Emotional Clutter: Release Pent Up Feelings on the Out Breath
Emotional clutter can be released on the out breath. Let’s practice letting go during our midweek Enchanted Breath. Each and every inhale needs to feel like a cool, minty, refreshing breath of expansion, and each and every exhale, a release of pent-up emotions.
Clutter on the Emotional Plane
As we’re focusing on Enchanted Key #5, Reduced Clutter, we’ve taken a look at the physical space, the mental realm, and now we need to pay attention to the emotional plane. We can get pretty clogged up with fears, dark imaginings, stress, unresolved issues, and even carrying around other people’s stuff. How many times have you anguished over what someone else was going to do when you had no control over it at all? If you’re like most people, the answer to that is, “Way too often.”
Let’s use this week’s Enchanted Breath to make some space within. Take a deep breath in, picturing a cool, icy, blue swish of color or maybe it’s fresh white, and imagine that you are breathing in peaceful, contented solitude and open space. You exhale chaos. Repeat this process, breathing in deeply, and releasing fully.
Observe Which Emotions Clutter You
We all tend to lead with one emotion that feels most comfortable to us. For some, it’s easy to exhibit emotion in the form of anger, but sadness, for example, may feel too vulnerable. Whatever emotion gets stuck inside may clutter you. Other people smile incongruently when speaking of things that make them mad. Expressing happiness can be laden with guilt. Think about which emotions are expressed easily by you and which are difficult. The hardest one to express may be the one that rules you.
As you sort your emotions, allow your breath to move in and out of your body. There is only glad, mad, sad, and scared. Without even dealing with the issues that trigger you, name each of the four emotions, breathe through each one, and release. Your physical, mental, and spiritual bodies will thank you for clearing the house.
Take a few moments to enjoy the ahh after clearing the emotional clutter and stay enchanted!
Enchanted Breaths are the “ahh, the haha, and the aha! of life.”