Have you ever had an experience where you get super upset, angry or triggered and just explode? It could be a torrent of anxiety, tears or yelling. Eventually you run out of steam and feel completely exhausted. Sometimes it happens after an argument with your partner, family or even at work. Then, the next thing you know you collapse in a heap.
“The morning after”, you wake up feeling completely, energetically, emotionally, spent. Your eyes are puffy, your sad and lack all motivation, energy and just feel like going back to bed. That is what I refer to as an “emotional hangover”. It's a feeling of grief, and it's usually accompanied by a feeling of regret.
The emotional hangover typically happens because during those explosive episodes, you lose your connection to Higher Self and Source. For a moment, you've bought into the illusion of separation and entered into “fight or flight” mode. The good news is, it's temporary. The hangover will pass and you will regain that foothold you had on your path to ascension, wisdom and understanding.
One of the signs of growth is that you have very few triggers, very few unconscious reactions. The more you've worked through your issues, the less you need to react, defend and justify yourself to others. The current planetary energy is set up to assist us in seeing where we still have shadows or inner work to do. As we face those shadows, we become more awake, more connected and things flow very easily.
Mercury is moving forward, while it gains momentum you may experience some periods of emotion. Those around you may even be feeling the “emotional hangover” from the retrograde. Go easy, step lightly and be grateful for the shadows that emerged through the Mercury Retrograde period.
Blessings, Bernadette Dickinson
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