The Heart Chakra, Part 3

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Welcome back! 

It’s been five months since I completed the last installment, and I’ve enjoyed time to ponder the next steps of this blog. These last months in my life have been extremely full—full of singing, reiki, friends, and development. I love looking back, even five months, and celebrating how much expansion there has been in a short amount of time. Life is blessedly full!

As promised at the end of The Heart Chakra, Part 2, this blog post is devoted to appreciating my family. It’s apt when speaking of the heart to express the wounding as well as the joy. Both are part of a full and rounded human experience. As you have already read, I experienced much pain in my family, and I’ve been on a journey of finding my own identity and beliefs. At the same time, they offered me so much…

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The Heart Chakra, Part 3

jillianfinnamore

Welcome back! 

It’s been five months since I completed the last installment, and I’ve enjoyed time to ponder the next steps of this blog. These last months in my life have been extremely full—full of singing, reiki, friends, and development. I love looking back, even five months, and celebrating how much expansion there has been in a short amount of time. Life is blessedly full!

As promised at the end of The Heart Chakra, Part 2, this blog post is devoted to appreciating my family. It’s apt when speaking of the heart to express the wounding as well as the joy. Both are part of a full and rounded human experience. As you have already read, I experienced much pain in my family, and I’ve been on a journey of finding my own identity and beliefs. At the same time, they offered me so much…

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WHAT IF YOU’RE RIGHT??

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What if your feelings, your emotions, your intuitions have always been right? What if the emotions that you didn’t know what to do with were messengers–have always been messengers? WHAT IF YOU’RE RIGHT??

I’m not talking about conversations where each person is attempting to one-up the other. I’m not a fan of those conversations, because it’s all about ego, and very dualistic, but that’s another subject 😊.

What if your emotions are signposts? What if they’re essentially way-showers? If you feel angry, your boundaries have been violated (or you let them be violated). Either way, the anger is a signpost that boundary violation occurred. The anger itself isn’t bad—it’s bad if it’s allowed to fester and control your life.

After years of feeling angry (for what I now know as very valid reasons), and shaming myself for feeling angry, I learned to listen to anger…

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EMOTIONS–GOOD OR BAD??

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I grew up highly emotional (Enneagram 4 for those interested in the Enneagram) and spent so long shaming myself for these feelings. I knew that my culture denigrated emotions, particularly ones that seem negative. More than that, I didn’t know what to do with them. I learned that emotions are untrustworthy, scary, and unwanted.

I have since learned (and continue to) that, first of all, everyone is different, and each of us have unique access points to what lights us up. Maybe it’s practical, maybe it’s cerebral, maybe its physical or spiritual—whatever it is, it’s fulfilling to listen deeply and hear where the joy is. Sometimes it’s cerebral for me—when I feel curious about an idea or enjoy someone with interesting ideas. It depends on the moment, for sure. Often, though, it’s emotional and energetic for me.

Taking time to listen deeply to my emotions—to the depths and the heights…

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