But what you say is correct James. They are being given to you by your soul to help you uncover the truth of yourself, so really all your bad feelings are your friends, and are, because THEY ARE YOU. And don’t you want to be a friend to yourself?
I see what you mean, and if we deny our feelings, then we’re being unfriendly and unloving to ourselves.
Yes, that’s right; and your healing, and why we stress that it’s about accepting your bad feelings instead of doing all you can to reject them, is really the way to truly accept yourself, to be as self-loving as you can. Your bad feelings, those repressed within you, are there for very valid reasons, they are not something that’s afflicting you for no reason. And they are trying to alert you to the fact that something is very wrong with you - within you, and so you should heed their warning. And you can only do this by accepting them, for if you continue to reject them, then you are not listening to your own inner warning signals and so will continue to suffer accordingly. However, as you’ve been so heavily programmed not to listen to your bad feelings, to what they are trying to make you feel and so understand about yourself, doing all you can to keep as far away from yourself as you can, so it’s very difficult to suddenly stop being how you are, all how you only know to be, and go the other way and start accepting them. This being the struggle you face in your healing. Your greatest obstacle is of course your own mind, it being full of the beliefs that say feeling bad is wrong: you must not let yourself feel bad, so you must do all sorts of things to keep feeling good, and these are your real barriers you have to overcome. But like it all, you don’t overcome them by using your mind to have power over them, this is only doing more of the same feeling-rejection to yourself; and so all you do, as all you can do, is accept that you feel this way, speaking about and longing for the truth of all you are feeling.
So through my healing I’m only fighting against myself, my feelings verses my mind.