Rejecting Feelings of Fear

Rejecting Feelings of Fear
By Alisa Battaglia

“Be attentive to your thoughts for your thoughts control your
emotions. Your emotions control your words. Your words control your actions and your actions determine your character and your character determines your Legacy. “

Do not shrug the fear that enters your body mind. Feel it, place it within its proper context & move on. This does not mean that you won’t feel fear again, but you must know how to appropriately metabolize it so that it passes through your body rather than stuck within your tissues and bones and imprinted into your neural network.  Stuck emotions cause inner paralysis and perceptual distortion.

Holding onto fear borne through perceptions of finite limitation, separation, and disorder, and cultural archetypes and relationship patterns (Victim-Victimizer Game) are themes that underlie familiar disharmonious patterns that form the basis for so much dysfunction. Dysfunction always creates mistrust and constant doubt that paves the way to feeling helpless and living a reactive life where you are not in control of your experiences.

Allowing your emotions to blow out is about “not managing” your emotions. This not being steady in the Self causes you to hold on and attach to that which feels safe. Such attachments may be your need to feel accepted – approved of by others, enamored to a certain external identity, elevated in spiritual ego or conditioned in unconscious reaction. Any focus on the approval of others, the dependency of the mask you wear is false and is what creates the distortions between the limitless Self and the egos attachments.

Make no mistake that abiding in a bubble that is terminally one sided, that is too far off in one direction, causes abreactions even when you are presented with love.  In that gift there will be resistance in the receiving, because no space or emptying has been made inside to receive it. Your refusal to feel and/or limit your capacity to properly deal with what flows through your feeling centers produces a recoiling effect where the energy becomes bound in the body rather than processed through it much like a sieve.

There are certain things you must keep in mind. One is that Fear, all emotions not aligned in love, is due to the unknown.  Without the capacity to feel the variations of fear you are unable to know your uncomfortable feelings in order to integrate them into your experience. When you make your emotions unwelcome, you reject them and the personality remains undeveloped and unbalanced and natural spiritual evolution is halted.

Getting in touch with the emotional body and purifying the strategic patterns of conditioning is fundamental to all else and yet, it is the meeting of your fears that is the most ignored. Due to unprocessed fear and denial to see and be with what is real, you develop inner strategies to dupe yourself into believing that everything is okay, while you tuck your head deep under the sand, blinded and in the dark. Unresponsive to the reality that to face your fear, to feel it and move  forward despite it, is the very action that will shift fear into courage and self empowerment.  This is the way to meet all forms of resistance in the world, both inner and outer.  Feel the fear & do it anyway. Let this be your guiding mantra.

Harnessing your fear towards right process will cultivate your inner faculties to make your feelings of fear your ally.  Fear will serve as your barometer as to what is real or imagined.  Once fear is placed within its proper context, you use your feeling faculty to discern the origins of the fear bracket and its level of authenticity within its context. Next, you allow in those feelings in with a dis-impassioned interest and let them out as you disassemble the distorted patterns of belief without getting caught in the mire of judgment. When you label your emotions as good or bad you shut down the “allowing process.” Judgment creates blockers by contracting your perception and thereby, blocking your ability to properly recognize familiar disharmonious patterns in the breadth of the feelings that make you “feel” so uncomfortable in the first pace. You are always to look for the patterns in things, which allows for a wider scope of seeing, whereas labels are always limited to their definition.

Remember that emotions have natural ebb and flow qualities and must be allowed to flow through the body.  This is what it means that, “You are not your emotions,” but you are responsible for managing them, which is to place them in right context for inspection and release, or retain them for integration into higher wisdom in order to expand your light quotient and increase your vibration to higher reaching responses.

Learning to manage your emotional kaleidoscope is to begin to understand the language of your complex feeling nature expressed through the wisdom of your body.  And fear is only a singular facet in the emotional mosaic, which need not define, just simply be acknowledged and taken higher where it can be dissolved and viewed with greater understanding and polarized into Love.

No matter the depth and expansion of your consciousness, there are always shadows with various hues that play hide and seek or reveal another facet to provide you with a new perceptual angle.  Allow radiant light to pour over all the gradients and dimensions of your feeling perception. This is what enables you to walk a truer path, beyond the web of judgment, comparison values and pursuit of self gratification that always produces inertia of spirit.

When you learn to be sensitive to the voice within and acknowledge its guidance you lead yourself onto the path of natural evolution.

Remember, you are how you vibrate! How close is your vibrational bar to love?

 

AlisaBattaglia©2010-2019

 

Withholding Judgment

Withholding Judgment

By Alisa Battaglia

“Our morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives.”
~ Albert Einstein

Last weekend I participated in a shamanic ritual guided by Jorge Herreros trained by Maestro Don Solon Tello of N. Peru. In an intimate setting, twenty one of us experienced personal energetic journeys with the plant soul of Ayauasca (La Madrecita) in a revealing dance with our own Souls. My intention was to bring something back-a nugget of information to help others. When I asked, “What can I take back with me to help others?” the immediate and profound reply was to “Remove Judgment-that judgment is the great obstacle, it closes the heart from opening”. This was so simple and yet what we intellectually know, but perhaps don’t make it a conscious practice in our daily lives.

I decided to take heed the wisdom given. Since then I have been vigilant to the ways in which I judge. I have observed with clarity so many falsehoods whose foundations are based upon my conditioning, not my authenticity, those transgenerational judgments that I have accepted as true without ever really questioning them. WOW!

