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Welcome to our FAQ sessions about emotions today. Myself and Mary will be working our way through a heap of questions that different people have asked, and we’ve decided to actually begin this session with a whole series of questions about very basic issues about emotions, very basic questions. So our suggestion is that this session, session 2 of emotions, is probably the session that most people want to start with when they are looking through the emotions-based frequently asked questions.
The other thing we’d like to say to you is that we suggest that you watch “How the Human Soul Functions” before you listen to all of our answers about emotion and emotional questions and feeling and so forth. The reason why we suggest that is that “How the Human Soul Functions” has very important understandings that you’ll need, to grasp most of the answers that we give. So that’s what we’d like to suggest to you.
Thanks for your time today, babe (towards Mary), and for asking me the questions.
Mary: (Laughs) Yes I’m looking forward to this session.
We’d like to thank Lena and Igor for their house and their time as well, behind the cameras. We’ve just done a big video switch around just before this session, so most of us are a bit tense (Laughs). Need to relax a bit. (Laughs)
Anyway we hope you enjoy this session and we hope to complete a number of basic questions about emotions, where they come from, what are the basic kinds of emotions that you may be facing, and why and how they get created. So that’s the basic theme of today’s session. We hope you enjoy our company.
(Laughs) I suppose that’s the very important question to ask when it comes to frequently asked questions about emotions and it’s interesting nobody actually asked that question, but let’s focus on what emotions really are. Emotions are energy that comes from within the soul of an individual, that’s projected outwards. Now the energy has to flow before it becomes an emotion. In other words it has to be energy in motion, and then of course it’s flowing, and so now it becomes an emotion. If you sit on the energy, if you don’t let it flow, then of course it’s not an emotion ‒ it’s just a potential emotion at that point.
The way the soul works is that our personality is expressed through emotion, and in fact emotions are a major part of the soul and how it functions and for this reason, this energy that gets bound up inside of the soul needs a form of release. Now how it gets released depends on what you do, or what kind of emotion is expressed. For example, if the energy that’s stored up in the soul happens to be feelings of joy, then the emotion flowing out of you, if you allow the emotion of joy to flow out of you … you will start seeing a smile on the person’s face, they usually become quite enlivened as well, and their eyes sparkle, and all of these are outward expressions of the flow of the energy from the soul to both of the bodies ‒ the spirit body and the physical body. But the energy begins in the soul and flows out of the soul and it flows into other people’s soul, by-passing the physical and spiritual bodies. In other words, the energy doesn’t flow out of the spirit body, but rather flows directly out of the soul to the soul of another person.
Now of course you can prevent that energy from flowing into you, or out of you, through blockages and resistance and suppression and denial and all of these kinds of things. But basically, going back to the question, the emotion is energy in flow from the soul outwards, or from a soul inwards. It can flow in both directions of course. But if it’s your emotion, then it’s flowing from your soul outwards, and this energy is an expression of your personality, an expression of your individuality as well. It encompasses all sorts of feelings and desires and passions that you may have, and passions and desires and feelings can all be expressed negatively as well as positively.
The soul’s emotions … the energy that’s in motion can be expressed negatively, destructively, or it can be expressed creatively. The energy as it flows out of the soul ‒ you can express that energy in a destructive way. To do that, you would do something out of harmony with love, and you might get angry and become violent and so forth. Those kinds of things are the expression of that energy in motion but in a violent or negative way, out of harmony with love.
Then the other types of energy that can flow out of the soul are energy that’s always in harmony with love. These are things like passions, desires, longings, the desire to create in harmony with love and so forth, and these feelings that are now energy because they become in motion through the expression of your will. So that’s the other factor about emotion ‒ emotion is the expression of the soul’s will.
You can’t intellectually express the soul’s will, although the intellectual expression can be triggered by the emotional expression of the soul’s will. So what happens with all of our thoughts and therefore all of the things we say, they all come from feelings and emotions either suppressed or … in other words used negatively, or used positively. These emotions, this energy that’s now in motion, causes a trigger of the brain in the mind of the spirit body, the mind of the physical body, and all of a sudden now things get expressed verbally even, with language, depending on of course what the person has learned in their time frame, in terms of how to express themselves emotionally.
The reality is the soul does not need language in order to express its emotion, and interesting enough, the soul’s emotion transcends language in the sense that the energy flowing out of the soul is easily recognisable, usually as an expression in the bodies, without there needing to be language expressed.
