09 Apr How Unresolved Emotions are the Root of All Disease
No, I’m not being an asshole.
Unresolved, or stuffed emotions are behind ALL disease and suffering. And science proves it..(I’ll show you how) I know the medical community still pushes the false premise that one gets ill due to “bad luck or genetics.” But this, my friends, is a MF lie.
So, what are unresolved emotions and if they are unresolved, or stuffed within us, can we deal with them without getting sick or reliving the trauma or circumstances that caused the emotions in the first place?
What are Unresolved Emotions
Many psychologists acknowledge that emotions can remain unresolved, and are mainly not dealt with over one’s lifetime. Some would recognize this more as learned patterns of behavior like physical or verbal excuse.
But the abuse, while being a pattern of behavior, it stems from unresolved emotions that are never dealt with, which is why the afflicted person simply resorts to learned behavior instead of dealing with the emotions that got them to that point.
Constricting and imprisoning emotions are not comfortable to feel, and so usually become part of us, or our psyche. Feelings of low self-worth, sadness, worry, guilt and more can all too easily be bottled up and stuffed deep inside of us. And when not dealt with, these emotions lead to emotional problems, self-sabotaging behavior and physical health problems.
The real reason we get sick is quite often a result of these buried emotions, and here’s why.
Emotions that have never been dealt with or acknowledged lie dormant in the various memory pathways throughout our bodies. Some would call this being “attached to the past.” This can be positive or negative attachments to the past…for example we can ruminate on “the good ‘ol days” and lose tracking in the present. When we encounter a situation that is similar to a past event that caused a great deal of emotion, we experience the same feelings. Often, we don’t realize that we are automatically reacting, and our behavior quickly feels normal. This can lead to limiting and self-sabotaging behavior such as:
- Emotional repression
- Feelings of being blocked in life
- You abuse family members emotional or verbally (and in extreme cases physically)
- You find it difficult to talk about a past negative experience
- You randomly feel anxiety, grief, fear or pain for no reason (or at least it seems)
- Repeating mistakes
But, How Does This Lead to Disease?
That’s a good question, and unfortunately a common one. As a society, we have become accustomed to separating our bodies and mind. The medical community has trained us to believe that all illness and sickness stems from germs, bacteria, virus and other nasty pathogens.
The reality is that, while these all do exist and do play a role in our health, the bigger reality is how our bodies deal with the pathogens. Does our immune system fight them like it should? Or were you led to believe you were born with an inherent weakness that causes your natural immunity to not work the way it should?
It is more than likely a combination of lifestyle and emotions that contribute to our overall wellness. But not only that, there are direct links between disease and emotions, such as anger and cancer or sadness and worry and heart disease. But finding direct links may prove more difficult than simply searching the medical journals for what emotions cause cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
The Physical Effect of Unresolved Emotions
Unresolved emotions cause chemical reactions in the body. Some of these reactions include the release of excess cortisol, adrenaline rushes and a suppression of digestive enzymes. Many people have heard that stress can lead to an ulcer or even a heart attack. But what is stress?
Stress is considered to be any physical reaction to an external force such as a traumatic event. But stress is also created by lifting a weight or running. Stress may be due to depression, anxiety or fear. Each of these emotions create physical disruptions in our bodies, but its when the stress reactions take place on a regular basis.
When emotions remain unresolved and are buried deep within us, our bodies still react to them, whether we realize it or not. The anxiety that one feels for seemingly no reason in the middle of the day is a physical reaction your body is having to a repressed emotion (often due to a repressed memory). If you are constantly stressed at work, the stress may become a state that you become used to.
When Stress and Unresolved Emotions Become Habit
The state of being in constant stress is more common than many people believe. Many massage therapists and chiropractors see this every day as people may live their entire lives with hunched shoulders full of tension and stress. Or the tension may be locked in the back, hips, legs, or even the head. (I know, I worked as a massage therapist in the past)
This tension and stress create physical reactions as described above, but it becomes more widespread than that. As muscles are tensed, they can restrict blood flow and lymphatic flow (your lymph is what carries your immune system cells throughout your body). The tension can stop waste from leaving the body.
Stress and tension can suppress digestion, or cause food to move through your body so quickly that you cannot absorb nutrients. It can interfere with your body’s ability to control blood sugar, stop the immune system from suppressing cancer cells, and cause plaque buildup in your arteries.
Indirect Stress vs Emotional Impact on Disease
All of the situations described above would be considered indirect effects of stress by the medical community. But the term stress has become so commonplace that it seems we no longer pay attention to it. We almost expect to be under stress as we live our lives, and when we feel too stressed, we can learn stress management techniques.
While this may be true, we also have to recognize that stress is a sweeping term used to describe many emotions. In fact, buried emotions are often the reason why many people cannot deal with stress. And we have to remember that stress includes fear, anxiety, depression, worry, sadness, anger, and irritability, but stress can also create these feelings.
What Can You Do?
Taking a holistic approach to health, disease and illness includes taking care of our physical with healthy foods, herbs, or however you choose to heal. But if you do not pay attention to the emotional aspect, you may find it more difficult to heal or continue to get sick in other ways.
Working through your emotions is not only possible, but possible to do without reliving past, traumatic experiences. In my program The Harmony Keys (link) I teach people how to easily and effortlessly access old stuffed emotions and release them, so they are able to reduce their stress levels and take their healing back in to their own hands. In fact, many people have had such success with this program they are now working with me privately to become certified Harmony Keys Practitioners. (Link to Dream Weaver). It’s amazing how many people have stated that they’ve gone from a level 10 to a level 1 or 2 (or even zero) using these techniques. Your unresolved emotions do not have to rule your life or your livelihood any longer. On more day in the past is one too many.
It is up to us to take care of our bodies as well as our minds, and approaching health and wellness from a new paradigm is an excellent start to longevity and prosperity.