How To Heal Your Heart: New Gratitude and Generosity Meridians

How To Heal Your Heart: New Gratitude and Generosity Meridians

pericardium-prayer-pose-to-heal-your-heartWhen I started practising as a Bio-Energy Therapist, I was surprised to discover how many of the physical symptoms were related with some energetic disturbance of the heart.

Usually, the disturbance shows as blockage, constriction or pain, but it can also appear as arrhythmia, skipped beats etc.

The symptoms related to impaired heart energy field can be recurrent back pain (lower and upper are as common as middle back as sometimes the body compensates with strain and pain above or below the heart), digestive issues, depression and anxiety or feeling of tightness in the chest.

Bioenergy Healing on its own can help quite a lot here but I have noticed that the best therapeutic strategy is to combine bioenergy with emotional work.

Bioenergy makes the body feel relaxed, comfortable, more energised and stronger. Funnily enough, when the system feels good and strong, it becomes quite eager to deal with deeper repressed issues of emotional nature.

Repressed emotions wreak havoc in the physical body (read about the link between physical body and emotions here). Emotional work (I use Sedona Method and Theta Healing mainly as well as Pleasure Practice) helps detect and heal trauma and related negative emotions which equals healing the heart. You are left with positive learnings and memories but the negative emotions are gone both from your body and mind.

In my understanding, this kind of combination strategy heals the newly discovered Gratitude and Generosity Meridians which govern the functioning of pericardium.

Here is a little more about these two pericardium meridians:

pericardium-meridians left Gratitude Meridian right Generosity MeridianGratitude Meridian: is your LEFT Pericardium Meridian. When energy is flowing down from head to hand, it’s easy to perceive, receive and reach out to get our own needs met. Feeling deprived, feeling un-met needs, causes the left Gratitude Meridian to flow backwards, “uphill,” from hand to head, giving us an “uptight feeling.”

Generosity Meridian: is your RIGHT Pericardium Meridian. When energy is flowing down from head towards hand, it’s easy to share our heart feelings and give from our overflow. Giving from obligation is not this, neither is over-giving from a sense of obligation or giving as investment with the purpose to obligate the receiver to give back to you.

When your heart is healthy, positive and balanced you stay aware in the present, are enthusiastic, have healthy impulse control, appropriate dependency and healthy interest in the outer world. You feel satiated and tranquil. You are prone to healthy playful risk taking and appreciate the rejuvenating power of play. Healthy play derives some of its pleasure from taking and succeeding at small risks.

If you are not so healthy and balanced, signs of imbalance and impaired emotional control will appear.

If your pericardium meridians are underactive you might be prone to numbing out on gloomy passive addictions (like watching tv) to get away from the anxiety of a crisis of identity.

If, on the other hand, your pericardium meridians are overactive, you might be given to flying off the handle in reckless over-activity. You might also be prone to active, harsh, reckless sensationalism (hysteria is the old term) to get away from the anxiety of a crisis of identity.

Read more about Heart Psychology here

It’s fascinating, isn’t it?

I find it really fascinating that so much change and healing can be offered to the body-mind without any chemical substance whatsoever! Not only this, the work on emotions addresses the root causes of physical ailments rather than just control the symptoms. This means that therapy well done will heal you for good.

As usual, if you have any questions or would like me to assist you with dealing with some of your issues, do not hesitate to give me a ring or drop me an email. I happily work on Skype 🙂

Love

Agata

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How Negative Emotions and Stress Affect Physical Body

Emotions and Physical Body Link pic by Sabi KrabiI guess nowadays everybody has at least heard about a link between stress and negative emotions and physical ailments. However, having heard is far from believing. After all, it’s hard to imagine how negative emotions can affect the physical functioning of our bodies and cause illness.

I have found a great article by Dr. Eric B. Robins, a urologist who uses Time Line Therapy (from the NLP stable) with his patients, where Dr. Robins explains how the link between emotions and body works.

Basically, negative emotions are physically stored in our bodies.

