What's True for You? (Part 2/4)


We’re talking about What’s true for you and then how do you go from where you are to living from that place. Last week was all about Finding what is true for you. I hope you were able to spend some time sitting with what that might be. In cased you missed it, here’s part 1 on Finding.

And the four parts:

You Find it. 

You Feel it.

You Follow it.

You Repeat

Today is all about Feeling what’s true for you. And while it’s about emotions (you know), the happy, sad, angry, afraid kind, that isn’t the whole picture. Emotions aren’t just in our heads, like when we get good news, we smile. Emotions are actually also felt in the body. Maybe you are fully aware of this, then awesome! If you aren’t, I’m here to share what I know.

Here’s an example so you can see how it works. I was working with a client recently who has not been living from her truth for quite a while. We talked about a situation that was painful for her. And yes we talked about the painful emotions, the ones she describes in her mind. And then I asked her where in her body she felt those painful emotions. I had her close her eyes, focus on what she was feeling, then had her notice where in her body they showed up. And she said, “In her chest, shoulders, and neck”. When I asked her to describe what that physically felt like, she said, “It felt tight like she couldn’t breathe”. THIS is how emotions show up in the body physically. They are actually physical vibrations of energy. Tightness in the chest, a constriction of muscles, a feeling of heat, a heaviness, are all examples of a physical vibration. 

Ok, let’s go the other direction. When I asked this person about moving toward her truth I wanted to know what she felt in her chest and shoulders. Her response, “Relaxed, no tension, expansion, a lightness, I can breathe again”.

This is part of your inner compass that I talk about. Our bodies talk to us all the time. 

So feelings are noticed in the brain and body.  With feelings of truth, there’s that sense of possibility, joy, relief, peace, or excitement.  Those feelings are how you know which direction you’d like to go.  As I mentioned last week, the truth of what we want is never painful. It’s our own personal beacon to follow.

Here’s your homework for the week. 

Think about one truth, desire, longing, goal, desire (or whatever word works best for you). Visualize having that in your life. Where are you, what are you doing, what do you see, who is there? Think about what emotion comes up when you visualize this being a part of your present life. Just pick one. Then close your eyes and notice where that emotion shows up in your body. What does it feel like? All you’re doing is noticing. No need to do anything else but find out what’s there. 

You can practice this until next week. Start to pay attention to the emotions you’re having, and where and how do they show themselves in your body. You continue to be a scientist of your own life.

So, next week we’re going to move onto actually Following your truth. 

I can’t wait. 

Feel free to leave a comment on the blog below, or email me, susan@susancarrollcoaching.com.

Please share if you know just the perfect person who needs this.

~ Susan

Helping You Get What You Want Out Of Life

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