Toxic Relationships: Are Daily Rituals Helpful in Your Healing Journey?

Toxic Relationships: Are Daily Rituals Helpful in Your Healing Journey? toxic relationships: are daily rituals helpful in your healing journey?
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Today I’ll be answering the question of whether rituals help in your healing journey. By rituals, I mean things like daily journaling, daily meditation, daily affirmations, or just those things you’ve been told that doing them every day will make you feel better. Do they really help? Yeah, sometimes they may have a positive impact. Actually doing these rituals may help you relax, lessen feelings of anxiety, stop overthinking, and be more present. Yes, they may have some benefits. But when you’ve been through a very painful experience, like when you haven’t felt emotions for a very long time, sometimes these things may not work because they are just dealing with the symptoms of the problem. They’re just dealing with the manifestations of underlying causes.

So, if you have a tool, let’s say you meditate because you are anxious or stressed, or you journal when you are overthinking, you end up doing a lot of things because you think that healing is a lot of work. So, you end up feeling bad about yourself if you don’t complete all the rituals on your list for the day. You may feel overwhelmed, seeing your day as just a series of rituals. Yes, they have a part in your healing journey, but sometimes these things may create another burden because you are dealing with a lot of symptoms, looking for tools for symptoms instead of addressing the root cause.

Rituals have a place, but the best analogy to understand this is to imagine having a blockage in your home’s drainage system. If you just pour some water every day to clear something and the water starts to flow, the blockage is still there. So, rituals are like pouring water to help the flow, but they are not dealing with the actual blockage. The real transformation is dealing with the root cause, going to where the blockage is, and unblocking it. Once you unblock it, you can then incorporate rituals for maintenance. That’s why there are times when you might require the assistance of a plumber to effectively unblock the drainage. Afterward, your responsibility is to engage in regular maintenance, ensuring that no debris accumulates or causes obstruction in the drainage system. Similarly, effective therapy operates in a comparable manner — it aids in unblocking your inner emotional drainage. The subsequent journey, however, rests on your shoulders as you take charge of maintaining it.

Hope that makes sense. Rituals work in the maintenance phase of your healing journey but not for the actual healing or unblocking. Focus first on unblocking — dealing with suppressed emotions, underlying issues, and negative beliefs. Once you’ve unblocked, then you can incorporate daily rituals for maintenance. Rituals can’t help unblock something that has been blocked for a very long time. So, start with unblocking for deep transformation. Feel free to share your thoughts on rituals that are or aren’t working, and have a nice day.

Note from the Author

If you’re ready and you’d like my help with healing, finding peace in life and breaking free from these toxic patterns, then you can book a FREE BREAKTHROUGH CALL with me HERE. Happy healing 💙💙. Feel free to share and comment! Use this information with caution, it comes from my own thoughts & bias, experiences and research😊.

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Edwin Bii
Edwin Bii

I'm Edwin Bii, a trained advanced conversational hypnotherapist (ACH) and Mind Shifting Coach from Kenya offering mental health support, and life coaching to help you crush your goalsand overcome your problems. Together, we'll navigate challenges, build self-awareness, and create a happier, healthier you. Let's unlock your potential.

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