Are Emotions Safe?

Angie Monko - Saturday, March 27, 2010

I don't feel like they are.  I don't like big swings of emotion, whether positive or negative. 
I like to be even-keeled and stable and steady, easy does it.  I don't like it when people
get loud or obnoxious.  I think this is why I was so excited when I found Emotional Freedom
Technique.  Even the name sounds wonderful. As I get older, I am realizing more and more
how important it is to be able to maturely discuss my feelings.  It feels good to own them
and acknowledge them so I can move forward.  I've frequently heard the saying,
"Feel your feelings." If I can't get honest with myself, then I won't be able to be honest with
others. I see how much I've repressed my feelings in my life.  They just didn't feel safe to me.

I've also carried about 10-15 pounds excess weight for my entire life.  If you look up the
symptom of "overweight" in Louise Hay's famous List in her book, You Can Heal Your Life,
it says the probable emotional cause is "Fear, need for protection.  Running away from feelings.
Insecurity, self-rejection.   Seeking fulfillment." I have run away from my feelings, and that includes joy.

It is especially easy to ignore my feelings if I get into food or use it as an elixir to pain. 
This was my common way to deal with life up until the last eight years, when I discovered
a twelve step program for food addictions. I see this same pattern in my daughter who is
13 years old.  She is a big-time represser, and she turns to food (especially gummy bears)
for comfort.  So if you ever ask someone who traditionally hides their emotions, "Is
everything alright," and they answer, "Yes, I'm fine."  Just remember that FINE is an
acronym for Fudged Up, Irrational, Neurotic and Evasive, and perhaps dig a little deeper!

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With much love & respect,
Angie Monko,
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