This Week’s Quotation:

Emotional intelligence begins with the awareness that your feeling nature is the primal aspect of your human experience. You can’t get rid of it, nor should you. It is you at your most innocent, your most open, your most vulnerable. It is you, at your neediest, as a baby and as a child and even in utero. Your feelings are your contact with the primal substance of creation—the waters from which your life and your world are born. Those waters connect you more deeply with your own soul, and with the people around you.

Fortunately, the same dynamic between thought and feeling that creates damage in the emotional body can assist you to let your emotions flow, so that your life is empowered by your feelings, not debilitated by them.

~ Becoming a Sun p. 61

Emotions Are Primal

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

Who has reminded you lately to embrace and enjoy how you feel and to let your feelings flow? Generally speaking, I don’t see a lot of that going on in our culture. I know this is a general statement. But do you have a place to share the most innocent, open, and vulnerable places of your soul?

Most of the public discussion of emotional intelligence seems to be around performance. With emotional intelligence, you will be a better manager or salesperson. You will make a better partner.

Those things may be true. But they don’t begin to address the significance of this primal aspect of who we are. Because your emotions are primarily about your state of being, not your performance.

And this is what is so neglected. So, in case no one else has asked you today, How are you feeling? What are you feeling? Whatever it is, I honor it as the state of the waters of your soul. That matters. It deserves love and care. And appreciation.

Honoring our feelings, they are freed up to flow in creative directions. So let them flow.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

4 Responses

  1. Yes, I certainly want to honor my feelings and yours and let them flow. Also what a beautiful photo you have chosen of water flow. May my own feelings have that sustained flow and be known, not suppressed, and loved as a very important part of who I am. Thanks so much for pointing that out. AND BECOMING A SUN is a terrific book. So great to to expand upon it with you in these weekly postings. Love and thanks, Tom C.

  2. So true!!!

    What are you feeling? Whatever it is, I honor it as the state of the waters of your soul. That matters. It deserves love and care. And appreciation.

  3. When I am reminded of what my essence is which is spirit – as spirit fills this body being of mine and animates me.

    When I rediscover my spirit through feelings and deep experiences however insignificant or however impactful upon me. I feel that I am becoming more and more in-tune with our Home Source and what I have come here to be.

    Spirit speaks to me it teaches me to dive deeper when I am vulnerable and quiet. After all intuition is the inner tutor, in tuition is so underestimated – that gentle voice and link to knowing self through spirit. We all have it yet get bogged down with the barking dog in our minds which keeps distracting us from becoming spirit incarnate.

    Being spirit incarnate in this lifetime, honouring the true essence of our feeling is possibly the most honest we can ever be ? It is surely an incredibly raw state to be in at times and yet we have to create a suit of armour to protect us from those who wish to cause disharmony to us or cause us emotional pain? On a global scale and personal scale we can be bombarded with pain.

    So finding the happy medium between being Spirit Incarnate and the valiant impenetrable being is probably my greatest attainment in this lifetime – though I find, through ultimate forgiveness of those who cause harm is possibly the greatest and most illumination spirit can attain. I can head Home complete in that mission at least I’ve tried hard this time round to be Spirit here on Earth.

  4. Emotions provide such a wonderful vehicle for perceiving what is happening in my world and in the larger world of humanity. No matter what I feel, may I always be governed and controlled by the ordering power of Love, and may the emotional passion I bring be from that Source.

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