Importance of Emotions
Is it a Hell Yes!? or a Hell No!? Are you conscious of things when they feel right, or do you ignore your gut? Do you bury your feelings instead of nurturing them as strengths? Maybe you turn on the mind chatter, so it is easier to turn off what you are feeling. And now you’re wondering, what the hell is she going on about?
This month in Conscious Shift Magazine we are having a conversation about What Feels Right.
Many people refuse to connect with how they feel while some connect with every emotion and feeling they ever had. This lack of, or over-stimulated connection explains a lot about the behavior of people. Some of us are afraid to shed a tear while others never stop. It is as though there is no balance where it is most important.
Our feelings, whether over the top or buried, are our navigation system. How we feel is the filter that allows us to find the safe, productive and joyful Hell Yes! And Yes! We came here to be productive, safe, joyful and a whole lot more.
When I was growing up, I was told by a parent that they were sick and tired of hearing about how I was feeling. In fact, they mocked me with fake crying and over accentuating mannerisms while they were saying it.
Needless to say, this really pissed me off. My response was to become even more dramatic. You could say I was one of the over-stimulated connection people. It took years for me to unravel this as I knew that What Feels Right is how we were meant to live. Conversely, my parent did not. My parent had been “should” on at a young age and then did the same to me.
For a large portion of my life I lived disconnected from what felt right to me. I didn’t want to look at or experience feelings because they represented ridicule and pain. I shut off what felt right and gave up all of my Hell Yeses!
Today I know these events were not about me. Today I know and have felt the pain of what others feel when they shut down the most important and healthy part of our being-ness — our feelings. Today I know that this was one of the great aha moments in my life because it provided more contrast and allowed me to connect with my Hell Yes, my gut feeling, my joy, my peace, and my amazing life that currently oozes with What Feels Right. Now is the time for all of us to let go, let in, and embrace our personal What Feels Right. It’s what we were born to do .
Welcome down the rabbit hole of What Feels Right.
Tracey R. Kern
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