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The Problem With Tidying Your Emotions

by | Apr 5, 2020

Before I go into this story, I want to let you know that you asked, and I’m responding! The 50% off coupon for Meditate-Move-Heal has been extended for the next 24 hours! Code is: MMHAPRIL50 and the session happens this Thursday! Sign up now by clicking HERE. 🙏✨💛

Now I want to share what happened to me before flying from LA to Chicago yesterday.

As I prepared to leave LA, I caught myself making a “tidy package” of my emotions.

I was writing a thank you card to my dear friends and their dog who hosted me for 2 1/2 weeks as I figured out next steps. My 9 weeks of research and artist residency travel had obviously fallen away.

If you don’t already know, I’m a #digitalnomad of sorts, after having let go of most of what I owned in NYC and storing a closet-full of remaining things at my parents’ home in January.

Tears of gratitude and goodbye were flowing down my face, as I wrote a letter to my friends, in the room they gave me when things really started shifting in mid-March.

And then I heard a noise in the house and caught myself in an old pattern of “I have to compose myself.” In other words, stop feeling and shut down what was flowing through me.

My body registered memories of so many well-meaning parents, adults, and teachers encouraging me to not cry, calm down, and suck it up.

So I took a deep breath, let my body open up again, and told my emotional self it was all okay to be here now and feel.

I’m sharing this with you because right now is a crucial time to make sure you aren’t shutting yourself down emotionally.

It’s an easy moment to numb out with self-destructive behavior, or to become emotionally washed-up by paying too much attention to the news (often designed to keep your nervous system on alert, which is counter to its healthy state of healing, repair, and growth).

I’m not encouraging you to go hog wild and flail into emotional tornados. The healing is deeper than that.

This is about taking tremendous care of that tender, inner child part of yourself that has always known what he, she, or they need to feel safe.

This is about seeing a part of yourself that has repeatedly been ignored, or even feared, yet can bring about a tremendous amount of healing.

And, the most important part of this message is here:

Shutting down how you are truly feeling cuts off your heart’s ability to clearly guide you through life.

Please make note of that!

When you love yourself deeply, you know what to do, where to go, and who to talk to…

Because the inner compass of your heart is fully activated rather than shut down!

Right now it’s essential to connect to the tools, people, and systems to help you hold yourself with love as the emotions come and go.

I will be talking more about this in a free workshop on expanding self-love that I’ll be announcing soon.

Please stay tuned!

And please share this message with your friends and loved ones.

By staying “connected,” we can get through this time, and even thrive and come out stronger on the other side.

With love,
Michelle

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Thursday, April 9th at 12pm PST / 3pm EST
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You can still register for the FREE Meditate-Move-Heal session. My free 20-minute Monday Healing sessions designed to supplement this practice are happening via Facebook and Instagram Live at 1pm PST/4pm EST every Monday until April 20th. All these sessions are posted on the free MMH session page that you can access by signing up HERE.

And if you want to go further in stepping into the life you desire, definitely check out:

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If you have any questions about these programs, please let me know. I’m happy to answer them.

It’s always great to hear how the work is helping you, and I’m happy to share these responses here:

Michelle,
Your session last night was exactly what I needed. Thank you so very much for offering your time — in light of what’s happening I know there were and are so many people who were and will be uplifted by your words and your offerings.
Sending light and love,
Marie Lloyd Paspe
Performer, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company — New York, NY

Being a part of the group was a really poignant part of the experience for me. Being seen is not easy, but I found it almost a faster access point to healing because it’s something that I do avoid in my real life at times. And then being able to witness and hold space for others throughout the process was so rewarding! I learned so much from the other participants and the things they are going through.”
– Kayla Castellon, Dance Artist & Organizer – Miami, Fl

Dear Michelle Boule,
Your hour-long meditation came right on time. I said yes and I released some things after the heart meditation and acknowledgment that the “challenging” time right now is not the same as something experienced in the past. Thank you! Thank you for what you do!
Be well,
Kimya Imani Jackson

Spread THE LOVE folks. We will all heal faster!💪💖

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