I haven’t posted channelings for a little while now due to a few challenging weeks! I am hearing from many of my friends that they too have experienced a very intense time of things and it seems to me that many of us are going through changes in various areas of our lives. The details are different, but the process is very much the same. Change definitely seems to be happening intensively in our lives right now and I have come to the understanding that we are in the midst of the deep healing – getting to the roots of what we still need to heal, resolve and release in our lives. It is all very positive but definitely not an easy process and often intensely uncomfortable – and of course, this is when many emotions come up. This channeled message from Sophia brought through some powerful insights about emotions and their value in our lives:
“Many of you have been feeling sorrow, anxiety and even fear. This is to be expected as you process so many changes in your lives. Emotions themselves are not negative, and when they are acknowledged and allowed to flow in healthy ways, they can be powerful catalysts to growth. Emotions arise from the ability to feel through your heart and they carry the messages of the Soul. It is only when the emotions are blocked, denied or misdirected that they become negative and move from being a creative energy to a destructive one. Emotions themselves do not create problems – it is what you choose to do with them that determines what they will become and what the outcome will be.
To be able to sit with your feelings and emotions, and be present with them, is a powerful way to access the messages from your Soul. Your emotions arise from the Soul and if these are allowed to flow and be experienced through the Heart Chakra, they serve to open you to the insights and inherent wisdom of your Soul. Instead of reacting to your emotions, try to be present with them, simply allowing them and feeling them without judgment. This is not easy to do when emotions are uncomfortable as your natural tendency is to escape what you perceive as pain or discomfort.
Your reactions to emotions tend to be based on the Root Chakra energy of survival, or the desire for gratification located in the Sacral Chakra. Your reaction if moving through these chakras will then be to escape, deny, suppress or evade your emotions. At other times you may respond through your Solar Plexus Chakra where your reaction to emotions will be focused on analyzing, rationalizing, justifying, projecting or transferring anything that is perceived as threatening to your mental ideas about yourself or others. These are reactions that occur to escape discomfort or pain and this occurs largely because a judgment has been made about your emotions and feelings.
Most of you have grown up in a society that prizes the logical, rational mind and regards emotions as a sign of weakness. Your modern cultures treat emotions with deep suspicion, fear and mistrust and the prevailing pattern is to dismiss and deny emotions and feelings. This diminishes their value and power as a creative energy which in turn causes them to be suppressed or denied and results in emotions becoming destructive. Remember that emotions are energy and energy must flow in order to remain in balance. When emotions are judged as right or wrong, good or bad, and so on, this is when blockage and imbalance begins to occur.Let me remind you again – emotions are energy and it is in fact what you choose to do with this energy that determines whether it will be positive or negative, creative or destructive.
Energy always needs to flow in order to be healthy and it also needs to be balanced in its flow – neither too weak nor too forceful, neither too wild nor too controlled – and this is true of emotions too. This healthy balance can only be achieved when you are able to allow emotions and be present with them without judgment. Reaction can then be transformed into response as your emotions are moved beyond the lower three chakras and directed through the Heart Chakra where they can be felt, experienced and understood through the wisdom of compassion, empathy and unconditional love.
The insights and knowings that arise from the emotions as they are allowed to flow through the Heart Chakra become inspiration which can then be expressed through the upper chakras. This is when your emotions become a powerful creative energy and you experience the merging of Spirit and matter, body and Soul – the experience of inner alchemy can occur. When inspiration is expressed or acted upon, energy is shifted and manifested into the physical plane where it can take form. This is an act of creation and it is always seeded first within a feeling, within the emotions. Perhaps you will now see the true power of your emotions and feelings, and how they can be harnessed to support you in becoming a conscious co-creator.
Your feelings and emotions are messages from your Soul and your heart has the ability to hear these messages, the innate intelligence to understand them and the wisdom to choose how to act upon them. Be present in your heart, become consciously heart-centered and open to inspiration as this is your true essential nature – you are all Divine Souls and Co-Creators.” ~ Sophia (channeled message)
As we have just passed through a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio this past weekend, many of you may have had emotions surfacing strongly and this is likely to continue for the next week or two. This can certainly be a powerful time to explore your emotions and hear the inner messages coming through from your Soul. How are you feeling right now, what are your emotions telling you and how will you choose to express them? I would love to hear your experiences so please feel free to share them here.
©Juanita McKenzie 2012
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