Monthly Archives: January 2016

Heart Wave

 

WAVES

Let me,
Be the waves;

The tides that will wash your troubled thoughts.

And with every crash of waves
being your happiness and joy,
Your ripples of bliss.

Pushing away crumpled parts,
Craddling your body
in warm currents.

Let me,
Be the waves.

Guiding you effortlessly
Out into the everlasting blue.

The waves, that orchestrates your heart.

 

Compliments of Shalyn posted on hellopoetry.com

 

 

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Wave of Emotions

Over the last few weeks I have experienced quite a few emotions. When you hear that phrase you automatically assume that it’s bad but it’s not necessarily. You may be having specific memories that you recall, you may find yourself very happy, or you may find yourself missing something or someone that was in your life. Looking for a poem that expresses emotions, I found this article instead which I found to be interesting. The information was very informative and I especially liked how she summarized her thoughts in the final paragraph- in dark print.

The following article was taken from :

http://embracingyourinnerself.com/2012/03/emotional-freedom/

Where are you on the wave of emotions?

 

A while ago I wrote a post about emotions, dealing with myths of what emotions are and aren’t.

I compared an emotion to a wave and I thought it would be useful to share with you how to ride the waves of emotions.

Have a look at the picture with two spirals – the one on the left is going upwards and the top emotions there are JOY, KNOWLEDGE, EMPOWERMENT, FREEDOM, LOVE and APPRECIATION. The spiral on the right hand side is going downwards and at the bottom of it are: FEAR, GRIEF, DEPRESSION, POWERLESNESS and feeling like a VICTIM.

Every day you move up and down this scale, surfing the waves without even realising it. When this happens you are left to the mercy of the wave and you don’t know when it’s going to take you – meaning once you start spiralling down you can end up at the very bottom of the scale – let’s call it ‘on the rocks’. Once you are there it takes time and effort to get back on a wave which can take you up the scale – to better emotional state.

What can you do? How can you learn to surf the waves of emotions?

1. You need to take responsibility for the way you feel. Nobody can make you feel in a certain way. It’s your choice.

2. Feel and honour the emotion which is showing up.

3. If you’re spiralling down on the emotional scale become aware of it and just STOP.

4. When you’re ready to move on you can use the following:

  • Start changing your thoughts in a way which will allow you catch a wave taking you higher. Example: You’ve seen your partner flirting with a very attractive person and you got so upset that you’ve spiralled down straight to fear and disappear thinking – ‘That’s it! He/she is going to leave me. I’m not good enough.’ etc…. From that point when you start thinking: ‘Ok, maybe that’s my fault. I don’t pay too much attention to him/her lately’. (Guilt – you’re already higher up!)… Continue… ‘OMG, he/she is so pretty. I’m so not going to let him/her take my partner away’. (Jealousy – you’re one level up again). You start getting angrier… and you’re getting ready to confront your partner. You might come up to the stage in which you start blaming you partner – after all he/she is no saint either. You get disappointed with the whole situation (at this stage you’ve moved 10 levels up!) and continue talking yourself out of the fear and disappear until you reach more neutral state of contentment. It might take you a while, just keep going upwards.
  • Even in the darkest time there are things that are still shining bright in our life. When you feel down start think of the things that are working in your life. What are you grateful for? What are you blessed with? You can write those things down. Just feel how it feels to be so privileged, blessed, lucky! What happens is gratitude/appreciation is a super wave which takes you straight to the top of the emotional scale. It is very uplifting and powerful wave to ride and the more you feel the gratitude and let your heart be filled with it the quicker you’re going to feel better.
  • Another super wave – my personal favourite – is joy. We all have things that bring us joy and that we just love doing. Create a list of things that you enjoy – they can be things like a walk in a park or a chat with a friend, dancing to favourite song, taking pictures. You know what brings you joy! Use it to change your emotional state when you’re not feeling too bright and sparkly. Be careful with adding things to the list such as buying a new outfit or something more expensive or eating a lot. Keep it simple and inexpensive. After all the best things in life are not things and are free!
  • Take a shower of pure white light, breathe out the feeling/inner state you want to let go of and breathe in the light. Instant uplift guaranteed.
  • Imagine you’re sitting in front of a music console and each button corresponds with different feeling. In your mind’s eye increase the joy, gratitude and love and decrease fear, guilt or anger.

