Ask yourself this question: Do I respect and acknowledge my own feelings?
This is an important part of your emotional health. Not only can acknowledging your feelings help prevent trapped emotions right there in the moment, it also helps you to understand yourself so that you can work on becoming more in control of your emotional responses. This, of course, helps prevent trapped emotions in the long run, so it has 2 benefits.
Anytime you are having an intense or uncomfortable emotional response, try to really identify the exact emotion that you are experiencing. If you’re feeling angry, just admit it to yourself – it’s okay to feel angry once in a while! Next, take 5 or 10 deep breaths and focus on nothing else but letting that emotional vibration leave your body. At least, this can distract you enough from the situation so you can choose a different emotion that is less difficult or painful. We highly recommend choosing curiosity! And remember to use The Emotion Code to find and clear any trapped emotions you may have just created, or maybe an old one or two that contributed to your emotional upset in the first place. This is a great way to deal with the ups and downs in life, so you can rule your emotions instead of being ruled by them!
I have a friend who is working on releasing all my trapped emotions. I had a heart wall 949 miles thick when we started. Now it’s down to less than 850 (can’t remember the exact number). More than a third of my released emotions have been inherited.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to avoid creating more trapped emotions on top of the enormous load of them I already have, and I remembered a therapist telling me about “being with yourself”, which was another way of saying to acknowledge what I am feeling. I think it’s a great idea. Trouble is, even when I’m present enough to remember to do that, it’s very difficult to identify what I’m feeling. I know what I’m feeling is “not good” but it’s difficult to get something more specific. It’s like my heart wall is preventing me from pinning it down.
Is this just something that takes a lot of practice to “get it”, or will it get easier as my heart wall and other trapped emotions are eliminated?
This works! I was ‘dumped on’ by somebody and knew I would have trouble sleeping (acknowledging that adrenalin pumping had emotional roots!) so even though it was very late, I decided that releasing any trapped emotions would be a better time investment than tossing and turning. I muscle tested for how many I needed to release related to the incident – 3, including one psychic trauma and so it didn’t take long at all. I slept well and was only tired the next day (probably processing) and no replaying the event over and over, fighting to beat down the emotional aftermath. Thanks Dr Brad!!
I haven’t heard about psychic trauma and emotion code – how do you know to check for it? How do you check for it and release it?
A Psychic Trauma is composed of two or more intense emotions that occur at the same time and become trapped together.
You can ask how many emotions comprise the PT and identify them, although they can be cleared as a PT.
This is a wonderful tip! When I am routinely “cleaning up” I have discovered new
trapped emotions. What a great method to release them before they settle!