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How regular Yoga practice actually improves your life OFF the Yoga mat

I am often telling my Yoga students and people in general (anyone that will listen really!) that regular Yoga practice creates progress in your life OFF the mat as much as it improves your practice ON the mat.  People who already practice Yoga regularly know this fact, even if they can’t explain it.  And those who can explain it will probably give you a load of scientific information about the biological and physiological benefits of the different postures and other aspects of the practice.  These, of course, are truths not to be ignored and here is the link to an excellent short video about The Science of Yoga which, in my opinion, is a must watch for anyone practicing or thinking about taking up Yoga.

From an Energy Healing Point of View

However, we are not all scientifically minded.  I am not.  I view Yoga as a form of Energy Healing because, quite frankly, it is! Everything is energy so anything that helps you heal must be energy healing of a sort. But Yoga is energy healing in every sense of the word.  As an Energy Healer I work very much with the release of negative trapped emotions, limiting subconscious beliefs and releasing blocks and restrictions at Soul level and I really want to explain how all this can be achieved through Yoga.

One of the many reasons I love Yoga so much is because, from my Energy Healing perspective, it really is the icing on the cake.

I use The Emotion Code and The Body Code for emotional healing, PSYCH K and The Body Code for mental belief healing and Soul Realignment for Soul level healing (with lots of overlapping and intuition!).  I now see Yoga as an umbrella that embodies them all.

So, getting to the point, how does Yoga improve your life off the mat?

When you practice Yoga, you are stretching each body part to its limit. It’s important to go to your limit – no further, no less – to your body’s natural limit.  Where your body naturally says “stop”.  If you go further than this your body won’t thank you and if you go less than this you will take longer to transform to a new place and a new you. If you go to your natural limit regularly, it’s like a gentle tapping on your limit.  As you hold each pose use the breath to inhale love and healing and exhale tension and stiffness and with each breath your body will naturally move a little further into the pose.  Sometimes slowly and sometimes more quickly your limit will move and your body gently and naturally wants to go that little bit further enabling you to deepen the pose and experience something new.  This is when we transform the most.

Visualisation

Time for a little side note here on visualisation. Visualisation is the most powerful (and easy) self healing tool we have in our power. By constantly visualising tension, negative emotions, other negative energy and limitations actively releasing from our bodies on our exhale while visualising the healing love, light and vitality of our life force energy entering our bodies – through the crown chakra, heart chakra, root chakra, with our breath and through every pore – we can totally maximise the healing benefits of our Yoga practice.

Our subconscious cannot differentiate between reality and our imagination. If you watch a horror film, you will still feel the fear and anxiety even though you know it’s not real and when you see someone being hit and hurt you can feel it in your own energy, right?  In the same way, whatever you choose to run through your own mind will have an effect on your own system.  Choose to imagine powerfully healing scenarios and they will be just that, powerfully healing.  But back to the topic in hand…………………how does regular Yoga practice help you transform your life OFF the Yoga mat?

What is actually limiting your body when you practice Yoga?  You will, no doubt, say your inflexibility and, of course, you’re right but it’s more than that.  It’s actually our trapped emotions and inflexible negative beliefs that cause this limitation.  Yes – even the physical limitation of the body during Yoga is caused by your trapped emotions and inflexible negative beliefs.

Trapped Emotions

Let me explain what I mean by a “trapped emotion”  for those of you who have not come across this term before.  A trapped emotion is basically a ball of energy (everything is energy including our emotions/thoughts/beliefs) that, having not been processed completely, gets lodged in our body somewhere and causes a blockage to the natural healing life force energy that is constantly flowing through us.

