We carry the burden of our pains around from year after year not realizing that they are like a cancer that eats away at our Spirit until the joy is so buried we can no longer touch it. Sadness becomes a daily existence and we wear our mask to pretend we are OK, when we are hurting so deeply and our hearts are tired and broken. We all desperately want the pain to stop and the sadness and depression to lift, but the question of how seems to be only answered with more disappointment and pain.
The reason we seem to continue to live in a cycle of despair, pain and sadness and the events of our lives continue to manifest more of the same, rather than what we truly desire to experience, lies in our emotions and feelings. Because it is always done unto us as we believe, we must be fully aware of our emotions and feelings as they lay the foundation for our beliefs.
Emotions and Feelings are the Universal magnets that draw to us what we truly believe is our lot in L.I.F.E. For example: If we believe we are destined to be unhappy, we are sad and we continue to experience events that keep us grounded in being sad. Likewise if we feel we are destined to have joy, we know that joy is constantly present within us and that momentary setbacks and pain cannot keep us from the experience we truly desire. We in turn have courage to live through the pain, because we know that it will only last as long as we choose to carry it around with us. We can choose at any time to stop and learn the lesson that is buried in the wound to lift emotional pain and sadness.
Doing mental surgery means we have to step into the pain itself. We have to go deep into it and allow ourselves to feel it. We have to face it and deal with it. We have to experience the feelings of guilt and shame from the hurt. We have to allow ourselves to be angry and resentful for a moment. We have to move into the full cycle of emotions, and not be fearful of the tears that result from the pain and sadness that imprisons us. Once we face it, we sit with it and ask it what lesson is it bringing us? We ask the pain to teach us and we open ourselves to listen with our inner ear.
You must understand that it is the pain itself that opens us to the level of receptivity. We cannot simply cover the pain. It will not go away because there has been no healing. We need the mental surgery to address the issues that need to be operated upon. Once we do the necessary surgery we can begin the process of healing. Nothing can heal as long as we are still inflicting injury or ignoring the symptoms. We literally allow our pain to become an abscess filled with poison that continues to drain into our hearts.
Your pain is merely an indicator that you are off course or that something is wrong. Just like when you cut your own finger, you know not to bear down again on the source that causes the injury. You draw back and begin to dress the wound, and the body immediately begins to heal. The pain continues to linger for a time during your healing process, but you know that the healing is evident.
This is not an easy process by no means, but what surgery is? To begin your process of self-mastery you must do the mental surgery to remove the abscess. You must do the mental surgery so that you can remove the emotional infection. The infection must be addressed and the inflammation it has caused must be treated. You must sit and face your emotional wounds and know that they hurt so badly because you must find the lessons within them. Once you do, you can do the surgery to overcome the emotional pain and remove the sadness you are experiencing through self-love. You can then return to your natural state of love and joy with a new awareness that you are capable of moving freely through pain, sadness and despair to thrive in your own POWER.
Mental surgery means you intentionally address all of your emotional issues and face the pain and sadness they generate. It means you are prepared to live through the temporary discomfort of the healing process, but you are cautious to not allow the infection back in. It means you begin to protect yourself from the infection of negative thoughts that keep you in the cycle of misery, sadness and pain. It means that once you do the mental surgery you are free to allow yourself time to heal, and you are fully and totally open to continue to explore L.I.F.E.