Do you feel stuck in life? Are you inhibited & unable to initiate change? Trapped in the status quo & feel like the proverbial hamster on a wheel? Look deep inside yourself to find the answers. You may find emotional blockages that stop you from achieving your goals & stunt your emotional growth.
What are emotional blockages?
Emotional blockages are created by past traumatic experiences, unresolved emotions, self-defeating behaviours/patterns, & self-limiting beliefs which are counter intentions that contribute to self-sabotage. They act as a defence mechanism to deal with deep emotional pain experienced in traumatic, destructive, & dysfunctional situations ranging from the survival, loss of a loved one, betrayal, suppression, abuse, rejection, & so on.
How emotional blockages manifest in your life
Unfelt or suppressed emotions like resentment, anger & guilt are dense emotions & block our energy. The emotional body is a magnet which attracts & holds on to suppressed emotions until you allow them to move, by expressing them. Unless you release these emotions, they become an obstacle to raise your vibrational frequencies & can result in physical manifestations such as chronic pain, anxiety, migraines, ulcers & other forms of illness. A healthy emotional body freely vibrates & attracts light, which raises consciousness.
‘Triggers’ activate undesirable feelings like frustration, anger, fear, hurt, sadness etc. from experiences that have been repressed. You may be triggered by a person, event, song, smell, colour, etc. When you react to a trigger, it is a fear-based reaction & fear has a low vibrational frequency. Most often people react aggressively even if what they feel is fear; they do this to protect themselves from feeling hurt. Many people’s anger becomes their primary defence mechanism. It is always necessary to move anger & other negative thoughts, a dense energy out of your physical & emotional body in order to gain & attract positive experiences.
Emotional blocks can affect all areas of life, professional life, relationships, finance, career, health, etc.
As a child, if your constant companion was your grandpa who was kind, loving, & affectionate. He was the only one that made you feel safe & secure. The losing him would create feelings of loneliness, insecurity & grief. These feelings are encoded in the subconscious mind & affect later in occurrence hindering the development of bonds as a defence mechanism against the fear of reliving the pain of loss.
While growing up, if you repeatedly heard comments such as “Not today”, “We do not have enough money,” “This is too expensive,” “Money is the root of all evil,” you subconsciously created negative associations with money. So your conscious, logical mind recognizes the importance of money, the subconscious mind blocks you from attracting it.
Consider lottery winners, statistics show that a majority of these winners lose their winnings within 3 to 4 years. The reason being their subconscious understandings are not parallel with their conscious actions.
Every cell in our body stores DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) which is passed down through ancestors. Just as the cells store biological DNA, they also store physical, mental, emotional & spiritual levels. It is next to impossible for the conscious mind to remember each & every experience, but the memory of every experience is encoded in our cells which are referred as cellular memory.
Traumatic events, from childhood or even past-lives can leave an emotional imprint on our cellular memory. For example, a person who fears beasts such as dogs may have experienced something traumatic that caused the fear. The pain of the incident gets locked in their cellular memory even after the conscious mind forgets about the incident, therefore the result is a ‘deep-rooted fear’.
Swiss therapist Anne Miller has experience working with patients who had suffered abuse in childhood; she concludes that suppressed emotions lead to all kinds of problems such as depression, anger, abuse, etc. Blocking feelings, emotions & negative emotions results in a negative manifestation that can be destructive for you & those around you. By honestly allowing yourself to relax, feel & release these emotions, you release the pain & trauma associated with it.
She writes, “Surely the body will rebel. Even if it can be temporarily pacified using alcohol, drugs, cigarettes or medicine, it usually has the last word because it is quicker to see through self-deception than the mind, We may ignore or deride the messages of the body, but it’s rebellion desires to be heeded because its language is the authentic expression of our true selves & of the strength of our vitality.”
How the mind works
The mind is divided into 3 parts:
- The conscious mind
- Subconscious mind
- & the unconscious mind.
The conscious mind is responsible for all critical, analytical & logical thinking. It is the storehouse of temporary memory while the subconscious mind is the storehouse of all our emotions, beliefs, memories & experiences from past, this is our emotional mind. The unconscious mind is responsible for our behaviours & our body’s automatic responses which are influenced by the subconscious & unconscious mind. In order to resolve some of our deeper concerns we need to release the ‘if/but’ which is the inner call of the conscious mind & explore what’s behind it, i.e. in the subconscious mind.
Treatment through the ‘Clearing Process’
Mr. John Ruskan has rightly said “In every journey of consciousness, we must clear the planes in ascending order: physical, emotional, mental, intellectual & spiritual”
The clearing process begins with the awareness, honesty & openness.
