Welcome one and all back to the blog. I’m so glad you’re here. Today we’re going to be talking about the importance of emotional healing and what that means for balance in our everyday lives. I have three very important things for you to remember while delving into this emotional healing practice and some other juicy tidbits along the way. Get ready, buckle up, and enjoy the ride because we’ve got an exciting rollercoaster of information on emotional healing and balance to get through today.
What is emotional healing? The definition is as simple as it sounds. Through different therapeutic and coping techniques, we can learn to heal our emotions, therefore balance our emotions and our lives. What’s not as simple as it sounds is actually doing it.
I’ve been using energy healing as a way to heal and rebalance my emotions. A more in depth explanation on that will come later in the chakra posts I’ve been promising. I’ve also been consulting with my counselor and an actual energy healer. I work on things like what I mentally feel in good and bad situations. How it physically feels in my body and where that feeling occurs. What my thoughts are in that exact moment. How I’m able to navigate through these situations. Why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling, mentally and physically. How my menstrual cycle comes into play. There are so many different things I do, just in a day, to check my emotions and make sure I’m healing properly. It’s a lot to remember so I journal about all of it as much as I can. Writing is also a wonderfully creative way to heal emotionally!
While emotional healing is GREAT work, it can be disheartening and exhausting. I’m not trying to scare you away, more-so, guide you along your path of healing. There are three things you need to remember when it comes to emotional healing, and they are as followed:
1. It takes time
2. It doesn’t always feel good
3. You need to learn to love yourself through the process
It takes time. Emotional healing doesn’t happen over night. Nor should we expect it to happen so quickly. We spend our entire lives learning and growing and a lot of the time we’re not fully conscious of what we’re doing. While in the process of emotional healing, we need to be kind and gentle to ourselves. One way we can do that is by reminding ourselves it takes time to unlearn something we’ve learned over the last decade, two, three, four, five…wherever you are on your journey. If you’re 30 that means you’ve spent 30 years learning things a certain way and it takes a long time to unlearn or tweak them. If what I’ve read and experienced is true, it takes about 30 days to create a habit that you’ll actually stick with, so if you’re like me and have more than one issue, you can kind of see why it might take a while. Not to mention, we have a million other things going on in our daily lives causing us to not be able to focus on emotional healing every single second of the day. Remember, emotional healing is going to take time, and it will end up being very worth the wait.
It doesn’t always feel good. There are emotions we’re forced to encounter that don’t always make us feel good. They’re feelings of anger, regret, embarrassment, shame, guilt, frustration. What we need to remember is that’s OK. A little louder for the people in the back? IT’S OK TO FEEL NEGATIVE EMOTIONS!!! Growing up we’re taught to stop crying, feel better, or be happy. While those might be necessary in some situations, it’s not true for all. During emotional healing you’re going to come across some extremely powerful negative emotions and you need to learn to sit with them. Explore them. Accept them. Where are they coming from? Is there a pattern? Why do you feel this way? What’s the best way to heal this feeling and where it’s coming from? These are hard questions to answer and sometimes we find things hiding in the dark that make us feel negatively. Remember, it’s ok. We’re supposed to feel these things, otherwise, we wouldn’t have those emotions. Give yourself a break and love yourself. Which brings us to our next point.
Learn to love yourself through the process. Like I stated before, you’re going to heal some pretty deep, dark parts of yourself and that can be intimidating. If we can learn to love ourselves through this emotional process, then we’ll find ourselves feeling much more comfortable the next time we encounter something negative. OR, on a happier note, we’ll be able to enjoy the good to the fullest! Learning to love ourselves through the process is understanding we have good and bad feelings and that’s perfectly fine. It’s what makes us human. Good and bad. Yin and Yang. This reminds me of a favorite quote and it just so happens to be from one of my favorite movies. In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Dumbledore says, “There can be no light without the dark, Harry.” That’s an important lesson to live by. Not only because Dumbledore is the wisest wizard known to wizard kind, but because it’s true. We cannot fully enjoy our good emotions without fully accepting and understanding our bad emotions. By doing that, we create self-love. We allow ourselves room to breathe, grow, explore, and make mistakes. It’s an important part of growth and emotional healing. So get down and dirty with yourself, and then love yourself for the wonderful person you are with all of your emotions good and bad!
If you can remember these three important points during your emotional healing, you will start to feel a weight being lifted. Having the ability to accomplish these three things will also help balance your life with your journey. You’ll notice shifts in your thinking, perspective, words, actions, with the people you surround yourself, the foods you eat, and so much more! You’ll feel love and gratitude towards yourself. And you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment which is always good for the self esteem!
Thank you for joining me on today’s post. I hope you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! As always, please feel free to comment on your emotional healing journey. We love hearing from our community. What do you do to heal yourself emotionally? How do you handle the process? Do you go to counseling, heal on your own, or have an accountability buddy? Let us know! We’d love to be a part of your journey!!