This field encompasses all the emotions and feelings such as happiness, joy, pleasure, anxiety, anger, regret and the neverending spectrum of sensations we can experience.
What is certain is that without a determined practice, it’s quite difficult to discern our thoughts from emotions. Compared with thoughts, emotions are much faster in their manifestation. Ordinarily, once an emotion arises, it produces an association of thoughts and fantasies which we label under the term “reasoning”.
Before achieving a state of self -consciousness, we must work diligently in order to discern thoughts from emotions. In most cases, thoughts are coloured by the emotions, and this is a great problem, because it is the main cause of what Buddhists call “suffering”. Almost always, our decisions, constructed concepts and reactions are the results of mechanical and conditioned emotional states. This is the reason why it is so difficult to manage unwanted emotions through logical processes and reasoning. It’s an experience that all have in common: we may even know that an emotional state is “wrong”, but we have not many possibilities to change the situation. Our ordinary mind is too slow and weak to control our emotions anytime we wish. During the development of a state of Self Awareness (Self Remembering), this possibility arises, but it is not yet stable, so it cannot happen everytime.
There are some people who live their life through the intellectual field, so they seem more able to “sedate” the emotions using logic, but if we take a deeper look, we’ll notice that they don’t control anything: they simply repress them. The control of our emotional states through the Higher Intellectual field is a far different thing. In such a case, emotions are free to be expressed in their full potential, without limitations or blockages, and this emotional wave is directed by an individual will.
What is the function of the Emotional Field? It represents the “center” from where began the feelings for all which exists. It is the mean which permits us to answer to any impression we experience. It’s the pure heart of expression. It brings us in relation to a vast sphere which includes all that exists. How could human relationships exist without emotions? How could we enjoy music, landscapes or conversation?
Of course, we have taken as examples only “positive” emotions, but there are also “negative” emotions, and they are expressed more often than the positive. Such emotions have to be considered such as they are: a poison for human nature. A human being is born to feed himself with what we consider “positive” emotions, and a negative emotional state which lasts for a longer period of time, results in the manifestion of more or less dangerous illnesses.
Looking from a more objective point of view, an emotional center, in its True Nature, is not dualistic, so it does not recognize “positive” or “negative” emotions; positive and negative related to the emotional sphere is an illusion, but, for the reason that our emotional field does not work in a natural way, therefore, not “balanced”, we’ll speak, for now, using terms we usually recognize and also use.
When a person achieves a state of objective consciousness, the emotional field transmutates. It is transformed from a prison which does not allow us to live a peaceful life, in a mean to experience the spiritual states described in all the Ancient Teachings as compassion, unconditional love, and a state of unity with all that exists… an expansion of consciousness over the limits of an egoistic mind.