This is the first of two sample chapters I’m publishing from my upcoming book, “Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light”. I feel that many can benefit from them now, with all that is going on, and I am working hard to finish the entire book. The second sample chapter will be available in a couple of days. [All rights reserved, material is copyrighted. To share link back to this original blog post.]
Spirit & Super-Conscious Mind
As stated above [meaning the previous chapter "What is Consciousness?"], Spirit, and soul – that ghost-like form of consciousness and energy some of us imagine inhabits our body – is the part of ourselves we are most out of touch with. Yet Spirit permeates our entire existence. Whether we are conscious or unconscious of it, spirit sits both within and without us, at the very core of our being and filling the space around and between us. For me, soul is the component of spirit that embodies the individual facet of consciousness experiencing life in form. It is the silent observer and witness of everything we experience in our lives, recording every experience in some cosmic record that exists as a field of pure energy. So even if the body dies and over time turns to dust, there is still an energetic record of all the experience that came through it.
This is an important point, because even if the neurological pathways in the brain – our biological hardware – are damaged in some way by accident or design, as multi-dimensional beings with layers of ourselves that exist at higher dimensions, we can still access our memories through other means. In alternative energy medicine, there is a growing understanding that the brain is not the repository of the mind, but that the mind exists in a field around the body, as part of its aura. This points even more strongly to the fact that the human brain is a piece of biological hardware through which we access mind, and memory. It is our biological hardware that forms the focal point of our individuated consciousness expressed through our human forms. It is the desire and choice of consciousness to experience form that sets up the energetic template upon which our bodies are based. Consciousness then spins our bodies into form along the energetic lines of that template from the universal energy field. The procreative process of all organisms is the vehicle for that creation. Parents are carefully selected before birth who will bring the best combination of elements to the process for that soul’s best growth opportunities in that lifetime.
Drawings of the human auric field done by clairvoyants bear a striking resemblance to representations of the Van Allen belts and magnetic energy field around the Earth that holds them in place. It’s one more point of truth in the theory of a holographic universe, in its infinite fractal expressions. The whole is contained and reflected in each part.
Some systems of spirituality have degraded over time, turning into religions. Self-appointed intermediaries have insinuated themselves between us and Spirit, claiming to speak Spirit’s truth, God’s truth. When we have lost touch with our own access to Spirit, yet desire the guidance of it in our lives, we are vulnerable to turning to such intermediaries to guide us. Then we can only hope that the intermediaries are operating with honor and integrity.
Other systems of spirituality have sets of practices and disciplines that, if followed, lead to one’s own inner enlightenment, a clearing away of the veils of illusion that cloud this world. The inner observing witness becomes known, as well as the relationship that defines it connecting to the limitless ocean of consciousness of which everything is a part.
It’s possible that the discoveries being made in quantum science are part of collective humanity’s awakening process, that collective part of us reaching for insights about ourselves by another road than the path of the yogi, sage or mystic. If science and spirituality at their most highly evolved level are truly one discipline and philosophy, then this discovery was, and is, inevitable.
When some ask questions about “good” and “bad” extraterrestrials, I tell them that the keys to knowing the kinds of extraterrestrials that have been interacting with humanity down through the ages are in our systems of religion or spirituality. The purveyors of doctrines that control their followers, ostensibly for their own good, through a twisted combination of fear of punishment and the bliss of reward are suspect to me as being something less than “pure”. Those systems of spiritual practice that give us the keys to spiritual liberation of consciousness may very well have been taught to us in the beginning by those extraterrestrial cultures that desired us to realize our highest and best potential.
Spirit is connected to that part of the human psyche that we could call the super-conscious mind. It could also be said to be connected to the “right brain” functions. The realm of inspiration, vision – the faculty of direct perception that makes the intuitive leaps beyond logic and analysis. The place in the psyche, joined to Spirit, where art, music, poetry and the birth of inspired ideas comes from.
