Radical News, Sisters: You Are Emotional and Sensitive
Sisters, like the title says, you are emotional and sensitive. I can’t tell you how many women I talk to who are half floored and half relieved when I reflect this back to them. Yes, there are varying degrees of emotionality and sensitivity, but if you have a feminine essence, the tears are simply going to roll. You can count on it.
Culturally, we have a strong judgment about emotional phenomena and this is what brings many women to psychotherapy. Don’t get me wrong, getting high grade Vitamin See, making peace with your past, cultivating awareness, and working through painful stuff is a powerful choice and good psychotherapy delivers. Though, once you have done all that, what you will undoubtedly notice is that you are still … emotional and sensitive.
The great news is that being emotional and sensitive is one of THE most powerful traits a woman possesses. Really and truly.
Yes, there are people who are incapacitated by their emotions and yes, they need professional intervention. However, including these folks, our emotions move us, steer us, and guide us to … everything. Our entire human experience is emotionally motivated and women are the ambassadors of this realm. When we dare to ride our emotional waves, we not only gain access to a world that is overflowing with GOOD, we unveil a profound capacity for bringing this goodness to our world.
There are many awesome ways to rock-out with our emotions. Here is one of my favorite recipes:
1) GET HONEST: Get mega honest with yourself about how you are feeling. Our western world has this terrible habit of over rationalizing when emotional storms hit. Forget about all the reasons why you shouldn’t have your feelings and let them flow.
2) HONOR YOURSELF: With the sole intention of honoring yourself (versus being right,) get with a friend and shamelessly vent everything out, and/or if you prefer to do these things solo, write it ALL down on paper.
3) INQUIRE: Finally, once you have recognized and honored your feelings, the juiciest step is to ask your emotions what they want. What is their deepest longing? This step may require repetition and patience, though once your desires are revealed, simply give yourself 100% permission to desire them … especially if they seem impossible.
Our emotions exist in a world that is beyond logic and it is the unexplainable that we call magic.