By Aliza Gerritt HOLY FIRE

Hiding Emotions & Expecting To Heal Is Unrealistic (Read This If You Feel Like Shit)

By Aliza Gerritt

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”
~Cynthia Occelli

First, congratulations! You are not a robot! We live in a high speed digital world where technology rules, and we often forget we are human beings.

Our feelings appear as an inconvenience to our routine programming. However, our innate wisdom interrupts our mindlessly scheduled, monotonous, routine programming to help us remember; we are not machines.

Take a moment and recognise that you feel. Granted this particular feeling may not be one of  your favourite experiences, but it is necessary at this juncture.

Feeling reminds us that we are very much alive: growing, changing, shifting and evolving.

Now, do something about it.

Bitching is a verb but it isn’t really an action, it’s a reaction. Einstein defined, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

We have been given the gift of discernment — the ability to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently, in order to act accordingly.

Recognising we feel less than ideal is the first step to doing something about it.

“But, what do we do?!”

What is not important. Do is. Taking action to shift a pattern of negative thoughts, experiences, emotions, and associations is not always easy. But it has to be done. Otherwise, we are back to square one and we feel like shit. That is not the goal.

So, we do. Something, anything, different than that which we have done repeatedly and unsuccessfully.

Meanwhile, quit judging yourself and stop getting lost in your head for being mortal.

One more time: you are not a robot. Honour how you feel.

We have been taught to hide our emotions and expected to overcome trauma effortlessly, which is unrealistic to say the least. We have to feel to heal.

Feeling anything less than awesome isn’t fun. Neither is harbouring resentment and suffering needlessly for a lifetime.

Accept that you are human. Honour what you feel, and move on, but not to get over it; have your moment and progress by taking action. Evolve.

“And on that day, it wasn’t the last time I would emerge from a deep dark hole, but I learned; sometimes, our magic swallows us whole.”
     ~Aliza Gerritt

For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.



Aliza Gerritt

Aliza Gerritt is an Alchemist, Catalyst, Educator, Entrepreneur, Empowerment Architect, Writer and Visionary. She is passionate about educating, empowering and inspiring all sentient beings to consciously, confidently and creatively reclaim: vibrant health, balanced well-being and radical self-love. Aliza seamlessly weaves her quest; ancient teachings, innate wisdom, intuition, metaphysics, mysticism, sacred and universal truth into an eclectic tapestry of yoga as a lifestyle. Aliza is universally recognized as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Therapist, esteemed Multi-Dimensional Healer|Shamanic Reiki Master and a Certified Nutritional Therapist. Connect with her via Facebook and Instagram.

  1. Tanya Markul

    EMPOWERMENT! Thank you! XOXO

  2. Aliza Gerritt

    Such a pleasure!!! Thank you, lovely. xox

  3. Gloria R Devendorf

    Thanks so much…I am Feeling validated all over the place – something you Can do
    1) join world wide stike on 2-17 (just read about on facebook this a.m. you are to basically stay home, don’t spend..I’m sure there will be more on the net this eve.)
    2)on the day before pres. day(this would be 3-15 -2017, they are calling it the ides of trump…tee hee) the organizers of womens march in wash d.c. are
    organizing, motivating toward getting everyone to innundate white house with postcards….to let the POTUS know how you feel about stuff. postcards because letters have to be inspected
    join your sisters and brothers how ever you may, RESIST

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