I have noticed that one of many attitudes we hold in judging others is that we measure what people have rather than by the quality of being that they are. The things we acquire are all well and good if we don’t use them to define who we are and certainly not to define others. Things of external value certainly cannot compete with a deep inner life of compassion, joy and richness. It is important to remember that not everyone lives by the same goals or aspirations, so the principle upon which we measure others is therefore faulty and rendered obsolete.

In some way we are all drawn to glamour, money & power. We want to rub shoulders with the “elite’ as if by osmosis, we too, will become rich and powerful. Funny thing is that rich & powerful does not necessarily connote interpersonal development, but rather organizational methods to produce wealth. In addition, those who have a well cultivated inner life also attained from organizational methods to produce enlightenment, do not always reflect an equal monetary measurement of their inner development. I find the imbalance between both the inner and outer life, of synthesis, to be a crisis of our times where inner hard work is not adequately manifested into the outer material world in a viable energy exchange. I find that an integral life must be committed to the integration of higher consciousness with financial wellbeing. The marriage between the two, no doubt will cause us to feel empowered in all areas of living and fill us with joy to pay it forward.

The goal is ever to ground Spirit into matter and to dissolve the emotional charges that keep us limited in a particular spectrum of consciousness. Holding judgment is reflected not only in our attitudes that keep the authentic self shrouded from view, but from fully being present in our bodies. Our filters of misperception and of our dis-connect selves provide the foundation for dis-ease. So, we must look not only to how flexible our minds and bodies are, but to how flexible we are in our hearts to withhold judgment; let go of control; exercise our capacity to forgive; and how broadly we are able to receive and give love. A loving, open, and flexible heart is the key and doorway to a vibrant life of total wellness aligned in Divine Love.

Keeping ourselves in check to judgment is a purposeful step in the expression of right human relations.

 

Alisa Battaglia©2018

Appearances of the Heart

Some people live closely guarded lives, fearful of encountering someone or something that might shatter their insecure spiritual foundation. This attitude, however, is not the fault of religion but of their own limited understanding. True Dharma leads in exactly the opposite direction. It enables one to integrate all the many diverse experiences of life into a meaningful and coherent whole, thereby banishing fear and insecurity completely. ~Lama Thubten Yeshe, “Wisdom Energy”

There are many who claim to be accelerated on the evolutionary path to enlightenment who parade around in a sheath of spiritual ego full of self-aggrandizement. Their attention is anchored with concern over how they appear to others and thus, they exaggerate their own importance, power, and reputation masking their inadequacies under the guise of love and compassion. With a need to secure false personal power in the eyes of others to appear expert on matters that elude them, their emotional bodies are easily thrown off balance and threatened when their thoughts and ideals are questioned and processes examined. Quick to mask their overcompensations from feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, or victimhood, they react with quick emotional force. Taking things personally, with a swift wave of the hand they judge and dismiss differing perspectives and approaches of others on the path. Be weary of such manipulations. Discernment is needed here. The hallmark of a true initiate is non-attachment and clearly unconcerned with others emotional positions, as they are steadfast upon bridging inner and outer connections on many levels and to transmit that synthetic union to others through world service. Their lower bodies are aligned and integrated with a focus on living a more Soul infused reality as the expressive link in consciousness.

While the spiritual egoist espouses to tout the law of love, they miss the mark and project onto others a love-less vibrational state de-spiriting those in their chain of connection. These characters having reached a small measure of congruency between what they think, feel, say, and do, and their uncontrolled emotional bodies ever lead them astray. Emotional reactivity leads to imbalanced thought. Imbalanced thought creates a whole new set of frequency patterns.

While to err is to be human, it is most wise to take personal responsibility to grow and make better when it is due. Halting judgment and embracing another’s ways of being is a good place to start. With finger-pointing fear based approaches, many refuse to own their projections lost in their own demagoguery. The virtues of humility, trust and the integrity of simultaneous interplay between teacher/student as a co-creative experience, is lost to their desire for guru-hood. Overriding true wisdom and halting acceleration, is the ever-common failure of the Path Seeker to control the emotional body into a calm sea of glass.

I have extracted and revised a piece of my work, “The Seven Attributes of Heart” to express the many evolving layers of heart consciousness that differ only by degree of vibration that is discernable as our level of awareness rises.

A selfish heart functions from conditioned logical responses, while the emotions are a continuous shifting of moods and sentiments wrapped into the self. A desirous heart is concerned with sense gratification and is motivated by that which brings pleasure. An egoic heart, pride and vanity plays an important role so that others may fall in love with the mask perceived as Self. Misidentification further thickens the veil of glamour and illusion. A compassionate heart stimulates the innate potential for healing and through the path of selfless service, love flows gracefully and lovingly brings calm and influence upon others. A listening heart is a self-aware organized consciousness of integrated perceptions between inner and outer worlds, open to the channels of knowledge and illumination. A wise heart perceives a world of differing forces that must congeal into a unified whole if there is ever to be systemic harmony. Virtuous, without distortion of any kind, the tide of beingness is in rhythm with an undifferentiated Kosmic awareness. A spiritual heart recognizes the essential unity in all things and merges with supreme consciousness with reflection in the Kosmic self.

Like a huge mirror our ability to govern the law of our own being always operates in accordance with our actions. We must come to realize that we each are responsible for our own happiness and our own misery chained by the instinctive forces that enslave us. We must move beyond these forces into self-mastery by using the gifts with which we are endowed to promote our inner ideal. Each day we can overcome the effect of our selfish hearts and brackish deeds if we act wisely by evolving our hearts vibration to more inclusive values. This leads us to live a noble life with potential to change the world.

 

Alisa Battaglia 2/11/2009