The body is a storage container for everything we have ever experienced. By understanding the mind, body and spirit connection better we can understand the connection between the trapped emotions we store and the physical ailments we suffer from.
We can be affected by trapped emotions for years and even decades without realizing where they come from. When we store these emotions we wind up holding on to blocked energy which can manifest into physical pain.
Trauma, social conditioning, and psychological stressors can result in muscle tension, pain and suffering.
Our first experience with social conditioning begins in our early years of life. Social conditioning is reinforced throughout our lives by our parents, teachers, family members, friends and society. When we are uncomfortable with behaviors that are directed towards us, and are not given a voice as a child to express how we feel, we hold in emotions and feelings that become blocked energy. A lot of the muscle tension that we develop is the result of unspoken social beliefs that we were taught to adopt as a way of being "acceptable", "good", or "likable" as children.
This way of adopting then becomes an internal program which we act on without consciousness. It's almost as if we are computers being programmed with the conditioning and belief systems that others believe should be your internal software.
Trauma is the result of an overwhelmingly negative event that causes a lasting impact on your mental and emotional state. Trauma can be both physically violent and psychologically devastating.
When these traumatic experiences are not consciously addressed and dealt with, they can result in chronic fear, stress, and even occurrences of PTSD. Chronic anxiety, anger, and grief tends to get stored within the body resulting in muscle tension which contributes to a number of other diseases and illnesses such as mental illness, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and even cancer.
Psychological stress is any form of anxiety, sadness, anger, or frustration that we develop as a result of how we see a particular situation. The more fearful, negative or fault-focused our perspective is, the more tension we tend to store in our muscles.
The Emotion/Body Connection
Everything on the physical plane is a manifestation of something on the Metaphysical plane. Your physical symptoms are merely tangible evidence of what you are really feeling deep inside. Your body becomes weaker, or stronger, depending on the condition of your mental state. Scientists can now measure the physiological effects of your emotional states.
Shame resonates at the lowest vibration, followed by guilt and then apathy, grief, fear, anxiety, craving, anger and hate. On the opposite spectrum, love, trust, acceptance, forgiveness, understanding, optimism, joy, serenity, willingness and enlightenment, strengthen you.
When you suffer from an accident or injury, weak or incoherent emotional areas are where an injury will gravitate. Your biology is a combination of verbal, intellectual, physical and psycho-emotional states of harmony or conflict. For example, roots of your past problems are reflected in the left side of your body, while how you feel about your future is reflected in the right side. Injuries or pain generally appear on one side of the body. Whichever side your pain is concentrated on reflects the side of you that feels confused or unsupported.
I am Denika Carothers, Life Coach, author, healer and Mental and Emotional Wellness specialist. I help my clients transcend the pain and trauma of rejection, grief, abandonment, loss and abuse.