Using the Imagination to Cope with Emotions

Her fingers shook as she raised the black clove cigarette to her cracked lips. The golden light as she lit the clove created a patchwork of dancing light and shadows, revealing deep wrinkles in the skin of her face. Soon she began to speak as the smoke poured out from her lips in puffs. “I want toContinue reading “Using the Imagination to Cope with Emotions”

Breathing & Allowing

Fear is an emotional state of being. When we allow our fears (anger, jealousy, sadness, shame, etc) to run their course through us, we become free from them in that moment and the moments that follow. Breathing through the experience while feeling the emotions allows us to come to a place of peace after theContinue reading “Breathing & Allowing”

Each moment offers a unique opportunity

  When presented with a situation that brings about unwanted emotions, we can choose to deny what we’re feeling. We can also choose to dive headlong into the emotions. If we are fully present during the dive and we allow the emotions to lead the way, we can heal the current suffering as well asContinue reading “Each moment offers a unique opportunity”

Feeling it to heal it

Stuff it. Don’t feel it. Shut down the factory. Only one emotion allowed: happiness. Smile. Laugh. But for God’s sake, don’t fucking get angry or cry. Buck up, soldier. There’s a war. Against what you feel. Against what you want. Against what you know. Against you, your-self. Strap on your boots and march. Only happyContinue reading “Feeling it to heal it”

Spiritual, and yet still human.

The belief that spiritual people are somehow more human than human and free from experiencing fear, anger, jealously, sadness or guilt keeps us all from obtaining higher levels of enlightenment. Able to see the bigger picture, and yet laden by unexpressed fear; myopic. Able to send love and prayers to the Earth and its inhabitants,Continue reading “Spiritual, and yet still human.”

Spiritual Blocks

For each bit of me that wants to move forward through the process of my journey of self-discovery, there are times when there is an ounce-per-ounce bit of anti-desire that resists each step. While there are times when my feet are light and I am able to move by leaps and bounds, there are otherContinue reading “Spiritual Blocks”

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