Welcome to Day 49 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project
Today’s meditation is all about releasing and letting go of emotions to love. It speaks to us about how challenging situations and reacting out of blame, hurt or trauma can cause a ripple effect of more pain, more hurt and more trauma. I believe my post on “How a minor car accident can awaken you” embodies this very message.
My first reaction was to blame. Then after careful thinking and deliberation in meditation, I was able to let go of that feeling so I could welcome in the learning experience. It was a huge learning experience of habitual patterns and how we can walk blindly in life without seeing the many blessings the universe sends us. Very powerful.
As I begin to see the world through the blessings the universe sends us in each moment, the world changes. What I once thought was a harsh world, is no longer harsh but forgiving. When coming from a place of love, my reactions to challenging days become calm, more in control and less stress.
Today I challenge you to remove all blame or negative feelings you may have about a current situation or past event. Accept, let go and forgive by honoring the feeling and releasing it to the universe. The universe can be a very powerful ally. The universe will gladly remove the negative feelings you harbor if you just give it a chance and let go.
Day 16 of Miraculous Relationships
“Today set the intention to consult your heart before you act on any emotion. Your heart is a reliable guide that helps you experience empathy, compassion, and love. The heart is the seat of emotional intelligence, and it allows you to get in touch with your true self. It nurtures all of your relationships by reminding you to see yourself in the other. See through the eye of your heart and you open the doorway to manifesting the life and relationships you most desire.”
My Journal Entries for Day 16
Think about what your body feels like at the end of a challenging day. How does accumulated stress manifest in your body, mind and spirit? Do you acknowledge the feelings you have had during the day or do you push them aside or cover them up in the name of moving forward? Take a few minutes to write in detail about the patterns or coping responses you have when dealing with difficult experiences and emotions. Identify and write down three positive response strategies that you can practice to support your sense of peace and well-being. These can be as simple as going for a walk, stretching, or taking a deep breath when feeling anything other than peace.
If I have a day that I perceive is challenging, my body feels stress mostly in tightened muscles around my shoulders, back and arms. My mind is tired, overwhelmed with details and looses the ability to produce clear thoughts. My spirit is broken; wishing for something different, something not so hard.
I acknowledge these feelings for sure but I usually push through meaning just because I acknowledge them doesn’t mean I allow them to surface or inhibit what needs to get done. However, this practice leaves me overwhelmed most days and pretending I am superwoman.
Today speaking with my personal coach, I realized that instead of pushing through the best way would be to listen to what the body needs in the moment and allow that to happen. When I allow the feelings to pass through, I can then continue on with my tasks in flow instead of resistance.
If I consider the day very difficult, my coping mechanism would be to shut down. This would manifest by watching TV or simply going to bed. I am also completely ignoring the situation. Not the healthiest way to deal with stress. I am blessed to have little of these days.
Positive Response Strategies
1. I believe my first strategy would be to meditate and allow my body’s stress responders to level out.
2. Stretching has been on my mind lately. I believe stretching is a great way to remove stress from your muscles and take time to let go.
3. Listen to music that makes me smile or feel good. Gives me a sense of hope and gently reminds me that all is as it should be. Music can wake me up from unserving thoughts and promote peace and happiness.
Are there any particular emotions that you resist or avoid feeling? Choose one emotion you find difficult and write a letter to that feeling expressing why you have struggled to accept it.
The one emotion or feeling that I avoid is the feeling of being uncomfortable. I often put myself in guaranteed situations where I will not feel this feeling.
First I want to apologize for pushing you out of my life. I believe I struggle with you because you make me unsafe. I feel as if I am stuck in the current situation without a choice when you are present.
However, I can see that you are a gift to push myself to experience something new, to define myself, who I am, why I am here and what my next steps may be. You jolt me; make me think. Cause a reaction that could be a catalyst to my next big growth movement.
Thank you for showing up in my life and for being exactly where you need to be for me.
What would you like to release today? Write freely.
I would like to release the feeling of needing a perfect life. I sometimes daydream of something better then what I have. Yet, what I have is amazing. It is during difficult times that I dream of times without challenges, which as we all know is not completely possible. Reframing those challenges to learning experiences is what actually happens when you modify your mindset to be different. My perfect life is exactly what it is supposed to be. Therefore, I release into the energies the feeling that the grass is greener on the other side. My side is very green, beautiful and fertile to all possibilities.
If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.