Memories, Emotions and Our Well Being

” Knowledge is experience. Anything else is just information”.
– Albert Einstein


Ever wonder why a second glass of wine among friends can trigger a flood of unplanned conversation about ones memories, which then lead to the resurfacing of unreleased emotions that culminate in a selective life review during a fitful night of limited slumber?

Most of us navigate our days among stretches of busyness interspersed with unwanted moments of critical self-reflection. When you open an internal window to revisit a pleasant past event, the brain does not edit out all other memories from that same time period. This leads to the re-living of the complete range of emotions connected to a perceived reality via a filtered timeline.

Why do we consciously and unconsciously travel down memory lane?

If our purpose is to evolve as spiritual beings while in human form, then the dis-ease caused by our emotions, current and past, could be the process by which we manifest our growth. Sometimes a strong emotion is caused by a trigger, like the smell of a perfume or a song playing on the radio. Our first instinct is to determine how the memory sits with us. Does the thought make us feel comfortable or uncomfortable? All thoughts fit into two categories, loved based or fear based, thus creating our experience of contrast in this realm.

Quantum physics points to the actual lack of physicality of our perceived reality until we “think” it or observe it. Therefore to change our current state of being, we must first look in the mirror and find the pieces of our pattern of thoughts. What you are putting out emotionally, you will get back energetically. How you are feeling about yourself is determining your physical body, much more so than what you eat and whether you exercise.

Our life is an expression of what we think.

All illness starts in the emotional field and all healing occurs in the perfect alignment of our vibration, which is our natural state.


Catherine Hedrich

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  1. David B

    Thanks for raising an important topic, Catherine.

    The way I frame it is that some past experiences are incomplete, undigested in some way because we were unwilling or unable to fully process them at the time. These unresolved experiences have an emotional charge that is seeking resolution. When the opportunity comes up, like when resting or relaxing from a second glass of wine, that emotional charge rises to the surface, often accompanied by associated memories. However, sometimes it can surface without associated memories. Because the mind doesn’t like having emotions with “no cause”, it associates the charge with current thoughts or memories. In this way, the memory can be misleading. What’s important is the emotional charge. That’s what needs to be felt and thus resolved.

    IF we don’t allow it, it will remain and continue to come up. If we do allow it, it can complete and be done. Some of the big ones will take a load off and open up energy – it takes a lot of energy to keep those old charges repressed…

    • Catherine Hedrich

      Well said, David. Everything is energy and releasing the blockages in the form of memories can only help us “stay in the flow”.


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