Theme: Unconditional Love For Our Feelings
Have you ever experienced emotions that felt maybe overwhelming, confusing or just uncomfortable? But even though you avoided it, it felt like it just lingered or was never resolved?
Today’s theme is unconditional love and care for our thoughts or feelings and ourself. This is so that we can take care of ourselves and be there for ourselves when we really, really need love the most. And generally the magical thing is answers and more joyful feelings usually arise when you’re able to give yourself space to just experience what you’re feeling.
Session Overview – Walking Meditation
|Variations||Speed Walking, Running|
|Format||2 Min Intervals|
3 to 4 minute Intervals
|Length||30 Min Movement + 5 Min meditation|
Reflecting on my own challenge being compassionate to my feelings
|Sometimes things happen in our life because life’s not perfect. And we have emotions. Reactions. Often, we don’t immediately understand what that feeling is or all the thoughts we’re having.|
|For me, these are the times I need very loving & gentle words to myself so that I can feel heard and feel better.|
Sometimes I need a lot of space to really vent, to really feel my emotions. And there isn’t always a listening ear available or who has the time.
For example, the other day I got into a big fight with my partner. I wondered to myself if this would mean we would have to break up. So many emotions and worries just came flying in. Because it had just happened I didn’t know exactly what these emotions were or what I was thinking. Often my common reaction to these situations is to deny how I feel, maybe criticize myself for needing time and attention, or think that I should just take two minutes and that’s it to recompose myself. Or I’m trying to distract myself with YouTube or thinking about a solution to the problem or thinking about the problem over and over.
|So I decided to go for a run. But after five minutes, my body and emotions seem to still feel sad. I wanted myself to run, so I could feel these strong endorphins and feel better, but I just felt too sad. I realized I just needed to walk and sense how I feel and kind of take on this response of telling myself.|
“Oh, I understand. And tell me about how that “feels and say “it’s okay that I feel that way”.
So this session is a space of unconditional love, patience, and understanding whatever you feel and whatever you’re thinking right now, the first step is just to listen to ourselves. We may say things or feel things that are not the solution or that we don’t ultimately agree with.
And that’s okay. Our emotions still need to feel heard.
|So this session is a space of unconditional love, patience & understanding to whatever you feel. To whatever you’re thinking right now. The first step is just to listen to ourselves. We may say things or feel things that are not the solution or that we don’t ultimately agree with. That’s OK. Our emotions still need to feel heard.|
Unconditional Love For Our Feelings Verbal Journaling
How do you feel right now?
What do you feel your body, your soul wants?
What thoughts do you see coming up?
Why are these things important to you?
What emotions do you want to feel, maybe connect with a feeling you had a year ago or six months ago that really gave you bliss and a sense of empowerment.
How do you want to feel?
Put a hand on your heart and feel your heartbeat. What does it feel like your heart says?
As you walk, do you feel any emotions specifically in your organs or specific areas in your body? What do you feel there? Does it feel warm? Maybe it feels tight?
Take a big deep breath into that area right now.
Hold your attention there for a second. How does it feel?
You’re doing great.
What feelings or emotions do you feel right now?
In response to those feelings, how do you feel when you say to yourself, “right now I understand and it’s okay”.
Do you feel tightness? Or energy?
Unconditional Love For Our Feelings Breathe Body Focus
Feel the bottoms of your feet with every step it makes. Feel the jostling in your organs as you count every other right footsteps.
Come back to the count when you start to notice you’re thinking. It’s okay. Everything you feel, all the thoughts are okay. Let’s just bring awareness to it.
By counting our steps, we’re finding a rhythm and a connection with our body in a different way.
Come back to your count. Just count every other right foot step. Count out loud or count to yourself. Try to notice the moment your heel of your foot touches the earth and that’s when you start your count. And the moment the palm of your foot lifts up, you end your count. Then left foot, right foot left foot, right foot count two.
And the moment the palm of your foot lifts up end the count, notice the feet. Left foot, right foot, left foot. Right foot and the moment the heel touches the earth count three.
The moment the foot lifts up end the count and go back to left foot. Right foot left foot, right foot. Four.
Left foot, right foot, left foot. Right foot. Five.
Left foot right foot left foot, right foot six. Some steps will be shorter. Some steps will be longer.
Come back to your count. Count every other right foot step it’s okay. If you had a thought, just come back to your count.
Can you hear the sound of your foot meeting the earth?
Can you feel the breath coming into your chest and then going out?
Whenever it’s time to count. Try to say the count as a gentle whisper from your whole body. Not necessarily bringing a lot of tension, just the light whisper of the count together. So left foot, right foot, left foot with the whole body whisper, four
You’re doing so good. Stay with the count for a few more minutes, counting every other right foot.
Feel the feelings going through you. Feel your body.
Big, deep breath in. Into your chest. Into your legs. Into your pelvis. Deeper, deeper, and as you approach your right foot step, count out, whisper with your whole body, four.
Stay with your breath. Stay with your steps. Stay with your chest in your body. Stay with the account. And as your right foot approaches go five.
You’re doing really good. Stay with count of your steps. Feel the earth under your feet. Feel your organs every time you’re jostled by a step.
Notice the way your chest raises with the breath. Relax your face, breathe in to the legs. Feel your feet. Come back to the count. You’re doing awesome.
Unconditional Love For Our Feelings Affirmations
Now say to yourself, “I am here for myself, no matter what.”
Say to yourself, “I am here for myself no matter what.”
Say to yourself, “my number one priority is my peace, love and care for myself.”
one more time, “my number one priority is my peace, love and care for myself.”
Say to yourself, “whatever I feel. It’s okay.”
Again, “whatever I feel it’s totally fine. Whatever I feel I accept and is okay.”
Say, “I am always with myself.”
Say, “wherever I go, whatever I’m going through. I am always with myself.”
Say, “whatever I’m facing. Whoever I’m with. I am always with myself.”
Say, “I love me. I have many friends and family that loves me.”
One more time, “I love me. I have many friends and family that love me.”
“I am perfect. Just as I am.”
Say to yourself, “I am perfect. Just as I am right now, right here.”
What emotions did you notice that you felt during this?
Guided Encouraging Self Talk
What emotions did you notice that you felt during this walk?
In response to those emotions, say to yourself, “I understand it’s okay that I feel that way.”
Maybe hug yourself. Put a hand on your heart or maybe put your hands together. To show that you’re holding your own hand and that you’re with yourself.
What thoughts did you have during this walk?
Respond to those thoughts and say to yourself, “I understand. It’s okay that I had those thoughts. It’s okay that I have these feelings and emotions.”
It’s understandable that I feel. And it’s completely okay.
Ask yourself, “what do I need?”
Say in response to that, “that’s completely understandable. I get it.”
What comforting words does your body need right now?
Say those words to yourself right now with so much love and patience and care for yourself.
What empowering words do you feel your body and your soul needs right now?
Say those encouraging words to yourself, remind yourself how awesome you are.
Just the fact that you found this podcast series and you took yourself for a walk when you weren’t feeling good. Just the fact that you pressed play. And just the fact that maybe it was hard to want to be with your emotions and thoughts and feelings and go through this difficult moment, but you did, and you listened to yourself.
You are amazing.
Say to yourself, “I accept everything that I feel right now. It’s understandable that I feel that way. There’s nothing wrong with the thoughts and feelings that come up.”
Say to yourself, “I love me. And I am here for myself through everything that I feel right now. And in the future.”