Emotions play a significant role in shaping the paths we take in life and healing emotional trauma can change you completely. It will set you out in a new way that will exhilarate your every sense.
Only by knowing the signs of unhealed trauma that have been buried deep down, you can empower yourself to walk through the steps of emotional healing, which we will discuss in greater detail in the next article.
It is crucial when setting out on a path of emotional healing to be in a place of mind where we can be confident that we are letting our intuitive processes have the controls. Rather than allowing our emotions to run the show as these are secondary spasms of the ego.
Most of the time, the person has no idea who or what has hurt them, and therefore, they do not understand what they are reacting to.
Don’t get me wrong emotions are a good thing; they give us the ups and downs on the road of life. To experience joy, grief, sadness and exhilaration are what being human is all about!
Nevertheless, it’s all about sitting back and knowing that an emotion is just that, an emotion. When you can control how you react, you can take back the seat of power in your life.
1. You’re stuck on repeat
Recreating specific scenarios in your life is a sure-fire sign that you have past emotional traumas that require healing.
You may find that you keep choosing the same partner, the same job or the same living arrangements, all of which do not serve your higher good. Or, you may find that you are prone to addictive substances and certain crowds of people. Know that you are not weak; you need healing.
Until you can pinpoint the root cause of your emotional turmoil, the cycle will continue to repeat itself. You will find yourself creating the same situations and circumstances in your life until you find the root cause.
Former emotional problems that you may have thought you had conquered can come bubbling back to the surface, wreaking havoc in your current state. Which can leave you blaming yourself for things that you shouldn’t, without knowing why you did them.
2. Your mind is overworked
We all find it difficult to stay in the present moment. Our thoughts are always wandering, worrying and fantasizing about the past or the future. It seems that we do everything and anything we can not face our current reality.
“We dream of the future to distract ourselves from the present, to forget the past.”
The more we use our minds to avoid our present situations, the more overworked we become. As a result, we avoid a past that hasn’t healed.” Be gentle with your mind; by healing the past, we can live in the present moment fully and find peace.
3. You’ve lost touch with your intuition
When you can’t differentiate between a feeling and an emotion, we know that there are wires crossed.
Emotions are a product of thought-forms, and without thoughts, feelings wouldn’t arise. They are the product of external and internal happenings and are reactionary. By recognizing this, you endeavour into a state of awareness of your emotional state. Feelings, however, are your natural intuitive ability to discern a situation without providing an emotional response to it.
When emotional trauma is present, one cannot distinguish between an emotion and a feeling. The internal compass has lost its magnetic direction. Essentially, you cannot get a gauge of how you feel versus what you think.
4. You’re reactive instead of proactive
As mentioned above, an emotional response is reactionary to your external and internal thoughts.
Throughout your conversations with others, you will find that you have triggers that you may not be aware of as unconscious memories hardwired to different types of thought forms coded with emotions. These then become our perceptions of the world, which become our core beliefs.
When faced with difficult situations where strong emotions come bubbling back to the surface, it is crucial to recognize it. Most often, the external happening that you are perceiving is not as it seems, but merely a perception of your own belief.
When you can recognize this unhealed emotion, you can empower yourself to heal. Long before it wreaks more havoc in your life.
5. You find it difficult to trust
Lack of trust will be the most obvious sign that you have unresolved emotional disturbances. The inability to trust others is a defence mechanism that we all naturally possess, as a means to protect ourselves from past emotional trauma.
Finding the root of the problem is more difficult to pin down, and may not be what you think it is. Quite often, we bury memories of hardships deep down into our unconscious mind. Subsequently, where it appears forgotten, only to manifest negatively in other aspects of our lives.
When this happens, it is vital to make the unconscious-conscious when you feel ready to do so. It is only by bringing our memories forward so they can heal, allowing for closure and emotional progression.