Differentiating Feelings from Emotions by Gaylene Aitken

Addictions screen one from the reality of self and can provide a temporary escape from the unvarying relentlessness of one’s life experience.
For many the word addiction is connected to substances or actions like obsessive compulsive disorder.

There’s another addiction that may not be recognised as such because it’s served up to us daily as entertainment and news; drama.

Drama is an addiction that affects more than the individual, it gives life to rumours, gossip, judgments, anxiety, exhaustion, fear, separation and not minding one’s own business.

Creating drama out of negative events doesn’t solve anything. The energy of emotions out of control is wasted energy. For instance, someone running into the back of your car can make you angry but holding on to that anger isn’t going to allow clarity of mind to take the necessary steps to get it sorted.

Knowing one’s self, the good, bad and ugly without judgment is vital to navigating successfully through the ups and downs of life.

Focusing inwards upon the inner life of the body gives us a deeper awareness of how our emotional response to external events affect the functioning of our organs.

In my many years of natural movement guidance and bodywork experience, I’ve observed how scary it can initially be to shift focus from the external to start feeling their body as an unfamiliar terrain. We fear what we don’t know.

The fear of self is nurtured in the mass manipulation of consciousness by an individual or group’s opinion of an event, acceptable behaviour or how one looks.
Stepping away from the crowd and learning from yourself what is happening at a functional not emotional level will create the space needed to be compassionately objective, calm and energised, to see things for what they are.

Kahuna Abraham said ‘life is about feeling’….not emotions. The closer one gets to one’s inner life through the portal of the body the more one understands the difference between feelings and emotions and with that clarity we can stay calm, centred and grounded when the drama hits the fan.

Seek happiness, call for it, move towards it, create it consciously and immerse yourself in the universe of your creation.


Gaylyn Aitken

Kahuna Mist began operations in 1996 as The Body Care Centre and changed it's name to Kahuna Mist in 2001. Owner and founder Gaylyn Aitken was trained by Kahu Abraham from 1997 until his passing in 2004 and continues with his work of evolutionary transformation through movement.

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