When Those Negative Emotions Come Back
So you’ve been meditating regularly, you’ve been recording your dreams, and you’ve been doing other things to help become more spiritual. You get into these periods of a major “high” where you feel perfectly connected and living by the moment, but then suddenly BAM some negative emotions come back to hit you like a pile of bricks and you don’t know how to respond.
Have you been there? I know I have — and it has been far too many times in the last several months that if I probably told this to a conventional therapist or psychiatrist they’d probably think I’m bipolar. The truth is, however, that it is everything BUT bipolar. No matter who you seem to get information from in the psycho-spiritual area, it is explained as a sign that you are on the path to a spiritual awakening.
Eckhartt Tolle describes this as the “pain body” and that it will have the tendency to creep back. He suggests that the best way to handle it is to except it as part of the moment (rather than fight it) and it will eventually pass. Though I completely agree with his suggestion from a spiritual standpoint, I can’t help but wonder what the reasons are for this trigger. I came across one reading the other day that seemed to imply that it is caused by the fact that we may still be holding on to the pain and hurt from our past relationships, so it still comes back to hurt us. It was suggested that we must completely forgive in order to be relieved because, until we do so, it is like we are unconsciously choosing to be “chained” to this person and it won’t allow us to live in the moment and be “free” until we choose to free ourselves from our pain.
I have also tried using some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), accupressure, and accupuncture that has worked well for me though it is something that needs to consistently be done because it always comes back. Others have explained this as a chakra imbalance, which is something that could perhaps be cleared with reiki or any other energy work. I personally have yet to try and experience this so I can’t give my personal experience with this.
What have you tried? What works for you? What doesn’t work for you?
Posted on June 12, 2012, in Emotions, Love, Psychology, Spirituality and tagged being pres, being present, chakras, collective pain body, eckhartt tolle, energy, energy work, hurt, meditation, negative emotions, pain, pain body, painful emotions, reiki. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.