The Conscious Mind
Our conscious minds, what most of us would identify as simply our “minds”, are the busiest parts of our psyches. Like a computer that is always on and always receiving some kind of input, millions of thoughts pass through our minds each day. We capture only the ones attached to subjects we are primarily focused on, and then likely not all of the thoughts that attach to each subject. Analysis, deductive and inductive reasoning and logic are part of the functioning of our conscious minds. The demands put on our conscious minds by the society and culture we’ve been indoctrinated to are enormous, so they are generally functioning in overdrive much of the time. This is also due in part to a general societal conditioning to mistrust intuition and other super-conscious gifts of insight with a put-down of “that’s just your imagination,” or other disparaging remarks from outside voices of authority. Many of us have psychologically ingested an inner critic in our own minds from being subjected to such conditioning.
This is likely at the root of chronic stress that so many people are suffering from – the mind was never meant to do ALL the work. It was originally meant to function in a balanced way with the super-conscious and our emotional natures, most of which operate now from the subconscious.
Our minds have been doing a great deal of work down through the ages that they are ill-equipped to do on their own. It is the job of our ego to make sure we and our bodies survive, as intact as possible. Why? Why have an ego that works for our survival, sometimes at any cost? I think its because we know at our deepest unconscious level that life is a sacred gift through which we learn and experience and our life experience informs and enriches the ourselves and the Unified Source Consciousness. If it was not somehow vital, none of us would be here doing any of this at all.
The mind is ego’s instrument. Since we have been indoctrinated into believing we are just physical beings who may, or may not, have a soul that survives after death, we have come to rely on our minds to spin out endless strategies for survival, thinking and trying to out think every possibility. The job of the mind is analysis, logic and spin. Allowed to reign (or appearing to reign) supreme, it weaves elaborate and endless thought-constructs. Without the balancing forces of consciously perceived and understood emotions in their proper expression, or a conscious connecting link to our spiritual intuitive gifts, the forces of Mind lumber through the world divorced from compassion, vision or insight. We see the results of this all around us today.
The other components of mind actually connect to our emotional and spiritual natures, because nothing is truly separate, for all our mental compartmentalizations. Our super-conscious is that part of ourselves that is connected to Spirit and the Universal Consciousness, and depending on our proclivities and inclinations, we do have those flashes of vision and insight in our lives. Whether the mind lets us act on them or not is up to our holistic trust in ourselves as beings who are more than flesh, blood and bone.
Our subconscious or unconscious relate to our very powerful, and often disowned, emotional lives. Our limbic systems and their emotional natures were well-formed and well-established long before the cerebral cortex processing unit was added to our biological tool kit. They exert a powerful influence from our subconscious, particularly when consciously unacknowledged.
Emotions are far more powerful than the mind, and far less understood. Yet it would seem that “someone” understands them quite well enough to use them against a human population who generally feels much of the time that they are at the mercy of their emotions.
Emotions and the Realm of the Subconscious
Not all emotions are expressed through the subconscious, but like an iceburg, where so much is submerged and out of sight, much of our emotional nature is relegated to the subconscious. Our emotional natures we are aware of are often just the tips of them.
What are emotions and just what are they for? To jerk us around through life? To bounce us like a ping-pong ball between pleasure and pain?
Emotions are a component of human beings that were hardwired into us by either evolution or by intelligent design, or more likely a combination of both. When I speak of intelligent design, I mean extraterrestrial intelligence that has been here, on Earth, creating, guiding and watching since the dawning of any primate we could call human.
Each emotion, with all its various shades, serves a specific purpose.
Fear is part of all creatures’ emotional make-up for survival. In a primeval world, fear caused our bodies to instantly be prepped for flight or fight upon the appearance of a predator or other dangerous situation. In its lesser understood forms, it also causes freezing or fainting in the face of danger. This was also a good strategy, as many predators’ eyes were keyed to spot movement. Some words that describe intensities and shades of fear; terror, horror, panic, dread, afraid, scared, trepidation, apprehension, aversion, revulsion, dismay, fretful, anxious, nervous, tense, concerned.
