I talk a lot about being an energy reader and that we are all energy readers of others. But how can we read our own energy? The answer is emotions. Emotions, aka energy-in-motion, are part of our built-in energy reading system. They are the messengers for what is going on in our energetic anatomy. Once you understand the messages of emotions you can begin to understand what is going on within you and around you. Before we take a look at the different emotions and their messages, though, let's take a look at how to work with emotions. Below are some general guidelines to get you started.
- Once the body system has a strong emotion, the conscious mind must honor and acknowledge the emotion by feeling it. This means dropping from the head into the body. Emotions are a cheap date...they only need acknowledgement by feeling them and they will move and resolve themselves.
- You can speed the process up a bit by breathing into the emotion (i.e. where are you feeling it?)
- When the emotional body has been flooded with emotions to the point of overwhelm, it will move them into the physical body (thereby creating physical symptoms) and/or mental body (causing psychic suffering which can then fracture the mental body). They can also move into the spiritual body and, if not taken care of in this life, become part of our karma for the next life.
- When the heart is overwhelmed with emotion, it will dump excess emotions into the intestines for processing out. The intestines not only process our food but also energy of the body. Many gut problems come from the intestines not being able to digest food because of the congestion of emotions. To support the intestines to digest emotion, eat lightly or fast, for a half a day. Place one hand on your forehead and one hand on the area just above the navel and breathe. Continue until you feel a shift.
- There are times when we go into complete meltdown and we feel as if we are drowning in emotion. During these times, I lie on a bed in a fetal position, place one hand on my midbelly, one on my forehead and breathe. Then I move deep into my interiority, the quanta field of my being. I locate my most sacred commitment in life (for me it is being in service to the Light) and I link my conscious awareness to it like a lifesaver. As the emotions move through me, calibrating in intense waves, I never feel disoriented or lost for I have my inner compass to guide me.
- You can't skip the step of feeling the emotions before the mind uses the emotion's message. Calibrate the emotions, then apply the knowledge.
5 Emotions and Their Energetic Meanings
- Depression: The message is: What in my life needs new levels of empowerment? Depression is caused when vital life force energy reverses it flow of direction. Instead of flowing from within us out into our environment, it flows deep into our interior. By following this energy deep into the quanta fields of our being, our energy body recovers something lost or accesses new levels of power needed for the next level of our expression. By not resisting this energy and moving with it, we more quickly move through depression. (Note: This does not refer to mental body depression that can be caused by brain chemistry inbalances. That is a different energetic and an energy healing session is suggested to help move through the underlying conditions.)
- Anger: The message is: Where do I need boundaries? This fiery emotion acts like the firewall program for a computer. It keeps out unwanted energies. Once you feel the anger, you don't need to do anything with it (like rant or rave at someone). Instead acknowledge it in your field and ask where or why you needed boundaries. If someone else has provoked anger, simply state that you have a boundary issue coming up that you'll need time to explore. Anger calibrates better with breath and movement (great time to get the house cleaned). Sometimes when we are chronically depressed, we manifest a lot of anger trying to burn through the depression.
- Fear: The message is: What do I need to pay attention to? Biologically fear tells us that we need to make a decision...fight, flight or flee. Fear greatly enhances intuition. In our largely mental worlds today, fear still tells us to pay attention. By bringing your intuition and mental discernment to look at your world, you an determine what course of action, if any, is being asked for. Ask your guides for greater energetic protection, if the source of the fear response is not discernible. Tell the energy body you've received the message so it can release the state of fear. Other forms of fear are anxiety and worry.
- Grief: The message is: How can I honor what's been lost? Grief contains many emotions including joy, sadness and anger. Because we are connected to loved ones and even material objects with energy fibers, if we lose them it tears the energy fibers. This is why grief is so physically painful. Grief has its own timeline and must be honored. Some people stay in chronic grief so as not to let go of the old form of a loved one.
- Joy: The message is: How may I express unconditional love in all situations? Joy is an indicator of a state of unconditional love. Excitement, happiness and peace are precursors of joy but often they are determined by external events. Send these feelings through every cell of your being to elevate your vibration and bring you into joy. An attitude of appreciation and gratitude will also foster joy.
- Love: Strictly speaking love is not an emotion. It is the vibrational state of beingness in which all is created. Aligning ourselves to the energy field of love heals our DNA and connects us to the sacred oneness in which we all exist.
For more on the messages of emotions, I highly recommend Karla McClaren's book Emotional Genius.
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