Stormy weather is just part of life. As in nature, we too have stormy, sad, depressed and anxious times. We have anger like lightening, tears like pouring rain. It just is. So how do we surf through this without pretending, stuffing down or denying these feelings which will only to be dealt with later in greater force?
Our reality or perspective has to first know this is the high and low of life. No one escapes this. There is nothing wrong with our life if we go through a low spot. It is part of the balance and continuum of harmony. It storms in nature to balance the atmosphere so it does the same for us. If we hit a low, rather than reach for denial or escapism, see what is trying to be heard. The sooner you catch it, the quicker it shifts. If you put it off, it lingers. If you look at it as your body, mind and spirit giving you a message it becomes a navigation tool rather than a problem.
When I feel off, there are a number of things it could be. I look to see if it is just energy I picked up from another or a situation I was in. This can happen like catching a cold. Sensitive people pick up on others misery and must make sure they don't read it as their own. I ask, "Is this mine?" I get a quick answer. If it is not, it tells me who and I just let it go and ask to be cleared of it. It works that easy. If it is mine then more must be done.
I identify the emotion or feeling. Is it anxiety, fear of the future? Is it depression, I'm stuck in the past or a past thing coming up? Is it tiredness? Annoyed? Anger? Sadness or loss? It is key to identify it. We often just consider bad emotion as all one and it is not the case. Self awareness supports us to know our feelings so we can better get the guidance it is offering. Each feeling indicates something different. It becomes easy after a bit and you know your feelings and the differences. At first, it takes a minute to tell the difference. Do yourself a favor and learn the small differences in these vibrations so you can better navigate your life, self and messages that these feelings tell you of your world.
As you do these things it is quick. It takes longer to write it than to do. If I am angry, I identify why? Am I hurt? Am I victim feeling? What is going on within me? These are important questions for who else will know if you don't? As it unfolds, I can get through it. You must watch the mind though. I will warn you for it can get going on some tangents and bring up more and more energy of feeling that is not necessarily there. You can still clear it all but it gets more complicated as you go into a pattern. If I am angry and know why, I can express it to another in a conscious way. I can move about and express the energy through working out or cleaning. There are many ways to move energy. Do I need to barrier or boundary myself from someone or something? Do I need to move out of a situation or change it? These are all awarenesses I can do as I decipher my storm.
As we self question, we figure it out. Sometimes it is childhood issues that were activated by someone acting as another has. We can notice and clear this. We can realize it is a reaction and get present. This will update our childlike way as we grow it up with an reorder. We may need to make a change that keeps coming forward and we are afraid or don't want too. All these things create low emotions that support us in growth and learning when we actually try to figure them out. We can talk to another, a friend or counselor. We use these indicators to rebalance and take action in life. We are receiving these gifts so we know where to recreate and change, so life is more fun.
The inward move is key. Get to know yourself! It is very important and actually fun. Meditation, writing, going in nature, reflection, all bring us understanding of our world. This alone time is very important if we want a happy life and to know ourselves. It supports us as we grow and shift toward new life and health. It is the first thing that negative low emotions suggest. Find out what is missing, wrong, needs change or be cleared.
I love to see it this way. Illness is I ness, or we need to go inward. Wellness is we ness, we play in the world. So if you are low, be alone and figure out your message. It becomes not good or bad but a way to know what to do using your emotional nature. It is a gift to guide us through our feelings. Sharing how the environment is effecting us. Indicators as to what way to navigate.
No one wants to feel bad or low. Yet the world is live and constantly giving us guidance on how to move. When we are low, I ness supports us so we don't get illness. It keeps us away from others so we don't make our low worse. It gives us time to see what is without distraction of others issues. It lets us know ourselves and what a part of us is telling us. It is actually good to sleep, rest, be quiet and grow forward. Why we label it bad is that we don't give ourselves this time to review or to know ourselves. We are activitied up so we put off seeing the message and it gets worse and bigger. Ride the storm as it begins with finding the next space to go in and figure it out. It is a helpful world and it is always supporting us.
It becomes our task to listen, make time, uncover our message and navigate it rightly. Storms are actually quite clearing of our inward space as the ones in nature refresh the air. If you notice soon enough, take the time, you don't deal with hurricanes. The big storms that become destructive, things flying and life getting out of hand. If you do, no worries either for that is a lesson in itself to attend to the feelings earlier. It is all part of learning, growth, expansion. Discomfort is part of it. The chicken struggles to get out of the egg and the life force struggles to break the seed shell. They do and they grow so big. These things are part of our experience and actually quite a necessary part.
Make peace with having low emotions and storms in your life. They are good, They indicate redirect and this creates new growth and happiness. I inspire you to see things in a lighter way. Some days I love the stormy emotions for I express them and they are gone. I forgive myself and feel clearer. Truly all weather is good. It is just part of what is here. So ride it!! Learn and grow! That is what we are doing here anyway!
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