February 25th, 2010 September 6th, 2015
To receive divine grace involves the surrender of our minds, fears, and physical and mental suffering of what we believe to be reality or truth to divine grace in whatever form it comes.
Creation is light and shadows both . . . Without suffering he (man) scarcely cares to recall he has forsaken his eternal home. Pain is a prod to remembrance. The way to escape is through wisdom. Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
Yogananda, an Indian yogi, introduced the Western world to meditation and Kriya yoga for self-realization.
In his commentary on The Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu Bible, Yogananda explains the way to achieve liberation, which also means freedom from suffering. Yogananda talks about freedom in a spiritual way. I will interpret the same three methods as a way to overcome emotional suffering and emotional pain and receive divine grace, finally.
April 14th, 2015
Emotions and Feelings: What is the Difference?
While it takes around 300 milliseconds for you to become aware of a disturbing event, the amygdalae react to it within 20 milliseconds! Sadly, the knee-jerk responses of these organs cause you to overreact to the world around you.
First of all, thoughts, conscious or subconscious, trigger emotions. We could look at emotions in another way as intense thought or e-motion – energy in motion.
Consider emotions as psychological and related to the mind.
Feelings, on the other hand, can be either psychological or physiological. For Example:
Psychological: a feeling of calmness, happiness or peace.
Physiological: A feeling of hunger, thirst or tiredness.
Emotions and Feelings: What is the Difference?
People often use the terms emotions and feelings to mean the same. Having feelings often translates into having an emotional experience. This creates confusion.
Emotions occur as the brains reaction to an event, internal or external. For example, if you see someone you love your brain releases hormones like dopamine and oxytocin. If for instance, you experience a win which makes you feel good then your brain releases adrenaline and dopamine.
On a different note, in situations of fear or stress cortisol floods our brain. We want to protect ourselves and go into responses of fight, flight, freeze (shut down) or agree with someone to appease them.
Emotions: In summary, our brain, releases specific hormones which activate specific emotions.
Feeling: Next when the hormones hit our blood stream our body and organs react and we feel our heart beating faster or our breathing changes etc. We feel more energy – excitement or less energy – a drain of energy – fatigue. Think of feelings as the awareness of sensations in your body triggered by an emotional event.
What is an Emotion?
First an emotion occurs then we feel the emotion through physical sensations in our bodies.
Emotions are reactions to outer circumstances. Emotions are not caused by someone else, but by the thoughts you think and judgements you hold true: My partner loves me (good); my partner does not love me (bad).
Emotions originate in the part of the brain known as the amygdala or emotional brain.
Emotions of anger and fear assisted us, originally at the dawn of humanity, to survive threats of danger. The amygdala responds to internal or external danger signals.
These emotional reactions have been coded into our DNA. We no longer have saber tooth tigers chasing us instead we have bosses triggering ancient age anger and fear and our bodies respond in similar patterns of fight or flight.
Emotion from Latin “emovere” means to agitate or move. Emotion from Old French “emouvir” refers to stir up.
What is a Feeling?
Feelings follow emotions. Feelings result as reactions to emotions based on previous beliefs and experiences like for example: I am worthy of love; I am unworthy of love.
Think of feelings as the awareness of sensations in your body triggered by an emotional event.
Examples of feeling sensations in the body: Contraction and Expansion, Hot and Cold, Pressure, Lightness and Heaviness, Hardness and Softness, Tingling, Sharp pains, or Numbness.
Body sensations may be pleasant, or unpleasant such as the warmth of love or the pain of guilt.
Feeling derived from Old English “felan” – to touch or have a sensory experience.
Emotions and Feelings: What is the Difference?
- Happiness: is a feeling.
- Joy: is an emotion.
- Worry: is a feeling.
- Fear: is an emotion.
- Contentment: is a feeling.
- Enthusiasm: is an emotion.
- Bitterness: is a feeling.
- Anger: is an emotion.
- Love: is a feeling.
- Lust: is an emotion.
- Depression: is a feeling.
- Sadness: is an emotion.
Amygdala consist two small almond-shaped masses as part of the limbic system and located in the temporal lobes of the brain. Amygdala also connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus.
The hypothalamus regulates metabolism etc., the pituitary and is also involved in feeling and perceiving something as rewarding: For example; love as a good and worth obtaining more.
The hippocampus attaches memories to the emotions and senses associated with them. For instance: a memory of happiness in nature and link it with the smell of the wild roses.
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August 11th, 2013
What is a Feminine Archetype?
Archetypes are psychological and emotional qualities. A Warrioress Feminine Archetype exhibits the best and highest expression of these energies in a woman. A Warrioress Feminine Archetype stands and fights for the truth.
Warrioress Feminine Archetype:
- Completes Tasks
- Maintains Good Personal Boundaries
- Protects the Innocent and the inner child
Now that you recognize your Warrioress Feminine Archetype would you like to develop more in that Archetype?
June 24th, 2013
The solar flares can break apart old patterns that are no longer needed so new ones can emerge. This can make us feel hyper and exhausted all at the same time. Heather Carlini – Carlini Institute
Scientists now know that the sun’s magnetic field connects with the earth’s magnetic field. Furthermore, solar flares affect each of our electromagnetic fields and thereby our physical, emotional and mental states.
How Do Solar Flares Affect Our Emotions and Consciousness?
The pineal gland remains highly sensitive to changes in magnetic fields such as those produced by increased solar activity. Our pineal gland produces DMT, a chemical closely related to serotonin, which can act as a gateway into higher levels of consciousness.
