I’ve been bonding with my faithful Tommy Emmanuel Limited Edition Maton guitar, a close companion of mine for around 24 years. We’ve shared many tunes, tears and fun together.
I thank my stars that I grew up with a musical family. Playing, singing and making music can soothe the soul, calm the mind and help to move emotions through the nervous system.
Making Music is a Great Way to Get in Touch with a Vital Part of You.. The Part that can Feel
The power of music can be noticed when you are feeling down and you put on a slow, sad song, it will often bring you to tears since it exacerbates your current state. Alternatively, you can feel down and put on, or sing, some music that is uplifting and it can uplift you.
How can witnessing or observing our emotions help us?
It’s common to think that if we stuff our ‘negative’ emotions away then they are gone, but they don’t disappear, instead they get housed in an internal cave also known as the subconscious. Then any time we are triggered and feel the same emotion, it is exacerbated by the already built up pile. We often get to a point where we feel that to unleash the backlog will literally kill us!
But we can look at our triggered emotions as messages sent to us from our subconscious into our conscious awareness, so that we can let them go, as opposed to suppressing them. Emotions are signposts. Instead of getting swept away by them, we can welcome them and use them to better understand the beliefs we hold that are driving them.
In doing so, we have the ability to heal old emotions so that they don’t have a negative effect or impact on us, or the people around us.
Acknowledging Your Emotions Gives You the Steering Wheel of Life’s Emotional Roller Coaster
Little Wings author, illustrator and designer, Sonja Kallio, shares motivational exercises and techniques for individual inner self discovery. Blog writings cover a variety of tips that assist in self inquiry to find where, in ones life, it can be brighter and better.