We think we are raising our level of consciousness when we use spiritual tools to elevate our emotions, yet sometimes we are bypassing our personal growth while enabling others in a codependent relationship.
We pay a high price when we ignore our embodied sensations and over-relate or over-depend on our brain’s messaging. Each time we repress, deny, or dismiss our emotions and sensations, we disconnect from our body’s inner wisdom.
Our uncomfortable emotions are our allies. Though at times excruciatingly painful, they arise in our mind to help us move toward freedom. Learning to befriend the arising discomfort will bring you closer to the peace you seek.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that your deepest problems have become paradoxically more unmanageable, even as you try various ways to solve them. This is not an illusion. We are the only animal species who can think relationally.