Russian scientist Tchijevsky found 80% of significant human events occurred during a 5 year period surrounding the peak of solar flares activity.
These significant human events include the breakdown of social structures which no longer serve the greater good of humanity and the evolution of more suitable ones. We can, however, use this increase in creative energy for positive emotional, consciousness growth and social transformation.
On the other hand, while some people may be affected by solar flares in a positive way others react in negative ways. People with repressed and unhealed emotions such as anger and fear, as well as mental health issues, can experience a weakening of their electromagnetic fields because of increased vulnerability.
May 11th, 2013
It appears to be an intelligent field (quantum hologram) in that it responds to the language of coherent human emotion. Gregg Braden; Author & Visionary; The Isaiah Effect
What is a Quantum Hologram or a Oneness Unified Field?
In Star Wars the Force represented, like a Quantum Hologram, a unifying field of intelligent energy – a oneness unified field. May the Force be with you.
Western scientists describe this oneness unified field as being everywhere, present all the time. A religious/spiritual person would call this field Oneness, God or the Divine. Therefore, the Force is with us and around us at all times. Spiritual people experience the Divine also within them at times.
How Can We Use the Unified Field in Our Daily Lives?
If we accept the idea that our outer world reflects all our internal thoughts and feelings, then we have a choice of affecting our lives and the world around us in a positive way.
The challenge exists that we think one way, feel another way and express in yet another way. For example, we feel upset, yet when asked we say, I am fine. Our thoughts, feelings and our actions don’t match up. We lied. How can we have a positive aligned effect in our outer lives when we act out of alignment with our internal state? Gregg Braden calls this an incoherent emotion.
Braden in his quote said that the field/Quantum Hologram responds to the language of coherent human emotion. In other words, our thoughts, feeling and expression/action all align. They represent a consistent and clear expression of our internal state.
Western science has shown that this alignment produces chemical changes in our bodies which extend into our world around us.
For example, if we prayed for the health of a family member, know this person has already healed (hold that intent in our minds), and feel the member healed this creates an alignment, an oneness with the unified field.
Note: When our thoughts, feelings and outer expressions match up, we empower ourselves as a force of positive change in the life of our loved ones and the world.
May 20th, 2012
In the beginning of my work, I matter-of-factly presumed that emotions were in the head or brain. Now I would say they are really in the body and are part of the body. Dr. Candace Pert, Molecules of Emotion
Change Your Emotions
Every time we have a thought, an emotion links to that thought. If our bodies contain our emotions then how do emotions affect our bodies and our health?
Science shows every emotion creates a chemical reaction in our brains, whether positive or “negative.” Emotions stimulate our hypothalamus, a gland at the top end of our brain stem. Chemical signals, neuropeptides, then release into our blood stream which in turn affect our endocrine system, organs and cells.
Did you know negative emotions lock into our cells? When this occurs cells no longer ingest proper nutrition and toxicity increases in our bodies compromising our health.
Research by the Institute of Heart Math found a link between the emotions and our heart. We have a brain in the heart. Heart Math found a magnetic field emitting from the heart 500-5000 times faster than our brains. Thus, this explains why emotions have such a powerful affect. In addition our brain entrains – follows our heart rather than the other way around. So even if you mentally edit your thoughts your emotions continue to affect our body.
Negative emotions affect our heart as well as the rest of our body. Positive emotions, however, increase harmony in our hearts.
August 8th, 2011
Do Solar Flares and Earth Magnetics Affect Our Emotions?
Scientists know solar flares affect and charge the electromagnetic fields of the Earth. We live in as well as link to the electromagnetic field of the Earth. When this field is stable we tend to be more stable. When solar flares intensify our emotional bodies become more unstable and get thrown out of balance.
Aluna Joy Yaxk’in, Center of the Sun explains, Solar flares can make people feel agitated and uneasy and accelerates transformation immensely. Solar flares can break apart old patterns that are no longer needed so new ones can emerge. This can make us feel hyper and exhausted all at the same time.
June 14th, 2011
We all want to feel better? How to achieve this is the question. Two ways towards creating a solid foundation for feeling better or improving our emotional health include making conscious choices and cultivating inner awareness.
If you answer “Yes” to any one of the about questions then take a look at the following.
The 1st step to feeling better involves making a conscious choice to change. Our unconscious choice, which is still a choice, would be to continue to emotionally react wherever the same situations continue to appear in our lives as they always have.
When we make a conscious choice to change – to heal our emotions – this means we decide to start to learn to become responsible for our emotional states. We may be unaware of how to do this at the moment. So we ask the question internally, What is at the core of my emotional pain? Then we forget the question and somewhere at some time the answer will come to us as an inner awareness, something someone says, in a book, attending a seminar, or through therapeutic work, etc..
March 13th, 2011
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Emotional Balance: The Path to Inner Peace and Harmony
40 Gifts Celebrate New Hay House Book by Dr Roy Martina March 15th
Tuesday March 15th is the big launch day of the new English translation of the bestselling book Emotional Balance: The Path to Inner Peace and Harmony by Dr Roy Martina.
Roy Martina is a holistic medical doctor with over 30 years experience helping people tap into their true selves and “cure the incurable” by understanding the connection between emotional balance and dis-ease. He is the author of over 40 books in Dutch and other languages. He has spent the last 25 years studying acupuncture and numerous holistic techniques in order to offer people a profound level of healing, and he has been tireless in his pursuit of methods that work swiftly and effectively to aid the healing process. This work has put him at the leading edge of the holistic and self-help world.
A long-time bestseller in Dutch and other languages, a new English translation of the book has just been released through Hay House Publishers.