If someone feels condescending towards you, you will feel an emotion coming out of them about that, and they won’t even have to open their mouth. They won’t have to talk in your language and you know that feeling of condescension towards you, and you can see it in their face and see in their body language and so forth and this is why most of the expressions of the soul are almost completely independent in many cases of what finishes up coming out of the person’s mouth.
Mary: So just to clarify that, you’re saying that emotion transcends language?
Yes. This energy that’s in motion starts inside of the soul and it comes out of the soul in motion, so now it’s e-motion, and that emotion transcends any language in the sense that nobody needs to interpret it because you know from the feeling and from the demeanour, the general demeanour of the person, what’s probably going on. You don’t necessarily know why, but you know what.
Mary: Yes. I just wanted to clarify you’re saying there’s two ways that we sense emotion if we are sensitive ourselves. One is through the way that the emotion affects the body, the spiritual or physical body in terms of demeanour and things like that, but the second is that we can sense it just emotionally, without any necessarily physical …
Yes I wouldn’t call the first a way of sensing emotion, I would call it a way of observing the results of the emotion. Whereas to me the only real way of communicating emotion and receiving the communication of emotion is to be sensitive to the feeling of emotions. That is the only real way you know for certain what a person is actually feeling. You can, through observation, make certain assumptions. If someone’s yelling and screaming and they’re going off and they’re angry and they’re like fuming and its rage coming out of them, then you can say, “Oh he’s pretty angry!” (Laughs) But if you closed your eyes and closed your ears, there is a soul sense where you can actually feel the rage coming from a person without seeing them and without hearing them. That’s the true sensitivity of the soul. The soul is so sensitive that it’s able to feel the flow of emotion from one person to another, and also of course the flow of emotion from God to you.
God’s Feelings for you are emotions and so God made you, God created you sensitive to the flow of emotion, and the way God communicates to you is through this emotional process, this flow of emotion from God to you. All of the information that God gives you about God and the universe eventually comes through the flow of emotion, not from anything else.
It’s a flow of energy coming out of God’s Soul, if you like, the Great Over-soul of the universe if you could call Him that, and it knows no boundaries in terms of the speed of light or anything. It’s not constrained by the speed of light, it’s not constrained by, the physical process of having to wait a distance … of distance and time. It’s actually not bounded by distance and time. And so it can enter you immediately, as soon as God has the feeling, if you’re open emotionally, and you are open to God’s Feelings, and you want God’s Feelings to enter you, because this is all the expression of your soul, the energy that’s coming from God’s Emotion. The energy starts flowing into you and that comes through a connection, if you like. There’s a connection that occurs, it’s an instant connection, and it’s unbounded by time and space … allows you to connect to God emotionally.
The same applies with your connection to people. In other words, you can sense the feelings of people the instant they have those feelings, and it doesn’t matter where they are ‒ they can be here on Earth, they can be on the other side of the Earth, they can be in the spirit world and they could be as high as possible in the spirit world ‒ if you become sensitive enough you will be able to feel the energy coming from their soul directed at yourself. And once you’re even more sensitive you will feel the energy coming from their soul directed at all things, and all people, and also different types of people with different types of personalities. You will feel the energy flowing from their soul and the personality creates a flavour in this energy.
The energy can be expressed and when it’s expressed, once it’s allowed to flow and it’s expressive, and experienced by the person, then it’s flowing, it’s an emotion then and you can feel and sense its flavour. You can feel the personality behind the individual, the flavour of the emotion itself, and what it means about the person. You can feel what they’re even trying to say if they’re speaking words to you as well, and sometimes you can even feel … many times in fact you can feel that what they’re saying is completely different to what they’re actually feeling if you’re sensitive to the flow of this energy coming out of the soul, which is emotional.
Mary: Okay. A few more clarifiers, you said that emotion by definition is flowing.
Yes it’s the energy flowing. It has to be flowing. It can’t be just bound up.
Mary: Yes. So first question, what happens when it’s bound up?
When it’s bound up it’s actually an expression of the soul’s will to bind up its own emotion, or deny it, or suppress it, or resist it. Now once we start doing that with the exercise of our will, which is actually an emotion in itself.
Mary: I was going to say, which in itself is an emotion, isn’t it?
Correct. So it’s an emotional reason why we are suppressing or denying or resisting.
Mary: And that wilful use, that wilful stop of flow is done through another emotional flow.
