What is “Emotional Mud” and how do we get it?

As a baby, we were happy, confident, courageous, positive and loving. But something happened. Most of us lost that. Today, less than 1 in 5 women feel good about themselves!

We were all raised by imperfect people who were trying to deal with their own “stuff”. They may, or they may not have done the best they could, but each one of us was splashed with our own ”Emotional Mud”.

If we came from an abusive home, the emotional mud was dumped on our spirits. If we came from a good home, it was dripped on.

Small children do not see their parents as individuals; with their own wants and needs. They do not realize that their parent is sick or worried or tired. All they see is that their “God” at that age, is angry or unhappy.

And they interalize it as their fault. They are not good enough. There must be something wrong with them. They are bad. They don’t deserve to be treated well.

This “Emotional Mud” becomes the basis of the child’s belief system; who they think they are and what they think they deserve to have in life. For the rest of their life, they will attract to themselves people and experiences that will validate their belief system, no matter how wrong or harmful it is.

This “Emotional Mud” belief system is subconscious (below conscious awareness). This means that we are not aware that it is there but it controls every aspect of our lives – usually negatively.

This is why we do things we don’t want to do. Or why we don’t do things we do want to do. Why we keep getting results we don’t want to have, no matter how hard we try.

And we will continue this behavior all through our adult life - until we become aware of our “Emotional Mud” belief system and wash it off.

Think of your own childhood and then think of what is happening in your life right now. If you are having a problem in any area of your life; in that area you have an “Emotional Mud” negative belief system. Your life will never improve (in that area) until you wash away the emotional mud.

And it can be easily done – if you use the right kind of soap! I can show you the right kind of soap to use to wash away “Emotional Mud”.

Author's Bio: 

Sheryl Stanton is a registered nurse, stress relief specialist, speaker and trainer, as well as the author of three stress-relief books and DVD sets. She was chosen to receive the “Woman of Worth” Health and Wellness Award for 2010. She is available for interviews and can be reached by email: stressrelief@shaw.ca, by phone (604) 820 8439 or through her website: http://www.SherylStanton.com.