The power of doing the clearing exercise
Imagine your body has a million cells. When you experience a trauma that’s unresolved, the trapped energy, that your immune system is defending you against, is still in your body. Therefore, using John’s experience as an example, four of your cells may contain ‘feelings of abandonment’ but now the rest of you is protecting you from four of your cells.
Now you have a situation where part of you is protecting you from your self! You’re fighting inside your self which I know will make sense; much of life can feel like a fight without any outward evidence of what it is you’re actual fighting.
The emotion is not the problem
The emotion that’s trapped, whether it is anger, feeling worthless, invisible, stupid etc. etc., is not actually the problem. The body doesn’t care about the vibration of the energy, whether that be laughter or frustration. It only responds to “is this acceptable or not. If it senses resistance in you and that resistance is not let go of in a reasonable amount of time, figuratively speaking, your immune system sends soldiers out to defend you against this energy.
You might laugh at this analogy but it’s like sending a message to your body to protect you from your leg! The problem amplifies because your body’s defence system is second to none so the efficiency and commitment with which it’s protecting you, from you, is a formidable fight … you have to tell your body to ‘stand down’ somehow.
What the exercise does is tell your body to ‘stand down’…
The exercise allows you to see the trapped emotion, breathe so you tell the body this is safe now and allow the feeling to wash over you completely. By letting yourself feel the emotion without any wincing away from it, it helps the body identify as much of this energy as it can.
By saying I feel this, demonstrating this is safe and I accept it, all resistance to that energy is dissolved and it is integrated as part of you. You just became “more of you”. You access more power because now resistance has been reduced. You are becoming more whole!