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Home Above the Clouds

Written by Gede Prama

A burning hell, that’s how the restless souls look at emotions. Some rich celebrities in the West who committed suicide because of burning emotions. Summarized into one, the point is simple the pendulum of emotions keeps swinging. As the pendulum moves to the direction of joy, the restless souls tend to over-enjoy it. As a result, emotion being pulled back too hard to the right. In many cases, the emotions burn excessively.

To be honest, as soon as one deeply explores emotions, emotions can be a very important clue for the journey of the soul. It happened many times on the journey of deep souls, emotions can be the key to open many secrets. Let’s begin to explore negative emotions first, then learn deeper about positive emotions. And the secret is hidden above both of them.

The most hated negative feeling in this age is anger. In fact, anger only tells that there is a personal sensitive area being touched by the others. As simple as that. Jealousy is the guarding force that keeps the husband-wife relationship healthy and safe. Envy is signal that there is energy of progress stored inside. Boring is a hint that the inner life requires more stimulus from outside such as praise, entertainment, and other variations.

In summary, negative emotions are just compasses pointing the way to go. When a personal sensitive area is touched by people, learn to step away, that is enough. When jealousy burns inside, concentrate energy to keep your spouse safe. When envy comes, use envy energy to try harder. Similar things happen with boredom. No need to take the rope and hang yourself. Simply go to people and places that can give your inner life more stimulus like entertainment, meeting close friends, browsing the internet.

Positive emotions such as happiness, joy and gladness bring other signs. While negative emotions exist as a guarding force, positive emotions are present to let you know that the soul is laughing inside. In order to stimulate these positive emotions to come to the surface, recognize deeply their behavior.

Friends who spent decades living near the beach, they will be easy to be peaceful even when they just look at a cool mountain picture. Companions who grew tens of years in the middle of a closed building, would be easily happy to see a video about an open park. In summary, each person has a soul hole (by which read: something that is lacking inside). For that reason, learn to recognize your soul hole. When your emotions are low, present some stimulus to make your emotions move back to the point of balance.

As the seasons in nature complete with winter and summer, night and day, the same thing happens to the emotions inside. The spiritual task then, when the emotions move to the direction of joy, keep the pendulum of emotions to not be too extreme. Simply enjoy positive feelings in moderation. Remember, in moderation, do not overdo it. When the pendulum of feelings moves toward the opposite negative, the negative feelings will not interfere much.

In the deep spiritual journey, this is called emotion as insight. Emotions are no longer not shaking, but keep guiding someone to find insight in a much deeper, yet far more wonderful life. Together with the well-managed emotions like these, many of the secrets in nature are easily opened.

Fear is part of our emotions that often give a secret sign. For the beginners, fear is the guarding force. Without fear of accidents, many young people will crash on the highway. But once the soul grows mature, or even luminous, fear is the wall that separates between the small selfish self and the Great self.

That is why the body of mature and luminous souls, will be touched by the terrifying and dangerous signs of nature, from spiders to dangerous snakes, but certainly they do not cause any danger. But they become an important sign from the secret realm, that one’s soul is mature and glowing already. In the way of meditation, the emotions and the mind are often referred to as the clouds which are coming and going. Consequently, the mature souls who have been touched by snakes and spiders, in fact they live in the home above the clouds.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo Courtesy: Etsy.
Proofread By: Kirsty Spence.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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