Allowing Yourself To Feel
I’ve been through a massive transformation these last few months. I’ve been doing a lot of meditation, and really getting my diet handled. I’ve also been moving forward in other areas of my life, though I was still feeling some emotions that were making me not want to get out of bed, and had me feeling overwhelmed by aspects of my life, which now, after allowing myself to just feel the way I was feeling, feel easy!
I realised that I was feeling depressed, something which I found out only because I came out of that emotion only a few weeks ago. I’m not sure how many years I had been feeling this way, though when I realised that this was how I was feeling, I lay down and just allowed myself to feel depressed.
I noticed that my depression lifted quite quickly after this.
The other emotion that had me feeling like not wanting to get out of bed was something that I realised I had been resisting for some time. When we resist our emotions and how we feel, they persist - ‘what you resist, persists.’
Allowing myself to lay in bed for the whole day and just allowing myself to feel that emotion has really changed how I feel on many levels. I feel like I want to go out and enjoy the world again!
This is a call to firstly, notice how you are feeling, and secondly, to not resist it; to allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling.
Really let yourself feel whatever it is you are feeling. Give yourself that time to let the emotion be felt.
If you’re feeling depressed, let yourself feel depressed. If you’re feeling miserable, let yourself feel miserable. If you’re feeling angry or upset, give yourself time to feel that. Giving yourself that time to accept how you feel, and letting that emotion move through you will have the emotional state lift.
This may take some time, and it’s also a good idea to put the other supports in place, such as diet, exercise, being creative, being social, and meditation. Though what you can do is just be with the emotions you have, just feel them. Let them be. Let them be what they are and they will pass. Give yourself that time to allow yourself the things that you need to feel good again. This may be calling a friend, or indulging in ice cream, or talking with someone about something that you need help with, or even going for a short walk.
In allowing ourselves the time and space to feel how we feel, we move towards new emotions. As the old emotions lift, we can embrace new states of feeling.
As we move through the emotions that are holding us back from living the life of our dreams, we are able to actually get out there and make those dreams happen!
You can do this by simply sitting or laying down and getting in touch with what you are feeling, and then give yourself the permission to go into it, to really allow that emotion to be expressed.
Being in a gentle setting and simply allowing your emotions to feel themselves through you will bring the lifting and expression of that emotional state.