Okay, so I’ve mentioned many times that emotions play a major part in your acne, and finding and releasing negative emotions is something you should definitely be working on if you want to be truly free of this curse. I’ve also mentioned that meditation is something that can help you with this process.

However, you probably still feel kind of lost on what you’re actually supposed to do in order to heal your emotions. Is meditation the only thing?

Well, no, not exactly.

So here is a rundown of the process of healing emotions:

  1. Become Aware of the Feelings
    The first step is identifying the feelings and thought patterns that are behind your negative beliefs and attitudes, or simply realizing that they are even there. You assume you are sad and depressed because of your acne, but why? Is it really a few spots that bother you?Probably not. It’s not the spots that are upsetting, it’s what the spots mean to you. For example, say I got a great big pimple in the middle of my nose. This would cause me a lot of distress. I would worry that people would judge me or talk about my big pimple. But what if I got that same pimple on my scalp where no one could see it? Would I care? Heck no! Why would I care?So obviously it’s not the physical thing that is upsetting, it’s the perceived implications of said blemish. You have to figure out what is behind these worries and fears. The true reason is often buried within you. It’s probably a repressed memory, or something you don’t want to think about. You need to figure out where these feelings came from and what your body is trying to tell you by giving you acne.You can start to do that by reading this free ebook called Skin Deep. You can download it here from www.grossbart.com. I’d highly recommend it, as it really, really helped me to figure out some of the negative beliefs behind my own acne. It’s written by a Harvard psychologist and it’s absolutely fantastic.

    If you’re serious about getting rid of your acne, go through that book and actually do all the exercises. Reread it a few times if you need to. Let it all sink in, and I’m sure it will end up ringing a few bells for you.

  2. Express the feelings
    Now that you’ve located the memories or feelings and have become aware of their existence, you need to express them somehow. Feel the feeling in your body. Cry. Give it a name and say it out loud to yourself in the mirror. Say “I feel fear” or whatever it is. Don’t fight it, just accept it.
  3. Release the Feelings
    Once you’ve identified and expressed the feelings, you need to then release them so that they won’t come back and traumatize you anymore. There are many, many different emotional resolution techniques that people use to do this, some better than others. You can go to a professional to help you, or you can do it yourself.This is also where meditation comes into play, as these techniques are most useful while you’re in state of mindfulness and have full access to your subconscious, which is where these feelings are cemented.To be honest, I’m still experimenting with this as to what are the best ones to use, so I will probably cover each one better in future posts. But I do have a few suggestions for ones that I’ve dabbled with.
  • The Emotion Code
    This seems to be the quickest and easiest method. It involves using a home made pendulum to gain answers from your subconscious about what emotions are behind a certain problem. You then run a magnet over an energy meridian on your head to clear the blocked emotion. I know, this doesn’t sound like it makes any sense whatsoever, but I’ve heard really good things about it from a trusted source. I’m trying it out right now while I listen to my Meditation Program tracks, so I’m not sure how well it works yet. If you want to buy the book written by Bradley Nelson to find out how to use this technique, you can click here to do that.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
    This one involves tapping on certain pressure points on your body in order to clear a blocked emotion and get your energy meridians flowing properly again. It’s kind of like acupuncture. It’s pretty easy and I’ve actually had some success with it. Check out this website, www.tapping.com, to find out how to do it.
  • Visualization
    This involves going into your subconscious while you meditate. You want to feel the feeling in your body, and then visualize yourself tearing that feeling from you and filling the wound with healing light. Click here for a guide to using this technique.

It’s not a quick fix

Energy healing is not an instant fix and you will probably have to take it seriously and work hard on it in order to overcome these beliefs and emotions that are deeply ingrained in you. But it’s so worth, as it can improve your overall quality of life more than anything else.

Okay! So that should get you started on your journey to emotional wellness and an acne free psyche! Good luck, my friends! I will be writing more about these techniques and my success with them in the future, as well as other things you can do while you meditate in order to further your healing.

Do you have any experience with releasing blocked emotions? Have you ever heard of or tried any of these techniques? What did you think about them? Let me know in the comments below!

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