Do you ever stop to consider just how much emotional baggage you’re trailing around? Does it fit in your tote? Your car? Would it fill a garage?
Can you imagine the weight of it? What effect does it have on you to carry the weight of that emotional burden around with you all the time? Have you ever taken it off, set it down or even acknowledged the immensity of it?
Emotional baggage is the effect of all the hurts, criticisms and negativity we experience and store away ‘just in case’. Initially it becomes a tool with which we believe we are protecting ourselves, like a game of emotional snap, we carry the emotional footprint of the incidents that wound us so that we will be able to spot them and stop them, before they hurt us again.
The truth, however, is far more sinister, as they set up home in our psyche and become the very sticks we use to beat ourselves with; creating and encouraging a destructive internal narrative that holds us hostage to the events of our past and prevents us from engaging with the hope, potential and optimism of our own unwritten future.
December is the perfect time to focus on releasing the emotional baggage that holds us back. See the trees, elegantly releasing dead foliage, allowing it to float down, to rot away and create fertile nourishment at the roots, preparing the ground for the adventures to come.
Working with the natural energy at this time we can elegantly extract the lessons from our own past experiences, keeping the learning whilst gently releasing the pain.
As the days grow shorter towards the winter solstice and our journey into the depths of winter, our bodies are preparing to cleanse, so this is the perfect time to de-clutter all the emotional baggage and make space for new ideas, possibilities and aspirations.
My seasonal workshops enable you to harmonise with the energy all around us and share tips, techniques and insights you can use to help your find peace, flexibility and resilience throughout the year.
This month sees more excitement as my Art of seasonal living workshops are now delivered online via Zoom as well as person to person.
So, if you’re ready to release the emotional baggage that is weighing you down, you can now join in from the comfort of your sofa too.
Workshops run this month at Haxby 7-9pm on 13/12/18 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dump-the-emotional-baggage-and-fly-tickets-52992247238
Stamford Bridge 12-2pm on 18/12/18 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dump-your-emotional-baggage-and-fly-lunchtime-edition-tickets-52992358571
Online (Zoom) workshop 7-9pm on 17/12/18 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dump-your-emotional-baggage-and-fly-online-edition-tickets-52992511027