We’ve all had days we don’t feel like doing much. Sometimes, we consciously know that lack of motivation is due to a feeling of sadness or some other depressed emotion. But what about those times when we can’t identify a reason or aren’t performing up to par and can’t figure out why? Is it possible that subconscious emotions are to blame? The “emotion code” theory believes they are.

In his book The Emotion Code, Bradley Nelson, DC, explains that every human experience creates a physical emotional molecule within the body. That molecule floats around the body creating emotional vibrations such as happiness, sadness, fear, anger, etc. Renowned neuroscientist and pharmacologist Candace B. Pert, PhD, refers to it as “the physical reality of emotions.” Pert’s groundbreaking study of emotions further explains that these physical molecules not only reside in our bodies but surround us as well. This is how people can sense our emotions without our saying a word. When unprocessed emotional vibrations reside in the body for a length of time, tissue damage can occur resulting in the stiffness and/or pain felt on one day but not another. The emotion code theory believes that the only way to eliminate these physical manifestations is to release those emotional vibrations.

The theory acknowledges that we are energetic beings both within our physical bodies and the electro-magnetic field surrounding us, commonly referred to as our personal space. For example, you can feel your personal space being crowded when on an elevator as more and more people enter. The presence of those people encroaches on your personal space without their even touching you. According to Pert, the key concept is that the emotions exist in the body as informational chemicals (neuropeptides and receptors) and in another realm, the one we experience as feelings, inspiration, and love – “the physical beyond.” She states that the emotions move back and forth, flowing freely between both places, and in that sense they connect the physical and the nonphysical. Nelson and Pert both believe that many physical issues can be resolved with the release of excess emotional vibrations.

Just as cortisol is released in your body as a way to handle stressful events, emotional molecules are released throughout the body as a safety mechanism that informs the body, brain, and heart to react to each specific event. Furthermore, memories and/or repetitive thoughts of events create their own emotional molecules over and over again, adding to the molecular burden already vibrating internally. By not addressing emotional backlogs these molecules become trapped in the body creating physical reactions such as pain, stiffness, and disease.

The concept of emotional molecules, introduced by Pert in her 1997 book, Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine continues to be studied by both medical and holistic health practitioners today. The field is expanding and there is new awareness to alternatives in healing physical pain and discomfort through emotional release.

Tracy Smith is an energy intuitive therapist and Emotion Code practitioner with AcQpoint Wellness Center and can be reached at (760) 409.9289. For more information visit www.TracyJSmith.net.

References: 1) Bradley Nelson, DC, The Emotion Code (Wellness Unmasked Publishing, 2007). 2) Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., Molecules of Emotion (Scribner, 1997), p307.

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