By Susan Munro, RP-CRA.
Emotions and Healing
Like many others, I believe that emotions
are at the core of dis-ease. Therefore, it is imperative to
understand emotions, why we have them and what to do with them.
Expression of emotion is met with
discomfort. Emotion has been given to us as an outlet to express
the deeper aspects of our being.
Crying, sensitivity, deep caring and anger
are sometimes met with the assumption that they are a sign of weakness.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Being sensitive is in
fact, a quiet, under-rated strength.
To express emotions like frustration,
anger, fury and rage would only be getting part of the picture, but
these are the HARD emotions, the ones that are considered negative and
explode. They are also the very same emotions that implode and
become depression and self-hatred.
Underneath anger for instance is hurt.
Underneath hurt is need.
Underneath need is fear.
And underneath fear is Love.
It is like a pyramid of repressed
feelings, which dissolves as you allow all these feelings to be
expressed consciously. Instead of being angry, try asking yourself
WHY you are angry. You might be surprised it has nothing to do
with the present situation and in fact, it is programming from childhood
and a knee-jerk reaction.
At the core of all this is love; self-love
and love for others. We come into this world as loving and
trusting human beings. Somewhere along the way as we mature to
adulthood, we find that the love we have to give is rejected, ridiculed,
oft times betrayed by many in our lives.
The goal is to relinquish the hurts and
anger to forgive, not only those who have hurt you, but forgiving
yourself for carrying all these negative feelings. It is like
drinking poison when you hate something or someone, and hoping that the
other person is going to die. The only person that suffers
from carrying the negative emotions is YOU.
So the first step is not to be afraid of
your feelings. The key is to express them fully and responsibly
and move into the light of the loving aspects of your being.
Relaxation precedes healing. In this
setting, you can allow yourself to relax and the healing will commence.