Today I want to spend time on the Burden Areas located at the shoulders. The right shoulder is the OUTER WORLD – Burdens and Responsibilities of carrying emotional weight of others on this shoulder. The left shoulder is the INNER WORLD – Burdens and Responsibilities of carrying emotional weight of yourself on this shoulder. I personally know that carried emotional issues can become physical issues, if not released.
The OUTER WORLD (right shoulder) emotional issues could include: dealing with serious family health concerns, addiction of a loved one, depression of someone close, and responsibility of the care-taking of an terminally ill person or feeling responsible for family unity.
The INNER WORLD (left shoulder) emotional issues could include: emotional baggage carried from childhood memories, grief over loss of loved one, trauma of physical or sexual abuse, loss of self-esteem, depression, unfulfilled dreams, feeling stuck, guilt, frustration, loneliness, and much more that we carry regarding our self. We know that tight tense shoulders generally bunch up around our ears, restricting the flow of blood to brain.
HERE IS AN EXERCISE TO HELP RELAX YOUR SHOULDERS:
1. Round your shoulders forward and even sink your chest. Un- hunch the shoulders, spread the collar bones, lift your chest and relax your neck and jaw.
2. Take your left hand and start tapping at your right shoulder joint and tap up to where shoulder joins neck. Do this several times and then switch and tapping your left shoulder with your right hand. Emotional releases sometimes happen during energy healing, Reiki and massage sessions.
3. I believe you can release some of the emotions stored in your shoulders while doing the simple exercise to relax your shoulders mentioned above by repeating:
“I RELEASE, I RELAX, I RELEASE”
I hope you might experiment releasing both any Inner World or Outer World Emotional Burdens you might be holding during this Holiday Season and throughout the year.
(This is a revisited post first published December 6, 2012)