Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Emotional Intensity

As the planets continue their merry dance through the heavens it seems that many of us have become stuck knee deep in mud, the mud is a kind of cosmic sludge stirring up deep and profound emotions and feelings. This is a time of powerful and extreme mixed emotions. Each of us is likely to experience both ends of the emotional spectrum in the blink of an eye. Some of us will be unfortunate enough to experience both at the same time.

There can be no denying that we are going through change. It is all around us. It is perhaps the one constant in life. Change; endings and beginnings, beginnings and endings. The cycle continues with some intensity now as we are being challenged to face our fears, to embrace our gifts and to step into the unknown.

At the same time, there is a continuing need to de-clutter our lives on every level as the need to travel lightly grows in importance. It is as though we are being prepared to take a giant leap of faith and the less baggage we have, the further we will soar. We can take baggage with us, but it will give us back ache, it will make the journey more tiring and we will most likely wonder why on earth we bothered to bring it when we reach our chosen destination! We already have all we need; carrying extra just gets in the way...

Emotions are peculiar things, we strive to have happy emotions and often fear the not so happy ones, yet it is often this latter category that propels us forwards, giving us the motivation and determination to change our lives. It is important to learn how to use our emotions in positive and life-enhancing ways now, we are being presented with an opportunity to re-shape our lives on every level, and it is up to us as individuals to either embrace this or keep our heads snugly buried in the sand. Ignorance is bliss, but is it really ignorance when we know it’s there but are choosing to ignore it through fear or something similar?

As we continue to awaken (or indeed to re-awaken), it seems that we need to embrace all aspects of our Beings now. We need to love and honour ourselves and our emotions, and we need to give thanks for, as well as use our, gifts and talents. Life is for living, not for simply thinking about; and now is the time to grab that proverbial bull by the horns and get on with it...