03 Feb 2021
give emotion identity

Personify Emotion

Do you struggle with anger, frustration, or any number of other overwhelming emotions? Give it an identity.

Pound Out the Emotions?

I’ve been doing a lot of study with this recently, and I’m pulling back from one of the methods of dealing with high emotions that I’ve subscribed to for a while, for example managing anger. Before I was telling you to use a hammer or something and pound on it; there may still be times when this approach is appropriate.

One of the things that I’m realizing is when I’m angry, and then I start pounding on something, it’s almost like I’m reinforcing that anger that I’m strengthening that anger. It subsides for a bit because I get exhausted because of all of the pounding. However, I started recognizing it reinforces the anger almost cements in some ways. And as I’ve been studying this more and more, I came across this concept and this idea that you don’t fight it, you don’t join it, you acknowledge it, and you recognize it. You separate it as a part of who you are. So when I’m angry, I need to ask myself, why am I angry?

Accept IT, Don’t Ignore IT, Give IT Validation

Accept the fact that I’m angry, frustrated or whatever the emotion is, accept it. Don’t try to ignore it or fight it. Don’t try to say, oh, I shouldn’t have this emotion you already do. So don’t try to ignore it. But then as, how is this serving me? Is this anger helping me? In what way is it helping me?

Is it giving me a sense of validation? Is it helping me to cope with something that I do not want to cope with, but start to feel it and get to know it? It’s almost like it’s a person and you are now trying to connect with it, to understand it, to understand why it’s in your life, to know why it is going on at this point. Is it really about a broken lamp? What is it really about? And then love it. Yeah, love it. Let it know how much you love it. And care for it and support it that it’s, it’s there, it’s part of you, and you’re glad that you have an emotion and you feel free enough to express that emotion and to feel that emotion and thank it.

Watch the Emotions Release

And as I’ve been doing this, what I have noticed is the anger, or the frustration of the feeling starts to release and let go. Starts to say, you know, it’s okay. I’m not angry anymore. I know it kind of sounds weird when you’re separating the emotion, and you give it a person. You see, you personify it, and you make it its entity. It sounds kind of Kooky, so weird, but it’s incredible. It’s simply amazing.

The next time that you get angry, frustrated or you feel a high emotion; separate it. Give the emotion its own identity, follow the example below.

Basic process of Letting go of the Emotion of Anger.

  • First, acknowledge the emotion. Hi anger, I feel you.
  • I can tell you’re wanting to express yourself right now.
  • What’s going on?
  • Listen to the response.
  • Why are you present?
  • Listen to the response.
  • What are you doing for me right now?
  • Listen to the response.

After you’ve carried on a conversation with your emotion, ask it these questions:

  • I understand you’re wanting to protect me but I would like you to step aside right now.
  • Will you step aside?

Don’t try to force an emotion, allow it to be heard and carry on a discussion with it.

Try this out. See if it works for you? Like it’s been working for others.

Please let me know if this technique worked for you or what other methods you have implemented in your life.

You are amazing. Believe it has an amazing day.


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