Anger is a small and near step down from fear. Anger is about the violation of one’s personal safety boundaries, whether physical, mental or emotional. Anger says, “You may not do that to me and if you persist, I will protect myself!” Some words that describe intensities and shades of anger; rage, fury, outrage, indignant, surly, frustration, irritation, annoyance. Some of the less exalted states of sexual expression and lust are related to anger, causing one person to take from another, in a sense, stealing sacred life energy from their victim.
Grief is a purgative emotion meant to resolve loss. Our ability to grieve any kind of loss we suffer, determines our future mental, emotional and physical health. Some words that describe intensities and shades of grief; anguish, heartache, despair, desolation, depression, sadness, sorrow, misery, despondency, melancholy.
Joy is an emotional state that flows essentially from a sense of connection and harmony. It is both a precursor and result of love, inseparable from it. At the most fundamental level, joy is experienced in connection with that sense of Oneness that hums and vibrates within us and all around us, especially when we are consciously tuned into it. We feel the joy of connection and union in family, in friendship, in community and especially in the special and intimate connection of romantic love. It is difficult to even discuss joy and love separately. Words that describe intensities and shades of joy are; ecstasy, bliss, elation, delight, light-heartedness, cheerfulness, happiness, gladness, contentment.
Love is one of the most mysterious emotions we as humans experience, yet is one of the most potent. When we have it we experience joy, we fear losing it, we suffer without some expression of it in our lives. In looking up the synonyms for love, I found them less clear than synonyms for the other emotions. Some that made sense to me were words like adoration, adulation, devotion, fondness, affection, enjoyment, like, respect and regard. Many words that relate to love also circle back to describing joy.
There were a few words that describe qualities that partake of illusion or delusion, like enchantment, infatuation, rapture. There were words equating love with the physical act of procreation. Lust was listed, though lust can often and quite easily operate separately from love, to the detriment and exploitation of others. Yearning – a desire or need for love in experiencing its absence was there.
And rather ominously, “weakness” was also listed as a synonym for love. While one could make an argument that love makes us vulnerable, the meaning of love is separate and distinct from both vulnerability and weakness. If there was no love, there would likely be no sense of loss, hence no grief. But would you trade love out of your life to make sure you never experienced grief again? To equate love with weakness is to make our own heart our enemy. When we do that, we murder a part of the world.
Apparently the English language is not fully capable of coming up with a description of love that covers all of its expressions. No wonder people are so confused about love.
The Greeks have more descriptive words for the various kinds of love we as human beings experience. There is “eros”, the root of the word erotica. Eros is most often identified as intense and passionate physical love. It also means having a powerful adulation of beauty in all forms. There is “storge” which refers to the love between family members, parents and children, brothers and sisters. Philia describes love of friends, community and society, a kind of love that rests in familiarity and equality.
Agape is the highest form of love, pure and unconditional, a kind of divine love. The gentle commandments of the master teacher Yeshua ben Josef, known to Christianity as Jesus, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself,” pointed people in a direction where they could begin to embody agape. How tragic that a man whose whole life was an example of expressing and teaching an agape kind of love, should, after his execution, have his message twisted into more “us versus them” ideologies. Such ideologies have been used to justify bloody wars and persecutions down through history of the worst kind.
Even these greek words for “love” have various interpretations but in general, the above descriptions are accurate.
So, is Love an Emotion?
In a sense yes. It is something we feel inside in a multitude of different ways. It inspires incredible works of writing, poetry, art and music, exalting all of love’s many expressions. In its more selfish forms, it also drives people to commit terrible acts against each other in fear of the loss of it. In a society where our own ability to love ourselves is so very diminished through centuries of religious and political indoctrination; where we have allowed that indoctrination to cut us off from our own inner knowledge of, and connection to the universal source of Love, we know we need love and feel we must have it from other people. If we get it, we fear the loss of it. If we don’t get it, we live half-lives where we harden our hearts against our own need for love. From such hardened hearts, more misery leaks or pours into the world.
