Crying is not a sign of weakness, yet many of us have been taught otherwise.
We’ve been told that crying demonstrates to those who have hurt us that we are easily wounded and, in some cases, may provoke further emotional torture at the hands of our tormentors.
But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Crying is one of the most cathartic forms of healing the body knows how to perform. And it is a sign of great strength for those seeking to express their true feelings.
It’s a release of all the things we have been holding inside of us for fear that we are weak if we speak out.
Crying is the best form of medicine, and if you suffer from panic/anxiety or depression, it is the one emotion that can set you free from the torment of thoughts and feelings that no longer serve you.
We tend to repress things that make us feel bad; anger, grief, sadness, and fear all get bottled up inside our cells, causing premature aging and stress-related illness. Many healers have noted that dis-ease is a state in the body where there is turmoil, thus inducing disease.
But crying can help. It may not be the cure itself, but it can help release deep-rooted emotional traumas that have been silently stealing your happiness for years.
In high-energy astrological times like new moons, eclipses, and retrogrades, the spirit may push the body forward more than usual to be done with those toxic emotions.
Like most humans, we resist this urge to release, internalizing everything that has happened to us, creating the false belief that we are somehow to blame. This vicious cycle often continues for years until our bodies become overrun with toxic emotions, resulting in panic attacks.
Through my battle with panic/anxiety, I learned that if I let those emotions go with a good cry, I could often feel better.
Sure, it’s not fun to sit around weeping loudly, BUT it is NOT weak. It’s the strong, healthy thing to do.
Your body will need to rest on days you have a good cry, and what is wrong with that? On days that I cry, I just let it rip and rest. I cry for anything my body wishes to release and I take excellent care of myself.
Your body is the best doctor and knows exactly what to do to help you heal. Don’t be afraid to let go of anything and everything that doesn’t serve you. Don’t be scared to say that something or someone hurt your feelings. Speak your truth and to hell with what anyone thinks about it.
In those moments you feel attacked by others, lonely, scared, overwhelmed, or just emotional, it’s OK to permit yourself to cry.
Remind yourself what a beautiful, strong human you are, and let those tears fall.