It’s a great day for a quick win! In this episode, I share a game-changing truth that shrinks suffering and could spark your next big breakthrough. Jessica Hagy joins me to share a variety of approaches you can choose from to tap this secret superpower.
Here's the deal. You are allowed to have feelings. Your feelings are important. It's not bad or weak or wrong to have feelings. The truth is, feelings play an important role in your health, wellbeing, and making decisions that open way for you to be the most authentic and powerful You.
That's right. Emotions and feelings are data.
We love to be data drive, but so many discount the information the finely tuned instrument of your body is delivering on the regular. Time to tune to level up.
In this episode, we talk about how to distinguish between emotions and feelings, and what they are all about. Turns out, they pop in to serve your best interest. So if you've been conditioned to shush and stuff them, we've got some tips and techniques to wade into the wisdom that is accessible to you.
One practice to pull out when you're feeling overwhelmed is RAIN: Recognize what's going on, Allow the experience to be, Investigate with kindness, and Natural loving awareness. Learn more and print an infographic reminder in this beautiful summary by Tara Brach. And let me know how it works for you.
You can learn more about the modalities Jessica shared on her website, or browse these sites if you've got a little extra spare time.
Jessica also mentioned the Rumi poem "The Guest House." Copy this one into your journal and sit with it, see what emerges for you.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from the beyond.
--Translation by Coleman Barks (The Essential Rumi)
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Jessica Hagy believes that everyone has the capacity to discover and live in alignment with their true nature. She has been blessed with the gift of skillfully guiding people through the murky waters of fear, shame and doubt to discover their clear voice of truth and love that lies beneath the surface of self-defeating beliefs. Jessica brings a gentle and loving confidence to the therapeutic process that is grounded in her own journey of self-discovery and healing, and she considers all of life's challenges to be opportunities for cultivating human compassion, connection and restoration.
Credentials: Maryland Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Level-2 trained teacher in the delivery of iRest® Yoga Nidra; Masters degrees in English and Social Work; completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Reiki I & II, and additional trainings in restorative yoga, yin yoga, yoga nidra, chakra balancing, Ayurveda, PTSD, complex relational trauma, secondary trauma and other stress-related conditions; currently in the final stage of iRest teacher certification.