It’s been raining quite a bit this winter and the rain has me thinking about and feeling the water element and what it teaches us about emotions.
What kind of feeling does a rainy day evoke in you?
How do you feel during many rainy days in a row?
For some people rain creates a sense of coziness, a nesting feeling.
For others, too much rain and overcast skies creates a feeling of dread, sadness, lethargy. Pay attention to your feelings, they are sign posts offering you more information about you. The more you learn about yourself you’ll hear your soul more clearly.
Many people fear their emotions and run from them, or at least they believe they are running from them. Emotions don’t go away, they wait and surface again when they can find an opening. The water element encourages us to honor, acknowledge, and notice what we feel before trying to change it with a positive affirmation or happy thought. These are both healthy things to do, following the acknowledgement. Otherwise your subconscious will say to the happy thought “not true”.
Consider what you do with your emotions. Do you dump them on others by blaming, yelling, judging or gossiping? Or perhaps the pendulum swings in the other direction and you swallow what you feel? Neither way is healthy, neither way honors the water element. Water is meant to move, and when you simply feel, information surfaces. Then, the water element will carry you to the voice of your soul.
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow