You may be feeling an internal stirring right now– perhaps an angst or unrest that feels a bit uncomfortable - as spring comes into full force.
We tend to push this type of feeling away, since it can disturb our inner peace and happiness. If we sit with it, however, we may discover that beneath the surface of this feeling lies great potential for transformation. Embracing the transition can help us use our own personal power to embark on the next adventure.
Think for a moment of what's occurring in nature just before or after spring arrives - blades of grass are pushing themselves through the dry, packed soil, buddings and blooms are emerging from tree branches, tulips and crocuses are bursting through their bulbs to make their way to the sunlight.
We are more in tune and more in rhythm with nature than we often realize, and this birthing process is happening within us as well. We had planted our seeds of creativity during the long, dark winter, and these seeds are ready to emerge into the open. The feeling of angst, irritation, and anger is often needed to push through any obstacles that are in the way of these manifestations. This is a natural process that we can consciously participate in.
Instead of pushing these feelings away, squashing them, or denying them, we can use them as strength and power to fuel our next creative expression. See it as fuel that lights the fire of who we want to be, and what wants to emerge from within. The world needs us to be inspired, lit up, and actively participating. We need to tend to and water these seedlings so that they are in their full glory during the summer months, the most expansive time of year.
If it's a challenge to access irritation and anger within, or if you'd like to proactively use these feelings in a more healthy, productive way, here is a simple awareness practice that will allow access and assimilation of these feelings. Instead of pushing these feelings away, squashing them, or denying them, we can use them as strength and power to fuel our next creative expression. See it as fuel that lights the fire of who we want to be, and what wants to emerge from within.
Internal Practice to Transform Anger into Personal Power
- Sit quietly for a few moments, noticing your breath moving your abdomen and chest.
- Drop your awareness into this area of your body and explore what is present here.
- Notice if there is any tightness or discomfort. If so, drop your awareness into this specific area and become an explorer of the feelings that are there.
- Notice the qualities and the sensations of the feelings that you are aware of. As you stay with the feelings, allow them to be there without judgement, just observing what occurs.
- When you are ready, add these sensations to the light within you, as fuel, to grow the inner fire that's naturally there. And get ready to shine!
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About the Author
Satya Dubay, Prana/Qi & Sound Healing Practitioner, completed the Five Year Qigong & Pranic Healing Certification at The Qigong School in Boulder in 1999 and further studied healing practices with several healers and teachers throughout the years. She opened a private healing practice in 2000, seeing clients individually, and leading qigong and meditation classes. She brings these internal healing practices, along with the healing attributes of singing bowls, to ORGANIC INDIA's office space, as well as Yoga Loft in Boulder where she performs her Prana Sound Bath series.