Releasing Fear that is Stored in Our Bodies
Have you ever watched animal kingdom videos and observed an animal’s natural tendencies and abilities to cope with their frightening experiences? In particular when one animal is being preyed upon by another and gets away, the animal that was preyed upon will go to a place where it feels safe and it will shake until the fear leaves its body. They shake it off.
We witness similar behavior with pets in the midst of an intense thunderstorm; they often shake until the fear has subsided. To witness shaking caused by fear in pets often makes the pet owner feel uncomfortable when it is a normal way for the pet to cope to prevent the fear from storing itself in its body. Nature has its own way of riding itself from fear. Animals use their natural ability to shake and remove the residual tension and adrenaline from their physical bodies when they are afraid and in doing so, don’t carry the tension with them any longer.
When people feel fear we often do the exact opposite, we clench our torso region and body, we hold our bodies tight and rigid in an attempt to control our responses as opposed to letting the fear flow through us and out of our bodies. This build-up of tension over time can have a negative impact on our physical and emotional well-being.
I’ve heard it said that fear is the ego and I disagree. Sometimes we have every right to be afraid of what we are experiencing, but when we let our mind paralyze our bodies with fear it registers at a cellular level. It lodges as a memory and as an unprocessed emotion that blocks our energetic flow. Our issues get lodged in our tissues. Until we are ready to release the tension from our bodies, the tension will sit there (or accumulate if more fear or unprocessed emotions are experienced) until our bodies become ill, run down or we numb out our feelings completely in order to avoid feeling the fear. This is a basic defense mechanism. Because our minds don’t like to feel fear, we shut down our emotions in order to escape feeling afraid and in doing so we let the tension overtake our physical form.
There are ways to release tension from our bodies. One way is to shake. Shaking helps mobilize our energy (chi). It gets our energy flowing in and around our bodies again. This short video describes and shows how to shake your body. Click here to view Use your own discernment when deciding how passively or enthusiastically you attempt to shake your body (No one knows your body as well as you do). As you strengthen this practice, you can build on your enthusiasm and momentum as you shake, removing even more pent up fear from your body.
Free your body of residual fear. Take two minutes today and shake, shake out any fear that may have lodged itself in your body. Listen to your body as you shake. Shake negative energy out and allow more positive energies to take up space within your physical body. Retrain your body to release fear and any other unprocessed emotions. The more we feel what our bodies need from us, the more we can access our deep human nature. The more we are in touch with our deep human nature; the more we are living true to who we really are.
Purge fear from your body and be aware of the space that opens up for new positive feelings to take up residence within you. Changing your energetic state is a prerequisite to changing your life and it all starts within. Shake out the old and make room for the new.
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