Hello, Beauties! What if you wholeheartedly believed that you are not at the mercy of your emotions? Too good to be true? How would the way you see the world be different if you felt in control of your emotions instead of constantly having to react to whatever shows up? Would you eat better? Sleep more? Play more?
You are not at the mercy of your emotions
What do you feel in your beautiful body when you read that title? Based on your experiences so far, it might be a hard truth to embrace because it completely contradicts your history. Or more accurately, the stories about your history.
And that’s where the transformation starts.
Opening your mind to the possibility that you are not at the mercy of whatever emotion shows up.
You’ve been taught to do one of two things with emotion:
- Suffer thru it – all the while renewing the emotion over and over with your thoughts
- Push them away – suppress, avoid, deflect, full on hiding from negative, painful emotions
Both strategies are based on believing your emotions are created by people and events outside of you.
You’ve heard yourself say things like:
He just makes me so mad.
She hurt my feelings.
We even teach our kids to think that way. The truth is emotions are created INSIDE you based on what you think about something OUTSIDE trigger.
I remember the first time I heard this truth.
It made me feel immediately powerful.
If I was creating the dramatic emotions in my own body, I could also choose to stop!
I didn’t need any other person to change, which BTW, they almost never do.
I just needed to understand why I interpreted the things happening in the outside world in a way that caused me pain. Why did I always feel at the mercy of whatever emotion showed up on any given day?
Your emotions are the internal reaction to an external event.
Let’s take something extreme like the sound of two people arguing.
Based on my history, I would feel unsafe and immediately become defensive.
Fighting in my house growing up meant you were in big trouble!
Based on your history, you might feel empowered and courageous.
Fighting in your house growing up might have meant someone was protecting you.
Learning to test your interpretations of outside events is a gigantic step toward not being at the mercy of your emotions. Emotions are human, they help you give meaning and context to your world.
Vetting your current emotions and learning to create emotions on purpose is one of the most powerful things I teach my private clients.
This is much more than busy work. You see, all those emotions create the thoughts your intellect is using to make decisions. Coming full circle, something you are currently thinking that has you eating crap is driven by a feeling.
Find that feeling, learn how to feel it instead of feed it and you start building a solid foundation for losing weight without deprivation.
Here’s your starting point!
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