Just recently I shared on FaceBook about how I had just coughed up a HUGE spiritual hairball of ancient psychological gunk that had been clogging up my emotional and spiritual energy for a LONG time. And someone asked me to share about how I approach that process of clearing old crap out of my energetic system. So here’s the formula that works best for me. And hopefully, can be of service to you.

Our soul will let us know it is time to heal something within us through an experience of suffering.

We will find ourselves in a place of distress that often has no discernible source. We just know that we’re miserable, hurting and unhappy. This is how the invitation to heal reveals itself.

So the first step to breakthrough is through the process of inquiry.

It’s being willing to ask the question over and over again… what’s going on? What’s at the root of this suffering? And then continuing to relentlessly drill down, petitioning your inner wisdom, your intuition and spirit to reveal the core issue and belief that is the source of the spiritual blockage.

The next step is really LISTENING for the answer.

It’s important to try and remain open to what your wisdom, spirit or intuition is telling you. And watching your knee-jerk tendency to go into denial and reject certain truths because you don’t want to look at what is being exposed or to believe what you’re seeing is true.

Practice honestly admitting when your soul is saying YES and when it is saying NO.

And finally, simply staying present with what is being revealed to you and allowing yourself to feel it all, even and ESPECIALLY when it includes INCREDIBLE discomfort.

Those places of discomfort are pure gold when it comes to becoming more awake, aware and alive.

This is also where the creative process can be TREMENDOUSLY helpful, because you can use your intuitive art practice to express the discomfort which allows you to inhabit it more fully.

Continue to sit with the discomfort, engaging with it from a place of curiosity and compassion until the energy shifts and releases. Which it eventually will if you hold yourself with enough patience and presence.

It’s also more than OK to reach out and ask for someone to witness and hold space for you if you hit a particularly rough patch.

And of course, always call on spirit to support you as you go on this underworld journey into the ancient muck in your psyche in the service of greater wholeness and healing.

Spirt is always there to help guide you through this sometimes gnarly process if you simply remember to ask.