Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Do You Suffer From a Heart Wall?
We Can Help You!
What do you most associate with Valentine's Day? If you are my wife it's a heart. She loves hearts. In fact, she has a heart-shaped wedding ring! The truth is that a heart can conjure up many different thoughts and emotions. What image enters your mind when you think about heart disease? Have you ever heard someone say, "That guy sure has heart"? Have you ever prayed for God to "soften someone's heart"? Did you know that the NIV bible has 743 references to the heart? Have you ever been injured emotionally? Have you ever felt that emotional heaviness in your chest like your heart was breaking?
The point is that the human heart is much more than a muscle to pump blood. In fact, there are many scientists who now believe that the heart is the center of your being. In fact, research at the Institute for HeartMath Research now indicates that the heart may be a second brain, a brain more powerful than the one on top of your shoulders. A brain that is fully activated when you are giving and receiving pure love and acts of pure, unselfish devotion. It is through our heart that we give and receive love.
But, just as our hearts are vulnerable to physiological injury, they are also vulnerable to emotional injury. Sometimes trapped emotions are created in the body, and sometimes these trapped emotions lodge in the heart area.
What is a trapped emotion? According to Dr. Brad Nelson, author of "The Emotion Code," when certain emotions are too powerful for us to handle, a short-circuit is created, and a part of that emotion is 'trapped' within the body. This trapped emotion is essentially a 'ball of energy'. The picture at right depicts the body's magnetic field. The green ball represents one of these 'trapped emotions' which has become lodged in the upper right chest. Notice how it is distorting the magnetic field?
This type of trapped energy is invisible, yet can damage the body over time. If you have ever taken a magnet and put it near a computer screen or a tv set, and seen how the screen distorts, then you have seen the same phenomenon as this. A trapped emotion will distort the body's magnetic field in this same way. And of course, if you distort the body's magnetic field, you distort the physical tissues of the body as well, since the body itself is made of energy.
We are all subjected to various emotions every day of our lives. We usually are able to process these emotions without too much trouble. We experience the emotion as it passes through us, and we move on. Dr. Nelson realized however, that emotions are processed on two levels: physically and mentally. Sometimes certain emotions are so powerful that the physical body does not process them. These emotions become "trapped" in the body, and lead to all manner of physical illnesses.
Since all things are nothing but pure energy by their very nature, a trapped emotion is no different, and consists of pure energy. Well, sometimes your subconscious mind will take that extra energy that is now in the heart area, and it will literally make a 'wall' with it; a heart wall. Why? To protect your heart from further injury. The problem is that these heart walls tend to create physical effects, including stiffness in your neck, upper back pain, shoulder pain, depression, etc.
Here is one example in our clinical practice: A 75 year old woman suffering from left shoulder and upper back pain was receiving chiropractic care with minimal improvement after several weeks of care. Utilizing Neuro-Emotional Integration Technique (NEIT) and the procedures outlined in "The Emotion Code," I was able to determine that she had a "heart wall" of the emotion "grief" and that the emotion had become trapped around her heart 5 years ago. I asked her if anything had happened around 5 years ago to cause her grief. She said, "that year my husband and my son both died." It turns out that she had never fully grieved the loss of her family members and that grief had become trapped around her heart, eventually leading to the physical complaints of shoulder pain and upper back pain. After using NEIT her shoulder pain went away almost immediately. It's interesting to note that she had never mentioned that loss to me before. It was only through using specific NEIT protocols were we able to get to the root of her health challenge.
So how do you know if you have a trapped emotion and what do I do if I have one? If you have found that some emotions are difficult to experience like love, joy, forgiveness, connection, you may have a trapped emotion that is causing this. We suggest that you start with praying to God and ask him to reveal to you if a trapped emotion could be preventing you from experienceing certain emotions. There are also ways of us finding out if you have a trapped emotion by using a technique called NEIT. If you do have a trapped emotion, we can help you release it. It can take as little as one visit to release the emotion and start experiencing a better life! If you think you may be dealing with a trapped emotion call the office today and schedule an appointment...we can help!
Dr. Rob Lindsey