'Catharsis' means 'to get rid of' or 'to disperse'.
In the early 1970s, Arthur Janov introduced Primal Therapy as a cathartic process for re-experiencing childhood pain through feeling it rather than through conceptual analysis. The central practice was Primal Screams.
Around the same time, a man named Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh (later known as Osho), began promoting 'Dynamic Meditation', an emotionally cathartic practice that became very popular with Westerners.
For several decades, the long-held concept that there are 'negative' or 'bad' feelings such as anger, sadness, and fear, and only one 'positive' or 'good' feeling, which is joy, was combined with Primal Scream and Dynamic Meditation and for a time became a movement in the personal development world, leaving ripples that still influence people's thinking today.
However, simply because a concept can be easily understood does not mean it has any relationship to reality.
The assumption that the human Emotional Body's immense capacity for feeling Feelings, Emotions and Mixed Emotions is a design error may be a false assumption.
Distinguishing the immense differences between Feelings and Emotions, and embracing feelings energies and information as a valuable resource of energy and clarity needed daily in Adulthood, starts with reorienting away from Catharsis and towards 'Cathexis'.
'Cathexis' means 'to contain, recycle, re-aim, and consciously apply', in this case, Emotional Energies.
We discovered that Feelings and Emotions are not design errors from Gaia, but rather are precious resources of energy and information needed for fulfilling your Destiny and delivering the services of your Archetypal Lineage to the Village.
Specifically, "Feelings are for handling things. Emotions are for healing things."
Feelings are for handling things. Emotions are for healing things.
An emotional healing process is NOT catharsis. Catharsis is blowing out, releasing the energy of feelings and emotions, so that they seems gone, out of our body. Catharsis provides no transformation, simply a release. In no less than one hour, the feelings and emotions will have built up back again in your 5-bodies.
Transforming alchemically emotions in Processes for growing up and healing is 'cathectic' rather than 'cathartic'. Cathexis is the process of containing, recycling, re-aiming, and consciously using Emotional Energies, in comparison with Catharsis, which is the process of expressing, expelling, trying to use up and get rid of supposedly negative, excess, or useless
The instructions for Cathexis are, "Hold the energy in. Do not allow your Gremlin to throw it away. Let the energy circulate around in all 5 of your Bodies. Build the Matrix to run this much energy through your Bodies."
What we have found is that Feelings and Emotions are not design errors from Gaia, but rather are precious resources of energy and information needed for fulfilling your Destiny and delivering the services of your Archetypal Lineage to the Village.