You’re on fire. You need a game plan to douse the flames. What do you do?
Stop. Drop. Roll.
Now let’s take this principle and put it into practice when we are emotionally fired up and have no idea how to quell those licking flames.
Playing With Fire
What do you do when you feel like you’re climbing the walls, ripping your hair out, at your wit’s end or, plain and simply, just stuck for a solution to an insurmountable problem?
Well, I find these 3 techniques helpful:
- Stop — take a breath! Propel yourself out of your environment to get some space from that emotional fireball that’s about to engulf you. This could mean anything from a weekend break somewhere (if you’re able) to sitting in your garden or taking a walk in nature — you just need to bump yourself out of your comfort zone. Give yourself some breathing room to…
- Drop — take a knee! Give yourself time to integrate, reflect and get some clarity as to why you’re in this ‘pickle’. Ask yourself the vital questions — why is this happening, what’s in it for me, am I attracting this on some unconscious level, what can I do to learn from this experience and possibly grow? Be brutally honest with yourself and go into every dark corner for the answers! If you don’t, you are the one who will suffer. No short cuts and no fudging!
- Roll — go with the flow! When you can roll with the punches, see the bigger picture of a situation and accept what seemingly cannot be changed, you’re stepping into a field of infinite possibility. Acceptance is offering no resistance so there is no pushing energy — you are then left with the void of what you have made space for to start manifesting a new track. Now you can begin the process of alchemizing it (either emotionally or physically or possibly even both). Alchemy is just transforming something into something else. Try to go into a meditational space where you can clearly visualize and feel what you want the outcome to be (bearing in mind that no-ones free will is infringed or compromised — which just means that you are working from your heart space for the good of not only yourself but for those around you).
Putting Out The Fire Of Frustration
The stop, drop and roll system will help you to take a look outside the box and gain a better understanding of your emotions and the situation you may be finding yourself in.
When we can reconcile our feelings and look at our lives from an outsiders perspective, we can objectively find a better way to move forward.
Once we find the path we want to take it only takes some alchemy to reboot our destination. Hold onto that final outcome in your thoughts and in your heart (feeling it as the only possible outcome and not focusing all our energy on what we don’t want to play out).
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