When we hold things inside, especially for a long period of time, and suppress our true feelings, we get wound up like a tight spring.
After a while, we get so used to being tense, on edge, and guarded.
Our bodies hold the tension, and to us it just feels normal. Until we start to do our work and we begin to unwind.
The unwinding process gets messy, awkward, and even painful, yet it is a necessary step to health and healing. We can’t skip that step, as much as we would like to.
Often times, the unwinding looks and feels like a falling apart. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as the repressed energy surfaces, it can be a bit scary for us and the people around us.
If we trust the process and stay with it, the other side of that disastrous-looking time emerges, and with it, peace and a new sense of self.
We can’t stop because we feel worse than before. We can’t shortchange ourselves. Life is calling us forth to heal, and if there wasn’t something better on the other side, we wouldn’t be going through the messy times.
Revel in the mess, for the other side is not just relief, but joy.