I believe releasing emotions and past conditioning is a key part of the ascension process. I have been doing so, and I have had a lot of emotions coming to surface. I allow them to be, and than release them. The problem I have is so many metaphysical sites state that this is the time to transform fear into love. They say we shouldn’t fear, because it will be the death of us. However, if I have fear shouldn’t I feel it, and allow it to be? If I am afraid shouldn’t I be true to myself and feel it?
Scrolling in my old questions and this one really resonated with me, I literally just wrote on a facebook group this: “When dealing with emotions what is the best method of release? If you were to ignore that emotion in place of another wouldn’t that just block the emotion from happening instead of releasing it? So how do you cultivate anger correctly without acting but only observing and letting it pass you by in the wind? We act on sadness by crying, we act on love by affection, we act on peace by happiness, but what about our negative emotions, how do you release them without acting on them. By just mere observation of the mind instead, how do you focus when you feel out of control, Thoughts?”
And my dear friend Emma wrote it beautifully: “When it comes to anger, I tend to feel the anger and trace the root of where it stems from, either whilst I’m in it, or afterwards. Usually I have a good steam off just ranting to someone steady, who can hold me in that space, until the real issue surfaces – or, I move with the emotion, usually, anger moves into the space of sadness or injustice and that’s a much easier place to release from. I feel them. In whichever way is necessary at the time, sometimes just acknowledging I’m feeling something is enough, other times I have to really bring it up and drag myself through it. But I try to consciously keep reminding myself that usually when I’m feeling that negative – or challenging – emotion, that IS in itself the release of it. So that I don’t step back I to the pattern. Facing it as it’s arises, feeling it if it’s called for, tracing the root and where it truly stems from, then allowing it it’s release.”
So yes you are right, if you ignore your emotions or fear your emotions, you are not releasing them, you are blocking them. It’s the same thing as escapism(which i can personally relate to from the past, oh energy) You are going some place else other than the source of the problem. When we don’t deal with our emotions by expressing them in a constructive healthy way, we repress them into ourselves and they build up. Just like when you hold a grudge against someone from lack of forgiveness you are building up emotions instead of releasing them. So it’s not at all about fear vs. love. it’s about accepting the fact of letting go and realizing we are eternal. Pain and separation is nothing but illusions we create.
So by accepting our emotions in totality, you are conquering your fear, you are releasing and you are cleansing that energy. I find it’s best to find a form of carathsis that is constructive to your well being. Believe me i fight with this myself, i have anger issues sometimes and what i’ve learned is to invoke compassion and loving when it happens. It is hard sometimes, do you ever get so angry you jsut want to kick something or throw something? We’re all guilty of it. Instead of releasing through violence, release through higher vibration by crying, writing, creativity, connection.
When we fight, we block the flow, we repress the emotion, instead of letting it go
Release. and you will see through the illusion
There is no separation, only