The energy of love so very vital to all of us. We know that babies fail to thrive and even die without the loving energy of nurturing touch. This is most certainly at the core of why so many ET abductees and experiencers are shown their own, or other, babies during their experiences aboard ships, and asked to hold them and feed them. The Zetas have learned that their hybrids need that vital connection and love in order to survive. In blending themselves with us, then this is something they will have to incorporate – or reincorporate if they truly once were as we are now – into their new hybridized species. Their union with humanity will forever shift who and what they are as a culture and as a civilization. Apparently its a shift they are very willing to make.
Yet love, as I am learning about it, is more than an emotion.
It is a profound and essential energy that permeates every level of every dimension and density throughout the multi-verse. It is the primal Sound, or “Word” (vibration) that emanates from the Source of all creation. The sound is also the Light, one indistinguishable from the other. Quantum physics has broken down our world into its tiniest components and found pure energy and vibrating superstrings. It has found that particles act like waves when not observed by a consciousness contained in the focal point of form. It has found that what is done to one particle apparently alone and separate in one container has an identical effect on another particle in another distant container.
Everything is interconnected. Our very existence find its expression through the dance of Consciousness with the sound and the light of this Universal Source Energy. Ultimately creative through the flow of its waves of sound and light, that Energy is expressed as Love in the infinite expressions of life everywhere, and in infinite combinations. Love in its highest expression – agape – seeks to live in harmony with the flow of those waves of light and sound.
Non-love goes against the flow, seeks to block the flow. Flow is the essence of Truth. When a person, group or organization seeks to block truth in any form, it sets up blocks to that flow, resistances to the beauty, balance and harmony inherent in the flow from Source. But flow will not be forever blocked or diverted. Placed under pressure from blocks and resistances, it will find its way free, flowing around or breaking through obstacles.
Do we not observe that process of “breaking free” in our world today, as truthsayers come forward with pieces of truth that have long been withheld from the public? And like a great dam breaking, are not more and more whistleblowers finding their way through the increasing number of cracks in that dam? The structure of the dam of secrecy in this world is so undermined at this point, I don’t think anything can really save it.
Everything, every person, every part of all creation throughout the entire multi-verse is part of the all encompassing Oneness of All-That-Is. Even that which so many of us would like to name as “other”, as “not us”. Even that which many of us name as “evil”.
In the movie “Time Bandits” I was both amused and surprised by an insightful line spoken by “The Supreme Being” (God), played by Sir Ralph Richardson, near the end of the film. He had just swooped in to save his troupe of dwarfs who had stolen his map of the Universe and were using it to loot the greatest treasures known to man throughout history. The nemesis, “Evil” who had stolen the map from the dwarfs had just been exploded into what looked like chunks of volcanic, glowing rock. The Supreme Being said: “I had to have some way of testing my handiwork. I think he [Evil] turned out rather well!” When Kevin, the little boy who had been dragged into the adventure, asked why we had to have Evil, The Supreme Being answered that it had something to do with “free will.”
How much does love mean if it is forced into expression? If people don’t have a choice whether to love or serve or not? To force love where it is not freely given is to make of a person or population nothing but mindless automatons. Yet to live in harmony with and in service to all life and the flow of energy in all life is to inspire and call forth love in others. Every person who chooses a life of love and service in harmony to all life causes it to grow into yet another great wave of positive energy. This new wave is self-sustaining and self-perpetuating through its movement in harmony with the flow of sound and light emanating from Source.
The energy of fear, disharmony and discord is NOT self-sustaining or self-perpetuating. It can only be re-stimulated over and over again by the minions who wish to control others through it. Fear is an aberration that is like a jolt of electric shock. Apply it too much or too long, you kill the organism – or person – to which it is applied. Then it is beyond the reach of the minions to keep stealing its energy. Between jolts of fear, every organism will calm down and return to a more natural state of relaxed balance. So the shocks can be randomly applied in devious ways to keep full relaxation from occurring. The organisms, or people, end up living on adrenalin, wondering when the next shock will come. It is my intention that by coming to understand this, and many other things shared in this book, that people will have the knowledge and inner resources to overcome this, and pave the way for their own awakening.
