Balance Your Chakras by Accessing Suppressed Emotions
Historically, we humans haven’t understood the deep impact emotions that get trapped in the body and mind have on our wellbeing. Today, we’re finally realizing that being physically, mentally, and energetically (balanced chakras) healthy requires getting emotionally healthy as well, and that means accessing old suppressed emotions so they can be felt and finally released.
How emotions get suppressed
When we are small, our emotions are too big for us to handle on our own. We need an adult to express empathy, to share the big emotions with us, so that we can fully release them.
Most of us didn’t get that. The adults in our lives were just as afraid of big emotions as we children were. And so we did the only thing we could do—we buried our feelings in our bodies and minds so we wouldn’t have to experience them.
Why we need to get suppressed emotions out
Trapped emotions are energetic weights that unbalance our chakras and keep our cells from vibrating at the fastest rate possible. The lower the vibrational rate, the harder our lives are. Suppressed emotions also turn into physical disease as the body tries to communicate with the mind. In addition, they play a major role in both anxiety and depression.
The thought of experiencing the rage, fear, shame, etc. that we have buried is scary. But we are experiencing them anyway—they are there—and they mess with our physical, mental, and energetic health.
When we bring these emotions into our consciousness and become aware of them, they actually move quite quickly. And each time a bit of emotion leaves your energetic system, you are a little bit lighter and vibrate a little bit faster, bringing you closer to optimal health and the ability to create a life you love.
How to get suppressed emotions out
If my own experience is any indication of the human experience, we have a lot of suppressed emotions in us. Accessing them and releasing them happens over time, and you may have to deal with the same one, from the same time it got suppressed, more than once to fully the heal the wound.
But it’s doable and worth the work you put into it. The most important step is to decide to stop avoiding pain and discomfort. We can only heal ourselves by facing and accepting the painful emotions as they arise.
(That said, don’t judge yourself when you do choose avoidance. You’re human, life’s challenging, and you can only take so much. Be kind and patient with your beautiful self!)
Here are a few ideas for accessing suppressed emotions to rebalance your chakras:
Pay attention to what’s happening in your body. Not long ago, someone asked me if I was pining for a person from my past. I said no but I felt something go through my body really quickly. I tuned into it and it was fear. The fear was there to tell me that there was something I needed to look at.
It turned out that I had tons of pining for that person trapped in me that needed to be released. Once I accessed the pining, I was able to wail it out pretty quickly.
Bodies don’t lie. They know what’s being held inside. When physical pain occurs, it is an opportunity to feel into the body for what else is there with the pain. You can find suppressed emotions this way, welcome them, and let them tell you what they need in order to be released.
Usually they only need to be felt and accepted. Sometimes they may need you to look at a belief that is not actually true for you.
When a strong emotion comes up, get curious about it. Here is another example from my journey. I once caught the unfinished quilt my mother left me when she died out of the corner of my eye and felt a rush of anger. When I got curious about the anger, I realized it was because the quilt didn’t feel like a gift (because I had to do stuff to get it finished). So I asked myself, “When was the first time I received a gift that didn’t feel like a gift to me?”
The answer came quickly. It was when I was 16 months old and I was presented with my new sister. I had been carrying anger about that ever since! (It’s out now and my sister now feels like a true gift.)
The way we feel in the present isn’t usually caused by what’s happening in the present. The anger I felt about the quilt was triggering the suppressed anger about the new baby that had taken my parents’ attention. We are always being offered these opportunities to go deeper and find out what’s really going on.
Use The Emotion Code or see someone who offers it as a service. I learned about The Emotion Code from my chiropractor, the lovely Jackie Fairbourn. After a number of sessions with her, I bought the book and started using it on myself and later my clients.
Anyone can learn this simple technique and I’ve found it to be highly effective. If you decide to get someone else to do it with you, it can be done at a distance over the phone or by email.
The Emotion Code is a technique in which you use muscle testing to identify a suppressed emotion and the age you were when the emotion got stuck. Often, people will remember the event that caused the emotion although it isn’t always necessary to remember it. The emotion is then cleared.
(The reason this technique can be done at a distance is that we can use our own bodies as proxy for another person’s body.)
Usually, my experience has been to feel the emotion, either during the session or a short time afterward. But everybody’s different. Sometimes I don’t feel it—my body will just vibrate as the stuck energy works its way out.
Happy healing! If you’d like to book a distance Emotion Code session with me, you can do so here or by calling 403.607.5996.