Emotional Healing Supports Recovery
In my early twenties, I had a problem with incessant smoking, using caffeine to bring me up and using downers to get me to sleep. I accredited this to the artist, bohemian lifestyle of living in Greenwich Village, NYC. The problem was that I was also a well-known full-time yoga instructor. I would take puffs of nicotine in alleys wearing sunglasses – hiding in the shadows.
The paradox of teaching yoga for healthy living while inhaling carcinogens was quite comical in hindsight. I was a vegetarian health nut in many ways living with a shadow. One day, while taking a deep inhale of nicotine the realization hit me that this habit that I disdained was simply a crutch for keeping me from feeling.
At that time in my life, I was addicted to relationships and all the drama surrounding them. Having grown up in a dysfunctional home I had become co-dependent with those I partnered with. I had plenty of emotions to stifle.
The realization that I was using cigarettes, caffeine and downers as a means to suppress my emotions was truly eye opening. Once I realized what I was doing, I was able to finally have a choice in the matter. I soon stopped turning to stimulants for daily coping. Today, I still choose to process my feelings instead of suppressing or ignoring them.
Unprocessed emotions cause real harm to the body and mind. According to energetic medicine expert, Louise Haye, fear and worry affect the urinary tract system and lead to anxiety and disease such as Parkinson’s. Anger and being overly-critical can lead to liver or gallbladder disease. A broken heart can lead to heart failure or a heart attack. Unchecked resentment can lead to cancer.
Addiction to drugs, alcohol and negative behaviors such as gambling, sex addiction, co-dependency and even negative stinking thinking all distract us from feeling our true emotions. When we choose to give up self-defeating habits, that take us outside of ourselves, we can take the time to finally look at the painful emotions we once ran from.
Sound and vibration are powerful tools for facilitating the release of embedded or stuck emotions. Accessing the subconscious mind with guided imagery and meditation help us to create with clarity and purpose new intentions for moving forward in our recovery.
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