Emotions have a negative and positive polarity. We need to be able to access both polarities of all our emotions to be fully alive. Avoiding situations that could cause emotional pain limits our life experiences.
Holding on to negative emotions has adverse effects on the body. When the emotion is released we may feel better initially but if the emotional expression is negative there are usually repercussions so we have to use a positive polarity to release the emotion. We will talk more about this in the class.
Stored emotions settle into our bodies and can cause physical or emotional pain, so it’s imperative we release them. If you haven’t read my most recent blog on this topic, it’s worth the read about how it impacts our physical bodies. https://yldist.com/…/your-brain-gut-connection-why-gut-feel…
For example, anger has the same frequency as the liver. So, anger stores in the liver.
An emotional pattern is a fear-based survival response. A trauma doesn’t have to be something huge, it could be the way your body took on a name you were called, or a time when you felt grief. A Trauma is anything that your body cannot handle (at the time).
1. The emotional energy that gets generated during a trauma enters the body and if not released is stored in an organ or gland with the same vibrational energy.
2. The memory of a trauma gets stored in the limbic system of the brain which is the seat of emotions
3. Our minds create a belief and attach it to the stored emotional memory
4. The emotional response to the trauma gets stored in the cellular memory throughout the body.
What this means is something like this: When you were 5 you had a trauma related to a dog bite. That trauma lodges itself in the limbic system and the body. Then fast forward 10 years when you were 15 and walking in the park and there is a dog off a leash, your body BELIEVES that the dog will bite you and causes that fear all over again as if you were 5. The fear comes back and starts presenting in other situations that resemble the park.
Emotional patterns don’t happen overnight, they happen over a period of time. They are triggered frequently and often and our emotional response becomes that of the emotional pattern. Sometimes we don’t even realize it’s happening. It’s like gaining and losing weight. Neither happens overnight!
Releasing those emotional patterns also takes time. You will need to use the oil and the affirmation for a period of time. However, essential oils help release the pattern by changing the cells. It’s biology.
Typical application frequencies are 1,3, 7, 10 or 18 times a day for 1,3 or 7 weeks.
Using essential oils help to increase the oxygen in the limbic system of the brain which in turn unlocks the DNA and allows our red wagons to be released from cellular memory. WHOA!
What’s important to also understand is that we often don’t realize that those emotional memories even exist. They get buried over time and it takes some work to GET to the memories. This is where it gets tricky. We will talk about how to approach this challenge using essential oils a bit later.
n emotional pattern may be identified from the emotion itself or from the area of the body where there is pain or discomfort.
1. Identify the feeling or emotion which brings it into conscious awareness.
2. Once it’s been identified, it needs to be understood.
3. Lets look at the positive side of the emotion
4. We will look at the way out.
5. Release the pattern from the cellular memory using essential oils. We apply the, to alarm points while saying the affirmation.
There are also ‘Release Points’ located at the spinal cord at the base of the skull that assists in releasing the emotional pattern.
From the inside
You can’t expect to run like a sports car if you pour sludge into the gas tank. Eat well, Get enough sleep and exercise. Your mental immune system needs to be on point just as much as your physical immune system.
Science Fact. When you were conceived, the bunch of cells that were created by that union, split exactly in half. Half developed to be the brain and the nervous system, half developed to be the gut. The split cells in embryo that go in both directions are still neurologically connected, so they still TALK to each other. So gut feeling is real! Our guts are our second brain, so if you fill your gut with crap, your brain will feel it too.
Super B. Vitamin B-12 and other B vitamins play a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 and other B vitamins such as vitamin B-6 and folate may be linked to depression.
Omegagize: Fish may have earned its reputation as “brain food” because some people eat fish to help with depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s disease, developmental coordination disorder, migraine headache, epilepsy, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mental impairment.
Mindwise / Ningxia: or your memory to function smoothly, your brain cells need to be able to communicate quickly and easily with one another. As people age, nerve cells shrink, nutrient-rich blood supplies to the brain decline, and inflammation often complicates the situation. The brain then produces smaller quantities of key messenger chemicals called neurotransmitters. Antioxidants resolve some of this for your body.
Slow the HECK down! You are worth it!
We are all in a state of feeling but WHAT IS IT?
We (as a population) don’t spend enough time to be still and figure out what we are feeling and how to process it.
We run from one thing to another, one emotion to another at a million miles an hour.
(This reminder is for me too!) We all have 5 mins in a day. Just 5 mins. sit, breathe, and drop your shoulders. Meditation doesn’t need to be an hour long every day. Just 5 mins a day is better than an hour a week. I promise. Take a breather. You deserve it!
We have to figure out the UNDERLYING emotion.
How do you spend your five mins?
We will use these for reference points of the rest of the class. They are here for reference.
We will cover only a few emotions and oils and use the basis of the class from the Carolyn Mein Book.
Grief: deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death.
Joy was created specifically for Grief. But grief is not just the loss of a person, but the loss of something: A job, a friendship, a pet, a situation, a car, a house. It could be anything you are leaving behind.
The way out is ‘Happy’
The affirmation is “Change brings Growth”
The essential oil goes over the heart.
an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
(Did you catch the word BELIEF?) where does that come from? Most of our emotions have an element of fear.
Anger comes from scared and fear too.
Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger — if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason. Traumas or bad experiences can trigger a fear response within us that is hard to quell. Yet exposing ourselves to our personal demons is the best way to move past them.
