self is not emotion
I feel as though I operate these days from a grounded center; snakes still move continuously but the energies feel more attuned.
There is another aspect that has emerged which is my relationship with emotions. I have moved into a space where I feel an emotion, let it travel through me, and then release it - all the while not identifying myself with or immersing myself in the emotion. A distance or separation of self from emotion. I feel the emotion but know that I am not the emotion.
I can't say I do this everytime something comes up but its definitely becoming easier. Being grounded helps me do this; doing this keeps me grounded.