How to Start Healing Painful Emotions
Updated: Dec 29, 2020
I’m doing a beta test for my emotional healing program. I love testing it in different stages of development because it lets me know what needs tweaked- added, deleted, and moved around.
This past week I saw a need to take a deep dive into healing. Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing from a faith-based perspective.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding healing. Part of the misunderstanding is that we forget that we are a tri-part being.
We are made of our spirit, soul, and body.
Our spirits live in a natural body. Jesus’ death on the cross saved our spirit-person.
The soul is our emotions, thoughts, and our will.
Our bodies are made up of organs as well as chemical messengers that impact our emotions.
There are three areas of healing.
God can use any number of ways to bring about the healing we need.
1. Supernatural- Jesus’ stripes before the cross, a touch from God, Communion, Anointing oil, the Word (Bible), and so on.
2. Natural- Healthy foods, herbs, supplements, obedience to what God is saying to us, etc.
3. Medical -Pharmaceutical, surgery, rehabilitation, and more.
Healing starts with the redemptive work that came from the beatings (stripes) Jesus bore and His death on the cross. He paid the price for sin (supernatural/spiritual) that we couldn’t. We can’t add to what he did for us.
With that said, there are times when our soul (mind, will, and emotions) or body needs healing too. Physical and emotional healing may require us to start making healthy choices and stop making unhealthy choices.
Our physical or emotional healing may also require outside sources of help like medications, supplements, professional medical assistance, or nutrition foods, etc.
Keep in mind some traumas will require a multifaceted approach. Helpful tools like Limbic System retraining and neurotransmitter support are often needed to get us to a level where we can make proactive healthy choices.
Always seek medical attention as needed.
Let’s look at a simple way to start your emotional healing journey.
How to Start Healing Painful Emotions
God has a plan for every area of our lives.
We start healing painful emotions by praying and seeking Him for wisdom, guidance, and direction for our healing, then obeying by following what He shows us to do.
“You can be pitiful or powerful, but you can’t be both. You have to choose one.”
Physical healing involves rest. Emotional healing requires action.
In many cases, we stop doing old destructive ways of coping and reliving the past.
And we start with the decision that we are going to live differently.
Healing is not one-size-fits-all. It takes time and allowing Him to do a work in us and our commitment to do what we need to do (or don’t do).
We put our faith, hope, and trust in His plan for our life.
We are changed from glory to glory.
God has a part, and we have our role too. He won’t do our part, and we can’t add anything to what Jesus did for us.
If you are struggling in an area that you disparately want to heal, keep reading.
It could be with anxiety, fear, doubt, worry, anger, or anything else that keeps you from feeling peaceful, content, and happy. Looking forward to another day.
Where do you start healing emotional wounds ... pain?
Ask God for wisdom (James 1:5). Ask what you need to start doing or stop doing. What do you need to ‘let go’ of? Stop fixating on and spending all your energy on?
Emotional Healing Game Changer
Do you want to know what the single most effective thing (besides accepting Jesus as my Savior and cultivating my Spiritual life) I did that started improving my health?
I got serious about my thought life. I made the decision to stop thinking about every negative thing that popped into my head. I stopped dwelling on my past. I stopped fixating on who did what to me and how I was going to get them back.
The second most important thing I did was I started eating healthy foods. I gave my body the nutrition it needed to build a healthy mind and body.
The third important thing I did was take targeted supplements.
What’s yours? What has been the most critical thing you changed that made a vital difference in your life?
If you haven’t discovered it yet- I encourage you to pray and ask God for wisdom. Ask Him to reveal to you what you need to do.
Chances are He’s already been impressing upon you what to do. Sometimes we can’t hear His still small voice through the noise.
Take time to set boundaries, take care of yourself, seek God, and do the hard stuff you need to do to move forward in your healing process.
Carpe Diem (make the most of the present time)
Here are some steps you can do -- right now.
Pray for wisdom for where you need to start.
Decide to do the work necessary.
Stop looking back to the past and instead live in the present with hope for a better future.
To help you get started…
When I was first starting on my healing journey, I would forget all that I needed to do. I started writing down what I was learning that evidently turned into my workbook.
Later when I became a Certified Transformation Coach, I realized most of my clients weren't doing the basics. Basics for reducing stress, relieving anxiety, and starting their emotional healing journey.
I turned my workbook into a action guide my clients could use to learn and do the basics.
My Stress Less SOS Action Guide - is a great place to start you on your emotional healing journey. It has 14 essential lessons that teach foundational principles for reducing stress, relieving anxiety, and healing emotional pain. It's only $9.98 and comes with two bonus checklists.
My Stress Less SOS Emotional Transformation Program (scroll down to the bottom of the page)- is what I’m currently beta testing. This program teaches more advanced lessons and tools for healing a painful past, breaking free of soul ties, retraining the brain that stops the negative feedback loop, and so much more. Sign up to be notified when this is released.
Here’s to your health!
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Missy Rankin, CTNC, CHC
Certified Transformation Coach
Certified Hormone Coach
*Science-Based: I write blogs based on science-backed and/or evidence-based information. I add my experience(s) and education where applicable.
*Faith-Based: I may also add scriptures and faith-based information as well.
It is my goal to teach and empower you to make health-promoting decisions so you can take back your life and health from stress, emotional pain, and health issues caused by both.