Not This Again!

Has this ever happened to you?

You’re minding your own beeswax, in the middle of let’s say work or just watching a movie or listening to a song, and all of a sudden an image, a feeling or a recall comes to you and you get emotionally triggered. And it’s like someone pulls you back into the past and it’s like real again?  (Unconscious reaction to something that triggers a painful memory of something.)

Those old feelings. Those old wounds. That way in the rear view mirror or forgotten trauma springs up in your face? I like to call it the CHA-CHA of emotional healing. Because you’re moving forward, you really are, moving through and clearing and you’re sensing a regression of some sort and perhaps get the sense that “this is never going to end or be healed”.

But, that point of regression is part of the healing cycle and what I have come to know is that it is usually coming around another time before you spiral up to something. And that’s the fear part; THE SOMETHING. So what I tell my clients and also myself is take a moment and honor yourself!

Honor yourself sista soldier of healing!

Congratulate yourself on your growth, both seen and unseen and perhaps no one knows about it! And forgive yourself. You did the best you could at that time. Honor and forgive yourself. Those old blocked feelings that haven’t been or have been released must have some unconscious residue or charge to them still.

It’s okay. It truly is. You’re okay. The regression is part of the progression.

And to be honest you can’t have one without the other. The clearing out and making room is an important part of the growth cycle.

Acknowledgement of the “regression” can be powerful with the Ho’oponopono Prayer which has four parts:

  1. Repentance: Saying “I’m sorry”
  2. Ask forgiveness: Saying “Please forgive me…”
  3. Gratitude: Saying “Thank YOU”
  4. Love: Saying “I love You”

Journal Prompt

The Ho’oponopono Prayer (means to make things right )  is a powerful tool in my toolbox and I invite you to include it in your personal toolbox. I rely on the Ho’oponopono prayer for those moments of release that might feel very uncomfortable and emotionally upsetting, when I feel as though I am not practicing harmlessness towards my process of growth and begin to feel judgment for myself or for the moments that a past memory or feeling comes flying and feels unsettling.

There are four parts to the Ho’oponopono prayer. When a feeling or opening for healing presents itself to you, take a pause and see if you can sense where that hurt is within your body. When you feel a connection within finding this area, with a soft and comforting tone (feeling) simply say the four statements.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

You can add this if it resonates with you:

As above, so below.  As within, so without.

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