How are your feelings helping you grow?
In case you needed to here it today, you are doing so much better than what you think!
I love to pull tarot and oracle cards for myself, and it’s funny when spirit has a message to get across to you, how the same card will keep popping up.
Lately it’s been the 4 of wands, a card of celebration. This comes following the many coaching sessions I’ve had with one of my business coaches who would say to me when I was getting down on myself - “have you been celebrating all of the steps you’ve been taking to get where you are right now?”
“No, not really,” was usually my reply. It really just hadn’t occurred to me to!
It’s sometimes difficult to celebrate when you don’t feel like you’ve reached the final destination yet.
But I could see her point, Taking time to celebrate the little steps along the way is like adding fuel to your engine. It helps to keep you going when things feel hard. And there really is so much worth celebrating!
It’s not only through career that milestones can be celebrated. If you are reading these Soul Notes, I know you’ve been paying attention to your life, going inward, reflecting and allowing yourself space to grow through life’s challenges.
When any big change comes in life, whether it is a goal you set out to achieve, deciding to finally retire or change jobs, leaving a relationship or starting a new one, children leaving home for the first time, overcoming an illness or grieving the loss of a loved one, there is always going to be an enormous amount of personal growth that happens for you.
These things will change you.
Whether you intentionally set out to achieve a goal and are taking steps to get there OR you are making the effort to put your shattered self back together because “life happened”, let’s celebrate that today!
Know also, that sometimes the “not doing” is worth celebrating too.
Sometimes we need to allow ourselves the opportunity to roll over, pull the covers over our heads, and say - “no, sorry, not today. I just need to be with my feelings.”
I believe we are going through something right now. Particularly if you are a sensitive soul, you may be feeling more than you ever have before. What I seem to be witnessing, in myself and also with others I’ve chatted with, is an awakening of the emotional body.
I think we’ve reached a point in our consciousness where many of us are starting to recognize the importance of emotional expression. A common phrase I hear is that “you need to feel it to heal it”.
So if you notice yourself having feelings bubble up to the surface that you’ve never felt before, know that this is worth celebrating too!
I truly believe we need to feel the pain of the world if we wish to create greater experiences of love, health and harmony.
Not to the point that you get lost in the pain of others suffering, but for us to feel and acknowledge our own suffering.
No matter how insignificant or small you may judge that suffering to be, anything that disturbs your peace of mind is worth brining up to the surface so that it can be healed and cleared.
Every time your feelings offer you an aha moment, that is worth celebrating!
If you are feeling the feels right now, be easy on yourself. As we start to allow ourselves to feel everything that we’ve had neatly tucked away in the depths of our psyche for years, decades or even lifetimes, it can be a lot to process.
I will offer one more thing here that one of my teachers taught me. It’s that our emotions, while they can feel very scary, often because we have memories of being reprimanded for them, the truth is, they are simply information.
The good feelings, the ones that expand you, tell you what your Soul wants more of in life. The more difficult feelings, the ones that constrict you, tell you where your Soul is wanting to grow.
That’s what this whole human experience is all about. An opportunity for the Soul to learn and grow while also enjoying the beauty of this planet we get to live on.
So this week, as the end of the month draws near and before you jump into the holiday season, take a moment and celebrate where you are growing in life. Look back at the month that has passed and ask yourself . . .
How are your feelings helping you grow?
Please share with anyone who may need to hear these words right now.
May we all support one another to uplift the heart of our world to greater experiences of love, health & harmony.
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