GRIEF, TERROR AND RAGE: Understanding The 3 Core Emotions

When you understand the nature of disease from a wholistic perspective, you can see how emotions are only like shadows on wall of our minds. They arise according to the different factors that cause us to go out of balance. Ultimately, all dis-ease and emotions are the result of not being able to access and express the qualities of your true inner Self.

All emotional states stem from THE 3 CORE EMOTIONS:

1.     TERROR
2.     GRIEF
3.     RAGE

There are degrees to which the core emotions manifest, appearing as the related emotional states listed below.

GRIEF - sadness, despondent, unhappy, gloomy, miserable, dejected, disillusioned

TERROR - fearful, scared, worried, anxious, apprehensive, concerned, phobic, horrified, shocked, panicked, frightened, dread, alarmed, intrepid

RAGE - angry, furious, ferocity, vehement, wrathful, annoyed, irritated

The most common expressions of The 3 Core Emotions are sadness, anger, and fear or being scared. However, no emotion ever occurs by itself. Instead, they compound with the others and build into emotional complexes. Therefore, The 3 Core Emotions come together and manifest as THE 9 CORE EMOTIONAL COMPLEXES.

1.     Sad about being scared
2.     Sad about being angry
3.     Sad about being sad

4.     In fear of being scared
5.     In fear of being angry
6.     In fear of being sad

7.     Angry at being scared
8.     Angry at being angry
9.     Angry at being sad

It is important to note that a core emotion arises with every separation and division away from out natural state of being! Emotions are always directed at the perceived cause of the suffering. Each one may centre on a single issue in a person’s life, or surround multiple issues that affect a person’s entire reality. Here are some examples:

- a person who is angry at being angry about their low wages

- someone who is scared they will become depressed after becoming unemployed

These combinations may continue to compound into complicated emotional complexes. For example:

- A person is furious at their grief over having a broken heart, and scared they may never get over it. The fear and anxiety makes them withdraw socially, which causes an even greater depression.

Going deeper in the material I share, I explain how all dis-eases are caused by either an excess or  lack of something that essential to attain and maintain balance. However, all dis-ease starts with an initial deficiency, or lack of wholeness and completeness. So to address emotions effectively, we mainly need to focus on what is missing to cause the state. When we know how to remove the excesses and restore the deficiencies, we can make emotions disappear in the same way light dispels darkness. As one master said to me. “You don’t have to open a door to let the darkness out, you just turn on the light.”

Grief is essentially seated in a feeling of loss or lack. When you invert that energy, the opposite to this is a sense of gratitude for what you do have. We simply need to saturate our minds with all the things that we have to be grateful for in life, and the grief will go.

Anger is the same. I have a saying. “Anger is laughter turned inside out”. This is why the people with the biggest tempers are those with the best sense of humour. Laughter is actually our essence of bliss coming through. We just  need to stop taking everything so personally and seriously, and learn to see the funny side of everything. This is why we say that you know when someone is free of an issue when they can laugh about it.

Fear always appears with its counterpart - desire. Fear and desire are limited to a dualistic reality, and are inseparable from each other. For every fear there is a desire for the opposite result, and for every desire there is fear of not satisfying that desire. Fear is based on doubt, judgment and question, which stem from your core beliefs. The beliefs are not centred in a conscious connection to the natural laws , which create and sustain the all life and the Universe. The opposite to fear is the sense of honour, which comes from being able to align and connect with these laws, and feel the divine grace unfolding in and through everything.

It is empowering to know that regardless of the emotional state, we can quickly and effortlessly shift our reality. We simply need to find creative ways of restoring a connection with nature and our creativity. We can all do this by learning honour ourselves and each other in a way that is free of compromise, contradiction and denial of the natural laws.

Brian Gerard Schaefer:)


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Brian Gerard Schaefer is an author and a self-educated wholistic natural therapist, specialising in kinesiology, myopractic, spiritual counselling, diet and nutrition. He presents seminars and workshops on healing, kinesiology, meditation and personal development.