When we feel a negative emotion such as fear, panic, heartache, grief, anger, anxiety, jealousy, shock, rejection, guilt etc we often don’t process the feeling and the energy of the emotion doesn’t pass through our energy field.  There are many reasons why we may not process the energy of the emotion at the time.  Usually we just don’t want to feel it so we suppress the feeling.  Shock and grief can make us “go numb” and also sometimes because the western culture  is one of holding emotions in.  Compare a European funeral with one from the middle east where you will see mothers openly and loudly expressing the energy of the emotion they are feeling.  Sometimes we don’t want to admit we are feeling a particular emotion such as jealousy or we may have been brought up to believe that crying isn’t good.  Whatever the reason, we all trap negative emotions within our bodies. They can be caused by major traumatic events in our lives or just by simple comments by others or lost toys even.  They can often lodge in organs and parts of the body relevant to the emotion, for example, fear in the kidneys, anger in the liver, sorrow in the lungs and so on.

For more information about trapped emotions you can read my whole article on the topic here on the Blog page of my website.

What is a Trapped Emotion – The Emotion Code

Limiting Beliefs

Negative beliefs come from the subconscious programming that we have received at certain stages of our lives primarily in our early childhood.  Often parents and teachers have no idea how easily and readily a young mind will take on a belief especially when it’s about themselves.  It is very common, and I see it every day in my line of work, for people to have beliefs of low self worth due to criticism in their early years. Our views on money, relationships, love, security and, as I said before, self worth,  all come from the early programming we received as infants. Unless, of course, we have taken measures to look into this and change such limiting beliefs.

You may well wonder how this causes us limitations in our Yoga practice but you need to keep in mind (always!) that everything is energy, including our thoughts and beliefs.  And we are energy – our energy field and our so called physical bodies are just energy vibrating at differing frequencies.  The negative, unhealthy energy vibrating at lower frequencies and the positive, healthy energy vibrating at higher frequencies. All this energy is either flowing around or lodged and stuck in our bodies.  I have already mentioned that trapped emotions get stuck and block organs and other parts of the body that relate to them but beliefs can too. For example, fears about the future and fears about finances can cause blockages in the lymphatic system. Perceived burdens in our lives tend to locate themselves energetically on and in our shoulders.  I could go on but you get the gist.  To learn more about this particular topic of where our emotions and beliefs manifest in our bodies check out the end of Louise Hay’s classic book You Can Heal your Life here.

You Can Heal your Life by Louise Hay

For more information on changing limiting beliefs you can read the article on my Blog page below about PSYCH K.

PSYCH K

So now you can see what exactly is limiting your body when you practice Yoga – it may feel like your muscles are what is causing you to stop your stretch and, of course, this is true to a certain extent but, energetically, it is so much more than that.

You have also seen now how gentle and regular “nudging” at your limit, using your breath to deepen each pose whilst remaining relaxed is one of the ways to release such limitation by releasing the energy that is lodged there.  This process happens very naturally in Yoga. You may not have even been aware of it. Have you ever just felt like crying during your Yoga practice?  Without really knowing why?  Have you found that random feelings and memories come to you during your Yoga practice that you can’t account for?  Well, now you know.  It is the thoughts and events that caused the emotional blockage or belief running through your energy field and subconscious mind as they are being released.  Tears are always a good indication that emotional release is going on so never stop them. Acknowledge them. Give thanks for them. Let them go. Give blessings for the natural energetic cleansing that you are receiving.

A side note here too on the possible effects of such energy releasing.  The first one being tears of absolute joy!  Warning: Yoga practice can cause absolute joy! That high feeling you get during and after a Yoga session is clearly evidence of your greater connection to Source energy.  The great ideas that pop into your head during and after a session of Yoga is further evidence of the life force energy doing its thing.  Yoga practice, by releasing energy blocks,  increases this channel with Source, and gives you greater creativity, health, clarity, intuition, love, light, purpose, meaning, do I need to continue?

Processing Emotions

However, there can also be perceived negative effects of this energy release in the form of various illnesses and pain.  If you again think energetically, it’s all very logical.  As the energy of these emotions release from your body you can feel them.  You may experience vivid dreams and recall certain memories as these emotions fully release from your energy field.  When I studied for my Holistic Diploma, we called this effect a healing crisis. In The Emotion Code world we refer to it as a period of processing.  At Soul level, we refer to such releases as shifting. 

