More about The Cycle of Unconscious Response
A friend once told me that she thought emotions are spiritual, and I assumed that came from metaphysical theories. I said, no; emotions are reactive and spirit does not react to the physical environment. Spirit is transcendent. That’s why it is more reliable than intellect or emotion; more reliable, even, than cues from the physical.
Feelings are unconscious responses.
When Baby gets outside the womb at birth, everything becomes emotional. Everything is different and strange; unfamiliar. She scrambles for something familiar to hold on to but there’s nothing. This is an emotional reaction, not a feeling. Baby has just begun to build a new familiar environment, and she does it from her intuitive spiritual self. We do this our whole lives, gaining confidence and maturity as we unconsciously bring the external world into alignment with our spirits, day by day.
When our emotions run so high that we drift away from our spirits, we feel overwhelmed and disoriented. We have to pull back into ourselves, back to what is unshakably familiar: our unique self-culture. For some, physical activity or intellectual discourse is intuitive. For others, diversion and fun gets them back to themselves. To restore my calm, I withdraw to reflect and put everything physical and emotional into perspective – my way. My intuitive sense of spirit is manifest in my theory about all this: The Cycle of Unconscious Response.
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