jThis weekend, I had dinner with good friends who I have not seen in about a year, and we shared our respective lives. One friend shared that she had been suffering from depression, anxiety, and felt unable to function in her life. I have known her for ten years and know she is suppressing deep emotions within herself from past emotional wounds.
When we were children and we did not receive love, security, or were neglected by our mentally ill, abusive, or dysfunctional parents, we suffer from this loss and we harbor sadness, rage, and resentment. When we suppress these feelings, we experience depression. When we feel out of control by our depression, we feel anxiety.
What most people fear is feeling this pain from our emotional wounds. These feelings are painful, but the truth is that we are feeling this pain every minute of every day anyway. The only way to rid this emotional pain is by feeling, releasing, and healing this pain. It may be counter-intuitive because we must feel pain to release pain, but it is how pain is released. I used Emotional Release Practice to assist with releasing my emotional pain.
What holds people back from healing their emotional pain is fear. Since fear is created by the ego, the ego must let go of control before the release of emotional pain may occur. I use Observing Ego Practice to help in letting go of my ego before I was able to release my emotional pain. Try both of these practices to see if they help with healing your emotional wounds. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journeyw iwh All Rights Reserved)