When we experience any emotion like fear, doubt, frustration, happiness, love, it is felt in our body as a characteristic set of physical sensations. Generally emotions are reflections of information received from experiences outside our bodies. We internalize the experience of seeing the tiger, for example. as constriction in the chest, a gripping in the gut, a tingling in the legs. Every emotional signature is unique, and not necessarily the same from person to person.
These feelings are relayed to the mind where it is labeled as “fear”, “anger”, etc. Our mind, either consciously or unconsciously, decides what, if anything, can or should be done: should we react, frown, run, smile, jump for joy?
The Emotion is in the Body. The Reaction and Labeling, goes on in the Mind.
Just as our bodies can heal every cut, scratch or wound it receives, it can metabolize each and every emotion it receives.
In small splits of a second, the emotional information is relayed to the mind and the emotion is resolved and neutralized by the body. The body’s response is whole and complete.
But, when a traumatic or negative emotional event is too overwhelming to be processed, a type of amnesia develops, preventing the body’s natural processing of the emotion. As a result, a sensorial imprint of the emotion stays in the body. In the future, when a similar situation and emotion is triggered again, the unresolved emotional imprint flares up and inflates the mind’s response as a result.
Others may view our reaction is totally over-the-top, given the circumstance. But we will see it as mostly reasonable, because we are reacting to the present situation and unconsciously to all the previous unresolved emotions of a similar nature. This is “our baggage”. It keeps us on an emotional roller-coaster.
Emotional Resolution uses your body’s natural capacity to remove the emotional imprints that remain logged in place. The body does this as easily as it heals any other body injury.