Love is the energy and essence of what will ultimately shift and remake our world, especially if as many of us as possible align ourselves with it.
Original Purpose of Emotions in Natural Expression
Emotions enhance our survival and help us to thrive. At least, that was their original purpose. Fear is to preserve life through a strategy of running away, fighting or even standing stock still. Anger, close to fear, perhaps a less vulnerable-feeling expression of fear, is about defending our personal boundaries, tangible and intangible, that keep us feeling safe and able to function. Grief is for helping us to move through losses of all varieties, from the small to the profound. Joy and love are about connection – romantic, family, clan, tribe, community. Love of mothers for their offspring is the most powerful form of love on the planet. It causes the mother rabbit to attack the fox, the doe to attack the wolf without a thought of being over-matched. How could the young be assured of growing into adulthood without mother love? In ancient times, people thrived when they came together in community, sharing work, food gathering and trading with each other. Sharing in all ways inspires love, bonding and unity.
Imagine life in a small village. (No television.) Days are filled with the gathering and preparation of food, sharing the work with maybe laughter and songs. At night, meals are shared and the people come together to hear stories told around the fire. Stories that illustrate learning about love, heart, courage and honor. Everyone is strengthened and renewed in the listening. Lovers slip away after to find a quiet and private place to be together. Sleeping children are carried off in the arms of loving parents to be put to bed. The elders stay around the fire to warm their old bodies a bit longer before turning in. Companionship in all forms is comfort and quiet joy.
The next day is more challenging. An afternoon game being played turns to an angry confrontation as one young player, in his zeal, pushes another down harder than he meant to and that other gets up and cuffs him soundly for it. His boundaries are violated and he reacts. Some adults step in to resolve the conflict and restore understanding and harmony between the two youths.
The women gathering food return to the village and discover one of them is missing. They and the men go to search for her. Her body is found at the foot of a cliff where she fell, trying to reach a particular branch laden with berries. She is carried back to the village.
The whole village grieves. There is weeping. Keening and wailing split the air. They prepare their friend for her burial and the ritual gives their grief focus and expression. They speak of her loves and dreams. The people comfort her husband and the children she left behind. He and his children walk at the front of her procession to the burial ground. Once there, each of them touch her in farewell, understanding they will see her again when they make their own journey into the world of spirit. They acknowledge how much they will miss her until then.
These two days described for this fictional village show a full range of emotions expressed in ways that are completely normal and natural. They were natural responses and reactions to various kinds of companionship and to conflict and loss. Life and emotions in natural and healthy expression.
Love is hardwired into us, as all of our emotions are, because on so many levels they enhance our survivability as individuals and as a species. The difficult emotions of fear, anger and grief may stir us, but if expressed in a productive way, they soon discharge themselves and and we return to a balanced, relaxed state of peacefulness, living in the incremental levels of joy, from contentment to celebration.
At least this is how emotions were intended to be, and likely were long ago when our lives were much, much simpler.
Emotions Today: Overstimulated & Out of Balance
I got rid of television in my own home. I could no longer trust the information being presented because of endless “spin” and outright lies. In addition, television is filled with excessive, mind-numbing commercial interruptions that were obviously trying to manufacture “problems” and “needs” I didn’t even know I had in order to seduce or coerce me into buying something to take care of them. They would do this by then trying to stimulate an emotion of fear or anxiety due to the problem, with a promise of a rewarding emotion of relief or happiness if I bought and used the product.
This is just speaking of commercial product advertisements. Most all the programming – a revealing word in itself – is continually trying to sell us something. Ideology and rhetoric of one kind or another through religion, political party affiliation, or some other “us versus them” drama, real or fictional. The most recent us versus them scenarios playing out on the tube and the silver screen are alien invasion scenarios. More negative programming for future actual possibilities?
