One of the things I’ve been noticing lately is how old emotions, held in the body lower our energy and vitality. I have also seen how quickly we can begin to shift this.
I often liken emotions to water, to a flowing river. When emotions flow in a healthy, natural way, the water is clear and flowing. When emotions are not permitted to run their natural course, for whatever reason, when they are pushed down or blocked in some way, they start to dam up the river or our life energy and block the flow. Water is life, it is energy, the same with emotions, they need to move and flow. So too, the energy in our body, when it becomes blocked up with old emotions that we have not been able to process and release, becomes blocked up and stagnant. This may look like low energy, depression, feeling unmotivated or just feeling heavy and not at your best and you may not know why. It may not be about anything that is going on in your life right now. Can you relate to this?
When we go through things that are difficult to be with, perhaps grief or sadness over losing a loved one, or a relationship breakup, the emotions can stay in our body, blocking the flow of our life energy. Energy is meant to move and flow and so too are our emotions. At some point, it’s great to get things moving again. To shift the blocks, to create a space to be with the feelings, to move the energy through. Journalling is a great way to start to get things flowing again. Writing allows us to give expression to thoughts and feelings that have not been fully acknowledged and so free up the energy that it takes to push things down and not deal with them. This can be a deeply healing process and it is helpful to create a space where you can write undisturbed for a period of time each day, say 20 or 30 minutes has been found to work well. Setting specific time periods creates a sense of safety and containment for you to express your thoughts and feelings, without being overwhelmed.
There are times when extra support is helpful to assist with moving through deeply held emotions. A trained professional can provide other tools and techniques as well as support and feedback as you move through and free yourself from emotional baggage that has been weighing you down and stopping you living life fully and being the best version of you.
I have seen clients that have been carrying unresolved emotions from childhood begin to shift them in one session and feel lighter and freer than they have felt in a long time. If you would like to discuss ways that we can work together, you can contact me using the contact form.
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