What does it mean to ‘feel your feelings’ and not become the emotions? Does it mean that you just observe your feelings and evaluate their consequences? Does it mean that you allow them to be what they are; by-products of you and not you? Or does it mean that you simply observe them, evaluate them, accept them as they are and let them go? The latter is definitely the choice.
When you identify more with the knowing of your spirit than the believing of your ego, you can make proactive choices AFTER you observe, evaluate, accept and discharge your feelings. Feelingsare the emotive force that drives action based on intent. They are the pre-cursor to all behavior.
If you want to display behaviors that contribute to the growth and expansion of yourself and everyone, then you need to understand what your feelings are and from whence they came.
Initially, they are reactions to environmental stimuli that are processed by the ‘fight or flight’ sections of your brain in order to effect self-survival. These feelings come from your observations filtered through your belief system that create perceptions, or electro-chemical copies, of the dualistic ‘reality’. In this perceived dualistic reality we all live and carry out the functions in our lives.
Subsequently, we can ‘choose’ to harness certain feelings to ‘proact’ toward unfolding our Divine purpose in Divine order. Who and what we are is beyond allemotions. Emotions ARE a by-product of our psycho-physical beings and are NOT our beings per se. When we immerse ourselves into our emotions, we can begin to ‘feel’ that we are these emotions more than whom and what we truly are.
This, in essence, is losing the greater perspective of the fact that we are the co-creators of our experiences and that it is up to us to ‘balance’ the yearnings of our ego with the desires of the Divine. It is in this balance that we come to understand that no matter what feelings we ‘feel’ that they are coming from us and that they are NOT us!
We are the masters of our own destinies and it is up to us to be that which we were created to be. Too many people live their lives as being their emotions more than being the beautiful child of the Most High that they already are.
Identify more with the Spirit of God than the ego in order to balance out your needs, wants, desires and expectations. Be ye therefore balanced! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)