During this season, the holy spirit has been showing me that I need to unpack and work through my emotions with his help. I don’t know where it came from, but I have stuffed or ignored my emotions so much that I don’t even know what sad feels like. I knew anger very well.
Thinking that as a Christian, I just need to forgive and let go. Our emotions were God given and the only way to true healing is to acknowledge your feelings and surrender them to God. Only he can truly take it away, but first we must face them and know that it is okay to FEEL.
People don’t need to feel guilty for their feelings. God wired us so that our brain sends emotion signals for us to pay attention to something going on inside.
Lately, whether it’s a Christian counselor or therapist, a lot of the healing begins as going back to a past memory and then discovering what the emotion is and then working through it to change your response to that uncomfortable memory. From this meditative exercise, I have been able to unblock certain pain areas from my past. It definitely has affected my dreams as well, but again that is how your mind processes.
I’m starting to understand what feeling upset and sad means for me and it has been liberating to be able to acknowledge the reason. It also takes the fear out of expressing this emotion and not having to be passive aggressive about things.
I love how I stumbled upon this youtube msg today…