View Full Version : Anyone wanna talk about raw emotions?
06-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Seems a lot of stuff comes up in the raw life. Purging old stuff, deep materials from within. Anyone have experiences to share as well as ideas on honoring these emotions and how to deal with them....without wanting to stuff em back down with mashed taters?
06-05-2009, 01:40 AM
Such a good topic! If you can, what has been helpful for me is laying down and doing deep breaths . . . as opposed to acting out our emotions, just feeling and breathing and staying as present as possible. Sometimes hard physical movement helps too. It helps get our circulation going and emotions cleansing. Thanks for posting this!!
06-05-2009, 07:35 AM
Oh thank you for replying. Seems this is a topic that doesnt get addressed much but very important.
Many deal with these as the body is cleaning. Maybe ones were used to the heavy foods to stuff them back down but with the new raw lightness, these are very raw and upfront.
Any experiences people have had and how they handled these will be very beneficial!
For me, I have been on a roller coaster ride. See where old things come up and thought I had healed them all completely.
For instance I just had an experience where a man I was doing business with somehow brought me back to my fathers attributes. Fear came up bigtime and I even had body sensations of being just about to get a whipping.
I was totally surprised (as well as in extreme fear)by this as I have gotten thru all of this and love my father, have forgiven him and see him as a victim of his own childhood trauma(he was beaten) plus went thru a war. I only see him with eyes of love, no matter what.
06-05-2009, 07:56 AM
i haven't experienced too much of the past emotions recently, but i am working on being real and "raw" with my feelings and expressing them. before i became raw, i visited a therapist every week for a year b/c of all the problems i was having w/in my family (my mom is a recovering alcoholic and my dad is healing of prostate cancer). that helped me alot to deal with those issues, but my food problems were never really brought up (my mom has an ED too) and i was still a cooked vegan who could easily hide my food-obsession. now that i've been raw for a few months i'm just so happy to be detaching myself from emotional eating (a problem i didn't even realize i had until i became raw) and to be finally healing my ED issues. i feel so free when i look back at how food-obsessed i once was and how i am now! i think when we can't stuff our emotions w/ food/drugs/etc anymore, we HAVE to deal with the past and present difficulties. i realize that i still have issues w/ my mom but now i feel so much more confident in dealing w/ them.
06-05-2009, 03:41 PM
There is a recently published book called Raw Emotions by Angela Stokes. Haven't read it, but it is on topic so you might want to look into it.
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