How to ReALIGN your EMOTIONS with PEACE (9 ALIGN tool - Part 3)
How many emotions can you name?
Perhaps the BIG 6: Happy, Sad, Disgust, Anger, Fear and Surprise. Recent studies say there are more than 27 distinct emotions and some believe we can experience up to 34 thousand emotions, but hopefully not all at once.
Emotions are not good or bad, they are just indicators created by God to be felt. But they were not created as places where we should get stuck. Emotions open our imagination towards what could be or not be. Emotions always invite us to make a choice between fear and desire.
This week Suzie was helping Dan get in touch with his emotions. She pulled out an Emotions Wheel. Dan took time to feel Sad, then go deeper into Abandoned, and finally he realized he felt Ignored.
This journey into his real feelings allowed him to discover how and who the Ignoring was connected too.
For Dan taking the time to feel, led him into a time of deep Peace. Because he pinpointed the ache and asked what is true? He identified one as ignoring him, but many as embracing him.
Peace is priceless. It is the tool every LIFE ALIGNMENT Tool Kit must have.
Peace in the Old Testament is “Shalom”, it means safe, well and happy. In the New Testament the greek word used for Peace is "Eirene" which speaks more of health, wholeness and quietness. Peace in its various forms appears 249 times in God’s book.
Now think about the chaos that is often created by our emotions. What can happen when you reach for Peace? It invites you into safety and wholeness, it whispers that "it is going to be alright."
Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled - do not be afraid.”This is in John 14:27 just after Jesus told the disciples he was leaving them.
Sometimes life leaves us feeling afraid and troubled . . . that is always the right time to reach for the soul kind of peace the Jesus gives, it is true peace that sets us free.
So how do we reach for Peace? We remember that Jesus left us peace, so we need to look for it, recapture it and know . . . it is well.
Peace is part of the 9 ALIGN Series. We will coach you to create your own ALIGNMENT tool kit. It will cover your relationships, thoughts, emotions, time, significance, values, connectedness, power and choices.
Join Dan & Suzie as they help you put living back into your life as you experience part two of the 9 ALIGN tool, which will enable you to reALIGN your LIFE.
If you need a guide to coach you with your questions, or if you have any subjects you want us to address in future episodes, contact us. We are life coaches and we can help you find your life momentum. You can reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode Dan & Suzie Potter . . . DUZIE, ask the question "How do you reALIGN your EMOTIONS?"