We hold stories and memories of the past in our bodies. At an early age we learn things about ourselves through our experiences. A tragedy or significant challenge will cause a severe emotional reaction. That emotional reaction will put us in a mood. When that mood last for months, it’s called a temperament. When that mood lasts over a period of years, it’s called a personality trait. The emotions from that reaction are stored in the unconscious mind, our body.
These emotionally charged stories surface and trigger the body when we face a familiar threat. Have you learned to cope for a long time with a traumatic story? Have you shoved the emotions down deep, ignored them, self-medicated, and tried using a substance or behavior to cover the discomfort? Do you feel like you can’t control the feeling, the pain, and the frustration? You may have been holding on to a story like this for years, not even knowing it.
You don’t have to live like that. You can face these stories, these emotional land minds that explode from the past. When you become more aware of how they’ve been running your life, you can start to reduce their control over you. You can begin to heal.
The emotions have to go somewhere. When you drum, you are able release the pain, anger, hurt, confusion, anxiety, stress, sadness… whatever may be the thing trapped in your body thats been holding you back from being your best self.
We CAN release the wounded stories holding us back, and begin to replace them with new stories, and heal.