Most mornings here in Canadia Land, I wake up and ask myself, how do I feel today?
What do I want to do, what do I want to feel, what can I do today that will contribute towards creating a life that fulfills me.
(When you’re not working, and you have a heck of a lot of time up your sleeve, you have a lot of time to think about this stuff!)
I’ve had to really draw upon my tools that I’ve learnt over the years, because sometimes I wake up and don’t automatically feel good.
I’ve have felt sad, and lost at times.
There is so much theory about that states we choose our state of being. So when we feel like crap, how does it feel to be told, you are choosing that? It makes one feel even more crap, likely even angry.
Angry is good.
Anger has an energy that has the power to shift the crap.
We feel angry because our ego wants to defend us feeling crap – it has invested in the crap. If crap doesn’t exist, ego doesn’t exist.
In my experience, and I HAVE experienced the above, it took my conscious observation to see what my ego was doing.
Before the awareness of observation and choice are apparent, perhaps it might be, that you need feel crap?
Maybe there is a message for you within the crap?
During my coaching studies we were taught that giving space to an emotion, any emotion, is such a wondrous and powerful tool…
I used to live in a world where I constantly denied anything other than happy. This pattern took me was down the rabbit hole of depression. I didn’t honor my whole self, and so as my development guided me, I reached a place where I needed to honor that that made me whole.
I needed to honor the sadness, the crapness, it needed releasing into the world, releasing from my physical body, so that I could find a new balance within me. One that acknowledged happiness AND sadness.
So learning this lesson, AND to read that our emotions are a state of mind, it never sat with me at this time.
Until, I learnt, how to balance my emotional state. How to acknowledge how I truly felt, what was underneath it, to then consciously make a shift in my being.
My observations today witness a world, where we are quick to tell people that they can CHOOSE to feel happy, and this is TRUE.
And, I also feel like we are at a turning point where perhaps most people, need to be acknowledged for not feeling happy. Maybe feeling sad, angry, frustrated. As it is through these emotions we can move into an authentic state of happiness.
I know all about living a life not dancing with the sadness, not giving space to the equal and opposite emotion of happy…
I learnt the tough way, I took the gateway through depression to the other side. To move into a whole and fuller way of being.
At any stage in your day, take 1 minute to close your eyes and check-in with yourself. Ask, “how do I feel today?”
Wait for your body to answer, it usually appears as a one word answer, or a sensation/feeling, maybe even a symbol. (everyone is different)
Then ask it…
“What do you need?”
Again, wait for the answer…
What you then choose to do with your innate answer is up to you.
To live in alignment with your bodies innate wisdom is health, and I for one am a MASSIVE fan of my BODY and my HEALTH.
You get to choose daily what you wish for your highest well- being.