The meaning of striking a chord is something that creates an emotional response. Today, I saw the cartoon from the very talented Harold’s Planet and well, it struck a chord.
It struck me that striking a chord is a message from my Inner Wisdom, asking me to look at what’s causing my mood to be off kilter.
Be it a bad mood, sadness, not understanding why this, or that happened, or life appearing to stink, I’ve found taking it for a walk is a good way to walk/work through the maze of emotional kicks, allowing clarity to bring a peaceful resolution.
I always go walking by myself because I don’t want to offload my negative emotions onto others. Rather than looking at the cause, I’d be feeding and growing the bad feeling’s instead of walking away from them.
Of course there are heart-aches, or problems that are better shared. But I’m not talking about those.
I’m talking about the mood swings that take you away from where you want to be, rather than moving forward with a lightness of being. Where would you sooner be?
Whatever the weather, I set off and walk. I allow whatever’s bothering me to swirl around in my head without paying it too much attention.
I ask myself ‘who does this belong to?’, or ‘where did this come from?’ Then I release it using one of my favourite exercises adapted from Access Consciousness. I ask for it to be sent back to where it came from with love, and consciousness attached, never to return to this or any other reality through time, dimension and space. Phew.
Sometimes it takes a long walk as I repeat the questions as many times as necessary to release it completely, whilst allowing my subconscious mind to drink in the beauty along my route. And yes, no matter where I walk, I can always find something wonderful to inspire and guide me back to Inner Well-Being.
I’m so used to using the exercise above, it’s become easy-peasy for me, but it does take practice. I love using it because it has the effect of diverting my mind from one mood to a calmer one. Win-Win.
I’ll walk, and walk, and walk until I feel the my thoughts turning to calmness, thus allowing me to slip back into Inner Well-Being.
If this strikes a chord with you, how about trying to walk it out too. After all, the only thing you have to lose is whatever’s getting you down. How does it get any better than this?
I loved the photo above. I bought it so I could use it. Thanks Harold’s Planet.