Honor Your Emotions

Honor your emotions is another article in a series of posts called Jewels for Self Discovery which is about simple tools to use on your spiritual path to self awareness.

Honor your emotions by allowing your emotions to flow in the moment without judgement knowing that we are not our feelings. Emotions are neither right nor wrong, they are just feelings, energy. Let go of your thoughts and just be with your feelings.

We do not have to do anything about our emotions, just simply honor your emotions by experiencing them as they happen. Let the energy of the feelings flow freely through us like a river. When we damn up the river or repress our emotions we create an imbalance in ourselves. It is important to examine why we are not allowing ourselves to feel our feelings so that we can begin to change that pattern and heal.

Sharing your feelings with a trusted friend is so important as a way to honor your emotions and release pent up feelings. When you are grieving the loss of a loved one you need more support to help you through it. All we need is a good listener who serves as a sounding board for our emotions.

Need To Vent

Sharing your feelings with a trusted friend who supports your need to vent pent up feelings is important. You do not have to go it alone in your process.

Have an agreement with a friend who serves as your listener. When you need to vent you let the friend know by simply saying "I need to vent." That is the cue for that pal to just be a good listener and not try to fix the problem for you.

This is a safe way to express our emotions, feel heard and release the energy of our feelings all at once. The need to vent is especially helpful during the grieving process.


When we suppress our emotions we create dis-ease in our body. The energy of the emotions becomes blocked preventing the universal life force from channeling freely throughout our body.

Certain dis-ease are associated with the place we hold the energy of emotions in our body. For example grief is usually held in the lungs while anger is held in the liver. This is another reason why it is essential to honor your emotions.

Heal the Past

When you honor your emotions you also have the opportunity to heal the past. So often we repress our feelings rather than experience them in the moment. The energy of these emotions become embedded within us. It's accumulative affect ages us and creates an imbalance in our body, mind, emotions and spirit.

When you find yourself remembering a past experience allow yourself to feel the emotions connected to the experience. Just let the feeling rise up in the moment with the intention to heal the past.

Do not think your way through the process, simply feel the feelings. Remind yourself that you are safe now and ready to let the old emotions go. In this way you get to heal the past one experience at a time. Over time you balance yourself on all levels and improve your well being.


Affirmations are a simple way to honor your emotions. Write the affirmation "I am attractive, lovable and capable" slowly on a piece of paper, line by line. As you write stay focused on each word and it's true meaning. This process then becomes a meditation as you focus the mind on one thought, one word at a time.

Pay attention to how you feel as you write the words of your affirmation during this emotional healing process. When feelings of pain, doubt, resistance or limiting beliefs come up simply turn the page over and jot those down. For example you may feel "I am not good enough." Jot the feeling down and do not give it anymore energy. Go back to the front side of the page and continue to write the affirmation "I am attractive, lovable and capable."

As more emotions rise up from inside, continue to turn the paper over and write them down. This simple process is powerful because you are feeding your subconscious mind a positive statement of truth or affirmation with the intention to honor your emotions.

You also get to see your unconscious feelings and limited beliefs that are blocks to emotional well-being. By seeing your inner blocks you are shedding light on them, allowing a healing to occur in the presence of your own awareness. When you honor your emotions by using affirmations you grow in self love which is a necessary ingredient in all healing especially emotional.

Keep it simple when you honor your emotions. Feel them in the moment. Your emotions are not thoughts. You are not your feelings. You are spirit. And so it is.

Read my related posts:

Honor Your Mind

Honor Your Body


Self Love


Affirmations for New Year's Resolutions

What is Reiki Healing?

Self Care for Caregivers

Healing Power of Touch


Love & Blessings,


I encourage all of my clients to:

Live your true potential
Feel your own wholeness
Experience inner peace and joy
Express your creativity
Be who you really are- perfectly human and perfectly divine
Maureen Brennan Mercier

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Author's Bio: 

Maureen Brennan Mercier has been a Metaphysician for over 27 years and has helped many people in all areas of their lives. While taking a meditation class in the summer of 1983, Maureen discovered her gift of channeling and began her spiritual journey.

Maureen's new found connection with her higher power helped her through the tragic death of her husband only weeks later.

Raising two children alone and overcoming other challenges throughout her life has given Maureen more strength, compassion and emotional intelligence. Her love of people and her great passion for life continually inspire her work.

Meditation Classes

Maureen teaches meditation classes using simple guided imagery and channels spiritual guidance for the group, which is uplifting. Each person is able to ask a personal question at the end of the meditation and receive specific spiritual guidance for their life journey. The energy during the meditation is very loving, compassionate and nurturing which is healing in itself.

Intuitive Readings & Spiritual Guidance

Intuitive Readings are based on the client's questions about relationships, career issues, emotional issues, health issues, attitudes and beliefs, loved ones who have passed on and more. Maureen goes into a meditative state where she accesses specific guidance in answer to the questions being asked. The channeled information she receives during and intuitive reading is spiritual, yet very practical. After a reading with Maureen, individuals feel more relaxed, reassured and more positive about their lives.

Reiki Training & Reiki Healing

In September 1992 Maureen received her first degree Reiki training. After years of practicing Reiki healing in small groups, workshops, centers, and retreats throughout the United States, Maureen received her second degree Reiki and Reiki Master Degree in August 1999.


Maureen is extremely grateful for the gifts of healing she has received over the years and is committed to being a channel of LOVE, GUIDANCE and HEALING. Her life's work is about assisting individuals with their healing, spiritual growth and the remembrance of who they truly are - DIVINE.