Cleansing Our Emotions
edited: Friday, October 19, 2001
By Blanca Beyar
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2001
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Learn how cleansing our emotions can lead us to unveil the divinity of our true nature.
When working towards unveiling the magnificent presence of spirit in our lives, many of us encounter emotional blocks that are powerfully rooted deep within our souls. Much as we try to move beyond these painful negative emotions, we oftentimes become frustrated and experience a sense of helplessness. We develop a sense of unworthiness in our goals to develop a deeper spiritual awareness.
What is necessary in order to release our spiritual blocks is a complete cleansing of our emotions. Yet, conducting spiritual cleansing requires of us a deep sense of commitment, an open and forgiving heart as well as an earnest desire to practice lovingly detachment in our relationships.
Our commitment to begin releasing emotional blocks begins with a humble recognition that every circumstance that presents itself in our lives offers us an opportunity to remember our divine identity—a divine entity that recognizes we are all inter-connected—we are all smaller parts of the greater source. Raising this truth to our consciousness allows us to:
· Recognize the gifts in our life’s experiences
· Display a forgiving heart to all those who touch our lives
Once we have aligned ourselves with our divine truth, we can begin to compassionately go within and release the emotional blocks that have kept us from experiencing spiritual bliss. Our next step is to begin to identify emotional blocks. Hidden emotions often disguise themselves as:
Resentment, anger and feelings of betrayal
Insecurities, feelings of unworthiness and rejection
Dishonesty and manipulation
Spiritual cleansing requires of us to go deeply within and release any negative emotions we are harboring for others or ourselves. A simple yet powerful exercise that can greatly facilitate this process is that of writing letters. In releasing our hidden emotions by exercising the art of writing, we enforce the creative action of expression. By composing letters that are expressive of our hidden emotions we allow ourselves to bring these crippling feelings to the surface of our consciousness; we become aware of residue that keeps us from experiencing our divine nature.
Once you are done completing letters of emotional release, it is not necessary to give them to the individuals who have induced negativity in your life. The simple act of writing, along with your commitment to develop a deeper spiritual awareness of these emotions is all that necessary to begin transforming your life.
Along with a continual commitment to develop spiritual awareness, we should also learn how to practice lovingly detachment. Lovingly detachment, used in this context, does not imply we should not express compassion for others or offer them a comforting shoulder. Lovingly detachment asks of us to honor the individualized spiritual growth of all humanity—recognizing that all circumstances in life offer us the opportunity for spiritual awareness. Lovingly detachment, then, reminds us that we should express compassion for others as well as love without becoming emotionally attached to the circumstances or appearance of life. We offer our unconditional love and support but we do not allow the emotional negativity of others to weigh us down. We recognize with humbleness that in order for us to experience the full spectrum of our divinity, we must stay focused on experiencing life from a positive perspective; unraveling the gifts in our life’s circumstances, no matter what the appearances.
When we strive to practice lovingly detachment, when we learn how to display an open and forgiving heart and dedicate ourselves to revealing the essence of our spirit, our lives are richly transformed to manifest the radiance of all the things we desire. Our lives begin to radiate the purity of spirit and our emotions become a declaration of who we really are.
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|Reviewed by Hiren Shah
|Very interesting article. From a management perspective as well, I had read somewhere that the mind never gets tired. It’s our emotions that make us tired. The mind can work with equal efficiency at the end of eight hours as at first provided we manage our emotions well.
You must have heard of “ Prevention is better than cure”. My submission is that why allow emotions to get clogged in the first place rather than managing them later in the manner you have suggested. For instance, a father wanted his child to wash hands. What would other wise have been a conflicting situation was resolved when he took the child to his doctor friend, showed what germs were under the microscope and further showed a video film on what happens when germs take over. The child was so perturbed that he resolved there and then to wash hands off his own free will. This is what I call getting willing co-operation instead of grudging submission which would have been the case if it were forced on him. You need correct and relevant information to resolve such situations proactively and that to my mind is real spirituality.
Where unconditional support is concerned, we in India say “ Be in the world not of it”. Its like meeting passengers on a train. Just as one does not become attached to the passengers one encounters on a train, one should not get attached to anything in life but its easier said than done.
|Reviewed by Brenda Vasques
|Great article...very inspiring|