That loud, audible exhale. Everyone has done it, and everyone has heard it.
We’re all familiar with the sound of a sigh. It doesn’t differ much across the globe; it’s recognizable everywhere. Most people are in the habit of sighing unconsciously. Are you aware of when you sigh?
And do you know why you sigh?
The dictionary explanation of a sigh pretty much sums it up:
“To emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling.”
In the literary world, a sigh is a powerful indicator of a character’s current state:
“to feel a deep yearning for (someone or something lost, unattainable, or distant).”
So whether it’s the protagonist in the novel you’re reading, or it’s you in your physical world, the sigh is used to express things we don’t want to choose words for.
It of course a means of expression for a wide range of feelings. Sadness and relief are top contenders as noted above, but I’ll add a few of my own:
As Lightworkers, we are tasked with the awesome job of maintaining the highest frequency possible. Not only in our own lives, but for the collective as well. And sometimes, it just gets to be too much.
Enter the sigh.
Your sigh is not merely a release of air. There exists that 3D explanation for sure; but your sigh is also an expression on non-physical levels as well.
Along with your sigh, you are sending your intentions out to the Universe.
Those feelings of sadness, despair or any other low state of being, absolutely must be processed and let out. So the sigh is a great accomplice in the jailbreak of trapped energy.
Here’s where it can go wrong.
If you catch yourself sighing unconsciously, then you are sending out another message along with your sadness. Something you probably don’t want to be sending out:
“Things aren’t OK the way they are.”
Your thoughts create your reality.
So what kind of reality will result from a thought such as that? More things not being OK.
I know that many sighs are completely unconscious on our part. It’s a programmed response built very deep into a culture that thrives on derisiveness. And it’s just one more way that the limitations under which you’re living—and that you are about to bust out of—keep the things that you’re wanting hidden from you.
There is an easy way to fix this, by the way.
If you catch yourself sighing, rummage down into your feelings and ask what your intention was with that sigh. What were you thinking that made you sigh? Get to the thought and feel it.
Perfect. Now you’ve placed your focus on the feeling and have acknowledged it.
There is a belief in there for you to re-evaluate. You can thank the sigh, send out an intention that is more in line with what you’re wanting to create (such as “Things always work out for me, even if this situation sucks”), and move on.
And don’t forget! Everything is as it should be. The time is now.