Moreover, energy that is generated from these flowing emotions is necessary for the creation of higher states of consciousness. So you actually need the energy from emotions to grow spiritually. I hear a lot of rhetoric about transcending the body and lower emotions to then assume a leap to higher spiritual states. This tone tends to shame and make wrong so-called lower emotions and attempts to rid a person of what is there to be claimed as life energy. There is no getting rid of emotions. There is only transformation by allowing your humanity and accepting your feelings, and in so doing, creating a flow of energy that supports grounded spiritual growth.
It’s not about transcending the body. It’s not about saying anger is unacceptable therefore needs to be gotten rid of. Rather, it is about embracing and learning from what emotions are there to teach you and how that reveals the choices you are making.
You were given your body as a vehicle, as a tool for growth. In a perfect Universe, why would something be created just to be negated?
Chakra Basics – If you have had no previous exposure to the term, chakras (sanskrit: wheel or disk) are bands or centers of concentrated life-force energy located at 7 points from the base of your torso to the top of your head. Your personal growth throughout life is also connected to the development of the Chakra system in a somewhat linear fashion. Firstchakra governs basic survival needs of food, shelter, belongingness and so on. Second Chakra is your connection to emotions, experience, and the relationship to things outside of yourself, including other people. Third chakra supports your sense of who you are as an individual. Fifth chakra is connected to your self-expression. Sixth is your intellect and intuition. Seventh is your connection to higher consciousness and to the Universe or God.
The fourth chakra is the neutral point between your upper three and lower three chakras and governs the interplay between them -- merging divine wisdom, intuition, intellect and expression with energy of manifestation, experience of passion, connection, and who you are becoming as a sacred individual.
Development of feelings in your nervous system.
The programming of your nervous system began in the womb and continued mainly during your childhood. This programming took place through the flow of emotions and the interplay between emotions and chakras in response to stimuli. Each chakra’s development is governed by a dominant emotional experience and need. First chakra emotional needs are safety, security, being wanted, loved and welcomed into life. Second chakra needs are about being supported and nurtured as your awareness of the world around you grows. As you discover your relationship to things outside of yourself, you develop more feelings. Your need here is to feel supported and that you have permission to explore freely without shame. Third chakra emotional needs are about feelings that come with independence – your own preferences, likes, dislikes and the discovery of who you are for yourself and for others. If these feelings aren’t nurtured and are possibly shamed, unmet needs, or blocks in the flow of feelings, develop early on. Buried emotions never die.
In re-discovering where emotional blocks occur for yourself – mainly by identifying which emotions you suppress - you can begin to address unmet needs in order to re-ignite growth in your chakras and discover more fulfilling choices. You will also begin to experience being more freely expressed. In future topics, I will address specific emotional needs and how to navigate them. In the meantime, remember, you always benefit from being kind to yourself. To see all subject posts by Edmund K. go here: http://www.biocoreintegration.com/blog.html