We all lead such busy and stressful lives. Almost every day we come into contact with people who ‘push our buttons’. Day to day events or situations can also bring up anger, fear, resentment and frustration. Even members of our family can cause all sorts of emotions to bubble and brew.
Many of us were taught we shouldn’t show anger or that it was wrong to fight back. Instead we were told platitudes like ‘Two wrongs don’t make a right’ or ‘It is better to turn the other cheek’. Although there is some truth to these statements, this doesn’t help us on an energetic or physical level, as we squash down our emotions, smother those feelings and try to pretend we are unaffected by what is going on around us.
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How often have you held back what you were wanting to say because you were worried about what others might think about you? Isn’t it funny how we often allow others to be who they are, even when we don’t particularly like or approve of their actions or words, and yet we are not prepared to do the same for ourselves.
Have you ever wondered why it is that some of the people around you do or say things that you find upsetting or annoying, but you still love being around them? The main reason we connect with others is because we are attracted to their energy. Often we believe the reason why others like us, is because of the way we act around them. Although some of that is truth, it is our energy that is the lighthouse beacon they are drawn to.
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Have you ever visited somewhere for the first time and felt a strong sense of Deja Vu. Or, experienced dreams that were so vivid and felt so real, about a time and place in the past; where you were a different person, even a different gender? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. And this has been reflected by the massive interest that seems to have taken place over the last twenty years or so, in the study of subjects like; Reincarnation, rebirth and past lives.
People bandy around expressions such as “I’m looking for my ‘soul mate’”. Or ” I must have done something really terrible or bad in my past life, because I am having so much bad luck or trouble in this one”. You know when you hear people using analogies such as this; that a concept, idea or belief has well and truly become a part of our popular culture. Books such as ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’ by Dr Brian Weiss and Michael Newtons ‘Journey Of Souls’, have fuelled the fire of people’s enthusiasm and curiosity about this fascinating esoteric subject.
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Guilt, is a driving force that is as common as love and as damaging as hate. It is more insidious, more difficult to escape and more persistently destructive then lust, ambition, ego or vanity. Most of us suffer from it some of the time; some of us suffer from it, all of the time. The truth is, the more you care about others and the more sensitive and considerate you are, the more likely you will be to suffer from guilt. It is believed that guilt itself, is not a ‘real’ emotion. It is more a sense of self judgement; that comes from knowing or feeling that you have done something wrong. The emotional aspect that affects us I believe, is the feelings of pain, remorse and regret that guilt elicits from us.
We tend to think of guilt in very stark terms of black and white. We know that we feel guilty when we do something that we know is wrong.
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In literature animals have long been used to symbolise aspects of human emotions and traits. Animals may represent urgent, unthinking emotions, animal vitality and energy; or at worst, crude, animalistic behaviour. If you dream you are struggling to control an animal, it may be that you are trying to tame the instincts expressed by that particular creature. If an animal threatens you in a dream, try to tame it rather then kill it. If it is slaughtered, the instincts it embodies may be completely lost to you. Dreams about animals may also refer to the signs of the zodiac, with which they are associated, or in the Far East, with the Chinese astrological system.
In Native American traditions, wise men or shamans, often assume the form of animals in their dreams. Creatures that act as guides during the shaman’s journey to other worlds.
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The heart is synonymous with everything to do with love, as soon as you think of a heart shape, your first thoughts are about love. When your heart starts pounding while you are in the company of someone you are attracted to, your mind more than likely will be filled with thoughts of love. That powerful four letter word has a habit of taking control of your whole being not just your heart. Love has the power to make some walk through fire to find happiness, yet the downside can keep another person in bed all day, too depressed to wake to their aching heart.
Love can bring as much misery as it does happiness, it truly is a two sided coin. Heads you win, tails you fail. It does seem a lottery for many who flip their coin hoping to find happiness, yet sadly many do not see the face of their beloved or soulmate showing up, on the first few flips of the coin.
Read More: Understanding The Heart