Experiences that carry emotional energy in our energy system include: past and present relationships, both person and professional; profound and traumatic experiences and memories; and belief patterns and attitudes, including all spiritual and superstitions beliefs. The emotions from these experiences become encoded in our biological systems and contribute to the formation of our cell tissue, which then generates a quality of energy that reflects those emotions.” – Caroline Myss, Ph.D., Anatomy of the Spirit
In case you are new to energy fields and emotional bodies, this selection from one of my favorite books is saying, basically, that what you experience in life, think, feel, and believe, becomes who you are as a physical body and determines the health (or lack thereof) of your cells, tissues, and systems. Pretty profound.
Whether you decide to believe this or not, it’s worth experimenting with, right? For me, this resonates deeply and rings true. I can see how specific events have triggered certain health episodes, or how resounding joy has elevated my life. For example, I used to work in Real Estate as a Property Manager. It was a boutique Italian family owned operation and I love them. The treated me well, took care of me, and thought of me as one of their own. But every day, I would end my 8 hours with a literal pain in my neck. A throbbing knot that showed up all the time. It took me many chiropractic adjustments and massage sessions to realize that making the knot feel better temporarily was not stopping it from coming back. Some time later, I left this job in pursuit of happiness. I sold my condo, took the profit and moved across country. The day after I left my job, the knot disappeared and never returned. What I know now is, the knot was an alarm. It was a physical manifestation of how unhappy I was in that position. Even though I worked for wonderful people, I was uninspired by my daily tasks, and drained by the daily complaint calls. I was unfulfilled.
When we are unfulfilled, we either subconsciously try to “fulfill”, or we numb out those feelings, or our bodies try desperately to wake us up – shouting in its language of aches, pains, symptoms, and diagnoses – “Make a change!!”
What I see in working with my wonderful clients, is a pattern of using food to numb those feelings, and experiences of bloating, weight gain, and anxiety as the body’s way of setting off an alarm for them to pay attention. When the root of their imbalance or “off purpose” is found and dragged out into the light of day, things really start to come back into balance.
Where in your life do you feel drained? Is there a symptom you’ve been ignoring that could be trying to tell you something? What is it? Notice what’s showing up in your life, and start paying attention to the message.