Have you ever got out of bed in a bad mood or you start moving through your day and suddenly you begin to feel irritated? Our feelings are an aftereffect of our thoughts so normally when we start feeling back there is a thought or a “thinking mode” that kick started these feelings even if you are not really aware of it at the time. It is really important to understand the power of thought because at times when we’re in the midst of “what feels like uncontrollable emotions” we need to understand that our thoughts are actually setting this process in motion.
With practice we can control what we allow in and what dwells within our minds and even the churning that takes place. You are the creator of your world and although you can’t control the variables that may pop up in your path, you can control how you move through your life and how you respond. I have interfaced with many individuals who are lost in emotional turmoil; they are left feeling powerless to an emotional rollercoaster. The good news is that when you are feeling you are already on your way to healing because conquering the lack of feeling is even a more difficult recovery process. The path to recovery from an emotional storm involves first acceptance of whatever your reality is (the core hardship) and then once you’ve realized you’ve been victimized, it is time to step into the shoes of a survivor and open the door to perseverance. You mustn’t fight the tide of emotions, instead you have to jump in and face it; ride the waves and brave the storm.
In researching this topic I stumbled on a great recovery tool on wrapandrecoverybooks.com. In this insert the author is talking about a Feelings Pyramid. She shared, “I have been using them for the past 5 years since the loss of my youngest daughter and found them to be a way of releasing these intense and overwhelming emotions. I use them because when I am in this place I am living a very black and white view of the world, the feelings pyramid allows me to bring colors back into my world even when the colors are very hard and painful to acknowledge.”
Click here to read more about a feelings pyramid and how to make one.