through Joanna Neff
We are Melora, and we welcome you today.
Our interpretation, energetically, of
stress is that it is an assault on the Central Nervous System.
We are being asked by archangel Raphael to help you distinguish
between processing and observing as a way to release
energies that are toxic to you. We are saying that energies that
upset you far beyond what should register in human experience--as
emotional expression or as emotional feeling--actually become
toxic to you, or you wouldn't break down. You wouldn't feel overwhelmed.
What we are hearing that may be of use
to you is that instead of processing your emotions, the more
productive and least painful way is to let the emotions wash
through you and observe them from the point of consciousness
of your inner wisdom. When you process your emotions, you hold
those energies in your various fields, your various bodies, for
long periods of time and don't let go of them. You may also be
resisting or blocking your emotions in this manner of processing.
It is preferable that you observe and release the emotions.
QUESTION: I was getting hit by waves: It
would seem like one wave would hit me. I would be fine and then
I would just kind of crumble. I would work through that and another
wave would come. I can't function in the outside world. If I'm
shopping or doing something and all of a sudden get hit by one
of these waves, it's debilitating. I don't like the idea of just
locking myself up in a room--you know, putting myself in the
cave as it were as this process goes through. Are there other
ways of dealing with this, other than what I just described?
MELORA: Yes. You can set your intention
to work with only a few "bites" at a time. You can
restrict the amount of processing and say, "All right. I'm
not going to block this totally, but I am going to restrict how
much of it I allow myself to experience in this moment.
It is actually better not to try to block the emotions that tries
to come through. Rather, set the intention, as that wave hits
you, that you will process only what you are able to process
at that moment. You allow only what you are able to digest in
Our Jyoti has used this
term "digest" in setting such intentions in the past,
when something very overwhelming is omnipresent for a long period
of time. In her case it was the suicide of a friend of hers.
In that case, she felt her grief all the time, and she still
had to function, of course. The way she handled it, which we
think worked very well was this: She said, "Okay. I'm only
going to take a little bit of this as it comes through--not the
whole thing." What you need to do in cases of high stress
and high emotional trauma is to get through time. Is that not
so? In the grieving process, you have, literally, to get through
Time softens, or allays,
the intensity of grief--your sense of loss, your sense of being
cut off from your roots is what we're hearing. Specific to your
question at the beginning of the session, this is occuring at
a symbolic level. Because you are someone who appreciates
and uses symbolic meaning, this is a very intense symbol for
you. We are also hearing for you that as you rise to the top,
if you will, or the forefront of the generations, you face your
own mortality, of course. These are very intense human issues
that you're facing here.
We are hearing that it
is almost as if your interpretation is coming from outside of
yourself when you say that "a wave hits" you. It is
almost as if you are objectivizing it and not understanding that
it is your own psychological and consciousness processes in a
QUESTION: Well it is. It's a way
of blocking; it's a way of trying to understand what's happening
for me. Like I said, I will be fine, and it's almost like the
idea of the television where you have the remote and you change
the channel. I am fine and all of a sudden I change the channel,
or the channel gets changed and I'm immediately in this other
emotional state. Like I said, it makes it difficult to function
in the outside world when that happens. It comes on usually so
quickly that I'm in it before I'm even aware of it.
MELORA: There are times when people who have done a lot
of spiritual, metaphysical and shamanic work, for example, they
forget that they can ask for help to receive clarity, to modify
or transmute energies, and so forth. This is because, especially
with shamanic work, you are used to being at the helm. You are
used to being the one who is empowered and who directs that power.
In these cases you often forget to ask for assistance.
What we're hearing is
that the appropriate prayers, if you will--the appropriate requests
and intentions in receiving help would be for clarity and for
conscious understanding without running this through the Emotional
Body so much.
QUESTION: Ah, yes. That feels good just
as you say that.
MELORA: The human impulse is to run traumatic energy through
the Emotional Body. That is just automatic; that is just the
way you're set up here. That is the way it is supposed to be.
But when you move more into your center of mastery, you start
to understand that you can balance--or "delegate" the
energies, if you will--the energies throughout your bodies so
that you create a teamwork effect. It takes the punch out of
the effect on the Emotional Body and it enables you to process
the information with all of your Bodies at one time. Your guides
believe you understand, but they would like you to feed back,
as though in a real conversation with them, to give them an example
of how your would do this. This is just to make sure you have
an idea of how to do it.
We are talking of how
to set an intention to redistribute the energy throughout your
Bodies and then asking your Higher Self, specifically, to balance
those energies and integrate them--and
to distribute the energies throughout your bodies so that the
experience values can imprint on the Higher Self and the volatile
energies may be released.
What this does is to diffuse
the volatile energies. In doing so, you retain what you are supposed
to retain, and these are the experiential values of what
you're going through--only those values, themselves, which always
are carried with the Higher Self.
QUESTION: I feel so much better right now.
MELORA: Yes. This is what
follows you from lifetime to lifetime--those experiential values,
which you term as wisdom, and so forth. Hopefully, these are
the ideal results of your experience. Not trauma. Not karma.
So instead of having the results of your experience be trauma
and karma that you carry with you from lifetime to lifetime,
there are actually wisdom factors, if you will.
In your understanding
this consciously now, when one of those waves hits you, you will
now say, "Okay. Please distribute these energies through
all my bodies so that my Higher Self can balance them, retain
the experiential values, and then release the volatile energies
from all of my Bodies.
As always, we wish you
great Joy of the Light, and we are Melora.