Growing Pains


In every relationship there is a purpose, however, we may not know the exact purpose until the relationship is over.  As I reflect upon my past relationships, the ones that lasted were relationships that I met through synchronicity, and they were relationships without great obstacles.  They were no great distances to overcome, they were not married or dating another, and they were ready for a relationship.  That being said, after several years, I outgrew those relationships as my partners were unable to grow with me.

However, in each relationship, my partners served an important purpose for my emotional growth. It is through each of these relationships that provided growth spurts in my emotional healing and recovery.  As I left each relationship, I felt myself propel forward on my journey.  It was quite amazing to observe myself through these growth spurts.  As with all growth spurts, there are growing pains.

These pains felt like sadness, grief and loss, but these emotions are a natural part of growing emotionally.  As with physical growth spurts, it is painful for our bodies to span and grow into the adults we are today.  Emotional growth is the same as we will feel sadness, grief, loss, but do not mistaken these emotions for depression or something negative in our lives.  After the initial period of sadness, grief, and loss, we will feel lighter, happier, and more joyful.

When we experience depression or a negative experience, we do not feel the subsequent happiness, joy, or lightness.  What we are experiencing during emotional growth is releasing the past emotional pain we have held onto for so long.  With this release, we experience a different existence without this emotional pain that we no longer need to suppress or repress or even deny its existence.

The lightness is the unburdening the emotional weight of this emotional pain.  I share my methods and techniques for releasing this emotional pain in the tabs on my Blogsite Homepage.  Blessings on your emotional recovery and spiritual journey. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)


Author: Brooke Chang

Hi, I'm Brooke who will be taking you on a healing journey to a more joyful life. I will serve as your guide on this healing journey sharing my insights, knowledge and experiences. I hope you will join me!

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