I am a river of love. Unfortunately, you can’t dip into me, because I’m currently frozen over. - Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.
Sometimes the spark of life in a person wanes, shrinking to a weak and sputtering flame. The fire may be dampened by emotional reaction to trauma or tragedy. Or, it may be so gradual that the dimming of the flame is scarcely noticed since functioning in daily life goes on. This can happen, for example, when one is not living their truth.
Fear is a wet blanket that smothers the fiery passion God deposited in your heart when he formed you. Fear freezes us into inaction. Frozen ideas, frozen souls, frozen bodies can't move, can't dream, can't risk, can't love, and can't live. Fear chains us. - Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself
When the flame within has dwindled, and the inner landscape has frozen white in the ice of stuck emotions, embrace the Greater Flame and you will gently thaw your frozen soul.
My soul was a prisoner of emotional ice for many years before I learned how to thaw it in the warmth of the greater flame.
Most humans, since they've not learned anything different, start suppressing emotions (triggers and reactions) at an early age. By the time of early adulthood, they are in a 'frozen soul state'. Emotions buried alive never die, and when suppressed these unattended energies in motion can control outlook and actions, and run a person's life.
When an individual is drawn out by external stimuli and not aware of their triggers and reactions, or is depleted by lower emotions, the inner landscape withers. Then one is subject to sadness, anger, depression and other automated patterns. When a human is nurtured by their awareness and balance and other eternal qualities, emotions will adjust to their inner landscape.