Feelings and emotions — there is a difference

When you connect to the feelings within your heart, you do not have to go into reenactments of the past.

by Sherry Anshara — 

Most of us confuse feelings and emotions, yet they are as different as night and day. Emotions are connected to triggers or the proverbial “pushing my buttons” that occurs when an emotional hook to a past experience is re-experienced.

The button pushing is followed by an emotional reaction. You automatically go into a defensive mode and try to prove yourself as right. Or, in an extreme emotional state of the conflict, you may acquiesce and make yourself wrong.

This emotional reaction is the button-pushing scenario that keeps you suspended in the past and always on the defensive. You may think someone hurt your feelings, but this is not necessarily true. It is not so much that your feelings were hurt, as it is that your emotional body was triggered and your irrational emotions shifted into high gear. How does this happen?

Your emotional body is connected to your left brain, which is supposed to be analytical and logical. But when you are solely using your left brain — which is connected to your male (manifesting) right side — the emotional self recreates 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 are interconnected to previous emotional experiences. Hence, the repeated 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 go into reenactments of the past. You can stay in the moment by feeling out the situation in the present time. Feeling is heart based; emotions are head based. You cannot “emotion” a connection, unless it is a repeated dysfunctional relationship to someone or some situation. You feel connection. You cannot emotion love; you feel love. Your female left side and your male right side are in alignment when you feel from your heart. You are connected to life with feeling and through your heart.

Your computer brain/head rationalizes the unreasonable reasons to react and emotionally repeats patterns, relationships and situations. When you feel from your heart, you know without a doubt what is best for you. 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 you are emotional, you are self-centered.

Feelings and emotions are worlds apart. Emotions keep you apart from your self. Feelings keep you connected; you are a part of something greater than your emotions can ever achieve. Emotions are repeated dysfunctional behavior patterns from the past, living in your present moment, when you are emotional. Feelings are the expressions from your heart, living in the moment and being alive. Is there a difference between emotions and feelings? Do not think your answer — feel your answer and experience the difference.


Sherry Anshara is a medical intuitive, author and founder of the QuantumPathic Center of Consciousness, creator of the QuantumPathic Energy Method and founder/president of the Blended Healthcare Consortium in Scottsdale, Ariz. She hosts Conscious Healing radio show 5 p.m. PST Wednesdays on achieveradio.com. www.quantumpathic.com, sherryanshara@quantumpathic.com or 480-609-0874.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 6, Dec 2010/Jan 2011.

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