Last week I was on MarieTV talking about Committed Impulse. If you haven’t checked out the segment – it’s right here…
After the interview went live, I answered a lot of questions online.
A lot of people said that there were certain emotions that made them shake, sweat, get blotchy, and for some, even pass out.
(Note to self for future Blog: No one said that any emotions made them fart. Write about this, people must be afraid to discuss.) (I’m back)
Let’s examine these body reactions.
For starters, emotions, nerves, anxiety, etc., do NOT cause your hands to tremble ( or those other dreaded reactions).
Here’s what I’ve discovered working with thousands of people who regularly put themselves out into the world in a big way.
The truth is, the shaking, redness, and heart palpitations occur when we try to STOP the feeling.
Emotions are simply fluctuating energies in your body. ( And they’re not good or bad)
Let’s imagine your emotions as a little squirrel running around inside your body.
Now, what do you think that squirrel would do if you tried to trap it because you didn’t like how it was moving?
Well, that lil sweety would get pretty darn frantic, spin around it’s confinement, and shoot poop bullets in all directions.
When I was a kid, my grandfather had a house in Queens, NY, and squirrels were always making their way down his chimney and running around his house.
So, I know a lil bit about squirrels.
Trial and error allowed Papa Berney to discover the best technique to get the squirrels out.
He would open the front door and go read the newspaper.
The squirrel would do it’s dance and then make it’s way out into the wild – no biggie, no damage, no poop.
You too can use Papa Berney’s technique.
When the squirrel/emotion/sensation starts running around your living room/body, let it do it’s dance – and then it too will run out the front door.
Remember the 7-12 second rule?
Any sensation that you fully experience will run it’s course very quickly and move on.
Sure, it may be briefly intense. But as long as you let the vibration in your body do it’s thing without trying to trap it – you’re going to be amazed.
You’ll feel some vibration on the inside, sure, but then…
So, my friend, love your squirrels, and you will become creatively invincible.
And if your hand does shake, take a deep breath, feel everything, see what is in front of you, and you are golden.
Have questions/comments? I’ll be happy to answer them below.
See ya in class!
I gotta go look at some more squirrel porn.