#11 Letting Go of Painful Emotions From the Past

Changing our lives… it’s all made possible when we forgive and let go.

When I heard myself saying that I felt guilt about how I didn’t do enough to support my husband during his battle with alcohol dependency, I realised I did still feel guilt, even though I told myself I didn’t. He died in 2017.

What I’ve noticed is that each time I speak, a bit more truth about what I am feeling deep down inside comes out. So many emotions and thoughts are buried and it’s so important to dig them up, clear them out, and let them go.

Getting things out is a good thing. I have to say, it takes a lot of love and honesty to heal. Honesty with yourself.

This episode is all about letting go of emotional pain from the past.

Here’s a glance at this episode…

[03:15 ] With every word we heal and I really truly believe that it’s, you know, those things that you buried, that you burry deep down, the things that you don’t want to talk about, those are the things that we need to talk about that we need to get out. Getting things out is a good thing. It, it requires a lot of honesty and it takes a lot of honesty to heal.

[06:37] The idea of letting go to me felt like saying goodbye, and I didn’t want to do that. I couldn’t do that. So I held on for a really long time, but now for me, because I’ve been learning, letting go means moving forward with the painful experience, moving forward in a healthy way, in a way that allows me to grow as a person,

 

[07:09] There’s a letting go exercise on page 67 in You can heal your life, by Louise Hay.  And I wanted to share that with you, take a deep breath and let it out. Do that with me. Do it one more time.

 

[13:49] I’m giving myself permission to forgive myself. Love is always the answer to any healing, love and honesty. An awful lot of honesty and the path to love is forgiveness. We’ve got to start by forgiving ourselves and then forgiving our loved ones to, to put our lives back together in a healthy way.

 

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Kim lost her husband to alcohol dependency in 2017. She created the Blossome Community to help others enduring losing a loved one to addiction find a Pathway to Peace so they can let go of guilt/shame and live with self-compassion and joy.

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