A Brief Review
Before we get into Redirecting Emotional Energy, let's do a quick review. In the previous article we learned that we need to look at how we view and handle pain and the emotional energies associated with them. We need to let go of limiting belief systems that stand in the way of developing a healthy response and outlook on pain. A healthy outlook and response to emotional pain is letting it pass through us, redirecting it, or a combination of both.
What Do You Mean "Redirect Emotional Energy?"
Let's use three examples of Emotional Energy and how we can embrace them in order to redirect them.
- Sadness- Sadness to me is a "soft, deep, and profound energy." Whenever I embrace it, sadness leads me to a place of quiet comtemplation or meditation on the events of life. Through this experience I may learn new lessons, gain new insights, and have a deeper appreciation of the people in my life as well the value of an overall experience in my life.
- Anger- Anger to me is a very strong motivating energy. It can compel me with great momentum to a given goal or step in my life. Please handle this energy with great care! Anger is like a fire and can destroy or heat up your heart depending on when, how, and why you embrace and redirect it.
- Happiness- This emotion is like bright sunshine to me. It illuminates my mind to the goodness around me. It helps me pause to be thankful for all my blessings and motivates me to carry on with my purpose and calling.
Where and How
It's always a good idea to pause in a moment of intense emotion to remind ourselves that there is a time and place for everything. Sometimes we may need to delay our experiences with sadness, anger, and happiness in order to do what is right or necessary in the moment. Delaying requires self-control and discipline on our part.
So Where Are You?
How do you handle these three emotional energies? Do you delay when you need to? Do you practice embracing and redirecting emotional energy?