Feelings and emotions are two related concepts that are often confused due to them being similar in nature.
Feelings mean anything that can be experienced via touch, smell, sight or any other sensory organ.
“Emotion” describes psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states.
Emotions are Energy in Motion. Emotions are our innate guidance system, showing us when we are on track towards creating a life of purpose and meaning.
When we listen and take heed, emotions can empower us to better navigate our life’s circumstances and challenges.
Unfortunately, most of us are cut off from feeling our emotions, and end up suppressing them.
We often do not know what our emotions are, and may even Numb Out.
Here are some cliff notes are understanding what your emotions are trying to tell you.
Anger: A boundary has been crossed. What boundary needs to be maintained or restored?
Fear: Intuition is alerting you to the world around you. It puts you on alert. sometimes in hyper mode.
What action or education is required?
Sadness: Occurs when we need to restore flow to our psyche and system when a “death” of some sort has occurred.
Death of a thought system, lifestyle or loved one. What must be mourned or released?
Depression: A person can feel lost, misunderstood, out of place, with a sense of not belonging anywhere. A feeling of meaningless can come when we have lost our connection to ourself and to the Divine.
Where has the energy gone? Who might be draining me?
From a spiritual perspective, there are only two emotions: Love or Fear.
Most of the time we are stuck on the fear emotions of anger, grief, sadness, depression or hatred.
Love is allowance of Whatever IS.
To be happy with whatever comes, is a form of “everyday enlightenment”.
Happiness is not ready made or can be bought or borrowed, rather it must be created from our own thoughts and actions. Since Happiness is the aim and purpose of our life, we must learn to release the troubling emotions so there is space for happiness and peace.
Every emotion can be welcomed, felt and breathed through. This is how to keep an open heart despite life’s heartbreaks and disappointments.
To be able to discover the things and people in life that add to your happiness is a big feat,
and one worth the effort.
This is where a Qualified Coach and Energy Healer can truly make a difference. They can help you sort through the trash and discover your inner treasure.
***My process, Liberate Your Heart, helps you to release trapped emotions in your heart and psyche that may be blocking you from the happiness and success that you deserve.
To live happily is an incredible power of the soul. –Aristotle
Michelle Casto (aka Bright Michelle) is a global leader in consciousness, the creator of Rock Your Destiny Coaching is an Awakening Guide, author, & Energy Alignment Expert.