The simple emotional healing technique I describe below is one of the first release exercises I ever did to improve my emotional health, and it gave me a great sense of relief. Have a go yourself - it's worth the small effort it takes.
Before you do any emotional healing work, it's a good idea to set the intention to be willing to release any stored negative emotions. Just say something like "I now set the intention to be willing to accept, acknowledge and let go of my stored negative beliefs and emotions", and it is so.
Has there been someone in your life (alive or deceased) that you have negative feelings toward? It could be an ex-lover, parent, spouse or work colleague - anybody that conjures up ill-feelings. Well, now's the time to sit down and write them a letter telling them exactly how you feel - but whatever you do, do not post it.
You must allow yourself complete freedom to write whatever you want. No-one else but you will ever see it, so swear and curse if you feel the need and write down everything that you feel about this person and your relationship with them. Write about why you feel the way you do. For me, this was a very powerful emotional healing technique.
Do your best not to feel any shame or guilt about what you write - you are allowed to express your emotions in this way. Don't suppress or deny the way you feel, and get it all down on paper. No-one will be judging you.
Be sure that you are writing to the person directly, as if you were talking to their face.
You might like to spend a couple of days working on this, going back and adding more as it comes to you. Once you start writing, you'll be surprised how much stuff comes up.
Now, when it feels finished, it's time to read it out aloud to yourself. Read it with emotion as if the person were right there in front of you. Yell if you want to. And read it as many times as you like, until it feels complete.
Now that you have allowed yourself to honestly express your emotions in a harmless way, it is time to release this negativity to the Universe and ask that it be transformed to Light.
Go outside and make sure you have a safe receptacle (not metal) that you can drop a burning piece of paper into, such as a large ceramic bowl, ensuring that the area around it will also be safe from the flames. Hold the letter over the receptacle and light one corner with a match or lighter.
As the letter begins to burn, say something like "I now release, burn and clear all of the negativity within this letter. In the name of God (or whatever name you choose such as Creator, Lord Jesus Christ, Goddess, Lord Buddha, etc) I now bind this to the Light for the greater good of the Universe."
Since everything and everyone in the Universe is energetically connected, every time you do an exercise like this, you are not only healing yourself but having an effect on others as well.
Because you have acknowledged and let go of your negativity toward another, this will also assist them and your relationship with them, even if you no longer come into contact with them. If you do, take note of any difference in their reaction toward you or the 'vibe' that exists between you.
You can repeat this exercise as often as you like. And it doesn't have to be about another person, it could be about an event or situation or anything in your life that you have negative feelings about.
I always like to use flower essences to help with any type of emotional release work. They are totally safe, powerful, and easy to use and will enhance any emotional healing technique you use.
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