Empathy is a complex topic. In the degree of emotional awareness, coupled with willingness to change we ride the waves of transmutation. The awareness of once suppressed emotion begins a sometimes tumultuous personal unfolding. Through awareness we discover how we resonate in emotion with the external environment. This may be from any living being. Personal responsibility is key to change.
If we are triggered, we have work to do.
In The Gnostic Way we learn that this resonance comes from several possibilities.
1. We are currently resonating emotionally (accompanied with the corresponding patterns of thought and word) with exactly what we encounter. This resonance may be suppressed and mostly unconscious.
2. We are resonating with the opposite.
3. We have a small amount of both; same and opposite yet to transmute.
There is a 4th possibility. The entrance into sanctification, whereby we are aware/ empathic of our surroundings, and are willing and able to offer transmutation when and where appropriate. This occurs naturally where our own inner work has been made clear. Where we have cleared the path in the emotional body is from where we may be of assistance to others. This is the shamanic way. Bringing into focus the principle of ‘temperance’; the ability to recognize and apply higher and lower law appropriately.
As we move in transmutation with our own emotional body, sensitivity increases. This allows for greater empathic abilities, while not becoming personally involved or triggered. From here we hold space for the other.
When we become aware of emotion from another, we may ask ourselves- ‘is this something we have a responsibility to transmute’?
Application of transmutation.
What do we do with the emotion we are aware of?
2. Apply principles of emotional transmutation- forgiveness, gratitude and love. (simplification of complex energy)
Four steps to change;
a; Observation- becoming aware internally of emotion (without projection into our environment)
b; Receive- willingness to change
c; Re-experience- find emotion that was previously suppressed
d; Release- apply the three powers of love, forgiveness and gratitude WITH the surfaced emotion. Feel what we feel with ….
The Logic In Sequence trilogy (the writings of John W. Ray) is a free download on this site for further understandings of the above concepts.
May we embrace in gratitude our ever increasing abilities to feel, to be aware, and to Love.