Do you ever get sad, for what seems like no reason? I do. It happened to me recently.
I felt sad and was not sure why. It just so happened that my husband left to go out of town right when I was feeling this way. At first, I thought it was bad timing because that meant I would be home alone for the weekend – but then I remembered I am completely okay spending time alone.
I used to think something was wrong with me. I’ve had women in my life express to me that they thought it was strange I was okay being home alone versus getting out more. (I have a feeling they were projecting their insecurity of being alone on me 😉 hmmm.)
It makes sense after I realized that I was an empath. Alone time helps re-energize me and it helps me stay grounded and peaceful.
Although I do have to admit, there was a brief moment, I thought about reaching out to friends to fill up my weekend with things so I could hide from my sadness.
However, I decided to stick around my house and complete some organization projects I’ve been wanting to take care of (I love organizing and re-organizing), take a couple of baths, and watch some movies.
It was good – at first, but then the sadness was getting more and more overwhelming. I decided to give myself permission to sit and cry. I wasn’t 100% sure that I would cry, but I thought – hey, let’s see if some tears need to come out. I don’t know about you, but sometimes a good cry can feel good.
I grabbed some tissues and sat down on my living room couch. I just sat there tuning into the sadness. Then it happened. I started to cry. I allowed the tears to flow.
But why was I crying? What was I sad about? I wasn’t really sure. I just felt sadness. Did I feel lonely? Was I beating myself up about something? Was I mad at someone?
I still wasn’t sure. I was getting frustrated with myself because I couldn’t pinpoint why I was sad. But then I remembered – I don’t believe that you always need to know why you feel a certain way, sometimes you can sit with the feelings and allow them to move through you.
So I went into meditation and walked through one of my energy-clearing practices and allowed myself to gently clear out any sadness, grief, and sorrow that was ready to be released from my mind, body, and soul.
Ahhh. It felt so good to feel the sadness let go of its hold on me. I felt so much lighter and freer.
Are you feeling a certain way and don’t know why? Give yourself permission to sit with the feelings and let them move through you.
It turned out to be a good weekend. I did take a couple of baths, re-organized some kitchen cupboards, and found some feel-good romantic comedies to watch – alone.
“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person.’ It makes you human.” – Lori Deschene