Do you or someone you know have this claim to fame: “This is just how I am”? Interestingly, enough, many people are living in a identity created by their emotions and not based on the character of who they truly are. Emotions have a way of morphing into a personality to the point where an individual identifies more with feelings than their inner-being.
Emotions, on a simple level, can be seen as energy in motion. If you've been with us on this journey long enough, you are aware of the non-physical realm and the influence it has on the five-sensory world. An emotion is energy generated from an inner or outer experience. Inner experiences include thoughts, memories, and the imagination. This includes subconscious and conscious thought. Outer or external experiences include physical contact, things seen, or spoken words.
Let's take a moment to differentiate the two spaces we, as human beings, occupy:
Think the following thought: "I AM ENOUGH."
Now, picture the letters that make up this thought in your mind. Then, say the same thought out loud and write it.
With this very small exercise you are able to experience the inner and out worlds we live in. In addition, you may have also experienced an emotion that came along with this thought itself. Many are stagnant because they haven’t established the difference between emotion and truth. Emotions, although important, are fleeting. They change; remember they are energy. Based on the nature of the stimuli, your emotions are capable of taking you on the highest of highs and some lows. So, why is this important? If you find yourself on that infamous emotional roller coaster, you may very well desire to be on solid ground and a method to getting there is reclaiming your emotions.
Here’s a few ways to do just that:
Discover truth. What is the truth about the situation influencing your mood? Finding the truth supports healing; leads to clarity in decision-making; and has the ability to change your perspective on a matter. Discovering truth allows you to process what you are feeling and maneuver through it without keeping you stuck in it.
Temper your excitement. This may seem strange, but it is possible to get so overly excited to the point that you’re not thinking straight. In that state of excitement, your body releases a variety of hormones like dopamine and adrenaline. Being overstimulated can cause you to not make the best decisions which can turn out to be regrets in a few days. Temper your excitement by remaining in control of your emotions, that looks like responsibly celebrating the joy you’re experiencing in the moment. Self awareness it major.
Knowing your emotions are not who you are. It’s vital to feel your feelings but not to the extent of losing yourself in the process. Having an action plan is helpful if you find yourself in emotional cycles. Consider the best responses to take when specific life events come up. Give yourself an hour or a up to three days to process depending on the matter at hand, but don’t allow yourself to become what you are feeling. Remember, you aren’t your emotions. Knowing the truth about who you will guide you through.
Ask and write the following:
Do I identify myself by the top three emotions I experience most often?
Do I desire to feel different emotions?
What thoughts are associated with the emotions I desire to experience?
What is the truth about who I am? Does this truth align with how I show up on in the nonphysical realm? and the five-sensory world?
Reread the three keys on reclaiming your emotions and begin to apply them.
Remember to journal your experience.
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This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.