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Acknowledge your feelings

Interview: Rick R. Reed, author of 'Raining Men'
Interview: Rick R. Reed, author of 'Raining Men'
Interview: Rick R. Reed, author of 'Raining Men'

One of the reasons we tend to push aside or even hide our feelings is our assumption that our World no longer supports emotional awareness. At the age of...let’s say 50, we can remember less technical and more verbal conversation. It may seem easier for the youth to communicate with smart phones, however the 50 year person trying to use the old ways of communication may have anxiety.

So what happens to our feelings in our technical World? It can take great courage to really sit with our feelings, allowing ourselves to surrender to their powerful energies. All too often because of external pressures we set our feelings aside, thinking we will deal with them later. If we don’t deal with them, we end up storing them in our minds and bodies and this is when anxiety and other health issues can arise. Denying what our bodies want to feel can lead to trouble now or down the line, which is why being in the thick of our feelings, no matter how scary it seems, is really the best thing we can do for ourselves.

We are all creative beings, sometimes we have to trust in our own ability to process what comes up when it comes up. If depression or sadness arises, we have the ability to notice its presence and welcome it, noting where in our bodies we feel it, and allowing ourselves to express it through tears or a quiet turning inward. The creation of solution takes action. We have more information available now than any time in the history of mankind, research and apply the expression of your feelings.

Sometimes tears (or the feeling of the emotion of tears) are like the rain from the clouds above. We have to clear, or wash away, the buildup of our emotions and physical health. When the rains falls the earth responds in a multitude of ways, sometimes emptying out to form a great canyon, sometimes soaking it up to nourish an infinitude of plants.

When we simply allow ourselves to fully feel our feelings as they come, we tend to let them go easily. This is all we are required to do; our feelings simply want to be felt. As the rain falls, the earth responds in the same way, the deeper purpose of our feelings is to transform the terrain of our inner world, sometimes creating space for more feelings to flow, sometimes providing sustenance for growth.

Often we complicate the situation by applying to much mental energy in the form of analysis, when all we really need is to allow, as the earth allows the rain to fall upon it.

Be calm, balanced and centered…allow the process by relaxing, opening, and receiving the bounty of our emotions.