I’ve been thinking about emotions a lot in the last two weeks. You see, one of the gifts of the Feminine is emotion. For hundreds of years, emotions weren’t considered as valuable as intellect, so women (and men who were in touch with their emotions) were denigrated. But within the last 40 years, the field of psychoneuroimmunology has shone a light on the value and power emotions have in everything from physical health to leadership skills.
Unfortunately, unbalanced or wounded Feminine energy is overly emotional. And when we are overly emotional we are reactive instead of responsive.
Not only do our own emotions affect us, but other people’s emotions affect us as well. Neuroscientist, Dr. Candace Pert once said
“Emotion is chemistry, but it’s also physics and vibrations. Neurotransmitters are chemicals, but they carry an electrical charge. The electrical signals in our brains and bodies affect the way cells interact and function.”
Pert said that just as our individual cells carry an electrical charge, so does the body as a whole. Like an electromagnet generating a field, Pert said that people have a positive charge above their heads and a negative charge below. “So we’re actually sending out various electrical signals – vibrations – to everyone around us.“
Which brings me to a simple practice I guide my dance class in before each class begins. My prayer is that this helps you clear emotional energies and restores your ability to respond instead of react to situations in your life.