July 7, 2021
Acknowledge and honor the emotions. And what you’ll find is that the more and more that you’re just simply tipping your hat to what you’re feeling in the moment, the more that it moves through you. So you get to enjoy what you would call the celebration even more readily, and you move through what you would call the suffering even more quickly. ~ Dr. Peebles
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From a recent personal reading with Dr. Peebles…
Dr. Peebles: When you’re having an emotion, when you notice that you’re having it, we simply want you to tip your hat to it. Like walking by a stranger upon the street, if they were to smile at you, you don’t automatically think, “I’m doing wonderfully, and everything I do is golden! I’m a good person, and I need not worry about anything.”
And if they don’t smile at you, you wouldn’t think to yourself, “Everything I’m doing is for naught. I’m a bad person. I’m very shameful.” You would not qualify yourself dependent upon the smile or lack of a smile from a stranger passing you upon the street.
In the same way, we don’t want you to qualify yourself by what you’re feeling in the moment. It is fleeting, it’s passing. So just tip your hat when you’re feeling a little bit of worry. Tip your hat to it and say, “Hello, worry! I see you.” And when you’re feeling hopeful, you tip your hat and say, “Hello, hopefulness! Wonderful to see you. Excellent, thank you for dropping by.”
When you get into the habit of acknowledging your emotions like this, then you’ll notice when certain emotions do require that you go deeper into the inner child work. Sometimes you will notice that fear pops by. And you’ll say, “Hello, fear. All right, I tip my hat to you.” And you’ll notice that you feel it a little bit deeper than you felt the worry or the happiness or the anxiety moments before.
So in that moment, you can tip your hat to the emotion of fear and say, “Hello, hello. All right.” And you notice that it’s heavier. So you say, “Ah ha. The little girl within me must be fearful.”
So then you go into the four-step process. You acknowledge that the little girl is having the emotion. You nurture her: “It’s all right, my dear, I love you. I’ve got it. All is well.” You feel the peace in your heart that those tender words bring. And then you ask your heart, “What would you like me to do in the next ten seconds?”
So you can go into the four-step process when you’ve acknowledged the emotion.
Some emotions will require, or you’ll feel the need, to do the inner child work with, and some will not. Sometimes you’ll feel a little fleeting moment of anxiety, but it doesn’t feel very big or very strong, and so you may not need to nurture the inner child within. Just acknowledging and tipping your hat to anxiety, letting it move through you and on its way, that takes care of itself. You don’t have to treat everything like a capital case, you understand.
So the awareness and the acknowledgment of the emotion is important. This allows for you to direct your heart more and more to the things that truly matter. And you’re doing a good job already, we simply want to remind you of these things because they’re wonderful ways for you to care for yourself. They’re wonderful ways for you to keep in touch with how simple it can truly be to allow for yourself to be centered, and rooted, so to speak, in the truth of who you are, which is God. Which is Love. Which is Consciousness. It’s all consciousness, my dear, you understand.
Indeed, the happiness, the sadness, the love, the disappointment, the fear, the anxiety, the hopefulness, the celebration—all of it is consciousness experiencing itself. You’ve come to have the experience. You’ve come to have the emotions. This is why Planet Earth is the very best place to incarnate as it concerns the awareness and the understanding of the emotions.
The emotions that you’re having are your greatest teachers. So we don’t want for you to consider, so to speak, like going to University, and sitting in the classroom, but turning yourself away from the instructor and trying to read the book all by yourself. And learn the information all by yourself.
Turn towards the professor. Turn towards, and learn a little bit from the professors of the emotions. In the same way that you wouldn’t elevate a professor and say, “You are now the god or the goddess of my life, I will live my life entirely in representation of you…” You would not say this to a professor in University.
You would say, this professor is simply here to teach me in the course that they are instructing. I’m here to learn from them. But you wouldn’t ask if you could adopt them and become their twin, arm in arm, tying your legs together for the rest of your life. You wouldn’t identify, you wouldn’t take their last name and decide that you are this kind of person because you’ve been taught by that kind of professor. You would simply learn from them.
And when you’re outside of their class, you learn from another teacher, or you learn from yourself, etc. Gentle, gentle with the simplicity here.
Acknowledge and honor the emotions. And what you’ll find is that the more and more that you’re just simply tipping your hat to what you’re feeling in the moment, the more that it moves through you. So you get to enjoy what you would call the celebration even more readily, and you move through what you would call the suffering even more quickly.
It’s all the same to the soul. This is difficult to understand, we hear this, but the soul is wanting to have the experiences. And whether or not you are eating the cotton candy or you’re getting splashed in the face by mud, the soul is having an experience. The soul is pleased with the splashing of the mud and the cotton candy. The soul doesn’t mind what it is.
But you as a human being have been taught that cotton candy is better than mud in the face. And so it’s all right to live a life, to create a life in which you are having more cotton candy than mud. It’s all right. It doesn’t matter to the soul. The soul would like to have the experiences. So if you prefer to have more cotton candy than mud, the soul says, “Wonderful!”
So, you don’t have to balance the suffering with the celebration. But by acknowledging the emotion that you’re feeling, without identifying as it, without needing to put a label upon it, then what you find is that you’re honoring your experiences, you’re honoring consciousness having a go at it, without needing to tie yourself down to any one thing, trying to fix something and move it out, or trying to attain something and keep it in.
You’re just more and more like the leaves of the tree. You are experiencing the breeze when it comes, and you’re standing still in the warm sunshine when it comes, going with the flow.
Dr. Peebles through Natalie Gianelli, nataliegianelli.com