I realized that I was actually paying close to $50 dollars a month for a mind-control feed into my own home, to the detriment of my own health and piece of mind. I got rid of it and have never looked back. Netflix was far less expensive and allowed me to see the movies or TV shows I wanted, when I wanted, with no commercial interruptions and lots of peace and quiet in between. Peace and quiet for my own expanded senses to relax, breathe, stretch and have a chance to be “heard”.
Much televised sensory input is specially designed to keep us mentally and emotionally off-balance, right down to the electronic cycles per second hypnotically flickering on the screen. Today, our mental and emotional lives are a tangled up morass dealing with far too much contrived visual and auditory stimulus of all kinds. If we could develop the ability to rise up and take an eagle’s eye view of this, see where the masses of incoming data are coming from, and where the threads of that data attach to their sources, I don’t think we can fail to miss that there is a covertly deliberate campaign going on to keep the mass of humanity’s emotions tweaked to a pitch of intensity to whatever flavor of emotion groups of individuals have gotten hooked on.
And we do indeed get hooked on adrenalin and emotions, all kinds of them, expressed in all kinds of different dramas, on and off the tube. As illustrated by Candace Pert1 and others in “What the Bleep Do We Know”, the neurological pathways in our brains become accustomed – even addicted – to certain kinds of experiences because of the emotions and sensations generated by them. Every time we create a familiar experience charged with the kind of emotional drama we unconsciously crave, those neurological pathways are strengthened again. Even though we consciously complain that we hate the things that are happening in our lives, unconsciously we seek out or create the same dramas over and over again because we have become hooked on the emotions they generate.
Before I got rid of television it was easy to spot the various different emotional manipulations there, served up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you liked tear jerkers, there was the Hallmark Channel. If the emotional tweak you were looking for was anger you could get it from the perpetual news and political spin programming. Sports channels, history channels, science channels, kids channels, all kinds of channels. If you had some perverse need to be scared, you could find plenty of horror. I once suggested to the SciFi channel that they change their name to the Horror Channel as almost all of their material had shifted away from anything visionary or inspiring. If you wanted bliss, you could find it in religious channels. Charismatically and eloquently playing on a lifetime of their viewers’ religious indoctrination, evangelists could toss you between the agony of being a miserable sinner and the bliss of glorious redemption – just accept in your heart that Jesus died for YOU and your sins on the cross. Never mind that this master’s primary message was that we love one another.
The thread running through all of it, especially in the last few decades, is the stimulation of emotional intensity and excess adrenalin in television watchers. Some board room of elites, somewhere in a lofty skyscraper with a view, who know exactly what they are doing with such emotional tweaking, are laughing very Simon Legree-ish, gloating laughter. Because we ourselves pay them our own hard-earned cash to pipe a mind-control feed into our own homes. One that they then use to manipulate us.
They know that negative emotional energy keeps our bodies stressed out, at the borderline of exhaustion and in a chronically susceptible state to illness. And for people so affected, it’s extremely difficult to climb out of such a rut and recover enough to begin to discover who they truly are. To find ways to nurture that new inner knowing.
They know that overstimulated minds and extreme emotional states jam our intuitional radar. The have to keep jamming that radar for their own protection and continuity.
It all comes back to the expansion of conscious awareness in humanity and the “Game Over” reality and paradigm shift it represents to the power structures and organizational controllers of the world.
Whomever they have been down through the ages, they built that world on convincing, coercing or threatening us – the human collective and its creative quantum energy of directed, focused thought and attention – into acceptance of their ideologies and rhetoric. Movies, television, news, all kinds of material that passes for “entertainment” keeps our attention and thought, charged with our emotional energy, on what they want us to keep creating for them. They want to stay at the top of humanity’s pyramid. As the rich and powerful who have been in control for so long, they fear not having a population of people whose energy they can steal any more. They’d be reduced to nothing without it.
