The exercises and processes within the Gate of Emotion encourage emotional openness, integration and expression. In order to become emotionally healthy and balanced, we need to experience and explore our feelings and express them appropriately. Some find it difficult to stay in touch with darker feelings like fear, pain, anger or need. Others find love, joy and peace, the lighter feelings difficult to experience or express. We cannot be whole without the ability to experience the full spectrum of our Emotional Self, from the darkest to the most vibrant feelings. Just as a pianist needs to know how to play all the keys, we need to know how to experience all of our feelings. Emotional integration frees our energy field, removes energetic blockages and allows us to be expressive, creative and present.