I allow myself to feel all the feels & show up anyway.
When we experience transition, loss, disappointment & the like, emotions can swarm us. Not the happy ones that we’d love to bathe in. No, not those. Feelings that hurt, sometimes physically. Feelings that make you shift in your seat uncomfortably, feel exhausted & yet unable to sleep. Feelings that make you feel like crying at the most random & inconvenient times.
Rather than push those feelings down, or chide ourselves for feeling, may we accept how we feel. Accept. Give ourselves permission.
It doesn’t feel good. It isn’ pretty. But it is my current reality. God is still faithful. My family & friends still love & support me. I know I will be okay. But, these feelings are normal. These feelings make me who I am.
Or maybe my lack of feelings makes me “me”. Maybe I’m not as emotional about something that I think I should be. That’s okay too!
Feel or don’t feel whatever you need to. Just don’t try to be something you’re not.
No shame. Feel all the feels. Be present with them & let them do what they need. Wade through them, get to the other side. Will this process change you? You bet. That change can be for the better if you decide for it too.
Show up, just as you are. While also allowing yourself all of the space & time needed to process whatever is going on in your life. You will not miss the boat if you take the time that YOU need to heal.
Remember the difference between wallowing & healing.
Push yourself, but not too much.
Learn more about yourself along the way. Knowing that you may not know exactly what you need when you start, but that you will figure it out along the way.
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, & He will help you. Psalms 37:5
Let’s Keep Moving Forward Loves, feeling all the feels, being present, allowing peace to enter in our hearts despite all of the unknowns.
The Mess in Me Honors the Mess in You
Looking for other affirmations to help you process through your grief? I found inspiration for today’s post HERE