The emotional cleansing of Passover
10 tips for springtime emotional cleansing
Spring has risen so quickly Pesach is soon the ! Now it’s time to clean the house, not only outside, but our inner house as well, do an emotional cleansing. It’s where our emotions, attitudes, and beliefs lie – you know what I mean, the place we live in all our lives. Now is the time to make an inventory of all your behaviors and patterns such as negative self-talk, unproductive thinking and the words we express, and all this baggage of past emotional experiences. This requires sorting, as when we physically clean our environment. What do we want to keep, throw and give.
The fasting of first born among others must prepare the world to cleanse itself before celebrating Easter. In the Jewish tradition, a month before Passover, everything is cleansed. Many major religions speak of the need for purification to make room for rebirth, resurrection, mating in the spring, spiritual awakening or playful recreation in the spring. It is certainly a moment to refresh from the inside.
Think in terms of your body being your Inner Temple and your house being your Outside Temple. Let us continue to clean your Inner Temple.
1. Center yourself: To decide what you keep from your values, beliefs, memories of past experiences, messages that you have learned and the behaviors you are engaging in , it is wise to calm down and take a few moments to meditate. Allow silence to be your teacher. Have your journal at your side to record your thoughts and progress. Then ask your inner self – or better still, your Higher Self – “What behaviors and emotional reactions do not serve me now?” So listen inside. Some of you receive images, words, statements, a sound or a moving image to represent your answers. Write and write, without modifying or questioning. Just testimony of what comes through you.
2. Emotional cleansing is also a list, now that it is complete, notice what emotions and reactions occur. Separate your list into sections, if you wish. For example, some categories may be: negative self-talk, the excuses I make, I can, areas of procrastination, if only, excessive emotions like anger, resentments that I hold and you may find best for you to create your own categories. Be aware of how your pimples are pushed.
3. Make a list of positive messages, emotions, and answers that you would prefer to live in your life. Include your list of what you could do to feel more empowered. These may be statements or statements of choice.
4. You are ready to create a new list of goals for your emotional cleansing. Maybe two to four goals for each emotional question you want to release. Decide what emotional baggage you want to release or change first. Number the rest of the negative beliefs or reactions that have emerged so that you have the order of what you want to deal with when you are ready.
5. Select the method or technique you wish to use to release these old reactions and continue your emotional cleansing. Some of the best methods to release negative emotions are EFT, self-hypnosis, Reichian work, and if it’s one of the biggies related to the fear and anger of abuse, EMDR may be the method of choice, in which case it “It is important to work with a therapist.For some issues, such as daily anger, it may be a cognitive method such as” Count to 10 when I get angry before talking or doing anything Or, “I’ll write in my journal until the emotion subsides.”
6. Decide on a time frame to work with each emotional issue. Remember: since releasing negative emotions are not like doing a physical household item, your calendar must be flexible . Be gentle with yourself.
7. Record the fears, concerns, or underlying issues that arise when you change your behavior. Then you may need to address these aspects as they arise.
8. Evaluate your progress. You can choose to evaluate each week or month. You decide what suits you best. Are there any tangible differences in your behavior?
9. Create a list of wins every time you do something positive about a change in behavior.
10. Reward yourself with a pat on the back. Or, find another way to reward yourself who feels good inside. When I work and accomplish something that is personally difficult, I reward myself with a break and talking to a friend. How can you reward yourself in a meaningful way?
Here is a positive choice statement that could work for you. Try it, you might like it.
I choose to totally and completely take charge of my emotional reactions and my behaviors. I welcome my new positive beliefs and behaviors as I open to a joyous and beautiful life!