Driven by Overwhelming Emotion

Is it natural, despite awareness, to be driven by overwhelming emotion?


Yes. 

There are just times where you get overwhelmed.

It can be overwhelming in a joyful, loving, happy kind of way. It can be overwhelming in a sad, angry, frustrated kind of way.

That’s a sign that you’re involved in your life.  You’re fully in the experience. You’re not holding back.

Otherwise you’re always going to be judging yourself, because you don’t want to be in a place where you feel you must completely think through everything you do before you do it. 

That kind of forethought means that you’re separated from your experience.

Instead, it’s more about moving into a place where you trust yourself to do or say whatever comes to you without having to go through a ton of thought about it.

There’s some moments where you want to stop and think.

There’s some moments where you just want to trust yourself that what comes out of your mouth or whatever it is that you do is the right thing in the right moment.

Because you don’t want to be second guessing yourself.

You don’t want to be constantly going, “Oh my goodness, am I going to do the right thing? Am I going to say the right thing?” That’s not a way to live, either.

It’s this balance between trusting yourself in the moment and learning not to react.  Life isn’t about perfection.  We keep learning.

What you learn in part is that there are some things that are going to trigger you. That are just always going to be hard for you to deal with.


Driven by Overwhelming Emotion is one of many articles I have written about the spiritual journey.

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Cheryl has expanded the collective understanding of the Akashic Records beyond the outdated myths of yesterday into a dynamic healing spiritual practice of divine and human consciousness. She consults in the Akashic Records with clients around the world through one-on-one sessions, extensive research, and future-driven, strategic business development.

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Through her journey, she has distilled her intention for life to these seven words: BELIEVE. Laugh. Learn. Love. Be. Become. Always.