Releasing Trapped Emotions
So much of who we are, so much of what we feel, lies hidden below the surface of our minds. Like stones trapped in the frozen waters, unable to be released, we hold our thoughts and feelings in the subconscious of our mind. Oftentimes we bury our pain, our fears, and our dis-functional belief patterns deep below the surface of our minds. Yet, they continue to affect our lives, for all that is held in the depths of the soul continues to speak.
I studied the frozen stones trapped within the ice. I noticed that in the process of becoming frozen and stuck, each little air bubble got frozen as well. We do not just suddenly become stuck in life; we do not just suddenly find ourselves frozen and unable to move forward. We got stuck because we kept our attention on a situation, instead of choosing to see a new reality.
There is no pain we hold so deeply, that does not seek to be released. There is no story that we have written, that does not wish to be revised. There is no belief we hold so tightly that does not ask to be challenged. There is nothing that lies frozen that cannot be released with the warmth of love.
The Light has come to this planet to shine upon our deepest fears and pain. And although the Light reveals all that has been hidden for so long, it also brings the warmth of love, compassion and understanding. And the Light breaks through the frozen surface and releases all that is held there. Allowing you to reach in on remove the stones that have been hidden in your heart.
Ripples in the Waters of our Life
Each one of us are on our own personal journey in life, yet we are all connected with others in a collective journey. Our words, emotions and thoughts ripple across the rivers of life touching those we meet. There are those in our lives that journey with us for years or lifetimes, and others who enter our lives for just a fleeting moment. Each time we interact we release ripples of energy, love and emotions between each other.
We share insights, knowledge and wisdom with others. We ask questions and seek guidance. We discuss and share our beliefs, and at times these discussions turn into conflict when our views and beliefs do not resonate with each other. At times like this if focus on the situation with our ego/mind we turn off the flow of intuitive information which could help us to understand our conflict. When we block understanding, tension rises, perhaps an argument occurs. If we choose instead to drop into our heart center and “feel into” what is being said, we can understand the source of the ripples which another sends out to us. Do not take their words or emotions personally, but ask instead “what can I learn from this” “how can I respond in a way that honors myself but still honors you?”
Each of us have facets of ourselves which have been forgotten, denied or suppressed; maybe for years, maybe for lifetimes. They are always tugging at our hearts to be acknowledged, remembered and healed. And so, we attract into our lives people or situations which mirror, reflect or illuminate these forgotten areas of ourselves. Aspects of ourselves we wish to heal or release. It requires compassion and heart centeredness to “allow” these situations to unfold in our life without judging them and reacting un-consciously with anger, hurt or frustration. It takes courage to ask yourself “what am I trying to learn from this experience?” “What am I seeking to heal or release?”
It takes letting go and suspending your thoughts and ingrained beliefs for just a moment, to allow your Spirit to speak to you. For transformation and shifting of your thoughts to take place. For then, in an instant you can receive clear vision and new understanding, from which you can choose healing. You can then embrace new choices, gain new freedom and a new way of seeing and reacting in your life. New ripples begin to form, and you send them out into the river of your life changing and touching those along the way. This is the beauty of transformation and healing. The change comes from within. As this powerful shift in consciousness occurs, the beauty and potential within you begins to rise to the surface. To change not only your life, but the lives of all those around you.
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