HOW WE REPRESS EMOTIONS

When we have an experience that we find painful or difficult, and are either unable to cope with the pain, or just afraid of it, we often dismiss this emotion and either get busy, exercise more, drink or eat a bit more, or just pretend it has not happened. When we do this we do not feel the emotion and this results in what is called repressed, suppressed or buried emotions. These feelings stay in our muscles, ligaments, stomach, midriff and energy field. These emotions remain buried within us until we bring that emotion up and feel the emotion, thus releasing it. Emotions that are buried on the long-term are the emotions that normally cause physical illness.

The following are a few examples of the methods people use to avoid feeling their emotions:

Ignoring your feelings

Pretending something hasn’t happened

Overeating

Eating foods loaded with sugar and fat

Excessive drinking of alcohol

Excessive use of recreational drugs

Using prescription drugs such as tranquilizers or Prozac

Exercising compulsively

Any type of compulsive behaviour

Excessive sex with or without a partner

Always keeping busy so you can’t feel

Constant intellectualising and analyzing

Excessive reading or TV

Working excessively

Keeping conversations superficial

Burying angry emotions under the mask of peace and love

SYMPTOMS OF REPRESSED EMOTIONS

It takes a lot of energy to keep emotions repressed and buried. If you keep emotions buried for a long period of time, you lower your overall vibrations, and lower vibrations lead to illness and an accelerated ageing process. Buried emotions create fatigue and depression. The following re some major symptoms of buried and repressed emotions:

Fatigue

Depression without an apparent cause

Speaking of issues/interests rather tan person matters and feelings

Pretending something doesn’t matter when inside it does matter

Rarely talking about your feelings

Blowing up over minor incidents

Walking around with a knot in your stomach or tightness in your throat

Feeling your anger not at the time something happens but a few days later

In relationships, focusing discussions on children/money rather than talking about yourselves

Difficulty talking about yourself

Troubled personal relationships with family, friends, acquaintances

A lack of ambition or motivation

Lethargic – who cares attitude

Difficulty accepting yourself and others

Laughing on the outside whilst crying on the inside

 

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