Maintaining a Balanced Emotional Body

In light of our world’s current challenges it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed.

Trying to navigate all the changes,  can leave you feeling exhausted and your emotional body out of balance.

When the emotional body is out balance it creates a cycle of that’ll keep you locked in stress and overwhelm.

An ongoing pattern that negatively affects your health, relationships and career.

If you’ve ever found yourself in this cycle it may feel almost impossible to break it…

I found that the Toltec wisdom teachings hold important keys to break this cycle.

You can use this information and put it into practice to maintain a balanced emotional body…enhancing every area your life.

Since you were a small child, you were taught to develop your rational mind…

Most of us were encouraged to be logical and use reasoning and this is a necessary part of growing up.

However, you probably weren’t taught to listen intuitively and use your feelings and emotions in a powerful way.
Feelings are an important part of the human experience. They activate your natural intuition, connect you to your true self, and help guide you.

In The Toltec Teachings by Theun Mares he states:   Life is a feeling. Emotion is our expression of life.”

From the above quote you can see that feelings and emotions are not the same thing.

Feelings come from your inner self or Higher Self.

They are part of your Soul’s guidance system intended to help you navigate life.

Feelings proceed emotions…

Here’s how this works: When you have a thought or an experience, it creates a feeling.Then that feeling ignites an emotion.

There is a small gap or pause between when a feeling arises and when it ignites the emotion.

The gap between feelings and emotions can be very short. With practice and some tools, you can gain a lot more control over your emotions and use them with power.

Emotions in and of themselves are neither good nor bad.  They are an important and very useful part of life on the Earth plane.

Understanding more about emotions will help you handle them skillfully.

There are four principle emotions. All other emotions are a result of one of the principle emotions or some combination of them.

Each principle emotion is expression of a desire.

The Four Principle Emotions and the desires are:
· Anger-the desire to fight
· Fear-the desire to run
· Melancholy-the desire to change
· Joy- the desire to live.

By understanding each of the four emotions you will gain knowledge of yourself…

I’ve broken down how to work with each of the emotions in separate blog posts.  to help  you gain more understanding of the emotional body.

You will be able to use this knowledge to empower yourself as you navigate life.

Making life a bit easier in these uncertain time and break the cycle of overwhelm and stress.


Final note about Maintaining a Balanced Emotional Body:
Everything in our world is inter-connected, interactive and interdependent.
This is true of emotions as well. They do not act independently.

They overlap, and this explains how a feeling can ignite more than one emotion.

For example, a sadness may spark melancholy. Then at the same time you may feel powerless to make a change, prompting anger.
That is why it important to not be too harsh with yourself when working with your emotions.  As you work with and practice using your emotions, it will get easier.

It won’t take long before you are maintaining a balanced emotional body.

NOTE:  Please know that this information is not a substitute for mental or emotional health care.
If you are dealing with depression, deep grief, or anger, please enlist the help of a grief counselor, therapist or doctor.
Remember you don’t have to go it alone. We all need to reach out for help from time to time. Having a professional can help you move through what you’re experiencing more easily