Apr. 18, 2017


The last few days I have been fortunate enough to truly find out how much peace, relief and liberation lies on the other side of emotional turmoil. This may not be the case for everyone, but for those of us who have held in our deepest feelings without any form of expression, there is a well of happiness that awaits you. In the last blog post I talked a lot about emotional freedom, but I didn't really go into the journey itself and what it takes to get there. So here goes, but first I want to give you a bit of background on me.


I grew up with what I call the "Superhero Syndrome." No matter how bad things ge around you, a man can't show his feelings or look weak in front of anyone. I also was under the impression that crying was the worst thing you could do if you wanted to appear "strong."  Needless to say, all this was leading me to was a one way ticket to heart attack central. You see, you have a heart chakra that needs to be open daily. And the one way to make that happen is to embrace all parts of love. The good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the terrible, the unbelievable etc. If not, you find your heart hardens over time. I can remember being at funerals and loving the person who had just passed with all of my heart, but I wasn't able to cry. Sadly, even by the time I was seventeen, I always wanted to give this strong image of always being in control, but as I later understood, not if it was going to be a detriment to my health, relationships and ultimately, my happiness. I knew that I had to do something about this. The first was acceptance and it was the most important step. I had to realize that this is my journey my soul chose and I accept it with open arms now and all the good that can come from it if I could find the Divine lesson. Because of that, I'm happy to say that not only are my arms opened, but so is my heart. Because of taking the time to truly feel things, all things, no matter what they are, I am able to live a lighter, happier existence.

Just earlier today I broke down into tears from experiencing so much gratitude for where I am and what I've been through over the course of my life. It hasn't always been easy for me. Hell, it's been at times darkness with no sense of light anywhere. But, I never complained and I always trusted that when we hold onto Divine love, power and guidance, the light eventually finds us. Just to look out onto the ocean and feel so much appreciation for all of the help that God, my wife, my family and my friends have given me, you can see why I couldn't hold back my true emotion. I can honestly say, it's one of the most beautiful things you could ever experience.

So I encourage you greatly, feel everything. Feel the joy of the growth you have made, but also feel the sadness of missing a loved one. Feel the disgust because things didn't go as you planned, but feel the happiness of the time you spend with your loved ones. Either way let the emotion run it's course and allow yourself the power of feeling at peace as soon as it passes. I used to think that positive thinking was the answer to all of my problems. The truth is, it's only a start. The real power lies within emotional feeling and emotional intelligence. The reason being is that it continues to do what was divinely ordered from the time you entered this world: Continue to help you experience unconditional love every moment you're alive.



Shaun Grant

CEO Uplifter Entertainment