Emotional upheavals are indeed good signs of spiritual development which begins to manifest in our personal life. When we are overwhelmed with emotions, we are so awake—we have to be extremely awake in order to be able to engage in such intensity. Our life becomes truly alive. We feel fiery heat in our body, tear in our eyes, terrifying heartbeats, etc. Comparing to life with all those dead ideas, this way of being seems to be a lot more lively and intelligent.