Feel It All and Deeply My Darlings.
Oh my giddy aunt. Talk about a deer-in-the-headlights! We’ve experienced it all around here this week my friends together with every single emotion known to man. It’s been challenging and heartbreaking. It’s been exhausting and uplifting. There has been amazing opportunities that have presented themselves. I’ve felt both in control and completely out of my depth. It’s been overwhelming and I’ve had moments of extreme self doubt yet I’ve been so excited and inspired at the same time.
I’m currently doing my yoga teacher training and one of the teachings this week was the acknowledgement of every single emotion that comes your way. The advice is to feel it – completely. Acknowledgement of how you feel in the moment helps you to deal with your emotions and the situation and, in turn, you are able to move on quicker than what you would be able to do if you suppressed your feelings. Don’t push those babies down. The marvellous or not so. Feel them. Live them. Then carry on.
This epic piece of advice has come to me exactly at the right time and I’ve used it as my centre point all week. As my touch stone if you will. Whatever has happened I’ve paused and felt it. Deeply and completely. It hasn’t always been pretty. Oh my no. And it hasn’t been an easy thing for me open myself up to. It has not come naturally. I’m a ‘bottle-it-all-up’ kind of gal. But I’ve tried to be be aware and open and I’ve given my self permission to feel whole heartedly. My darlings it has helped immensely. It’s enabled me to deal with things head on and in the moment allowing me to move on quicker. At the same time it’s made the goodness beautifully potent.
I have gratitude in my little heart for all of it. Not only do I know that I’m alive but more importantly – I. Am. Living.