The Emotion Body and Emotional Nature – part 1

The following are some points of note regarding the emotional nature.

This article is mostly about the earthly emotions that circulate predominantly through the solar plexus centre.

As contrast helps to clarify, I have included some points of comparison with what I have termed the divine emotions that are expressed through the heart centre.

  1. There are earthly emotions and divine emotions.
  2. Divine emotions are energies that flow down from God or from the oversoul, through the soul and outward through the heart centre to others. These are energies such as love and forgiveness as taught in the New Testament.
  3. Earthly emotions are those emotions that belong to this world of Earth and are associated with living in a physical body and with Earthly living. They are not sustained outside of physical living.
  4. Earthly emotions circulate predominantly through the solar plexus centre. Related emotional energies rise and circulate through the heart centre and express through the sacral centre too. But the solar plexus energies are what this article is focused on.
  5. The divine energies that express through the heart, when they are pure, do not circulate back around and through the heart centre, but flow straight through and out of the heart, not to return.
  6. The emotions of Earth that circulate through the solar plexus centre are essentially energies of self concern.
  7. The divine emotions flow outward through the heart and do not return; they have no concern for self; they are energies of concern for others; they are for other’s sake.
  8. The term “emotions” as I use it, when not qualified in any other sense, refers to the Earthly emotions of self concern, of which this article is mainly about.
  9. These Earthly emotions are felt as emotional reactions to a mental thought or concept. It may seem that emotions are a reaction to something in the physical world, that emotion follows physical, and in a sense that is true, for these emotions are related to the physical world, but only when the mind is aware of or thinks of that physical situation, and so it is the mind that triggers the emotions, even though the emotions are related to physical living. Emotion, though related to the physical world and to physical living, is enabled and triggered by mental awareness or thought.
  10. The mind thinks something like, “Oh that feels nice, I like that”, or it may think, “Hmm, I don’t like that”, and such thoughts of like or dislike are the first stirrings of emotion.
  11. Likes and dislikes, wants and not wants, desires for or against, grow from small ripples and can become powerful drives, which are the emotions, and may be pleasant or unpleasant.
  12. Some common emotions are fear, anger, jealousy, happiness, sadness, and many more, of course.
  13. The emotions are reactionary vibrations or waves within the emotional body which are felt as various types of likes and dislikes, or wants and not wants, preferences for and against, attractions and aversions, desires for and desires against, an aversion or an attraction, feelings good and feelings bad, and are triggered by the mind registering something, an idea, a concept, a physical sensation or physical situation to which we have the initial emotional like/dislike. And from the initial like/dislike grows the fuller emotion in greater volume.
  14. At the inside layer of the emotional body where it contacts the mental body is where the emotions first stir as a like or a dislike, and are here at their most subtle.
  15. As the emotional movement progresses outwardly through the emotional body towards the physical body, the emotional movement picks up force and momentum, similar to ripples from a pebble thrown in a pond increasing in bandwidth as they travel towards the bank.
  16. At the outside layers of the emotional body where it contacts the physical body is where the emotions are most coarse and powerful and here they effect upon the physical body and are felt as both emotions and physical feelings or sensations.
  17. Like a small stone thrown into the centre of a pond, the ripples travel from the inside to the outside of the pond, and are first narrow and become wider as they more outward. Similarly, the emotional body is first stirred at its innermost part where it reacts with partiality one way or another towards something mentally registered, and as the ripples of partiality run outward through the emotional body they become less fine and more coarse, and more noticeable as a pleasant or unpleasant emotion, until they reach the physical body where they are felt as physical feelings associated with that particular emotion.
  18. The emotional body is shaped like the physical body. And like the physical body, the emotional body has its own circulation system whereby it is energised. As the blood circulates through and is energised by the united organ of the heart and lungs, so emotional substance circulates through and is energised by the solar plexus centre.
  19. The mechanism of the circulation of emotional energy through the solar plexus centre will be dealt with when we cover the mechanism of the circulation of thought through the head centre, for the circulation of emotion is tied to the circulation of thought, and the circulation of thought is tied to the scale of values which are condensed and stored in the heart, but initially judged and put there by the head. And so the emotional, mental and foundational bodies and their respective centres work together, like the organs of the abdomen, chest and head work together.
