Well, in the same way if we are in the process of detoxing our thoughts and our words we have to deal with emotions that have built up possibly over years. Because all those toxic, negative thoughts have been dumping negative emotions into our spirit and soul. I liken it to a garbage can that keeps being filled up but never emptied out. After a while you can't push the stuff down anymore and it begins to overflow and that is the point where we are no longer stuffing our emotions but we are having outbursts of emotion, many times at inopportune times.
In one of the videos I use, the statement is made that - "Unresolved emotions have a high resurrection rate". In other words,if you hide and bury your emotions, the time will come that they will surely come pouring out.
Getting your emotions out creates a healthy environment in our mind and body.
Some signs that you may be holding in our emotions:
- Short temper
- Over reacting
- A desire for control
You need to develop some ways to express emotions appropriately, in an environment that is safe, accepting and non-judgmental.
Here are some suggestions:
- Although most people know this helps they don't do it - but if you have emotions that are stuck this will work... WRITING OUT YOUR FEELINGS. Take some time each week to sit down and either journal or just get a piece of paper and write out how you feel and why and with who. Then if you are afraid someone will see it shred it or tear it up. The main thing is to get that built up STUFF out.
- Talk to someone. This needs to be a safe, non-judgemental person who will mostly just listen. Again, you are emptying out the garbage and possibly may get some new perspectives as you talk.
- writing poetry
- typing on a computer
- talking to yourself on a computer camera
- exercise and talk to yourself why you are exercising
Next post: Detoxing our Emotions: Letting go of unforgiveness.