As I paused the angel reading and slowly opened my eyes, I watched a single tear run down her cheek. The salt in the teardrop etched a line through her make-up, all the way down to the bottom of her chin. Though she was not a close friend, she was someone I had spent a great deal of time with, and in that moment I was touched by the level of vulnerability. The strength in her character had rarely demonstrated the show of emotion I was witnessing.
Shedding tears could be the ultimate expression of truth, revealing a side that those close may have never seen. I was honored to share the quality of such a moment evoked by a simple message from spirit. Most emotions are relatively easy to hide, especially for those who have developed the poker face. (tee tee) But tears can never conceal the feelings of the heart.
Unfortunately, most of us are taught to hide any show of emotions, especially those which could be interpreted as a weakness. Society and mere survival demand certain attributes, and modern life usually adds to the human nature of concealing emotions under a disguise of some sort. Anything that brings a person to tears can be uncomfortable for some, yet create a moment of undeniable authenticity that cannot be faked or hidden. Let’s go into the silence together for a whisper on what lies behind the tears:
Even a momentary break from a persona cannot normally occur without a temporary deviation from normal displays of behavior. Building emotional defenses to cope is a common response created out of the survival instinct energy inherent with all humans. But how an individual addresses their perceived need for protection can create aspects of identity that block the flow of love in all directions. The flow of energy outward (giving) and inward (receiving) can be affected by the need to feel safe in relationships, in public, and in certain situations.
Humans are always seeking respite from the harsh extremes of a three-dimensional environment. The masculine energies can dominate as a way to cope with a traumatic event, especially to those who are sensitive. An emotional response created by a life experience can place a shield on the heart, but few are immune from an experience that can penetrate the shield, bringing the barriers down. The heart opens and the mind no longer controls the emotion or the response. Tears are the release as an energy from the heart flows outward, and the human essence is revealed in a moment of undeniable truth.
Through a release of tears, the heart is cleansing the entire system with a message that states, “I can no longer hold” the pain, the joy, the inspiration, the secret, the love, or the emotion connecting the heart to the soul in that moment. The release is a natural curative process that brings healing energy to the body, mind, and spirit. The body releases energy, the mind releases thoughts, and spirit releases pure love. Behind the tears is authenticity that reveals the human capacity to open to love. The nature of shedding a tear connects one to the arcana of life.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“It is a grave injustice to a child or adult to insist that they stop crying. One can comfort a person who is crying which enables him to relax and makes further crying unnecessary; but to humiliate a crying child is to increase his pain, and augment his rigidity. We stop other people from crying because we cannot stand the sounds and movements of their bodies. It threatens our own rigidity. It induces similar feelings in ourselves which we dare not express and it evokes a resonance in our own bodies which we resist.” Alexander Lowen