Personally, I prefer the word processing.  These trapped emotions have been stuck in our bodies because we didn’t, for whatever reason, fully process them at the time we originally felt them.  So, in my opinion, it’s really important to acknowledge these feelings and actively visualise and nurture their release from your body so you don’t inadvertently,  suppress them again.  Your attitude at this time can make all the difference between healing and transforming somewhere exciting and new or remaining stuck.

Taking pain killers only silences the message your body is trying to give you. In extreme cases, you may need them to help you function or sleep but the truth is, you don’t want to ignore this pain.  You want to understand it.  Acknowledge it and release the underlying cause of it.

You may not immediately connect the illness or pain you are feeling with this emotional release.  What illness or pain you experience will depend on the location of the block being released and the nature of the belief being released.  The emotions you feel while processing will also depend on the emotions being released.  This is why I have to warn clients that symptoms can often worsen before they improve.  So if you feel unusually grumpy, sad or angry be aware that you may have released this from your body during Yoga and embrace the new you that is emerging!

As I said, your attitude here is crucial for healing.  If you complain and curse your body and the pain you are experiencing,  you are just sending greater negativity towards your body.  Illness and pain is simply your body’s way of telling you it has something to release.  By being grateful for this and embracing the opportunity to release and grow and by sending love to your body and its parts you will find greater, and quicker, healing.  Food for thought for the next time you are sick, eh?

Here is a link to an article I wrote about pain being your friend last year after experiencing awful back ache.

When Pain is your Friend

Here is the Abraham Hicks link which is included in the article which provided me with the necessary Ah ha! moment on this topic.

and another one which you may find interesting.

One of the ways to really know that your illness was actually caused by your Yoga practice is by seeing how far you can go the next time you practice Yoga.

During my bad back episode, I was concerned that so long without practicing Yoga would result in my being stiff and unfit.  I was concerned that my practice and my reach would go backwards, however, completely the opposite occurred.  Despite not practicing for a couple of weeks, when I did, I found my body naturally went even further than ever before.  I found myself doing poses I’d never been able to do before. I felt stronger, more flexible and more balanced – and needless to say, more joy!  The more flexible you are on the mat the more flexible your thinking will be off the mat. The more balanced you are on the mat, the more balanced you will feel in life in general.  So now, when I don’t feel 100%, I retreat, love myself a little bit more and look forward to the spiritual growth that is coming my way.

Remember, arrows can only be shot forward after being pulled back first. Next time you feel poorly or that life is dragging you backwards, just think how far you’re going to fly!

Releasing low vibrating negative energy from your body causes the overall  frequency of your body’s vibrations to rise. This is key.  It is this rise in our vibrations that is causing our life to improve off the mat.  By the Law of Attraction, we will attract “like” energy into our field. The more positive our vibrations, the more positive energy will come to us. This can be in the form of people, experiences, food preferences, opportunities, thoughts, beliefs, intuition, creativity, love, romantic partners – shall I continue?

This is how your progress ON the Yoga mat, creates progress, and spiritual growth,  in your life OFF the Yoga mat.

(from an energetic point of view!)

With love, light and blessings,

The Importance of Breathing! Breathe yourself to Happiness

“..the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.”

                                                                                            Bob Dylan

I had never really understood the meaning of these famous lyrics until recently.  I was watching a film the other day about Native American Indians and they mentioned how it is important to listen to the wind.  They said that the answers they seek are found by listening to the wind.  It is easy to gloss over these comments, phrases and lyrics but the truth behind them has now dawned on me.

As I see it, it all relates to breathing.  Our answers come to us through our breath which comes from the air (and wind).  And not just our answers………….for we may not know what the questions are!  But our inspiration, our health, our ideas, our dreams, our energy, our intuition, our visions, our oxygen – in short, our life force energy!

