Sadness is an emotion that many people try to avoid. People say, "Don't be sad, it's all right." You get patted and soothed to hold your tears in. Others are uncomfortable with your sadness when they are out of touch with their own deep hurts.
Our conditioning has taught us that sadness equals weakness or is wrong. Not expressing our hurt has resulted in trapped emotion in our body. Sadness is a natural, healthy emotion. When we express it we feel clearer and more grounded.
We might think the tears will never stop if let ourselves feel. Eating, being busy, over thinking. working and controlling others can all be ways we avoid our sadness. Addictions stop you feeling your pain.
In my practise people often experience their sadness. It may be tears about what's on the surface or deeper, older crying that has been stored for years, or eons. New memories or images may come. The feelings can be intense and primal. I honour this bravery. It takes courage to allow such hurt to be felt. It's a privilege to witness. When people feel safe to feel, without being judged the healing is miraculous. The simple act of breathing, becoming present and feeling what is there is profoundly restorative.
Dense energy is being released from the body. Tightness, congestion and associated pain are leaving for good. Letting go of this heavy energy that has blocked vitality in your body is vital to wellbeing.
The very deep, guttural sobbing type of sad can have you feeling vulnerable and raw. That's ok. It's a tender place. For people who are not used to feeling vulnerable that can be unnerving. That can bring fears of being hurt or taken advantage of. The child within needs care. Sadness requires safety, during and after.
Emotional releases brings us closer to our Authentic Self. It's a beautiful, touching experience to be part of.
Support yourself, your clients and friends by allowing sadness to flow without judgement.
Wishing you courage to feel.