Wednesday, May 14, 2008


“Tears” are often perceived as being merely a physical relief mechanism that the body triggers to effectively ease individual distress.

But closer study reveals that there is far more to tears than a reaction to anguish or despair. In fact, today we know that an inability to cry and produce tears can be symptomatic of severe clinical depression.

Among ancient mystical philosophies, tears are associated with growth and higher transformative energies. Throughout the ages, these philosophies have maintained that there are varying “shades” of tears: tears of joy, hope, love, growth and even ecstasy. They extolled the transformative power of “higher” tears as a portal to higher consciousness and a powerful conduit of spiritual intimacy and enlightenment that is accompanied by a wide range of emotions, ranging from profound grief to ecstacy and joy.

To the mystics, these episodes are to be perceived as a gift that signifies the purity of one’s emotional integrity (that one has not been rendered too callous and impervious to the transformative effects of spirituality), delivering revelation, clarity and a transcending spirit.

These “colourful teardrops” are a profound thematic symbol of impactful growth, a pure heart and enlightenment.

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