What makes us human – Is it our intelligence, our physical bodies, our hearts?
No doubt, it is a combination of them all.
United, we share some common denominators – male or female (or something in between) – we all inhabit human bodies with similar functions and needs. Yet, we are way beyond whatever we imagine ourselves to be. Our heart vibration extends way beyond our personal boundaries. If you share a room with other people, you’re way more connected energetically (all affecting each other) than you may expect.
As human beings, the part less explored and the path less travelled in Western circles, is the heart. What brings us closest to the Divine is actually our ‘feeling self’, our emotional body, that which houses our spirit.
If you look at any bookstore these days, there are numerous books focused on the body (weight loss, building muscle, nutrition) and on the mind (mindfulness, how to develop intelligence, issues of the intellect). The gap in our knowledge is related to the heart.
The heart is the core of our being, the seat of our innate intelligence, our souls.
Many in our society suffer from heart blocks, walls of protection surrounding our hearts. As a collective and as individuals, it affects our ability to give and receive love.
“If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
On the other side of old emotional baggage, is love and laughter, abundance, health and fulfilment. Every time one denies or runs away from dealing with an emotional issue in the NOW moment, one adds to one’s emotional baggage. No wonder we have so much suffering. Pain is resistance to feeling. Disease in the body reflects an emotional imbalance.
Releasing emotions means they are forever gone. We have a constant well of emotions that we draw upon and experience – anger, love, sorrow, happiness, and fear. These are all necessary for our wellbeing and survival. In fact, at any given moment, we actually experience a fusion of the five, which informs the quality of our experience.
The collective consciousness spins around us and meshes with our core beliefs and subconscious program to create a matrix of functionality – how we view and respond to the world around us. Each one of us has a collective aspect common to all, and a unique individual blueprint based on life experiences.
I’ve always believed that all healing ultimately comes from God, and it is a process of cleansing away layers of fear and doubt to uncover the perfect soul inside. The soul is already perfect and whole as it is.
Why are emotions so important?
Essentially they’re what define as human beings. How we feel is mostly about our heart and connection to God. Thought embraced by emotion is what creates reality. Emotions are how our body speaks to us. Emotions are not about logic. It’s essential to feel whatever you feel without judgement.
Emotions actually flow freely and naturally when they are allowed to move through the body. When one surrenders to feeling without judgement, one allows emotions to be felt, and then released. It is inhibiting emotions that leads to toxic encumbrance and disease.
Unreleased, excessive and unprocessed emotions are what form cancer in the body by feeding obsessive compulsive neuroses and programs. Especially popular is depression, which is often caused (or exacerbated) by suppressing feeling a feeling, hence blocking it from being expressed and released. Suppressed emotions become toxic in the body, just like taking a poison is similarly deleterious.
The five foundational feelings that we experience all the time, are anger, love, sorrow, happiness and fear. These are protective and can actually save our lives. For instance, anger is often attributed to being a negative emotion, which when out of control, can be fatal, yet anger can just as well drive a mother to save her child from an attacker. Technically speaking, emotions are not negative or positive, they all make perfect sense, and all that they ask of us – is to be expressed and released in a healthy way.
One’s base feeling centre is a mix of all of our feelings forming our reality.
How can we align our emotions?
The funnest way is via laughter and movement. Generally the three keys for releasing emotions are breath, sound and movement (same way, we access the healing power of the Divine Orgasm)…via…BREATH…SOUND….MOVEMENT.
Our feelings are a microcosm of the world. Our heart reflects our connection to Creation. Life experiences are heightened by emotions, it makes life ‘life’ – worth living. Emotions even stimulate the immune system.
The goal is not to escape the body. The goal is not to escape from feeling. The goal is not to escape from this planet. There is nothing inherently wrong with our nature.
All human beings have access to their own personal wisdom which is heart-centered. Staying present to the ‘self’ feeds the experience of giving and receiving love (as we experience our Source, our Creator), and thusly we can become beacons of inspiration to those in our presence.
Expressing our heart wisdom plants seeds in our lives and those we meet. Those seeds will blossom and become glorious orchards in time, if we let them. If we truly love and let ourselves be loved, we can reach fruition. Too often it is the denial of love that creates separation and the feeling of being ‘lost’ – the ennui of our times.
Embodiment means being here, now, without separation from self, or separation from one’s Divine nature.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for – the fountain of love is within our hearts – listen to the wisdom of the heart, and one gains access to infinite realms of possibility.
PRACTICE: THE RIVER OF LOVE BABY MEDITATION
Requires “adopting” a baby/ infant for a 5 minute silent open-eyed meditation:
Look deeply within the little one’s eyes, and embrace your heart. Feel your connection with the little one only heart-to-heart ~ the river of love is endless.
See the wisdom of the heart within the baby’s heart.
The baby reflects what is inside of humanity – the soul of love.
The baby inside of you asks for little, except love and acceptance.
Look deeper. It is YOU looking back.
Form an orbit of love energy that encircles – from you to the baby and back again.
Keep practising the circle of love as your heart wisdom grows.
When practised daily for 7 days’ straight invokes the miraculous. Try it and see for yourself!
About the Author:
David G Arenson ND
David is the founder of Metamorphosis Retreat (Web: http://mretreat.com). A Naturopath, Wellness Specialist, Soul-Coach, he creates personalised packages for corporates and individuals seeking wellness solutions and adventure travel for the soul. For more information, he can be found at:
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