I told someone the other day about my ideas to write a piece called “The Importance of Breathing” and they just laughed.  Of course breathing is important – we’d die if we didn’t breathe.  Yes.  Good point.  But have you ever really thought about that?  I mean, really thought about it?  After all, we can go weeks without food, days without water but very few minutes without breath.  And our breath does so much more than just keep us alive.  It feeds and nourishes our bodies, minds and souls – it brings us, or it IS, our Life Force Energy which in turn brings us our ideas, intuition, creativity, thoughts, feelings and ……..everything! Shouldn’t we, therefore, give it some respect and spend a little more time focussing on it and nurturing it?

We know that breathing affects our physical bodies.  We associate someone panicking with taking short, shallow breaths and we encourage them to breathe slowly and more deeply.  We associate a shock with a sudden gasp followed by the breath being held in an unnatural way. When we are fearful our hearts beat faster and our bodies want to breathe faster – in fact, there are many negative emotions associated with short, shallow breaths.

We also know that when we go to the seaside, it’s instinctive to take a large purposeful breath in and fill the lungs to enjoy the commonly recognised benefits of the sea air.  We know that when we are relaxed and flop into our sofas at the end of a busy day we give an almost exaggerated sigh – in other words a deep, slow, meaningful breath out. We also know that Meditation and Yoga both practice slow, deep, purposeful breathing.

So we can see that slow, deep, deliberate breathing is healthy and good for our bodies (and minds and emotions) and short and shallow breaths are not good for our health or bodies or minds or emotions.  If this evidence is all around us and we experience the positives and negatives of our breathing patterns on a daily basis, then why? oh why? do we not concentrate more on correcting and changing our breathing patterns to enjoy better health and happiness?

If breathing slowly and deeply can relieve a panic attack, calm a fearful person and relax the mind so easily then why, in this world of so much stress, do we not practice it more often.  Breathing slowly, deeply and mindfully. I love it! It feels so good and makes me healthier and even happier!

Doesn’t everyone want to improve their health, reduce their stress and feel happier?  Well, learning to breath properly – more mindfully – can do that for you. After all, many sportspeople learn new and different breathing patterns to enhance their physical performance – whether it be to stay underwater longer, build up confidence or to generate energy – they are in fact, empowering their physical bodies with their breath.  Therefore, so can you. You can heal, relax and energise your body with something as simple as your breath.

I say “simple” but to be honest, I don’t think the breath is that simple.  I think it’s actually an incredibly complex concept and full of so many things it is actually far from simple.  In Yoga we are taught about Pranayama which is usually translated from the Sanskrit as Breathing Techniques – the word “prana” being translated as “breath” but I think this is a gross mis interpretation.  Some translate “prana” as Life Force Energy which, in my opinion, is far more accurate.  Have you ever thought about just how much we get from our breath?  And I don’t just mean “life”!

If I asked you what you see with, you would probably say your eyes.  What do you speak with?  You’re now wanting to say “the mouth”, aren’t you?  What do you think with? your brain? or your mind?  Your brain is in your head but where is your mind? Where do your thoughts come from?

If I asked you to raise your hand in the air and then asked you how you managed to do that, you’ll probably say with the use of your muscles and again, you’d be partially correct but think about this…………….

Imagine two bodies lying side by side. One alive and full of life and the other one dead.  Think about it for a moment.  The dead body has a brain but cannot think.  It has a heart but cannot feel. It has eyes but cannot see. It has muscles but cannot life its arm.  Where is the dead body’s mind?

If I asked you where you get your energy from you’ll probably say “food” which, I guess, to a certain extent is true but the dead man has the remains of his last meal in his stomach yet he has no energy.

Physically, the only difference between the two bodies is one is still breathing and the other one isn’t.  But it’s more than that.  One is still thinking, dreaming, inspiring, digesting, feeling, seeing, hearing, caring, loving……….being.

In fact, the only difference between the two bodies is one is breathing and the other one isn’t. Yet with that breath comes all our health, ideas, thoughts, intuition, dreams, love, joy, awareness, visions, consciousness, happiness and connection and for the scientists among you, our oxygen!!

The increased oxygen intake from slow, deep mindful breathing will help you detoxify your body’s cells.  We know that cancer cells, for example, cannot survive in oxygenated environments so that’s just another bonus of breathing in such a way as to maximise your oxygen intake.

