Imagine if you had your leg in a tight knot for 10 years and you didn’t let it move naturally and normally. You would have to work hard to keep your foot from kicking, dancing and relaxing.
After 10 years, your leg would be inhibited at every level, from your bones to your chemistry, from your nerves to your brain cells. Your leg would be useless and numb.
It takes great effort, patience, and practice to get your leg back to normal. Depression is the same. After inhibiting your normal feelings, emotions for years, it feels as though your normal feelings, emotions will never again be normal and healthy and vibrant.
Anyone who has ever had a leg, arm, or finger in a cast can quickly understand what depressed energy feels like when it is trying to return to life. It hurts.
I know, some of you are saying, “But, I already feel my feelings and emotions. I feel too much. I am too sensitive.”
Not true, depression is a stuck, numb, no feeling, non emotional place.
When your energy is depressed, you are in a state where you are avoiding the nasty thoughts you have about yourself. You have depressed yourself. And you are avoiding your authentic hurt and bad feelings about yourself.
On the other hand, authentic hurt feelings, have healthy energy which moves. Hurt feelings heal your broken heart. To learn more about the difference between depressed energy and healthy, hurt feelings study, the emotional health guide, “Opening the Heart,” available as audio or ebook.