold onto the images and feelings from the past as if they were happening in the present”.
An animal, for instance, may be chased by a lion and his natural reactive state might will be “flight or fight” which gives him the adrenaline to run from the lion, but if he escapes he is quickly back to his calm state. He’s forgotten about the lion.
Humans seem to naturally hold onto past experience (or even lies) and not only believes them, we keep the emotional response stored in our body!
The mind forms a truth about a memory or experience, then comes up with a thought. Based on that thought we then generate an appropriate emotion and as a result our heart rate may increase and our immune system suppresses and our body is pumped with cortisol.
We are so used to living with this amount of stress in our system that our body continues to believe this stress is real.
Our body doesn’t know the truth of the emotion if we perceive danger. whether it is real or not the body still produces chemicals which become very addictive to our bodies.
If emotions are stored from a belief that was created in the past it usually believes it is in the same environmental condition 24 hours day, 7 days week, 365 days week!! No wonder we are tired all the time!
These stored up emotions are also causing us to recreate the same patterns in our life which validate this false belief and we enter an exhausting cycle which is hard to get out of. We actually become addicted to the chemical that these emotions are producing that it’s hard to break.
The goods news is that it is easy to release these emotions once we become aware of the pattern.
Our subconscious mind holds the key in un-coding the stored emotion.
FEEL AND EXPERIENCE YOUR EMOTION!
Surrender to all that you feel so it has the opportunity to move through you.
From my own experience I have been able to release toxic emotions from simply feeling them as they arise. I allow myself to go through the process, no matter how painful it is.
In the past I have not wanted to really feel what was going on. I would do anything to avoid it or make myself feel better. I saw my emotions as such a weakness that I didn’t feel I could stay in them too long. I also had no idea how to express my emotions as I had always been taught to suppress my feelings from a young age.
It’s taken me years to be ok with being emotional and I have experienced how healing this can be.
There are also many things I have been able to release through EFT tapping. Tapping works on the the meridian points and gives you the opportunity to express what you are feeling while tapping on these powerful points. What always amazes me is how I can be tapping on one issue but then other things get released from my subconscious which I didn’t realise where still bothering me. Once the emotion is uncovered from my subconscious that is often enough to shift the energy from my body.
There are many parts to living a healthy life, but taking responsibility for our emotions and energy will play a big part in healing and disease prevention.
Next time you feel yourself become stressed. Ask yourself if this is really the truth? Come back to the present moment of what is in front of you right now. The present moment is where you can feel the peace that really is the truth.
If you find this difficult try EFT (read more HERE) and if you feel emotional or are going through something difficult, don’t ever bottle up what you are feeling. Let it all out and surrender to the process.
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Since my teenager years I have dedicated a lot of time to personal growth. I have established a committed mediation practice, connect with source often, have had coaching, mentoring and healing of all sorts. I have faced, felt and moved through emotions that I had carried around and stored in body.
In my growth and expansion I have experienced miracles and magic and had pretty far out experiences (which you might have to buy me a glass of wine before I tell you those things!).
However I was always frustrated and confused by how often I go into a state of contraction after a huge expansion. Not for long, but I seem to always contract after I expand.
I will have an incredible experience and feel like a walking God, tapped in, turned on and in total Queen mode. Then a few days later be a bawling, blabbering mess. I could never understand what was happening or why I couldn’t stay happy for God’s sake!
Although my contractions are becoming much less intense and very manageable I have come to understand that they are a necessary part of growth.
My friend and mentor once said to me that the contracted state was like a muscle that you are working on at the gym (yes he knows my language!) The contraction (concentric) part a biceps curls is just as vital to the muscles growth as the expansion (eccentric) move. When we are working the muscle int his way with focused attention (and intention) we are also tearing the muscle fibres up to promote muscle growth and it may take a few days of soreness to reap the results.
Our personal growth is exactly the same. With every major breakthrough there may come a few days of sadness as our soul is letting go and rebooting itself (so to speak).
It is also a law of physics that what comes up must come down and if you have recently been trampolining (please go if you haven’t been, I don’t care how old you are!) you will remember that the higher you jump, the more you will sink into the trampoline as you come down, but if you have focus, intention and are in a state of surrender, you can very gracefully bounce back up even higher.
Sometimes we can get caught up in the fall . You may feel like the ego is taking over (again) and feel defeated because you think that you should never go that low, but allowing yourself to feel the depth of your experience is what allows you to get to new heights.
