Be The Change Tip #4: JUST A MOMENT IN TIME
If you’re trying to change a pattern of behavior or navigate your way through a life change, I can guarantee that emotions will arise. I say this with certainty, because we are human, and part of being human is that we feel.
The thing about our emotions is, they are in the moment. I invite you to breathe into that concept: e – motion.
It is generally accepted that there are 14 basic emotions:
Our basic personalities are rooted in the way we allow our emotions to flow through us, whether we express them or inhibit them. If we chronically “stuff” our emotions, it can lead to chronic health conditions, and emotional instability. It can also drain our mental power, and zap our spiritual light.
When times are tough and you’re feeling challenged, angry, sad, resentful and want to give up, just remember these are just emotions and THIS IS JUST A MOMENT IN TIME AND THIS TOO WILL PASS.
If you are able to let the emotion flow fully to its completion and accept and own it, you give your self the gift of living fully in the moment. No blockages will develop in your energetic field and you can receive the full lesson or wisdom on offer.
Here’s 3 helpful hints to support you when your feeling challenged and emotional:
The easiest way to let our emotions to flow and not control us is to breathe. On the in breathe, imagine a ball of light coming up from your feet into the middle of your back. On your out breathe let that ball of light go back down to your toes. If you do this for a fe moments you will feel calmer. From this position, where you have the power, not your emotions you can establish what is now the best.
- Act out your emotions
Doing something creative with your emotions can be cathartic. You could dance your grief, paint your anger, sing your frustration. This creative expression allows your emotions to flow and creates a symbolic outflow for your emotions.
Journaling is a great way to get clarity and will quickly get you in touch with your internal world. Writing about anger, sadness, fear and other painful emotions helps to release the intensity of these feelings. Writing can also have the added advantage that it can unlock your mind and present different possibilities and unexpected solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.