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Day 14: Emotions Are Your Super Power

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.

Adela’s Insights

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.

Jodi’s Insights

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.

 

Day 13: Cherish Your Ancestral Roots

Where are your ancestors from? Immigrants and immigration are the talk of the day. Here’s the irony, whether your people have been here for many generations, or just a few,  your roots are elsewhere. The truth is, in the United States, unless you are Native American, your ancestors are not from here.

You are much more than a combination of your mother and father. Your DNA can be passed to you from anyone who came before you. You’re a little of this and a lot of that. Once you know where your roots, your DNA, came from, it is easier to know yourself and why you are the way you are and what that means for you.

Adela’s Insights

Being an immigrant is not a unique experience. Throughout history, large groups of people have migrated to more hospital climes, physical or political. I’m Cuban so this is very fresh in my experience, but my great, great grandparents emigrated from Spain to Cuba.

Immigration is the way the world re-populates, think of the recent Syrian migrations, post-World War II Europe, the repeated migration of the Jews, the fusion and diffusion of cultures and peoples. This has been ongoing for millennia. We are all a mix of many peoples and cultures. Go back far enough and our roots are commingled in infinite ways.

Jodi’s Insights

My family is Scandinavian. My grandparents on both sides of my family lived in farming communities and spoke Norwegian if they had something to say that they didn’t want us kids to understand. I thought it was the silliest sounding language I’d ever heard. I met a lot of their neighbors. They weren’t very sophisticated and I had dreams for myself that included glamor and a lot more refinement! I rejected the idea that I was anything like they were. If that was what it was to be Scandinavian, I didn’t want anything to do with it.

It was decades later, after my dad passed away, that I started to reconsider and realized that I had cut myself off from having any idea who ‘my people’ were or what I had inherited. Now when I see photos or videos of Norway or Sweden, I understand my connection to nature, and why I come alive being near water. The people there look like me. I still think they talk funny but maybe one day I’ll hear the beauty in the language my Great Great Great Grandmother used to sing lullabies.

When you reject where you came from you not only cut yourself off from the things you don’t like, you don’t have access to the countless wonderful qualities that are also part of the package that is you.

The Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says we are each a living breathing miracle. She tells us that we are so much more than the sum total of our DNA. In fact, your ancestors live and breathe through you. You carry their hopes, dreams, and even their disappointments in your cells. As you live your life and honor the desires of your heart, you are fulfilling their promise, as well as your own.

The Goddess reminds us that in honoring and taking loving care of yourself, body and soul, you are also honoring those whose lives made your life possible. She encourages you to express daily gratitude for your miraculous body that allows you to experience life.

[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before diving into today’s writing, put your fingers on your wrist and tune into the rhythm of your pulse. Feel the life coursing through you. Feel the link back to your parents and their pulse, their parents and their pulse. Follow that heartbeat as far back as possible. Feel the human chain that is your ancestry. The risks that were taken by those that came before you to create a better life for their family. Feel the courage it takes to leave the known and familiar for a foreign land. Allow the pulse of your heart to travel down that human chain of your ancestry in gratitude.[/thrive_custom_box]

Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Using the Goddess lens of Appreciation and Compassion consider your relationship to your ancestral lineage. See what you appreciate about it, and where you might like to upgrade your view of how your ancestry has shaped you.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

My people come from . . .

My family traditions . . .

Knowing my ancestry . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

 

 

Day 12: Home Sweet Home

There’s no question that home is a special place; a place where, ideally you feel at home, and are welcomed. It’s where you live with family or loved ones. It is your base of operation.

Home is where you nest, love your mate, keep all your stuff, and live with those you love and feel safe enough to argue with. Home sweet home! Home is where the heart is. Home is the place you return to, no matter how far you roam.

Your early home life gave you a unique sense of what makes a house a home. If home was a refuge for you, as a child, you likely created your adult home to have that same feeling of safety, security, and stability. If your early home life was volatile, it’s possible that you have either experienced a measure of volatility in your adult homes or have gone to the opposite extreme and made a point of avoiding conflict at all costs.

Home for our purposes also includes the family environment created there.

~ Did you share a bedroom or have a room of your own?
~ What was mealtime like, in your early home?
~ Did you live most of your growing up years in one home, or did your family move from home to home?
~ What comes to mind first when you think of your early home life?
~ Did your family host gatherings, like holiday parties, for friends and extended family?
~ How is your home life different today than it was when you were young?

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now tells us that your true Home is within. Until you are grounded in that spiritual truth, your external home, as lovely as it may be, will always feel somehow lacking. Once you realize your internal sense of home, you will feel at home wherever you are.

The Goddess reminds us that whenever you are feeling you don’t belong, or that your house doesn’t feel sufficiently hospitable, you can enter your Goddess Chamber and reconnect with the place that you will always feel at home. “Come in,” She said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before you dive into the writing exploration take a few minutes to dip into your inner resources. Imagine there’s a pool withing – in your deep eternal inner – the moon is shining and the water is black as ink. The pool stirs slightly as a breeze washes past your skin. You dive into the pool sloughing off the tethers that bound you to the shore, deeper and deeper you swim until it is just you and the moonlight. You take a deep breath and swim to the bottom of the pool and plant your feet firmly into the earth. Allow the old stories to settle into the sediment. Feel the light of the moon as it draws you to the surface. Up, up and up you glide into the moonlight and rest upon the shores replenished and relaxed.[/thrive_custom_box]

Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Consider your relationship to home through the Goddess lens of Belonging and Compassion. Please take a moment to reflect on these prompts and explore where you are Now with your home and how you might like to tweak or upgrade this aspect of your life.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

Our home is . . .

My early home was . . .

Home is where . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

 

Doorway 4: Home, Family & Ancestry

In Doorway 4 we encounter the ground on which we stand. This doorway corresponds to Cancer, the sign ruled by the Moon. Here we find the ground in which we are rooted, topics here include home, a family of origin, ancestral roots, psychological foundations, the nurturing parent – typically the mother, the state of our inner emotions, too. This house shows the conditions of early life and end of life.

At Doorway 4 you encounter early familial influences, your relationship to nurturing, and how your ancestral origins shaped your life. Your early psychological influences determine things like emotional sensitivity and your basic sense of security, as well. Doorway 4 shows the unconscious foundations of who you are.

Quotes

Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on home, family, and ancestry to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

I have arrived. I am home. My destination is in each step. Thich Nhat Hanh

Home is not a physical place in the outside world, but an inner quality of relaxation and acceptance. Osho

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou

Questions to Explore

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.

  • Where do you get your sense of home from?
  • What makes you feel at home?
  • If you had your choice, what kind of home would you create?

Resources

7 Ways To Make Your Space Feel Like Home Sweet Home