“Letting go is like the sudden cessation of an inner pressure or the dropping of a weight. It is accompanied by a sudden feeling of relief and lightness, with an increase of happiness and freedom. It is an actual mechanism of the mind, and everyone has experienced it on occasion.”
From page 8 of the book Letting Go, The Path Of Surrender by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
In this book, David Hawkins states that the resistance to painful emotions is more painful than actual ones.
This book is brilliant. It is about how healing it is to experience all your emotions, especially the difficult ones. Usually, when we feel overwhelming emotions like fear, anger, rage, worthlessness, or grief, we tend to suppress, repress, express, or escape them.
Hawkins instructs us to locate the sensation of the emotion in our body. Is it in your throat? Abdomen? Head? What happens when you just connect with it? Hawkins recommends not following your thoughts about the emotion but feeling the emotion in your body and letting the emotion move through.
This book has a very simple message that is profound. It has given me a deeper insight into my work, and life. I highly recommend it.
Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday.
“What a perceptive account of a session. Amazing awareness! I have worked with emotions for many years now doing my own personal work and assisting hundreds of others. I incorrectly thought that we simply release the emotions (actually created in our bodies in very particular organs and glands) once we can identify them and “own” them. What I now understand is that these frequencies do not just disappear. Energy can never be destroyed…as per Einstein. What actually happens is that the negatively charged frequencies are transmuted back to benign elements that we utilize again in our bodies. What a different view on it. It’s like welcoming your child back home.”
I have been thinking about Vivian’s comment all week. This quote describes exactly what I “feel” kinesthetically happening in my client’s energy field during my healing sessions. After they relax and stop resisting emotions such as anxiety and fear, there is almost always the sensation of more life-force energy, or a higher frequency of energy, in their biofield. I thought this was because the contracted, denser energy had released. Maybe this higher vibrational energy is their emotions being “transmuted back into benign elements.”
I find this incredibly exciting. It may not change my healing sessions in any way, but it just makes sense. I love it when things make sense. I also like the idea that when I can finally relax and create space around my emotions, it increases my life-force energy.
Thank you, Vivian!
Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632