Our emotions are the life force of our existence and the nectar of our soul essence. We feel emotions in floods and waves, from tears of sadness to tears of joy. We are designed to experience the whole ocean of human emotion, from a raging tsunami to the gentlest drops of rain.
Our emotions are often cloaked in a veil of misunderstanding, and this in turn leads us to misdirect that emotional energy. Each emotion has a vibration or language: the lower energy of anger can be an eruption of aggression, for example — but its higher energy can be directed to a determined striving for change and transformation. Our emotions will always find a way to be heard. All we need to do is listen.
How to Harness the Power of Your Emotions
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
– Sigmund Freud
We are blessed with an infinite reservoir of love, compassion, courage, and a unique force of sheer will. As children we may not have been taught the beauty and value of our emotions, or how to express and effectively communicate them. So, in turn, as adults we looked upon our more combative feelings as something we needed to reign in and dilute, without really understanding how to relate to what we feel.
An outburst of anger can be the outward expression of inner pain that has been silenced for far too long. The illusion of fear disguises a deep vulnerability or insecurity from the delicateness of our hearts. We have programmed ourselves to think too much and feel too little, and this nudges us off balance and sets us in conflict with ourselves. When we can utilize the true power of our emotional strength, we can open gateways to growth and create a sense of emotional alchemy that arises from within.
Exploring our hidden depths
I don’t feel pressure in a negative way. I like pressure. I feel excitement and calm at the same time. No pressure, no diamonds. I want pressure: pressure creates drama, creates emotion.
– Conor McGregor
There is a beautiful limitlessness in keeping with our inherent spirit, soaked as it is in the depth of our feelings. Our emotions are as profound as the brightest indigo ocean. We only misuse, hide, or numb our emotions if we live in fear of their overwhelming mass and capacity to govern our behavior and actions. Secretly, we know the true power of our emotions.
Our darker sentiments are intertwined with our existence, and avoiding them only fuels them further. Instead, we can choose to embrace all that intensity and guide it to passionately drive us forward. When we consciously understand what we feel, we become the true masters of our journey; we allow ourselves to respond rather than react, to flow rather than to stagnate, and to expand rather than shut down. Every emotion has validity, purpose, and its own voice. We can seek to bravely observe and explore all that we feel so we can galvanize all our inner resources for contentment, equilibrium, and our own individual visions of success.
Creating emotional alchemy
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
– Dale Carnegie
Our emotions, be it anger, sadness, fear, pain or love are all intrinsic propellers. Dramatic and fortuitous, creative and inspiring — there is no whimsical or faint-hearted emotion. What we feel lights fiery embers of emotional fuel, and ignites us. The magic of energy is that it is mutable and will always go where we want it to go, just as the ocean flows and emanates to its own rhythm.
Through transmuting any seemingly negative emotion, we can move it to a spacious zone from where we can create, overcome obstacles, express empathy and compassion, and move through our fears. The seeds of anger can be transmuted into an inner drive, acting like an injection of pure desire and fortitude. Our greatest fear can be transitioned toward a pure and nourishing call for courage.
For us to act, we need to be moved, and it is our emotions that move us — where they take us, however, is our call. When we can manage, conduct and express our emotions in a way that’s aligned with our highest intention, we become the masterful magicians of our own destinies.
How thoughts affect our emotions
Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.
– Edward de Bono
Our thoughts initiate our resulting feelings. When we think on a lower vibration, it directly affects how we feel and moves us away from our center of integral wisdom and intelligence. Very often we think negatively about our shadowy emotions, and this in turn expands them further into that space; it is an inner tug of war between the mind and the heart.
Dark thoughts will give rise to dark emotions. If we can allow ourselves the freedom to recognize, reflect and be more cognizant of the connection between our mind and heart, then we can liberate a more distilled, refined, and channeled stem of energy. We perceive anger as bad, fears as a weakness, and pain as all-consuming with no get-out clause. Yet when we adjust our perception of these emotions and how they manifest themselves, we can bring new light into the fountain of our soul. Taking time to gently un-wrap our thoughts and corresponding emotions means we do not become slaves to them — that we find our freedom within them, not without them.
Unleashing our emotional expression
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
– Earl Nightingale
We can use every drop of life-giving energy to propel us forward — we only need to realize our own benevolent potential to do so. Our minds create the seed and our emotions water and nurture it, compelling it to growth. By unfolding the full eminence of how we manage and express our emotions, we establish ourselves as the magnificent creators we all are.