Believe it or not, this post is not only about a post, but also about emotions, hidden emotions! My photo shows the base of my very favorite tree. The appendage to the lower left of the trunk is actually an old wooden fence post. We live on my grandparents’ former property. As a little girl, I remember a couple of wooden posts were leaning against the trunk of the tree. Even then, the posts were beginning to be covered over by new tree growth.
Through the years, the tree grew, slowly enveloping the posts. A few years ago, the tip of the other post became rotten and broke off. It almost seems as if the remaining post (which was once a part of a live tree) has become welcomed, once again, as a live growth. Or, perhaps it could be felt as a destructive spear? As our tree seems perfectly healthy, my guess is that the post is a welcome visitor.
Help for Hidden Emotions
First of all, It can eventually cause many problems with our health if we try to bury our emotions within. Expressing our feelings and letting them out is a far healthier alternative. This resource discusses the differences between repressed emotions and suppressed emotions. https://www.healthline.com/health/repressed-emotions
Secondly, it is important to learn the benefits of allowing our emotions to be released. It may help us be our authentic and true selves. It is much easier to relate well with others when we are being honest, not only with ourselves, but with others. This post elaborates on the concept. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-fitness/201311/dont-bury-your-feelings
Thirdly, one may wonder, am I emotionally repressed? How would I know? Here is a website which gives one signs to be able to determine if you are. https://www.harleytherapy.co.uk/counselling/emotionally-repressed-signs.htm
At last, we may want to know, where might these emotions reside within the body? This site also includes lists of commonly repressed emotions and how to change negative emotions into positive ones. https://scottjeffrey.com/repressed-emotions/ Here is one of my posts to help with MASKED EMOTIONS.
Tree with the Hidden Post
Finally, this tree with the post hidden within its trunk could be much as a human with hidden emotions, buried within the body. If humans have negative emotions, these can literally eat at our insides. Many physical and mental ailments have repressed emotions at their root. May you learn how to say hello and, most importantly, good-bye to any hidden emotions. Last of all, replace them with welcome guests! Your body will be especially thankful!