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An iceberg and a beehive – metaphors for you emotions
July 03, 2017
Hello,

We know that the part of the iceberg that we can see above the water is only a small proportion of the total size of the iceberg. We know that the great bulk of the iceberg lies below sea level and so it is with your emotions which arise from your unconscious which lies deep and hidden in the ocean.

The iceberg represents the obvious truth that so much of what happens to us does so unconsciously beneath the radar that we are not really aware of it. We breathe, we speak, we digest and do so unconsciously. And it is in our unconscious that we find the emotional responses that lead to the action that lead to the life we lead. That right - deep in our unconscious is where the jigsaw pieces fit together ... or not.

And here's a second image - an enormous beehive. From the outside, all may seem quite still and quiet but containing within the beehive is a mass of activity. This is how our unconscious is working, always busy – making sense, drawing connections, processing and signaling with subtle and not so subtle emotions and feelings.



SEPARATION
by Sophia Yasmeen

    What is separation? when my loved ones are not near me I still remember them, they are still in my heart. Then how is that separation? Is closeness just about being physically present? Can the ones that are not in front of me at the moment not be called as close ones? By this definition God and us must always be separated. But is that true? Can I not consider being close to God just by experiencing his grace? Real separation will only take place when I no longer have a place for someone in my heart. Then why do we fear separation so much? There is no such thing.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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