Many people run, avoid or hide their feelings. Often this is due to some paradigm of thinking that it is not safe to express our emotions for fear of being judged or not accepted.
You see, our feelings are an incredible gift. They are seen as one of our greatest “guidance systems” sometimes supporting and protecting us by informing us when we do not “feel” safe. And other times our feelings confirm we are in a great place and time.
For example: Anxiety is a feeling that can tell us that more information is needed to move forward.
A personal story: One of my clients had a great fear of public speaking. (Like who hasn’t had this fear?) It was really hurting her promotional opportunities at work and she often shied away from any chance to talk in meetings and share her wisdom. She would always say this was because English was not her first language. Yet, she is an incredibly bright woman and her holding back from speaking publicly was preventing anyone from really finding out about all of her incredible ideas. She was done with giving her power away to this fear, but didn’t know how to fix it.
When diving deeper in a personal session and talking with her feelings, we discovered that her anxiety of public speaking was attached to “not feeling safe to be seen or heard”. We then took this incredibly valuable information and developed action steps to help her “feel safe to be seen and heard”. Shortly thereafter, her career and public speaking took off and she is now one of the top sales women in her company!
Often people look outside themselves for answers; sometimes this is necessary. And other times, it can just make everything more confusing. I like to teach people how to go within for their answers by teaching them how to talk with their emotions. That’s right. I teach people to have full on conversations with their emotional selves.
Have you ever done this before? I invite you to give it a shot.You might be surprised what you learn.
If this sounds scary, overwhelming or difficult in any way, join me this Tuesday at 7pm in Sacramento, CA for an amazing workshop where I will share more and guide attendees through powerful exercises helping them connect and communicate with their emotional selves in a simple and safe way. What dramatic results are you ready to create in your life by learning to talk with your emotions?
Note: All conversations you have with your emotions are yours and yours only unless you want to share. This experience will allow you to walk away feeling more grounded and connected with who you are and expand your sense of awareness as you walk through this world.