The physical effects of emotional baggage

You may not realize this now, but you could be suffering from “trapped emotions,” or what is commonly known as emotional baggage.

Like an illness that remains untreated until it worsens and affects your health, neglecting emotional baggage instead of dealing with it properly can also affect your physical health.

What is emotional baggage?

Emotional baggage is more than your memories about emotionally traumatic events in your life. They can sometimes be linked to negativity in your life.

But like illnesses that can be treated, you can deal with your emotional baggage by learning new skills, having a new perspective about certain aspects of your life, and making personal changes.

Most of the time, trapped negative emotions are the main cause or a contributing factor in the negative things that happen to your physical body, such as disease and pain. They may also cause strained relationships.

Emotional baggage also includes negative energy trapped in various parts of your body. The body is made up of a complex set of energy patterns or energy with a very slow vibration that is visible and seems solid.

The energy of negative emotions interferes with the energy that makes up your body and its functions. This is why emotional baggage may sometimes cause physical pain.

When you suppress and hold on to the negative emotions caused by unpleasant life experiences such as anger, fear, or grief, you also trap negative energy of the emotions in the energy field of your body. (Related: How Negative Emotions Affect Your Health – Stay Positive!)

To release emotionally charged negative memories, you must learn to accept them as a part of your life. Memories aren’t the source of your pain, it’s your interpretation of these memories that are affecting your physical health. Learn to accept that you are right to feel strong emotions, and that some emotions must be felt, even if they make you uncomfortable. Realizing this is key to releasing trapped emotions.

How to release trapped emotions

There are different ways to release trapped emotions. Some are passive external methods that don’t require you to identify or understand the trapped emotions. This method is easier, but this doesn’t have a lasting learning process about your trapped emotions. With active internal methods, you have to understand why you feel these emotions before you release them.

Regression therapy

Regression therapy relies on hypnosis to access your subconscious mind. This can help you discover forgotten and repressed experiences and the emotional baggage linked to them. By releasing these trapped emotions, you can change the way you interpret these experiences so you can respond to them in a more positive manner.

Sound therapy

This method uses sound to affect the energy in your body. One way to do this is through a series of six musical tones called the Solfeggio frequencies that can help raise your vibration when listened to. These tones will dissolve or transmute negative energy, like trapped emotions, and release them from your body and energy system.

The six musical tones are:

  • 396 Hertz (Hz) – Liberating Guilt and Fear
  • 417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
  • 528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)
  • 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships
  • 741 Hz – Expression/Solutions
  • 852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

To effectively prevent the creation of trapped emotions, you must understand your current state of being. Try making some changes to yourself so you can change how you interpret and respond to life’s challenges. These changes may also help reduce the creation of trapped emotions.

  • Try to consciously choose your emotions instead of being emotionally reactive;
  • Let yourself feel emotions without judging them;
  • Be more forgiving and less judgmental;
  • Instead of repressing your emotions, take full responsibility for everything you experience;
  • Learn lessons from your life experiences; and
  • Don’t blame others and look for the pearl of wisdom in your life experiences.

Aside from these changes, self-awareness can free you from negative emotions. Awareness of your state of being makes change possible. Nurture your self-awareness by being more observant about your mental and emotional habits and behaviors. Use self-awareness to change yourself for the better.

You create trapped negative emotions, but you also have the power to release them by changing how you react to them.

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