Every day countless people suffer from grief, whether from tragic acts of violence, the loss of a loved one, or other difficult circumstances that shatter dreams. Whether tragedy strikes an entire community or hits hard on a personal level, grief is often a natural response.
Grief is among many intense emotions that can become “trapped” in the aftermath of a tragedy. Trapped emotional energy causes long-term mental, emotional and physical problems. One in ten Americans takes medication for depression and anxiety. Others live with grief, loneliness and sadness as their constant companions. There is hope to turn this around to escape pain and find freedom from the negative emotions that hold you hostage.
How do emotions get trapped in the body? During times when you're feeling an intense emotion, the energy of that emotion can become lodged in your body's energy field. These residual emotional energies can lead to illness, mental and emotional imbalance and behavioral changes, years after the events that caused them.
Grief is a natural reaction to losing a loved one in a meaningful relationship. Grief can follow any kind of profound loss, such as the loss of an opportunity, a job, or any dream you've held dear. Every person and situation is different and so is the process of grieving. There is no timeline for healing from grief. Some people process their feelings and are able to resume a regular routine relatively quickly, while for others, grieving is a prolonged journey.
For some of us, however, grief becomes deeply internalized. Like other powerful emotions, grief can literally become trapped in the body, causing depression, physical pain and many forms of illness.
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. The energy of trapped emotions can disrupt healthy functioning of the body, leading to chronic and persistent illness.
The most important thing you can do for yourself or a loved one suffering from grief or other prolonged sadness is to take steps to release the emotional baggage. The Emotion Code is an energy healing modality that empowers you to identify and get rid of trapped emotional energy forever. For the person who has suffered from prolonged grief, that does not mean they will never again feel sad when they think of their loss. It does mean that the emotion of grief will no longer color and overlay their existence.
When people are able to release an emotion that has been trapped for years, they often feel a sense of lightness and freedom. We have seen miraculous instances of physical and emotional symptoms abating. People sometimes report that they are able to feel emotions, such as joy, hope and love, that they never thought they would be able to feel again.
Are you feeling grief and prolonged sadness months or years after suffering a loss? Does life seem hopeless, as if all the emotions you used to feel have gone from a rainbow of color to shades of gray? These are signs that you are suffering from trapped emotions. You may need assistance clearing it.
Releasing trapped emotions using The Emotion Code is the most effective and powerful way to get out from under the weight of grief. There are also actions you can take and exercises you can do to help encourage healing. Here are three:
1. Reach out 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 some help that you can provide.
2. Practice choosing your emotions. Most people have the 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.
3. Count your blessings. 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 have more to feel grateful for than you realize.
Life is filled with blessings to be grateful for, difficulties to overcome, opportunities to explore, decisions to make, and grief and suffering at times. All of these things give us experience. They provide ways for us to exercise faith, gain knowledge and develop empathy and love.
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