To clarify why I am writing these articles in the manner I am, simply to assist anyone suffering pain without having a physical attribution to it. My goal is to assist as many as I can regain a life without pain, fear and especially drugs.
The answer to this question is “Yes” short and simple “Yes” you can and will become a prisoner to your feelings if you are unable to recognize what those feelings mean and how to correctly respond to the emotions garnered by them. Identifying or qualifying how you become a prisoner to your feelings should be the first action to understanding the question. This step will allow you to break free of your emotional prison once you recognize and accept your there, but not until your honest with yourself can or will that occur. This process is not a cover-up method it will bring you to a permanent fix. Hard to believe well let’s go forward and see how it works. By the way, “there are no medications involved” and when you begin you must drop them, “scary” huh, “yes” but very rewarding once achieved.
So let’s begin: The first thing to recognize and understand is the difference between Emotions and feelings and how we react to them. In my opinion the myth is they are one in the same, which in reality is a long way from the truth. Here is a formula I have very successfully worked with over the last 30 years, once it is understood, implemented and followed.
Now for those who believe our feelings and emotions are one and the same, here is some food for thought in that respect. After a number of years of having to deal with unsubstantiated head pain, I recognized that my feelings were really bits and pieces of information about what was occurring to me on a physical plain, and in turn triggered an emotional response.
Again in my opinion because in many cases we either don’t recognize or understand our reaction to an emotional response, we create a defense mechanism in an attempt at protecting ourselves from responding to pain on that emotional level which is usually Anger. Now not recognizing or understanding why I was responding in the manner I was, I did the following.
Once the protection mechanism was in place I then began a cycle of suppressing my emotional reactions to various life’s situations and in turn built the walls of emotional imprisonment. So as an example if I kicked you in the ankle you would feel pain which would be broadcast to you as hurt, thus you say “ouch that hurt”(your feeling) your response to this scenario is first anger (your emotional response) towards yourself for being hurt (your feeling), then expressed to either the object or perpetrator for hurting you. So from this scenario in my opinion, we should recognize the separation between feelings and emotions, thus my definition “feelings are just bits and pieces of information about what is happening to my body; emotions are the reaction to that information”.
I believe this definition is just plain simple information about our physical side. However it is one very important key for you to understand how this information can and will assist you in eventually dealing with both your feelings and your emotions independently and gaining the understanding to their actual effects on you personally either spiritually or physically.
Now this brings me to the second part of this scenario which is a crucial and very important part, understanding how to deal with our feelings and emotions on a spiritual level and connecting it to the physical plain we recognize as the person we actually see in the mirror.