You might think me naive, but I really did believe (without being aware I did), that everybody who experienced these painful emotions actively worked toward resolving them. I discovered that was not the case. I actually found out that people held on to those emotions as if they were a permanent thing.
In other words if I hate someone, I just keep hating them.
If I am resentful about a situation, I just stay resentful.
If I am bitter about a life condition, I just keep being bitter.
If I feel envious of someone, I just persist in being envious. And so it goes with various painful emotions.
Many people seem to believe that they have to stay in their painful emotions. This is not true.
All emotions can be evolved to higher consciousness. In fact, the purpose of emotions is the Creator's way of pushing you to be a more divine you.
You don't have to stay in your painful emotions forever. You can choose to heal. Or, more accurately, you can choose to expand your consciousness.
The reason you would want to evolve is because holding on to painful feelings is hugely destructive on every level of your being in every way. When those painful feelings have stayed with you a long time, they end up expressing themselves in your body through illness. However, you don't need to let that happen. You can always choose to heal.
Any time there is something uncomfortable in you, examine it. See what needs to change. If you're resentful, explore why this is so. Then seek a way to dissolve the resentment. There are many good books out there and there are many therapists and many healing modalities that can help. Choose whatever resonates with you most.
Remember, you do not need to live with a painful feeling forever. You can heal. Choose to heal.
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I love Rumi's Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit. It's wonderful and here is one of my favorite poems.
(pg. 32, Rumi's Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit)
If you're a client you know I love to share. Below II share some of my favorite things, Most are not are not related to spiritual development. Nevertheless, I could not resist.
Best Salsa Dancing Shoes -- Celebrity
I started to dance salsa rather late in life. Without a doubt, it was one of the most surprising life experiences. I learned about body memory. Within one dance, my body the move I first didn't know how to do, I automatically did correctly, with no thought and no effort.
My focus with learning has been the mind, outside of intuitive, spiritual apprehensions, so I really had no idea that the body, all of its own had a separate intelligence that was simply beyond awesome. I have learned to let the body take the lead when I couldn't figure out what to do in situations that required physical dexterity.
So, in the years of dancing I have tried different dance shoes and settled on Celebrity for many reasons. First they are of great quality that lasts. Second, wonderful styles are available. Third, and best of all, they are made in America, in California.
Most of the time you have to order a pair. You choose the size, the width, the material, and heel type. There is lots to choose from.
You can order a pair from Step-n-Out, http://www.stepnout.com/
Here are the sandals I have in blue and hot pink . They are called Adrianna.
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Long time ago on a TV series about angel encounters, I saw an episode I never forgot. I tried to find that series and, particularly that episode, for a long time and somehow, finally, "stumbled" upon it on YouTube. It's an amazing story, as all the others were in that TV series. Watch.