Can Embracing and Understanding Our Emotions Transform Our Spiritual Journey

Can Embracing and Understanding Our Emotions Transform Our Spiritual Journey?


Nurturing Emotional Awareness for Spiritual Growth


Scents are meant for smelling, sounds for listening, and emotions for feeling. Since childhood, we're taught to look at something, taste it, and hear it. Questions like, "Can you hear it? Can you taste it? What do you see?" are familiar. Yet, rarely do we hear the question: Can you feel that emotion that you are experiencing? We aren't taught to feel our emotions and open our hearts to them. But can embracing and understanding our emotions transform our life and spiritual journey?


The Power of Emotions in Shaping Our Human Experience

Emotions are our wonderful companions; they make us human. Imagine a person devoid of any emotions. To me, it conjures an image of a cold, lifeless iceberg. Emotions drive our lives, providing motivation and a sense of purpose.

We welcome positive emotions with open arms, eager to feel them. However, when a negative emotion arises, most of us instinctively fight it. We treat it as an enemy, putting up our defenses. Or, we identify with the emotion, letting it control our words and actions. Facing a strong negative emotion is like standing in the middle of a powerful river current, urging us to flow with it. Surrendering to the current means allowing the emotion to take control. Our task is to quickly reach the riverbank, observing the raging river from a distance.


looking at the river


Choosing Empowerment Over Emotional Struggles

As mentioned earlier, allowing an emotion to completely overwhelm us leads to unpleasant consequences. This is why people argue, resent, mourn, seek revenge, leading to conflicts and wars worldwide. Our emotions have nothing to do with external events, what someone said, or did. They signal that we carry some false belief, often stemming from childhood. Let me illustrate. Suppose your spouse called you "disgusting." Shortly after, you start feeling the surge of negative emotions in your body: your heart races, you feel hot, tears well up, or you sense tightness in your chest. Now, you have a choice. Either let yourself flow with the enticing river, or step onto the shore.

If you choose to flow with the current, you might attack your spouse, shout, criticize, or get offended - all to avoid feeling the pain his comment triggered. Or perhaps you choose the second option, distancing yourself from the emotion (getting to the shore).

First, carefully feel the sensations in your physical body. Then, try to name the emotion you're feeling. Let's say it's anger, and beneath that anger, you notice an immense fear of being unloved. Next, ask yourself when you first felt this emotion in your life. Suddenly, your childhood comes to mind, with busy parents who never had time for you. In that moment, you felt unloved and undervalued. As a small child, you didn't know how to cope with these emotions, and you still carry them within, surfacing from time to time. We've emphasized before that emotions should be felt. An emotion isn't a fact; it's just an emotion. So, allow yourself to feel it, open your heart to it, and give it a place in your heart. Suddenly, you'll notice you feel much lighter. You realize that what your spouse said no longer affects you. He simply touched your unhealed childhood wound. You avoid arguments and may even start feeling compassion for him, recognizing his work-related stress.


The Spiritual Significance of Acknowledging and Channeling Emotions

Everyone experiences negative emotions from time to time, and that's okay. The problem arises when we don't want to feel our emotions and allow them to dominate us. When emotions take over, we're no longer present. At such times, we are susceptible to possession by spirits. We've written on our blog about how and why spirits can possess us when we are under the influence of strong emotions. Here are a few of those articles:


Is Your Emotional State Attracting Negative Spirits? 

The Role Our Thoughts Play at Attracting Spirits 

Understanding Feelings of Guilt and How It Attracts Spirits 


Dear reader, I hope you'll now approach your emotions more attentively, treating them as wonderful advisors caring for your spiritual development and the improvement of your life quality. Always approach yourself with love and compassion. Know that the Universe loves you and always takes care of you.



About the Author:

Marianna oversees the daily operations of The Dr. Wanda Pratnicka Center, skillfully advising staff members on guiding clients through the spirit removal process. Her efforts extend beyond management; she is dedicated to raising awareness about the phenomenon of spirit possession, utilizing various platforms including events, books, and digital media. In her leisure time, Marianna delights in gardening, immerses herself in reading, and explores new natural wonders.


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