“Emotional Release” means to release painful feelings that have become trapped within us, or suppressed, instead of having been cleared when they first occurred.
Traditional psychotherapy has assumed that the origins of suppressed feelings is in childhood, and it has been found that progress can be made based on this assumption; there is usually a childhood component to our major issues.
Transpersonal psychology, however, has broadened the scope and effectiveness of feelings work by suggesting that the roots of our most difficult feelings and circumstances are in past existences, and in our karma.
However, while Emotional Clearing agrees with the possibility of this broader view, it is important that I have to use a present-centered therapy. I work with present issues, and your’s feelings as it is by now.
The key understanding here is that while feelings may have originated in the past, they become projected onto present circumstances; as we clear feelings now, we are clearing the residue of the past. And, often we find in deeper work that past memories either of childhood or beyond spontaneously come up into awareness if needed.
On the other hand, it is common to find that issues become cleared with no past recall coming up or being needed to complete clearing a present issue.