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, good vibes, 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 feelings and 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 feeling 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?
We can look at our triggered emotions, and spontaneous feelings, as messages sent to us from our subconscious into our conscious awareness, so that we can choose if they are enjoyable, or to our liking, or not.
Emotions are signposts.
How do you want to feel?
Instead of getting swept away by emotions and feelings, we can welcome them and use them to better understand the present moment, and what our subconscious is calling our attention to. If we are having emotions that feel uncomfortable, then we have the opportunity, triggered by the emotion, to choose again.
Acknowledging Our Emotions Gives Us the Steering Wheel of Life’s Emotional Ride
Little Wings author, illustrator and designer Sonja Kallio shares motivational exercises and techniques that can contribute on your journey to finding inner guidance through self reflection and discovery.