- Posted by drodriguez
- On March 10, 2020
So the last few weeks have been a whirlwind, haven’t they? The energy lately has been pretty intense, clearing space for completion of major life chapters and huge paradigm shifts.
What the heck does that mean? Oh not much, just transitioning into a brand new life phase, deconstructing outdated contracts, healing old patterns and triggers, releasing old karmic energy…nothing major ??♀️
*insert deep, shaky inhale here*
For many of us, this has meant navigating old emotions and triggers. It may feel like we’ve taken 15 steps back. It may feel wobbly and disorienting. It may feel terrifying and exhausting. Truth is, these old emotions are surfacing in order for major release and clearing to occur now. We are now shifting out of an old consciousness and transitioning into a new one.
So how can we create safe space in the emotional upheavals? How can we ground when we’re feeling all kinds of raw and tired? The first step is to become aware of what is coming up for you.
Slow down and consider this:
Did you know that as adults, we unconsciously seek the emotions we felt in childhood because the body becomes dependent on them? Even if these emotions make us miserable, we continue the cycles beyond awareness.
Our brain makes sure of it.
The reticular activating system (RAS) works as a filter in the brain. It scans our environment for evidence that our core beliefs are true. In other words, our brain projects our implicit beliefs onto our experiences so that the childhood emotion can be experienced.
By noticing these emotions when they come up, we begin to have power over them. Consider these triggered emotions like little red flags that are making us aware that there’s a belief we’re holding that’s no longer in alignment with our greatest good. Notice the thought and then reparent yourself – tell yourself that you’re safe, that you’re not in your old story, you’re in a new one. Shift the self-talk and you’ll transform the emotion.
When we resolve and heal the fear-based belief, the symptoms disappear more quickly and easily than most people believe is possible. By changing how we think, we feel better and do better. In this way, real transformation can happen. This is how we shift paradigms – by compassionately and lovingly pouring into the old wounds when they come up. Consider the breakdowns and challenges as opportunities to completely alter your story.
What emotions are getting recreated in your life right now? Do they serve you or is it time to outgrow them?
We rise, together.