Loneliness raises the risk of stroke and heart disease and should be treated as a public health problem like smoking and obesity, researchers say in the largest ever review of studies on the topic. It also contributes to depression, anxiety and other health problems, as well as dependence on drugs, as one in 10 Americans takes medication for depression and anxiety.
As a holistic physician I have spent more than 27 years unraveling the connection between emotions and mental and physical illness through natural, drug-free healing methods. In 17 years of private practice and in training healers worldwide since then, I’ve come to the conclusion that at least 90 percent of all the pain and illness we experience is rooted in trapped emotions, commonly known as emotional baggage.
Here’s how this works:
The human body is a complex energy field. Every emotion has its own specific energetic vibration. During times when you are feeling an intense emotion, the energy of that emotion can become lodged in your body. These residual emotions can lead to illness years after the events that caused them.
When an emotion becomes trapped in the body, a person will feel that emotion more easily under similar circumstances that created that emotion in the first place. This trapped emotional energy will tend to overlay and color their experiences. If a person has a trapped emotion of loneliness, for instance, that person will tend to become lonely much more readily than he or she otherwise would, because part of their body is already vibrating at that frequency.
Emotional baggage can trigger disease by distorting the normal energetic field of the body, and it can cause mental and emotional suffering. For instance, extreme loneliness and grief often leave a person feeling as if his or her heart has literally broken. Heartbreak is a very real condition that can damage health and lead to premature death. A recent study in the UK found that bereavement doubles a person’s chances of dying of a heart attack or stroke.
Intense feelings of heartbreak can be so uncomfortable, so foreign and so difficult to deal with that they result in the formation of an energetic "wall.” The heart forms this wall to protect itself from further injury. Heart-Walls™ have a profound effect on our mental, physical and emotional health. They can leave us in a state of perpetual loneliness and keep us from sustaining healthy, loving relationships.
Fortunately there are simple and effective methods to find and release trapped emotions, dismantle Heart-Walls and free people from the effects of emotions such as loneliness and despair. When a trapped emotion is released, people often report instantaneous relief from all kinds of pain. When a Heart-Wall is finally dismantled, it’s not uncommon for people to report they can freely give and receive love for the first time in many years.
Here are a few simple ways to help you beat loneliness and improve health and wellbeing:
1. Make A Gratitude List: I have found that people suffering from depression tend to focus on the negative things in their lives rather than counting their blessings. One of the most important things you can do is to make a list every day of the things in your life that are actually good. It may seem like everything is bad in your life and you don't have any good things going on, but if you think about it you may.
2. Choose Your Emotions: Most people have this mistaken belief that our emotions choose us; that we are at the mercy of whatever emotions we tend to start feeling. But the reality of it is, no matter what the circumstance is, we always choose our own emotions. We can choose our feelings. It just takes practice. The next time someone says or does something that tends to trigger a negative emotion in you, step back, take a deep breath, and think of an emotion that will better serve you in the situation. For instance, you might choose to feel mercy or pity on someone who hurts you, rather than getting angry.
3. Reach Out: One of the best ways to overcome loneliness and isolation is to move outside yourself and take action to help others. That takes the focus away from you and enables you to turn that lens around so it is not pointed at you and all your trouble; instead it is pointed at somebody else who needs you.
Most importantly, take steps to release your own emotional baggage. In many years of practice and teaching, I have seen countless seemingly miraculous healings as a result of people simply releasing trapped emotions. We have seen lives changed, broken hearts healed and relationships restored when people free themselves from the burdens of the past.
Author and international lecturer in bio-energetic medicine and energy psychology, Dr. Brad has successfully used The Emotion Code with thousands of patients around the globe to relieve symptoms and often effect cures in conditions ranging from depression to cancer. His best-selling book, The [...]