Who knew that we had the most incredible allies just waiting to help us define and design the life and work we love?
Who knew that they’ve always been right here, yet we didn’t necessarily recognize them as allies.
Funny thing is, as a culture we’ve been inclined to disregard them as allies and instead see them as obstacles.
Drumroll please…..what are our best allies?
Our emotions. Yes that’s right. The good the bad and the ugly emotions. ALL of them are actually allies. And if they aren’t treated that way we suffer more.
Here’s what I believe.
I believe that all emotions are valid and an essential part of your ability to live a fully expressed life.
I believe that if you don’t acknowledge yourself emotionally, you’re unable to show up for yourself OR others in any capacity.
I believe that emotions have a significant purpose, and are not to be feared or rejected, but instead to be welcomed. All of them. They are the Body’s natural way of navigating life.
(Whether you are navigating the loss of a loved one or a job or a pet or a plant in your garden, you are wired for processing that loss).
I believe that what happens if you are unwilling to process, honor, or feel your emotions, it’s detrimental to your health.
(The unfelt emotions cause your body to go into fight or flight. It experiences undue stress and harm because it’s busy holding onto the trapped emotions. This can translate into weight, physical symptoms, mental stress, disease, physical pain and a myriad of other things).
I believe that we are emotional beings. Given that emotions are energy in motion and just want to move, when we don’t let them they get stuck. And when our emotions are stuck, we are stuck.
I believe that when you stifle your emotions by swallowing them down, or getting busy, or turning to a vice, or using any number of avoidance strategies, you are telling your greatest allies they don’t matter.
I believe that when you don’t allow yourself to fully feel and process your emotions you can’t grow or let go NOR can you create what you really want in your personal or work life.
I believe that each and every emotion is a part of YOU and that there’s a whole committee of them just wanting your attention. And that when you don’t feel your emotions as they arise, you reject parts of yourself.
What if emotions were your ally instead of your enemy? What if you welcomed them like a hug from a friend?
What if they were just like little children who may have gone into hiding long ago, but keep arising because they have an important message for you? What if they are your greatest guidance system and can lead you to where you actually want to go?
What if even though doing this work isn’t easy, it’s worth it because your letting your own emotions truly be felt opens up your creative energy flow and causes you to feel vitality once again?
What if that? What would be possible?
I can think of a few things because I’ve done the work, and what opened up for me as a result was the realizing of a dream. One that keeps expanding and not yet done.
If you’re willing to welcome in the messages from your precious allies you can learn exactly what you need to know about creating the life and work you love.
If you feel a willingness, hit reply and I’ll gift you a free Clarity call so that we can find out what’s waiting on the other side for you!
Don’t ignore the call!
Because you matter!