What message do the Keepers have regarding human emotion and achieving emotional freedom?

It
is vitally important that you understand at this point in the progress
of humanity that emotional freedom does not mean freedom from your
emotions; it means freedom to experience your emotions – to feel them,
explore them, understand them, and release them in ways that are most
closely in alignment with your life’s purpose.

There are many
general truths about emotions that apply to all people, but before we
describe some of them it is necessary that we reinforce the sense that
emotional freedom only occurs when you embrace your emotional
experience as an individual rather than trying to apply your emotional
experience to the lives of others or trying to define your own emotional
experience based on the rules and expectations of others.

Anytime
you judge or direct your emotional experience based on the needs or
definitions of others, you will limit your emotional freedom. Now,
of course, you will often benefit from learning from one another, and
there is much to be gained by comparing and discussing your emotional
experiences with others. But remember to continually return your
attention to what you feel and to trust what you feel and sense is the
best, most graceful way you can be with your emotions. That being said,
the things that are generally true for all people in regard to
emotional experience include the following. All people experience
emotion. It is an undeniable fact. Even those of you who think you do
not experience emotions – your experience with emotions is simply
different from others’. Even the most enlightened, graceful, expansive
human beings experience an ongoing flow of . It is
part of what makes you human.

It cannot be and should not be
removed from your human experience, for it is what makes you human (in
addition to a few other qualities, like having a physical body). That
is the first a foremost generalization. The second is that emotions
hold a great deal of wisdom and energetic potential for you. Emotions
occur in response to every event that occurs in your life. There is
emotional energy, like a current of , running through your
system at all times. For most of you, when you are cruising along in
alignment with you truest sense of self, moment by moment you may not
notice any particular emotion arise. Your emotions run like a
low-voltage current through your system until an event arises or energy
shifts, that emotional current spikes. It can spike in a single
direction giving you a sense of a single emotion like delight or
sorrow. Or it can spike in several directions at once, such as when
one feels relief and anger at the same time. When that emotional
current spikes, it raises itself to your awareness.

Through
socialization, most of you have learned ways to repress, or hide, or
set aside your emotions. At a basic level, this is a very useful
process because it allows you the opportunity to navigate your social
lives. Young children who have not yet learned to set aside or hold back
their emotions often lose track of what they are doing when their
emotions overwhelm them. Emotional freedom is not the freedom to
indulge every spike of emotion each time emotions arise. Instead,
emotional freedom occurs when you are able to completely embrace your
emotion as it occurs but to retain that sense of self by which you
continue to decide and mindfully direct your behavior, your
decision-making, and your communication. In this way, your emotion is
not permanently repressed, but instead you have the ability to
temporarily set it aside as you bring it forth in a time and place that
is most useful for you.

Those of you who are parents of young
children have learned to do this beautifully. You may feel frustration
with a child but choose to notice your emotion but to not demonstrate
or share that frustration in the moment it is occurring, recognizing
that to do so will confuse and possibly harm your child’s own emotional
experience. That same lesson applies to interactions between adults
in all kinds of circumstances. It is vitally important that you be
aware of your emotions, and that you give them time and space in your
life to be processed, but that you continually keep your lager self –
that more graceful, centered, and mature part of you firmly at the helm
– deciding constantly what to share and what to hold for a later time
to be processed in an appropriate environment. You do this by
continually noticing and embracing your emotions and simultaneously
noticing and assessing your environment, your goals and objectives, and
your intuition. There is no perfect way to do this.

Emotional
freedom only occurs through the process of a dance. It is never
perfect and it is never the same from one repetition to another. This
is true for your emotions. One day you may feel anger and determine
that you must step away from the situation in order to stay in integrity
with your highest good. Another day you may be in a similar situation
and feel anger again, but find that you are able to hold the anger
separate from your response to the situation. You notice the anger,
hold it in your consciousness, and make choices about your behavior
based not on the reaction of anger, but on a more refined response based
on what your larger sense of self determines is most appropriate given
the restrictions and requirements of your situation. When you do
this, it is necessary to discharge the anger at a later time and in a
more appropriate space. Emotional freedom will never be a static,
permanent state.

It occurs as an ongoing dance requiring your
attention, requiring tenderness for yourself and for others, requiring
that you remain awake and alive and open to making choices based on
your genuine experience of your emotions. This is flexibility and
responsiveness. It is your natural state to be flexible in this way –
always willing to embrace your emotions as they arise and to decide
what will be in closest alignment with your highest good and in respect
and love for the situation surrounding you. One way you might
think about navigating this dance is to consider the difference between
a reaction and a response. As you are navigating your own personal
dance of emotional freedom, consider how when an emotion arises it is
quickly followed by a reaction. Anger can lead to a harsh word, either
in your mind or spoken aloud; sorrow can lead to a sense of
powerlessness and an urge to blame others for your situation. The
instant that an emotion arises, a reaction becomes available.

Some
people live in perpetual cycle of reaction, continually being tossed
and turned by the events that lead your emotions to tumble into
reactions. The reason that some people define emotional freedom as
freedom from emotions is that it can be difficult to differentiate
between your emotions and the reactions that arise from them. Emotional
freedom occurs when you freely feel your emotions, but refuse to
tumble into reactionary thoughts and behavior. Emotional freedom
occurs when you choose to develop an intentional response based on your
emotions.

A response is what occurs when you feel your
emotion, the urge to react arises, and rather than indulging that urge
to react you center yourself in that higher part of you that is able to
see the bigger picture and maintain a sense of integrity with
yourself. That higher part of you – that centered mind – will decide
your response. You will collect further information by noticing and
embracing the emotion and reaction that arises within you, looking for
clues in your surroundings, listening to the perspective of others and
considering the position of others using empathy. Through this
collecting of information, which can take a few seconds or even a few
days, you develop a response. You decide what actions and words you
will use to best honor your emotions while staying on course for who
you want to be and moving through your life purpose with as much
integrity as possible given your resources. There is much more
guidance you will receive about how to achieve emotional freedom.

The information most important to gain from the Akashic Records
regarding emotional freedom at this time is that emotional freedom only
occurs when you embrace your emotions – when you allow yourself the
freedom to experience your emotions in order to discover the wisdom and
power that lies within you! (November 2010)

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