Dealing with difficult emotions is not an easy thing to do, but repressing them deep inside your heart is also not the way to go. If you don’t want the difficult emotions to hold you back all the time, then you need to work towards releasing them in healthy ways.
Do your emotions wreak havoc on your life? If you’ve lived for more than a decade or two, chances are there are some deeply buried emotions inside of you that hold you back in your life.
You may not be consciously aware of these stuck emotions on a daily basis but they are clogging you up and robbing you of precious emotional bandwidth that could be used for more joy, lightness, and bliss.
Maybe your unprocessed emotions show up in the form of unexpected anger toward your loved ones… or as an unreasonable amount of resentment or judgment towards people you don’t know.
Your stuck emotions hold you back in every area of your life. They are the toxic sludge in the plumbing of your subconscious mind. They hold you back in how you connect with others, how you show up sexually, and in the level of joy that you experience on a daily basis.
And it isn’t entirely your fault. You’ve been encouraged to keep your emotions repressed. Because truth be told, when you’re emotionally constipated you are an easier target to sell to. Society has a vested interest in keeping you feeling stuck and unhappy.
Well, that ends today.
By gaining access to your stuck emotional energy and feeling your way through it, you will then have the freedom and full permission to live without your old emotional residue.
If you engage in the following process, even just a small handful of times over the next month, you will notice a significant and obvious feeling of weightlessness. Physical tension will melt out of your body, and your relationships will improve overnight.
I have nothing to sell you at the end of this article. I just want you to feel the emotional freedom of the state that you feel after stripping away all of the unproductive emotional weight that you don’t need to carry around anymore.
Fair warning: this isn’t about a magical cognitive reframe where you read a sentence that clicks with you and allows you to intellectually bypass your feelings.
You will have to follow the instructions presented in this article and dedicate at least a couple of hours towards your process – and yes, you will probably have to cry out some old emotions. So get your tissues ready.
Here we go!
How To Find And Access Your Repressed Emotions
If your emotions have become conditioned, over time, to not expect that they can get your attention, it will take some time for them to trust you again.
Just because you have the intention of wanting to feel your feelings, doesn’t mean that they will all willingly present themselves to you in order for you to process your way through them.
This process will require some patience. And the longer it’s been since you were consistently emotionally authentic with yourself, the more time it will take for your emotions to surrender themselves to you.
Here are 5 most effective way I have found to coax repressed emotions out of hiding.
1. Remove distractions.
Create a sacred space for your emotional processing.
Turn off your phone, tablet, computer, or anything else that could interject into your energetic space. Pick a time when you know that you’ll be able to dive into your feelings without interruption.
2. Get still.
In order for the emotional chaos to feel safe enough to bubble up to the surface, you have to become physically still. Emotions flow through softened bodies.
Whether you’re lying down or sitting comfortably is up to you. Just make sure that you’re in a relaxed position and your major muscle groups aren’t tensed up.