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Awakening The Soul To Freedom
Physical wounds are obvious. We can see the cut, clean it, sterilize it, bandage it and watch it heal.
Emotional wounds are so much more difficult. We cannot see them, they infect from the inside. They direct and manage our thinking. Thoughts become emotions and emotions dictate our actions.
“Wounds feed on wounds. Over time, if not dissolved, wounds form a constellation of anger, hurt and recrimination which implode in self-destruction or explode in violence to others. We live in a world of wound contagion.” ~ James O’Dea, Soul Awakening Practice
Be the Observer
On the spiritual journey, the foundation of our work is to be the observer and be aware of our thoughts, emotions, reactions. When we are able to master being the observer, we are empowered to RESPOND rather than REACT.
That is why observing is such an important part of the spiritual journey. Without it we are swirling in our emotions. Our wounds are hidden but infected and slowly poisoning us.
James O’Dea states, “Most people, because they don’t understand what’s going on, try to manipulate and control the outside world so that it won’t bring up the disturbances that are uncomfortable to them. So the wounds of our past are now running our present. And if we’re not careful, they will run the rest of our lives.”
Steps to healing emotional wounds:
- Be willing to look at the wound. Just like a physical wound, we have to examine the emotional wound and bring it into the light to be healed.
- Be willing to let go. Lay down our anger, separation, belief and observe the situation in a new light. Be willing to forgive.
- Be willing to write a new story. Claim your good. Declare what you want.
A client I spoke to recently had an adverse reaction to family members.
She struggled with her pain and suffering.She realized it wasn’t her family member’s behavior that caused the pain; she was believing that she was helpless and a victim. She identified an issue from childhood that was still controlling her thoughts and behaviors.
Now she lifted the belief out from the past and brought it into the light. She could see that her family members were struggling with their own issues. Once she could look at it from a new perspective, she could release her energy and let go. Now she could tell a new story and claim her good: I know my Power. I live in the Truth. I trust the Presence of God’s Infinite Wisdom.
We often struggle with how to forgive and let go.
But we don’t have to figure it out. We can surrender to Spirit, be willing for a new story to emerge. We can give thanks for the gift of awareness and allow the wound to dissolve and observe peace emerge.
Rev. Christine Green
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