Correct. There’s always a reason why we do it. There’s always a choice and usually when we stop the flow of emotion there’s only two primary reasons ‒ one is that we’re afraid of expressing it, and the second one is that we feel that it needs to be suppressed for some reason, and usually because we’re worried about becoming out of control and worried about hurting somebody or something like that. In other words it’s an emotion that is going to probably be negatively expressed and we’re worried about the extent of its negative expression. That’s usually the only reason why we shut down the expression of emotion.
The rest of the time we’re pretty open to the expression of emotion and most people on the planet are fairly open to expression of certain types of emotion. For example, sexually-based emotions, which are energy flows that are sexual in nature, most people on the planet are pretty open to the flow of those particular emotions. Whereas other types of flows, it just depends on what’s happened to you in the past as to what usually is a reason why you shut down the flow of certain kinds of energy coming from your soul.
You could say this emotion is like a build up of a feeling or energy inside of you, and it’s not going to flow, it’s not going to become emotion until you allow it. If you suppress it, what it does to your soul is quite damaging. There’s a whole heap of pathways inside of your soul, energy-based pathways that are being shut down. If you can liken the soul to a brain, which has some similarities in some ways in terms of its complexity ‒ it’s far more complex than the brain ‒ but if you shut down certain pathways inside of your brain, you now no longer have the ability to transmit that particular information.
If somebody has a stroke, for example, they shut down a certain pathway in their brain that doesn’t allow them anymore to express information that’s still in their soul, but no longer can be expressed outwards and it’s a similar principle with regard to how the soul works with emotion. If you begin to suppress or shut down your emotion, in other words you shut down the energy so that it doesn’t flow, it starts blocking up all of these different pathways, so you become more and more desensitised and actually what happens … if you could observe the soul, which you can do once you get to the thirty-sixth dimension of the spirit world, it’s starts to shrivel. It’s like energy is being taken away from the soul itself. It can’t express its energy and it starts to actually shrivel and it looks like its dying.
If you can imagine it like an apple, for example, or some kind of piece of fruit, sitting out in the open and slowly decomposing without there being any moisture, and what happens eventually all the moisture disappears from the apple and just shrivels, shrivels, shrivels up and becomes a dried apple, and that’s what happens to the soul – it becomes a dried up soul. It still has the capacity to reverse this issue, but unfortunately a lot of people don’t reverse that for many, many years after they pass into the spirit world.
It’s vital that people understand that this energy must flow in order for you to maintain good health, and that’s good intellectual and emotional health in the end. Because in the end your intellect is completely driven by the emotions or the suppression of the emotions and for that reason people who suppress their emotions often become quite disturbed. In fact you can become so suppressed in your own emotional experience that you allow other people to express their emotions through you, and that will be called psychosis, where you no longer wish to express your own emotions and feelings for whatever reasons, whatever fears you have, but you are completely open to the expression of others through you. And once you do that, you’re opening yourself to all sorts of danger with regard to your mental health.
In fact almost all these problems that are called mental health problems on the planet are all associated with the denial of specific emotions. At some time in the future we’ll be having whole series of FAQs about mental health, and we’ll actually be pointing out the linkage between what kind of mental health issue a person faces, and what type of emotion they are suppressing that created this mental health issue.
What we’re basically saying is you start locking up this energy in motion and wow, you start causing all sorts of problems for yourself, but also lots of problems for other people because other people generally don’t have an easy way of determining what you feel. And so now communication is very difficult with you ‒ they don’t know what you feel and unless you can express if verbally they won’t know what you’re feeling because you’re blocking off the expression of your emotion, the expression of the energy.
The beauty of having a complete openness from an energy-based expression is that everyone around you knows exactly what’s going on and so it’s actually a very loving thing to do as well, for everyone around you. Of course it’s not loving for you to project a whole heap of unloving or damaging energy-based emotions where you’re making decisions that are damaging other people, but at least everyone knows what you think and feel, even when you’re doing that.
The worst potential place for you to be with your emotion is to actually lock it up and this is what we’re taught to do, unfortunately, on the planet from a very, very young age, but it’s actually the worst thing you can do to your soul. You’re better off expressing it, even if it’s negatively, because at least some energy is flowing and people can easily determine what’s going on. Of course the best option is to express your energy using a positive will in harmony with love and then of course everybody around you will enjoy your company generally and generally enjoy the expression of your personality that they observe.
