Emotions & Healing
It is important to learn how to separate feelings from emotions. Feelings are body sensations that are experienced by the physical body. They may be sensations such as heaviness, lightness, pain in the muscles or joints, tingling, etc. Emotions are not felt by the body, they are experienced by the consciousness. The physical body is the vehicle used to feel body sensations. The emotional body is the etheric vehicle used to sense emotions. Very often people think that they are in touch with emotions when they are actually experiencing body sensations. Emotions are experienced through the inner senses which are much more subtle than the five outer senses: taste, touch, smell, sound and sight. Because of this, when we have an emotion it is much more common to feel the prominent body sensations triggered by the emotions than it is to sense the emotions itself.
Thoughts and emotions always occur hand in hand. If we have an emotion, then a thought is attached to it. If we have a thought, then we automatically have an accompanying emotion. Our most powerful thought/feeling conglomerates are called core beliefs. It is the combination of our thoughts and emotions that create our reality. It is through the mental body that we experience thoughts, creativity and imagination. Body sensations instinctually accompany emotions which are tied to thoughts. The process is so natural that we do not pay attention. Often it is easy to confuse our thoughts or feelings with our emotions.