Processing Emotions Physically – The Founders
“Processing emotion through your physical body can be very much a shock to your system. There are physical substances that if you were to ingest them, or have them in your bodies, they would cause quite a bit of discomfort and wreak havoc on your body’s equilibrium.
The same is true when it comes to processing an emotion. You have a harmony within your emotional states, and when that harmony is disrupted, the response in your physical body is similar to when you have one of those foreign substances or objects in it.
And so, what happens quite naturally in the physical body is that your system naturally rids itself of that which feels foreign, unpleasant, and uncomfortable. When it comes to emotion, you can allow the same process to occur. But instead, what usually happens is that you delay the process by tensing up, by looking for a cause and a solution, or simply by attempting to numb the pain with drugs or alcohol.
You are here to have experiences, and sometimes those experiences feel very much like an intrusion or an invasion on your harmonious core essence. But if you are able to step back a bit from the intensity of the experience in your physical body and observe from a place of fascination, you can actually enjoy that which you have assumed is an inherently unenjoyable experience.
So the first thing to recognize is that you are not under attack. The next thing for you to do is release your tension and do your best to relax. And finally, if you can take on that perspective of the witness, or the observer, you can experience any emotion and any physical sensation in your body as one that is not only tolerable but actually enjoyable. When you reach that place, you have attained mastery. You are all masters, so this one should be a piece of cake.
We are The Founders. We are the keepers of the flame.”