It dispels the toxic emotions responsible for emotional blocks & alleviates unhealthy stress levels. It increases awareness of what you are experiencing & creates space allowing you to choose how you want to act/react to situations. This process allows you to: become thoughtful, feel & gain; free yourself to pursue what you truly anticipate in life; work towards your highest potential & become the person you aspire to be.
The process is complete when we reach a state of acceptance, forgiveness, willingness to release & make peace with the past & ourselves (stop identifying with it).
Removing emotional blocks involves work on all corners of our being:
- Body – deep relaxation through breath;
- Mind (conscious/intellectual) – through awareness;
- Emotion (subconscious/feelings) – through acceptance;
- Behaviour (unconscious/automatic response) – through experiencing a shift
- Spiritual (transformation) – through observing & witnessing the effects of the learning in our life
Releasing emotional blockages through therapeutic hypnosis
The subconscious mind is the root cause of all emotional concerns that lies within it. Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective & fastest ways to access the subconscious mind.
Hypnosis, also known as “Highway to the Subconscious”, bypasses the critical conscious mind & accesses the subconscious mind. It is extremely beneficial in reversing negative beliefs & transforming negative emotions by releasing the repressed emotions & the associations with it. This creates a domino effect & allows the subconscious mind to restore it to its authentic powerful state.
Awareness of unconscious behaviours & subconscious emotions allows you to actively stop them from influencing your perceptions of yourself & the world around you. This enhances everyday productivity & results in a healthier, happier & more enhanced lifestyle. Through hypnosis, the psychiatrists tap into our self-defeating thoughts, latent power, dispel fears & behaviours, limiting beliefs & thereby healing our mind-body & making required positive changes.
Use of ‘CBD’ as a treatment for Emotional Blockages.
Biological science is successful in proving that CBD affects processing of emotions.
CBD appears to have a significant impact on the recognition & processing of human emotions like anxiety, frustration, happiness, sadness & anger, according to a recent research that was published in the journal ‘PLOS One’.
Scientists have started to research & understand how CBD affects the brain.
CBD consumption is well-known to cause immediate, residual & long-term changes in activity of brain that can affect appetite & mood, food intake, sleep patterns, executive function & emotional behaviour.
Evidence has suggested that it can intensify the mood states.
CBD has became popular in recent years because of the amount of interest among not only consumers but clinicians & scientist as well. With over twenty thousand scientific articles on the Hemp plant, there is much reason to believe that the medical uses for this plant are here to stay.
Numerous individuals & animals experiments, clinical & epidemiological studies suggest CBD has powerful anti-anxiety & anti-depression properties. It has been shown to be with no side-effects, safe to use, well-tolerated & beneficial for disorders such as:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
How CBD helps in emotional blockages
Believe it or not but CBD not only interact well in the body, but they are also already present in the body! Cannabinoids are present in mothers’ breast milk, helping to replenish their baby’s endocannabinoid system. The human body actually produces its own endogenous CBD making the research & science behind this plant’s healing benefits to the body quite intriguing.
We have receptors on the edge of our cells that take orders & organize chemicals. The biggest class of receptors in the body are cannabinoid receptors, which are specifically programmed to process CBD. You read that right; we have receptors in your body for the same compounds found in the hemp plant. We actually have CBD inside our bodies that modulates the way we make hormones and the way we run our immune system & neurotransmitters in the brain. These receptors fine-tune neurons that produce serotonin, dopamine, GABA & glutamate.
The dominant two receptors in our bodies are CB1 & CB2. CB1 is concentrated in the central nervous system but also found in other tissues as well, including liver, gut, uterus, prostate, adrenals, & the cardiovascular system. CB2 is localized in the immune cells. CB2 is what controls inflammatory responses making it the more important one to pay attention to for therapeutic effects in general.
CB1 receptors are found in different parts of the brain, including those concerned with cognition, sensory perception, memory & emotion. “The brain has these receptors that respond to endocannabinoid, which are neurotransmitters that are naturally produced in the body & brain,” says neurologist Jerald Simmons, Houston’s Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates. “Some of the CBD in the marijuana plant are very similar to the endocannabinoid in the brain, & they act on the same receptors.”
CBD helps in following ways:-
- Resolve past negative experiences & all (negative) associations with it
- Break unproductive habits, behaviours & beliefs
- Overcome anxiety & fear
- Transform relationships
- Stops negative thinking
- Helps experiencing mind-body connection
Choose a better life for yourself!
You have the courage to take charge of your life & the tools for creating changes; They are closer than you think. You are competent of living a richer, fuller life, your biggest hurdle is yourself. Are you ready & willing to release what no longer serves you, free yourself from the clutches of the past & step into an empowering future!
“Flush the past. Live freely in present. Create the future. Don’t try harder, try it differently.”