You can imagine them as little black bags containing emotions and the memory of traumatic event stuck in the flesh.Those little bags cork up the energy pathways and the healing energy and information cannot circulate in the body. It means that parts of the body don’t get the info from the brain about their correct functioning and also that they don’t get the nourishment of the healing energy (known as prana, chi, bioenergy). This interferes with their correct functioning.

In Dr. Robins’s own words:

I usually say to them [my patients], “negative emotions and stress are stored in the body, and you know this because you can’t feel negative emotions or stress without feeling them as tensions in the body. after all, people don’t say “I think anger”, they say “I feel angry, or I feel depressed.”

Usually after I say this, people have to go inside themselves to verify what I’m saying is true.

Next, I say, “because negative emotions are stored as tensions in the body, they create real physical changes. These tensions seem to block the body’s natural flow of healing energy.”

I usually do not go into depth about this although I could talk to them about the work of Dr. Paul Goodwin at Alaska Pacific University who has shown that negative emotions and unconscious parts, where they are stored in the body, create functional boundaries in the nervous system (i.e. the body’s own natural healing energy cannot flow to that part of the body).

Read the full article here

In order to heal the body it is necessary to identify and open up the little black bags. Emotions that well up need to be healed and released. This can be achieved in various ways, some of them include Bioenergy Healing, Theta Healing, Time Line Therapy and other emotional release techniques.

In my experience, the combination of Bioenergy Healing and work on emotions brings tremendous results in quite a short time. If you would like to know more about how I help people deal with stress and negative emotions, do not hesitate to give me a ring or drop me an email.

Love

Agata

How To Deal With Winter Blues (SAD)

When winter drags we might feel challenged and respond with depressive moods

When winter drags we might feel challenged and respond with depressive moods

At this time of the year most of us are really sick of winter and yet we have to put up with bad weather and little light for another month or two.

Well, we have two basic options: give in to the gloom or see what we can do to make the remaining winter days lighter and to prepare for the coming of spring.

If you feel SAD, consider taking some extra vitamin D (I find D Pearls by Pharma Nord best). It takes a while until the supplement takes effect (up to 6 weeks) but it’s really worth it. In Ireland, due to small amount of sunlight, most people have a deficit of this important vitamin. Vitamin D is a mega-vitamin: it supports many vital processes, it coordinates the metabolism, is linked to the function of thyroid gland and to the whole hormonal system. It’s deficit may result in depressive moods.

Other vitamins linked to mood are B vitamins (especially B6). You might also need some magnesium – you will know you do for sure if you crave chocolate.

As for diet, it’s already time to start re-introducing lighter soups and salads – according to ayurveda we are at kapha time of the year now which means that we may feel sluggish and prone to depression if we eat too many kapha foods (dairy products, wheat, sugar, fats). Now it’s easy to put on weight. Green vegetables and hot spices to promote digestion are therefore good choices.

During kapha time we might feel lazy, heavy and prone to depressive moods. A simple way to deal with this is to keep an eye on interesting activities in the neighbourhood and go to meet people – a nice chat by the fire will lighten anybody’s mood. It may sound like a cliche – but now that we feel so heavy and tired it’s easy to stay on the sofa in front of the tv all too often. A bit of exercise would also be great – after 30 mins of workout endorphins, the feel-good hormones are released into the bloodstream.

And finally – how can bioenergy healing help you to surf through this challenging time. Bioenergy healing can energise the body, give the lazy metabolism a boost and lighten the mood. Read more about Stress, Depression and Anxiety Treatment here.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to give me a buzz – I will be happy to answer any questions you might have in relation to bioenergy healing. If you live far away – it’s not a problem. I also work distantly via Skype.

Love

Agata

Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person

by Peter Messerschmidt and Sarah Sydney Nash

ImageThe following article was written by my husband who is a well-respected individual within the HSP Community on and off the internet.  I work almost exclusively with HSP’s because I understand them, and I speak their “language” — I am Highly Sensitive Person.

“I am a Highly Sensitive Person.”

Today, I can publicly make such a statement and not feel embarrassed or brace for an onslaught of eye rolling or snide comments from the people around me. However, it wasn’t always so.