Mary: So you’re saying that the nature of the soul is emotional, which is this energy in motion, and it very negatively impacts upon every aspect of health when we shut down emotion.
Correct. When we shut down the energy, it’s just an energy stored now in the soul. So for example, if you have an energy like a harmful energy stored in your soul, so let’s say you feel anger, which is an emotion, and you feel the emotion of anger and you decide to suppress that, store that in your soul, now it’s going to pervade every single decision you make. It’s going to influence everything you do, it’s going to determine how everybody around you responds because it’s not being expressed, and it’s not being released from you.
If you express it, it’s released and once it’s released, it no longer determines what’s happening around you. An emotion stored or energy stored within the soul now creates attractions because God is always attempting firstly to help you express that energy, and secondly if it’s a negative energy, to help you release it.
God’s designed the soul and designed the universe and all of the laws that govern the soul in such a way that God wants you to feel emotion, and God is going to be bringing you events constantly to help you do such a thing, even if the emotion is negative because if the emotion is negative or positive, if you store it, it’s going to damage you in some way. It needs an expression, it needs an outlet.
Mary: Yes, so when we suppress we’re essentially trapping it within the soul and that, regardless of whether that’s a positive or negative emotion from what you’re saying, that begins to damage us.
Correct, and it’s a primary cause of disease. Particularly any negative emotion trapped within the soul that we don’t allow the expression of ‒ it’s the only cause of all diseases and all accidents and all other things actually that happen to you, whether you’re on Earth or in the spirit world. And this is where people don’t understand how much it affects their entire existence.
Mary: Yes. Okay so if we summarise what you said, you’ve said that emotion is energy in motion.
Mary: And before it’s in motion, we can’t call it emotion.
No. It’s a potential emotion at that point. It’s a potential expression of the soul and it doesn’t come out of the soul at that point. So therefore you don’t see the evidence of the will of the soul at that point so much. And that’s what creates a lot of confusion in interactions with other people of course, because they can’t feel you, they can’t feel what you’re feeling, and they can’t sense what you’re feeling. Then often people are confused and then that’s when they start using the intellect to try to determine what you’re feeling, and they watch your body language to try to determine what you’re feeling. But all of that is the outward expression of the emotion that’s all blocked up inside of you and if we allow the expression of the emotion in a pure manner ‒ allow the energy just to flow out of us in a pure manner, it’s the simplest interaction you can have with a person. The person knows exactly what’s going on inside of you, with one exception, and that is depending on their filters of what they block in terms of their interpretation. In other words, if they’re blocking the flow of the emotion coming out of you and they’re filtering it through their own filters of anger or rage or fear…
Mary: So if it’s through their own suppression of emotion … that will affect how sensitive they are to what’s coming towards them?
Yes and it will even affect how they interpret the emotion. So you could be happy but they think you’re sad. You can be excited and they think you’re angry. You can be excited and they think you’re afraid. Because of their blocks inside of their soul, they’ll often misinterpret the flow of what’s coming through to them. So everything gets interpreted through the soul and soul’s will.
Mary: Yes. And so our emotion is an expression of the soul’s will, you said that. But you’ve also said that emotion is the thing that transcends language, or if you like it’s the soul’s way of communication.
Yes and this is probably the proper way of saying it ‒ it is the soul’s language. Emotion is the soul language. The language, the words that we use, and even in the spirit world, you might use thoughts rather than words because you are able to telepathically communicate, particularly in the spirit world you learn that. Of course it’s a capacity we have here on Earth as well, but most people don’t learn it on Earth so they learn it in the spirit world, to telepathically communicate, but they’re still communicating thoughts, they’re not actually communicating emotion but the way the soul wants to communicate is emotionally.
Once you become at-one with God, you actually are only ever communicating emotionally and the thoughts are generated by the flow of the emotion. The emotion is so descriptive that it tells you exactly what to think, if that makes sense. In other words what you’re thinking is going to be a complete expression of that soul’s emotion. You could describe it, right down to the tiniest detail using language but it’ll be because you’re so sensitive to the emotion and it now has a language of its own.
Mary: Yes. Okay so there are a few things I want to bring up from what you just said. One, you’re talking about in the spirit world being so sensitive to emotion that you could almost describe the thoughts, or it creates the thoughts.
You can describe the thoughts.
Mary: Yes. That’s the case here on Earth now though, isn’t it?
