Feelings… Buried Alive, Never Die by Karol Truman
From the very first chapter of this fascinating work, author Karol Truman, a practicing therapist, describes how our feelings are established, some even while in the womb. Positive feelings on the part of the parents, especially the mother, are transmitted to the fetus. By six months, the growing child in the womb leads what Sarah Belle Dougherty (one of the many sources in Truman’s book) calls an “active emotional life.” During gestation, negative feelings and stress on the part of the mother can cross the placenta “as easily as nutrients, alcohol, and other drugs.”
With each chapter, Karol Truman draws us further and further into her concept that feelings that started before birth can stay buried within us until we release them through a process she calls “The Script,” a kind of self-talk that helps us to dig up those negative feelings and release them. Negative feelings that remain stored can lead to emotional and mental problems and even physical ailments. The author states it this way, “Negative feelings, thoughts, and attitudes eat at our body. Positive feelings, thoughts and attitudes feed our body—nourish our body—sustain our body.”
In her book, Truman develops the idea that there are two basic emotions: fear and love. She describes fear as “the dark room where all the negatives are developed.” (Nice play on words!) The Script uses positive language to dispel old beliefs. For example, this affirmation is suggested: “With total forgiveness and unconditional love, I allow every physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problem, and inappropriate behavior based on the negative origin recorded in my DNA, to transform.” This powerful language can be found throughout the book.
Truman provides 22 pages of lists that help transform negative feelings to positive ones. For example, opposite the word “abandonment” we find the words “cherished, precious, upheld, and cared for.” When someone uses The Script to transform a negative feeling to a positive feeling, these antonyms of the negative word are very useful. In addition, Truman provides 46 pages of references on a multitude of ailments and the probable feelings causing them.
The book concludes with a series of transformations that include letting go of blame and judgment, putting an end to resistance and denial, and becoming excited about getting to know “the real you.”
Take your time with this book. Every page is informative and often transformative. There is much information packed into these 295 pages, most of which deserves your full attention. Simply by reading the book, you will come to understand yourself and your “self-talk” at a new and deeper level.
The book should be available at book stores and health food stores. If you are unable to find a copy, contact FreshLife Foods at 814-355-9850 and they will mail you a copy. The paper back sells for under $20.
(I think these are flowers from our late fall trip to a local garden, but don’t quote me!)