Unloading Your Burdens

I’ve had dozens of clients come through my door over the past few years. Each person carries with them burdens from their own unique life experiences. Unless the person consciously releases these, the burdens begin to accumulate over time.

For example, the man who came in last week with ALS wanted to release his feelings from an incident which took place in the 1950s. This traumatic event created a chemical signature in his body and his body has had to maintain the emotions from that event over all these years (Please read Candice Pert’s book, “Molecules of Emotion” to learn more about the science.)

What does this mean? This means that each negative event which produces feelings like fear, anger, or shame creates a chemical signature which sticks to one part of your body. Your body then must use energy to maintain those emotions. We know the emotions are there because when you go back to your memory, you get just as angry, feel just as shamed or fearful as when the event first took place.  If you have had a lot of events, big or small, this takes more and more energy for your body to manage.

A great analogy is that each negative emotion can be viewed as a rock. When that emotion is held onto by the body, it’s like throwing that rock into a backpack on your back. As you have more negative events, you will accumulate more and more rocks in your backpack. Each new rock makes the backpack heavier and the body must use more energy to carry the backpack. At some point, when you add one more rock, you will not be able to carry the backpack any longer. Your body does not have the energy to maintain this backpack of negative events AND your body. So the body makes a choice. For some people, they have a nervous breakdown. For other people, they develop a serious illness.

So how do relaxation techniques work? There are many relaxation techniques ranging from meridian tapping to silent prayer. Meditation, chanting, running and yoga are several other relaxation techniques. Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School of Mind Body Medicine has conducted years of research on relaxation and has found that all techniques which have a repetitive component work to release stress from the body. When stress is released, the energy managing the stress can be redirected to other areas of the body. This redirection of energy can result in healing of the physical body.

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Chinese Proverb

Meridian tapping is my preferred method to release stress. While all of the other techniques work well, most take longer than meridian tapping. Tapping is much more focused so that a negative event can usually be released permanently within 30 minutes.  As each event is released, you are removing one rock from your backpack. The backpack becomes lighter and easier to carry. Continue to remove the rocks and eventually you won’t need a backpack.

Do you have a mountain of stress to remove?

Begin using meridian tapping today and your mountain will disappear.

Diana Sturm, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Delta Institute in Mobile, Alabama, is a scientist, spiritual adviser and Certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner. Using EFT, she helps clients release a wide variety of negative emotions in the comforting atmosphere of her private office. She also promotes healthy living using natural techniques including earthing, essential oils and meditation. She is a rising star member of Young Living.  Dr. Sturm has appeared as a featured guest speaker for various civic groups and on the radio. Call Dr. Sturm today to schedule an appointment (251) 219-4574.

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