While we always encourage positive thinking and ask you to focus on what you wish to create in your life, we know that there are times when you feel lost in a dark emotional storm. There are times when you are overcome with grief, times when anger from the past comes uncorked, and times when you feel possessed by jealousy, insecurity, or doubt.
These feelings are part of the human experience. Without exception, they are born from a sense of separation, whether it seems so or not. They arise because at some level, at some time, you felt separate from the Source. We assure you that when you feel the Love of the Creator – the love that breathes the very breath of life into you – it feels so much better than any upset, that you simply couldn’t turn away from this love.
Think about it. Recall a time when you were joyously happy or madly in love. The feeling felt so good that it is likely you would have a hard time being upset, jealous, angry or sad. For a little while you felt such a deep connection with a person or life around you that all the world’s ills seemed to pale by comparison.
Now, imagine yourself immersed in a love so profound, so unconditional, so all-encompassing that it held you in a tender and eternal embrace. You could never feel badly again, knowing you are never separate from the One love you are all seeking. In every relationship you seek to feel the love of God. In everything you do, in everything you own, you seek to feel the love of God. All “negative emotions” arise when you feel somehow separated from love.
So what do you do when you feel entrapped in a negative feeling and you can’t think your way out of it? Dear ones, if feeling separate from love is the root of all negative feeling, then the cure is reconnecting to love. The simplest way to do that is to make a choice to love yourself through it.
Hug yourself, literally, and talk to yourself as if you are talking to an innocent child.
- If you’re afraid, hug yourself and tell yourself, “It’s going to be OK. I won’t let you down.”
- If you are angry, hug yourself, and say, “That’s OK. Of course you’re upset. Let us figure out a way to fix things.”
- If you’re jealous, hug yourself and say, “I understand you feel bad because someone else has what you want. Guess what, we can create that too.”
- If you’re doubtful or anxious, hug yourself and say, “It is OK. Everyone doubts. But I love you and God loves you and your angels love you and you deserve everything you dream.”
Talk to that innocent part within you that feels lost in darkness, as if they are separate from you, for indeed they are feeling separate from the loving being that you really are. At some point they felt separate from Love itself. Reassure that part of yourself. You don’t even have to know who or what inside you feels this way… You simply have to grant yourself the love you felt you were without.
Dear ones, all winters give way to spring. All storms give way to calm. And if given the chance, all dark emotions want to give way to love.
Love is the only way back home to Itself.