Mind & Heart Development

What You Need To Do To Heal Emotional Pain

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The Core Wound In Emotional Pain Becomes Unconscious

As we moved through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood, a self-preservation component of our psyche pushed this debilitating belief down into the subconscious. This part of us was driven by the instinct to do whatever we could to survive as best we could under challenging circumstances, including turning away from the emotional pain and denying – even to ourselves – that it existed. Unfortunately, even though the “I am bad” belief may now be unconscious, the energy of it still operates in our lives, sabotaging our self-empowerment, fulfillment, joy and wellbeing.

Emotional Trauma Some of us have had the experience of feeling emotionally “frozen” or cut off from our feelings. We know we feel SOMETHING but the feelings themselves are murky and indefinable. Again, this is the act of a part of us that tries to take care of us in the only way it knows how – to “freeze” up the emotions in order to protect us from the intolerable emotional pain of the shame and powerlessness we feel when we think we are “bad” at the core. In the whole spectrum of human emotions, this is the feeling that is absolutely the most painful.

Consequently, as we go about our lives, we may be aware of a vague feeling in the background that ranges anywhere from uncomfortable to intolerable emotional pain and suffering, without even having a word to describe or define it.

In this case, it takes practice to allow ourselves to actually feel what is really going on inside – to give PERMISSION to ourselves to feel it.

Without Conscious Acknowledgment Of Emotional Pain Only Symptoms Are Treated

To recap, the first step for healing emotional pain is awareness, then consciously bringing a higher energy to the wound – the truth of unconditional love, compassion and the miracle of forgiveness to the untruth of being separate and “bad.” Then the natural outcome is a change in consciousness, a broadening and deepening of awareness, and the wound organically begins to release by itself.

Until we become conscious of the wound, we can use all kinds of healing practices that can help us get relief from the symptoms of the emotional pain, but until we acknowledge the core emotional trauma, the symptoms will spring up again.

The core seed of the emotional pain needs to be gently exposed with loving compassion, and then touched by the realization of the truth that we are good and have always been good. THEN the wound is totally released – roots and all – from our energy field.

Full article at Emotional Pain – To Heal It We Need To Acknowledge It

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