Thought triggers Emotion and Emotion triggers Thought.
Have you ever heard the saying “Do one thing each day that frightens you?”
This is to encourage movement … leaving the old stagnant ways of being and trying something new … not getting too comfortable in old/programmed ways.
So let’s focus on the emotions. Again, ways of thinking and feeling are most often learned through life experiences and learned conditioning. Therefore something that feels ‘good’ to you isn’t necessarily good for you. And something that feels ‘bad’ to you isn’t necessarily bad for you. The goal is to not let emotions fool you and keep you locked into old cycles.
Of course ultimately we want to achieve a mostly positive range of emotion. Some say that the only emotions to operate out of are acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm. Sadly our culture does not teach or encourage us to feel or to pay attention to emotion. If at all, it is primarily a job reserved for women. There is some truth to this because women are the feeling, intuitive feminine right side of the brain. Men are the thinking, strong, action left side of the brain. Now, even though this is the case, we all think and we all feel. There is a time and a place to do both.
My intention is healing the self … to become balanced within all aspects of the self. And this is where I am coming full circle again.
Since the thought affects the emotion and the emotion affects the thought lets choose to focus on the emotion for this time. Why? Because our planet is coming into huge emotional shifts. Emotions are the salt and pepper of life … they make us feel alive.
The cycle of emotion-thought-emotion-thought more often than not needs to be interrupted, especially when in a heightened emotional state of anxiety, anger, frustration, fear, stress, guilt. Try this … and since you are probably relaxed reading this right now, imagine yourself in a stressful situation, feeling completely overwhelmed by some circumstance of your life. The thoughts are wronging the situation and the emotions are fueling the thoughts.
TIME OUT. Take a time out. And here it is, focus on your breath. Remember your best friend ‘the Breath?’ Now you have to really take time out, I don’t care if you have to go to the bathroom to take time away from the situation. Start breathing.
Allow yourself to feel. Shut of your mind. Do not let any thoughts that want to justify, blame, explain as to why you are feeling this way occupy your mind. This is all about your breath and your emotions. Breathe into your emotions. No thoughts!!! Simply breathe and feel. Get in touch with what you are feeling and how does this really feel?
Embrace what you are feeling. Be your own parent and tell yourself that it is o.k. to feel. Breathe into the emotions and observe what an incredible, emotionally loaded, miraculous Being you are. The more you relax into feeling and being o.k. with it, the more it disappears. It neutralizes. And these are the benefits of this exercise:
- You are acknowledging your emotional Body.
- You are moving through your emotions without judging yourselves or others.
- You are releasing the emotions and are not storing them into your Body.
- You are not engaging into a vicious cycle of working yourself up.
- You are not acting or speaking out of the-by now- released emotions.
Instead, you get to feel good about yourself. Feel proud of yourself for taking responsibility. Now you are able to find constructive thoughts. Solution thinking. Goal thinking. Thinking about what to communicate and how. You get to be in charge. Furthermore you are feeling better. You successfully took yourself out of an old programming that in the past hurt your emotional, physical and energetic Body. Congratulations!!!
Practice and consistency are the keys to success here. The stronger the emotional pattern/programming the more patient and consistent you want to be. Do not make it a thing. Lovingly and patiently keep aware that you are actually creating physical changes, re-wiring your neural pathways and shifting into positive peptide production. You are a miracle of life. So enjoy your ability to feel and allow it to move you into aliveness.
Be advised that just because something triggered you into feeling something, didn’t necessarily mean that all the emotions were from this particular incident. Stored, unreleased, unacknowledged emotions built up and make one more tense. Instead, Breath!