the will to live- day 29
“One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.”
Let’s discuss emotions today! The heart chakra, third eye vibrations, the sacral activation, the womb intuition, and the spiritual equilibrium. As a cancer woman, I have been told I was emotional my entire life. By the way it was presented to me, it seemed as if it was a problem. I believed it to be so until I got more in touch with the power that lies within the veins of vulnerability. My emotions keep me in tune with self and Spirit. I’m grateful to have developed a fluent language of heart, mind, body, and spirit. Let’s also discuss, family and friends.
For someone who just wanted to be accepted as is, I had a hard time embracing myself because it seemed as if my natural existence was too intense for those who’s attention I longed for. As a result, during my adolescent phase, I did my very best to stray away from the vulnerability that my emotions brought. I tucked them away, avoided people, acted out, and even developed some unhealthy coping mechanisms along the way. Now, as a young adult, I have be enlightened. I now know, that to be emotional is a superpower and all one has to do is regulate their powers in a way that is productive and insightful. Which brings me to these three terms that help to regulate emotions through consciousness; emotional intelligence, emotional availability, and emotional intimacy.
Often times I hear these terms in reference to relations to others but not nearly as much when it pertains to relationship with self or relationship with God. If our ego is to protect our physical being, then our emotions are to inform our spiritual and mental wellness. So how do we regulate our emotions? We regulate emotions through mindfulness, meditation, and prayer. I've linked a few definitions that confirm how imperative it is for us to be in tune with our emotions.
Emotions: The Oxford Dictionaries definition of emotion is "A strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others." Emotions are responses to significant internal and external events. ... In some uses of the word, emotions are intense feelings that are directed at someone or something.
Emotional Availability:Emotional availability is being able to sit with difficult, upsetting, or challenging emotions, both in yourself and in others, and to not run away from, dismiss, or attempt to minimize them. It means being able to be with someone who is in pain and not trying to fix it.
Emotional Intelligence: According to oxford dictionary, emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. There are 5 components to emotional intelligence and they are as follows
Emotional Intimacy: According to Wikipedia, Emotional intimacy involves a perception of closeness to another that allows sharing of personal feelings, accompanied by expectations of understanding, affirmation, and demonstration of caring.
I leave you with this affirmation...
My emotions inform my mental and spiritual wellbeing. Whenever they begin to overwhelm me, I activate my spiritual practices to tap in to the root of what I'm feeling. Spirit guides me to where I need to be. I do not judge my emotions but rather embrace the opportunity to learn more about myself. I trust myself. I trust that my inner spirit knows exactly what I need and when I need it. I got this and God got me!