Hey! I had this idea of crying starting to create questions in my head a while ago and what "purpose" crying has? What does crying symbolize?
You don't need to do alot of research to understand that crying is somehow connected to strong emotions. Though crying is often seen as being done while feeling sad emotions, it also occurs while feeling equally strong emotions of happiness (understandable while those joyful tears are more rare than the sad-related crying in todays society)
So basically I want to know what you know about crying and it's connection to spirituality :). Does it have to do anything with the body needing to release energy in any way? I believe many things like this (body functions) are somehow deeply connected spiritually and serves a purpose that aren't so obvious at first glance.
Lately since I started to wake up I found myself crying more in a year than I had done over the years of becoming a teenager (predominantly out of joy and happiness, I haven't been deeply sad and hence crying since my guine-pig passed away over 3 years ago or my grandma passed away 2 years ago). I started to think that this might have a connection that you are becoming more sensitive and have much easier to let go of that "stone-face" that is holding back your tears and your eyes dry. So I figured this must have something to do with releasing, letting out, cleansing in any sort of way?
Today I'm a very sensitive person and I get tears in my eyes very easily from feeling emotions (they don't need to be super-strong). I get tears in my eyes from holding my cousins baby in my arms, seeing a photo of my now gone granpa smiling and holding me when I am 1 years old, watching cute animals, watching a happy or sad moment in a movie - and the list goes on :).
Does this have to do with the feminime side integrating more and more which I have seen people stating lately is happening? Does this represent the feminime energies in any way being more sensitive to emotions and therefore leading more easily to tears? I'm trying to see past that males are more masculine and females are more feminime in nature, is this also true? As a guy I would say that I feel more connected to feminime energies than masculine - not in that misinterpreted way that I would wear female clothes , like some people tend to think about feminime energies when you mention them. When I express myself freely being myself without any limitations of what others would think of me, it's clear that people around me associate that behaviour by labelling that as "gay" behaviour. It's so sad to see what the mental programming done by media and movies triggers and learning people to judge, without actually have this original thought themselves.
I will cut this topic off here before I stray apart too much from the meant topic of tears and emotions :) I think this could become wonderful discussion and I hope getting many answers to my questions and to see how much you know about this topic yourselves. I haven't seen this subject being taken up so much in reagards to spirituality.
"It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow"
Love you all <3