Feelings and Emotions are Energy in Motion
Sep 01, 2020 06:13PM
By Gisele M. Siebold
“Feelings and emotions are energy.
Stuffing them and not expressing them can lead to somaticizing them,” explains
Sharon Muzio, RN, BCTMB, owner of Alta View Wellness Center, in Harrisburg.
“This can lead to physical manifestations of ‘dis-ease’. For example, not
crying or expressing grief can lead to physical issues with the physiology of
the lungs. Not speaking our truth can lead to throat issues. Anger that is not
processed can lead to depression.”
She believes, “When we dismiss how
we feel, we do not process the energy of those feelings in healthy ways. Honoring
our emotions by expressing them in safe and healthy ways helps us maintain
balance in our mind, body and soul.”
“As human beings, gut and knowing feelings are often
our navigational tools, while emotions are energies that come and go as we
experience life and feel/release them,” explains Sharon
Askey, owner of Gracefull Heart, in Carlisle.
Sometimes when we are overwhelmed with emotions, our feelings (navigational
tools) become obscured.
so important for us to be gentle with ourselves and allow ourselves to
acknowledge and express the emotions that we experience, no matter what that
looks like. When we feel overwhelmed by emotion, there are many
simple tools that can help,” she shares. “Journal regularly with no judgement
or censorship; it does not have to make sense to the logical mind, and it does
not have to be nice or pretty. Spend time in nature and ground with the earth.
Take Himalayan sea salt baths to help clear the energy field. Wear/carry
crystals that can assist.”
suggests, “Talk with someone who is a good listener and can affirm what is
being expressed. Do something or participate in something that you truly love.
Express using an artistic medium such as painting, sculpture, dance, etc. Emotions
are not linear, and often have a logic of their own, so it is essential for us
to be gentle, patient and nonjudgmental with ourselves as we work with these
“Emotions are e-motion—energy in motion. At Unity of
Harrisburg, we teach that it is important to honor the emotions as we are
experiencing them,” declares Reverend Dan Landis, senior minister and spiritual
coach. “It is detrimental to our well-being to try and deny or suppress them. It
is much healthier to personally detach from the emotions by recognizing them
as, ‘It feels like anxiety,’ versus, ‘I am anxious.’ We can honor the feelings
while not making them part of our being. This works for any emotion that we do
not want in our lives.”
He notes, “The next step is to
release the emotions. We do that by sitting in silence, breathing deeply and
rhythmically and saying to ourselves, ‘I release all feelings of anxiety,’ slowly
repeating this statement of release as we feel the anxiety leave our being.
“Once we have released the anxiety,
it is now time to install what we want. Sitting and breathing, we begin to say
to ourself, ‘I feel peaceful and calm.’ Again, repeating this until we totally
feel it. It helps to be able to visualize being someone where what you ‘see’
matches your desire and enhances the positive feeling. The ‘hidden power’ is to
be able to clear out the old, then see and feel the new, and to always remember
that we are the masters of our emotions.”
Alta View Wellness Center, 4814
Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, 717-221-0133, AltaViewWellness.com
Gracefull Heart, 1953 W. Trindle
Rd., Ste. C, Carlisle, 717-287-0937, [email protected],
Unity of Harrisburg, 927 Wertzville Rd., Enola, 717-732-9773, UnityOfHarrisburg.org