5. Stop judging yourself for feeling in a certain way. Instead just love and accept yourself. Think and say most loving and supporting words to yourself and you’ll feel better!

6. Trust your emotions – they are just a guidance system, so use them as such and let them show you what in your life is out of alignment with the vaster You (soul/Higher Self).

7. Quit the drama – some people are truly addicted (without even realising it) to drama in their life. Oh, the entertainment it can provide! Joy is pure entertainment too without the negative side effects. Drama makes you sooo tired, so just let it go.

8. You chose each and every moment how you feel. When you’re down it’s up to you how long you’re going to stay there. You can stay there for 5 min or 5 days. The choice is yours. Just create the wave that will take you higher – now you know how.

9. Remember – this shall too pass. The wave comes and goes and even if you have been badly tumbled you’ll catch the next one and ride it with fun and like a pro!

Emotions are such a beautiful gift – they guide us and take us from one inner state to another. Life is much deeper and richer thanks to the fact we FEEL different emotions. Learn to love and embrace emotions and they’ll become your friends and guides to the most wonderful place within you. The place where the real you dwells, the place filled with joy, love, empowerment and other delicious feelings. Have fun riding the waves and playing with them!

 

 

 

 

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Winter Sunrise, Winter Sunset

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Enjoy the beauty of the season. Take in each moment! (Compliments of Bing)

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2016 Anticipation

Before you anticipate the new year don’t forget to reflect on the past year. I’ve had this article and thought it was a good one to share. (Compliments of  timemanagementninja.com. )

 It may be in your best interest to jot down some answers to these lifetime questions. Taking the time now will be an investment in your future in 2016. Good luck to you!

How Was Your Year?

Where you have been, what you accomplished, and what you might do differently. Chart a course for your future goals.

Here are 10 Questions to Review Your Year and Plan for the Next:

  1. Where did you succeed?  What are you most proud of from your achievements in the past year? What were your wins? Celebrating even the small wins is important. Remember the times you were on top of your game.
  2. What did you enjoy most?  Are you passionate about your work? Your relationships? Make sure you are enjoying the journey today. It’s important to enjoy yourself each and every day. If not, maybe it is time for a change in job, career, or relationship.
  3. Where did you fail? Looking at your own failures can be tough, but it is a necessary exercise. If you want to move forward, you must be honest about where you were not successful. Maybe it was something that you didn’t give your all, or perhaps something you said you were going to do, but didn’t.
  4. What regrets do you have?  What opportunity did you pass up? Where do you wish you had spent more time doing? These questions can be painful to answer, but they can help you remedy them in the future.
  5. What lessons did you learn?  You should always be learning. What lessons did life teach you in the past year? Understanding them will help you grow and be ready for similar situations in the future.
  6. What will you do differently? The one thing you can control is yourself. What will you do differently in the coming year? Don’t blame others for your behavior. Your attitude is a choice, make sure you choose a good one.
  7. What is the status of your goals?  Where do your goals stand? Did you reach them? Review each of your large goals and determine their status. Maybe you need to spend more effort on them, or even change them entirely. (See #10)
  8. What do you need to do more of?  What do you need to spend more time doing? What activities and goals are not getting enough of your time? Maybe it’s spending time with family. Did you leave work late each day? Or maybe it is simply being more organized.
  9. What do you need to stop doing?  What do you need to stop doing in the new year? Maybe you have a bad habit (or two). Try replacing negative behaviors with new positive ones.
  10. What are your new goals for the new year?  Reviewing and revising your goals is an important exercise. Your new goals may be entirely new, or they may be modifications of existing ones. Your goals should be adaptable and you should always be course-correcting to stay on target to success.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Let the end of the year be a time of reflection for what you have done. As well, make it a beginning for a new year and new endeavors. Take a moment to look back, remember, and learn. Then, take a look forward to your next great adventure.

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