The road to healing, self-love, and happiness starts with opening your closets and shining light into the deepest, darkest places within.
For most of my life, I tried to lock my feelings away and ignore everything that made me hurt. Thinking that if I just avoided talking about my feelings, shame, guilt, and failures that they’d go away. But that only left me swallowing my pain each day to have it resurface every night as I lay in bed, running a mental marathon about how much I hurt inside. Have you done that? Locked your feelings and pain away only to realize it’s still there every night, a year later, or even five years down the road?
When I started talking about my feelings, the pain disappeared. It was so scary in the beginning to have those conversations, but I got comfortable with it the more I practiced. I was able to forgive myself and forgive those that hurt me. I was able to release the shame, guilt, and feeling of failure once and for all. Plus I was able to define what I needed, ask for my needs, and move forward with greater happiness and fulfillment each day.
If you are seeking healing, then I highly encourage you to talk about your experiences and the wounds inside. The people in your inner circle are a wonderful place to find a compassionate, safe space for you to shine light into the places you’ve been afraid to tread alone. Friends are there to hold your hand, lift you up, and guide you when you need it. When you need to go deeper to release the past, that’s what a trusted healer is for. We can hold space for you to share, shed your burden, and create the healing you need.
When you’re ready, take a bold step forward toward healing by bringing the darkness into the light.