When I finally figured out that my energetic and emotional imbalances were a huge part of the chronic illness I’d been experiencing, I was already out of cash from the years of medical treatment I’d been through. But, I was determined to shift my negative thinking and dump my emotional baggage anyway, and I ended up succeeding without spending a dime (although I admit I paid in blood, sweat and tears). In the end it was all beyond worth it. Muddling my way through emotional healing has resulted in a way happier me – mind, body, and spirit. And, the added bonus of getting to help others too!
Please note: NONE OF THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC CARE. These tips are simply some beneficial things you can do for free to complement your current programs.
A Unique Approach: Addressing the Body’s Energy Systems
Our bodies are so much more than what we see. We operate on an intricate energy system that affects all of our organs, muscles, glands and more. It is fueled by electrical impulses that run through the body (some types of energy in the body can be measured by diagnostic tools like the EKG and EEG). Accessing and balancing your body’s subtle energies can make a huge difference in your life.
When our energies are being disrupted, flow irregularly, or become sluggish and blocked, we can begin to experience both physical and emotional symptoms. This can include pain, fear, excessive worry, allergies, the inability to heal or recover from injury, and many other issues. Energy therapy techniques help to re-balance these energies and calm the body.
My lack of cash flow was actually one of the biggest “wins” of my healing, because I was forced to learn techniques that would eventually enable me to heal completely; something even the best doctors couldn’t seem to do.
Starting Small Rocks!
Although emotional healing can seem insurmountable, I promise you, it’s not. These simple tips can make a huge difference as you’re experiencing the ups and downs we call “life.” As you practice them, you’ll be setting a new pattern in your energy body and sending your body a strong message that you are not helpless (which alone, can reduce stress).
In my own journey, the component of self-healing shifted so much of the helplessness I felt waiting for doctors and therapists to call me back when I was having a meltdown. Although it’s sometimes essential to get professional help, we are capable of so much healing on our own too.
There is so much more to learn about releasing deep-rooted beliefs and past emotional baggage that’s keeping you stuck. Starting somewhere though, is the only way to start.
DIY Techniques You Can Use Right Now
Tap Out the Fear
Tapping gently with your fingertips on specific acupressure points on the face and body can help release energetic blockages. It’s the basis of many energy therapy techniques, one being Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). But, there is a simple shortcut you can use that’s particularly effective for fear and overwhelm. Find a spot about halfway down the top of your hand, in the groove between the pinky and ring finger. Simply use three or four fingers of your other hand and tap or rub that spot. Use it along with deep breaths when you can’t calm down. You are tapping a specific point on one of your meridians (also known as energy pathways) in the body. This one is responsible for your “fight or flight pattern,” one most of us go into far too often when we’re stressed.
Throughout history, humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground. But modern lifestyle, including the use of rubber and plastic soled shoes, has disconnected us from the Earth’s energy. The Earth’s energy is so powerful for helping to balance hormones, emotions and so much more. It’s also a perfect place to drain all that negative energy you’ve accumulated. Stand barefoot in the sand, dirt or grass and hold the intent to drain all of the extra energy out of your body. Aim for about 30 minutes, but any length of time will help. If you can’t get outside, try bringing rocks in from outside and put them under your feet as you sit.
Hook Yourself Up
One of my favorite techniques for recovering from a meltdown (or preventing myself from getting there) is by expert Donna Eden, an energy medicine pioneer. It is super powerful for helping chill out a rough emotional ride. It’s called “The Hook Up” and helps balance two of the major meridians (or energy pathways) in your body. Place the middle finger of one hand at your belly button and the middle finger of your other hand at your 3rd eye (right between your eyebrows). Gently pull up and hold at each point while you take some deep breaths. Repeat as often as you’re called to.
The ‘OMG’ Hold
Gently placing your fingertips on your forehead above your eyebrows is one of my favorite energy techniques. These points are nicknamed the “oh my god” points by Donna Eden energy medicine pioneer, because we often instinctively hold them when stressed. When we’re stressed, blood flow is directed away from the brain, which makes it almost impossible to think our way out of a situation. Holding these points until you feel a pulse draws the blood flow back—and helps you calm down, pronto.
Organize Your Energy
Donna Eden was one of the first introductions to energy medicine I had, and it changed my life. Her 5 Minute Energy Routine was instrumental in re-organizing my very scrambled energies so I could start to heal. You can follow along with her daily, here:
Bonus! Adding this 30-second exercise to correct polarity reversal can be hugely beneficial too!
Simply work these things into your day-to-day routine and you’ll be doing way more than you can imagine for yourself. The best part? It’s all FREE.by