How Life Works: EMOTION ~*~
Yesterday Donal and Cathy Carr and their kids and I drove up to Myall Shores, a beautiful eco-resort just north of Sydney. I start teaching HLC2 today and I’m looking forward to meeting my new students!
I hope you enjoyed the lesson and exercises on “MIND” in our last blog.
Today, we progress into EMOTION.
The word “emotion” actually means “e-motion”, which means, energy moving.
If it were not for the fact that we have emotions, we would have no way to know that we were thinking, nor could we experience our thoughts. Therefore, we can say that emotions convey the experience of mind in body and body in mind.
Emotions are energetic expressions that activate our senses. This is the only way that we can feel. Without feelings, could you know that you were alive?
In the circle labeled “E-motion” in our “How Life Works” diagram, you see the word “Being” above and the word “Food” below.
Remember, “Being” is a word that expresses CONSCIOUSNESS or “Abiding”, which can only be perceived through awareness (which means A-whereness; knowing where you are in mind or space-time experience).
Awareness is a product of mind.
It is MIND that created brains; remember, brains are a recent invention relative to the universe itself, or even the earth. Our brains live in our blood. Our blood transports nutrition and hormones, which act in the brain and nervous system as neurotransmitters. Candace Pert, in her book Molecules Of Emotion, expresses that indeed, hormones are molecules of emotion.
THERE ARE ONLY TWO ROOT EMOTIONS
All human hormones could essentially be broken into two categories:
1. Anabolic (inclusive), and
2. Catabolic (exclusive).
This means that the emotions they express can also be broken down to two main categories:
1. LOVE-BASED (inclusive), and
2. FEAR-BASED (exclusive).
If you revisit what we’ve discussed about the nature of UCL, Relationships and Mind thus far, you can surely see that much of our emotional expressions come by way of childhood programming, and any later programming that we have either accepted on our own accord, or gained by viral infection.
When we do PPS Lesson 1, we have an opportunity to carefully revisit our painful experiences and evaluate how much of our mind-set is actually a parental infection, or gift depending on you perceive it.
When we complete PPS Lesson 2., “Self Management”, we learn about the nature of information and ideas and how we become infected. Once we understand this, we can more easily determine how many of the “ideas we express” fall under the groupings of “love based” or “fear based”.
Once you become “aware” of your own mental programming, you can naturally see how the appropriate emotions are attached so that you can authentically experience yourself and your perceptions of others.
1. Write down the names of the three people that tend to give you the most powerful experiences of Love-based emotions.
2. Then write down the names of the three people that seem to afford you the greatest chance of experiencing the most fear-based emotions.
3. After you’ve done that, see if you can identify what need was being met by those that facilitated your ability to feel love or feel loved?
4. Then, see if you can identify what need(s) were not being met by those that were able to provoke you into allowing yourself to experience fear-based emotions?
5. Next, write down what qualities the people that seem more able to love you share with you when they are around you.
6. Now, look at the three challenging people and your related emotions. Please write down how you feel they may act differently in relationship to you if you displayed more of the qualities of the lovers in your live?
Would you be willing to do that if you were able to ask them what their unmet need was next time before you allowed your emotions to run wild with fear of not getting what you want or need?
In the bottom of the E-motion circle, you see “FOOD” written. This is because what we eat is the source of the building blocks or molecules of our hormones and neurotransmitters.
Hormones are all built from fats, proteins or a combination of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The primary building block for all anabolic (inclusive) hormones is cholesterol, the best source of which is saturated fat from organic food sources. All of them depend on protein for amino acids.
Proteins are all sensitive to heat at varying degrees and can be degraded by processing. For example, commercial protein powders made from when protein, a very sensitive form of amino acids, is very heat sensitive. Yet, almost all of it is pasteurized – “COOKED!”
This can cause these sensitive proteins to harden and become very fibrous, irritating the gut and becoming toxic to the body.
Imagine how hard it would be to keep your hormones in balance if you were eating too much processed, damaged foods and you didn’t have the resources to make adequate anabolic hormones, like growth hormone or testosterone!
If we don’t eat right for our unique metabolic needs for any length of time (a few days or more) as I show in my audio program, Eating The Chek Way (which is available to you as an audio download from https://www.ppssuccess.com), two things happen:
1. We can’t manufacture the hormones necessary to accurately reflect our thoughts. This opens up the door of mis-perception; remember how we “feel” has a LOT do do with how we “perceive” what we say to ourselves and others!
2. We can’t repair or glands, organs, and tissues at large. When this occurs, our biology informs our psychology of an impending threat to our survival. When this occurs, without realizing it, we are pre-framing all our perceptions with fear!
Now, even people that we thought were loving can begin to become challenging. They are actually the same people behaving in the same ways, but they look and feel differently because the lens of our body-mind is now fear based, and therefor, distorted!
This reality is exactly why I’ve stated over and over again that eating the way diet books tell you to eat can get you in big trouble because there is no recipe that works for two or more people because none of us are identical, not even identical twins!
This is also why I warn against religiously motivated vegetarianism. There is only one way to eat if you want to have a healthy mind that isn’t being distorted by your hormonal system.
1. Keep a Food Log of everything you eat for four days.
2. In your Log, on the same sheets of paper (I recommend using a daytimer so there are time slots), write down any negative emotions, and the emotions you have that may be potentially “over-joyous” or manic (ask your loved ones if you display manic emotions?).
3. Then, correlate your emotions with the foods eaten, particularly in the previous meal and for 24 hours prior.
4. Then, using the methods I teach in my book, How To Eat, Move and Be Healthy! or in my Eating The CHEK Way audio program, adjust your diet.
5. Maintain your Food Log going through the period of making these changes, jot notes about your emotions.
To the degree that your emotions stabilize and you feel better overall, you’ve identified a dietary source of emotional instability.
If there is no significant change, then you are being directed to better manage your own ego-mind. To gain the tools necessary to do that, I recommend you study PPS Lesson 2.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our short lesson on emotions today.
Next, we will talk about biochemistry.
Love and chi,