How are you feeling today?
Are you experiencing feelings that you’d rather not feel? You know, uncomfortable feelings that maybe you’d just rather avoid?
Today is Valentine’s Day. A holiday that is attached to so many different feelings – in both the desirable and undesirable categories.
In years past I’ve heard Valentine’s day referred to as “Valloween” (by some women who were single and dreading the day as it approached.) I assume that the real dread was for all of those uncomfortable feelings that may surface. Feelings of loneliness, unworthiness, sadness, jealousy, etc.
I’ve heard of some single women planning “Galentine’s Day Parties” – a time to hang out with their Gal Friends and celebrate friendship. I’m sure these plans were made with the intention of generating better feelings and memories than Valloween.
In 2011 I found my Valentine, a Valentine that showers me with love and affection including flowers, chocolate hearts, fancy dinners, wine, kisses, and pretty much anything else you can associate with a romantic Valentine’s day experience.
And before I found my Handsome Sweetheart? Well, let’s just say I’ve had my share of Valloweens.
But here is the thing I really want to address today, however you are feeling right now – happy, joyful, thankful, elated, passionate, desirous, lonely, sad, angry, jealous, resentful, brokenhearted… every single one of those feelings, is a miracle.
Your feelings are the way your higher self, your wiser self, your inner self, communicates with you.
Your feelings are what I call the Voice of Love. You, in your purest form, the highest and most enlightened part of you, is pure love. And the only way that that part of you can communicate to you is through your feelings and your emotions. All of those feelings are giving you some of the most important information about you that you can ever have. And when we shut those feelings off, or numb them out, or push them down, or turn them away and ignore them…we are missing out on a miracle.
The key is to understand that all of those feelings fall into one of two categories – they either feel comfortable to you or they feel uncomfortable.
If they feel comfortable they are letting you know that your needs are being met. When they feel uncomfortable they are letting you know that you’ve got a need that is not being met. That’s all. Simple? Yes. Easy? Not always.
The seemingly easier thing is to just judge the feeling as good or bad. The problem with that is as soon as we judge the feeling as something bad we immediately want to get rid of it.
But what if that feeling is there to tell you something important?
Letting you know that you are not in alignment with your highest self, there is something you need and you can fill the need to alleviate the undesirable feelings.
When we look at our feelings with no judgement, but with the knowledge that those uncomfortable feelings can be the source of very important information, our feelings then have the space (non-resistance) to flow, shift, change, and evolve into desirable feelings.
Whatever you are feeling today. It’s a miracle.
And whether you’ve got a Valentine or not, be sure to show yourself some love today. In fact, just decide to show everyone in your path some love today. Choose Love, Magic will follow.
You are loved.
Love & Magic,