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Cry, Baby, Cry: How Crying Helps You Heal

Updated: Jan 24

Greetings Divine child —

Despite what many of us have been told, crying is not something to be ashamed of. It is not a sign of weakness. It is the movement of energy. When you allow the body to release tears, you allow blocked energy to flow.

For some of us, it’s easier said than done. If you’ve spent your whole life following the patterns of repression, denial, or minimization, breaking those habits will not be easy. But freeing yourself of these barriers is essential to your mental, emotional, and physical health. Various studies have shown that repressing the urge to cry weakens your immune system and heart health. It has also been proven that emotional tears release oxytocin and endorphins, which are feel-good hormones.

When you feel the tears well up, or that hot sensation in the back of your throat signaling an urge to cry, let it out (assuming you are in a safe space to do so). If you are not in a safe space, be sure to allow yourself to return to these feelings when you are so that the blocked emotional energy can be released.

When you cry, there’s no need to label the emotion. But if it helps to identify what you’re feeling — anger, sadness, pain, hurt, regret, etc — then feel free to do so. Ultimately, though, the physical sensation is the most important part of this experience. That’s how the energy moves. If other sensations arise when you cry, allow yourself to feel those too. A knot in your stomach, a clenched jaw, whatever it may be. These are other instances of blocked energy that need to be felt, released, and healed.

Sometimes it helps to set your intention when you cry. You can say something like, “I am allowing my blocked energy to flow freely,” or simply, “I am allowing myself to feel.”

When you cry, do not judge yourself for expressing your emotions. Instead, be proud of yourself for doing the difficult work of feeling through these uncomfortable sensations for the sake of your self-evolution. And then, when you can cry no more, be gentle with yourself and practice some self-care. You’ve done well.

Remember who you are — you are Divine Love.

DISCLAIMER: HLS does not treat, heal, cure or otherwise provide any medical or psychological services whatsoever. HLS offers this information to you in the hopes that you will be able to discern what does and does not resonate with you.

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