Ready To Rise and Release

Feeling fine,

like the river divine,

a bit sad of eye,

a little shy,

but full of hope,

and wanting to thrive,

I am alive.

Want no disguise and

nothing to hide,

out of the shadows

into the crowd,

what a ride.

Singing loudly

and oh so proud,

I am alive.

The waves are in a storm right now,

it’s not my favorite norm at all,

when it’s over I will rise,

I am alive.

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Work With Your Emotions

To Release Them

According to Matt James, PhD in his “Ready to Release” article in Psychology Today, our emotions carry purpose and wisdom. As we all experience positive and negative emotions he suggests us to begin “working with” our emotions instead of hiding them in order to release them. He feels that using the well known expression of “controlling” them could actually be misinterpreted as beating them into submission.

Many of us hide our emotions especially the negative ones and even if we might think “out of sight, out of mind,” these emotions are still there and working on causing all types of problems as they manifest mentally and physically. Many of these can be held in resentment, anger, hostility, fear, guilt and regrets. Some people hold onto things so long, they might not even know what they’re holding onto anymore.

In his research, James found a great example of the 19th century Hawaiians and their vastly different approach to releasing emotions. As the Westerners were arriving, the ancient Hawaiians were in fact almost devoid of mental and physiological disease. How is this possible? This is because the Hawaiians work with their “unihipili,” (trans. “little creature/a little self inside you = our unconscious mind).

In a nutshell, our emotions that are stored within us collect, and once they surface, they will be expressed and worked through so that they can be released. This relieves stress, repressed emotions and memories.

Read more about unihipili in his article:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/focus-forgiveness/201306/ready-release

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Blessings,

Evana.

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