For as long as I can remember, I was told to learn about the power of the mind how I needed to control it or 'it' will control me. From an early age, I studied the mindset masters and learned and achieved great success through their teachings.
For a big significant part of my life, I lived by those principles.
I would set goals and big goals, yet I always had the same feeling after conquering them. I wasn't sure back then what that feeling was. I just thought it was the novelty of my focused intention wearing off.
Yet, I know there was more to this; however, back then, I was afraid to slow down, to feel and listen to what was genuinely trying to speak to me or through me.
Then I finally slowed down! Actually in 2012 life pulled the handbrake on me in 2012 as I became chronically ill with an autoimmune condition and nowhere to go besides inwards.
It sucked at the time as I had no choice to STOP, take stock about my life and to FEEL!
Embracing the power of emotions
During this time of self-nurture and self-healing is when I met the real authentic me.
It was my dark night of the soul; I had to face my inner demons, the destructive habits that were based on fear and realised on all the ways I had given my power away!
Ouch ... learned hard truths and they weren't pretty.
How in touch are you with your inner feelings?
Have you heard or been told in the past to "suck-it up", "don't be baby" or cringe at people that are too emotional?
Have you felt guilt or shame in the past for 'feeling' a certain way?
Have you or know someone who has suppressed their feelings so deeply that it has turned to anger, depression or a body illness?
In short, through my inner journey of recovery and self-discovery, I learned these truths:
Imagine if your most significant breakthrough is not through intellect but your feelings.
So, my question to you is ....
What emotion are you feeling on a regular base?
What message are your emotions trying to tell you?
It is time to shine some light on what your heart is feeling. Give yourself a good dose of compassion, love and self-acceptance.
Trust me it is the best medicine, and nothing over the counter can remotely match it!
Be kind to yourself, and it is ok to find a quiet space for inner healing!