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Chapter 3

SPIRITUAL EMOTIONS.



Spiritual Emotions

Our spiritual nature generates spiritual emotions that include love, mercy, kindness, truth and justice.  When we are spiritual we feel clean, beautiful, and worthy. We express tenderness and caring. These emotions spring from the beautiful love within us.

When these emotions are present and there is an intent to move closer to God through the soul, the soul moves up the spiritual ladder towards God. Spiritual emotions may seem remote or hard to discern within ourselves, but others can easily pick up on them.

Spiritual emotions contrast to our earthy emotions. Instead of love and doing things for other people, our earthy emotions are self centered and often hurt other people.

Emotions

Emotions are simple thought-forms that felt instead of being heard. One can cultivate the ability to reason with emotions so that they are acknowledged and understood. Then you can simply watch an emotion and help it fade into a spiritual emotion.

Spiritual emotions come from the soul instead of the self.  The self calls for action, but the soul acknowledges a higher path.  Spiritual emotions change the self instead of acting out in the physical world.

With a earthy emotion such as anger, you identify with the emotion and acknowledge that you angry so you get ready to fix the problem perhaps by fighting or escaping.

There are situations where earthy emotions are appropriate, but they can be modulated so they are effective with the minimum of harm.  If a person is attacked verbally or physically, this calls for a measured response, which prevents unpleasantness now or in the future.

By being aware of earthy emotions we can give them a name, identify where they originated and let them burn out.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is defined as being fully present and engaged in the moment, being aware of your thoughts and feelings without being distracted by judging oneself or others.  With mindfulness one can be of service, and not focusing on suffering.

Suffering by itself can burn out.  If your heart is breaking, if you simply acknowledge it as part of the spectrum of possible human conditions. You need not identify with it any longer than necessary.  If you let your heart break, it will start mending.

Lifting yourself with spiritual emotions moves you to another plane of reality where things are a lot better, yet remain real.

Meditation

Since the mind can only think of one thing at the same time, one can change their thinking and distract the mind from thinking idle destructive thoughts. This technique is known as meditation.

There are many forms of meditation, each of which distracts from thinking about the wrong things in life.

You can focus your attention on the breath, or note what is around you. You can visualize yourself on a nice beach, or send loving compassionate thoughts to those you love. You can simple stop thinking and give you mind a rest. Or you can reflect on being grateful.

Once you get skilled at meditation, life itself is mostly a meditation; a life of purpose.

Recommended  books which support many of my ideas.

Feel free to write me if you have questions or comments.

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