What a day it has been…
Never in my life have I experienced so many ups and downs in one day. The roller coaster of emotion is rolling like waves to the point of overwhelming. it is amazing to me the diversity of the joy, laughter, pain, fear, and anger that has rolled through my day. Just as perplexing is the amount of physical change in my body that occurs with each emotion.
At this moment I have a headache and my stomach is very queezy. When I look past the physical symptoms, I am able to see that my world is changing very quickly in unexpected ways which is bringing fear into my world. Fear for me triggers that queezy feeling, and trying to control the fear brings on the headache as I clench my jaw and tighten all the muscles in my body.
My inner knowing tells me that I need to find physical ways to express my fear.
Looking to processes like walking meditation, gentle stretching, or vibrating my body with laughter will create that physical release of the fear. The beauty of these types of release is that they act as a conduit to the free and natural flow of emotion, allowing the movement rather than the blockage of the energy in my body.
Free moving and flowing emotions are one of the best ways to proactively prevent disease from taking hold.
Another suggestion for acknowledging and releasing fear is the use of Ho’o pono pono, as describes by Joe Vitale in his book entitled Zerolimits. This is a system that allows us to clear emotions and memories, bring us back to spirit. Saying the simple phrase of I love you. I am sorry. please forgive me. Thank you. is a powerful way to release in love and transmute what we are feeling in gratitude for it showing up in our awareness. I have even focused this ho’o pono pono practice to the area of my body that is speaking loudly and the results have been amazing.
How do you handle your emotions? Do you bottle them up and attack yourself from the inside, or do you acknowledge them and let them flow? Do your emotions flow in a gentle and healthy manner, or do they back up and then explode through violently?
Do you pay attention to the symptoms in your body letting you know about what you need to be addressing emotionally? I do! Sometimes I like what my body is telling me. Other times I don’t. But my body will always give me the gentle (sometimes not so gentle) nudges that will allow me to recognize and move through what is before me. For that I am truly grateful, and humbled by the magnificence of who I am.
As a side note my headache and queezy stomach have now passed….Journaling is also a great way to process emotions, but that is another topic for another day. 🙂