Stress and the Flow of Energy
When we are stressed or threatened, our flow of energy is increased to prepare us for fight or flight. If neither of these is possible or chosen, we override the impulse even though the body has been energized. Repetition of situations that we cannot overcome results in living with an energetic contradiction of activation and inhibition. This influx of energy at times of stress is a defense that allows us to survive and function in the short term. It is not meant to be a permanent condition.
Stress, Trauma and Frozen Energy
trauma or stress is repeated over time with no safe place to release and discharge the energy it becomes frozen. This condition of frozen intensity is known as tonic immobility or the freeze response. A portion of the energy gets locked in the trauma and free expression is inhibited. This certainly happens with overwhelming trauma, but can also occur as a result of chronic repetitive levels of stress. Damage to our energy can also occur through physical injury, emotional hurt, or lack of attention to a particular part of our selves: E.G. overdeveloping the intellect to the detriment of the emotional body—common in our culture.
Stress, Conditioning and Limited Beliefs
Damage to our system is manifested through limited belief systems, conditioned responses, restrictive & exhausting habits. As we work to change limiting beliefs and balance the energy system, our reactive, conditioned responses and old habits can more easily be released. The result is that energy is returned to the system and it becomes easier to develop new more powerful ways of approaching the challenges of life.