I was having one of those days. You know, the kind of day where you do something really stupid and then beat yourself up over it for several days after. Here I was thinking ‘what was wrong with me, why have I not learnt this yet?’ So there I was well into day four of whipping myself – you know how it works, you start dredging up past wrongs, one after another, months and then before you know it a few years’ worth, and to make matters worse you heap those on top of the current ‘wrong’ you did. Pretty soon you’ve got a dark cloud following you around. Not to mention that extra weight on your back and you’re walking around all hunched over and angry. Mad at yourself for being so stupid, mad for trusting, seeing yourself as a total screw up, over and over and over. Geez Louise.
This month Valentine’s Day was celebrated, like any other year. If you are madly in love, this day would have been a very special day to celebrate with your partner. You might have put lots of thought into it – the perfect card or gift, flowers, a sumptuous candle-lit dinner and romantic music in the background.
But not everyone will be celebrating the love. It could be a day reminding you what you no longer have, the hurt you feel or the betrayal by another. Mending a broken heart is never easy; it’s much safer to keep it closed than feel the pain. There is no quick way to stop your heart
For most of my life, being an empath in a world where being emotional equaled being weak or foolish it was hard to manage my emotions. In order for me to cope I would disconnect from them and became a “Bobblehead”, always in my head ‘thinking’. Perhaps you can you relate? Always stuck in your head, constantly rehashing your thoughts and not really getting anywhere. Maybe a little control-freak issue creeping in various situations? Yes you have those goals or “To do lists’ and when you get to achieve them there’s that ’empty feeling’ and you’re onto the next thing?
The most important lesson I have had to learn is that Feelings Buried Alive never Die!
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It’s been raining as I write up this week’s blog. The rain is welcome as all the spring gardens come to life in Canada. All this rain has me thinking & feeling about what the water element teaches us. During my Soul Coaching course we dedicate a whole week to the energy of this element and it’s lessons.
What kind of feeling does a rainy day evoke in you? Do you even notice a difference in how you feel? For some people rain creates a sense of coziness, a nesting feeling, some a cleansing. For others, too much rain creates a feeling of dread & sadness. Pay attention to your feelings, they are signposts offering you more information about you. And the more you learn about yourself, you will be able to hear your soul more clearly. Continue reading →
Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, Mala Yousafzai . These are the people we look up to everyday, who inspire us & challenge us by the changes they have made & continue to make in this world . So what makes us admire them? The challenges and obstacles they’ve faced throughout their lives as they struggled to make a difference in this world were not always easy. They all have one fundamental thing in common—-Forgiveness.
I’m Di Riseborough, a transformational speaker, Intuitive life Strategist, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Forgiveness: How to let go when it still hurts. Click Here