Not too long ago, I was on a “semi” holiday in New York City and I saw this picture:
Triumph is one of those emotional qualities that I wish more people could feel.
We get access to this emotion when we can free up old, toxic emotions that no longer serve us: namely anger and sadness (but not necessarily in that order.) What I’ve come to realize (both personally and professionally) is that one begets the other.
You see, when there’s a ton of sadness that we might be drowning in, if it’s investigated real S L O W L Y, under that sadness is a ton of energy in the form of anger and aggression.
But then, when we have a lot of anger (or maybe even hostility) sitting inside of us, it’s (typically) because we haven’t been able to express our truth. To speak up. To show our life force: ourselves.
Under this stored energy is often where we find a lot of sadness. (And this makes sense: it’s saddening when we can’t be ourselves and express our true nature. Right?)
And then, what’s waiting when we can actually let these emotions out in a healthy safe way is … yep you guess it… TRIUMPH!
Why do I tell you this?
If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on social media, there’s a high probability that you’ve come across this “anger:sadness” phenomenon.
Or maybe, these cycles occurred so long ago (maybe even when you were a child or teenager) that you completely numbed out from these emotions.
The danger of this numbing out is that somewhere inside of your body (your cells or your mind) those emotions are crafting up an illness that you’re already aware of, or the signs and symptoms haven’t popped up. Yet. And, here’s a fact: eventually those signs and symptoms WILL pop up if you neglect them long enough.
The research is WAY TOO conclusive nowadays for me to keep this information from you. This story must be told. (I’ve listed below the types of illnesses that have been associated with emotional repression.)
Here’s to Triumph!
Here’s that list of illnesses that are connected to emotional repression:
(I know this might seem a bit morbid, but I just want to give you the truth AND I write this out with complete love!)
Type 2 diabetes
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Cardiovascular disease (heart disease)
Anxiety and depression
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic pain syndrome
Addiction to drugs, alcohol, nicotine
Susceptibility to forms of cancer (including breast and melanoma)
Reference: Scared Sick – The role of childhood trauma in adult disease. Karr-Morse/Wiley.
Irene Lyon, MSC., is a nervous system specialist and therapeutic coach who
helps people release their deepest traumas from their nervous system, allowing them to finally heal from chronic mental, physical, and emotional conditions they’ve tried everything to fix.
She uses these same tools to help entrepreneurs and the next wave of thought leaders break through the mental, physical, and emotional blocks that arise when taking big leaps in their businesses. As a result, together they create a huge ripple effect across the planet.
Irene is highly certified in the Feldenkrais Method and Somatic Experiencing, and has a master's in research in the fields of biomedical and health science. She’s a speaker and teacher, and has taught at many conferences in North America.
Like many multi-passionate entrepreneurs - my mission is to save the world. We all know stress is killing us and yet we continue living with little or no regard for our nervous system health. I'm here to bring to light an area of health that is being HUGELY overlooked and to give everybody access to the kinds of self-care tools they need to change the way they deal with stress.