During these times of great transformation, we are being called to feel everything we haven’t allowed ourselves to feel before. We are being asked to feel the emotions that we have denied and shunned deep inside. And this is because feeling allows us to heal our emotional wounds.
You see, as we go through life, we tend to store painful emotions in the body. This pain remains lodged within, unable to be healed. In order to dislodge it, we must feel it in the healthiest way possible. When we do, pain moves through us and can be released. We become free of the wounds we have buried.
Empathy helps us with this. When we empathize with ourselves or another, we validate what is being felt. We accept emotions with love, and this enables us to feel them and then let them go. This is how we stop the madness of suffering.
And that is why the best way to support others is to allow them to learn the lessons they came here to experience. This means standing by someone as they endure their difficulties but not interfering, yet indeed holding their hand through life. We must give others the space and freedom to be human and to feel what they came here to feel. We must experience life deeply instead of avoiding, fixing, or judging all that we go through.
We are here to feel things that we can only experience while living a human life. We are meant to learn from our emotional adventures and assist one another in doing this. That is how we experience the growth that our souls’ earnestly desire.
Allow yourself to feel what life brings up in you so that you can fully experience it. You don’t have to react to these experiences or hold on to them – or let them rule you in any way. You simply have to feel them. And once you do, you can let them go because they’re no longer in the present moment. They don’t have to stick around and define beautiful you.
You are here to love, to cry, to laugh, and to feel moved with every fiber of your being, without having to judge any of it. You are here to feel all the nuances of experience, utterly and completely, and take this wisdom with you forever. This is what allows you to gain precious experience. This is how you allow your gorgeous soul to grow.
“Feel,” by Suzanne Baker Hogan, February 19, 2013 at http://sharethespiritual.com/page/3/
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