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 houses our spirit. Most bookstores these days offer 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 knowledge is related to the heart yet it 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, this affects our ability to give and receive love. In Vedic Sanskrit, the word for heart is "hridaya," made up of three parts:
"hri" - to receive
"da" - to give
"ya" - to go, move, circulate
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', in other words, worth living. Emotions even stimulate the immune system.
All human beings have access to their own personal wisdom which is heart-centred. Staying present to the 'self' feeds the experience of giving and receiving love (as we experience our Source, our Creator), and thus we can become beacons of inspiration to those in our presence.
Why are emotions so important?
Essentially, they're what define us 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.
"If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free." ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
Unreleased, excessive and unprocessed emotions can form cancer in the body by feeding obsessive compulsive neuroses and programs. Especially prevalent 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 body seeks to be alive, vibrantly expressing how it feels.
The 'five' foundational feelings
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 these five, our base feeling, which informs the quality of our experience and forms our 'reality.'
These five foundational feelings 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.
How can we align our emotions?
Have fun with laughter and movement! Generally, the three keys for releasing emotions are breath, sound and movement (the same way we access the healing power of the Divine Orgasm).
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 and we can hence restore balance and come back to homeostatic equilibrium.
Embodiment – be here now!
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. In fact, many spiritual traditions have taught that the body is somehow corrupted, desecrated and ungodly. That has done humankind a great disservice, as disconnecting from our bodies, creates disconnection and dismemberment. It dirties our essence, which is really pure and sacred.
'Embodiment' means being here, now, without separation from self, or separation from one's Divine nature.
Expressing our heart wisdom without suppressing or censoring, 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, spiritual ennui and the feeling of being 'lost' - the 'drug' of our times.
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.
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.
PRACTISE THE RIVER OF LOVE BABY MEDITATION
This meditation requires "adopting" a baby/ infant for a five 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 seven days' in a row it invokes the miraculous. Try it and see for yourself!
David conducts Skype sessions from his Perth home and is available at web:www.transformationalmedicine.net
David is a channel for Divine wisdom. His intuitive coaching, speaking and healing sessions invoke purposeful shifts into deeper connection, confidence, self love, abundance and happiness. An empath, David's healing is focused on bridging the gap between addressing core wounds and reaching limitless possibilities, to living an extraordinary life. David’s passion for synthesising Eastern and Western approaches to spiritual wellbeing, has seen him immersing himself in the biblical tradition as a monastic, studying Western Naturopathic Medicine and Buddhist / Taoist Healing under three living masters － Master Chen in China, Grand Master Mantak Chia (Time magazine’s top 100 most spiritually influential living people) in Thailand and Ajahn Brahm (one of the world’s foremost masters of meditation) in Australia.