  20. In their own plane the emotions can be envisaged as arranged as segments within a circle, and in opposing emotional pairs positioned opposite to one another. Like a bicycle wheel with many spokes laying on its side, and the gap between each adjacent spoke is filled with a particular emotion, and towards the centre of the wheel the emotions are at their weakest, and towards the wheel’s rim the emotions are strongest. And in opposing spokes of the wheel on each side of its centre are emotions that are opposite to each other. And directly above the centre of the wheel there hangs a pendulum. And the pendulum can swing into any segment of the wheel, which is an emotion.
  21. The swing of one emotion sets ready – in direction and extent – a swing for the opposite emotion. And so we experience emotions in pairs of opposites, for every like is a dislike, for every good feeling is a bad feeling, in potential even if not experienced yet.
  22. And by these emotional swings we zigzag forward, for the emotional world like the physical world is a teaching ground. But the true progression of the soul is between the extremes and upward at a right angle.
  23. The pairs of opposing emotions are due to the liquid like nature of emotional substance/energy, which tends to slosh and swirl when stirred.
  24. The substance of the emotional body tends to slosh and swirl about like water that is sloshed and stirred in a bucket. And like water, the natural state of the emotional body if left undisturbed is to become calm.
  25. Water clings to itself and drags and pushes itself in its course to settle, and so when contained within a body and if disturbed, water tends not to settle straight down again but to continue swirling for a while, or to slosh one way then back the other way, according to how it was disturbed, until it settles.
  26. Like water, emotional substance carries momentum, which is the residue of force applied, and so it sloshes one way then the other, and swirls around. But with familiarity with the medium and with practice, we can control the emotional body as required.
  27. So we see that the arrangement of the emotions as opposing each other like opposing spokes in a wheel laying flat and the weaker emotions towards the centre and stronger towards the outside, and a pendulum swinging over them, is not due to the emotions being structurally arranged like that in nature, but rather is due to the innate qualities of the emotional substance that produces a behaviour in the emotional medium that is similar to water.
  28. Water and emotion are of the same spiritual element, which is the element called water, and of which water as we are most familiar is the material manifestation or the outer material body of the spiritual element that is called water.
  29. The nature of water when upon a surface is to flow downward and swing and swirl horizontally towards its settlement rather than to simply fall down and stop. Emotions being of the element water behave likewise.
  30. The individual’s emotional body is derived from the substance of the planet’s emotional ocean, that is, from the planet’s surrounding layer or sphere of emotional substance, just as the physical body is derived from the substance of the planet’s physical plane or sphere.
  31. The individual’s emotional body behaves firstly, according to the laws of the natural emotional substance of which it is derived, and which is watery, with its ability to maintain momentum following applied force, its drag effect upon itself, its sloshing one way then the other way, and its circulating or swirling; and secondly and within the bounds of the laws of its substance, the emotional body behaves according to the individual’s programming and conditioning of it.
  32. The physical, emotional and mental planes (or spheres) of the planet Earth can be likened to earth, water and air.
  33. The emotions are divisions and subdivisions of the survival instinct. The primary emotional swing is the desire to live, paired with the desire to avoid death. From and within this first emotional swing, come the sub-swings associated with bodily requirements for living such as desires for air, water, food and shelter, paired with their opposite swings of desires to avoid the deprivations of such life sustaining requirements.
  34. Within each and every emotional swing exist divisions, or further emotional sub-swings between particular circumstances and sub-circumstances, particular types and flavours of foods, particular comforts and discomforts, types of shelters, types of styles and decorations for those shelters, all manner of paired likes and dislikes, wants and not wants, desires for and desires against, emotional preferences one way or another, emotional polarities within polarities, divisions within divisions, layer after and within layer of emotional preferences becoming finer and finer, potentially down to the smallest degree of distinction the individual can perceive.
  35. The first layers of emotion being emotional reactions to primary survival requirements, then dividing and subdividing through multiple layers of physical comforts and preferences, down to the countless emotional preferences associated with bodily preferential living.
  36. Emotional reactions are of pleasant or unpleasant sorts. They are categories of various types of feeling good or feeling bad, liking or disliking, wanting or not wanting, desires for or against.
  37. Emotional reactions of a particular type and pattern, band and blend together, become a collective force; become a mood, which is a general emotional state.
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2 Responses to The Emotion Body and Emotional Nature – part 1

  1. John In Motiondoe says:

    Please don’t get emotional over this response, but now’s not really the time to make it watered down. Okay, so it’s advisable to hold your anticipational wild horses’ neighs due to the momentum this mother lode carries. All right now, here goes; another good one, and one for me to read several more times to process. Thanks for continuing to write the articles.

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