It is not easy giving up the emotional side of us, even more so if one has a history of it in this life and in other lives. For my friend and me, it had gone on incarnation after incarnation, and I could not release it. It took Maitreya and his energy to enable me to let go of it and then to help others like my friend to see what a waste of energy it is to spend so much time on such a fruitless thing.
For me, having no emotional body anymore means that I have more intuition, far more than I ever had before. I can also manifest my needs much easier. No wonder I could not manifest the things I needed (and, can I say, wanted) because I was giving so much energy to things which were emotional. I realized that the Self and the emotional part of us are like a big box with a lid on it. We cannot get out of the box. However, when we take the lid (the Self and emotions) off of the box, there is more space and energy to manifest, to see the light and become more intuitive.
It does not happen overnight. It is simply a matter of taking one step at a time. Awareness is the key, becoming aware of how you are reacting, and saying to yourself, ”Is this necessary?” and then changing the energy. Affirmations such as, “I am not going to react to this anymore” or “I choose to change the way I do things from now on” can really help with this. It can be changed if you want to change it. I have grown so much since giving up the emotional side of me, however at times it comes back. When I am tired or exhausted from my work, the Self slips in again. It starts playing the record again and, lo and behold (because the Higher Self is not there because I am so tired), I cannot handle it, and so it briefly takes control. It does not last more than a day though before the Higher Self brings in enough energy to thwart the Self in its tracks. It is a battle, but very well worth the battle when you win it!