The emotions are the instruments of the mind, the child of thought, the offspring of the belief in separation. They are a conduit together with the senses through which the body-mind-identity [false self] experiences the illusions of the dream-world-universe. ‘Nothing’ they express is true, no matter how beautiful. A dream is ‘always a dream’, but the seduction that occurs through the emotions is sufficient to keep the slumbering God-SELF ‘trapped’ on the roller coaster of happiness and sorrow for eons.
The intuition is the conduit between the slumbering God-SELF and the fully Aware SELF … you are both ‘as’ ONE, yet extended ‘into’ the Grand dream it appears as if you are separated. The intuition cannot be ‘heard’ [the Voice of Silence] when agitated, such as what occurs through the emotions. Sentimentality for example, is often confused with the intuition. It is in ‘Stillness’ that the Perfect soft but powerful Voice of Silence is heard. No great practices are required … simply the sincere choice to hear the Voice of Truth will expand your Awareness of Life through IT.
“HOW SUFFERING LEADS TO FREEDOM” - The Transition out of Deep Sleep to Liberation - by John McIntosh