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How To Clear Emotions to Live a Purpose Driven Life

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How To Clear Emotions to Live a Purpose Driven Life

How To Clear Emotions to Live a Purpose Driven Life

While many routinely focus on the globe’s swirling negative energy, if we silence our mouths and quiet our fears, we can sense a rising revolution. This revolution is grounded in inclusive values. Humans are going deeper and living these values by showing up at voting booths, marches, and rallies as well as expressing their desire for equity, fairness, and justice in private conversations and community events. Unbeknownst to many, expressing our inclusive values, is an opening onto the spiritual path.

Living from positive, inclusive values illustrates the desire for peace and love to escort us though life, instead of battling the never-ending urgency of negativity.  While love and peace guides, clearing unhealed wounds and emotions is a fruitful function of the spiritual journey. This process is fulfilling, enlightening, painful, and joyful.

The mystical Numinous site defines emotional clearing as: “removing obstructions and unwanted items to become clear”, in healing terms translates as: “a deep clear-out of your old history – emotions, memories and trauma – stored within your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.”

Our old history is formed and lived by what we believe. Many of our beliefs are conscious. For example, we believe we want to be healthy. To be healthy we make choices that improve or maintain our health. Like getting enough sleep. Eating a diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Our belief in the importance of health informs our healthy actions.

But just as many of our beliefs are subconscious. The hidden emotional place that influences our behavior, feelings, and decisions. Daily we react to people, places, and things through our subconscious. We live patterns of pain, anger, sadness, or depression over and over. We want other people to stop being who they are, so we can have a different experience. We blame people, traffic, jobs, the weather for our negative experiences. Our reactions to life belong to us not to others. Clearing our emotional “deadwood” lightens us and improves our life experience.

A “together” person one day awakens to the notion that for years they have been unable to create the life they desire. After outward changes of behavior, the goal can be met. But as soon as will power is not in play…they slowly recede to their starting point. The growth to continue forward movement never rooted. Therefore, their life’s expansion didn’t manifest. From the outside, this pattern is undetected but inside the unhealed, unconscious wounds dominate once the will powered life is off duty. To change unproductive, ineffective patterns and live to one’s potential requires clearing the clogged, repressed, unhealed emotions and wounds.

But how do we clear them? How do we release years of unconscious, unhealed wounds, and emotions?

In John Ruskan’s book, Emotional Clearing: Releasing Negative Feelings and Awakening Unconditional Happiness, the author teaches the negative emotion clearing process. The simple process requires feeling emotions, the repressed and the conscious.  Naming the emotion or searching for a root cause isn’t necessary. Just allowing yourself to feel sadness, pain, hurt, grief, or anger is the goal. Our negative emotions, if not felt, collect throughout our life. Uncleared emotions and wounds may have rooted as early as babyhood. Throughout our lives we gather and stuff down negative emotions that scared us, weren’t accepted by our family, or were never fully felt.

While the process of feeling negative emotions is simple, it’s also uncomfortable at best and painful at worst. If feeling the emotion as it emerges isn’t comfortable, or it appears in an inappropriate setting, simply recall the feeling when comfortably situated in an environment that feels emotionally safe.  Eventually, the feeling will lighten or shift once it’s felt.

There is a possibility that the emotional experience with this process eases when a routine is created to release the pain and suffering.  What was once uncomfortable or painful may evolve into a productive rhythm of healing. Almost like the unhealed wounds are lining up to be released.  

During healing sessions or while completing daily tasks the foundational belief will gently reveal itself. Sometimes the belief rings true. Other times, it seems wildly unrelated to your life experience.  Be open to all beliefs. Repressed negative feelings can be related to beliefs we never knew were directing our lives.

For example, a belief of hopelessness, that feels untrue, may emerge. Instead of pushing the belief away and labeling it untrue, allow it to exist. Sometime soon while completing daily tasks, a realization may become conscious of a deep-seated why bother attitude that has permeated life, decision-making, and motivation. Initially what felt untrue reveals itself as an unconscious belief that has guided life. Healing subconscious beliefs positively transforms a life.

Obviously, this work can be painful, uncomfortable, or distressing. That’s why the feelings were shoved down in the first place. If you are in need of comforting motivation, Rumi, poet, and Sufi mystic creates a how-to of welcoming emotions in his poem The Guest House.

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

A guide from beyond indeed. Our stuck emotions, when given an opportunity to flow, lighten our lives, grow us, and release us from unhealthy outdated ways of being. Making our lives filled with unconditional happiness and joy. Namaste.


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Julia is on a continuous improvement plan. She constantly asks herself, “Is there a healthier way I can do this?” whether it means creating a delightful vegetarian dish or polishing off a bag of Milano Cookies. She is as interested in physical health as emotional health. She mines her intuitive self for healing, soul growth, and personal growth. Besides writing she enjoys yoga, traveling, silence, football, and laughter. Not necessarily in that order.

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