Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday nuggets

As the Earth Allows the Rain 
Sitting with Feelings

Taking the time now to sit with your feelings and acknowledge them will save you much distress down the road.

It can take great courage to really sit with our feelings, allowing ourselves to surrender to their powerful energies. All too often we set our feelings aside, thinking we will deal with them later. If we don‚t deal with them, we end up storing them in our minds and bodies and this is when anxiety and other health issues can arise. Denying what our bodies want to feel can lead to trouble now or down the line, which is why being in the thick of our feelings, no matter how scary it seems, is really the best thing we can do for ourselves.  

One of the reasons we tend to hide or push aside our feelings is that we live in a culture that has not traditionally supported emotional awareness. However, as the connection between mind and body--our emotions and our physical health-- becomes clearer, awareness of the importance of feeling our feelings has grown. There are many books, classes, workshops and retreats that can help us on our way to emotional intelligence. We can also trust in our own ability to process what comes up when it comes up. If sadness arises, we can notice its presence and welcome it, noting where in our bodies we feel it, and allowing ourselves to express it through tears or a quiet turning inward.  

When we simply allow ourselves to fully feel our feelings as they come, we tend to let them go easily. This is all we are required to do; our feelings simply want to be felt. We often complicate the situation by applying mental energy in the form of analysis, when all we really need is to allow, as the earth allows the rain to fall upon it. As the rain falls, the earth responds in a multitude of ways, sometimes emptying out to form a great canyon, sometimes soaking it up to nourish an infinitude of plants. In the same way, the deeper purpose of our feelings is to transform the terrain of our inner world, sometimes creating space for more feelings to flow, sometimes providing sustenance for growth. All we need to do is allow the process by relaxing, opening, and receiving the bounty of our emotions.
                        ~ Daily Om


If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
                        ~ Eckhart Tolle


So what are you feeling now? Take a few moments to think about how you feel. If you’re not feeling as good as you’d like to, focus on feeling your feelings inside and purposefully lift them. As you focus on your feelings, with the intention to lift yourself, you can powerfully elevate them. One way is to close your eyes, focus on your feelings inside and smile for one minute.
                        ~ Rhonda Byrne


If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself; if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own Self-transformation.
                        ~ Lao Tzu


If you don't believe in miracles, perhaps you've forgotten you are one.

I want you to go to sleep or start your day believing in your ability to move forward/ past/through whatever challenge you might be dealing with - and/or simply be aware of appreciating the beauty in your day today. 

And if you're on a quest for something, remember the universe's delays are not the universe's denials. Don't quit before your miracle!
                        ~ Karen Salmansohn 


A Note from the Universe 

There is perhaps no more empowering belief, than understanding you're always in control of how you feel. 

Similarly, understanding that just because you're not always skipping through tulips with joy doesn't mean that something's wrong with you. 

You rock,
    The Universe


Just like the wild beasts, you want your own autonomy. You want freedom. You want freedom from negative emotion. You want freedom from somebody telling you what to do. Whether you are consciously aware of it or not — what all of you want is a sense of Well-being
                        ~ 'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks


Involve others in your goals.  Nothing worth achieving is achieved without the help of others.  As you set your goals, ask experts about every aspect of them, and as you work on your goals, constantly check with others for feedback on how you are doing.  The more you consult with your mentors, experts, etc, the more you will move ahead with your goals.  From the time you pick your goal, to the time you complete your goal, you should have a team of experts, consultants, etc, helping you, so you can move through your objectives and move on with your life.
                        ~ Edward W. Smith


Daily Teaching from The Power

Love is the solution and the answer to every relationship. You can never improve a relationship with negativity. Use the Creation Process for your relationships, and give love to receive. Use the Keys to Power for your relationships. Notice the things you love, make lists of the things you love, talk about the things you love, and turn away from the things you don't love. Imagine having the perfect relationship, imagine it at the highest level you can, and feel having it with all your heart. If you find it difficult to feel good about a relationship, then love everything else around you, and just stop noticing the negative things in the relationship!   

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