I’ve been very emotional the past week. I suspect you have been too.
My tears have been flowing and I am taking time to acknowledge and reflect on George Floyd, the protests, the uproar, sadness, anger, exhaustion, and the outpouring of support. #BlackLivesMatter
The emotions I am feeling right now are sadness, embarrassment, shame, and confusion. But, I am also feeling hope, love, motivation, and curiosity.
What emotions are you feeling?
You know, as I began my autoimmune healing journey many years ago, one of the first things I worked on was acknowledging and accepting my feelings and emotions.
I began to slowly let walls down around my heart, and I no longer pretended everything was “fine” as I opened up to those around me and shared my pain, my struggles, and my truth.
I learned to be vulnerable (still working on it!) and to share my feelings honestly with myself and others (still working on it!).
When I reflect on my life, I am aware that I haven’t always been emotionally honest.
Although, I think I’ve been more emotionally honest with myself, but certainly not emotionally honest when communicating with others. WAIT! As I wrote that, I just realized that not being emotionally honest with others means I had also been emotionally dishonest with myself. Oh boy.
Are you emotionally honest with yourself? With others?
What is emotional honesty?
Emotional honesty is expressing your true feelings. And in order to express your true feelings you must be emotionally aware.
What does it mean to be emotionally aware?
Emotional awareness means that you are aware of your emotions in the moment, in yourself and in others, and this is related to your emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence utilizes your intention, learning, experience and practice to help identify and manage your feelings.
When you are able to accurately recognize your feelings, there is a physical vibration that occurs, allowing you to actually feel those feelings. This results in an increase in self-awareness which, in turn, allows you to support your own health and healing.
So many of us are disconnected from ourselves and from our emotions. We don’t listen to our body’s messages of emotional vibrations. We’ve been conditioned to ignore our feelings and to suppress any pain that suggests our body is out of balance and is requiring attention.
Emotional honesty encourages us to both recognize and “feel” our feelings and our body's messages, allowing us to know our "true selves" on a deeper level, contributing to a more compassionate acceptance of ourselves and, in turn, others.
Emotional honesty supports you making healthier and better choices for how you live your life, who you spend your time with, and what you spend your time doing; you’re better able to create healthy boundaries.
Are you beginning to recognize how emotional honesty affects your wellbeing?
So, where are you at for being emotionally honest?
This month, my weekly bulletins and Facebook Lives are focusing on emotions and how they relate to health and wellness.
Please join me tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3 on Facebook Live as I discuss emotional honesty.
WHAT: Are you emotionally honest? WHEN: Wed. 6/3 at 12pm EST / 11am CST / 9am PST WHERE: LIVE on my FB page, Alyssa at Wellness HQ. WHY: Because you, your feelings, and your emotions are important.
P.S. I help people address the emotional root causes of pain, illness, and dis-ease. Want to work with me? Reply back to this email to set up a FREE 30 minute Discovery Call to learn more!
P.P.S. Mark your calendars: I'm going LIVE every Wednesday in June at 12pm EST for my weekly FREE Facebook Live Workshops.
June 2, 2020