By Mary Kurus
Why Bother With Emotions:
Emotions control your thinking, behaviour and actions. Emotions affect your physicalbodies as much as your body affects your feelings and thinking. People who ignore,dismiss, repress or just ventilate their emotions, are setting themselves up for physicalillness. Emotions that are not felt and released but buried within the body or in the auracan cause serious illness, including cancer, arthritis, and many types of chronicillnesses. Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, negativity, frustration and depressioncause chemical reactions in your body that are very different from the chemicalsreleased when you feel positive emotions such as happy, content, loved, accepted.
Underlying much of our behaviour is what is called a belief system. This system withinus filters what we see and hear, affecting how we behave in our daily lives. There aremany other elements that affect our lives, including past lives and the core issues wecome into this life for resolution, but our belief systems in this life have a major effect onwhat we think and do.Your belief system affects your perceptions or how you interpret what you see, hear andfeel. For example, a person raised by an angry man or woman will view people in thefuture with beliefs that anger is bad or that it is something to fear. Another examplewould be someone who is quite intelligent but who has never been encouraged or honoured for their intelligence, this person might believe they are stupid. Men raised inconservative societies might have the belief that women who work outside of the homeare not as good as those who do not work outside of the home.It takes a lot of work to look at yourself and identify the beliefs that are affecting your lifein a negative manner. However, knowing your beliefs will give you a sound basis for emotional freedom. I do believe that it’s wise to deal with the belief systems beforedealing with the identification and release of emotions. First things first!
Other People, Places, and Things Cannot ChangeHow You Feel
The only person who can change what you feel is you. A new relationship, a new house,a new car, a new job, these things can momentarily distract you from your feelings, butno other person, no material possession, no activity can remove, release, or changehow you feel.How often do you hear people say things like “when I have enough money, I won’t be