Sometimes emotions make us feel out of control, and we hide from them, ignore them, or focus instead on the physical pain. If we do not take time to learn the meaning of our feelings, we lose our power and give it to someone else. If we continue to stuff the emotion, it can manifest as a physical condition.
It is quite common to stuff our real emotions because they feel uncomfortable. Fear of change can be difficult to understand. For example, fear of finding a breast lump may be scary because we may not know what to do or how to deal with it. Uncertainty can cause us to procrastinate. But we can learn to move from fear to what we really want by taking one small step at a time.
Dr. Thomas Hudson, an expert in the field of breast cancer diagnosis, in his book, Journey to Hope, writes a chapter on understanding and expressing emotions. He quotes James Paget, “The cases are so frequent in which deep anxiety, deferred hope, and disappointment are quickly followed by the growth and increase of cancer.” In a recent study, chronic repression of anger is a recurring theme. Women who can express their emotions live longer and have a better quality of life.
Dr. Hudson emphasizes that dealing with your emotions starts with awareness. Becoming aware is simply listening to your inner self. A physician may not always have the answers we are looking for. The good news is your heart, as well as your breast health, is in your hands … literally. When we do the research, we find the information we need to make intelligent decisions about breast and heart health.
Our physical pains and diseases relate to our unresolved negative emotions. EFT has been proven successful in thousands of clinical cases, and it applies to almost every problem that shows up. EFT consists of two parts – the physical part, which involves the tapping, and the verbal part, which involves the talking. EFT is performed by tapping on the meridian points on the body to stimulate and then release. The physical part can be learned easily and can be self-applied for quick fixes. The verbal part involves investigating to find out what words fit the emotion.
All our emotions have something to tell us. It is best to deal with one emotion at a time, recognizing there may be other feelings that need to be released. No emotions are bad, not even the unpleasant ones. Chronic fatigue or pain, an accident, or an illness are all signs that tell us to change, reevaluate, and move forward to a better lifestyle for our highest good.
Any emotion can be considered good if we experience it fully and act on the message we receive. Understanding emotions at the moment is like coming home to our inner self, the self where we can feel joy, peace, and love.
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