The other side is ‘Awareness / Faith’
The affirmation is “I face the unknown”
The essential oil goes over the 3rd eye.
To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” –Jack Kornfield
Holding on to pain doesn’t fix anything. Replaying the past over and over again doesn’t change it, and wishing things were different doesn’t make it so. In some cases, especially when it comes to the past, all you can do is accept whatever it is you’re holding on to and then let it go. That’s how everything changes. You have to let go of what is hurting you, even if it feels almost impossible. Deciding to hold on to the past will hold you back from creating a strong sense of self — a self that isn’t defined by your past, but rather by who you want to be.
The other side is ‘Happiness’
The affirmation is “let go and let live”
The essential oil goes over the bladder
sudden uncontrollable fear, often causing wildly unthinking behavior.
A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.
Panic attacks typically include some of these signs or symptoms:
Sense of impending doom or danger
Fear of loss of control or death
Rapid, pounding heart rate
Trembling or shaking
Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness
Numbness or tingling sensation
Feeling of unreality or detachment
One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear that you’ll have another one. You may fear having panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations where they may occur.
The other side is ‘Tranquility’
The affirmation is “Peace Be Still”
The essential oil goes over the blood pressure alarm point (see chart E).
“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” Self confidence is a powerful thing. When Henry Ford made this quote, he was saying just this.
As human beings, we are wired to follow in what we think and what we believe. If we believe in and think on the positive about ourselves, our actions will surely follow this route in life. On the other hand, thinking that we cannot do or achieve something also sets us on a course to fail and fall short. Despite what some may try to say, a person’s own mind is one of the strongest influences that will ever be present in their life.
Insanity is often defined as doing the same things over and over again, while expecting different results. If this rings a bell, it may be time to change your mindset so you can get different results.
Changing Your Mindset
In order to replace old habits though a change in your mindset, there are three steps you should follow:
1. First, begin by specifically identifying the results you want.
2. Then create and develop actions that will accomplish those results.
3. Lastly, examine your beliefs about those actions to determine if they are holding you back.
The other side is ‘Can’
The affirmation is “I accept all that I am”
The essential oil goes over the Virus alarm point
The fear of rejection is a powerful fear that often has a far-reaching impact on our lives. Most people experience some nerves when placing themselves in situations that could lead to rejection, but for some people, the fear becomes crippling. An untreated fear of rejection tends to worsen over time, gradually taking over virtually every part of a sufferer’s life.
We all have a fundamental need to belong to a group. When we get rejected, this need becomes destabilized and the disconnection we feel adds to our emotional pain.
In 2001, the Surgeon General of the U.S. issued a report stating that rejection was a greater risk for adolescent violence than drugs, poverty, or gang membership
The other side is ‘Acceptance’
The affirmation is “I accept all that I am”
The essential oil goes over the lung
WHAT do you reject in YOUR life?
Scared and Control
Control (fear of losing)
People who are chronic sufferers from such losing-control keep themselves continuously in a heightened state of stress with only brief, unsatisfying intermissions between fears. … But letting go of this demand is the key to letting go of your fear. The crux of the problem is the demand for certainty in a world that is always tentative and uncertain. It is precisely this unrealistic demand that creates the stress.
The other side is ‘Balance’
The affirmation is “I am content and blessed”
The essential oil goes over the Virus alarm point
Knowing what you should fear, and quickly recognizing the biological changes in your body that indicate fear, can save your life. This critical task is processed by a small almond-shaped structure, the amygdala, which lies deep within the bottom of the brain, not far from your ears.
Your amygdala gathers as much sensory information as possible, compares it to what you already know, and then instructs other brain regions to respond.
The other side is ‘Safe’
The affirmation is “I am still”
The essential oil goes over the Esophagus
Hands up. Who has felt unmotivated to do chores?
“You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.”
For each thing that you are procrastinating, what is the step you need to do that will help you to start and finally do it?
The other side is ‘Focused’
The affirmation is “I am responsive”
The essential oil goes over the lung alarm point
What are you avoiding doing right now?
bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.
Are you harboring resentment? To resent something is to feel anger or bitterness toward it. You might resent someone who has treated you poorly. To resent is a strong, negative feeling
The other side is ‘Embracement’
The affirmation is “I am wanted, loveable and I am whole”
The essential oil goes over the Hepatic Duct alarm point
a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.
Shame is commonly triggered by the following:
• Basic expectations or hopes frustrated or blocked
• Disappointment or perceived failure in relationships or work
• In relationships, any event that weakens the bond, or indicates rejection or lack of interest from the needed other
The other side is ‘Understanding”
The affirmation is “I learn from all lifes experiences”
The essential oil goes over the Hypothalamus alarm point
I know this is a big one! Guilt and its handmaiden, shame, can paralyze us––or catalyze us into action. Appropriate guilt can function as social glue, spurring one to make reparations for wrongs. Excessive rumination about one’s failures, however, is a surefire recipe for resentment and depression.
Guilt Cause #1: Guilt for something you did.
Guilt Cause #2: Guilt for something you didn’t do, but want to.
Guilt Cause #3: Guilt for something you think you did.
Guilt Cause #4: Guilt that you didn’t do enough to help someone.
Guilt Cause #5: Guilt that you’re doing better than someone else.
The way out is ‘Deserve’
The affirmation is “I learn from all life’s experiences”
The essential oil goes over the spleen.
Clarity is the best oil for focus too! Anyone diffused it at work?
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