Sunday, 11 February 2018

Feeling Your Emotions- Anger (Part 1)

In November I started my Feeling Your Emotions post series. You can read the first post here:

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)

As I mentioned in the Introduction, I'm starting with the more "negative" emotions first, the ones that are perceived as negative. So let's start with Anger. (I won't capitalise it for the whole post, just when I first introduce it). It's taken me a while to write this, i don't think it's a particularly easy subject to write because we're taught that it's "wrong" to be angry. But it's very important to discuss these things and express our emotions. I've decided to split it up into two parts, so for today I'll write about anger itself and accepting it, then the next post will be about releasing it.

A lot of stuff I've read says that suppressed anger can be bad for you. In itself it can be very destructive and if you hold it inside then it will hurt you. Depression is often called "anger turned inward". If you have depression (as I do) you may find it helpful to explore that more. I'll look more at sadness and depression separately later (grief might need its own post) but for now here are a few links on depression and anger:

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Leftover Christmas chocolate!
Early Easter chocolate!
Neighbours coming back after Christmas
Corner House Resourse Centre (for mental health)
Uncle Sam's milkshakes
Boni Lonnsbury's The Map workbook- I've wanted it for years and then she had a sale before Christmas which made it more affordable for me
Watching the new IT and making popcorn the other night
Magical year books- Deborah Blake's A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft and Kate West's The Real Witches' Year (been wanting the last one for ages!)

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Letting Go of 2017

We're at the end of 2017. Christmas and the end of the year always seem to come round quickly to me! It doesn't seem that long since I wrote my Reflections post but it was 7 months ago. Now that it's the last day of the year I thought it would be helpful to reflect on how 2017 has been and release it. (I started writing this a few days ago but it's now New Year's Eve!).

Note: This is assuming you're following the Western yearly calendar. I know other cultures have different calendars (such as the Chinese one), and I also follow the Wheel of the Year and with that New Year was Samhain (around Hallowe'en), so I also did some reflection then. You could just do your own reflecting and releasing whenever feels best to you. :)

While I love Christmas, I don't like New Year so much. I've never done as much for that. And I find the time after New Year depressing because all the excitement is over and we've still got most of winter and cold weather to go. I tend to take a while to "settle in" and adjust to the new year. But I think that rather than pushing myself to be different, I should  just try to accept how I am and go gently. So if you're not in a really happy, positive mood either, don't be hard on yourself. :)

2018 is a universal 11/2 year in numerology. 2017 was a "1" year which was about new beginnings and 2018 is supposed to be about lessons/insights, love and relationships. 11 is a "master number".  I don't follow numerology  really closely but I find it interesting to read about the universal year and my personal year number. (I've forgotten what my new one for 2018 will be, I'll check later).
You can read more here:

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Yule coming up
Christmas decorations and trees
Secret Santa that I've been playing as part of Amina Makhdoom's FB group
Pinterest sections- makes it easier to organise my boards!
McDonald's festive range
Starbucks' gingerbread lattes
My new fleeces-good for colder weather

Monday, 27 November 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Bonfire Night fireworks displays
Late autumn golden sunshine
The gratitude challenge I've been taking part in, in Amina Makhdoom's FB group. (It's based on Pam Grout's Thank & Grow Rich book).
Infinite Possibilities book by Mike Dooley
Christmas decorations and products in the shops
Sunny days and blue skies (not a fan of colder weather but we've been having some sunny days)
Hot chocolate
Getting the Cadbury's choc advent calender I wanted!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Feeling Your Emotions Introduction

I'm starting a series of posts about emotions and how it's important to get in touch with them. So this is the introduction post. :)

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)

In a lot of spiritual books and articles on websites people mention how your emotions affect you. If you keep them bottled up then they can get stuck and cause you problems. For example suppressing your feelings can cause you to become depressed. Some people talk about the mind/body connection and say that how you feel can cause physical illness. I believe this. An example is Louise Hay's work. For more on that visit this post:

Monday, 23 October 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Autumn leaves
Library books
Walking in the woods
Pam Grout's Thank and Grow Rich- currently reading the e-book  which I bought on offer
Getting new fairy lights for the lounge
Hallowe'en/Samhain next week