- The Purpose of Emotions
- The Spectrum of the Emotional Body
- Root: Survival, Stability, and Safety
- Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
- Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
- Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
- Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
- Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
- Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
- Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
- Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality
The emotional body is part of the four primary energetic planes that form the human body, including the physical, emotional, mental, and etheric or memory bodies. These bodies are programmed through our DNA which includes the genetic material and our astrological light signature or imprint. When source energy or spirit incarnates into a physical vehicle it makes a choice that combines the inherited potential along with the astrological potential which predetermines a significant percentage of the life path, creative purpose, and destiny of the individual. The DNA is the light code that constructs the form driven by the electrical and chemical circuitry.
The emotional body is a field of information that exists on the emotional plane of frequencies. The individual’s field gets propagated with information from the moment of conception, and it moves outwards as information is stored. There is a spectrum of emotions that range in frequency from low vibration to high vibration. Our current emotional well-being is determined by the overall health of this field which reflects the emotions that dominate our day to day lives, and historical emotional patterns. The field is continuously updated and can be affected in numerous ways.
The Purpose of Emotions
The spectrum of emotions that we are familiar with are specific to incarnation in the current dense physical form. In spirit form, or higher frequency incarnations the emotional spectrum is limited to the higher frequencies of acceptance, understanding, love, delight, appreciation, enchantment, ecstasy, and bliss. For more information read The Spectrum of Spirit Consciousness.
The purpose of the spectrum of emotions in the physical incarnation is feedback. The emotional feedback engages both our electrical and chemical circuitry for the purpose of living the experience on earth. When we understand the emotional field from an objective perspective, we engage a highly attuned guidance system. Ultimately an incarnation is designed for self-realization which is the process of transformation of clearing the emotional body of lower frequencies and filling it with higher frequencies.
Emotionally charged situations and adverse emotional experiences are opportunities for clearing the emotional body. When an emotion is experienced, we have conscious access to that information in our field which allows our conscious mind to respond to the information. When we respond with higher frequencies like courage, trust, acceptance, understanding, and compassion we are updating the information in our field. When we respond in this way repeatedly, and consistently we permanently update the field of the emotional body.
Empathy, in its purest form, is accessing another individual’s field for the purpose of obtaining or sharing information with another. Ideally this information is used as guidance to respond appropriately to the individual, in order to assist. However, when our own emotional body has not been sufficiently cleared it interferes with our ability to experience, understand, and respond effectively because it resonates with information in our own field. In these cases, we provide each other with opportunities for emotional transmutation and clearing.
Stagnant emotional information, or long-standing low frequencies can cause a build-up in the field that can become physical ailments, discomfort, illnesses, and other symptoms that act as an amplified form of feedback. The physical and emotional bodies are dominated by the mind, or mental body, which is the higher plane of information. The physical and emotional bodies are learning tools for the mind.
As the emotional and mental bodies are cleared of lower frequency interference the individual spends more and more time in the etheric or memory body, which is the higher plane of information with access to all spiritual knowledge. Meditation is among the most important tools for clearing the mental body on the path to self-realization. Meditation has to be combined with higher frequency processes and information, like affirmations, to be effective in clearing and replacing limiting beliefs and programming.
The Spectrum of the Emotional Body
Below is a framework for understanding the emotional body as it is subjectively experienced through each of the 9 energy centers or chakras. The framework is intended to expand our conscious awareness of the field of emotional information in order to assist us on the path of emotional freedom which is central to the process of transformation, and the tension for transformation that comes with awakening to higher truth and moving from fear to love.
Root: Survival, Stability, Safety
The foundation of low frequency emotions originates from the feeling of separation from source energy. This feeling is at the core of fear. We experience this incredibly painful emotion, mostly deeply suppressed, because deep in our subconscious mind we know what we are, we know we are a part of source energy. The profound experience of remembering this in meditation, past life regression hypnosis, or near death experiences, provides additional evidence for this.
