In our last blog we explored the physical causes of energy blockages. Today we continue with understanding how the emotions that we feel are able to disrupt our natural energy flow and deplete us of our human energy – Qi.
Our emotions have a significant impact on our lives and experiences. Positive emotions such as feelings of love, joy, excitement, compassion, pride and hope are life affirming and increase our energy levels.
Positive emotions also seem to attract others who have an abundance of energy and positivity. Negative emotions such as anger, hatred, fear, worry, anxiety are energy drainers. They literally zap and drain us of our ability to change whatever we don’t like and stop us from moving forward. In this state we seem to attract others with little or no energy.
How and where do emotional blockages manifest in your life?
We have all suppressed our emotions at one time or another. In fact, most of us develop life-long habits of emotional suppression, not realising how this can affect our body. Our society, particularly Western cultures, dictates that we behave in a certain way that is acceptable to others. Whilst in some situations it is appropriate and necessary to curtail our emotions, for example at work or when we are parenting, it becomes unhealthy when we quash those emotions all of the time. Our emotions need an outlet. They always come out one way or another, because they are part of who we are. You may believe that you have suppressed them, but instead your body has stored them and, unless released, these emotions can result in physical manifestations like chronic pain, anxiety, migraines, ulcers, and other forms of illness. These physical manifestations are our body’s way of telling us there are things that need to be healed.
Different people deal with emotions in different ways
In the east, they often describe people as being ‘yin’ or ‘yang’ character. Yin is minus energy, like the moon or like water it absorbs light into itself, rather than emiting it, like the sun – which is yang.
Characters with a Yin constitution tend to internalise their emotions. They find it hard to vocalise how they feel and over time blockages can develop blockages in areas where the emotion is stored. Each emotion relates to an organ depending on it’s energy. Anger affects the liver, sadness the lungs, fear the kidneys and joy the heart. People with a Yang constitution are fiery and often find it hard to control what they say and might have more emotional outbursts. These in turn also affect the energy system, creating blockages. Whether we tend to overly express how we feel or keep everything in, the answer to supporting our energy system is to gently balance and harmonise our emotions.
Where do emotions come from?
The key to dealing with our emotions is to understand them. I usually ask my clients to think of their emotions as their children, who need their patience, love and guidance.
We feel emotions when we are not connecting to ourselves. Our original vibration is clear, bright and beautiful, but when something happens that affects us or when we are simply short of energy, then we tend to feel different emotions, which further drain our energy system.
Don’t let your emotions take over
When we feel sadness, anxiety, fear and other negative emotions the best thing to do is to accept and embrace them, rather than become absorbed by them. You can ask your emotion “What can I do for you?”
Meditate on the knowledge that your true self is much bigger than the emotion it feels and can deal with anything. Imagine yourself as the bottom of the ocean. The emotions we feel are like the surface of the sea, always changing – so all we need to do is go down to the bottom of the ocean and feel the deep peace which exists within. You don’t have to meditate a long time, the key is to have this awareness and change the vibration as soon as you feel yourself going into it.
Resolving emotional energy blockages
Emotional blockages can be so deep it may be that you need specific help with unblocking some emotions. If past experiences and difficult situations are making you feel stressed and tired and unable to cope, then an Energy Assessment and Treatment can help. By opening your energy system and giving you a boost of Qinenergy, I can release these built up emotions and pain, making you feel lighter, happier and better equipped to deal with life.
I believe that an abundant and free flow of Qi energy throughout the body is the foundation necessary for good health. By releasing emotional energy blockages and understanding how to receive Qi energy, it will benefit body, mind and spirit.