With all the heightened emotion you are seeing everywhere right now on a global level in response to the recent news of Osama bin Laden’s death, I wanted to share some insights that have helped me to maintain clarity and emotional stability when collective events such as this and 9/11 amplify our emotions and how you can consciously use emotional awareness to enhance your experience and free up even more energy to achieve better results in your life.
The ability to maintain clarity when you are emotional is critical. When you get overly emotional you experience confusion and lose the ability to make the right decisions and this can have a negative effect on your life.
As you are seeing, emotions are running high. A little later in this article you are going to see why and how this happens. But first let’s look at the experience of vulnerability, which is an effect of heightened emotion.
Everyone experiences their own unique vulnerability in response to the events that happen in their life. What few people realize is the actual power and unlimited energy source that they can tap into when they are willing to look at emotion a little differently.
So how to stay clear, and actually use emotion to add to your clarity and improve the quality of your life?
One thing that I am experiencing more of ever since I committed myself to the full on exploration of what it is to be completely vulnerable is that the more emotion you allow yourself to feel, the more empowered you actually are.
Emotion is fuel. Raw power. Being vulnerable in the way I like to play means being 100% open to what I am feeling and honoring this power source as it comes through me, without getting caught up in the actual emotion that it is coming through.
In terms of creativity, there is nothing quite like it. This is the secret behind most of the creative genius you have already experienced in your life, through your work and art, and also the work you admire. And most resonate with. This is the reason why you resonate with it. You can feel the raw energy coming right through what they do.
And it gets better:
When you allow yourself – give yourself permission to simply feel in this way, you quickly notice two things.
- You experience emotion, but you are not the emotion that is your experience. This frees you to use the emotions and feelings consciously, especially in the case of anger or fear and to tap the energy behind the emotion and put it into getting what you want. The extra energy helps you to get clear and to build momentum with your projects. Powerful stuff!
- When you have suppressed anger or any emotion in any experience, it waits for a trigger to break loose. When it starts to break loose and you play with it in this conscious way, you can actually use it in your creativity or to achieve your goals. Just see it as raw energy and power; don’t mistake it as simply anger or fear or whatever form it is taking. Often when you do this you come so alive, you are so in the moment, that powerful transformation happens and you begin to live at a new level effortlessly.
Explore this and experiment with this yourself. The next time you find yourself caught up in a feeling, simply focus on the intensity of the energy behind the feeling. Detach and watch what happens. Or, if you don’t want to wait: recall the last time you were really angry about something. Go back into the experience until you reach the intensity of emotion and play with it now.
With all the emotional outbursts around Osama bin Laden right now, it’s an excellent time to play with this as collectively there is a lot of emotional energy breaking loose at this time and this has the effect of amplifying everything making even more energy available so you can see how this works even more easily.
Let me know below how this helps and upgrades life for you!