Finding freedom from pain

How Negative Energy Affects Your Life and How to Clear ItWhenever we feel pain, we always wonder:”Where does it come from?” There is an innate understanding that there may be a cause, of some sort, and that pain is not a random occurrence. Is it intrinsically related to the way we feel, to what we have experienced.
This understanding dates back to China, some 2,500 years ago.
“Chinese Medicine sees the emotions as an integral and inseparable part of the sphere of action of the internal organs, and a potential primary cause of disease. In fact, the seven potential “internal causes” of disease in Chinese Medicine are all “emotions”.”1

 
The Chinese recognize seven emotions: anger, joy, pensiveness, grief, fear, and shock.
How do they affect the body?

Shock or Fright
Shock scatters the Qi and affects both the Kidneys and the Heart and to a certain extent, the Small Intestine. The Qi of the Heart is weakened rapidly, leading to palpitations, breathlessness and insomnia, and requires Kidney-Essence to support it. This puts a strain on the Kidneys.

Fear
An appropriate sense of instinctive fear is necessary for survival. Fear makes the Qi descend and affects the Kidneys. Excessive or prolonged fear drains the Kidneys. It can also suppress Qi. Fear has a different impact on adults and children. In children, fear causes Qi to descend, resulting in nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). In adults, fear tends to cause Kidney-Yin deficiency. To some extent, Fear also disturbs the Heart, leading to anxiety.

Anger
Anger affects the Liver and makes the Qi rise. Anger includes several related emotions: resentment, repressed anger, irritability, frustration, rage, indignation, animosity and bitterness. Sulking and depression are also forms of anger (depression is blocked anger), frustration lies between anger and depression.

Joy
Joy slows down the Qi and affects the Heart. In general, joy is beneficial. Being at peace and filled with happiness calms and slows the Qi. Pleasure and excitement are other forms of joy. Pleasure is moderate joy, and it allows the Qi to settle and sink. Excitement scatters the Qi or slows it down. What are damaging are overexcitement and an abnormal degree of mental stimulation, both forms of excessive joy.

Worry and Pensiveness
Pensiveness means excessive thinking (overthinking), excessive mental work and studying. This is very common in our society, both in university students and people in intellectual professions, and the problem is compounded if people eat quickly at work or discuss work while eating. Obsessive thinking fraught with concern, brooding and mental worry are also problems. All these forms of pensiveness and worry knot the Qi and affect the Spleen. Worry also affects the Lung, leading to anxiety, breathlessness and stiffness of shoulders and neck. Worry may also be a form of fear or anxiety.

Sadness
Sadness dissolves the Qi and affects the Lungs, leading to Lung Qi deficiency, but it also affects the Heart, in time bringing on Heart Qi deficiency. When the Lungs are overcome by sadness and grief, they are weakened, and this leads to tiredness, breathlessness, depression or crying.

1 The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, Giovanni Maciocia, Churchill Livingston, 1994
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Understanding all this, it does make sense that releasing negative emotions is a great way to let go of disease creating emotions. This is a great step toward acquiring and keeping better and lasting health, in other words, it is a great way to find freedom from pain.
Doris Crompton

What is holding us back from finding joy, peace and happiness?

EmotionCodePic1There is a deep desire within each of us to live a life of joy, peace and happiness. We desire it, we long for it, we even may fight for it because  deep down, we know that it is our birthright. What would it take to attain the much desired goal of living a life full of joy, peace and happiness? What needs to be overcome? [Read more...]

Accepting and Loving the Self

“Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the keys to positive changes” Louise Hay

I saw this quote today an got inspired to write about it here. The more I personally experience about healing, the more I understand that the stress created by self-criticism and erroneous beliefs about self-worth and not measuring up are underlying causes of dis-ease.
When we are out of ease in our soul, the inner sanctum of our being, then that uneasiness vibrates from the inner to the outer and eventually manifests as disease in the body.
We are divine beings. How many times we forget and only see the temporal, the physical, the outer manifestation. We look at the body and think that this is who we are, forgetting our inner magnificence, as Anita Moorjani so well wrote about in her book, Dying to be me.
From young on, people are conditioned by well meaning parents and educators to behave a certain way when in school, in company, in public and the message is: “When you behave well, people will accept you and like you. They will think highly of you. They will love you.” [Read more...]