Here's an excerpt from One Day My Soul Just Opened Up by Iyanla Vanzant
"An emotion is like a burst of energy that quickly circulates through the mind and body, indicating that there is an imbalance of energy that needs to be brought back into balance. Balance as used here means neutrality or being void of meaning. When a thought or experience impacts the conscious mind, the energy begins to move throughout the mind and body, attaching itself to every like energy that already exists. This means that if a thought or experience evokes anger in you today, it will find and attach itself to every thought or experience that ever caused you to feel this way. Whether your first experience was at age three, five or sixteen does not matter. The energy of the experience remains in your subconscious mind."This is why we are usually never angry for the reason we think we are. It is because the experience reminds us of the first time we felt this way. It triggers us, pushes our buttons and brings up the memory or memories that are attached to that emotion or feeling. To bring back our natural balance, this energy or emotion needs to be felt, processed and let go or dissolved. The natural ebb and flow of life, and this is where EFT comes in. It dissolves blocked energy (unfelt or unprocessed emotions) and restores the natural flow and movement of energy in our energy systems. EFT Short cut.