So ALL these things come to us in our breath.  That’s why we call it the Life Force Energy.  So if you want more health in your life, greater ideas, thoughts and intuition, more love and joy, heightened awareness, consciousness and connection as well as more happiness then breathe slowly, deeply and mindfully more often in any way you can making a point to improve the quality of the air you breathe as well.  Through exercise, country walks, yoga, meditation or even just for 5 mins on waking and sleeping.  It’s easy and you’ll notice the difference.

And while on the subject of our Life Force Energy, the scientists among you will know that Energy never dies, it never dissipates. It can only transform from one state or form to another but it can never vanish. So where does our Life Force Energy go when our physical bodies stop breathing?

I guess that’s another topic 🙂

Back to the breath.

One last point I’d like to make that I also learned through Yoga.  As I already mentioned, Pranayama means Breathing/Life Force Energy Techniques and there are a number of different techniques to be studied but I just want to mention the most common one – Ujjayi breathing.  To adopt the technique correctly you should inhale and exhale more deeply than usual through your nose.  On the exhale you should constrict the muscles in the back of your throat which will make a slightly raspy sound.

In my opinion, it is not the sound that is important here but how deep down in the belly you take your breath.  In today’s world when we take in a full lung breath, and I am guilty of this too, we tend to subconsciously restrict the flow of the life force energy coming in so we can push our chests out and hold our stomachs in.  Take a full lung breath now as you read this and see what you subconsciously do.  If your chest has risen and your abdomen has contracted then you, too are guilty of restricting the life force energy coming into your body.  In effect, we are depriving ourselves of all the benefits of our healing, enlightening life force energy just so we can look slimmer or bigger chested!!  How bad is that????

Now relax your body, drop your shoulders, relax your tummy and take in a slow, deep, mindful breath without restricting it so your belly expands with the breath and then slowly feel it retract as you exhale.  Visualise the breath going all the way down your chest, past your diaphragm and into your belly and lower belly.

In my line of work as an Energy Healer I come across numerous clients with 2nd Chakra issues* and it’s dawned on me that it is no surprise as we deprive our lower belly area of more life force energy.

So your challenge now is to incorporate some slow, meaningful breathing into your daily routine, preferably in fresh air, making sure to relax your belly and let it expand with each inhale.  You will soon find that, the answer my friend, is blowing in the wind!  Let me know how you get on.

Love and Blessings

*2nd Chakra issues include creativity blockages, sexuality, sex related issues, relationship issues – partner and family, fruitfulness and guilt

Deborah Jane Sutton

Energy Healer, Self Healing Coach, Yoga teacher and Author of Heal yourself to Happiness

deborah@deborahjanesutton.com                           www.deborahjanesutton.com

Why Energy Healers don’t and can’t offer Guarantees

I often get asked how many sessions it will take for a symptom to heal through Energy Healing.  I have also had people tell me that they will agree to have Energy Healing sessions with me if I can guarantee their success!  Well, sorry to say, no can do.  There are no guarantees.

The sceptics seem to think they have won some sort of battle when we say there are no guarantees, as if, somehow, that proves a lack of faith in ourselves or, indeed, in our work.  However, the truth is quite to the contrary.

When working with you, an Energy Healer is doing just that – working with you – and your energy field.  You have ultimate control over your energy field.  In fact, you have always had ultimate control over your energy field.  Even when you got sick in the first place.  Sorry, but true – you just didn’t know it at the time.

Our energy fields and our bodies are a mish mash of energy flowing around – some of it positive and some of it negative. Some of it vibrating at a higher frequency level than other parts of it. Some of it therefore, healthy and some of it, therefore, unhealthy.

My job, as an Energy Healer, is to help you release the negative, unhealthy energy from your energy field and help you promote the input of more positive, healthy energy.  Pain and emotional symptoms are simply the result of your body telling you, you have something negative to release. Your body is telling you that you have a resistance to healing. Our bodies naturally self heal but we sometimes put up some kind of resistance to this healing and that’s where our pain comes from.  Either way, it’s a simple case of taking out the negative, removing the resistance and putting in the positive.

