Expressing vs Communicating Feelings
Communicating your feelings or emotions is not the same as expressing or experiencing them.
Expressing an emotional feeling actually strengthens it.
express love and you strengthen it
express a negative emotion and you also strengthen it.
Expressing or experiencing an emotion is not the same as releasing it.
feeling the pain of a damaged finger is not curing it - why should it be different for an emotional feeling.
Feelings are energy based.
Pure feelings: Not filtered through the personal belief system eg. tired, alert, happy.
Emotions: Feelings filtered through belief system eg. because you believe you should not be rejected, you become unhappy. Example of emotions; fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and loneliness.
Communicating about emotional energy enables them to be processed rather than pushed down to ‘fester’ or strengthening them by expressing them.