Your Electromagnetic Emotions
If we want to get healthy, from an electrical perspective, the first order of business is to open an inquiry into the vibrational backlog of emotions that is clogging up our circuits and blocking the natural flow of energy that keep us healthy and vital.
It is our emotions — the electromagnetic waves of feeling that constantly flow through our being — that determine, more than any other single factor, the state of our physical, biochemical and electric health. Our emotions are not just chemical and mechanical. An emotion is a waveform. It is a fundamentally magnetic phenomenon that gives rise to chemical and physiological changes like heart rate increase or decrease, muscle tension, and breathing rhythm — but the vibrational aspect is primary. If we look at the etymology of the word “emotion,” it reveals that an emotion is a moving thing, it’s “in motion.” The word itself is derived from the French emouvoir, which means “to stir up.” This tells us that an emotion is a thing that’s stirred up and moves around inside us when life plays our heartstrings.
As a waveform, an emotion naturally rises up, crests in our awareness, and then falls away. This is both an electrical and a chemical phenomenon. As that wave rises up, chemicals are generated. The work of Candace Pert, a neuroscientist and pharmacologist formerly with the National Institutes of Health, who is credited with discovering the brain’s opiate receptors, showed that there is actually a chemical, molecular component to emotion. When we feel something, a set of electrical impulses as well as a molecule of emotion is generated. Different emotions, of course, have different chemical compositions. Fear creates adrenaline, for instance, while love creates oxytocin, and excitement creates dopamine. The brain and gut generate molecules that carry the vibration of that particular wave, and the waveform carries them throughout the body. Those molecules go into circulation, and we feel the vibration of that waveform.
If we want to change our minds and bodies, we need to start with our emotions. So much of New Age thought, including the work of some brilliant minds like Joe Dispenza, focuses on the notion of “change your thinking, change your life.” There’s truth to this, but at the same time, changing our thinking doesn’t work so well if we’re also not addressing the underlying feelings that are guiding the thoughts.
We really need to change the way we feel, and the only way to change the way we feel is by getting in touch with whatever undigested emotions are hanging out in our biofields. You can think I am rich and abundant all you want, but if you don’t feel abundant because you have a bunch of stories of lack and “not enough” created by a backlog of shame that you’ve never addressed, then you’re not going to get very far. You need to have all your vibrations in phase with each other in inner alignment and inner unity, and then you become powerful. You become more magnetic. You start to attract what you want, because 100 percent of you is on board. You’re vibrating that feeling of abundance in your field, and what you vibrate is what you experience.
It is my observation that virtually all undisciplined thinking and inability to control our minds and behaviors come from the ants in our pants caused by unresolved emotions. You can try to shift your electric thinking all you want, but if your magnetic field is stuck in some emotion that never got expressed, you’re going to keep sabotaging yourself, because the emotion is going to keep seeking to find its expression. It’s going to keep trying to fulfill its destiny as a waveform, which is expression. And it will keep undermining your thinking and your behavior until that emotion reaches its destiny of expression. If we do not express and release these emotions as they are arising, then we will be forced to carry them around with us — for years, decades, and maybe even lifetimes.
Cultivating neutrality is core to the work of managing our emotions. A good trick for cultivating neutrality is to reframe the way you talk about your emotions. Have you ever noticed how people refer to their emotions differently in different cultures? In Germanic languages, like English and German, we refer to our emotions in terms of being them. I am angry. I am sad. I am happy. I am ecstatic. In Romance languages like French, Italian, and Spanish, people refer to their emotions in terms of having them. I am having anger. I am having sadness. I am having happiness. Now, if you compare Brits and Italians, who do you think is freer in their ability to express emotion? Take a page from the Italians’ book and try shifting your language. Notice the difference in your inner experience when you have an emotion instead of being it. Is there a greater sense of detachment? Does the emotion pass through more quickly? Most people I’ve shared this with find the experience of having an emotion preferable to being it. It puts them back in that alpha part of their brain, and they can operate from a greater sense of control.
Reprinted with permission of the publisher from Electric Body, Electric Health by Eileen Day McKusick (2021, St. Martin’s Publishing Group).
Eileen Day McKusick is an author and thought leader in health and human potential who has conducted pioneering research in the new paradigm of electric health and biofield science for the past 35 years. She is the founder of Biofield Tuning Institute, which conducts grant-funded, peer-reviewed and published research on the human biofield in partnership with other research organizations. Join Eileen this fall for a variety of sound healing events and retreats.