WATER/THE EMOTIONS

 

Like the rain moves from Sky down to Earth

Water brings Consciousness back down into Physicality.

 

She is Autumn (also known as Fall) segueing from summer’s life spurt to winter’s dormancy.

It’s time to talk about our feelings. We don’t trust our Emotions. They cloud our judgment. Worse than that, they’re responsible for our most reprehensible behavior, for the majority of the things we wish we had never said or done.

Things we would never have said if we weren’t so angry, hurt, excited, fearful or (worst of all) in love.
We want to control our Emotions and we cannot. That’s because our awareness is in the Mind and the Mind sees only one side of the equation

 

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She is the sunset and evening. She’s the realm of dreams where consciousness is assimilated and woven into memory. And after deep sleep, She stirs the dormant seed of awareness through dreams, reconnecting memory and Mind as it makes its way back into Consciousness.

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As part of both our physical and mental arenas our Emotions play the essential role of integrating our inner and outer worlds.

While we’re awake, our thoughts and feelings about those thoughts are separate. We are still in duality, but as we leave consciousness and enter the sleep cycle, the Emotions assimilate the data we remember about that day with our Emotional reaction to it, creating one complete memory.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a situation that arises when what we’ve seen, heard and felt cannot be put through this process. Time and time again the Emotions try to assimilate the experience into the rest of the “fabric” of our lives, 

but it is too abhorrent, too at odds with whom we are as human beings to be integrated. The failure results in the repeated nightmares so familiar to sufferers of post traumatic stress.

Post-traumatic
stress disorder is
a situation that arises
when what we’ve seen,
heard and felt cannot be
put through this process.

Time and time again
the Emotions try
to assimilate
the experience
into the rest of the
“fabric” of our lives, 

but it is too abhorrent, too at odds with whom we are as human beings to be integrated. The failure results in the repeated nightmares so familiar to sufferers of post traumatic stress.

The Emotions are the psycho-soma connection in terms of physical health. When the sleep process does manage to integrate trauma, it allows it to become part of our Body’s consciousness. This is especially true for children because they have yet to become fully dualistic.

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The consciousness of their Minds and bodies is still interconnected. If there’s something the Mind can’t handle it becomes part of the Body’s consciousness, often erupting sooner or later as physical ailment.

The way Emotions function internally can be understood by observing the Element of Water as it moves from liquid to clouds to rain in the atmosphere.

While we’re awake, our emotions are like a body of water on the earth’s surface. They lie below the threshold of consciousness/sky. As we experience a specific incident, the emotions that are generated are brought into the conscious arena and surround the related thoughts. But as previously stated, only about half of what we experience emotionally actually becomes conscious.

 

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So, as the day progresses, all that unconscious material is building up, the way clouds build in the atmosphere. Eventually there is so much unconscious material, we 'fall unconscious'.

 

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Falling asleep is like the clouds beginning to rain, sending our thoughts and Emotions down to the Earth (our Bodies).

As we slip below consciousness, the Emotions assimilate the data our Minds collected into the vast ocean of the collective unconscious. And the Mind is snuffed out like a match tossed into a puddle.

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Our antagonistic relationship between Mind and Emotions is due to the fact that we don’t have conscious control over them. That’s because we are barely conscious of them. When you are not conscious of some part of you, it doesn’t eliminate it. It’s still part of you. It just gives it autonomy. That is the cause of the problems with our Emotions.

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Were our Minds and Emotions to work together, we would see an incredible transformation in both inner and outer worlds. There’s a good possibility that the ‘awareness’ that once resided in our bodies, and gradually moved into our Minds, could now be moving again, this time to reside in our Emotions.