It’s a bit like being in a boat with a small hole in it where the unwanted water is getting in.  At first, not a big problem – but after a while, that input of unwanted water (negative energy) causes the boat to sink.  If the boat owner doesn’t know what to do with their own boat, they call in someone to help.  The helper then starts to scoop out the unwanted water from one end of the boat.

Some boat owners, aware of how things work, help by working out how to block up the hole and they also begin to scoop the unwanted water away. They sometimes have to get their hands dirty and probably follow advice they are not comfortable with – it isn’t always easy – but working together solves the problem as quickly as possible.

However, sometimes, when the boat owner doesn’t understand how these things work, they ignore the hole in the bottom of the boat – the original cause of the problem – and they just sit and watch as the helper consistently releases unwanted water from the vessel.  Success in this scenario, of course, will be short term and long term relief will be limited.

There are even cases when the boat owner doesn’t just sit and watch the helper but actually sabotages the operation by taking a container, much larger than the helper’s, and scooping up unwanted water from outside the boat to put into the boat!

What kind of boat owner are you?

So, if anything, Energy Healers should be asking you for guarantees.  Can you guarantee to take an interest in your own boat? Learn how it works and help fix it?

If you are in the process of fixing your boat and would like help with this please get in touch.

deborah@deborahjanesutton.com

Love and Blessings,

Deborah

xx

PS Talking of boats………here’s a lovely yet profound clip for you……………Enjoy! xx

When Pain is your Friend

We were born to be great. We are innately great. So why don’t we always feel so great? How come we experience pain?

Very often it’s because we have grown. Spiritually. When we make spiritual shifts in life, either through working on ourselves or through amazing experiences (or both!) and our vibrations rise suddenly, it can take time for that shift to manifest itself into our dense, physical 3D bodies.  In addition to that, we have accumulated blocks and restrictions along our path in life.  We have created these energetic blocks ourselves with our own limiting beliefs and our man-made fear. It’s as if our spiritual growth is demanding that we release these beliefs and man-made fears.

But they are just that – beliefs and man-made.

So the good news is we can un-create them 🙂

Release your negative thinking, release your limiting beliefs and release your man-made fear.

Physical pain is just the body’s way of telling you that you are resisting something new. Pain is just a message that we are resisting change. When you can view your physical pain as just that – a message, and a positive message at that  – then the negative complaining of the pain can turn into gratitude and love and soon, very soon, the pain will make way for that spiritual growth that your soul was looking for.

So when you work on yourself – with affirmations, gratitude, emotional healing etc – your vibrations rise and you grow spiritually.  As your level of consciousness rises, you align further with who you really are.

But our physical human bodies can be cumbersome. They, in their dense 3D state of being, need time to adjust to the new frequency at which you are vibrating. This causes dis-ease and imbalance within the cells of the body.

When faced with this situation, I found Abraham Hicks very comforting (click here for Abraham Hicks and physical pain on YouTube).  It provided me with the insights I needed in order to turn the anguish, worry and despair of the pain into gratitude, joy and excitement at the shift I was experiencing. The pain went.

Being in physical pain makes it hard to concentrate, focus, think clearly let alone think positively but you need to do just that and to appreciate what’s really going on. Look at the bigger picture. You are being given an opportunity to grow, an opportunity to release and an opportunity to shine even brighter than you ever have before. So instead of moaning and complaining to your body about the pain – stop and ask yourself – what do I need to release? What is holding me back? What is my body trying to tell me?  Affirm that you are willing to release all resistance.

Allow the release.  Allow the change. Enjoy the growth – for with it comes greater health, greater peace and greater happiness.

Release the resistance to your greatness.

For help with releasing your physical pain and with Healing yourself to Happiness please visit www.deborahjanesutton.com

With Love and Blessings

Deborah

xx

What is a Trapped Emotion – The Emotion Code

The Emotion Code (devised by Dr Bradley Nelson) is an example of Energy psychology, and like other holistic therapies, treatments and systems it revolves around releasing trapped emotions (negative energy) from the body.

