The Fifth Principle: Harness your emotional turbulence.
Sutra: Moksha (MOKE-shah)
Meaning: I am emotionally free
Once we understand that external reality can’t be separated from the internal reality, once we understand that the universe really is our extended body, it becomes very clear that negative energy within ourselves is destructive. Emotional turbulence is a major barrier to the spontaneous fulfillment of desire, but it is possible to transform negative energy into a higher level of awareness.
The word moksha means “freedom.” As this sutra resonates within you, it expresses “I am emotionally free. My soul is disengaged from melodrama. I am free from resentment, grievances, hostility, and guilt. I am free of self-importance. I am free of self-concern. I am free of self-pity. I can laugh at myself. I see the humor in life.” These are all contained in that freedom; if I’m not emotionally free, then I overshadow and cloud the experience of the spirit with the ego, and my best intentions cannot be fulfilled.
Anytime we have emotional turbulence, we upset our natural internal balance, which can block our spiritual evolution, and may even disconnect us from synchronicity. This is not to say that emotions are, in themselves, harmful or to be avoided. As human beings we will always have emotions; these are part of the human condition. There will always be events or relationships in our lives that trigger strong emotions in us. There will always be things in this world that cause great pain or anxiety. What we need to do is avoid getting stuck on one emotion but love.