Sensitivity– emotional or otherwise– is not exactly a new concept to the world. Nor was it new when research psychologist Dr. Elaine N. Aron published the book “The Highly Sensitive Person” in 1996. What Aron’s book did do was to shed some new light on a trait that affects a large number of people, by asking the world to consider sensitivity as an inherent physical trait, rather than pathology.

Although more than fifteen years have passed—and the book has offered profound personal insights to hundreds of thousands of people—there remains a fair amount of skepticism of sensitivity as a “trait.” Interestingly enough, some of this skepticism can be found in the very people who are HSPs, themselves. Such skepticism can very likely be attributed to a broader trend in our society to “medicalize” or “pathologize” many personality characteristics that previously were regarded as falling within the realm of normal human experience.

So what exactly IS an Highly Sensitive Person?

Dr. Aron’s research suggests that approximately 15-20% of the population fit the description of being “Highly Sensitive.” HSPs– by her definition– are people whose brains and central nervous systems are wired in such a way that they are more acutely aware of, and attuned to, themselves, other people, and their environment. As a result, a highly sensitive person is more easily stimulated and aroused by their surroundings, from which it follows that they also get more readily over aroused  than most people. This sensitivity is an inborn trait which– interestingly enough– researchers have also observed in animal populations ranging from deer to octopi.

Of course, the immediate picture that comes to mind when most people hear the term highly sensitive is the stereotype of the “fragile flower” that’s overly fussy, difficult to be around and gets their feelings hurt at the drop of a hat. Whereas this kind of emotional sensitivity can certainly be part of being an HSP, it is by no means what “defines” the trait.

High Sensitivity varies considerably from person to person, and manifests in many different ways. Yes, getting one’s feelings hurt easily might be one part of the picture. But there is much more. HSPs are often very sensitive to pain, and frequently respond to much lower doses of medications than most people. They tend to be easily startled, and are often overwhelmed by loud sensory inputs. They tend to be cautious and highly conscientious. They are easily shaken up and distressed by changes, and don’t do well in “multitasking” situations. They are often negatively affected by loud noises, strong scents and smells, or bright lights. They tend to be “cooperative,” rather than “competitive.” They get easily rattled in stressful situations and generally perform poorly when being watched. Many are empaths and frequently “pick up moods” from other people; quite a few are gifted with a range of psychic abilities. Almost all rely heavily on intuition both to learn and to function in life. Even when extraverted, they tend to be introspective, have rich inner lives, and need extended periods of time alone to “recharge.” HSPs also are disproportionately drawn to the arts and music, and tend to be very easily moved to tears by expressions of beauty and intensity, as well as images of horror and violence.

If some of this sounds like you, or someone you know, you might consider looking at this free self-test for sensitivity, on Dr. Aron’s web site, at www.hsperson.com.

What is an Highly Sensitive Person, Not?

An Highly Sensitive Person is not, by definition, “an introvert.” Whereas the trait does have a high correlation with introversion, approximately 30% of HSPs are extraverts.

An Highly Sensitive Person is not “a shy person.” Shyness is widely recognized as being an issue centered on self-perception– typically excessive self-consciousness, irrationally negative self-evaluation, and irrationally negative self-preoccupation. People are not born shy, and psychologists have established that there is really no “sense of self” prior to ages 12-18 months. As such, you can’t really be born shy.

An Highly Sensitive Person is not “socially anxious.” Social Anxiety is a mental/emotional disorder, typically the result of some kind of emotional trauma or ongoing condition that makes social situations particularly difficult for that individual. Social Anxiety revolves around fears, while being an Highly Sensitive Person relates to nervous system arousal levels. It should be noted, however, that because Highly Sensitive Persons tend to be both introspective and more attuned to social stimuli, they are somewhat more likely to encounter—and negatively internalize— situations that may lead to subsequently developing Social Anxiety.

