Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Repressed Emotions

In the elder days of art
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part,
For the Gods are everywhere.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the 19th century American educator and poet, wrote that poem around 1841. Our emotions are signals for what we are creating. We learn to fear our emotions. We censor them in dreams and distort them in our wakeful state. We block the energy that flows within us so the God that creates our works of art is expressed in psychotic or neurotic behavior. The inhibition of our emotions interferes with our innate therapeutic devices. We project our repressed emotions outward using fear. We fight enemies that are a different race, color or creed. We battle to protect our flawed belief about the nature of God.

We are builders of mind creations. We are the elder and the youth as well as the enemy that desperately seeks unity. That unity is an innate characteristic of the conscious mind. We are always united in consciousness, but our beliefs and the emotions produced by those beliefs create the energy that we fight against. God is everywhere and we are everywhere in God.

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