Wise Woman Wisdom ...
What Do We Do
With All These Emotions?
by Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls
It is part of being human to experience emotion.
"Before you can inspire with emotion,
you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can
move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them,
you must yourself believe." - Winston Churchill
All things in this manifested reality and beyond have
purpose and meaning. Even emotions have purpose. If
it were not for the emotion of anger, what would motivate
us to change? The emotion of fear freezes us in our
tracks and makes us unable to pursue unknown higher
ground. Even babies and animals feel emotions and it
is a natural element of life. Yet so many people wish
to not have this natural experience.
"The most beautiful thing we can
experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all
true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in
awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
– Albert Einstein
Fear has gripped us so many times that we would rather
close our hearts away in bubble wrap than to take the
chance on feeling anything at all. So many people today
think they are happier in the windless doldrums of life’s
ruts than they might be with their sails full and billowing,
traveling along life’s paths.
But emotions have a reason for being. They are the
tool for manifesting what you want from this world.
When used correctly with knowledge and practice, emotions
become the propellant for abundance, health and peace.
Have you ever seen people in fervent prayer; not just
reciting by rote some words they do not pay attention
to but rather full of emotion and longing? Do you think
that perhaps those prayers have more power than others?
Consider the athlete who is seeking excellence in his
or her sport. They compete with fervor, with excited
anticipation of their victory. Without emotion they
would probably not do as well. Picture the concert pianist
performing his difficult sonata before a large crowd.
He is involved in the music, playing with emotion and
fully absorbed in his craft. These people are using
emotion to be better, more successful, to manifest their
intentions of success, abundance and joy.
But they didn’t just start at the end. The emotions
they use have been honed and stretched, explored and
controlled to work in their favor. And no one can use
emotion to propel their desires if they are not in touch
with themselves emotionally.
The Shamans in South America use emotions constantly.
They laugh at the drop of a hat. Sometimes you cannot
even tell what was so funny; something seen or considered
only by themselves. They feel the energies around them
both positive and negative and feel those energies emotionally.
They go from happy to sad to introspective to outgoing,
flowing through the wide range of emotions they feel
from both inside and from forces around them. They are
highly in tune with the emotional nature of the earth
and its peoples. They could not and would not possibly
consider shutting themselves off from this huge wellspring
of life. And in their learning and growing they also
learn to control these emotions and use them as catalysts
when performing healing rituals or bringing solutions
Emotion is a valuable tool. By adding emotions to our
intentions we attach a rocket booster to our wishes
and hopes. If a healing is needed, intend for that healing
with all the determination you have, sure of the successful
outcome and pray with zeal. The Bible tells us to “pray
without ceasing.” That takes some zeal, doesn’t
it! If success is what you seek, think positive thoughts
with gusto and fervor. Put your back to the grindstone
and push with all your emotional power for that success.
Be expectantly jubilant about the outcome. Know it is
within your grasp.
"We need not be afraid to touch,
to feel, to show emotion. The easiest thing in the world
is to be what you are, what you feel. The hardest thing
to be is what other people want you to be." –
A Shaman journeys into the Inner Worlds with a particular
intent in mind and keeps that intent focused like an
arrow. He goes like a hunter into the forest very aware
of why he is there, with a keen mind and heightened
senses. He calls on his senses to aid him, including
his emotions. He walks carefully on guard against any
negative energies he may encounter. He is excited to
see what he may find. He anticipates a successful outcome
of his journey and he walks in love, always.
Love is the strongest emotion in the universe. It begins
with loving yourself. We do not seem to love ourselves
so much these days. We shut ourselves off from even
that love as we hide behind the safety bunker of not
feeling anything at all. But when you can love yourself,
really know what that means, then you can love others
and not be afraid to stand up and show love for yourself,
for your family and even for strangers. That is when
the power of emotions begins to really be felt. Magic
happens when we reach out to others with the powerful
emotion of love.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious
mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one
day become a reality" - Earl Nightingale
Expressing emotions is natural and necessary to health,
joy and success. Try as one might, the gold medal can
not be attained without emotions. Nurturing positive
feelings and expressing them outwardly takes a wish
and turns it into a promise. Using positive emotions
and feelings as vehicles for intentions will make those
intentions manifest in a sure and powerful way.
Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls has been a practicing Shaman
for over 50 years. She recently received a dispensation
to reach out to those who have a desire to learn about
a Shaman’s path and now offers an ongoing, online
course at www.shamanelder.com. She helps people connect
with their own abilities and re-member their power to
heal themselves and others. This is Shaman Elder’s
goal. Please visit her website at http://www.shamanelder.com
or write her an email for a free consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org
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