Emotional System Playlists
Mainly song, but it’s not all about the words... it’s because the music helps us connect with the specific system as we listen, take in, dance, jiggle, strut...
Fast forward to the classical pieces with no lyrics at the end of these playlists if you are in need of a moment to be with your own thoughts and not the words of others.
With all of the encouragement to activated each emotional system, there is the important reminder that all your systems are activate simultaneously. As you stretch your assertiveness system, your connection deepens and your care strengthens at the same time.
Projected feelings have been split off so we don't experience this simultaneousness. If you spot that you feel full of rage without any connection to what else is activated - yearning, love, grief, guilt - that's a red light. It may well be understandable in the situation but medium/long term it will get us into troublesome places.
So if you start feeling a bit one dimensional - like you are just your anger or rage... can you breathe and make a tiny bit of space inside you to feel all your primary 7ES - curiosity, care, safeness, connected, play and good? Maybe there is a little space to feel pain, healthy guilt or shame, love or pride... these secondary responses are vital to spot as we navigate the challenges around us and emotions within us.
What do you want to practice today?