How many of us hold on to things that paralyze us?
Something happens and we spin in a cycle of anger, shame or humiliation and can’t seem to get ourselves out of it. The only way out is through. Accept what happened, feel the wave of emotions and then let them go. All emotions are portals to our next phase of learning and healing It does us no good to complain about a situation or to wallow in our suffering or anxiety. It’s also important to know that there are no good or bad feelings. All feelings show up to teach us a lesson. We must not label them and look for the gift that is available to us.
When we thank the situation for the gifts that it brings, we are able to feel in the moment, lean into the lesson, let go and move on…
If you are angry, maybe the lesson is trust yourself more.
If you are shameful, maybe the lesson is to have more courage and be enthusiastic about taking bold steps in your future..
If you feel humiliation, maybe the lesson is to claim more respect
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I had an experience last week that was absolutely humiliating. It created so much anxiety in my body that I almost couldn’t function. I kept reliving the experience and beating myself up. When I realized what I was doing, I decided to give myself a timeout to take a nice hot bath. I needed quiet time with myself to feel into what my body was trying to tell me. I wasn’t going to get answers from anyone else. People could tell me to let it go, you are worrying over nothing, but no words that anyone said were going to heal the pain. I needed quiet time alone with me to go within and feel into the lessons that were right there in front of me. There was SO MUCH healing that took place from this crazy incident that I am now super grateful for it.
How often do we create more anxiety for ourselves than we have to? We spend countless hours, worrying, contemplating, hiding, being afraid, contracting and playing small. At what cost? The time spent is NOT serving us. We need to learn how to acknowledge and own what is going on, feel into the lesson and move on. That is the only way through.
When we feel an emotion, it makes the experience of the opposite that much deeper. Maybe the situation you are going through is allowing you to experience deeper levels of Trust, Courage and Respect for yourself. How great is that!
Be grateful, feel the emotions and then let go.