I sent a written work from one of my favorite women, Danielle LaPorte, to a friend and client the other day.
They’ve been grieving the loss of a family member and also experiencing some pretty intense nerve pain from their cervical spine’s current state.
They did get checked out medically and have been addressing the physical realm with some exercises and stretches. Either way – grieving and sadness have a place. They need a safe harbor to tuck into until they’re ready to venture out to sea again, and I believe that safe harbor is our consciousness, which inevitably includes our body.
Emotions are felt in this body of ours, and can be loved, processed and healed over time with embodied practices.
My client responded with “THANK YOU! That was amazing. Sadness (and disappointment) are things I struggle with — some of the hardest emotions for me to engage with. But I think this perspective might be helpful. I haven’t heard the phrase “Love your Sadness” (well, not true, but with this context, it’s a new thought to me). Thanks!”
The piece I loved personally from Danielle is ‘It won’t last.’
When our feelings are SO powerful that it feels like we’ll drown, for me it’s helpful to remember it’s an impermanent visitor. I can then hold and feel and move through, knowing I’ll come out the other side with perspective and grace.
I hope Danielle’s work and these reflections can support you in this journey called embodied living.
How do you move through deep emotions?
What helps you feel grounded, trusting, resilient?
Feel the feels, friends – and love and trust the process.
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