An Highly Sensitive Person is not, by definition, “neurotic.” This is perhaps the most difficult aspect of the HSP trait to explain since– after all– the word “neurotic” is directly linked to nervous system disorders, and being highly sensitive relates to the nervous system. So we must keep in mind how we define neuroses: A non-psychotic mental illness that triggers feelings of distress and anxiety, and generally results in impaired functioning. One way to distinguish is to remember that neuroses center around pathological responses, while sensitivity represents healthy/normal (albeit possibly extreme) responses.

An Highly Sensitive Person is not a person with Asperger’s Disorder (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome). Whereas there is a number of overlaps between the diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s (a form of high-functioning autism) and the description of High Sensitivity, the two are not the same. A Highly Sensitive Person may have Asperger’s, but being a Highly Sensitive Person doesn’t mean you have the disorder; having Asperger’s doesn’t automatically make someone an HSP. Although sometimes difficult to distinguish in the short term, Dr. Aron points out those even mild examples of Asperger’s have at their core some form of pervasive developmental disorder which is simply not present in the majority of Highly Sensitive Persons. Similarly, sensitivity to sensory stimulation or sensitive sensory processing is never mentioned in the diagnostic criteria for any Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Aspergers.

Isn’t Everyone Sensitive?

The important distinction to make here centers on what constitutes “a behavior” vs. what is a “physiological trait.” I agree entirely that anyone can choose to act in a sensitive manner. As such, the answer to the above question– strictly speaking– could be yes. The primary difference is that an Highly Sensitive Person doesn’t really have a choice in the matter. Think of it through this metaphor: Regardless of whether they like the sun or not, some people can go outside in the summer and work all day, and all they get is a tan. Others, however (who may love the sun), get third degree sunburns within an hour. Highly Sensitive Person act the way they do because their brains are wired to respond a certain way.

This becomes particularly important when it comes to understanding interactions with Highly Sensitive Persons. Many societies do not value sensitivity, because we live in a competitive dog-eat-dog world, especially in Western culture. Whatever your perception of sensitivity may be, keep in mind that telling a highly sensitive person to “get over it” and “develop a thicker skin” is an exercise in futility; they cannot change the way their nervous system responds any more than you can change the natural color of your eyes or the size of your feet.

Synchronicity: My own Enlightenment

As a Highly Sensitive Person, myself, I have been studying and incorporating the trait into my lifestyle and choices for almost 15 years. I came to know about my sensitivity almost by accident. Of course, I’d always been aware that I was a little different but I’d struggled with pinpointing exactly how.

One day, I found myself perusing the travel section at a local bookstore. At one point I found myself struggling with pulling out a travel guide to Ireland, because someone had jammed another book into the shelf, flat on top of the others. The offending volume was not a travel book, but a copy of “The Highly Sensitive Person” another browser had left behind.

At first, I was just going to discard the book—but something on the back cover caught my eye. Then I found a self-assessment quiz inside the book, to which I responded almost 100% in the affirmative. Although I felt a bit awkward about it—being a man, living in Texas “where men are men,” and buying a book about being sensitive—I bought the book. What followed, as I read each chapter, was a great many “aha moments” because I came to realize that there was a “name” for the way I had always felt a little out-of-step with my surroundings, and cause was not some kind of pathology or syndrome.

Since then, I have spent a lot of time learning about the trait and subsequently informing others. It made a huge difference in my life to understand this part of my personal puzzle, and I have seen numerous people breathe a sigh of relief and find new meaning and purpose in their lives as a result of understanding that there is nothing “wrong” with them—they are merely highly sensitive.

And perhaps YOU are, too!

Check out my Resources page for energy medicine videos and learn how to stop overarousal or check my offer for HSPs.

Love,

Agata.

About the Author

Peter Messerschmidt is a writer, beach comber, rare stamp dealer and eternal seeker who lives in Port Townsend, Washington with the great love of his life and three feline “kids.” When he’s not wandering the beach or the Internet, he facilitates groups (online, and off) and retreats for HSPs, and writes “HSP Notes”—the web’s oldest HSP-specific blog, at hspnotes.blogspot.com

The above article about HSP has been originally published in OM Times. Read the entire OM Times article here.