Healing the hurts

Healing the hurts

With the many hurts that can occur to us at any age, it is important to keep in mind that we are not the only ones who have suffered and stored up negative energy.

With the many hurts that can occur to us at any age, it is important to keep in mind that we are not the only ones who have suffered and stored up negative energy.

by Nancy LaRonda Johnson — 

You are taking a walk when someone comes your way. The expectation is to stay to the right, in the manner of traffic. The person, however, does not make enough room. She bumps into you and keeps going without apology or acknowledgment. Instantly, anger boils up and you want to say or do something. It is becoming too much for you, and you wonder why it is so hard to control your emotions and let that slight harm go.

This is one example of energy that stores up, causing hurt and anger to easily erupt and flow out of you. It also happens when someone cuts you off on the freeway, when a company makes a mistake on your account or when a waiter tries to take your food away before you have finished. The feelings that take over you are not pleasant, and you know they are not how you normally are. But for some reason, it also feels good. So it happens again.

Oftentimes that energy is the result of serious offenses that have happened to us, and we seek to protect ourselves through exaggerated reactions. Whether abused, assaulted or neglected as a child or adult, we do not want anyone to take advantage of us again.

With the many hurts that can occur to us at any age, it is important to keep in mind that we are not the only ones who have suffered and stored up negative energy.

It is the will of God that we acknowledge our hurts, but also that we look outside of ourselves with understanding and in reverence, as we are all created in his image. A simple form of forgiveness and a way to give supplication when those infractions occur is to see the offender through the eyes of God — faulty and imperfect, but potentially on the road to a higher form of himself. Then make a statement of conciliation, and smile. Soon, that energy will become lighter and more pleasant, as it no longer has a hold on the emotions that have had control for so long.

 

Nancy LaRonda Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Juris Doctorate. She is the author of Anticipation of the Penitent and Salted With Fire. nancylarondajohnson.blogspot.com.

Reprinted from the AzNetNews archives.

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