Emotional Drama

Detaching From Emotional Drama

There are times when you know that you’ve gotten caught up in emotional drama and the best thing for you is to simply let go and “let it be”.

SOS - Detaching from Emotional DramaHowever, “letting it be” in the midst of the kind of emotional drama that’s going around now is not always all that simple!

We’re often advised by well meaning folks to “just take some deep breaths”, “meditate”, “get present by looking at your hands”, “look around at your surroundings” or “go for a walk”. These are all very helpful and certainly not bad advice.

And yet…

What if you’ve tried all that and the tightness, the negative thoughts, the nightmares – the intense emotional drama keeps coming back like a magnet and sticking to you like glue? 

You may feel like you’re powerless, but it doesn’t have to be that way.


Choose to Detach

Sometimes it pays to get really creative with sticky, complicated emotions. This mind exercise is a creative way to use your natural Soul Resources proactively.

Start by gazing softly at the symbol below and just your mind wander. You can conduct an unconscious search throughout the underlying cogs and mechanisms of your mind.

At some point, your attention will settle on an unresolved emotional drama.

Give a name to the emotional drama that’s sticking to you right now.

Have fun with it. Take whatever name comes to you without judgement.

“The name of my emotional drama is _________________.”


Use this Circle of #1 Animal Spirits to help you communicate with “_____________”.

Ask: “What are you doing here?” and “How can I help?”

Don’t jump to any conclusions or make concessions. You are merely gathering information.


Ask another question using #14 Otter: “What emotional pattern are you sending my energy to?”

The pattern is called “________________________________”.


If you don’t want your energy to contribute to that emotional pattern anymore, use this #32 Condor and call on her Creative Life Force to let go of old habits and behaviors.

Mind Body IntegrationSend your energy like a laser beam directly to the center of the pattern. Do that both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body until the pattern has completely dispersed.


Ask the medicine from #9 Lizard to get more information:

“Am I holding onto abusive persons, activities or obligations? Am I ready, willing and able to let them go?

This is where it can help to open and close your hands. Move your body around and shake it off!


“I detach from destructive energies; including those that come from family members, co-workers, organizations, illnesses, and ________________.”


It’s time to dissolve any destructive mental or emotional patterns from your mindset.

Visualize any dark or heavy energies lifting up and away from you, going to the Light.


Relax and let the system that supports the pattern to collapse…


Complete this process by closing the door in your mind that leads to any harmful pathways that are better for you to stay away from.

“I close the door on any drain or strain on my time, space, attention or energy.”

“All holes are sealed and healed.”

“I follow the direction of healthy protection.”


You now have a powerful and creative way to deal with emotional drama. Now is a great time to take a deep breath and go for a walk out in nature (always a good idea)!

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Rheanni Lightwater, Reiki Master Teacher

If you feel that Clear Perception has helped, but hasn’t addressed all of your needs, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP is an expert in the art and science of mind body healing. She has 23+ years experience in dream tending, energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing. Contact her if you still feel exposed, lost, or overwhelmed.

Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives. Sessions are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: info@soulresourcesllc.com.

This Mind Exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

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