Part of waking up, becoming more conscious or ascending is letting go of old belief systems, hurts, wounds, traumas. With that can come emotional pain. We may find “out of the blue” we are in emotional pain. You may feel like crying or notice you are more agitated for no reason. If you are on your path to awakening, it’s really not out of the blue, although it may feel like it. Once you start engaging in healing work and self-realization (even getting psychic readings), you are waking up whether you realize it or not.
Part of letting go of old pain is feeling it. We must go through it to get to the other side. Our natural human reaction is to resist it. We are pain avoidant as a species. We don’t want to feel the pain. That’s why addictions start up – to avoid the pain. Part of any recovery or 12-step program is about feeling the pain to release it.
It’s not pleasant to feel the pain, but the more you resist feeling it, the more it doesn’t go away. It’s like when you have to rip the Band-Aid off. You know it’s going to hurt so you may as well take a deep breath and just do it. Get it over with. You know you have to. Same with emotional healing, don’t fight it, just let it happen. Let the emotions bubble to the surface. See them for what they are – just emotions. They are not you. When you can see them as separate from you, it’s easier to let them go.
One way to make feeling the pain easier is to soften the blow. Visualization is a very powerful tool. Imagine angels coming down and surrounding you, protecting you, filling you with love. If you had an abusive parent growing up see your adult self embracing, protecting, loving your inner child. Give him or her what he or she needed and didn’t get as a child. Let yourself cry out any old pain or scream out any anger. Then be soothed by the angels or your adult self. You may feel drained afterwards so go easy on yourself. If you fall asleep, fine. If you want to take a shower, do it.
Once the old emotions are released, the healing can begin. As the healing takes place you become more whole, more joyous, free from the baggage that was holding you down. The freer you become from old thoughts and emotions, the synchronicities in life become more apparent, manifesting becomes easier. This is all part of ascending and waking up.
For more tips on how to deal with the emotional pain that comes up during ascension, please feel free to download my new Free ebook, “10 Tips for Emotional Growth and Healing.”