Dealing With the Dirt in Your Soul
Problems arise in your life for a reason, they are there to help you grow. These obstacles provide life experiences to you which make you wiser and a better person. However, sometimes people are scared to confront their problems and avoid dealing with their feelings or problems altogether. This causes them to get stuck with the same negative emotions.
So now, every time they think of the problem, the same negative emotions arise. Even if months have passed by. Why? Because they haven’t dealt with the problem.
I like to think of feelings that haven’t been handled with as dirt in your soul. Dirt that if would just go away, would make you feel clean and happier, even relieved. So how can you take the dirt (negative feelings) off your soul? You need to cleanse your soul, sort of like, a shower.
For some people, they need to allow the feelings of sadness or anger to arise from their soul. In other words, they need to cry and deal with the emotions. Others need to confront and talk about the problem. It’s amazing how much healing can be done just by simply talking about the dilemma.
Others just need to forgive themselves.
Think of a problem that is affecting your soul right now. It could be an argument that you had with someone, feelings of abandonment, passed negative experiences-whatever it is, focus on it. What emotions arise? Express your feelings on paper. Are you able to forgive? If not, what could be done to help you forgive? What lesson did you learn from this experience? By asking these questions to yourself and journaling, you are dealing with the problem. You are taking some of the dirt off your soul.
Remember, this is just another life lesson. It is important to deal with these feelings now so they won’t manifest to something bigger in the future.
My wish for you is that years from now, this problem that you are having now won’t be a big deal. That you will be able to say to yourself, “Hey, I remember that one experience years ago, it sucked at the time, but I don’t feel those negative emotions now and I learned a cool life lesson from that experience that made me wiser.”
May you keep blossoming and may you take a shower.