How do I Achieve Emotional Freedom?
Emotional slavery is responding to things that happen around you. For this reason, you are a victim of your circumstances. By accepting your part in the situation rather than blaming others, you are on the way to emotional freedom. Blaming your trauma on others is a thing of the past when you observe and understand your behavior and others. When you own your involvement with understanding, you become emotionally free.
Patterns tend to repeat again and again with different people in different situations. The only common factor is what happens to you.
When you were a child, you were a survival machine. For this reason, you respond to your caregivers as they wish you to respond. Yet, this obedience no longer serves you as an adult.
As an adult, because of your conditioning, you are not united with your true self. This distortion often results in inappropriate behavior and can come with inner rage and resentment.
You do not need to be like this. It is not suitable for you or anyone around you physically, mentally, or emotionally. To overcome this, the practice of observing and understanding your emotions will give you the power to be in control of your responses to other people. Being true to yourself is all that matters because through this, others will find it easier to be with you.
Emotional Freedom Through This Practice
This practice centers on building your observation ‘muscle.’ You will work with transformational exercises and observations to investigate your behavior and that of others. Above all, you will learn to unlock your emotional power and free yourself from damaging fears and emotions.
It is a process that can be achieved by first accepting the situation and then letting go of the negative emotions.
When you let go of what holds you back, it is unnecessary to remove yourself from the situation. It is more about how you respond to these situations that change your perspective.
Blaming your trauma on others is a thing of the past when you observe and understand your behavior and others. When you own your involvement with understanding, you become emotionally free. Emotional freedom is not about escaping. It is about accepting the situation and letting go of the negative emotions.
The mental exercises include questioning and talking to yourself (experiments of thought). You’ll also do some role-play in which you are the victim to see what it’s like to have attitudes and behavior dominated by others.
You will learn how to observe any problem in your life that is causing you distress or emotional suffering. Your problem may be a relationship issue, a work issue, financial pressure, lack of self-esteem, or fear. Once you have identified the problem, then set up an experiment for yourself as to what helps.
The first step to overcoming emotional slavery is acceptance within your situation and yourself. It is also gaining an understanding of how other people behave in similar situations. You can do this by observing their behavior, taking responsibility for your role in the problem, and not blaming others.