Emotions have gotten a bad rap over the years but I’m here to remind us that they are not simply a part of ourselves to discard as useless or mere ephemera…In fact, in order to program your Primary Question it is key that you embody the emotions and beliefs that you are moving toward. It is essential that you OWN the feelings with the driving force of a thousand horses and the heat of a thousand suns!
Our emotions are actually the result of thousands of years of evolution. They are essentially the result of many generations of research and development, survival of the fittest, and even serve a very RATIONAL purpose!
Feelings are are tools that have been shaped and perfected by countless years of human experience to keep us safe, focused on what is important and steering us in the right direction as a species. And yet, these days, we try to suppress them, deny them, medicate and even criticize ourselves and our family and friends for feeling them! Yikes!
Our emotions help us achieve the things we truly desire in our lives from great careers to meaningful relationships. Our feelings can identify real cause for alarm in situations that are unsafe and they can also identify areas that require more immediate attention in order to get us back on track. Indeed, emotions could arguably be the most important evolutionary gifts in our survival on this planet. Kind of a big deal, no?
Don’t be afraid to FEEL! Your Ego needs you to FEEL!!!
After all, something has to keep our tremendous egos in check, right? Perhaps we were created with a built in safety valve to keep ourselves from getting too big for our britches. If you have ever been sad, angry, embarrassed, ashamed, afraid, excited, etc. in front of anyone else and at inopportune moments to maintain your cool, calm persona then you have likely been humbled by your emotions.
Emotion keeps us on track to get where we need to get and provides us with the counterweight to ego. When it comes to making significant, long-lasting change in your life, you must not only FEEL the power of the emotion behind your intention, it is necessary to also use your entire being- your physicality, your breath, the way you move through the moment- in order to truly experience the powerful place you are wanting to take yourself!
Hopefully this gives you a better sense as to why the emotional work we do is so crucial to optimal living!