What is the deeper meaning? Although the choice may seem unconscious like “I don’t feel like it today”. I invite you to think again and be both conscious and honest with that choice.
Mitochondria are the powerhouses for the essential cells in our bodies. When I was mapping out the acronym for D.E.T.A.C.H.M.E.N.T., I wanted to be very specific about the meaning of the word as a whole and metaphorically. Therefore, when it came to M, I had to choose just the right word. I could have easily chosen muscle memory but emotions are so much deeper than we currently comprehend. That’s why I chose the word mitochondria and the many biology lessons.
The way they work in the body is to generate power by converting energy into forms that are usable by that specific cell. In the fluid part of our cells, the mitochondria create fuel from the foods we eat to help our bodies grow and detoxify. Structurally they are oblong and have a double membrane.
Mitochondria are found in abundance in muscle, fat, and liver cells to provide the energy required for specific and vital activities.
This is a very important point to understand because these are the places in the body that take the brunt of our emotional trauma. That matters because they also have their own DNA and create their own proteins however unlike regular DNA is not self-repairing.
So what does that mean?
When you experience unresolved emotional issues for an extended period of time, it depletes the mitochondria’s abilities to get the fuel from your food to give each muscle (think movement and energy), liver (think detoxification system shut down), fat (think excessive storage) cells the power to function normally. That causes irreparable damage. The process of decline begins before the age of 20 and by the time it’s noticeable severe decline is already happening. It appears with blood pressure and cardiovascular issues and lethargy in exercise routines and can lead to dementia and death.
Let me include a disclaimer here that I’m not recommending you are headed for dementia, high blood pressure or any other severe disease. However, I am inviting you to pay attention to your choices and behavior patterns when it comes to taking care of yourself. Is it possible that on a cellular level you are actually powering down?
So think again when you say that you don’t want to exercise or don’t have the energy to exercise. What is the deeper meaning? Although the choice may seem unconscious like “I don’t feel like it today”. I invite you to think again and be both conscious and honest with that choice. Ask the curious questions:
- Have you had an emotionally draining week? Day?
- What is your pattern surrounding your decision to not exercise or not do something good for your body?
These are all rhetorical questions however if you are inspired to please comment below or send me an email with your reflections.