Superbowl Sunday and the week that followed were huge in the history of the city of Seattle. Over 700,000 people turned out on a bright, sunny, clear and cold day to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks Superbowl championship team on Tues. Feb. 4th. Regionally, this event was televised for over two hours. I took the opportunity to watch the parade through downtown Seattle, where thousands of fans lined the streets, cheering on their team as they passed by in a variety of trucks and vehicles. I was blown away by the turnout and response, and the joy expressed by fans from all over the northwest. I kinda wish I would have made the effort to be down there with the crowd. The scene that brought tears to my eyes was the one of Paul Allen holding up the Lombari trophy in a sea of blue/green confetti. I saw it via this video clip from KIRO TV. Watch it now!
As the emotion welled up inside of me watch that video, I asked myself, "where is this emotion coming from?"
I've had this welling up of emotion happen to me more than several times during my adult life and it seems to happen at sporting events. It hasn't been linked to a bad memory, so I'm not sure why I haven't explored it. Where will this thread take me? Where are the roots? Monique and I have been immersed in Emotionally Healthy Spirituality for over 3 years now and one of the skills to becoming emotionally healthy is "Explore the Iceberg". This is an excerise in going deep into your heart and soul, exploring the emotions that are under the surface, experience them as part of your humanity created by God and asking; "How are you coming to me God in all of these feelings? What do you want me to know about myself?" The life changing piece of this excercise is in the receiving of God's love through experiencing the emotion; even when the exploration of the iceberg is difficult. Our God is love and His love heals us.
So...join me in my journey in following my emotional heart thread...see you here later this week. There is application for your marriage...trust me.
Vic and Monique
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