In order to let go of past emotions holding you back from moving forward in life, you have to acknowledge them first. Doing this does not give them more power or influence. All it means is that you have spiritually and verbally addressed these fears.
When we acknowledge negative emotions it does not give them power, although some of us do use it as shield to ‘protect’ ourselves from hurt, or the additional misfortune letting go may bring.
We all have problems letting go of things that no longer serve us. We grow, years pass, we change, but sometimes the perceptions of ourselves based on the past still remains with us.
“No one can beat me up like I can”, is an expression I often use myself. Yes, there is a lot of truth to that. When we get ourselves into situations, whether they are personal, work-related or romantic, we often run a typical scenario through our heads that ultimately holds us back. We usually do this subconsciously.
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present – Jan Glidewell
These beliefs and fears are usually based upon emotions connected to a similar situation from the past. Right at that moment, we have, whether we realize it or not, already made up our minds what the outcome will be. After all, who knows us better than we do?
Why do we let that wall go up? Why do we self-sabotage? Well, we believe that the situation could not possibly turn out any different, because ‘I’ am involved and ‘I’ know what will happen. “None of this again”, you tell yourself at a conscious level. Yes, this is our attempt at protecting ourselves from ‘impending disaster’.
Sadly, this kind of thought pattern does not really protect us. Yes, it may hide us, or just prove our self-fulfilling prophecy that our own history cannot be changed. Our ego won’t acknowledge the possibility that we may be wrong about that.
So, how do we let go? It can be a painful journey to peel back the layers of a challenging situation, to identify the true emotion that is connected to it. Not coloring it over, to blind ourselves from the truth, but feeling it, acknowledging it, and releasing it.
What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now – Author Unknown
I tell many of my clients the best way to release ‘old stuff’ is to write it down. Write a letter to the person that was involved; you don’t have to mail it if you don’t want to. This person may even be long passed. If you don’t send it, then burn it. Symbolically, this will release the negative emotion, and release it into the Universe. It’s your truth; it is a spiritual way to symbolically get rid of it, in order to start fresh.
You would be amazed at the release that this exercise will give. Soon you will be faced with another challenging situation in life. No matter what it is, that will be the time to put into practice your new positive emotion strategy.
Will you deal with it differently? Should you even try? Well, it is rather like sticking your toe into the water, to test the temperature, but with a twist. Feelings are on the line and it is obviously your own that you’re so protective of. Therefore, this may take time. Never beat yourself up for it. Being cautious is far better than not being able to participate in life at all. We all have different ways of running away. The question is, when do you want to stop?
| PsychicAccess.com.Isthemus is an experienced psychic advisor with her own Metaphysical Company based out of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. A natural born empath, clairsentient, clairvoyant, intuitive Counsellor and psychic advisor. Patty still does Paranormal Investigations as well as teaching workshops on how to interpret signs. You can talk to Isthemus at |
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