Our emotions rule our lives. While we have emotions, we have no chance of raising our vibration or of moving forward on our life path. Recently, I got to see what our emotions do to us and I also watched myself as I used to be. It was quite an interesting experience. We are all emotional beings. I will admit that there are some people who do not demonstrate their emotions outwardly. These people feel them, but do not express them. Actually, holding the emotions in is one of the worst things one can do. I can hear you asking, “But if we hold it in, surely that is doing what you tell us to do, not give it any energy,” but it is not. One has to not care about what is said or done to us – give it no energy – but that does not mean to say that we do not have compassion, understanding, or even love for the situation or person involved.
When we hold it in, the energy stays within. When we react, we waste energy by being concerned and reacting (usually) with a great deal of energy. The Self part of us is our emotions and the emotional body. It is an actor and it loves the drama that emotions bring. I have said many times that I was an Oscar winning performer. When my Self was in control, it would squeeze each emotion for all it was worth, feeling sorry for itself, and acting just as if it were in one of the TV soap operas. I was not only that way in this lifetime, but also in other lifetimes. It was a recurring theme, and my Self loved it. Trying to stop reacting to things is very hard. All of my life I got so upset over people hurting me and I gave energy to all of it. As I look back I say, “What a waste of energy it was!”