I'd like to start with a disclaimer:
There are no bad emotions.
Anger, sadness, disappointment . . .
They're all an important part of the human experience.
Even feelings of hatred and jealousy carry important messages from the soul.
So, please don't get the wrong idea when I say we can feel GOOD despite our circumstances.
I never want you to force yourself into fake positivity if you truly just need to grieve.
Sticking a smiley face over painful emotions (or physical illness), always leads to some sort of self-abandonment or denial.
But I invite you to consider something . . .
You deserve to feel GOOD no matter what.
Use the word AND as a tool and you'll see what I mean.
You can be sick AND enjoy the breeze coming in through the window.
You can be in debt AND feel gratitude and abundance.
You can be overweight AND feel attractive and worthy.
You can experience heartbreak AND feel the love and support all around you.
You may not want to kick up your heels and laugh out loud . . .
But it doesn't have to be ALL PAIN.
Feeling GOOD is a choice and we don’t need the world to be a certain way in order to feel it.
We don’t need to be healthy.
We don’t need to be in a relationship.
We don’t need to be a size two.
Good is available to us any time, day and night. All we have to do is open our hearts to it.
This does NOT mean forcing yourself to join the party if you really just want to stay at home.
Please set boundaries. Take a break from people who drain you. Ask for what you need. Honour yourself when others don't. Have a good cry. Go for a walk. Sip some beautiful tea.
But most importantly, say goodbye to either/or thinking.
There are so many more possibilities than just a shitty one.
Allow GOOD to flow into your awareness and fill your inner cup.
Not because you should be more "positive".
But because you deserve to feel GOOD.
Sending you so much love,