Negative or sad feelings are opportunities for your personal growth and transformation, when you give yourself permission to experience them fully.

It’s actually counter-intuitive.

We’re so primed to always be upbeat and positive when part of being human is at times to feel sad, angry, or just plain negative. Especially when things from the past are being triggered and regurgitated. When this is happening it never feels great at the time.

Most people immediately think they shouldn’t be having these feelings and look for instant distractions and magic silver bullets to get rid of the discomfort that comes with sadness, painful memories, or negativity.

If you can relate to this, here is my powerful 5 step approach to transform negative feelings into gold:

1. Give Yourself Permission to Feel

There is pure alchemical gold in just allowing and tuning into your true feelings. So when you’re feeling negative or sad, step 1 is to give yourself permission to feel the way you do. This is different to endless wallowing and staying forever stuck in negative thinking loops. It’s about being mindful of your thoughts, feelings and body so you can tune into the valuable information and insights that will eventually emerge when you’re ready to receive them.

2. Stay Grounded

It’s important to stay grounded and nurture yourself during this time. Yoga, meditation, spending time in nature, swimming, having a massage are excellent ways to support yourself when you’re feeling emotionally out of sorts.

3. Journal

Journal and observe your thoughts and feelings and the insights that start to emerge as you just stay with your Self and your feelings.

4. Stop the Distractions

Don’t look for distractions like other people’s dramas, being constantly on the go and busy, or anesthetizing yourself with alcohol, food and other substances during this phase. It only drowns out your inner voice and intuitive wisdom that will quietly guide you to what’s best for you when you create the space and environment for this to organically occur.

5. Listen to Your Intuitive Guidance

When you really stay with You and your feelings, sadness and negativity become your valuable teachers and feedback mechanisms. Particularly when it comes to re-evaluating your boundaries. Applying these steps teaches you how to accurately decipher what painful or negative feelings are trying to communicate to you. You’ll discover new insights that lead to clarity, renewed focus and certainty around what you need to do next.

Mastering this process will bring you more personal abundance, and freedom from being a prisoner to your emotional world. Because every time you avoid your true feelings, especially the painful ones, they simply go underground only to re-emerge even stronger the next time they get triggered by something or someone.

When you apply these 5 steps you step into the Now where all potential is activated.



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