Monday, July 7, 2014

On Releasing

Borrowed from here

I read this last night and knew I had to share.

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” ~Rumi

I've been getting little messages here and there about releasing emotion, and they have been right on time. This pregnancy has brought extreme emotional highs and lows, and at first I tried to suppress them; I was afraid that they would "harm" the baby. Then I read this. I can't get enough of this blog. She taps right into my crunchy, granola side, and I love it! For those who don't have the time to read, here's my favorite nugget.

"Acknowledge how you feel and let it out. It is only when you keep it inside that it will find other avenues and possibly manifest within your baby; it has to go somewhere."

After reading this a few weeks ago, I felt so much freer. And then I began to release!
A friend hurt my feelings . . . I let her know.
My former landlord was on some shady sh!t . . . I let her know.
I missed a family friend who passed away . . . I shed the tears and moved on.
My husband got under my skin . . . I shared my displeasure and let it go. 

Like the Rumi quote above, I've invited in the emotion, felt it, entertained it, and sent it on its way. 

Happy Monday everybody. Release, woo-sah, cry it out, or do whatever you need to do to kick Monday's a$$! 

Until next time. . . . I'll be enjoying my first work-free day in a while until someone from work emails me to try and steal my joy

27 days and counting 'til Little Miss TJ makes her arrival! 

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