Clearing the Emotions

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How to Move Emotions that have Become Uncomfortably Stuck.

Feelings

Feelings are part of being human. They are our internal colours; red, blue, yellow, black.
A rainbow of emotions is ours. Like notes in a symphony, they give depth range and meaning to our experience.They add to the richness and variety of life.

Unless they get stuck. Then even a good emotion can become unhealthy,blocking the natural flow of feeling.

Culture

In today's society there is little room or tolerance for emotion. We feel embarrassed to cry in public. Children are told to be quiet when they are only expressing their natural joy. So we learn to control ourselves and to fear emotion as if it was the enemy.

We hold our breath or breath very shallowly to keep the energy of an emotion from surfacing, thereby trapping it in our body where it becomes unconscious but capable of causing symptoms and disease.

Thought Creates Emotions

Emotions are created by a thought or pattern of thinking. A story we tell ourselves, sometimes a habitual one we retell ourselves and others over and over. The story we tell comes out of our past and reveals our beliefs about ourselves, others and life. Habitual stories create habitual emotions. Fine if the story is a happy one, but not so good if negative because the story tends to lock the emotion in place causing mental and emotional suffering.Depression is caused by keeping a lid on an unwanted emotion for so long that the subject becomes numb and unable to feel a thing. How do we keep the lid on? By staying busy, by distracting ourselves with entertainment, drinking, substance abuse,etc.

Feelings are like the Weather

Normally feelings are like the weather. They come and go fairly rapidly from one minute, hour or day to the next and that is not a problem. But when we resist feeling them they get stuck and no one wants a rainy day every day or even a sunny one. Balance is the key in nature and we are no different. Most people are afraid of feeling deeply because it requires a giving up of control and they fear how they might look to others. But there is a very simple method of moving the energy of emotion in complete privacy and safety.

Clearing an Emotion

Sit in a quiet, private place and hold the intention of feeling the emotion,say sadness to the bottom. Locate the sensation in your body which corresponds to the emotion. Place your hand on that spot, say the throat, to help you focus. Breathe normally and just let any thoughts or feeling come up and be there. Embrace them, but don't hang onto any stories.
Just feel the emotion and let yourself cry if you need to. Stay with the feeling until it is gone. And don't hold your breath because that will keep the feeling from moving.

If you have been holding into your feelings for a long time they may be layered. Releasing one , you may find another underneath but it is the same process. Just keep going until you feel clear. After the repressed emotions are released, your energy will start to flow; you will know yourself better better; and feelings will come and go naturally. like clouds in the sky.

So let us embrace all our emotions, even the so called negative ones. They are all a part of our humanness and as long as we take responsibility for them and stop justifying them with stories we will do no harm to ourselves or others.




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I write about spirituality, health, psychology, and ecology. Usually in poetic form (my 1st love) but now I'm venturing into the world of
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author avatar C.D. Moore
17th Jun 2014 (#)

Wow Steve! Thank you so much.
That's the fastest ever!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
17th Jun 2014 (#)

Awesome article C.D. Thank you.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Your comment is much appreciated Steve!

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author avatar spirited
18th Jun 2014 (#)

well written, simply put, so easy to follow and understand.

Well done!
Great article, C. D. Moore

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author avatar C.D. Moore
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Very kind Spirited. I very much enjoy your articles too!

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author avatar n.c.radomes
18th Jun 2014 (#)

I learned something very important from this article, which is not to repress or control feelings so they'll not accumulate within. Good advice for the health I guess so. Keep up!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
18th Jun 2014 (#)

I'm so glad it was helpful n.c.
I wish you very good health!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Awesome and one of a kind post, cheers!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you so much Fern!

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author avatar Robin Reichert
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Wow! Excellent article & so true how our health can be directly impacted by our emotions. And fantastic advice on how to let go of all those repressed emotions. I'm going to give it a try. I know I can definitely use it! Thanks!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
18th Jun 2014 (#)

So glad it was helpful. Let me know how it goes.

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author avatar M G Singh
19th Jun 2014 (#)

Fine post that serves as a guide

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author avatar C.D. Moore
19th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Madan!

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author avatar snerfu
19th Jun 2014 (#)

World goes round and before we know it colors of summer are replaced by winter's harsh colors. Like the diamonds need light to sparkle, ideas need words. Nice article Ms Moore.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
19th Jun 2014 (#)

You are a poet Snerfu!

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author avatar WOGIAM
20th Jun 2014 (#)

Thanks for your inspirational article, I agree that many of us "fight" against feeling deeply and/or showing how deep emotions, we do not want to get hurt

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author avatar C.D. Moore
20th Jun 2014 (#)

Yes, feelings make us feel vulnerable, but they also help us make deep connections with others, when expressed responsibly. Risky, maybe, but potentially greatly rewarding.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
20th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you for your comment Wogiam!

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author avatar SauravBanerjee
20th Jun 2014 (#)

Very well explained!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
30th Jun 2014 (#)

Thanks,SauravBanerjee!

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author avatar sukkran
21st Jun 2014 (#)

I'm very much impressed with this post. You have done a great job here. Thanks

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author avatar C.D. Moore
30th Jun 2014 (#)

Very kind, Sukkran

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Jun 2014 (#)

Simply put but profound in the message conveyed, thanks C D Moore. I find the elderly folks are also bottling up their emotions especially their loneliness, much against their nature, while the young too get accustomed to not opening up mostly living within closed doors - quite unlike what it was in Asia a generation ago. Sharing and caring are a thing of the past - siva

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author avatar C.D. Moore
30th Jun 2014 (#)

Yes, Siva we connect best through sharing emotions. it's worth the vulnerable feeling.
Your comment is much appreciated.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
2nd Jul 2014 (#)

A good post. One should not suppress one's emotions, not even anger/ They should be vented at an appropriate time. Here, time is the operative word.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
3rd Jul 2014 (#)

I agree. Thanks GV.
At the appropriate time and not at anyone.

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author avatar brendamarie
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Great article, no wonder you got a star for it.
I totally agree with GVRamaRao, emotions should be set free, at the right times, in the right ways.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks for visiting and commenting Brendamarie

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author avatar Souvik
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Very good article Moore.

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author avatar mandy littlejohn
26th Jul 2014 (#)

Great article I agree with you that

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author avatar C.D. Moore
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks Souvik?

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author avatar mandy littlejohn
22nd Sep 2014 (#)

wonderful article very helpful.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
22nd Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks, Mandy!

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author avatar EuclidGayas
13th Feb 2017 (#)

I like how you interpret emotions... nice article

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