Give Yourself Permission to Feel It

By | 2016-05-12T13:05:21+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Healing, Self Care|5 Comments

Feelings show up in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are glorious to experience, and others are dark, glaring and obnoxious. Acceptance of feelings that show up without judgement is the work of our lives. When we actively push feelings away that aren’t representative of how we really feel, they still live in us, and when they are denied the chance to be heard, considered and experienced, they grow meaner and more diligent at appearing and reminding us.

Last week in Kundalini class I invited students to look deeper into how they were feeling in that moment. How had they arrived to class and their practice that day? And could they find their truth at that moment? Could they find the tools, through breath, focus and faith to sit with whatever was showing up, without judgment, or running from what appeared? I knew that I was challenging them. I was asking them to break old patterns of coping. We are all familiar with old ways of reacting to our lives even when those ways no longer serve us.

Without a conscious awareness to how we interact with our life, we move to our default, our automatic reaction of blocking out uncomfortable feelings.

DavidOne of the greatest benefits of self-care, meditation, and practices that bring you inward is the cultivation of awareness. Awareness of when you hurt, awareness of when you are happy and awareness to know Grace in the many expressions of your life.

Take time today to ask yourself, “How am I really feeling right now?” Sit with what appears, breathe, focus and have great faith that once you have had the courage to be with what appears, the strong sensations will loosen its grip on your life.

About the Author:

Sarah Brassard’s passion lies in teaching people how to create a foundation for self-care, a method of wellness that brings profound opportunities for transformation. She is the author of Inside: A Guide to the Resources Within to Stay Vibrant and Alive Through All Life’s Challenges. The book details the self-care practices and protocols that sparked her healing journey and that she has been sharing with students and clients for the past fifteen years.

5 Comments

  1. Tracy Hollis May 14, 2016 at 12:26 am - Reply

    As I read this I am thinking to myself I need to work on this part of my life. How lucky you are to be do introspective and thoughtful! Thank you for making me think!!

    • Sarah Brassard June 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      There are different times when we are called to go inside like we never have before, maybe it’s your time. 🙂 Always great to see you and Hollis, Tracy. Sending Love!!

  2. Sarah Brassard May 14, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Even the smallest opportunities to go inside and ask, “what am I feeling right now?”, can offer our lives great healing. Thanks for reading and sharing Tracy, we’re all in this together!

  3. Regina "Tina' Ford May 21, 2016 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Acceptance of feelings, without judgement……Wow, that’s as challenging as “world peace”….But it’s well worth the effort. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this awesome wisdom.

    • Sarah Brassard June 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Just having the awareness offers us the incredible opportunity to grow and heal. Thanks for checking in longtime friend, great to hear from you!

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