Oracle of the Day: Release the Emotional Baggage Within.
Positive Affirmation of the Day:
I welcome loyalty and unconditional love. I only absorb the energies I need to remain loyal to my spiritual mission.
Central Theme of Your Writing Piece for the Day:
You need to dig deep and release your emotional baggage so you can be loyal to your mission.
A Personal Experience –
One main theme I see in the high school level is groups of teenagers trying to be like each other. While this is understandable, as they are sorting themselves out, there are some teenagers that do not sort out the toxic aspects of the people they’re trying to emulate. What’s hard to watch is how several of them hold onto relationships that no longer serve them.
Everyone you meet comes with baggage. Find someone who cares enough to help you unpack. – Ziad K. Abdelnour
A former student of mine dated this young gentleman. They were a cute couple and in the beginning it was all smiles. Soon her smiles turned into tears. His actions grew more violent. He controlled her, and the once popular girl became isolated.
The whole event was horrendous to watch. I brought the young couple aside and gave them a refresher course on the Periodic Table of Elements. Yes, I know. The Chemistry teacher in me could not help it. Everything and anything can be explained with Chemistry. In my opinion anyways.
I explained that some elements get along beautifully and other elements are just not compatible — to the point to where the reaction is violent. **Think a solid chunk of sodium tossed into water.** The smart scientist knows that certain chemicals need to be stored away from other chemicals due to their reactive natures. However, not all chemicals are like this. Quite a few are stable and get along well with others. For the non-chemist, some people are meant to be together and others would do much better coupled with someone else.
We are all meant to be the very best we can be and if we find ourselves not achieving what we dreamt for ourselves, then it’s time to find someone new. At some point, they needed to look at their relationship, let go of what’s not working and move in the direction of their personal mission. Even if it meant going through the journey alone.
Thank goodness, they listened to me. In a perfect world, they would have ended their relationship right then and there, but all things take time. Eventually, she realized they were not a good fit and moved on.
The transition away from each other was not an easy one, but time heals most wounds. They realized they needed to let go of the baggage they accrued during their relationship. Once they sat down and talked it out, they were able to move on. I was privy to the last bit of information because the student came and told me that she was able to have a bit of closure.
Soon after that, she found herself in a new, healthy relationship.
You have two writing challenges for your intuitive connection journal today. Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with that snippet of time. Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words.
Writing Challenge #1: You had some experience with a relationship that was not good for you. Who were you in a toxic relationship with and why? What was that one thing that drew you to your significant other at that time? How has that shaped you to be who you are now? Why?
Writing Challenge #2: Create a list of all the issues you have with other people. What kind of factors/behaviors/traits other people have that annoy the living hell out of you? Write them down. Take an hour and just allow your mind to vent through your pen. Have the paper absorb and capture all of your irritations.
Once you’ve done that, circle the top ten annoyances. List the reasons why they annoy the living daylights out of you. Armed with your paper, find a mirror and look at yourself. And then say, “I Forgive You. I accept you for who you are.” We usually dislike elements in others because we have the same elements. Learn to love all aspects of yourself and you will find release.
When you have found the ability to release all of your emotional baggage, you will then find you have the strength and focus to be loyal to your spiritual mission.
Once you’ve completed your writing challenge, set it aside. After some days have passed, return to your work and see how you can incorporate some of what you have written into your current book.
I’d love to hear how this oracle has enhanced your writing. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.
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Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who helps writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles. She has held several workshops to help writers get their thoughts into book form. Her goal for the 2014 – 2015 year is to help 1300 writers write their book. She has written and published several short stories in her life time. She also gives a voice to those who are trapped in the cruel world of human trafficking.
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