The True Root Causes of Challenging Emotional Problems
And how to resolve them… easily!
When you are having trouble resolving a problem such as constantly being overwhelmed or having a lot of resentments, it can seem impossible or unsolvable. However, with Inner Greatness Optimizing there’s a simple way to breakthrough this and get the needed resolution. When you have an experience like this I have found that it can be very effective to use LOCATE and tell the body to show you the real root cause energy of whatever you are experiencing that seems so difficult to resolve. Often times it is not the energy of the feeling itself but something that underlies it and is not so obvious initially. The key is to use the LOCATE technique with the proper intention. Having the proper intention is the key.
It is important that you understand that this process doesn’t involve looking for the cause intellectually. You don’t need to understand it from a psychological perspective. You only need to find the energy pattern that is causing the experience of it seeming so difficult.
In a recent case, a long time friend and colleague who is trained as a psychologist, was struggling with feeling overwhelmed and isolated. By default she started looking to her childhood experiences to find the “root cause.” The habit of trying to find the root cause intellectually is pervasive in our modern world. This is a default habit that comes from training in psychology. But it is not limited to people who have had that training. This is the primary way that most people approach attempting to resolve emotional problems.
It can be valuable to understand why this is so common. It happens because of the central cause of the 12 Causes of Human Problems, the one that we call Suppression and Avoidance. It has also been called Resisting Feeling Things Fully. Those who learn this invaluable model of the 12 Causes of Human Problems know that this cause gets created by being emotionally overwhelmed many, many times when we are very young.
The fundamental problem with this is creates is that in order to truly know something we have to be able to experience it. You can’t know what the taste of a strawberry is if you have never tasted it. The description of the taste; sweet, tart, juicy, etc. doesn’t really mean anything to you until you have taken a bite of a strawberry. Due to the habit of not feeling things fully people simply don’t truly know what many things actually are.
One of the main consequences of this deep conditioning is that if you don’t know something through directly experiencing it then you are left with only being able to intellectually understand it. That’s the all back position for not knowing through direct experience. It is the best we can do when we don’t know something through direct experience of it. This is one of the central causes of emotional incompetence and it is why psychological approaches are not very effective for really resolving emotional problems.
Being able to recognize that you are doing this and then being able to shift to directly experiencing the sensation of the energy pattern of whatever it is that you are looking for is one of the most important skills for gaining true emotional competence. This is the outcome of doing what we call the Freedom Practice. It is an extremely valuable process to learn.
Emotions have both energy and content. The content is the intellectual part. The energy is what creates the sensation of the emotion in or around your body. The content is experienced with the mind. The energy that causes the sensation of the emotion is experience in the body, it is what gives life to the emotional problem. When there is no energy, the problem is gone. Learning how to resolve the energy of the emotion is infinitely more effective than attempting to resolve it through understanding it’s content, where it came from, what caused it, etc.
After all, the original circumstances that caused the problem were in the past. They are long gone. But you stored the energy of the unresolved emotion in your body because it was just too much for you to feel when it happened.
We know from physics that everything is a pattern of energy and that’s all that it really is. When you find the right energy pattern and resolve it, then the problem is typically gone. There’s nothing to give life to it any more.
It will be of great value for you to really get this, not only for resolving your current issue but for anything that comes up in the future. This is a primary key to being able to free yourself from being the victim of your emotions.
In order to effectively resolve this problem, you have to overcome the default nature of the conditioning that causes you to automatically resort to attempting to solve the problem intellectually. The conditioning that causes you to do that is so embedded in you that you do it without realizing that you are doing it. So you need to go through a process of making this unconscious habit conscious. You have to be able to notice that you are doing it in order to be able to stop and shift to resolving the emotion in a new and much more effective way.