My 90 Days of Shift: Day 48 – Allowing Emotion
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a 90 Days of Shift post. I have to admit I’ve been going through some shifts lately but haven’y really wanted to speak about them. I actually haven’t done my 90 DOS journaling assignments in a week. Luckily I have done the Shift a handful of times now that the daily practices are part of my everyday routine, but I still find myself giving myself a hard time for not doing the journaling work. But that got me thinking… amongst other things, that I was allowing myself to get frustrated because I felt like I was going to miss out on something if I didn’t do the journaling exercises every day. I spoke about this in the first post I wrote about my shifting process and now have to remind myself again that I am not doing this, or any other personal growth practice for that matter, because I’m needing to fix something about myself.
So instead of reacting to my thoughts of lack (and thus creating more lack into my reality), I have been observing them, as if they are projections on a film screen and then also allowing my emotions to move through me like waves. It’s been a really powerful practice.
I’ve been doing some coaching with the beautiful Lauren Sheehan from Feminine Rhythm and our focus has been to just experience my emotions, instead of judging them and to love my dark side… and the light side. If I only embrace the light side of myself how can I ever truly know myself fully or allow anyone else to know me?
I realize now that it’s ok for me to be angry, sad, upset or any other feelings for that matter. It’s emotions that we all experience as human beings, but what I do with them is the important part. I can say “I’m feeling/experiencing anger” and feel comforted at the same time because I know that it will pass… and if I love that part of me… it literally just melts away. It may come back in an hour or two but again, I just acknowledge it, love it and it melts away.
How does any of this have to do with the 90 Days? If I had never started the practice of the Shift I would not be open to what I am now learning. I am so grateful for the work I have done to expand and grow myself and I can honestly say that doing the 90 Days of Shift helped get me there.
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