Feeding your Emotions
Our emotions are powerful things.
There's no doubt about it that our inner world is the driving force that guides our happiness and quality of life.
Do you ever feel down in the dumps or like you're losing touch with those around you?
So often I talk about SELF CARE (in the physical sense), but being healthy emotionally is just as critical for being the absolute best you can be!
Last year, I discussed "emotional health" in great depth as part of a brilliant documentary that I was honoured to be involved in (it's called eMotion, check it out here).
But the important thing to realise is that our thoughts and feelings are powerful, dynamic forces and play a major role as to whether we radiate health or are overwhelmed by dis-ease in our body.
There's a very good chance that you know someone who has GREAT emotional health.
Typically, these are the people we love to be around because their very presence is infectious - they just ooze character.
They can also nurture and heal us in times of greatest emotional need and they have an energy about them that brings the spirit of joy to us as well.
In my mind, people like this should be treasured friends.
That being said, in today's quick-fix world, it's very easy for us to reach for band-aid solutions rather than to address the cause of the problem (which can actually ADD extra weight to the emotional pain).
So what are the common causes of emotional trauma?
Here's a list of causes I come across regularly when I talk with people from all walks of life:
- The daily grind can be relentless and most don't take time out enough to 'smell the roses'
- Persistent worry and anxiety about the future
- Not identifying the true meaning or purpose of your life
- Inability or lack of willingness to express love and forgiveness to others
- Withholding the expression of love and acceptance of yourself and others for who they are (also called low self-esteem)
- Repressed emotions such as anger, guilt, fear or hostility
- An internal struggle between one’s negative ego (wrong belief system) and one’s conscience - which is a deeper understanding of caring, truth and honesty.
Healing ourselves emotionally requires that we remove the external factors taken internally that cause our dis-ease.
That means first paying close attention to what you put into your 'abode' (your 'house', 'temple' or body).
Foods from mother nature - Wholefoods - literally determine at a subatomic, atomic, electric and molecular level our impulses that lead to health or disease. They can also dramatically impact our emotional satisfaction and balance.
Wholefoods and "sacred meals" such as Pulse can lift us, calm us, recharge us, amplify us and expand our creative imaginative inventive potentials and even our financial health and wellbeing.
All in all, I urge you to remember that the crucial balance between our emotional and physical health is something that ultimately determines our quality of life.
So, spending time and energy on ways to elevate those aspects is something I highly recommend no matter what stage you are in life.