“It was not time that healed you, it was your courage to feel everything you used to run away from. Being with yourself and meeting your tension is hard but it is the only way to release everything that has been bottled up inside of you. Your pain was simply asking for your attention.” - Yung Pueblo
The most fragile part of us humans is our emotions, and the thing with emotional pain is that it accumulates. Unless we consciously endeavour to heal our fragility increases, even if we grow a hard shell to hide it from the outside world. Painful experiences, in childhood especially, become stored in the subconscious, and similar emotional responses compound one on top of the other. The body holds the disturbance which, before too long, causes an energetic block.
Emotional repression leads to stress, which then leads to physiological issues. Studies have shown that people who repress their feelings are more predisposed to chronic disease including autoimmune ailments, cancer, asthma, colitis etc.
The effect-cycle of emotions on our physical and mental health goes like this:
- Emotions are felt
- Thoughts occur
(note that emotions come before thoughts which is often misunderstood to be the other way around)
- Chemicals are produced, for example cortisol, serotonin etc
- Changes in DNA and protein expression - causing changes in cellular and organ function
- Physical symptoms arise
In 2004, when I started as a naturopathic colon hydrotherapist, I observed that 80% of people coming in with digestive imbalances had emotional issues at the core of the cause. Nowadays I would say it has increased to 90%.
Science is catching up to the long intuited concept that emotional and physical health are linked. The new discipline of “psychoneuroimmunology” studies the relationship between the mind, including its content of emotions, and the immune system, and acknowledges that a person’s emotional wellbeing is likely to be a causative factor in many diseases. This is a formidable breakthrough, however, it is not translating into real time. What has happened over the years as scientific research has progressed so exponentially is that many will no longer credit an intuitive belief, theory or concept unless it has been scientifically proven. I am by no means questioning the value of science, however, as the modern age of Western medicine has progressed, we have forgotten how humans lived in harmony with the stars, with the messages in nature, used food, plants, water and energy as medicine. So many people have not taken ownership or responsibility of their own health. So many have little or no health focus in their lifestyle and when they sense an imbalance in their wellbeing they make an appointment to see their general practitioner to get a pill to make the problem go away rather than investigate, and therefore empower, themselves. It is time to re-learn to listen to our inner knowing.
So what is stress??
The spiritual definition of stress is: “Stress comes from not knowing if you can cope with what is, rather than what you wanted it to be. Remove the notion of what you wanted it to be and accept what is, then your stress will reduce.” www.crazyhorseblogspot.com
The physical reality of short-term stress is a very natural response when, once the cause of stress has dissipated, the body is able to return to a calm state.
A stress response that perpetuates long-term is problematic. Most people are so used to their levels of stress and tension that they do not even consider that they could feel better. For most people it is only at a crisis point in their lives that they prioritise their emotional and mental health. Commonly people will come to see a practitioner such as myself as a last resort, once they have seen numerous medical specialists. Time and time again clients have told me that they did not know how bad they were feeling until they started to feel better.
A common psycho-emotional behaviour is putting on a brave face, suppressing the painful feelings in order to portray a veneer of ingenuous positivity to the outside world. The negative emotion is present whether we acknowledge it or not and will be creating a negative feedback loop in what we are creating energetically - thus drawing towards us the negativity that we are feeling and putting out consciously or unconsciously. This speaks to the importance of realising when we are controlling our emotions due to not wanting to feel or appear negative. This includes ‘pleasing’ others.
“We put stress on our body when we do not release negative emotions. All feelings need to be acknowledged, and vocalised if need be, otherwise the body says no.” (Gabor Maté)
There are vital lessons to be learned from all challenging times in our lives, and not acknowledging the feelings we are experiencing is suppressing, not only emotions, but the growth that is potential from the lessons.
I feel so privileged and excited so be able to facilitate powerful emotional healing and Spiritual Counselling for those who want relief from the negative disturbances that have accumulated within the body, and the thoughts that they create.
Hahnemann Healing is a deep, powerful, and uplifting Ancient Egyptian specialisation of energy healing. It was taught in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Ancient Egypt for hundreds of years.
It is a more concentrated and specialised form of healing than Reiki.
Hahnemann Healing is the only type of healing in the world today able to target, release and replace specific emotional disturbances. It offers the potential for transformative change and optimal health.
If we can then work towards being able to name the emotion and aim to understand where the emotion has come from - which is very often the past revisiting the present via a trigger, we are then getting far nearer to the point of being able to let it go. This is where Spiritual Counselling comes in to help you understand where this negative belief and behaviour came from - giving you a choice as to whether or not to continue holding that belief and to thus choose to change the behaviour. (credit: www.sphinxspiritual.com)