Emotional Baggage: The Next Frontier
How many times have you heard someone use the phrase “emotional baggage” in reference to another person? And what is emotional baggage, anyway? Is it real? And if so, can we do anything about it? Modern medicine has recently made some striking discoveries about how to manipulate and even reduce the emotional charge attached to memories, at least in mice. The funny thing is, rather than using exotic and expensive tools such as Xenon gas and lasers, the energy healing community has been removing emotional baggage very effectively for years now, using nothing more complicated than a refrigerator magnet!
At McLean Hospital in Virginia, scientists found that mice who are simultaneously exposed to Xenon gas seem to “forget” the feelings of fear created when they receive foot shocks. Another study that recently appeared in the journal Nature showed that neural connections that trigger specific emotions such as fear can be replaced or overridden by new, more positive neural connections, even while feeling the negative emotion. While these studies are definitely breaking new ground and may add to our knowledge of the human brain, energy medicine has been racing ahead with simple and effective methods of removing emotional baggage.
The Emotion Code is a remarkably simple healing method that is rapidly becoming accepted as the “gold standard” in a new field that is often referred to as “energy psychology.”
We know from quantum physics that your body is ultimately nothing but a very complex energy field. When you are feeling a very strong negative emotion such as anger, grief or resentment, you are actually experiencing a precise frequency of vibrational energy that is unique to that emotion. If this emotional vibration is powerful enough, it may prove to be too much for the physical body, and part of this energy may become “trapped” in your body. We refer to this as a “Trapped Emotion,” and have found that this is actually what your “emotional baggage” consists of.”
Using a form of biofeedback known as muscle-testing, The Emotion Code method consists of asking a series of simple questions that are designed to quickly uncover the exact emotion that has become trapped. We rely completely on the subconscious mind to give us the answers about what our emotional baggage actually is. Consciously, we know very little about what emotions we may be harboring, but the subconscious mind is fully aware of all you have been through and knows precisely what your emotional baggage is.
One of the best examples of how The Emotion Code can free you from your emotional baggage came to me when I was in practice many years ago. I was treating a patient and discovered that she had a trapped emotion of resentment. By asking questions and muscle-testing her subconscious minds responses, I discovered that this particular emotion – resentment – had become trapped in her body during the time she was in high school, around age 18. I was surprised when she said, “I know exactly what that’s about.” Really? I replied. “The resentment is about a cheerleader that I knew in high school. I really resented her then. The funny thing is, even though 20 years have passed since high school, if my thoughts ever stray to my high school days and I think about her, I can feel the waves of resentment welling up inside of me. I really disliked her. But I find it strange that I still have these strong feelings after all these years.”
I released the trapped emotion of resentment and she left my office. When I saw her again two days later, she exclaimed, “That really worked! Last night an old friend of mine and I were reminiscing about the old days, and that girl’s name came up. For the first time in 20 years, I felt… Nothing! It’s not that my memories of her have been erased, but I just don’t feel the resentment anymore!”
Our website, HealersLibrary.com is replete with stories of people who have experienced the dramatic effects that often occur when emotional baggage is released.
One example is from an Emotion Code Practitioner from Australia, who wrote:
A client of mine, let’s call him S to protect his identity, suffered from fear of heights. When he was 4 years old his father put him on top of the fridge and told him to jump, and that he would catch him. Well, S jumped but the father did not catch him and his words were, “This is to teach you never to trust anyone, not even your father.”
I worked on him in person and he visited me at our home, which is on an island. Unbeknownst to me, in the beginning when crossing the bridge he had to concentrate and look only straight ahead. One day, after our first session, he said, “Wow, I did not know that bridge was so beautiful and the river was just magic.” After 4 sessions his fear got better and this is what he sent to me:
“Great news! As you know Hindmarsh Island Bridge is a breeze for me to cross now, but today I was able to stand on an A frame ladder, with my shoes SIX FEET above the ground. Unbelievable, Wow!! I had no symptoms of fear or nervousness. Normally I am so weak in the legs that I have to get down as I can’t stand. Feeling faint, visions of me falling and hurting myself, memories of my father’s cruel act; it has all gone! And I can’t thank you enough, I haven’t felt this way all over and all inside for a long long time. The highest I could go was a meter and that was bad enough.
“I lost count of how many times I went up that ladder, as I couldn’t believe it, and had to keep testing myself out (must have been a lot, my leg muscles are sore). I really felt good up there, like all the baggage is starting to drop off the shoulders, a great feeling! Once again, a big thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Helga Campbell ~ Goolwa, South Australia
The Emotion Code also works beautifully with animals! Here’s a story from another Emotion Code Practitioner:
I performed a session on a 2 year old dog who was very aggressive. His owner could not take him with her anywhere because he was so aggressive with other people, even just people passing by. She had tried a lot of different things for this, including taking him to a trainer, but nothing seemed to help.
I received this from the owner after only one session, “His behavior is more focused and responsive, he wants a lot of affection today. He saw a man in a parked truck on our walk and showed NO aggression at all, no fear. A girl passed us and commented on what a beautiful dog he was and Jasper showed no fear there either. Many, many thanks… You don’t know what a profound change this is, or maybe you do!”
Debbie Barcon ~ Show Low, Arizona
The Emotion Code is easy to understand, simple to use, and often quite breathtaking in it’s powerful ability to free us from our emotional baggage.
by Dr. Bradley Nelson