Stress is a huge part of our lives these days. Heard that before? Yes of course. We hear that everywhere and, of course, we experience it, too.
What I wanted to do here was talk about the stress response in the body, how that impacts our hormones and how it relates to the emotion code. Intrigued?
Hormones are the messengers in the body, and they signal the cells in the body to respond to the environment. The hormones are released by the glands in the body, and more specifically by the HPA axis i.e. the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal axis. When a signal comes in from the outside, it is the hypothalamus that receives the signal and relays it to the pituitary and adrenal glands.
When the body receives signals of “danger”, “stress” or “overload”, the body responds via the HPA axis by increasing the stress response. This results in the blood moving away from the organs and glands to the arms and legs in preparation for a “fight or flight” response. When the body receives a signal that says all is well, the response via the HPA axis is to supply the organs and glands with blood, and this is supportive to the growth of the body. The high-stress response results in lowered immunity, and the low-stress response in increased immunity in the body.
Emotions are energy too, as are the glands and organs. As we are interacting with our environment, we experience emotions, and we pick up other people’s emotions, too. As this happens, some of these emotions can get trapped in the body and imbalance the HPA axis by holding the frequency of the particular trapped emotions, such as sadness or grief.
The emotions we experience or pick up (even inherited from our parents at the point of conception) can get trapped anywhere in the body, and wherever they are trapped will “interfere” with the frequency of the body. This, too, can impact the body’s stress response via the HPA axis to the environment.
Of course, it is necessary to have a balance in our lives, and it isn’t possible to completely eliminate stress, as it is in all areas of our lives. Stress isn’t a good or bad thing. It just is. But the main point here is that we can release these trapped emotions and allow the body to live more in harmony with the signals that we are receiving from our environment.