The Michael Motivation Cards

40 Emotional

40 Emotional
What this card means... All about issues of the heart. Emotions give relevance to everything. This card says pay attention to them and notice what they reveal about a circumstance.

“How about a hug…”


Card messages in the Illuminated position.

+ Perceptivity

(Sensitivity, warmth, astute, affectionate, receptive, affinity, schmooze,)

  1. Are you feeling the tenor of a situation as well as analyzing it strategically? Name the emotions in play.You will have the advantage if you know your emotions but only express them as part of a necessary communication.
  2. The heart always tells its truth. But it does not use words. The language of the mind and emotions must be matched and compared carefully. Allow yourself to name your emotions and you will have clarity of what they are trying to tell you.
  3. Emotions drive everything! Knowing this truth of the heart lends one’s self to keen perceptivity and ability to sense the mood of others. Come from the heart and appeal to another person by revealing your genuine humanity.
Quotation Illustrating the Overleaf in this pole
  • “Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  • “The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”~ Pablo Picasso
  • “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”~ Roger Ebert
  • “There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung

Card messages in the Shadow position.

– Sentimentality

(Nostalgia, moody, apprehensive )

  1. Sentimentality is looking to the past for emotions that once might have soothed or inspired you. Nostalgic reminiscence takes one out of present time and distorts the meaning of a current event. Is a current situation being misunderstood because of past sentiments? Be alert to fear being expressed as traditional values.
  2. Be mindful of pitiful looks and behavior. Feeling sorry for someone, perhaps yourself, never addresses the real issue, and it will cause you to sidestep it altogether, postponing significant advancement.
Quotation Illustrating the Overleaf in this pole
  • “Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.” ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  • “It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes… we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions – especially selfish ones.” ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • ““He liked to observe emotions; they were like red lanterns strung along the dark unknown of another’s personality, marking vulnerable points.” ~ Ayn Rand
  • “The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them.”~P. D. Ouspensky

Overleaf of the Michael Teaching

Heart Connection the Emotional Center defined in The Michael TeachingThe Emotional Center – the 4th chakra is at the mid point of the body and is the central focus of the Assemblage Point.  In the positive pole of this Center, Essence seeks for us to know the nuance of situations at the level of feeling and that of flavors of energy we call emotion: energy in motion. Perception is laced with a sensitivity to all the flavors of emotion making events distinguishable not by unique or discrete category like Discrimination but by degrees of heat, or direction, or volume, or substance. Having this capacity may, depending upon the culture or family in which it occurs, be elevated as a gift of concern for others or as a hindrance and weakness.

The Emotionally centered person cannot help but to sense, if not to some degree synchronize, with the resonance of another person. This is the feature of being wired with this Center first.  Instead of watching a person’s behavior, the Emotionally Centered person is likely to tune into the tone of voice as the relay of emotion emanating from someone’s communication. We might say that these are “people oriented” folk who receive more validation from relating to others than by ideas or labels. As a result, they require the warmth of human contact more-so that those of the Intellectual or Moving Centers. Yet, like the Kinesthetic (Moving) Center, caress and touch are essential to health. When a person is “out-of-touch” with this center, they might appear cool or withdrawn, reacting awkwardly to overtures of affection.

In the negative pole, an Emotionally Centered person may be skewed and biased by what he knows and values.  Like the Spiritualist, whose knowledge depends in part from their validation from deep states of feeling, both can mistake a strong emotional reaction as truth, instead of attachment to their beliefs.

Cultural Meaning

Products are sold on the strength of an emotional tie made to a favorite memory or rapacious fear. Representing the most divergent aspect of the human animal, emotions are what spur the artist to create beauty and the wild, incensed, and crazed person to act out hate in a fashion we would label as monstrous and horrific. History is dotted with myths, stories, and accounts plotting a graph of tremendous variation possible to the human heart: the real driver of action.

The mind and emotions may formulate a truce and indeed a partnership, but the historic animosity between the two seem to alienate human concern and human calculation much in the same way that carbon dioxide and oxygen maintain a delicate balance in our biosphere. Each are necessary and each may bring devastation to an environment when the proportions are imprecise. When the mind is set to help understand an regulate the release of emotions, the resulting tempered flows can irrigate a person with the nectar intended from Spirit without flooding the life and drowning thought completely.

Famous Examples

Nicolas Cage,

You might be emotionally centered if…

List of traits from the EPP

by Stephen Cocconi © 2011

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