The knee-jerk reaction to uncomfortable emotion is to try and escape it.
Whether that escape takes the form of drugging, overeating, calling on Angels to change what's being felt, or making somebody wrong...it's all the same energy of emotional escapism.
Healed perception occurs out of willingness to feel whatever is coming up without trying to escape, and without pretending like the experience shouldn't be happening.
It seems that the most difficult thing for anyone to do is just let things be as they are. But that's truly what it takes to live as the ultimate truth.