Sunday, February 07, 2016

Tip#928: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 4 - Hector and the Search for Happiness

I recently had a good cry after having a big epiphany for revealing a possible source for my reoccurring depression symptoms. It was further proof for me that these physical symptoms like heaviness in my arms and legs could be solved through psychological studies, spiritual and metaphysical teachings. Thanks to my friend, client and colleague Steffi Black (see Steffi Black Coaching), she’s been providing amazing resources and support.

As I’ve been documenting on this blog, the two Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programs I completed last year helped me go deep into my childhood to identify and reprogram core beliefs causing depression symptoms. I’ve been wanting to go deeper and a few weeks ago Steffi recommended a video meditation by life coach and intuitive healer, Christine Marie Sheldon. It has been helping me remember more of my childhood. She says that the core block imprints somewhere between age 0 to 7. She says that if core blocks are not dealt with then reoccurring issues with abundance related to money, relationships and health will continue to persist. See 30 min. video: How To Attract Abundance With Energy Clearing

At the same time I’d been listening to the audio book, Heal the Hurt That Sabotages Your Life by Bill Ferguson. The book really gets you to face and embrace key hidden beliefs such as worthlessness, shame and guilt. These blocks relate to emotions that weren’t expressed growing up and needs to be released or they will do damage to you physically and mentally. This book, as well as Christine’s teachings, guided me to face forgotten memories that may be the core cause of my 20+ years experience with depression. One aspect and epiphany has to do with childhood bullying.

This story leading to my epiphany is actually detailed so I’ll share more in the future. For now I will say that I uncovered specific memories of being bullied numerous times by other school kids who’d pin me down on the ground with their knees and body. I believe this could be the core imprint of memories and sensations causing the heaviness I feel in my arms, legs and body during depression periods. The clinical term for this is psychomotor retardation and this experience always reminds me of the patients in the 1990 film Awakenings starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Thankfully my symptoms are not as severe as in the movie.

When I shared these bully memories with Steffi I suddenly started crying. I felt myself holding back but she encouraged me to release the tears. It was a profound moment and felt grateful I had a friend who believed that my tears were vital and would release trapped emotions. And hopefully this helps free the core block to my mental health and physical disabilities. Time will tell. I did feel better after having a good cry though.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

The comedy drama film, Hector and the Search for Happiness, is about a quirky psychiatrist named Hector (Simon Pegg) who feels he has a humdrum life and is not helping his patients improve their lives. To find a solution he goes on a journey around the world to research and document the meaning of happiness. This film is filled with funny scenes, heartfelt moments as well as many insights for achieving the state of happiness. See: movie trailer

This movie is also about how Hector reconnects with his inner child and releases trapped emotions. Throughout the film you get clues about a pet dog and it relating to something traumatic that happened to Hector as a child. There is also a wonderful moment where Hector is listening to one of his patients, Anjali (Veronica Ferres), an intuitive healer who predicts he will go on a journey. During this scene adult Hector suddenly becomes child Hector (Jakob Davies). Hearing about this news excited Hector’s inner child!

With the help of neuroscientist, Professor Coreman (Christopher Plummer), Hector has a breakthrough in releasing trapped emotions and blocks. It is an emotional and cathartic moment and it makes me cry every time I see it. This scene and the happy times that follow for Hector represents the end results of what I hope for in my current journey. Movies, once again, re-energized my indestructible optimism!

There are so many options and roads for healing that you can choose on your life journey. Just follow your intuition and gut about which ones you’d like to explore. Let movies inspire you to find the courage to go into the dark parts of yourself and embrace them to set yourself free. And remember having a good cry may be exactly what your inner child needs right now.

Related Tips on Your Inner Child:
Tip#906: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 1 - Top 10 Movies 
Tip#909: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 2 - The Little Prince 
Tip#917: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 3 - Joy 
Tip#928: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 4 - Hector and the Search for Happiness
Tip#1082: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 5 - The Florida Project
Tip#1083: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 6 – I, Tonya 
Tip#1084: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 7 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 

Tip#494: Keep Childlike Wonder Alive - Steve Jobs – Real Steel
Tip#422: Keep Your Playful Imagination Alive – Imagine That

Related Tips on Releasing Trapped Emotions:
Tip#692: Have a Good Cry at the Movies, Part 1 – Shadowlands
Tip#836: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 2 - E-Motion
Tip#837: Be Open to Magical Messages, Part 2 – Song of the Sea
Tip#839: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 3 - Trapped Emotions – Pleasantville
Tip#912: The Power of Emotional Release - Supergirl – Creed

Related Tips on Bullying:
Tip#473: How To Feel Good When You Feel Horrible - Horrible Bosses
Tip#817: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 6 – The Imitation Game
Tip#860: Strong Women in the Movies, Part 2 - Spy

MOVIE MESSAGES OF HOPE: Fresh Air Show 14 minutes

Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Inspiration & Motivation

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Movie Blogger
Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism
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Anonymous said...

I am incredibly honored Emmanuel Lopez by your acknowledgement and support for others who have experienced bullying. Your openness will help others heal their own painful histories and we owe it to others to share and shine a light on the dark corners. #stopbullying in the children and the adult's playground. No one deserves it. It's an important factor in the work you and I both do. Thank you - and keep 'sharing your authentic wisdom!'

Steffi Black

Anonymous said...

Emmanuel I am so delighted to have discovered your bog from all the way down-under in Australia. I want to thank you for sharing your experiences. And your strengths. I am sure that your inner child is beaming, proud.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Many thanks for your positive feedback and feels so good having you as a fan from down-under in Australia! I hope to visit your beautiful country one day soon!

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