People often say to me “You’re SO positive!” and it used to drive me nuts. I knew that putting on a happy face was NOT the way to greater health and abundance.
This is the lie many of us have been trying to follow.
FORGET BEING POSITIVE!
Embracing your dark side is the smoothest way to move through despair and depression.
Here is HOW to embrace, feel, and express the darkness as a way to move more fully into the Light:
- EMBRACE what you’re feeling. What you resist persists. This is especially true with despair, grief, and hopelessness. It creates long bouts of depression when we make this “wrong” or “bad” or we try to overcome it.
- FEEL it fully! Be willing to witness what you are actually experiencing instead of brushing it off, suppressing it, or pushing it away. Take 3 breaths and witness the intensity from a space of Neutrality and appreciation. Be in awe of how intense this has been and respect this as a teacher.
- EXPRESS it!!! Do this in conscious ways that honor you and this energy. Scream, hit a pillow, write a long list of your woes….Dancing my despair is my favorite way to do this. It can be a beautiful experience to honor your pain.
What have been your greatest despairs? Are you ready to dance your darkness?
About the Speaker: Dr. Kim D’ERAMO is one of Your Monthly Mentors, a physician, speaker, #1 bestselling author of “The MindBody Tool Kit,” and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and attended residency at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs and speaks internationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public to teach self-healing tools. Read More…
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