Tapping Keeps Your Cells Healthy!
All emotions are good because all emotions serve a purpose of some kind!
Even what we refer to as “negative” emotions have a very useful purpose in our lives. Anger can help us take crucial action, fear can stop us from doing something dangerous, guilt can help us re-evaluate our values, disappointment can help us build our resolve, sadness can eventually move us towards gratitude. There is a wonderful purpose for every negative emotion.
However, it’s the accumulation of unprocessed negative emotions that end up damaging our cells and makes us feel crappy physically.
Remember that all emotions are chemicals. An emotion has a 90 second cycle in the body once it is released by the hypothalamus.
For example, if you feel the chemical of anger release and you just allow yourself to feel the anger and you don’t get caught up in the story of what happened, that feeling is gone in 90 seconds. Purely feel it and it completes its cycle and releases in 90 seconds.
Unfortunately, that’s not what we usually do. We get caught up in the story of what happened and then the hypothalamus releases more emotional chemicals and we feel more upset and tell the story over and over and the hypothalamus releases more emotional chemicals… you get the picture.
So the only time a negative emotion becomes a problem is when we don’t allow ourselves to fully experience the pure emotion (no story), and the emotional chemicals start to store in our cell receptors.
Negative emotional chemicals activate the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. You know this by its more common term of “fight or flight”.
When these negative emotions are released into the body, the visceral organs stop doing their life-sustaining work of digestion, absorption, excretion and other functions that provide for the growth of the cells and the production of the body’s energy reserves.
Finely tuned motor skills are put on hold as the body prepares to flee. The heart starts pumping more rapidly, muscles begin to tense up, vision decreases, breathing becomes shallow, and there may be profuse sweating or clamminess of the hands. The immune system is compromised. Activating this axis also interferes with the ability to think clearly and this affects focus and judgment.
When you put the body through this on a daily basis, eventually disease and pain can develop.
When positive emotions are released into the body, muscles are relaxed and fluid, breathing is deep — causing more oxygen and blood to reach the brain for increased focus and better decisions, and fine motor skills improve, as well as clearer vision. The immune system is strengthened. Positive emotions nourish the cells!
That’s why it’s so critical to use tapping to complete the releasing of any unprocessed negative emotional chemicals every day.
Tapping keeps your cells healthy!