Analyze it, they say. Name it, they say. Describe it, really feel into it and get to know it. Next, place it in the category of “good” or “bad,” a “positive” or “negative” emotion. Some even go so far as adding shame to the feeling if it is said to be “negative.” Great, it doesn’t feel good to begin with, so let’s compound that with adding the energy of shame or guilt toward yourself because you’re experiencing something someone once deemed as threatening or “bad.”
We’re also taught that we’re responsible for how we “make” another feel. This provides an outlet for blame and directs responsibility onto another, ultimately giving our power away - just like that. We’re conditioned to become more and more disempowered, to engage in more clever ways in which we constrict ourselves in a subtle way by applying shame and guilt on ourselves and others. We’re told to live through our circumstances because we love being the victim of another’s expression.
I call bullshit on this training; on this conditioning, this way of utilizing our emotional body. Imagine if we empower ourselves and actually take responsibility for how we choose to interpret someone else’s expression. No one can “make” you feel a certain emotion. You’re the one who chooses how to interpret their expression and then gets to assign value and significance to it, which produces you with your emotion. Take note of the definitions and the meaning you’re applying to how someone else is showing up and remember that it doesn’t actually mean ANYTHING until YOU say it does. Let’s recognize that nothing anyone else can say or do has power over us. We are the choosers of our state of being, therefore cultivating our attitude about ourselves. Realize no one else can do that for us, unless we allow them to.
For a moment, let’s drop all of the labels and definitions of what we’ve been taught our experience of emotion to mean.
A sensation of energy. What you’re feeling is simply a vibration. It isn’t meant to be an intricate, confusing map to some golden palace of enlightenment once you “overcome” it or manipulate yourself into suppressing your expression. It’s like a compass and its purpose is to guide you back to your truth and keep you in alignment with the core, true perspective of existence. Through the emotional body, we are exposing more truth; we’re uncovering more of the infinite points of view in which we can see life and interpret the world around us. Approach it with excitement because you can. Each emotion you sense is a powerful tool that reminds you of your connection to the naturally expansive view of existence.
See your expression of the infinite and everyone else’s as equal.