Perhaps you have noticed that over the past few months, we collectively are not being allowed to suppress our feelings and emotions any longer. What is coming up in you, moment-to-moment, day-to-day? What emotions are coming to the surface? Even the smallest thing can bring up and trigger a huge, sometimes unexpected, emotional reaction. Things that you thought you had resolved long ago, visit once again.

Are you responding calmly or reacting uncontrollably to the world events that are unfolding? Are you feeling Love or Fear? Tumultuous or Calm? Anger? Hate? Hope? Love? Anxiety? Depression? Joy? So many emotions. You can learn to welcome and embrace them all.

We can learn how to bring balance to our physical, emotional, and mental bodies. It is time to heal; mind, body, and spirit. You know it to be true somewhere inside of you.

Your body is your compass. It will let you know that something is rising for you that needs to be honored. Pause. Scan your body from head to toes. Where are you “feeling” disharmony in your body? Headache? Shoulders? Neck? Heartburn? Stomach? Back? Hips? Legs? Knees? Feet? Joints and muscles?

Are you responding from your conditioning (how you were raised) and your worldview (what you believe to be true) or from your heart space? State; “I embrace all that is, as it is.” Meet what is arising with compassion. When we hang on to pain and resentments, we poison our bodies.

How we think creates our reality. Become aware. Nothing can be changed by force or by demanding it. You must merge with it and then transform it. Forgive yourself. Forgive others.

When facing a challenge, conflict, hot emotion, or problem:

  • Pause. Place your hands over your heart. Reconnect with your breath and the present moment. What is happening in both your inner landscape and the exterior world. Get curious. Tap into your senses. What is the story you are telling yourself in your mind? Breathe into the body, into your blood, into your lungs.
  • Breathe in, breathe out. Bring in the love light from your high self and fill your heart center. Relax your shoulders. Allow your breath to fill your belly. Connect. Breath out through your nose, breathe out through your pores. Visualize the breath moving in and out of your body and connecting to the universal energies.
  • Notice. As your body begins to regulate, ask yourself what matters most in this situation? We are beginning to see many things in our lives differently.
  • Have compassion for what you are feeling and where you are feeling it. Create peace and balance within yourself. Imagine a space of peace and calm and place yourself there.

As your heartful awareness grows, practicing compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and others comes more easily. Your thoughts, your actions, and your deeds. Increase your awareness. Pause. Every time you create something positive in your own life, you are creating it in the surrounding energies of your loved ones, your community, your country and the world because you are part of all of it. We are all connected.

For help bringing balance to your body, call Premier MD+ at 616-213-0253 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. You are worth healing. We heal ourselves, we heal the planet. It’s time to make it so. Be well.

Lisa Cobb, LMSW Clinical Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Instructor, EFT Practitioner PremierMD+