Tomas and Jan in Venice
Tomas and Jan in Venice

Feelings vs Emotions

Introduction

Start a new chapter in your journal called Feelings vs Emotions. Visit this lesson for the next 6 days and write a new keyword, sentence and answers to the regrouping questions. At the end, write a paragraph or two of what you have learned about your Feelings vs Emotions.

Keyword

Cleanse and ask your guidance for a keyword for what you can gain from this facet.

Keyword Sentence

Now put this keyword into a sentence or two. Write it in your journal.

Meditation

Feelings are the impressions we receive: from the universe, from guidance and from other souls (with bodies or without bodies). Emotions are what we have been taught to feel. They are like the language we learned as children. They are our programmed reactions to outside events.

Spiritual Pilgrim

Write down any impressions.

Reading

Feelings are impressions based on your sensitivity which come through your first gift of perception. It can be an inner knowing, a picture, an idea or a sensation. The clarity depends on how relaxed you are; hence the importance of cleansing. Feelings relate more to your direction and timing, such as: “Yes, that’s a good idea, But I don’t have a feeling for it right now. Maybe next week.”

Emotions, however, are reactions to circumstances, people or events. Negative emotions, such as anger or fear, can shake you from your purpose, your plan and leave you feeling a little lost. Positive emotions such as love or compassion can spur you to be more of service.

Complications arise because many things we experience can be either a feeling or an emotion, sometimes they are both, but with different interpretations. Love is a feeling when it comes from within and inspires you to act but it is an emotion when it’s a reaction to someone else’s actions, for example, you get taken out for dinner and you feel loved and appreciated.

When you do something you feel love for, the fulfillment is in the doing.

When you need someone to do something for you to feel loved, that is an emotion.

Questions

What strong feelings have you had about your personal direction?

How would you describe the difference between a feeling and an emotion?

Why is it important to discern between a feeling and an emotion?

Regrouping

What did you learn about your keyword?

Did you accomplish your goal set at the beginning of this facet?

What would you do differently?

What was your highlight?

Extras

Emotions Have Cues

In Module 2

  • Cycles of Life
  • Chakra System
  • Science, Religion and Society
  • Balanced vs Out-of-Balance
  • Spiritual Thrust
  • Freewill

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