Something else that can happen is that in the state of expansion, your soul will attract something into your life to really prove it’s point. For instance, a few weeks ago I had a really deep mediation and prayer night. I was feeling incredible and powerful and like the heavens at opened up in front of me. In my mediation I had spirit tell me that I had to let go of something that I was holding on to for dear life. I did muscle testing (will teach you this sometime) to confirm that the message was clear and I knew that it was time to let go and move on. Within a few days I had someone in front of me related to this thing I needed to let go of and they were also confirming it, but I was taking it really to heart when it came from them and felt really attacked and hopeless. I cried a really ugly cry for hours and hours. I couldn’t believe I had gone from feeling like a powerful Queen to a crying mess in 24 hours. A good friend of mine just pointed out the obvious. I had a message from spirit and the universe brought it right in front of me to confirm. It wasn’t contraction, it was just part of the expansion. I had to fully let go and yes it sucked for a bit!
If you are in this contracted state and are feeling frustrated with the feeling, simply understanding and acknowledging the process and necessity of this state will help you move up to your expanded state of being.
Be gentle and allow yourself to feel everything that is going on. Use the contracted time to rest and relax and connect to something that gives you pleasure. Move your body, get out for a walk or go to the gym to release the frustration
One practice that I have found particularly powerful in this contracted state is Dancing. Dancing is a great way to integrate everything that you have taken on in the expansion. Sometimes we can have these huge shifts in our head and heart and make massive life changing breakthrough’s but if we don’t embody them and allow the new energy integrate into our bodies, the feeling of expansion does not last long. The vibration of the new energy can feel like too much if it’s not integrated into our body.
A dance class where you can really get down and be free is a perfect way to move through this feeling. Any dance will do but I have had huge shifts in the last few months from Kundalini and Tantra Dance (not as scary as it sounds) and ecstatic dance. (Sydney friends check out 5 Rhythms dance in Newtown)
As always, be kind and loving to yourself and look at the feeling with compassion, allowing it to be fully felt and expressed so that you can quickly move to the new heights of expansion.
Meditation may seem like the in thing to do these days along with your Green Juice and Superfoods but it is a practice that goes back centuries and has been the turning point in my life. I have been meditating since my teens and have found it to be a powerful tool to stay happy, peaceful, healthy and to manifest my desires.
Check out today’s video blog for easy tips on how to being a meditation practice.
My Favourite Meditations
This is a note for the busyness in your life…..
Sometimes it’s ok to rest.
It’s ok to sit on the couch and watch tv
It’s ok to eat whatever you damn well want to eat.
It’s ok to just be.
This may sound trivial to some of you, but to many, I know that this will hit home
Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in living a healthy, go-get ‘em, life that you forget to actually live that life. You forget that rest is a part of living, you forget to relax or do things you enjoy because you are so busy trying to be someone or to get somewhere.
This is a lesson I have to remind myself of all the time. To be completely honest with you I fail at this miserably and feel like a hypocrite because I teach women to be healthy, yet I don’t stop until I physically can’t do anything any more and I burn out. It’s so ingrained in my to work hard and too much that to sit and watch TV, or to do nothing seems like a waste, but it’s also so necessary to switch off.
If you are on the treadmill of life constantly than it is usually a sign that you are in fear of getting off. You feel that the treadmill is doing the supporting, not your own feet!
Maybe you feel as though you have to work in a job you do not like because you fear the unknown or the lack of money, or you worry that your body will spiral out of control if you miss a workout or two.
Your fears are the cause of your busyness and your busyness ensures you stay stuck and separate from the life you really want to be living.
You are always supported and when you are taking care of yourself, there will be even more flow that will help you get to where you want to go.
So this is a note to both you and I, that it’s essential that you do nothing every now and then, schedule it in and treat it as the most important date in your diary.
You are worth it!
Having spent all of my life being “sensitive” to everything from people’s energy to environmental factors and foods I had felt that my sensitivity was a massive weakness. I had tried so many popular tools and techniques to “protect” my energy but nothing was working and I was always sick and anxious as a result.
In today’s video will share what has worked for me and how my sensitivity is now my greatest strength… and hint… it has nothing to do with putting yourself in a bubble!
This is a hot topic for me and if you would like to read another post with even more ways to help strengthen your energy field so as not to get effected by other people’s energy check it out HERE
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