Emotional Healing When You Can’t Remember the Event
Posted on December 3, 2021 at 6:38 am by Praying Medic / emotional healing / 12 Comments
For most people, I recommend healing emotional trauma by using the following steps:
- Recall an event that elicits a negative emotion when you think about it.
- Identify the negative emotion you feel.
- Ask Jesus to take the emotion and heal the wound in your soul.
- Tell him you receive his healing.
Some people cannot recall a specific event that triggers a negative emotion. They feel the emotion but can’t connect it with an event. It may help to remember that we aren’t healing the event itself. We’re healing the emotion. I only ask people to recall an event because it usually elicits an emotional response, which helps identify the emotion that needs healing. If one feels the emotion without recalling an event, simply ignore the first step in the process and ask Jesus to remove the emotion and heal the wound in your soul that was caused by it.
For more information, check out my book Emotional Healing in 3 Easy Steps.
Excellent points. One could, additionally, write down the experience and then burn the paper. This provides a powerful visual of letting the experience and the accompanying emotions go.
That’s a good idea.
Dave, I’ve been through these steps in great measure because of your amazingly insightful and beneficial book. But I would add that Holy Spirit has sometimes indicated to me that the reason I had no associated memory was because it didn’t actually happen to me — it’s a generational curse and my behavior was as if it had happened to me. In that case, I have used the authority of Jesus’ Name to break that curse off of myself and my family line. And that too has been effective. (True, the most traumatic experience of my early life was, however, buried in my soul. When I asked Jesus to show me, He did reveal what happened and a major piece of the puzzle fell into place. Over time we dealt with it together, but that was years before you told me about your book The 3 Easy Steps, which I recommend highly.)
Good insights Rick. Thank you.
I have the book and I too recommend it. I would add that sometimes we have a feeling (sense of unease) not an active emotion and identifying it takes a lot more digging into ourselves. Fear is the opposite of love and may just be an uneasy feeling that we can’t put a name to. Perfect love casts out all fear, be willing to release it to Jesus.
I hope this works. My resentment, anger, and emotional pain come from so many negative interactions with authority figures, it would take years to deal with them individually. I can feel the tightness in my chest and the emotional distress now, just thinking about it.
Bless you Dave and thankyou for sharing these wonderful insights. Just ordered your book as I just entered my 80s and all my life experienced good health even though I suffered thru major heart breaks and heart aches including the loss of my father who died when I was five, I never married ( those who I loved didn’t love me and visaversa) and now for the past three years I’ve been suffering arthritis of my knees making it painful to walk and I’ve asked God to bring to my awareness any unforgiveness I may have overlooked since I’ve forgiven everyone I can think of including myself for my foolish choices, but still continue to suffer the knee pain. Any suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated
I was talking to my sister not long ago about the many miscarriages I’ve had. I told her that I didn’t really have any bad feelings about all of those events. She suggested that I pray my “special prayer”. So, I approached it differently. I recalled that I had had many miscarriages and I asked God to take any negative emotions that I was holding, even if I was unaware, away from me and to replace them with His love and being whole and I received His healing. I immediately felt a release and had a massive yawn that nearly split my jaw. I cried a little – more than I did when I miscarried except for the first one. I thought about how I will see my babies in heaven and I’ve had another level of peace that I didn’t have before.
Thanks for sharing such an amazingly simple but effective prayer. I wish I could tell you all of the stories of healing that I have seen your book, Emotional Healing, bring; but they are not all my stories to tell. We use it frequently to help my son deal with his emotions – he’s very emotional and holds on to all of his hurts and I share it with everyone that is hurting. I’ve purchased at least 4-5 copies of this book and I’m sure I’ll purchase more as time goes on.
Thank you – both of you – for your ministry!
Glad to hear the message helped you.
God is amazing!
I EMailed you previously about emotional healing of genetic damage from the womb, and you encouraged me to continue asking Yeshua for release from this. Having no perceivable memory of how I was affected at that age, I was inspired to examine all I knew about my parents at the time my mother was pregnant with me. I was enabled to skip through memories I had been told of about that time by my parents, their troubles and difficulties, and was able to identify the fear and depression that was a second womb around me, address it with Yeshua, and receive his peace for the richochet effect of my parents’ emotional distress. There is much more to do in my healing, but I was startled at how much I was able to understand of what occurred as I first grew from a single cell without being able to remember it, forgive it, release it, and ask Yeshua to give me his peace. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing your testimony.
God is great.