Emotion is energy, felt in the body and inner being as pain or pleasure.
Painful emotions include despair, shame, grief, and anger.
Pleasant emotions include courage, compassion, gratitude, and Love.
In this context:
- Painful emotion, negative emotion, negative energy, negativity, emotional pain, and “evil” are the same thing.
- Positive emotion, positive energy, emotional pleasure, and “goodness” are the same thing.
- Emotional release is the expression and depletion of painful emotion (negativity) that results in a return to positive emotion (“goodness”).
The following principles can serve as a guideline for people who want to know how to heal from emotional pain and improve their ability to function in the world and in good relationships.
Emotional Pain and Negativity
1. Emotional pain splits and splinters the self and the person’s energy and focus, producing functional incompetence in life and harmful, destructive relationships.
2. Emotional pleasure results in personal power and mutually satisfying relationships.
3. All emotions are experienced (felt) through either repression or expression.
4. Positive emotion is transformed into negativity through repression.
5. Negativity is transformed into goodness through expression.
6. Emotional pleasure is a sign of healing: moving toward wholeness and unity with the True Self.
7. Emotional pain is a sign of self-splinteredness and the need for emotional healing.
8. Emotional harm is caused by negative emotion (negativity) in the person harming. It causes negativity in the person harmed.
9. Emotional healing means releasing negative emotion from your being through expression. Positive emotion automatically replaces it.
10. Human history is the process of emotional healing—overcoming or releasing negative emotion (negativity) caused by harm.
11. Everyone (at this point in history) receives harm and negativity at some point in life.
12. Negativity came to you through someone else, who harmed you.
13. The negativity you got wasn’t the other person’s, either. They got it from someone else, who harmed them. And so on, back in time.
14. Negative events happen to you for a reason: you are helping to rid the world of evil by releasing the negativity someone else gave you instead of passing it on to others.
15. You are more powerful than any negativity.
16. With any emotion (positive or negative), you can either express (release) or repress (hold) it. These are your only options.
17. Repression is postponing the expression of (or, holding) your negative emotion.
18. Repression demands a lot of energy from you.
19. The pain you feel (in the background) when you repress negative emotion is not intense, but it can last a long time—even until death.
20. Repression affects every aspect of your life in a bad way, especially your most intimate relationships.
21. Repressed emotion causes or contributes to many physical ailments, including headaches, stomachaches, high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, and cancer.
22. Your emotional pain will last as long as you’re willing to expend energy repressing the emotion.
23. When the perceived cost of repression exceeds the perceived benefit, you will express (release) the negativity. (This can be inconvenient.)
24. Repression leads to the spread of negativity through your actions.
25. Repression kills. Expression brings life.
26. Expressing an emotion is the same as feeling it completely, the way you didn’t when an event happened to you (or you wouldn’t be holding it now).
27. When you express an emotion fully, you release it from your inner being.
28. When you express (release) negative emotion, you are involved in the most human of experiences: emotional healing.
29. When you express an emotion fully, others can see the emotion by observing your actions. You can’t hide it.
30. Expressing negative emotion stops the historic transfer of negativity (evil) and spares others from harm—that is, it keeps you from transferring your negativity to them by harming them.
31. The pain you feel when you release negativity is intense, but temporary.
32. With experience, emotional release gets easier and faster.
33. To release negativity completely, you have to relive (emotionally) the experience that brought it to you. You do not have to remember the event, just feel the pain.
34. When you release negativity, positive emotion takes its place, letting you know that you did well.
35. Although intimacy facilitates emotional release, the release itself is private and personal.
36. The male and female creative principles are complementary aspects of (two “halves” of) the wholeness that resides at the core of our inner being.
37. The male and female creative principles long for unity together, in humans.
38. Intimacy is the closest that physical beings can come to re-claiming the unity of wholeness in the physical.
39. Intimacy is witnessing, and accepting, another person’s emotional pain and inner ugliness.
40. Acceptance is Love.
41. Intimacy is the highest calling of human relationships.
42. Intimacy creates the strongest bonds possible between two people (except possibly for motherhood).
43. Intimacy is the result of two people’s desire to achieve wholeness and emotional healing.
44. Intimacy and monogamy are not the same thing, and neither requires the other. They are different worlds, which nevertheless can overlap.
45. The desire for wholeness and emotional healing is a result of sexual maturity (puberty).
46. Through intimacy, we watch ourselves and each other become weak—and then more powerful.
47. Intimacy is a powerful force against negativity. No negativity is stronger than Love, which intimacy can produce (indirectly).
48. Intimacy creates a safe environment that fosters emotional healing (releasing negativity), which results in growth toward wholeness.
49. Sex exists ultimately to produce intimacy. Reproduction is a convenient by-product and evolutionary mechanism.
50. Ideally, intimacy releases negativity before sex produces children. This spares them of the burden of their parents’ negativity.
51. When sex produces children before intimacy produces emotional healing, the children bear the burden of their parents’ unresolved negativity.
52. Negativity is a physical (outer) phenomenon. Intimacy is an inner phenomenon.
53. The inner is more powerful than the outer.
54. Emotional healing will one day eradicate negativity (“evil”) in the world.