THE EMOTIONS CHART
THAT HIDE THE
TISSUE & FLUID
THAT CARRY THE
THAT CARRY THE
FORCES AND FEELINGS
THE ENERGY OF EMOTIONS
Why do I think emotions are energy? First because we experience them moving through us with the motion of a wave - the way energy moves. (Think about the last time you felt terrified or tremendously excited, became enraged, felt deeply hurt or fell madly in love.) And second because we can sense what someone else is feeling virtually instantaneously - which is how we experience light, gravitation and the subtler pulls of the strong and weak nuclear forces.
This brings us to the question of what is energy. Physicists have an excellent answer to this question: energy is that which does work. What work, then, do the energies flowing in our bodies which we call "emotions" do? All the fundamental work of being human and perhaps of life itself.
Human beings - and perhaps all living matter - must do four things over and over again in order to survive. We must:
Perceive - take in information
Perform - act in response to information
Comprehend - put information into context, based on our actions
Connect - communicate and share information with our environment
For each of these activities we have two closely related emotions: one for safety and one for danger. That is to say one gives us the energy to do the activity when we are safe and one gives us the energy to do it when we are in danger. The chemicals that cause these paired emotions are very close to each other molecularly, are manufactured in sites that are very close to each other physically and lock onto the same receptors on the surface of a cell.
The members of each pair also feel quite similar to each other and activate and are experienced in the same body tissues and fluids.
The emotions that allow us to PERCEIVE - to take in information - are EXCITEMENT and FEAR. In safety we perceive with excitement - in danger we take in information with fear.Both give us an electromagnetic sensation flowing up and down our spinal column. Where there is a difference is in the direction in which our bodies want to move. With excitement there is a pulling forward in the spine; with fear a pulling back.
The emotions that allow us to PERFORM - to act in response to the information we have taken in - are DESIRE and ANGER. In safety our desire pulls us forward towards what we want (and also brings it towards us in a gravitational effect we often call "synchronicity.") In danger our anger gives us the ability to act to defend ourselves and automatically directs us to the best defense: stand, fight, run or hide. With desire there is a pulling forward in the upper part of the body; with anger a pulling back.
The emotions that allow us to COMPREHEND - to understand the information by putting it into the context of what we already know - are SATISFACTION and PAIN. When the action we have taken with our desire or our anger brings us what we want we get to a new level of understanding with the feeling of satisfaction which organizes the information upon which we have acted. When the action fails to bring us what we want or to protect us we understand the consequences - the loss - with the feeling of pain. With satisfaction there is a feeling of the body lifting up; with pain of sinking down.
The emotions that allow us to CONNECT - to share what we understand with others - are LOVE and NEED. When we are safe we reach out to connect, to share who we are and what we know with the energy of love. When we have experienced loss or continue to be in danger we reach our with our need for the help and information of others. With love there is a feeling of the body widening at the sides; with need of pulling in.
THE EMOTIONS CHART, continued
FORCE FIELD OF
WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL ENERGY
Once you familiarize yourself with the fundamental emotions and how they operate in the body the navigation of your own anatomy becomes a healing journey.
You start by locating a place in your body where there is pain or discomfort. Then go through that place tissue by tissue - i.e. nerves, muscles, bone, bone marrow. Wherever you feel you can't connect energetically will tell you what emotion is blocked there - fear if you can't connect to your nerves, anger if you can't connect to your muscles, pain if you can't connect to your bones and need if you can't connect to your bone marrow.
The next step is to bring up the emotion and the suppressed memory to which it belongs. You can do this by bringing the associated fluid to the tissue - cerebrospinal fluid to the nerves, blood to the muscles, lymph to the bones or synovial fluid to the bone marrow. Another method is to do a repeated eye movement in a specified direction. If fear is missing move them up and down under closed eyelids. For anger move them side to side. For pain upper left to lower right. For need upper right to lower left.
Then as you feel the energy of the emotion moving through the tissue see what images or sensations come to you and how old you feel. This should open the door to the memory you need to uncover which will in turn guide the body to do what it should have done at the time but couldn't.
Julie Motz's theory of an emotional universe