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Your Emotional Garden
Your Emotional Garden
LIVE ~ LAUGH ~ LOVE ~ BLOSSOM
Just as our physical health requires cultivation through good nutrition, rest and exercise, our emotional health requires us to use our imagination and thinking skills and to de-clutter ourselves of emotional baggage. The past is to be learnt from, not lived in. Maintenance of our emotional gardens is a process of weeding and planting.
At first, depending on what life is like for you right now... and what emotions you have nurtured habitually up until now... It may seem like life doesn't provide opportunities to experience good emotions on a daily basis.
Our minds are amazing! Through our memory... we get to experience emotions we have experienced in the past... Just by going back there in our mind. Most of us are experts at re-living negative emotions we have experienced. Playing the same scenes over and over in our minds, adding fuel to the negative emotion and feeling it over and over and over again... sometimes for years. (Emotions are energy-in-motion, with each type of emotion vibrating at a different speed and altering the chemical makeup of the body/mind in different ways.)
It works EXACTLY the same way for positive emotions. You CAN CHOOSE to remember a time from your past when you have felt that POSITIVE emotion... and you get to LIVE IT and EXPERIENCE it all over again and your body responds accordingly. IT FEELS GOOD to FEEL GOOD!
Everything starts with a thought. "You are the only thinker in your mind. Its only a thought... and a thought can be changed," says Louise Hay.
We all have an emotional garden and like a gardener we choose what we wish to have growing there. Only the gardener can decide what plant belongs in their garden and what plant does not.
Gardens need tending, they need care and maintenance. The soil must be watered and fed with good nutrients. There must be light and air. Plants need space to grow. And, of course, we need to pull up the weeds. Energy Work Therapies can help remove tough, strongly-entrenched weeds - root and all.
If we view our life through the quality and intensity of our emotions, doesn't it make sense to plant some wonderfully empowering (rhymes with flowering :) emotions in our emotional garden... tend to them each day... lovingly nurture them... so they may bloom and seed and multiply?
Positive emotions I want to plant and nurture in my emotional garden: Love and warmth, gratitude and appreciation, curiosity, excited and passionate about life, vitality, confidence, cheerfulness, sense of contribution and purpose, fun and flexible, balanced, determination, calm and peaceful, joyful, faithful, valued and respected... Can you think of more?
As you nurture and grow empowering emotions, you will find opportunities showing up in your daily lives, with ways for you to express them and experience them. You'll be living and feeling this way in the NOW.
I choose thoughts that make me feel good!
"Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him." - Friedrich Nietzsche