Some Possible Messages of Your Negative Emotions

Your negative emotions usually come bearing their own important messages. These messages direct your attention to what is happening in your life and often urge you to take action. Here are some common negative emotions and their possible messages:

Anger:
• You are sad.
• You are hurt.
• You are afraid.
• You are vulnerable.
• You need to change.
• Your boundaries have been crossed.
• Your need to enforce your boundaries.

Fear:
• You are in danger.
• You expect to suffer losses.
• You are attached and may be forced to detach.
• You are connected and may be forced to disconnect.
• You need to ground yourself.
• You need to love the part of you that is afraid.

Frustration:
• You are insecure.
• You are angry or annoyed.
• You cannot meet your needs.
• You cannot change or achieve something.
• You need to focus on what you can do.
• You need to accept what cannot be changed.

Guilt:
• You care.
• You have empathy.
• You need to pay attention to your behavior.
• You think you have done something wrong, but you have not corrected your mistake.
Note: Without empathy, you cannot feel guilty.

Hatred:
• You are angry.
• You are afraid.
• You feel disgusted.
• You envy people you hate.
• You need to focus on yourself.
• You need to love the part of you that is hating.

Irritation:
• You are stressed.
• You are annoyed.
• You are impatient.
• You are slightly angry.
• You are allergic to something.
• You need to be alone.
• You need to calm yourself.
• You need to be compassionate.

Jealousy:
• You lack trust.
• You are afraid.
• You are insecure.
• Your self-esteem may be low.
• You may have unrealistic expectations.
• You need to trust.
• You need to be grateful.

Regret:
• You are sad.
• You feel bad.
• You are frustrated.
• You are disappointed.
• You have done it before.
• You need to feel, accept, let go, and move on.

Resentment:
• You are bitter.
• You are angry.
• You are not being heard.
• You think you have been mistreated.
• You think you have been treated unfairly.
• You may have unrealistic expectations.
• You need to identify and take action from where you have power.
• You need to let go of anything that you have no power.
• You need to be grateful.

Sadness:
• You are in despair.
• You suffered a loss.
• You are disappointed.
• You are at a disadvantage.
• You need to let go of something.
• You need to be courageous and strong.

Shame:
• You regret.
• You hate yourself.
• You judge yourself.
• You feel dishonored.
• You see your entire self in a negative light.
• You need to know that you are not your shame.
• You need to reconnect with yourself.

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