At this time where there seems to be some many changes going on in the world, it seems quite fitting to do a piece on releasing emotional pain. Whether it be from the past or present, holding onto that which no longer serves may block our way and prevent us moving forward fully and with ease. It may cloud our vision, so that we may struggle to see the love that flows through our lives, preventing us form opening fully to ourselves and others.
We have all experienced pain at some stage in our lives. At times this may have been physical pain, such as cutting your finger with a sharp neither. Other times it may have been emotional pain, such as the loss of a loved one, the break up of a relationship. For some this may even reach as far back as their childhood, a time where one may have been less able to understand or deal with the pain at the time. Perhaps you were raised to believe that acknowledging pain is a sign of weakness. Whatever your situation may be, now is a good time to let go off old emotions and past pain that no longer serves you and may be preventing you from moving forward.
Releasing pain does not mean that the event never happened. In a way it will always be a part of you, it is an experienced that shaped you into who you are today. However, releasing the pain frees you from the attachment to the past emotion.
For instance, just like a cut to your hand, it may bleed. It may even become infected, and as you push on it all the pent up gunk comes out. This cut may then leave a scar. A reminder of the cut, however once you have cleared out the gunk and the cut has healed, all that remains is the scar. This scar will always be part of you and who you are. It may fade, and at times may still be sensitive to touch. However, it now offers you the opportunity to be in control of your emotions whenever you touch this scar, and this is your strength. However, it is up to each and every one of us, as individuals, to take control and change this for the better.
While your past is your past and you are not able to go back and change it, your future is yours. Your future is in your control and power, therefore take charge of it and embrace it.
Technique for Releasing Emotional Pain
To start you will need flowing water. Water helps with clarity, healing and cleansing. It helps to wash away the pain. A few suggestions are:
- A natural, flowing stream
- A shower – it washes the pain down the drain
- A bath – place your feet in the water, and when you are done pull the plug and visualise the pain go down the drain.
To start open up and ask your Guides to protect you and to help you to release your pain from the past and/or present.
You can keep a specific event in mind if you feel that is right for you, or you can just ask to help with releasing any pain that you may be holding onto consciously or subconsciously.
Allow yourself to feel your pain. You do not have to relive and remember all the situations and moments in time, however just allow yourself to feel whatever pain you are holding within you.
Get mad, cry, do whatever is right for you to feel this pain. Once you feel these emotions within you place your had on your abdomen. Then ask for Spirit to send healing into the core of your being.
Open your mouth and breathe into your lower abdomen. As you breathe out, breathe out from the centre of your being. Scream or cry if you want to. Feel this pain now being released.
Once you have finished ask for the Universal Love and Light to bless you, to heal you, and to replace any negative feelings with positive feelings and Divine white and loving light.
Then give thanks to your Guides and ask to be closed down.
Remember this process may take a few attempts. However, finding the time to do this is worth it in the long run.
It is important to keep in mind that you may not always have the answers as to why something happened. These answers may belong to someone or something else. You may not always be able to understand others in life. You are who you are and they are who they are, therefore do not attempt to understand someone else, because you may not have access to the core of who they are and/or their thinking processes.
Once you have released your emotional pain, it becomes easier to forgive. A technique for forgiveness will be covered in my next post.