We’re encouraged to release painful emotions, to “let it go”.
There are so many emotional healing modalities that are some version of this.
- • The “release meditation”
- • The affirmations
- • The energy clearing
- • And so on…
But why doesn’t this work?
Why is it so hard to just “let it go”?
There are many modalities for releasing painful emotions. These range from guided meditations, saying affirmations, positive thinking, energy release techniques such as tapping EFT, Reiki and many more that I could mention.
Guided meditations that use some kind of symbolism to release your emotions and blocks are amongst the most common, especially in the coaching industry.
Yet have you noticed they don’t always work?
Emotional release guided meditations might work for a little while, but the emotions or problems come back.
And some simply don’t work at all. And, sadly, in some cases, they can even leave you feeling worse than before you did the meditation. We’ll come to why this is in a moment.
First, let’s look at why guided meditations don’t always release your blocks.
I would like to note that if they work for you – then great, keep using them. You might have stumbled upon the missing piece that makes them work. But for those who haven’t, read on.
How guided meditations work:
Most guided meditations invite you to relax, close your eyes, and get in touch with the emotion or problem in some way. They often use imagery and invite you to imagine your problem emotions in some form, or rather, imagine those painful emotions leaving you. You might be encouraged to see them floating away like a hot air balloon into the sky, or being washed away by the waters of a river, burned up in a flame or some other cleansing imagery. Perhaps you’ll be encouraged to hand them back to source or God or goddess or some other deity.
Once you have let all your pain go, you’re invited to notice how much better you feel and then awaken and return to the world.
This all seems so pleasant.
But the problem is, they don’t always work. Why is this?
It’s because this process misses one of the key reasons that we feel painful emotions in the first place.
The painful emotions are caused by some kind of block, or resistance to the emotion of love. But it’s WHY that block was installed in the first place that needs to be resolved. Only then can the block and the painful emotions be cleared for good.
This is why most meditation releases don’t work. They don’t address the underlying cause of the problem. Any relief they offer will be limited or temporary.
Painful emotions are caused when we install a block
A block is when you either forget something, or you choose or start to believe something that is false about yourself.
Everyone is beautiful and perfect and an aspect of Source. You are divine, and so is everyone else.
Sadly, during the process of living life and attempting to fit into the constraints of our family, school, and society, we forget we are divine and we start to believe that we are limited, imperfect, unacceptable, not good enough in some way.
If somebody treats us badly, we can make the mistake of thinking this means something about us, when it could be due to any number of reasons. Even if we have broken a boundary, that’s just my behaviour, “I did something wrong”, rather than about me as a person, “I’m a bad person”.
Any time you forget that you are divine, it can install a block or cause you to feel separate from your own divinity. It can also cause us to forget that the other parties involved are divine, which can also cause emotional pain.
Now you might be tempted to think – OK, I’ll just tell myself I’m divine and then all my negative emotions will vanish.
Unfortunately, it usually doesn’t work like that. It might in some rare cases, but for most of us, what we need to do is find where, how and when, and what the nature of this block is so it can be removed and repaired, and then allow infinite divine love to flow again
This isn’t complex or difficult, but it does require a process. Without this process to identify the cause of your separation from the divine and to remove it, your painful emotions will remain.
Believe it or not, that’s actually a good thing. Because those painful emotions are there to remind you that you haven’t yet found that cause. If you could release them without finding the cause, you have found a coping strategy to distract you from the pain. But you haven’t healed the cause.
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