Spirit - In certain spiritual realms, feeling expression gets misinterpreted or merely gets a bad rap. Sometimes, I got the message that if I just reached some spiritual plateau, if I just got spiritual enough, I wouldn't have feelings such as anger or fear. That I should be able to rise above them. What if honoring and expressing feelings IS the spiritual path? That, in moving into the gut-wrenching despair, paralyzing fear, boundless joy, or anger that emotions offer, we move into a more intimate union with the divine. After all, Jesus wept He struggled in the garden of Gesthemane. Numerous Buddhist books are written about moving feelings through the body rather than doing a spiritual bypass and feeling from the neck up. If s about allowing the expression of feelings appropriately so we can move into a deeper place of peace, communion, and trust.
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