Throughout your day-to-day life, you encounter many different feelings, but maybe you didn’t realize that your happy, peaceful feelings are already there at your core. Just like the Sun is always there, but on a cloudy day you can’t see it, your happiness is underneath all your “cloudy” thinking, believing, or reacting. In order to connect with your happiness/your soul, you need to clear away the cloudiness of your dark mood so you can feel that sunshine! So, when you are in a low mood, there are several steps to take to connect to your soul and feel that happiness once again:
FEEL the negative feeling by accepting it, but not
reacting to it.
RELEASE the negative feeling. Let it pass through you by acknowledging it.
PAUSE. Wait until the negative feeling has passed, before making decisions.
FOCUS on more positive thoughts.
ASK & LISTEN to yourself. You will know what to do, if anything.
Although you may want to solve problems when you are in a low mood, it is not the best time. The best time to solve a problem is when you are in a high mood because at that time, you are connected to the wisdom of your soul and the solutions will come more easily.
It is common to want to ignore negative feelings. Accepting and honoring sadness, anger, grief, frustration, fear, worry, and doubt may seem like a negative thing to do, but actually it is not. Feelings are the language of the soul. When you are experiencing these feelings, it can be one of your greatest teachers. Your soul knows the path to a fulfilling life. Your emotions are the tool that you were born with to help you create a life you are happy with. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to what you are feeling.
Try to think of feelings as a spectrum, with JOY or LOVE at the very top of the spectrum and SHAME or FEAR at the very bottom of the spectrum. When you are spiraling down toward negative feelings, you are not in connection with your soul, therefore you are not in that moment on the way to creating fulfillment. When you are spiraling upward toward positive feelings, you are in connection with your soul, so you are on the path to creating fulfillment in your life.
You may be asking, “Why should I feel negative emotions if those negative emotions mean I am on the “wrong” path?” The best way to relieve yourself of negative feelings and get back on the path to happiness is to actually begin with feeling the feeling, without reacting to it. Then, once you are connected again to your soul/your happiness, you will receive the best guidance. The guidance will come in the form of words to say or something to do.
A good way to connect to your happiness within is by doing some self-reflection. Enter your Email in the box below to get a Free Report & Journal Pages which will include questions to begin accessing the Inner You.