To understand what a trapped emotion is we must first understand that EVERYTHING is energy – well, we don’t need to understand it exactly but to recognise it as the scientific fact that it is. Let’s face it, most of us don’t really understand how electricity works but we know and believe the light will come on when we flick the switch. We know we’ll get some answers when we “google” a question without really understanding how the internet works. In addition to everything being energy, everything vibrates at different frequencies – the higher the better – so there is truth in the popular phrases “good vibes” and “bad vibes”- good vibes being things that make us feel better ie raise our vibrations and bad vibes being the ones that lower our vibrations and leave us feeling worse.

Now we come to the fact that everything – even abstract things – are made of energy and have vibrations – namely our EMOTIONS and THOUGHTS. When we think a thought we are actually letting that energy pass through our bodies – good thoughts will be higher in vibrations and therefore healthier for us which is why POSITIVE THINKING is such a big deal.

It’s not easy to control our thoughts and there has been a lot of research into this. My two favourites are the wonderful pioneer in this field Louise Hay who recommends repeating positive affirmations which, in my experience definitely work although more recent developments and techniques have proved to be much quicker. Secondly, the amazing Bruce Lipton PhD who is currently bridging the perceived gap between science and spirituality with his work on the physical effects of our emotions and thoughts (The Biology of Belief, 2007).

Anyway, I digress. The point is that when we feel something (emotion) it is in the form of energy passing through our bodies. Sometimes, in the case of severe trauma or bereavement for example, we don’t or can’t fully process an emotion and our bodies shut down. Perhaps we just go “numb” or we deny ourselves the right to feel that way and we bury the feeling deep inside. Well, it may help you to function better at the time but that’s a big ball of negative energy to be “buried” in the body. It has to go somewhere and this, in itself, is an interesting realisation. Where does the negative energy decide to lodge itself?

If the body already has a weak area then the new negative energy will most commonly find its way there – creating a nest of emotions – over time creating a bigger and bigger blockage to the naturally flowing positive energy that’s trying to pass around the body. This blockage then creates an imbalance where pain, mal-function and disease can occur. The actual location within the body can also be relevant to the emotions being trapped. It has been well documented that different organs and glands in the body relate to different emotions. For example, the bladder and fear (hence people want to wee themselves when scared), the lungs and sorrow, liver and anger and so on.

When we think about our most traumatic times it is easier to understand that we may well have trapped negative emotions. For example, the feeling of rejection or betrayal after a relationship break up or the emotion of abandonment when our mother doesn’t defend us as a child against a violent step father………but these trapped emotions can also be from less significant events. A 3 year old who has lost his favourite toy could trap emotions of lost, anxiety or despair. Or a small child getting lost in a shop could trap emotions of panic – and we have all experienced these things.

We can also have compounded trapped emotions. Once we have trapped an emotion, the next time we feel that emotion it compounds with the existing trapped emotion to make the feeling more intense. Counsellors commonly call this concept ” Big Bells Little Bells” when we over react to a situation because the small emotion we are feeling is triggering off a larger trapped emotion from within. This can also make us more vulnerable to trapping that emotion again in the future.

Furthermore, to complicate matters we also have “inherited trapped emotions” which are basically passed onto us at the time of conception from either biological parent. They too, could have inherited it from their parents and it is common to find these inherited trapped emotions spanning back through the generations. Releasing these inherited emotions can often bring immediate relief to ailments – it’s almost as if they have built up strength and impact as they have passed down the gene line and it is important to note that once released they have been released from the WHOLE gene line forwards as well as backwards. The thought of inheriting negative energy from our parents is always easier to handle than the thought of passing it onto our children. This passing on of negative energy to our children can often fill us with guilt but luckily The Emotion Code gives us a quick, easy and effective way to release this harmful, negative energy and bring about natural healing and balance to the body thus promoting good health in all areas of our lives.

For more information on The Emotion Code and how it can help you please contact deborah@deborahjanesutton.com.