Without addressing the core emotional wound of separation, we will believe we are just a body, and we will face a great deal of fear, fear of death, fear for our safety, and experience the feeling of powerlessness in all kinds of ways and areas of our life which will make us feel sad, angry, like a victim, and see others as victims. A lot of our energy will be spent trying to fill this void.
When we have healed this center there is no longer energy leaking through this vital area. When the root energy center is balanced and harmonious, we feel safe in every way, stable and capable in the body, excited about the adventure of life, and secure in our foundation of higher self-awareness. The 9th center, the crown, is the energetic partner for this process and represents knowledge, self-realization, and spirituality.
Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
The sacral center processes lower frequency information associated with primal urges and sexuality because it is required for procreation. When this center is unbalanced, our life revolves around sexuality, and we are driven by impulsive behavior as we react to emotions unconsciously, which often leads to inappropriate, addictive, or other excessive behavior. The emotions that dominate this unbalanced center are shame, and guilt, which often gets covered up with anger or sadness.
Healing, and harmonizing the sacral center comes from an expanded perspective, primarily from the energetic partner center, the 8th center, the eye, which represents vision, inner vision, wisdom, and understanding gained through contemplation, and reflection which brings acceptance to the experience of being human and all that it contains. When we can see life, and its patterns objectively we no longer take it personally, and this allows us to let go of feeling shame and guilt related to the body, its urges, and our unconscious behavior in the past.
When the sacral center is balanced we experience contentment, appreciation for the body, we savor pleasures, sex and sensual activities become sacred, we are capable of commitment, we allow ourselves to feel vulnerable, our defenses and reactions are reduced, we feel receptive to life’s intuitive guidance, relationships feel good, and we release addictions which makes us feel emotionally free, and empowered.
Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
The navel center processes our desires. Desire is the life force that propels us to engage life, and it fuels our creative initiative to take action to fulfill our desires. When this center is unbalanced, we will experience indifference, apathy, and a lack of drive to engage life.
Healing, and harmonizing the navel center comes predominantly from the energetic partner center, the 7th center, the throat, which represents expression, communication, and authenticity. We are a unique creative expression of source energy, and it is our life purpose to express ourselves authentically. This can be done in any number of ways, from moving our body to exercise, dance, walk, or expressing our creativity through artistic endeavors like acting, writing, creating art, or gardening.
When the navel center is balanced we will feel delighted with life, creative, energetic, excited, sociable, cooperative, playful, optimistic, caring, friendly, and we appreciate our unique life.
Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
The solar plexus center processes information relating to the use of our willpower and relates to everything connected to becoming a self-empowered individual. When this center is unbalanced, we will feel fearful, anxious, and lack drive, willpower, and confidence.
Healing, and harmonizing the solar plexus comes from courage, and building trust. The energetic partner for this process is the 6th center, the thyroid, which represents transformation and our hormonal expressions. The solar plexus center processes a significant amount of information that affects every aspect of our lives and creating a unique identity in a homogenized society. Healing this center happens through the gradual process of setting boundaries, engaging our skills to build confidence, act with integrity, face our fears, and integrate our shadows.
When the solar plexus center is balanced we feel powerful, emotionally free, authentic, capable, sincere, confident, self-assured, assertive, competent, and discerning.
Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
The heart center is at the center of the body’s electrical and chemical circuitry, and it serves as the central station servicing all other centers, thus processing everything related to feeling connected, loved, and whole. When this center is unbalanced, we feel disconnected, unloved, unlovable, unloving, resentful, hopeless, judgmental, and we fear rejection, conflict, and criticism.
Healing, and harmonizing the heart center comes from acceptance, and compassion. Self-love, self-compassion, and accepting ourselves, others, and life as it is heals the heart center. Self-love is the art of giving to ourselves that which we most want and need. As we go through the process of growing in love with ourselves our heart opens to life, nature, spirit, and others. We learn how to embody the frequency of love to greater degrees through the realization and practice of filling our thoughts, words, actions, feelings, and intentions with love because it makes us feel good.
