Inner emotions! Who wants to be emotional? According to the message we get from society, it is much smarter to ‘use your head’ than feel the charged energy of emotion either trapped or moving in your body. Emotions can be unpredictable and messy. They can upset you, stop you in your tracks or make you feel miserable. Being cool-headed and logical is so much more appealing. Except, for some of you, it really isn’t.
Your inner emotions are an ever-changing feedback system that allows you to know what something or someone means to you. Abraham-Hicks teaches extensively about the Law of Attraction, and your ’emotional guidance system’, which lets you know when you are in the presence of something you desire. It also tells you if you need to leave the room. If you pay attention to what is happening within you, you will know if you are on track with your desires. Heavy emotional states tell you something needs to be released or adjusted. Those same emotions may also mean that what you are considering isn’t really true or right for you.
Today’s topic is one that some may find challenging, especially if you’re highly sensitive and highly aware (which tends to be many folks in my playground). Just know that you must pay attention to what you feel, sense and know. It is SO much more than everyday information and often others will NOT sense what you DO. That’s okay! Just be you and gloriously claim your superpowers.
One of my favorite teachers, Matt Kahn, says that the emotions you experience are those that have been housed within you. Becoming aware of them means they have been triggered by something in the Now and are actually moving out of you. So, when you feel incredible sadness, for instance, the body is releasing sadness that has been stuck in your cells from some previous time when you didn’t know how to release it. If you allow the sadness to surface, and love yourself through it, the emotion will swiftly clear, leaving you feeling calmer and at peace.
Our society isn’t a big fan of emotional expression, so most people were taught to suppress their sadness, anger for fear it will be overwhelming and they will be unable to stop it. When you suppress sadness, anger, or joy, you are actually creating the exact scenario you fear. Suppressed emotion feels terrible. It is the lump in your throat, the pit in your stomach, the panic that goes off, perpetually, in your head, sounding the alarm that all is not well. If the body is unable to release emotion, you suffer. When you allow your emotions to move through your body (e-motion = energy in motion) you are liberated and will feel lighter, calmer and more clear about whatever it was that upset you. Emotional Intelligence is a Goddess Superpower!
Goddess of Now
The Goddess of Now says that your emotions give your life richness and depth. She encourages you to pay attention to the ebb and flow of emotion throughout the day or week. Your emotions are your surest guide to a happy and fulfilling life. If you are not someone who feels a lot of emotion, that’s okay, everyone has a different emotional range. Yours is perfect for you and what you are here to do.
The Goddess reminds you that in order to better follow your heart, you must first become familiar with your emotional landscape, and the ever-shifting tides, within. Emotion that is ignored or suppressed either eats away at you or comes out in such a way that things are changed in spite of your efforts to keep change at bay. A healthy relationship to your emotions means understanding that whatever you feel is okay. Emotions arise offering feedback, like a compass, so you can stay in dynamic balance with your wise inner self, and keep moving in the direction of your true to your heartfelt desires.
[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before you dive into today’s writing take a moment put your hand on your heart and feel your heartbeat. Imagine that you’re lying down on a treatment table. There’s a pendulum swinging over each energy center – base of spine, below navel, above navel, heart, throat, forehead and crown – balancing and energizing all your energy centers. As each energy center calibrates you feel light and in full flow of your life force. Feel the power arising within and infusing every cell of your body. Notice your emotions and how they fuel your being, moving you towards greater alignment and away from everything that diminishes your power.[/thrive_custom_box]
Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts
Consider your relationship to your inner emotions through the Goddess lens of Openness and Compassion. Please take a moment to reflect on these prompts and explore where you are Now with your inner emotions, and how you might like to tweak or upgrade this aspect of your life.
Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.
My emotions guide me . . .
I have a rich emotional life . . .
My emotions are . . .
Write for 2 minutes or more.