Ok, today’s post is for anyone who’s ever thought, “This again? I thought I resolved that. Healed that. Was done with that.”
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I mean situations like this:
I thought I was over that guy / breakup.
I really thought I healed my issues with my body.
Wow. I can’t believe all my stuff around my dad is coming up again.
Working as a life coach, I see tons of clients have these kinds of realizations. And, what usually follows is a process of beating themselves up.
Today I’d like to stop that from happening by sharing with you – something I can’t believe I’m going to admit – I love popping pimples! It’s true. I always have. I guess I’ve had a lot of experience with them over the years. (Maybe I should be an esthetician?)
Anyway, before you think I’m coo coo crazy, here’s what poppin’ zits and personal development have in common:
They aren’t healed until you get to the root.
This may be a kinda gross example, but if you’ve ever had a zit that is super persistent and won’t go away, it’s because you haven’t released the puss pod. There’s a tiny, hard bulb at the base and it will keep appearing until you get that part out.
Unresolved issues are like that too. They will keep resurfacing until you get to the root.
Sometimes they trick us and really make us believe we are complete and then all of a sudden a year later when we are in a new circumstance, BAM the body or dad or ex stuff comes up. That’s actually a really good thing. It means you are getting closer to releasing the puss pod!
So, the next time you have that thought: “This again? I thought I was done with that!” Know, it’s a fantastic opportunity. It just means you aren’t quite finished. That’s all. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It doesn’t mean you don’t get it. It doesn’t mean you’ll be upset forever.
It just means you are human and there’s more work to do.
In the comments below share: How you’ve handled a recurring unresolved issue. What worked for you?