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Experiential notes on emotions, feelings, thinking and States of Being

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

Experiential notes:


Emotions

The expression of emotions are dependent on, and located within, specific parts of the physical body.


My emotions are really 'reactions' - in that, something stimulates a sharp energetic response in me that is time-dependent. These reactions are so powerful, so automatic, that I seldom see them, and a slave to wherever they take me. Remove the stimulation, or allow time to pass, and the reaction subsides or withdraws, leaving me with the aftermath of their impact.


Where do these reactions come from? What is their genesis? How does it relate to the body? What is the 'taste' of these experiences that can give direction to my inner work?


Feelings

The expression of my feelings are dependent on, and located within specific 'States of Being' - a consciously induced, collected connection of the contents of consciousness. Unfortunately, I am mostly in a State of unconscious, uncollected, disconnection.


My feelings seem to be an indwelling of 'higher qualities of energy', finer vibrational material - in that, a more collected State of Being enables greater inflow of these energies that, while requiring the physical body to be contained, are not located within any specific part but suffused throughout the whole.


The taste of feelings are not time-dependent like emotions that come and go. The quality of the energy of feelings, when the specific State of Being abates, leaves a lingering trace, a residual effect, that subtly infuses my entire life.


How does a different State of Being attract or invite these energies? The State of Being appears to be quite 'separate' from the physical body - yet both are related - How?


Thinking

The expression of my thoughts are dependent on the spectrum of emotions and feelings.


My thoughts are really subtle energetic 'entities' that move, associatively, at the speed of light. Almost always, I do not direct my thoughts, they direct me.


If connected to emotions, my thoughts are powered and captured by their reactionary energy - I am consumed by only one line of reasoning, often at a very low level. If connected to feelings, my thoughts can take on new dimensions, moving from analysis of concepts to relationship of contents - my horizon expands, my vantage point is raised.


State of Being

When the body, feelings and thoughts are all connected, related, and in a more 'wholesome' State of Being, mediated through intentional contact and sustained energetic sensations, new perspectives open, new feelings emerge, and new ways of living in the body appear.


My aim is to try, as best I can, to sustain this State under all conditions - then, perhaps, I can live as one whole.


What effort is needed to connect and relate, to bring about a different orientation? Where do I begin in myself? What help do I need?

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matthew 6:5-8 KJV

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