The emotions can be a source of static that blocks the free flow of life force energy. It is important to examine and bring to awareness emotional triggers so their source can be healed.
Negative Feelings Bind You to What You Don't Want
Negative feelings bind you to what you don't want. A willingness to examine the message of negative feelings can unlock many insights and bring emotional freedom. If you are harboring any thoughts of blame of victimhood, this will only attract more of the same experiences into your life. Negative or toxic emotions over time destroy the body's ability to take in life force energy and oxygenate the cells. Diseases such as cancer often derive from emotions such as aged and chronic anger.
A first step on the path to spiritual understanding and emotional healing is forgiveness. Forgiveness is foremost forgiveness of self. You are forgiving yourself for any past misunderstandings. This is accompanied by an acceptance that everything that has happened to you was helping you learn and grow. Others have played roles in your dramas to help you experience inner conflicts in physical reality. When releasing negative emotions about the past, it may also be helpful to see how others - even those who took part in creating painful circumstances - play the role of reflecting to you something about your self. The next step might be to see the greater lesson you are learning from a situation. Another step is to accept the lesson, and still another, to express gratitude for it. As you express gratitude for a lesson, you can also feel gratitude for those who assisted you in creating the experience.
The essential journey of all souls is to seek out and understand the complete array of earthly experiences and distill those understandings into the ever evolving wisdom of the soul. In this way, the dark is no less than the light. The balancing point weighs equal energies of dark and light.