Feeling Hurt

woman. wrapped in blanket. thoughtful. pensive.

Our days take on the timbre of our inner state of being. If we are feeling hurts and pains – physical, emotional, or spiritual – the whole day can feel hurt-full. Interactions with others can feel hurtful. Our very thoughts can be hurtful – towards ourselves and others. And just being alone can turn into a stew of hurt, anger, and remorse.

It’s ok to feel hurt!  We don’t need to talk our way out of it, or justify why we feel hurt.  Often, it doesn’t even do much good to “figure out why.”  Simply acknowledging that we feel hurt, is a powerful and healing thing!

Give yourself some space and safety to see and experience that you are feeling hurt.

Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in, see your heart filling in bright, sparkling light. Breathing out, this light expands through every cell of your Be-ing. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands.  Allow yourself to see how you feel hurt. Let the hurt come up, and shine your heartlight on it: and just see it. Feel it. Be with it. No need to get caught up in the story of “why” you feel hurt, or assigning blame, or even in thinking how to stop it: just see it, feel it, and keep on breathing.

During this process you may become aware of more of the stories and situations surrounding this hurt.  Don’t let your self get caught up in those – just notice what ever comes up, shine your heartlight on it, and let it float on… 

THAT’S IT. Just notice. You’re not going to try to change anything right now. You are simply bringing the hurt you are experiencing into your full awareness, into your heartlight. Each time you notice a hurt, gently take another deep, deep breath into your heart. Follow with a slow and steady breath out. And keep moving on with your day. And keep shining your heartlight.  Ready. Steady. Go!