Karma and the cycle of Emotions.
Love, joy, happiness, rage, fear, anxiety are a few of the emotions that we as a human species experience.
Powerful emotions such as love or rage have an unprecedented force behind them that can sometimes usurp the individual into a frenzy of madness. The power behind the emotion, such as rage. takes control of the individual, which can sometimes have a devastating outcome.
However, we shouldn’t ignore these emotions and their presence in us.
The people that we meet through life are our teachers, whose role is to help release the poison we are holding to.
In a relationship we are not growing by expressing our best features, which are not the real us, but by having conflicts. These conflicts act like a charge, that ignite an emotive response, thus the conflict is an opportunity to examine the reactivity of what is presented.
An example; you feel offended or outraged when someone has made a comment or criticism about something, let’s say, you have additional excess weight and someone comments to you that your weight gain is due to comfort eating your way through a problem. Immediately, you feel injustice, how dare they comment that you comfort eat over your emotional problems. You might even speak up, saying NO, and insist the other person is wrong. Would you ever stop and ask yourself if you are actually eating your way out of a problem! Did you grab the ice cream because you felt sad? Is the reason for the extra weight because of an emotional wound? Is it because of medication? Is it just your natural frame? The conflict that has manifested is the key to begin looking within, to uncover any wounds that have been buried or denied.
The moments of conflict within are worth their weight in gold, because important things are happening. When we have our first moment of jealousy or inferiority, we should ask ourselves: Why do I have this feeling? Why am I feeling this way? What is this within me? Moreover, Don’t ignore this feeling. Feelings are present and make their presence known, when something has irritated us beneath the surface. This irritation serves as the catalyst for growth, understanding and compassion.
It is necessary to work on the feeling, to put this wandering fragment, repressed from conscious awareness and is not integrated into the persona, and is a missing part in the kaleidoscope that is your life.
These fragments are the weaknesses of our personality. Maybe, we have been outcasted in our childhood, and that rejection in our crucial period of our lives made us a magnet for these kind of emotions. These weaknesses can also be opportunities to change and grow, into a more humble being.
So in time, our personality polarizes and disintegrates a particular emotional experience such as fear, pain, hate, jealousy and so on, until one part of us continues to function stably. There is a karmic thing in experiencing these emotions. We are building a relationship with a person who in the distant past, had the same feelings for us.
The idea of karma is not for you to suffer, but to unite you both to unconditional love and spiritual integrity. Learn how to act out of love – as karma is also the mirror to our unconscious.
I am my beloved and my beloved is I.