Dealing with bad experiences and trauma in the past that affect a person’s life in the present, has been going on in modern times since early in the twentieth century. One way of trying to deal with the symptoms is to cover them up or manage them with medication. But that doesn’t deal with the root of the issue.
There are other ways of dealing with bad experiences and
trauma. Think of a human as a physical body, with nervous system, muscles and
bones and organs. With this is an etheric body that the physical body sits in,
then there is the astral body and the mental body which is larger in which
everything sits. These energy bodies go all the way through the physical body,
and in them there are the chakras which are energy centres. It is also worth
considering energy channels in the body, such as those that carry chi energy,
or prana energy. There is an aura around a person and the aura has a skin or
outer layer, which holds in the energy, and acts as a buffer (or sometimes
not!), as protection from negative astral and mental energies.
With a traumatic experience there may be damage to the
physical body. There can also be an emotional response to the traumatic
experience, and intense negative thoughts that have driven deep into the mind,
during and after the trauma. If the trauma is inflicted by another person, then
their negative emotional and negative intent also goes into the emotional or
astral body and into the mind. Along with this, intense negative emotions and
intense negative thoughts affect health and functioning of the body. So a
powerfully negative event where a person isn’t physically harmed, but where
they experience intense negative emotions and thoughts, say through bullying or
intimidation, can manifest itself in the body as an illness or impaired
With a traumatic experience, the emotional and mental energy
of it stays stuck in the astral and mental bodies, in the chakras, and the
outer skin of the aura could be damaged, even when any physical trauma may have
been partially or totally healed.
This negative emotional energy, and mental energy as thoughts
can be intensely replayed again and again. Or the negative energy can be
triggered so it keeps on affecting the person. It is like the trauma happening
again and again on emotional and mental levels. Each time it happens, it takes
its toll on the person. This happens for as long as the person lives unless it
is dealt with.
For negative emotional and mental energy to be dealt with it
has to be removed by ways that affect energy like that. It won’t happen with
medicines or drugs.
There are ways of handling negative emotional and mental
energy and releasing it, and providing emotional and mental healing.
One powerful way is bodywork, working on the body of the
person, though remember the physical body is connected to the etheric body, the
astral or emotional body, the mental body and the mind, and the chakras, so
when the physical body gets worked on, all these parts get worked on. Also, the
body stores memories of what happens to it, going way back.
There are gentle forms of bodywork, and more intense forms (which
some might consider too painful). Gentle bodywork can still trigger powerful
releases of emotional energy, and the thoughts that are tied in with this to
bring about an amount of healing. Usually each bodywork session would bring
about a small amount of healing that the body can cope with, and in gaps
between sessions, the body, emotions and mind can adjust to the new situation.
Even using reflexology on feet or hands, which is not so invasive
for people who don’t like their body being touched, can affect all of the body
and the emotions and mind. Over time, with enough sessions, there is a
There are some extremely sensitive and gentle forms of
bodywork that have a big effect on the body, emotions and mind. One such is
cranial sacral osteopathy. There is one technique (I can’t mention the name as
it is trademarked) where the body is held and moved very gently and it
literally unwinds tension and trauma out of it.
Even normal massage can help, the human touch can be very
powerful. Aromatherapy, where essential oils from plants are massaged into the
skin, can have very powerful effects on the emotions, and bring about healing
Deep tissue massage can be painful but it really shifts the
energy out of the body, to release the memories and the energy stored in the
body. So over several sessions, a person can release a lot, if they can cope
with a bit of pain.
This is only a brief description of some bodywork and
massage techniques, as it is intended to show what can be done about dealing
with traumatic experiences and their effects by removing the emotional and
mental energy in a person’s system.
Healing techniques which introduce positive energy into the
person’s system are worth considering to help remove negative energy. Years ago
I experienced a technique myself, and then used a similar technique to help
others release negative emotional and mental energy. It was a breathing technique that was based
on kriya yoga,( that in itself is likely to be of benefit), which in yoga
terms, resulted in prana building up in the body which then brought to the
surface emotional issues to be released.
Again, as with the bodywork, it seemed to release old
memories and the locked in emotional and mental energy, and needed to be done
over a number of sessions. Over time, as issues were dealt with tension was
released and the body felt so much more relaxed, and the mind felt calmer.
This breathing technique was originally called Rebirthing as
the people who started it off in America claimed they re-experienced their
birth. Though this happened in their first Rebirthing session for them, it
doesn’t mean other people would necessarily experience this. Whatever comes up
in the session, comes up. Other people changed and tweaked the process and
focused on different aspects that basically they preferred to the Rebirthing
angle with its spiritual background. I used it in a way that people could focus
on the emotions that came up, without getting sucked into the emotions, whereas
instead they could observe and feel the emotions being released and cleared. With
the emotions cleared, the thoughts associated with the emotions also went.
Often people had deep insights about themselves and about their feelings
because of this.
Massage and bodywork, and breathing techniques are good for releasing
emotions and thoughts and the memories held in the body. But where possible,
talking about feelings and thoughts, and memories and events, also helps bring
them up, and makes them available for release. Also, being counselled by
someone who listens well, and who can help the person come to a new
understanding and make steps to move forward is really helpful.
I have seen people being firstly counseled through a technique called Focused Expressive Psychotherapy, which brought up a lot of feelings and thoughts, and then they went straight into a breathing session in which they could release and clear those emotions and thoughts very effectively. It was a powerful combination; very transformative.
I have seen a form of hypnotherapy used alongside counseling over several sessions, along with positive relaxation meditations shift anxiety. With each session, there was a definite shift in energy.
There are other purely energetic techniques, for instance homoeopathy. This works on energy in the physical, astral and mental body and works on the person as a unique individual. In my own experience I have found it very powerful. Over a period of a year or two or more years it is possible to make a lot of shifts in body, mind and emotions. There are other modalities that work directly on the energy of a person, and homoeopathy is given here as an example. I do find though, that being able to have counseling and talk about matters is important too, as by thinking and talking about the past, and thoughts and feelings in a reflective way, it helps people think about the future and how they would like it to be, and how they would like to be in that future.
When the thoughts and emotions from bad experiences and
trauma get stuck in a person’s energy system (aura, subtle bodies and chakras),
it is like these thoughts and emotions have a life of their own, and come up
again and again, and are recycled and reinforced. What was mentioned previously
will make a difference. But there is more which can be done.
When people think negative thoughts and experience the emotions that go with them, from an energy point of view, their vibration drops right down. “Energy follows thoughts”. From an energy point of view they radiate a low vibration, which affects what they attract into their lives. Therapy, healing and counseling can improve the situation. Learning to manage their thoughts, reduce the intensity of negative thoughts, and deliberately choose to do positive thinking, no matter if it is only in a small way to start with, can break the recycling of the negative thoughts and emotions. A powerful way of doing this is to work with a counselor who can work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In the UK this is a mainstream therapy, where it isn’t necessary to be able to “see” or sense energy.
This is just a brief look at a huge field, and there are other therapies and healing modalities that can work on the issue of locked-in and recycling thoughts and feelings due to bad experiences and trauma, from an energy point of view.
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