Sometimes sadness comes in. Like clouds slipping in silently, sadness surrounds and suddenly seems so encompassing. I woke up this way today. I feel sure it was a result of two crazy dreams I had this morning, but however it arrives, sadness is difficult to ignore.
Is it possible to observe sadness while you're in the thick of it? As I lay on the floor doing some morning stretching, I decided to experiment a little. I imagined the sadness as clouds and watched myself lift energetically above them (i.e. the physical feeling of sadness that lay within my body) to find out if I could understand why it was here, lighten its density, and maybe even let it go.
This exercise proved amazing. I was able to see "below" to the feelings, visualizing them as they swirled like clouds do when you're flying over them. I learned my sadness was missing someone very dear to me. I learned what event yesterday brought up this feeling so that I might have a dream about it in the night. I learned that this sadness signifies the experience of great love. I saw how big my heart is, how full of love I truly am, and even saw the sadness as a privilege, that I have known love this deep and beautiful in my lifetime.
Energetically, I saw how the vibration of sadness also has its gifts. It slows me down to perceive the world in a more tender and sweet way. I can feel people more easily, instantly, and spot the tiniest details of beauty in moments that might not generally be seen as beautiful. After my stretching this morning, and the new awareness on sadness, I KNOW today is going to be absolutely amazing. And I feel genuinely grateful for this blessing of sadness to open my energy and show me how truly and deeply I love.
May you lift your energy above the clouds when you feel them surrounding, and see what beauty lies in their perfect placement in your body and time.
All love and gratitude, and a high that's way above the clouds!!!