Why is ‘Emotional Intelligence’ so important in ‘piercing the veil’?
We are cohesive systems. Our physical sensations and muscular holding patterns, our feelings and emotions, and our thoughts are all perfect mirrors of each other.
If – as in “Piercing the Veil” – it is true that most of humanity, throughout much of Time, has focused its mind – its ‘thinking’ – ‘beneath the horizon’ (thinking thoughts about the material world) … how can emotions assist us to rectify this?
Consider this …
When you think about the material world … notice the nature of your mind – the quality of your attentiveness. Notice the nature of your heart – the emotions that you predominantly feel. Notice the nature of your body – the tension or relaxation in your physicality.
Now shift your attention to the spiritual world – ‘above the horizon’. Notice the nature of your mind – the quality of your attentiveness. Notice the nature of your heart – the emotions that you are predominantly feeling. Notice the nature of your body – the tension or relaxation in your physicality – your increasingly expansive sensations – ‘the incredible lightness of being’.
Where you direct your attention – your thought – determines immediately the emotions you feel, and the wellbeing of your physical body.
So if – in materially focused ‘beneath the horizon’ human civilization – thought is the ‘ceiling’ of our current collective consciousness let’s shift where we direct our thought.
Try this. Put your attention on your bank balance.
Now put your attention on the state of wonder you feel as you gaze out into the stars.
Put your attention on your children’s schooling or daycare issues.
Now put your attention on the feeling of surrendering you feel floating in a saltwater sea – buoyant, weightless, carried.
Put your attention on all the things you ‘have to do’ today.
Now put your attention on the magic of the moon as it lights up a midnight sky.
As we direct our attention – the basis of our thought – ‘above the horizon’ we lift our physical and emotional state beyond the veil.
David Hawkins, author of Power vs. Force, states that humanity is currently hovering in the realm of reason. Translated, this means that we are stuck in the ceiling of ‘thought’.
Above thought / reason / understanding is Love. Above it is Joy. Above it is Peace. Above it is Enlightenment – an experience of pure Being. Above this is an expansive threshold only our deep unconscious cosmic selves can access and comprehend.
Imagine perceiving everything in this world through the lens of Love. Or Joy. Or Peace. Or pure Being.
Imagine this … and you have pierced the veil.
Questions to Ponder: Look at the ascending ‘ladder’ of emotions – from the bottom of bottoms (Shame, Guilt, Apathy, Grief, Fear, Desire, Anger, Pride) up to the teeter totter fulcrum – the tipping point – of Courage – up into the upward spiraling realms of Neutrality, Willingness, Acceptance, to the current crowning victory of human evolution – Reason / Understanding / Thought.
Take a deep breath. Relax. Close your eyes if you feel drawn to. And let go into Love. And then Joy. And then Peace. And then Enlightenment.
Savor this experience. ‘Imprint’ it – take a kinesthetic snapshot of your experience – bookmark it, inside yourself, so you can easily re-access it again, and again, and again, as often and whenever you choose.
Want personal mentoring in how to explore this yourself?
Want a ‘map’ to hold in your very own hands to guide you through this? Read The Power of Anger – particularly the chapters “The ‘Map of Emotions’” and “How to Use the ‘Map of Emotions’”.
* Images with gratitude to Philip Kromer/wikimedia.org and Neptun/wikimedia.org