In world which promises us instant satisfaction and immediate gratification it is important for us to understand that all of our emotions need a place at the table. There comes a time when we must find a way to acknowledge and honor the past so that we can release it and move into the present. I hope you enjoy the following quote from Ode Magazine.
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,” said Carl Jung, “but by making the darkness conscious.” Originator of the psychological concept of the shadow—the unwelcome parts of ourselves that we hide from conscious awareness—Jung cleverly added, “This procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not very popular.”
Part of the wisdom of this article discusses feeling what we call the “negative” emotions so that they can be healed. Advanced Integrative Therapy is a great method that can be used to further explore and heal past trauma.
You can read the full article here: http://www.odemagazine.com/doc/74/how-the-light-gets-in/