Do you have emotional highs and lows. It appears that I have a lifetime assignment of discovering my emotions and moving beyond the triggers they raise. For many years now, both my personal and inner spiritual journey have prompted me to reflect on deeply ingrained patterns that I want to clear.
The neural pathways in our brains are imprinted or recorded with the emotional frameworks that we have programmed into the unconscious. These emotions appear to be invisible yet far from inconsequential.
I do not intend to live in the highs nor the low emotional waves that that drive me from my center and an experience of inner balance and connection to my higher power.
There are times when the best I can do is practice deep conscious breathing. I bring more energy into my very core and the oxygen, intention and focus help me discover hidden beliefs that are feeding my emotional roller coaster ride. The only way I can do this effectively is by connecting with something greater within me. So I open my spiritual tool box and use one or more tools such as prayer, contemplation, meditation, a chant or sometimes I sing a song, and I connect to Spirit and I call forth wisdom, oneness, supportive energy and balance from a higher place within me.
When I am not feeling right with myself or my life, it is usually because I have slipped into a ego state that is about me, my and mine. I am not seeing myself as a part of something whole and inclusive. I am usually feeling like life is happening to me, instead of the truth that “Life Happens Through Me.”
When I am not clear about what emotions are driving my thoughts, beliefs and actions in my life, it is like I am in a boat on a rough sea and I will be tossed to and fro. That is why the emotionally unattached, Master Jesus, was able to calm the inner and outer effects when the disciples were experiencing rough, tossing seas. They were reacting to primal emotional fears and were concerned about their welfare. Once they recognized and reconnected with the Master, and their connection to a greater truth, the calm was restored and they were able to navigate their way to safety.
The truth helps us look at the meaning we assign to whatever is coming up in our lives. Sometime a little inner work helps us discover what is driving our feelings, of upset, confusion, that tired feeling, loneliness, loss of confidence, lack of happiness and general interest in life.
Each day, I do my best to practice attuning myself to higher vibrations of love, harmony and trust in the prevailing good, and I dedicate my life, over and over again, to living in joy, being of service, and I choose to be a beneficial presence in as many ways as is healthy and possible for me. That helps me move beyond limiting beliefs about myself and stuff that I can get caught up in. Each day, I re-dedicate my life to God and ask for guidance in all areas of my life. Each day I do my best to stay in divine partnership even in those places where my ego resists assistance in the moment, I still give it over to Spirit. Practice the Presence in your life and you will never be alone again.
Know that you are deeply loved! Blessings and Joy, Rev. Barb