Monday, October 18, 2010

How can we heal what we're trying so hard to avoid?

How about we reframe "negative" emotions and feelings into feelings and emotions we can't handle YET.

We tend to label what feels uncomfortable as "negative". But imagine becoming comfortable with feeling all of your feelings? Wouldn't that be great?! Imagine if feeling your feelings, is what helps you digest them, assimilate them and discharge them so they don't become STUCK? Allowing them to flow in, through and out of our bodies and minds ...

Make a list of the feelings that are really uncomfortable for you to feel, the ones you want to avoid like the plague. And start tapping on allowing yourself to feel them.

Even though I can't handle feeling hopeless, maybe I can allow myself to feel 10% of that feeling and it'll get easier and easier to feel it

Even though I can't feel ... YET, I accept myself anyway

Even though I'm afraid to feel ... because ... I accept myself anyway


Lahn said...

It's true that many of us (healers included) tend to label emotions and when considered undesirable, would almost do anything not to simply allow and feel them. This is definitely counterproductive. I read a quote somewhere that, I believe rightfully points out, there is no such thing as a bad emotion. The only bad emotion is a stuck emotion.

Noreen Barron said...

Lahn, I thought this quote was lovely ~ One's suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields - even to sadness. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Anonymous said...

I too believe in absorbing the emotion and soaking it to neutrality.

very wise suggestions noreen.

lots and lots of love.

Noreen Barron said...

Thanks Trisha, lots of love to you too, Noreen :-)