It’s good to pay attention to the clear communication from your body. Aches, pains, and dysfunction are invitations to become aware of the stress and stuck emotions that need to be released if you are to enjoy wellness.
Baggage from Your Past
Emotions from past childhood and adulthood experiences including fear, shame, sadness, anger or grief can become the big suitcases and trunks of emotional garbage that you drag around with you because you don’t know that you can put them down.
How It Affects Your Life Today…
Embedded emotions attached to losses, failures, mistakes or betrayals can act like a magnet that attracts more of itself. When faced with a challenge or decision in life, your mind will dig through the mental debris and pull up a reminder of when something that went wrong or when you made a mistake or when you were hurt and immediately overlay that experience onto the present one.
The result? You are hostage to more and more deeply entrenched old memories that become default responses. You can’t move toward meaningful relationships, changing your career or engaging in adventures in your life.
How It Affects Your Health
It takes an increasing amount of energy to drag all this accumulating baggage with you. By the time you get to the end of the day, you are extremely stressed and exhausted. After rest, the cycle continues the next day and the next and the next. Your burden keeps growing and the effects begin to show up in your physical and mental well-being.
Getting sick and having no energy are clear symptoms that your body is struggling with unresolved emotional baggage. If you pay attention, it is a reliable resource to help you discover what you are holding on to in your life that needs to be let go.
What to Do About It in 3 Steps:
- Take Stock:
Can you link chronic conditions, aches or pains in your body to issues or stuck emotions with which you are struggling? What is unresolved in your life that is trying to be communicated to you?
- Are there burdens that are too much for you to carry that might be speaking through the pain in your shoulders?
- Is your fear of moving forward in life showing up as knee pain that restricts your ability to walk easily?
- Make Space – Let Go
Do some house cleaning to detox emotionally. Consider the path of forgiveness. When it comes to forgiveness, you just have to be willing to go through the process of confronting the situation and letting emotions keep coming up until eventually the situation loses its charge. When it dissipates, it creates room for something else; for understanding, and improved health.
- Move Forward – Take Action
Breathwork is a supersonic, graceful and compassionate route to release the emotions that need to go. It is one of many ways to forgive yourself and others for past transgressions whether they are real or perceived. It helps you move through the process of forgiveness and gives permission for new thinking, changed perspectives and inner peace.
Do you need to have a conversation to clear with someone? Consider creating a ritual to symbolically let go of a situation or person. Begin using affirmations as a commitment to letting go of unhelpful emotions as they arise. Thought is creative and changing your thoughts creates well-being.
You have the power to stop struggling with the frustration and stress of old emotional pain.
Learning to let go of one issue or unhealthy emotion at a time is a process that walks you away from negativity and toward a lighter spirit, more vibrant health and greater opportunities for joy and happiness in life.
Your mind, body and spirit will thank you!
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