Letting Go Series (3)

Letting Go Series (3)
Sometimes we have difficult emotions that arise.  Emotions such as feeling hurt, envy, sadness, loss, distrust, unsupported, greed, fear, betrayed, angry and many others.  These emotions cause us to lose our peace, center and happiness.  What can we do?  If we feel these emotions fully, we’re able to release them and return to feeling more relaxed and peaceful.  Use this exercise or have a friend read it to you.  
Feeling your emotions exercise – use this exercise to help you  to let go and become more free and relaxed.
Gently close your eyes.
Choose a situation or person in your life that has some unresolved negative emotion surrounding it and that you’re comfortable bringing up right now.
See the situation in your inner scene. What thoughts, images and unresolved emotions do you have around that situation or event or person? 10 seconds.
 Now repeat to yourself a few times. “I allow myself to feel my emotions. I allow myself to feel my emotions.” 10 seconds.
 Now get in touch with one particular negative feeling or emotion without judgment. Where do you feel it, in which part of the body do you feel it? Stay very present with the feeling or emotion, pause. When you are totally present with the feeling or emotion, few seconds, take a deep inhalation and a slow exhalation.
Check to see if there’s still some of this particular negative emotion left.
If yes, get in touch with it. Where do you feel it, in which part of the body do you feel it. Stay very present with the feeling, pause. When you are totally present with the feeling or emotion, a few seconds, take a deep inhalation and a slow exhalation.
Continue until this particular emotion is completely dissolved. To ensure that this emotion has been fully released, just think of the situation or person that triggered the emotion. If there is no negative reaction, then the emotion has been released.
Check to see if there’s another negative feeling or emotion related to the original challenging situation.
 If yes, repeat the process.
 Let’s go through this emotion together. Get in touch with this particular negative feeling or emotion without judgment. Where do you feel it, in which part of the body do you feel it. Stay very present with the feeling, pause. When you are totally present with the feeling or emotion, a few seconds, take a deep inhalation and a slow exhalation.
Check to see if there’s still some of this particular emotion left. If yes, get in touch with what’s left of this emotion. Where do you feel it, in which part of the body do you feel it. Stay very present with the feeling, pause. When you are totally present with the feeling or emotion, a few seconds, take a deep inhalation and a slow exhalation.
Check to see if there’s still some of this particular emotion left. If yes, continue with the process until it’s completely gone.
To ensure that this negative emotion has been fully released, just think of the situation or person that triggered the emotion. If there is no negative reaction, then the emotion has been released.
Repeat the process until all the emotions triggered by the original challenging situation are released.
Once you’re ready, slowly open your eyes and notice how you feel. 

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