If you've read Dr. Nelson's book you will have already become familiar with the configuration known as the heart wall.
A heart wall is a group of trapped emotions which congregate around the heart starting from early in life for the purpose of protecting the heart from many of the difficult circumstances of life which that delicate heart simply cannot handle. The heart wall is doing a good thing; a good thing that is, until it's no longer needed. When it's no longer needed, it just gets in your way of being able to live from an undefended heart. When it's no longer needed, how can it be gotten rid of? That's easy. With a heart wall clearing.
However, a heart wall clearing may not necessarily be the first step for you. Remember. that heart wall is protecting your tender heart from outside influences which can hurt it. The pain from those outside influences may be the result of other emotions trapped within your emotional infrastructure which you've been building since you decided to embody on this planet - whether you know about it or not.
Then it occurred to me that what I was seeing could be called an emotional infrastructure - a large emotional structure which lived under the surface of an individual's awareness. How and when it got there and what it contained were mostly unknown. Unknown but extremely important to the way the individual lived life. Until that powerful, invisible structure could be cleared, moving forward would be very difficult. I did, however, discover a way to do that clearing. Here's how it works.
Remember the example I used of the betrayal experienced by an 18 month old baby. If you missed it, you can read about it here. This is just one example of how an emotion can become trapped very early in life and how it can continue to have an effect its owner for the rest of her life.
Now, not all emotions become trapped emotions. Those that do are the ones which cause the trouble. It's hard to say exactly will cause a trapped emotion. Generally, it will be something that exerts a profound energetic impact on its host. What appears to be the exact same situation happening to two different people or even happening to the same person at two different times can become trapped - or not - depending on the internal condition of the individual in that moment. Most emotions do not become trapped. They simply move through the body and dissipate. The ones which don't or can't move through for whatever reason are the ones which become trapped. These are the ones which can then become a part of the emotional infrastructure - the ones that hang out in the body causing trouble for their host and, possible, for anyone their host encounters.