Time and time again I come back to the same thing. For years I've wanted to fix. I want to feel differently or have differently than I do. And while that can be a wonderful thing, one needs to meet one exactly where they are in non resistance to the energy they are feeling now. Pure acceptance. Of your experience. Your humanity. What we resists persists.
So, what this looks like for me and for you?
I lay down on my bed. I put my hand on my heart and I ask how I'm feeling. As icky and uncomfortable as it is I offer up love and acceptance. Not literally but I just say hi fear, hi helplessness, hi sick. Hello in there. So we aren't looking away, we are looking toward. Loving. Could I just be with this without needing to change it? I'll ask. This lets the ice melt. This lets the energy move. This creates space for all the feelings we want. If we don't welcome some, we can't welcome others.
I give this little analogy of a house where all the feelings live. Joy and sorrow and pain and anger and happiness and pleasure. But if you want joy you have to go into the house. But anger lives there too. Would you rather hang out on the lawn numb your whole life or would you rather let yourself start to feel the gift of it all?
To me this is a practice.
To learn to move toward and not away.
That's where the space is created for the deeper feelings that make life worth living that you want. It can seem scary to go in but those that have gone before say there's good stuff there for you. I can attest to that. And go slow. Feel 1% out of 100%. Feel just this second of it. You don't need to go back into the past, just welcoming the energy you feel now with no story. Let it be felt, let it move, let it be purified by the light of your being. And then share with me what you find on the other side.
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About the Author
Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher who writes for souls who are curious about activating the principles of radiance, authenticity and magnificence within their own hearts. Her purpose is to help you awaken to your Soul's True Nature one article at a time.