We all have times in our lives where we feel frustrated, angry, anxious or hurt and a lot of times we don’t know what to do with these emotions or how to let them go. We have created a society where emotions are pushed down or we pretend that everything’s ok. This doesn’t serve anyone and can create so much dis-ease in our bodies and dis-harmony in our relationships. There’s not a whole lot of space for growth or deep healing for ourselves or our planet when we avoid what’s coming up to be healed.
So, How do we let them go and allow them to be transformed into something that opens us rather then using them to close us down, push away from others or blame the outside world? How can we transform them into a beautiful surrender and healing?
Here are a few things I’ve done that have really helped me on my own healing journey.
Know that sometimes what works one day may not work the next and it is up to each of us to find the processes that work best to help us transform emotions into deeper levels of healing and consciousness.
1. Move your body:
Move that energy!!!
Get out for a walk or jog. Moving your body is an awesome way to shake out the tension and start transforming the energy. Not to mention that exercise releases endorphins, which is one of the brains feel good drugs.
2. Break or Burn:
A few times I’ve gone to the dollar store, bought plates and smashed them. I take a permanent marker and write what is coming up for me.. Maybe you’re mad at something that happened that day, maybe it’s something from the past that’s coming up to let go or you’ve been hurt by something someone said or did. Write it on the plate and go smash it. It feels so Amazing to get it out and helps relieve the tension!! Just make sure to clean up the mess 😉
Another great way to write and get it out, that is a little less messy, is to write what you’re feeling on a piece of paper and burn it. As it burns image that it is going out to the universe to be taken care of and you no longer have to worry about it or carry it around with you.
3. Call A Friend:
Call a friend that you feel understands you and ask them to just hold a space of healing and listening for you. Ask them to give you 5 minutes to rant about whatever it is that’s bothering you. We all need someone that gets it and just lets us get it out so we can fill back up on the good stuff. Make sure that the 5 minutes is timed so your friend doesn’t have to listen to you go on and on. Once you’re 5 minutes is up, find a solution or just be done with it and let it go.
Go watch a funny movie, listen to a comedian, do things that make you feel like a kid again or connect with friends that make you laugh. Laughing is one of the greatest medicines and can change anyones state from grumpy to happy in seconds.
Put your favorite music on and dance your booty off!
Music has a magical way of lifting up our spirits. Throw your arms around, shake your hips, sing and have fun! Maybe even work up a sweat.
6. Make Some Noise:
Allow yourself to make whatever noise is connected to the feeling(s). Maybe they are high pitched or grunts or even sound like some weird animal call. This one is especially great if you feel you haven’t been heard or have something that you need to say. It will help open up and free your throat chakra.
When you feel emotions come up take time to be still and sit with them. If you need to cry then do it and clear it out.
The more you resist and try to forget or push them away, the more you feed it.
Surrender, sit in the fire and allow it to burn away.
Go inside your body and see where the emotion is coming from.
Talk to it!
I know it sounds kind of strange but it helps, a lot. When you can ask what it wants, why it’s there, and how you can help it transform, you will be amazed at what you hear back. Make it your friend.
When you can sit with whatever comes up, without needing to change it, it will transform. It will turn into a space for healing, insights and bring peace to your heart and mind.
Most of us allow the outside world to affect us and we quickly get caught up in it. It doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, emotions will always come up.. The question is, will you choose to honour and clear them, will you stay caught in them or will you allow them to come into the light to be transformed and healed?
In each of us is the courage to follow our calling and dive into a journey of healing, letting go and transformation. It’s not always the easiest journey but it’s most worth it.