I was having a bite at my neighborhood Whole Foods when I glanced up and saw a greeting card carousal smack-dab in front me.
It was bursting with flowy affirmations cards. Stuff like:
• All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust
• Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
• We only make this trip once and we really should make it count
and this old chestnut:
• There is a light at the end of the tunnel
Clearly, these cards are created to make you feel good. But being a teacher of the language of emotions, it strikes me how anxious we are to feel good (extra emphasis on the anxious). In our culture when we or someone else is hurting we want it to be all right ASAP!
I’d embrace positive affirmations like they were rolls of numbing lozenges that I’d pop in my mouth relentlessly so I could stave off the unruly nagging emotions that would inevitably take over. Vision boards, posted sayings, hopeful readings, daily emails, be-all-that-you-can-be workshops. My enduring motto was “if I keep doing this long enough, leaving no stone unturned, maybe these troublesome emotions will go away.” (Note: no, they didn’t.)
Difficult Emotions Will Set You Free (if only you listen)
If you identify with what I’m saying, you personally know it’s exhausting – and actually futile. Why? Because, a revolutionary cutting-edge discovery indicates our difficult emotions are here for a reason. If you don’t listen to them, they will continue to resurface to clang your alarm bell regardless of how hard you try to mute them.
Once you begin listening and responding to them, whether it’s anger, anxiety, self-doubt and rejection, depression, grief, guilt – whatever’s knocking loudest on your head, they will release and you will feel relief. And then, an on-going short daily practice will lead you deeper and deeper into a state of clear, centered flow.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE.
If you’re resonating with this and you can see this unproductive pattern in your own life, I invite you to join me for my (always free) ONLINE Cannabis Elevation Ceremonies (cannabis is always optional). In the company of like-minded others from around the world, we embrace emotional healing and awakening through “industrial strength” meditation and cannabis plant medicine. Together. In sacred ceremony.
If you’re planning to join us in, please take a look at these two short YouTube videos. One will give you insight on how to prepare for our virtual gathering and the other is how you may want to include cannabis.
My skills and passion for this healing work emerge from a synthesis of ancient sacred Eastern practice, cutting edge brain science and an enduring interest in the evolution of human consciousness. Most importantly, this Emotional Liberation* healed me and that’s why I teach it as I see so much emotional suffering in our culture. So join me to discover how to surmount the difficult emotions that are derailing you occasionally, weekly, daily or incessantly.
I’m here for any other questions you might have.
With Love, Becca
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