Emotions versus feelings

Emotions versus feelings

Feelings and emotions are worlds apart. Emotions separate you from yourself. Feelings keep you connected to a part of something greater than your emotions can ever achieve.

Feelings and emotions are worlds apart. Emotions separate you from yourself. Feelings keep you connected to a part of something greater than your emotions can ever achieve.

by Sherry Anshara — 

A friend and I recently got into a conversation about emotions and feelings, and whether or not a difference exists between the two. I believe that most of the time feelings and emotions get confused, but they are as different as night and day.

Emotions are connected to triggers, or the proverbial “pushing my buttons” routine. They surface when an emotional hook from the past is relived.

The button pushing involves an emotional reaction — act one/scene two, act four thousand/scene one million — you get the point. When that past emotion rears its ugly head, you automatically go into the defensive mode to prove yourself “right.” Or in the extreme emotional state of the conflict, you acquiesce and make yourself “wrong” about something or another.

Your emotional reaction keeps you suspended in the past and always on the defensive. You might even state that someone hurt your feelings. I say, “no!” He or she did not hurt your feelings; instead, your emotional body was triggered and your irrational emotions sprung into high gear, putting you on the alert. So how does this happen?

Your emotional hooks to the past are triggered effortlessly. When you are affected by immense pressure on your emotional and physical body, you are emotionally forced to reprocess them. Whether or not you are aware of what is happening, you are destined to repeat these cycles of emotional instability. No fun at all. Therefore, it is not your feelings that are hurt. The emotions are triggered by your own unresolved issues. You hurt yourself by your reactionary emotional attachments to past experiences, but you do not have to do this.

Your emotional body is connected to your left brain. The left brain is supposed to be analytical and logical. Not so much. When you only use your left brain, which is connected to your male, or right, manifesting side, the emotional self recreates the traumas and dramas on regular cycles of emotional upheavals.

These upheavals may appear different, but when you get down to the nitty-gritty, they usually have interconnected relationships to previous emotional experiences. Hence, the repeated emotional patterns triggered in your left brain are recreated through your male manifesting side. However,when you connect to the feelings within your heart, you do not have to reenact the past. You can stay in the moment by feeling out the situation, the event and the relationship in the present time. Feeling is heart-based. Emotions are head-based.

You cannot have an emotional connection unless it is from a repeated dysfunctional relationship to someone or some situation. You cannot emotion love. You feel love. You feel connection. Your female left creating side and your male right manifesting side are in alignment when you feel from your heart.

What you rationalize in your computer brain/head are the unreasonable reasons to react and emotionally repeat patterns, relationships and situations. When you feel from your heart, you know without a doubt what is best for you and your life. Emotions are great excuses for excusing yourself. Feelings are real, deep and empowering. When you feel from your heart, you are centered in self; when emotional, you are self-centered.

Feelings and emotions are worlds apart. Emotions separate you from yourself. Feelings keep you connected to a part of something greater than your emotions can ever achieve. Emotions arise from repeated dysfunctional behavior patterns from the past. Feelings are the expressions from the heart living in the moment and being alive.

Is there a difference between emotions and feelings? Do not think your answer. Feel your answer. What do you feel? Make a choice and see the difference.

 

Sherry Anshara is a medical intuitive, author, founder of the QuantumPathic Center of Consciousness, creator of the QuantumPathic® Energy Method and founder/president of the Blended Healthcare Consortium in Scottsdale, Ariz. 480-609-0874, sherryanshara@quantumpathic.com, sherryanshara.com or quantumpathic.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 4, August/September 2015.

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