“Physiologically speaking, emotional tears are elicited when a person’s system shifts rapidly from sympathetic to parasympathetic activity—from a state of high tension to a period of re-calibration and recovery. Depending on the circumstances, individuals typically describe such shifts as “letting go,” “going off duty,” or “giving up.” Of course, nothing is literally “released” when these bio-physical changes occur, although the person’s adrenaline level drops and the body relaxes.” explain Jay Efran and Mitchell Greene .
Why is it important to release or let go of emotions that are keeping you imprisoned and prevent you from living your life to the fullest?
Emotions control your thinking, behavior and actions. Emotions affect your physical bodies as much as your body affects your feelings and thinking. People who ignore, dismiss, repress or just ventilate their emotions, are setting themselves up for physical illness. Emotions that are not felt and released but buried within the body or in the aura can cause serious illness, including cancer, arthritis, and many types of chronic illnesses. Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, negativity, frustration and depression cause chemical reactions in your body that are very different from the chemicals released when you feel positive emotions such as happy, content, loved, accepted.
How to release those unwanted emotions?
There is a healing option for handling a feeling – you can focus on it, fully experience it, and then let go of it: release it, discharge it. This is the healthiest way to handle a feeling that is consuming us. We’ve all had the experience of being in the midst of an emotional explosion and then suddenly began to laugh at ourselves, realizing how silly or inappropriate or useless our behavior is. In other words we became conscious.
Letting Go Meditation
Today I have a short video process on how to release your negative emotions more effectively. This process will assist you in releasing emotional distress and facilitate reconnecting to your heart to feel good. You will connect more deeply to your emotional sensitivity to process feelings that may be causing you discomfort. It is vital to recognize your emotions, particularly when overwhelmed, so you can release them and come back into balance through acceptance of what is. This practice that can be done any time you need more support to identify what you are feeling particularly if you are distressed.