"Tenderness", Self-Care Cards, by Cheryl Richardson
"23. Self-Trust", Mudras for Awakening the Energy Body, by Alison DeNicola
Well, I just got a case of the hives. This week's reading made me chuckle at the triple-reinforcing message around the concept of self-care / love / acceptance. Could I use a little Acceptance that everything is and will be okay, although I'm experiencing something I'd rather not? Yes. Could I use a little Tenderness towards myself for creating this uncomfortable situation (my belief system)? Yes! Could I use a boost of confidence to uplift my spirits as I flow in and out of depression over my circumstances? YES!
Whether you are experiencing a health issue, emotional or mental turmoil, etc., our Mid-Week Oracle Update guides us to remember:
1.) Everything will turn out okay...things will get better! This too shall pass. You can rest in the surrender of your situation to the Universe / God of your own heart. Archangel Raphael is available to you to bring more peace, balance and healing to you during this tough time (or any time for that matter), all you need to do is ask!
2.) Be gentle with yourself for everything you are experiencing. If you start to criticize or blame yourself, hug yourself and say, "Everything will be okay...I know you are upset right now, it's all right...I love you, no matter what." (Or any actions / language you would use to comfort someone you love very much).
3.) Breathe - quiet the mind - meditate. You can try adding the Vajrapradama mudra (pictured & described above) from this quiet space whenever you feel the need to increase your love, trust, enthusiasm and confidence in yourself, just as you are, no matter what. Feel the connection between your hands, feel the energy from the palm of your hands connecting with the energy of your heart. Breathe deeply from the diaphragm (your body naturally does this when you are laying down, you can re-train your body to do so sitting / standing up with a little practice).
Coaching Tip for Processing Emotions:
I learned about this emotional processing tip from Nora Herold, an amazing healer and channel of the Pleiadians and other high vibrational beings. As you become aware of your emotions, name it, and say, "I see you, I hear you, I acknowledge you." You are in essence accepting them in that moment of acknowledgment, and letting them go by not creating a story around them, since you are just observing them as you feel them.
I have found the act of this simple yet powerful process, allows my emotions to shift / dissolve / be released surprisingly quickly. Oftentimes we are too preoccupied to notice them (i.e. in our heads thinking over a problem), or we would rather ignore them / get numb to them, or we resist / reinforce them with thoughts that create more turmoil. So if you say "hello" to them, one-by-one, as they come up throughout the day, you might find yourself working through a lot of emotions initially, and then starting to name better feeling ones much sooner than you think!
"Fear, I see you, I hear you, I acknowledge you."
"Pain, I see you, I hear you, I acknowledge you."
"Disappointment, I see you, I hear you, I acknowledge you."
"Doubt, I see you, I hear you, I acknowledge you."
And so on...
P.S. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and the 22 Processes by Abraham-Hicks are other great ways to acknowledge and process emotions as well.