Mary: All of my thoughts are coming from emotions, either the suppression or the expression of …
Correct. But that’s not the way most people interpret them, through their emotions. What generally happens is this, in terms of communication on Earth … and this is the problem with communication on Earth ‒ is that we have emotions, we don’t usually, or we very rarely allow their communication. So what we do is that ‒ those emotions generate some thoughts; those thoughts are translated into language; that language drives what we say to somebody else. Of course on the receiving end, that language gets communicated into thoughts, and of course unfortunately, that’s determined by how their soul is already feeling.
You can say something to a person, but their soul might be feeling something completely different and so the thoughts that you’re trying to express verbally enters their ears, the language gets translated into thoughts, and then of course the thoughts get misinterpreted because now the emotions determines what thoughts are going to be reflected back into emotion inside of their soul.
It’s sort of like, we’re going emotion ‒ thoughts ‒ language ‒ transmission ‒ reception ‒ language ‒ thoughts ‒ emotion, down the other track and there’s basically, if you think of it, there’s eight different ways that something that can get misinterpreted, and this is why most people misinterpret (laughs) each other very frequently ‒ because they can’t actually feel the intention, the direct intention of the actual flow of the emotion.
Mary: Yes. This is where we were a little while ago, where you were saying that basically … in an ideal world, if I’m completely open to emotion, all of the energy within me is flowing, and you are in the same state, then this is the recipe for perfect understanding communication between two souls.
Mary: This is when I’m most fluent in the language of emotion …
Yes. You wouldn’t even need to verbally express anything, and the other person, because of their own sensitivity, would know exactly what you’re feeling, and even the thoughts it would generate ‒ because if they are completely at-one with God it would generate the same thoughts within them.
Mary: Yes. (Laughs)
What are you laughing at?
Mary: Because I was just trying to establish some basic things and you keep throwing in the thoughts!
I keep saying more things! (Laughs)
Mary: And I’m like can we just get the basics?
Fair enough! Sure! Let’s go back to the basics. (Laughs)
Mary: Because I’m trying to summarise what you’ve already said to establish the baseline.
And I keep saying more! (Laughs)
Mary: And then you keep saying other things, and I think, “Ooh! Better summarise that somehow as well!” And then go back … I’m trying to establish for the viewer just the very basics of what you said.
Sure. So let’s go for the basics. (Laughs)
Mary: Okay! (Laughs) Emotion is energy in motion.
Allowed to be in motion by the soul.
Mary: When we shut down that energy, when we shut down emotion, there is a number of flow on effects.
Yes. It’s now potential energy. It could potentially be allowed to flow but we’re using our will, which is another emotion, as we said ‒ there will be reasons emotionally why we’re using our will to do such a thing. But we’re now using our will to shut down the flow of that particular emotion.
Mary: Yes. When we use our will and it’s always our will that shuts down emotion.
Always. Not ever somebody else’s, unless we are sensitive to somebody else’s feelings and we shut them down because we’re sensitive to their feelings. We’re afraid of their feelings.
Mary: We’re afraid of their feelings. But in the end that fear is an expression of our will also.
Correct. So it’s our will being exercised. Any shut down of the soul occurs directly through the expression of our own will.
Mary: And obviously conversely the same would be true.
We’ve opened it.
Mary: Allowing our emotions, again opening is directly under the impact of …
… control of our own will.
Mary: Yes. But when emotions are shut down there are a number of effects that you’ve said. Firstly it causes damage to our soul, our physical body and our spiritual body. And it’s the cause of illness.
Yes. Can I explain why because I haven’t explained the link between the soul and the physical and spiritual bodies? Of course the soul’s energy surrounds both bodies. In other words, the bodies are encapsulated within the soul’s energy. So you could think of the soul as a ball of energy, of which you’re one half by the way, you’re only one half of the soul. You’ve got one half of a ball of energy and this one half of a ball of energy has encapsulated within it two bodies ‒ a physical and a spiritual body. Now these bodies health is all based around how energy flows within them. If you shut down the flow of energy in the soul, energy must be shut down in certain parts of these bodies.
So these bodies now become shut down with the flow of energy. And this is what causes the damage to the bodies. The bodies now start getting sick and growing old, and if you shut down your soul enough, you will die from old age. And this is why everybody on Earth finishes up generally dying from old age ‒ because we’re so shut down inside of the soul. There’s not enough energy flowing from the soul to the bodies to allow the continual replication process to continue. And in fact it even causes a genetic degradation of the bodies because of the shut down of the flow of energy in the soul. Even what we call genetic illness is all the result of the shut down of the flow of the soul’s energy.
