All the feels

I’m in yet another season of deep and intense emotion, which is entirely inconvenient for my Enneagram 8w7 self.

My preferred way to move through the world is skimming the surface of my interior emotional landscape. I’m happy to feel the good feelings, but anytime they start getting complicated or difficult I want to hit the eject button. Emotions aren’t efficient.

With this self-awareness, my ongoing work is to slow down long enough to pay attention to my energy in motion (aka e-motion). I’ve learned to trust my emotions to teach me something. The more I feel my feels, the more alive I feel. I experience more joy and connection. I can release difficult emotions more quickly. I’m able to navigate life more nimbly and flexibly as I allow the emotions to move through me instead of getting stuck within me.

I’m exhausted feeling all the feels these last 15 months, but I also sense I’m getting stronger.

The Enneagram has been the most helpful tool to help me move from emotional repression to emotional regulation.

I get my gut triad friends (Enneagram types 8, 9, 1) on a cellular level. My feelings triad friends (Enneagram types 2, 3, and 4) teach me so much. My head triad husband and friends (Enneagram types 5, 6, 7) help me make sense of it all when it feels too much.

We really do need each other through the different seasons of life. It’s always best to have your people before life happens because when you’re IN IT, you don’t have capacity to build it.

I’m teaching another free masterclass on June 25 and 26th around our need for true belonging and connection. Stay tuned to sign up. 👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏿

As we move more solidly into the summer, may you feel your feels too. They are data revealing what’s really going on. Pay attention. 🧡