The healing process requires that we get to know ourselves inside and out. As we learn more about ourselves and how we manage our mental and emotional health, it’s helpful to understand how our minds process our thoughts and emotions. We think an average of 60,000 thoughts a day, with 95% of them being governed by the subconscious mind. Our subconscious is where we store all of our emotional information and memory, such as the emotions we associate with our traumas and hurts, our fears, anxieties and insecurities, our mistakes, wrongs and regrets. Because our subconscious mind directs the vast majority of our thinking, we often think, feel and act based on our emotions. Until we learn how to heal the pain stored in the subconscious mind, we often find ourselves responding to life with the energy of that pain.
When we have unresolved pain, our emotional responses to things will sometimes be confusing, unpredictable or illogical. Sometimes they might be misdirected or misunderstood. We may transfer the pain of our old hurts onto current situations. We might lash out at people, even those trying to help us. We may take things personally or be easily triggered by other people’s words and actions. Our sensitivities and emotional issues are often the result of unhealed trauma.
Similarly, how we cope with emotional challenges can be impacted by the unresolved pain stored in our subconscious minds. We may find that we become easily overwhelmed or begin to panic when certain emotions arise. We might have crying fits or trouble sleeping. We may experience chronic physical pain and illness. Over time, all of this unresolved trauma can build up and cause us to experience a major breakdown in our overall health. Our subconscious mind is the key to healing our mental and emotional illnesses.
There are many powerful ways to work with the subconscious mind to find peace with our pain. Meditation, repeating affirmations, self-hypnosis and writing are a few.
One meditation you can try is visualizing yourself holding your inner child and together releasing the pain.
As we process the stories of our lives and work on our addictive behaviors and our mental and emotional issues, healing the subconscious mind is fundamental to resolving our pain and living our lives with more freedom and joy.
The healing journey isn’t easy, but the community at Enlightened Solutions is here to help. Call (833) 801-LIVE.