Your Mind Does Not Know How to Heal
You will not always know, from your human mind, what is best for your growth. Because your personality is split into parts, with various factions competing to get differing emotional needs met, you will not always be able to perceive your own best interests.
For this reason, when you follow your ego-self-will you will make many mistakes. You will learn and grow through your mistakes, albeit through struggle, burnout, pain, illness, and confusion. And, after making many poor ego-based choices, you will eventually reach a breaking point.
When you follow your body's knowing about how to heal, you might be guided to take steps that feel challenging, frightening, unusual, embarrassing or difficult to your conscious mind, but each intuitive step towards true healing is accompanied by an inner affirmation of relief.
Releasing Emotions Spontaneously Through The Body
The process of deep healing can feel stressful because your body retains unresolved emotions long after it is necessary. Unresolved emotional pain can be worked through kindly and slowly by giving your body permission to do what it needs to do.
Breathing deeply, making sounds, instinctively shifting your body into different positions, contorting your face, or laying down with arms wide open is often all that is needed for an emotion to release.