Everyone experiences emotional pain. It is part of learning and growing. Pain brings attention to parts of yourself that need a healing.
Perhaps as a child you had an alcoholic parent who wasn’t able to create emotional space for you. Since you never learned how to feel safe with your feelings, you tend to hold back in relationships.
Maybe you had your heart broken and the fear of getting hurt again stops you from putting yourself out there. Your head is constantly telling you it’s much better to fly solo than to put your trust in someone else again.
When you give in to these fears you create energetic blocks in your chakras. Over time these blocks manifest as anxiety, sadness, avoidance, fear of the future as well as physical symptoms.
It’s not uncommon to engage in obsessive or addictive behavior to distract yourself from these painful feelings.
Rather than empower negative and difficult emotions, try to embrace them and make space for them.
By bringing your emotions into the light and tuning into the underlying patterns, your higher self is free to start healing the wounds.
Breath, meditation, grounding and energy work are all great ways to assist with this process and get you more connected!
Here’s a grounding exercise to help. Use your breath and release down your grounding cord anything that is keeping you feeling disconnected from your feelings.