The emotional plane...
is the vast sea of feelings and sensations that we navigate throughout the life. It informs the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the personality. This plane is also known in eastern philosophies as the astral plane and the ultimate goal is happiness.
Like the sea, the emotions are the epitome of movement. The ebb and flow are effected by our experiences and in turn our experiences are effected by the ebb and flow as we take in life through our senses. Here again, we see a reflection of the greater whole.
The emotional plane is the plane of desire. It is where we develop relationships not just with people but with everything. It is also where we cultivate patterns, habits, fears, and distortions.
This poem offers an insight into what this is about.
I thought that my voyage had come to its end
at the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed,
that provisions were exhausted
and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.
But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
And when old words die out on the tongue,
new melodies break forth from the heart;
and where the old tracks are lost,
new country is revealed with its wonders.
"I have emotions, but I am not my emotions. My emotions are diversified, changing, sometimes contradictory. They may swing from love to anger, from joy to sorrow, and yet my essence--my true nature--does not change. "I" remain. Though a wave of emotion may temporarily submerge me, I know that it will pass in time; therefore I am not this emotion. Since I can observe and understand my emotions, and then gradually learn to direct, utilize and integrate them harmoniously, it is clear that they are not my self. I have emotions, but I am not my emotions."
STILL POINT CENTRE