Continuing on from yesterday’s post, I’m inclined to write about the power of the emotions upon us. Before I go on, let me just comment that yes, sleeping the other way sure did help. I listened to my body speak up and now can return to harmonius co-creation as long as I practice good self-care.
Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are ready to listen and experience them. Many of us are surprisingly afraid of energy carried by emotions and so resist experiencing them. For example, if someone close has just passed away, we are afraid or rather scared of the situation and can’t believe this person has just left. Although it is automatic to break down into tears for most people, some people resist the experience of the emotion due to its energy. By refusing the experience, we are creating blocks. Emotional blocks. By creating blocks, and continuing like this, there is a build up of such feeling. This causes a domino effect as it drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.
Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Once they are acknowledged, their energy is released. Deepak Chopra said, “Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
Next time you feel the need to show any emotion, don’t be afraid to do so. When someone is crying for a particular reason and you offer them a shoulder to cry on and help them to stop, all it does is block out the emotion. By letting the individual’s emotional energy fully express itself, the person can then be released of the resistance and live without that particular emotional energy.
As we grow up, we are conditioned to behave in a way that says that showing emotion is wrong so when you are now faced with a situation, you’ll be tempted to follow the old path. Stop, and think before you make a move. Having understood this, do what is in the best interest of yourself or the person.
My uncle just returned from his family holiday to India. He told me of how his mother (also my grandmother) had pain in the leg, and how they heard of a “healer” in a village in India. They went to see him, just to see what all this was about. Apparently the healer literally “squeezed the pain out of her.” He put pressure on where it hurt, and made her embrace fully into the feeling and she cried. Since the five minutes then, she hasn’t felt any pain. I guess that’s one way of listening to your emotions and letting them speak up.
Our emotions deserve the “freedom of speech” as well. Let them have it; it’ll only benefit us in return.