Imagine driving to a stop light and you see the red light, your brain automatically knows to stop. When it's yellow, you know to slow down. And when it's green, you know you can go. Think of emotions like you think of a stop light -- constantly signaling you to slow down, to take action, or to stop. However, most of the time, we are so caught up in external noises that we fail to recognize what emotions are bubbling under the surface.
Emotions= energy + motion
Emotions are simply a form of energy that runs throughout your body like an electrical current. It only takes 90 seconds for the frequency of an emotion to wash through your entire body, triggering the release of chemical neuropeptides from your cells.
These neuropeptides are in constant communication with your body, creating a physical response to your emotion, regardless of if you are aware of the emotion or not.
Focus on how it feels in your body, acknowledging the feelings inside, allows you to gain a deeper understanding of your emotions and health.
Each emotion has its own measurable energy frequency that your body knows how to respond to with the appropriate neuropeptide.
Instinctive emotions such as anger and fear resonate in the same frequency range as the color red. Anger and fear are part of your survival mechanisms. Your tailbone/genitals area located around your root chakra resonate at this same frequency.
Unconditional love vibrates at the same frequency as ultraviolet light, the highest visible frequency. Your thymus (located just below your throat and above your heart) resonates at this frequency. Still higher than the frequency of unconditional love is the frequency of emotions of faith, gratitude, and joy. They resonate in your pituitary gland area within your forehead. This gland is said to be the conduit to universal energies and relate to your third eye and crown chakra.
Negative emotions are designed for short term expression. They are meant to prompt action to restore positive expressions of emotions. Over a long period of time, neuropeptides prompted by these negative emotions can cause health issues and impact your interactions with the world.
Positive emotions in the upper frequencies are beneficial for your health and well-being. They flow through your body, creating a state of balance and harmony within.
THE PHYSICAL RESULT
When the electrical current of an emotion travels along your neural pathways, it triggers a release of chemical proteins called neuro-peptides (NPs). In response to each specific emotional frequency, your body releases corresponding NP's. This should occur for only about 90 seconds. After 90 seconds, you make the choice of whether or not to hold onto that emotion. If you choose to hold on to the emotion, or you push it away, the energy will continue to release NP's
NP's communicate chemical messages throughout your body, creating physiological responses. Adrenaline, hormones, oxytocin, endorphins--these are all examples of NPs. Each neuro-peptide creates such specific biological responses, that physical symptoms can actually pinpoint what's really happening in your unconscious mind!
For instance, happiness, joy, laughter, and orgasms cause the release of natural opiates called endorphins. These powerful opiates make you feel good. They boost your immune system, relax muscles, elevate your mood, and dampen pain
Adrenaline and cortisol are triggered by fear, anxiety or stress. They cause your heart to beat faster, and blood vessels to dilate, making your skin flush. Rapid, shallow breathing ensues. Muscles tighten, especially around the stomach and shoulder area. A slight sweat may break out
The purpose of adrenaline is to place your body in a high-alert rapid-response fight-or-flight state. In emergencies, this is beneficial, as it aids escape. But, over a long period, adrenaline can be very damaging to your body. It suppresses your immune system, impairs digestion, uses up vital vitamins and minerals, causes pain and stiffness, makes your body acidic resulting in inflammation or body odor, and drains vitality
And, as with many NP's, adrenaline is highly addictive. Your body becomes accustomed to over-stimulation over time, and eventually needs it to maintain higher energy levels. Those who have experienced extended periods of adrenal overload, especially from childhood, such as those who grew up in homes with an alcoholic or critical parent, or those who experienced physical or verbal abuse, will often unconsciously attract dramas or crises in their lives to feed their adrenaline dependence. Or, you may crave sugar, junk foods, or foods to which you are allergic, as these also stimulate the adrenal gland
Studies have shown that negative emotions actually weaken your body, while positive emotions strengthen your body. Shame has the most devastating effect, followed by guilt, apathy, grief, fear, anxiety, craving, anger and hate.
We can actually pinpoint your unconscious emotional states by the physical symptoms they manifest! That's because the language of your body is symptoms! It's how your body yells at you when you haven't been listening to how you feel
Powerful emotions such as pain, fear, grief, disappointment, panic, anxiety, anger, and longing, shock your body like an electrical charge, causing lesions along your neural pathways. This disrupts your body's natural energy flow.
According to Dr David Suzuki, condensed molecules from breath exhaled from verbal expressions of anger, hatred, and jealousy, contain toxins. Accumulated over 1 hr, these toxins are enough to kill 80 guinea pigs! Anger damages the liver and gallbladder. Anger toward another person is like taking poison and expecting someone else to die!
It doesn't help to hold back or deny your emotions. The very nature of energy is movement, and the sole purpose of your emotions is to alert you to whether or not your needs are met. When you repress or control your feelings, the energy can't flow outward properly and dissipate naturally. You may think you have controlled how you felt, but the energy of it is still at work in your body. And, as this happens, you are unable to connect mentally with what you need, and therefore cannot get your needs met. So, the energetic message of that emotion stays in a loop within your body. continuing to release damaging neuropeptides
Suppressing emotions uses up a lot of energy, which robs your body of energy that should be used for vital functions. Negative emotions tax your spleen, liver and adrenal glands and use up nutrients the body needs to sustain itself. The result is fatigue, auto-immune disorders, and lowered vitality.
Energy has to move. If an emotion isn't expressed (outward movement), it is suppressed (inward movement). The result of controlling or stifling emotional energy is frustration, anger, depression, physical pain, control issues, emotional 'shut-down', or self-sabotage. Self-judgment, low self-esteem and unworthiness begin to develop. Chronic pain in the form of arthritis, bursitis, joint pain, or back pain sets in. This inhibits your ability to create or receive what you really want in life. You learn to expect little joy in your life and settle for less than your soul needs to flourish.