“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.” Pema Chödrön
“She put a hand against her chest. “We’re born with everything in here — everything we need to be happy and whole. But as soon as life starts frightening us, we give away pieces of ourselves to make the danger go away. It’s an insidious trade: you want life to stop scaring you, so you give it parts of yourself. You give away your pride, your honesty, your dignity, or your courage…When all you feel is fear, you don’t need dignity. So you don’t mind giving that away — at the moment. But you regret it later, oh boy do you ever, because we need all those pieces to be complete.” Johnathan Carroll
“There are those who are determined to view you as a phony, fraud, or “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”, no matter how aligned, loving, and heart-centered you happen to be. They will label you as inauthentic when you shine a light that reminds them of their inability to recognize the beauty of their own brightness. They will perceive you as out-of-touch or arrogant, when intimidated by the clarity you emanate that is offered as gifts of transformation for the awakening of all.
Anything you say or do, can and will be interpreted by a small but vocal minority, who are hell-bent on finding the evidence that supports the claims of their limiting beliefs, while lashing out, as a way of begging for the attention they withhold from themselves. Whether they use such criticism of you to resolve lingering turmoil from characters in their past, or deny your innocence based on the light within them that others have shut down, each one is only here to be loved as expressions of divinity – no matter how they think, speak, feel, or behave.
You certainly don’t have to spend time matching wits with someone who only fights in attempt to remain shut down and immune to the fear of potential rejection, but they also don’t have to limit your experience. While their projections, beliefs, judgments, and opinions have nothing to do with your experience of reality, it remains their truthful testimony of how deeply they hurt throughout a healing journey they may not know how to resolve. As this is seen, it is your willingness to embrace your own heart, as a way of sending waves of healing energy throughout the Universe to transform the lives of those who hide in the trenches of despair.
While any accusation reveals how intense of healing journey is underway in the one hurling judgments at you, the celebration of your evolution is dependent upon how you respond. When others hurt your feelings, love yourself more often. When others hurt while lashing out at you – embrace the truth of your innocent nature deeper than ever before. Since your heart is the center of the Universe, through the heart that you love all things are transformed. This is the way of the love revolution. Come as you are. Be as you wish. You deserve more love, not less. I love you.” Matt Kahn
“They tell us to wear masks, repress and hide our true feelings, teach us to adapt our personalities to the marketplace, and then they expect healthy functioning. Is that even possible from below a mask? Can it be any surprise that humans are depressed and act out in hurtful ways when they have been conditioned to distort their truths, bury their feelings, grin and bear it? If we want humans to act empathically, we have to model it to them as a society. If we want humans to stop hurting others, we have to support healthy emotional release so that they do not accumulate toxic feelings. If we want humans to move from their most heartfelt authenticity, we have to stop shaming and shunning their genuine expression. If we want humans to move from love, we must love them first. We can’t teach repression and disguise on a society wide level, and then expect loving, compassionate behavior. It’s entirely ridiculous.” Jeff Brown
“You ruin your life by desensitizing yourself. We are all afraid to say too much, to feel too deeply, to let people know what they mean to us. Caring is not synonymous with crazy. Expressing to someone how special they are to you will make you vulnerable. There is no denying that. However, that is nothing to be ashamed of. There is something breathtakingly beautiful in the moments of smaller magic that occur when you strip down and are honest with those who are important to you. Let that girl know that she inspires you. Tell your mother you love her in front of your friends. Express, express, express. Open yourself up, do not harden yourself to the world, and be bold in who, and how, you love. There is courage in that.” Biance Sparacino
“Feelings are like messengers, knocking on your door, telling you when you have a particular belief that you may not be consciously aware of. So if you have a feeling of fear, a feeling of anger, a feeling of sadness, a feeling of loss- that is a messenger knocking on your door saying ‘Hey, I’m bringing your attention to the fact that you are flowing your energy through a belief system that’s out of alignment with your true self’. Find out what it is and then you can say ‘Thank you, feeling, for being my friend and bringing my attention to a belief I didn’t know was there.’- because you see, any time you flow your energy through a belief system that’s out of alignment with your true self-that’s how you feel it in what you call a “negative way”. When you flow the same energy through beliefs that are IN alignment with your true vibration, you feel It in a ‘positive way’.” Bashar
“Try getting angry without first having angry thoughts! Okay, now feeling stressed out without first having stressful thoughts – or sad without sad thoughts – or jealous without thoughts of jealousy. You can’t do it – it’s impossible. The truth is, in order to experience a feeling, you must first have thought that produces that feeling.
Unhappiness doesn’t and can’t exist on its own. Unhappiness is the feeling that accompanies negative thinking about your life. In the absence of that thinking, the unhappiness, or stress, or jealousy, can’t exist. There is nothing to hold your negative feelings in place other than your own thinking.” Richard Carlson