Since when did we forget that our emotions are MEANT to guide us.???
It is so funny how we have been conditioned as a society to discredit 'emotional' beings or states of mind yet we forget the true meaning and purpose of emotion.
If emotion was meant to be ignored then we wouldn't have them. In fact, evolution (ya I am talking science) would have probably led us to rule out emotion as any helpful means for survival (just like our diets changed and our jaws got smaller and some of us now have to have our wisdom teeth removed).
Our emotions are here to SERVE us, to GUIDE us, and to LEAD us in the right direction.
Yet, so often we are told not to act on them.
Granted, I don't believe acting on a negative emotion such as anger or fear can serve us well, I do believe we must act on our lighter, more loving feelings.
In my mind, and experience, any and every decision we make is rooted in some sort of emotion and thus leads to a result or a reaction of similar emotion.
Example; I started my fitness journey in loathe for myself and my body, so even though I saw AMAZING physical results I still wasn't happy or feeling any love for myself because my journey had started from a place of hate.
You really do get out what you put in. But of course, you can CHANGE your OUTput by changing your INput.
Your outer world always changes when your inner world does.
I mean, we have all met or seen people who are happy as a clam even in situations which could literally rip someone else's heart out. Why? well sometimes they are crazy, but most of the times it is their perspective.
Ice cream fall off the cone?
No biggy, I didn't even want icecream
No biggy, Maybe this was a sign from the universe this wouldn't taste any good.
No biggy, the cone was leaking anyways.
No biggy, my dog loves it.
Everything really is about how we utilize our emotions and perspective in this world.
The sad thing, which I am trying to highlight here, is that we have been so deceived by this horrible lie that emotions are 'bad' and being emotional is not a 'desirable' thing.
This is unfortunate BECAUSE our emotions are literally our intuitive and instinctive state of mind which means, we kind of need them...
I mean, major beauty in life is felt and experienced when major pain is felt and experienced (yikes, not that icky feeling again)
If more people opened themselves up to FEEEEEL deeply on ALL levels, both in darkness and in light, imagine the ecstasy that could fill hearts worldwide...a pretty damn amazing amount.
We run from emotions sometimes, especially negative ones, because we know they require some Getting through, going through, and gone through.
We also deny ourselves of emotions, a lot of times positive ones, because we may not believe we are worth the celebration of them, may not want to seem overly excited, and might not want to upset others who have not experienced this or don't seem to ever.
BUT THE KEY TO RECEIVING MORE POSITIVITY AND MORE RESULTS IS CELEBRATING THE POSITIVES AND THE RESULTS YOU HAVE WHEN THEY OCCUR.
Example: If you want to feel better about your body, everytime you notice yourself loving on your body or complimenting yourself OWN IT, EMBRACE IT, and CELEBRATE IT.
When we allow ourselves to be humans (I know, crazy thought), we allow ourselves to be free.
Because at the end of the day, being human, really just means your soul resides in an amazing, powerful, strong, and emotional body and mind.
I encourage you to adopt these mantras/affirmations into your life:
I love my emotions
My emotions love me
I am better off when I trust and listen to my emotions.
I am so happy and grateful to have such a strong intuition and sense of self.
I am so happy and grateful to be able to accept and love both my darkness and my light.
I trust and follow my intuition
I allow myself to feel
Feeling is Healing
I am love and I am light
My emotions guide me to make and take the most loving steps for myself every day no matter how powerfully low or powerfully high they are.
So, remember, your emotions, are your little nudges from your gut and from your soul reminding you of the path you are on, encouraging you to stay the course.
Listen to them.
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||