TAP for TodaySeptember 10, 2014
May I…October 3, 2014
Personally, I like smooth sailing… gentle and easy. Who doesn’t?
But life isn’t always like that.
Sometimes it rains… and sometimes it pours. It’s the ebb and flow of life. The rains help proliferate life and transformation.
Six years ago my mom passed away. Over the next 2 years we would lose 4 more family members—Gary, a close cousin; Darryl, a brother-in-law; Kyle, one sister’s grandson; and Melvin, a brother. Death has been no stranger in my life, but this was monsoon season…
Sometimes you just have to take what life throws you… experience it, feel the emotions, work through it and find peace. And through these challenges, we discover a depth of our own inner strength.
We all experience loss and hardship at times through our lives. Perhaps it’s through death of family or friends, the end of a relationship or friendship, job loss or the death of a pet… Even retirement or relocating can induce feelings of loss and grief, depending on the circumstances.
If you find yourself in the midst of loss, here are some suggestions…
- Stay present with your emotions and allow yourself to process what you feel.
- Take time for introspection.
- Connect with others. No man is an island.
- Spend some time outside each day. Find green space and let nature help you find balance.
- Breathe deeply. Your diaphragm helps process emotion.
- Bathe with Epsom salts to help clear your energy field.
I have seen firsthand how unresolved emotions can wreck havoc in the physical body.
One client came to me facing the prospects of a double hip replacement. She was exhausted because she was unable to sleep more than a couple of hours at a time because her pain kept her awake.
After our first session she went home and slept 10 hours straight! We did a few more sessions together and she was able to bypass hip replacement.
We worked on releasing grief from her son’s accidental passing years earlier. The courage and strength of this woman is truly inspiring, yet she could not resolve her emotions alone.
It’s really important not to bury your emotions. Just because you avoid them or don’t acknowledge them, doesn’t mean they are not there.
Work with someone who can help you.
Let some sunshine back into your life.