It’s Okay to Feel Bad

September 9, 2017 | 7 Comments »

It's okay to feel badConscious creators get a lot of input about how important it is to feel good.

We know that we get what we vibrate, so any time we feel bad, we’re a magnet for more of the same.

That understanding can leave us unwilling or uncomfortable to roll with the less than fabulous feelings.

Even our muggle friends sometimes get impatient with our bad moods or worry rants, and tell us to snap out of it or to look on the bright side.

But sometimes the bright side is simply out of reach.

And trying to get there before we’ve let ourselves feel what’s up isn’t helpful or effective.

Yes, sometimes we can catch a bad turn before it takes hold, and redirect before it gets traction.

But on other occasions this is the time for feeling bad.

That’s when it’s best to drop resistance to those “negative” feelings and roll with them. Because whatever we resist, persists.

That’s why it’s worth remembering that it’s okay to feel bad, when you feel bad.

  • It’s okay to feel mad when you’re mad.
  • It’s okay to feel sad when you’re sad.
  • It’s okay to feel scared when you’re scared.
  • It’s okay to feel whatever you feel.

It’s all part of being human.

So you can drop your judgment of it; you can stop wishing it away; and you can drop your fear of what you’re attracting while you’re feeling bad.

And instead just feel what you feel.

That allowing is part of a savvy creator’s repertoire.

A funny thing happens when we say yes to whatever we’re feeling …

We start to feel better. Maybe not immediately, but eventually.

And all that contrast we cooked up while we were feeling bad, it pays off. Life gets better than it was before.

In all sorts of ways.

Big, beautiful, brilliant ways. (The kind of ways that make you glad for what you went through!)

But not while we’re trying not to feel bad. Resistance to those emotions keeps us locked in them.

So this is our reminder while there are a lot of challenging situations across the globe right now (let alone what’s happening in our personal lives), that it’s okay to feel whatever we feel.

It’s okay to feel afraid, it’s okay to feel angry. It’s okay to feel sad.

And it’s okay to feel okay when everyone else isn’t.

Say yes to whatever’s up for you emotionally, and notice how quickly it gets even better.

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7 Responses to “ It’s Okay to Feel Bad ”

  1. Jo says:

    Thank you. I just recently found your blog and have been
    reading all your past posts. Things have been going sideways
    lately and of course I’ve been stressing and everyone has been saying
    to snapout of it.

    I know the Universe has something huge in store but it is
    Nice to know it’s okay to feel my feelings.

    Jo

  2. Kimya says:

    I have felt like crap, ashamed, and just teary eyed sad over the past two days. I read one of your previous post about just feeling what you feeling. And as you said in this post once I said yes to those feelings I started to feel better little by little.

    Thank you for this post. Just in time.

    Kimya

  3. Maitri says:

    Thank you for this reminder. I’ve been feeling angry in a relationship but have been resisting the anger and trying to negotiate my feelings to feel better. Just allowing myself to feel the anger, accept and be curious about it, since reading this post last night has brought me a lot of relief. I am still not happy with the relationship but I am working to accept that too. Accepting and feeling each emotion without judging or resisting is so helpful. Thank you!

  4. Tina says:

    Thank you!

    My motto is “honor all feelings” and I get annoyed with so called LoA gurus who claim you should be happy all of the time and if not something is wrong with you.

    The universe gave us a range of emotions because we are meant to experience it all!

    This is especially important for people like me who suffer from depression and anxiety.

    I think this topic should be addressed more in the LoA community.

    Thank you for this post, Jeannette!

  5. Amandah says:

    I’m looking forward to using this technique on procrastination. Having a 9 month old means lots of peekaboos, lots of reading during nap time but not much action in getting things done. A lack of time makes it an easy excuse to not start that business because there’s so many other things to do.

    Thanks for the post, I can also see I was resisting the better feeling of going with the flow so I could continue being a control freak.

  6. Michael says:

    This is great not only for me, but for my young son and my approach to him. I was one of those focused on ‘feel good at all costs!’…but I also recognize that contrast is a vital part of life and living.

    thank you!

  7. Denise says:

    Very timely post! I love the line:

    “Because whatever we resist, persists.”

    I state that to my patients (yes, I call those persons under my care patients, for various ethical reasons, but I digress), more frequently than I can count.

    On a personal note, I felt myself slide into an engergetic funk, after a recent major engergetic shift.

    Instead of doing my usual “fight it” mode, I allowed myself to just feel the funk.

    Sure enough, it lifted. Entered a more peaceful mode.

    Thank you for (yet another) wonderful post!

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