When the heart center is balanced we feel connected to all of life, we love ourselves, we feel loved, loving, lovable, accepting, compassionate, hopeful, trusting, understanding, peaceful, patient, safe, courageous, open to new experiences, excited by new awareness, and we feel appreciation for all beings, and all emotions.
Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
The thyroid center plays a significant role in our chemical circuitry and the lifelong process of balancing our hormones as we progress through different life stages. Life is a process of transformation because the human vehicle has a genetic destiny it is designed to fulfill. When this center is unbalanced, our hormones will be out of balance, and this leads to many significant issues like feeling depressed, restless, stressed, overwhelmed, unmotivated or resistant to change, incompetent, undesirable, uneasy, uncomfortable, and unfulfilled.
Healing, and harmonizing the thyroid center comes from self-empowerment. The solar plexus is the energetic partner for this process, which is about facing our fears, building confidence, setting boundaries, and growing in emotional freedom. Self-empowerment, and transformation are about mastering ourselves, and this is both gender specific and unique for each individual.
When the thyroid center is healed, and balanced, we are capable of being both independent and interdependent, relationship orientated and goal orientated, emotional and detached, nurturing and a problem solver, vulnerable and courageous, trusting, and confident, cooperative and competitive, loving and powerful, responsive and accountable, virtuous and competent, receptive and assertive, intuitive and analytical. Read The Spectrum of Gender – Feminine and Masculine Expressions for Hormonal Balance. The more balanced and harmonious this center is the more empowered and fulfilled we will feel in every aspect of our lives.
Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
The throat center processes information, and emotions relating to our ability to express ourselves authentically. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel misunderstood, unheard, inauthentic, purposeless, and incapable of standing up for ourselves, or sharing our inner truth with others, and the world.
Healing, and harmonizing the throat center comes from authentic self-expression and fulfilling our creative destiny. Each of us have innate genius, talents, gifts, and abilities that we have opportunities to develop. Through our commitment, and sustained effort we can refine these skills to achieve excellence in our unique way. When this center is balanced, we will feel confident in who we are as a person, and what we bring to the world. We will feel purposeful and dedicate our life to something we perceive as our higher purpose, and this will make us feel satisfied, joyful, free, and determined.
Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
The eye center processes the information, and emotions relating to our perception of the world, our life, and the use of our imagination. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel bored, disenchanted with life, ungrateful, unimaginative, incapable of visualizing or planning, and not believe or follow through with our dreams.
Healing, and harmonizing the eye center comes from turning our awareness and attention inwards to explore our inner world. This magical process requires periods of retreat, solitude, mindfulness, contemplation, and reflection. When we become quiet it naturally allows our mental and emotional bodies to process information that expands our consciousness. Most people are afraid of this process, too distracted with life, or never prioritize their self-fulfillment due to limiting beliefs.
When the eye center is balanced, we will feel enchanted with life, we will feel grateful all the time simply for being able to live life. We will love every day because we feel like we are free to create the life and experiences that we want. As this center becomes more harmonious, we naturally give up lower frequencies of nourishment because our vehicle is producing refined chemicals that make us aware that we are living a dream, it becomes inspiring, joyful, and blissful.
Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality
The crown center processes information and emotions relating to the highest frequencies of truth, love, and light. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel uninspired, unfulfilled, uncertain, confused, doubtful, and live with a lack of peace, joy, and harmony.
Healing, and harmonizing the crown center comes from filling ourselves with higher truth every day and living with an abundant mindset. When the crown center is balanced we will feel love through our every thought, word, action, and emotion. We will experience feeling free, safe, protected, and intuitively guided in every way, every day. We will feel like we always have access to whatever we need, and always know the best thing to do in every situation, and that every day is perfect exactly as it is, and that everything that happens to us is happening for us, and it is perfect because we will experience our life as an unfolding of who we are, and we will live securely in the foundation with our higher self as we embody more of our whole light body.