last night and I suddenly became aware that I had not RELEASED some of the pain I have felt. I have chronic rib pain from torn cartiledge between my ribs, caused by coughing for one month straight, due to bronchitis acquired in China from constant sinus and lung infections due to the poisonous air. That was a year-and-a-half ago! This came to my conscious mind during the relaxation! I need to actively and intentionally RELEASE that pain. Then, my mind went to other areas that I might be holding on, mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally. I will begin to verbalize the release of those, too. Healing takes longer if you hang on to the cause, pain, etc. I want to work on releasing the pain and stress I experienced in China; the emotional trauma and causes from 2015-2017; the weight and fat I gained since 2017; the part in me that wants to numb and avoid painful emotions rather then feel them, acknowledge, accept, then let them go; the anger and rejection I feel from a certain family member; and the fear and anxiety I am currently experiencing around my return to teaching!