On Emotional Healing
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
There are many types of emotional healing. There is healing related to damage caused by others, and there is healing related to damage that is self-inflicted. There is also damage that is done by a combination of the two. In order to facilitate the healing process, there are several actions that will usually bring results for most individuals. These steps do not always work, but they are a great place to start so that the possibility of getting actual results is far greater. These steps begin with isolating the cause of the emotional damage so that it can be effectively handled in a manner that allows the healing process to be more immediate and permanent.
The first set of steps deals with the healing that is done by damage that is inflicted by others. The first step is isolating oneself from the individuals that are responsible for causing the damage. Depending on the circumstances, permanent isolation from the offending individuals might be appropriate; however, this is not always an option. If permanent separation is not an option, then temporary isolation will have to do. Next, after this isolation is accomplished, the individual needs to find out the precise thing that the offending party has done to trigger the emotional damage. Once this is found, the road to recovery is well within sight.
Once the trigger of the emotional disturbance has been identified, the individual needs to find the reason why this trigger is causing the disturbance. When this reason is found, it needs to be acknowledged. Once acknowledged, it can be rationally observed by the intellect for what it truly is. However, it should be realized that this step of the process is far easier in theory than in practice. That having been said, when true acknowledgement of this reason is accomplished, the intellect become fully empowered and can be used as a very powerful tool that can eliminate the effects of the trigger altogether. If the intellect is successful with this task, then the wounds caused by this trigger can gradually heal over time in a very efficient manner.
The other set of steps deals with the healing of damage that is self-inflicted. These wounds tend to be far greater because they are usually caused by deep inner fear. In fact, many would argue that they are always caused by deep inner fear. This fear is almost always related to an individual's sexuality. This fear stems from the imbalances that were caused by genetic damage done to the species when it was first created. Only by accepting the complete essence of true human nature can these imbalances be completely resolved. As in the other set of steps, the damaging trigger must be located and then subsequently acknowledged. Once again, these steps are far easier in theory than in practice; however, once the trigger is identified and the cause of its power is acknowledged, the intellect becomes a magnificently effective tool that can tremendously aid with the healing process.
The key is acknowledgement.
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Copyright 2013 by Lee Fitzsimmons