Human emotions are an inherent part of being alive. We may try to control them, repress them or manipulate them in some way. In spite of this, they are ever present in many unpredictable ways. Emotions are a tremendous blessing if we can understand and learn from them. In a sense, they are like weather, changeable and sometimes volatile, yet ultimately seeking a dynamic balance in our life and relationships.
Candice Pert, a scientist who has studied the relationship between mind body and emotions has discovered that as human beings, we are “hard wired for bliss.” Emotions are part of the bio regulatory system to support us in achieving a free-flowing state of well-being.
In Tantra, whatever state we are in can be used as a portal into conscious equilibrium. If you feel anger, it is easily possible to express and release this, in a way, which does not dump negativity on someone else, but rather frees your energetic system. As the anger is released through a method of meditation, one magically discovers spontaneity, which was hidden behind the anger.
Likewise, if we own and move consciously into our fear, it transforms into trust. If we move with awareness into the experience of sadness and grief, it is revealed as inspiration. When we dive into our stress and confusion with awareness, we discover harmony of opposites.
According to Chinese medicine, each emotion is connected on the physical level with a group of organs. Fear & trust is linked to Kidney and Bladder. Anger & spontaneity is linked to Liver and Gall Bladder. Sadness and inspiration is linked to Lung and Large intestine. Inner division / stress and harmony of opposites is linked to stomach spleen and pancreas. The emperor or empress of all of these organ groups is the heart and small intestine. This organ group is linked with love and joy, which is truly the heart of all of life. When we are able to accept our emotions and learn the lessons they bring in their wake, we become more and more sensitive to the ever-bubbling spring of love within us, calling us home.
There are many methods for accepting and expressing emotions in a conscious way. These include breath therapy, bio-energetics, primal therapy, Osho active meditations, or the techniques used by Brandon Bays in ‘The Journey.’
In the 5000 year old Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, there is a marvellous technique described in one of the 112 sutras: “Lie down as dead. Enraged in wrath, stay so. Or stare without moving an eyelash. Or suck something and become the sucking.” This meditation indicates totality. When we go into some action with our totality, it gives rise to a transcendental state where we become inclusive of the whole of life. By learning to embrace our emotions instead of shrinking from them, we become total and therefore whole. And when we are whole, we are in tune with life, with love, in harmony with all that is.
Tantra and the Divine Masculine
Sarita is a world renowned Tantra master and mystic offering courses and retreats across the globe. Having received a direct transmission from Osho, she is true to the spiritual essence of Tantra and leads us on the path to self realisation. At the same time she takes care to help us transcend the psychological blockages that we carry as a result of our cultural background and past experiences. She is also a master healer, author and consultant. website: http://www.tantra-essence.com
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