As an energy alchemist I bring peoples awareness to the waves of energy that go through them. Sometimes the wave brings a powerful emotion and a connection to a story in your past, maybe in your childhood, maybe in some great love or pain you’ve experienced. Other times it is just a wave that wants to be acknowledged in the moment, felt to completion and released. This is where you feel melancholy with no outward reason for the sadness, or butterflies in your stomach and a sense of excitement, but when you look around you there is nothing going on to have created this. In those moments the brain grapples around for a narrative. When was the last time you felt like that? What could have possibly created this emotion? Who is this feeling attached to? Where is the cause for this sensation located? Once you’ve found a plausible answer you often times put this memory or event onto a loop, you tell people about it, you recreate it in your mind, you make the situation sharper and exaggerated by turning up the volume and the colour on it so you can see it better.
But often times an emotion is just an interpretation of a wave of energy that rolled in to say hello and simply wanted to roll back out again. A bit like this morning, I was doing my yoga and the focus was on opening my heart centre. All of a sudden I was hit with a wave of gratitude so strong I started to cry. Gratitude for my body that is allowing we to experience life, gratitude for the gift of movement that brings me so much fulfilment, gratitude for my life and the fact that I get to be right here right now. Gratitude so stark and pure I cried big tears, anyone witnessing me would have thought I was in great pain yet it was the opposite it was just an expression that was needed. After 10 minutes the feeling peaked and then began to dissipate, leaving in it’s wake a sense of peace. There was no story, no reason, no person to attach this to, it was just a wave that changed something, moved something, breached a gap and then let go.
So the question to you is what do you currently have in your life as a narrative that you are holding on to, keeping alive with an exaggerated story line or repeating at every opportunity, when really it was just an emotional wave that came in and was eager to inform you and leave? It’s a bit like smiling at a person while you stood in line at the check out, but then they latched on to you, followed you out, followed you home and proceeded to follow you around for hours and days on end. A small intention turned into something huge when it was just meant to be a token, a gift of realisation and non attachment.
Pay attention and you will find that some things are just meant to be released, easily, painlessly and drama free.