Years ago, when I was studying with one of my favorite teachers, I learned about the Emotion Constellation.
She referred to it as it pertained to emotional “pockets of energy” that could get stuck in our energy fields and cause physical problems as well as problems in other areas of our lives.
There are five emotions in the Emotion Constellation. They are:
These emotions are born as a result of some of our life’s experiences.
If left unaddressed, they often act as self-imposed “energy markers” and can keep us from accomplishing our desires.
(If you feel like you need support in this area, my daughter Gianna addresses these in her Limpieza Sessions. Limpieza means “clean” in Spanish).
What is also good to note is that Magick performed without emotions is like someone saying “I love you” in an expressionless, monotone voice. I don’t know about you, but that shit doesn’t cut it for me!
Emotions are powerful conduits of energy.
Our culture has taught us that feelings of anger, fear, disgust, and even sadness are “negative.” Not only are we to avoid talking about them, but we’re also taught not to express them. It is assumed by those who drink the “love and light Kool-Aid” that we should never apply these feelings in our Magick or Spiritual practices – lest we be accused of having “low vibrations.”
Many folks believe that involving “negative” feelings in a spell or in daily life will cause some type of pay-back, retribution, or karmic backlash.
On a social level, outwardly shunning those who express “bad feelings” is socially acceptable – if not promoted. We have been pressured to “be nice,” to “keep the peace,” and to “turn the other cheek” since childhood. We are supposed to stay positive at all costs, often to the detriment of our sanity – especially if you are a woman.
Here’s the thing – I’m not saying that we should all be “Debbie Downers” – but emotions are complicated. The more we shove, the darker ones aside, the more bottled up this energy becomes – and it can show up in our lives in surprising and unwanted ways.
Turning the other cheek when someone treats us like shit or when we witness injustice helps no one.
As humans, we are here to experience life’s roller coaster – the ups and downs – all of it. Your dark feelings are as equal to your whole experience in life as your light.
And truth be told, we all have “low-vibrations” – that’s why we are here! Sure, some folks may seem “lower” – but if we are still here, that means we haven’t ascended yet!
Just as we have all experienced birth and will experience death, we should experience all aspects of our light and dark emotions.
Anger, fear, sadness, and other “negative” feelings can be used in Magick as much as joy and gratitude can.
When you are casting any kind of spell, directing your emotions may be the most essential part of your energetic contribution. Yes – you may set up your spell, chant, and visualize, but you must also add a poly-sensorial aspect (feel, sense, and imagine) – your emotions, then direct that energy into your spell-work.
The moral to this newsletter is simple:
When you lack emotion in your rituals, your rituals lack power.
In my upcoming 6-week Shadow Magick course, we will dive into how using each emotion in the Emotion Constellation will bump your results in your spells, rituals, and Magick.