When we are encouraged or indoctrinated to let our minds rule our hearts; when we confine our spirituality to a seat in a church pew on Sundays; when we disown our emotional lives and our disowned and out-of-control Ids individually and collectively rampage through our world, laying it waste; the expansion of our consciousness languishes. Unawakened, unrealized, unfulfilled.
I have come to feel that this is the crux of the matter. The only real war going on on this world is the war on human consciousness by those who fear its awakening.
Dealing with Emotions, Distinguishing Them from Intuition
Dealing positively and productively with emotions begins with being able to recognize them in ourselves, hopefully before we take an action we might regret.
Because life is such a precious gift, the opportunity for learning and expanding awareness through the interplay of contrasts in duality, fear is part of us to preserve our lives by bringing about an immediate reaction to threats. Fear comes upon all of us now and again, but we don’t have to have a knee-jerk reaction every time. Unlike living in a wilderness with honest, straight-forward predators, an immediate launch into fight or flight is often both inappropriate and unnecessary. We can learn about fear and recognize it when it comes. We can then see it for what it is. We can breathe and move our way through it. The fear need no longer have us in its grip. We can choose what relationship we will have to our fear. In many cases we can release fear completely.
This is also true of our other emotions. We feel fear, anger and grief in the body mainly in our stomachs, our chests, our necks and shoulders and throats. By learning to feel the racy flutters and stomach constrictions of fear, the heaviness in our chest of sadness, and the neck and shoulder tension that often goes with anger, we can take steps through breathing and relaxation to regain our calm center and consider what is going on around us and what to do about it from a more enlightened perspective. Each of us may experience our emotions a little differently in the body. Start with identifying your body sensations, particularly in the torso.
Our emotions come from our thoughts, words and images we are exposed to. They arise so swiftly that we often don’t distinguish that they are a reaction to these forms of stimuli. They have an effect on our body-mind which is the lens through which consciousness is filtered on this world. This is why staying positive is so important.
Being blissed out feels wonderful. But be cautious of this too. Pause and check what is going on in your environment that is bringing on the feeling of bliss before you surrender to it. Bliss is at the far end of the spectrum from fear, but it is still an extreme, and it can still jam your intuitional radar. There are times and places for bliss. Choose yours carefully.
There is nothing wrong with emotions, or feeling them. Human emotions have been grossly manipulated on this world however, until they have eclipsed the still, small voice of intuition, insight and inspiration within. Some people learn to fear emotional excess through the pain it brings, retreating into the world of the mind-ego, equally restricting from a different basis. But actually, the two are far more linked than we like to admit. One operates from the place of the conscious mind, the other pulls our strings like a puppet master from the subconscious, through emotions we dare not admit to ourselves that we are experiencing. Like the animal frozen in the forest at the pass of a predator, we don’t want to look at those deep dark fears or violent impulses. If we don’t look at them, maybe they won’t “get us”. We refuse to acknowledge them and make them “real”.
We often mistake an emotional reaction to intuition. It’s important to understand that our emotional responses are conditioned. They are conditioned by upbringing, indoctrination by organized religion and particular socio-political orientations and ideologic structures. By skewed and incomplete versions of science and history taught us in school.
When we are in the grip of emotions, they can be a true and proper response if they are brought about by real life events in our relationships and our communities. If they are brought about through the mind’s observing of material on the television or read in the news somewhere, then they may be a manipulation. The more intense the emotions we are feeling, the more completely they can eclipse our guiding intuition. Feeling emotions is unavoidable. It is going to happen in response to various kinds of stimuli. Learning to recognize the process of this can free you to extract yourself and back off within to a calmer state and gauge what is going on around you and within you from a place of more reliable perception.
There is a saying that came out the last several years as we transitioned from the Bush to the Obama administration: “Regime Change Starts at Home.” Truer than many might realize at first glance.
Well, “Consciousness Change starts Within”. It starts in each of our hearts, by seeking truth, by freeing and reuniting spirit, mind and emotions within these vehicles we call bodies.
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