Mary: And sometimes those genetic impacts are passed onto children through the shut down in the parents ‒ multi-generationally.
Correct. The parents are so shut down to a specific emotion that as soon as the child is conceived, from that moment on, the child feels it also must shut down the same type of energy within itself because to express it would require a huge amount of opposition to be overcome from the parents. And so the child learns to shut down the exact same emotion and when that happens, the child now can then finish up having exactly the same genetic deformity as the parents have. And this is a common cause of most genetic deformities in fact, where long lineages of shut down have occurred in specific areas.
Mary: So basically you’re saying that the soul is the grand controller of everything. Of all experience, thoughts, our physical health, our spiritual body’s health. The soul’s in charge.
Correct. It’s completely the opposite of what most people believe. Most people, who have any knowledge of the soul, even in the spirit world, believe that the mind controls the soul, and that’s not the case at all. The mind in fact … the mind of the spirit body is just an organ like the brain in the physical body is an organ, and they are all responding to the soul. So even what happens in the brain and the mind of the spirit body is completely dependent upon what’s going on within the soul.
Mary: And so the soul as this grand controller of everything, its core experience or substance or language is emotion.
Can we say the soul has energy and its core way of expressing itself is expressing the energy, which is emotion.
So the soul has energy and can bind it up if you want, you can try and suppress it, resist it, deny that it exists and all those kind of things but it will come out eventually somehow. Usually the energy does get expressed but the soul has energy and once it becomes emotion it is now being expressed or experienced by that particular person. In other words, now they’re feeling their individual experience, which is a way that they determine their own individuality. It’s a way they see their own personality.
Mary: It’s even the way that we develop our personality and grow, isn’t it?
Correct. Without understanding how the soul actually functions, and then understanding that emotion or energy in motion is the way you would express your soul, you’re really shutting yourself down quite markedly and causing quite a lot of damage to yourself, to your environment, but also to your bodies and also to your progeny. Any person who is going to be encompassed with your genetic material will also have similar emotional problems as a result of your emotions.
Mary: Yes. So if we just go back to the point that I was saying about shutting down the emotion, because we’ve said that now we know we’ve established very clearly it damages us, and our progeny and all of these things that you said, but also there’s an important point you were making earlier about understanding each other and when we shut down emotion we limit our capacity to be understood and to understand others, even if those others are fully expressing their emotion. If we are shutting down the energy inside of us, this effects how accurately we understand what’s going on in the world around us.
Correct. So if you look at any engagement between two people, there is what’s being transmitted out of one individual towards the other person and then there’s what is being received by the other person inside of themselves. And each one of those things is affected by the blocked emotion within each party. You could see it like a filter, like a lens that you are trying to push light through, and the lens is changing the colour of it depending on how you see things. And this is how the soul works with regard to its stored emotion. In other words it’s stored energy that’s not being expressed; every emotion it does express has to be expressed through the stored energy. So the stored energy changes the flavour of the expression. This means that you might start out having a happy thought, but by the time you’ve expressed it, there’s a bit of anger in it, and that’s because inside you, you probably have some stored anger-based emotion, and then every time you express any emotion, now it’s got to go through that filter.
If somebody’s got sexual injuries, what can be a beautiful experience in terms of a sexual engagement with somebody that you love can become a very distorted experience, where people become involved in even what I’d call damaging or violent behaviour in the expression of their sexual energy. And it’s all through the filter of their other filters, what they’ve denied within themselves.
And the same applies on the receiving end. I’m interpreting what’s coming at me through my stored, denied and suppressed emotion. Now once I’m no longer storing it, denying it and suppressing it, now I’ve got complete flow. So when that energy comes to me, I can allow that energy to go through me and therefore I know what’s being felt. I can interpret it accurately.
Mary: Yes. So we have the picture where if we’re suppressing, everything that we express is filtered through this injury. Everything we receive is filtered through this injury.
Mary: But conversely if we’re completely open emotionally we become sensitive, very sensitive to what’s happening around us.
Whether that’s in the spirit world with people we can’t see, or people on Earth. It doesn’t matter; it doesn’t matter where they are. They could be anywhere in the universe and you can feel them.
Mary: And with God.
Yes. The same applies of course as long as there is an openness to God, of course.
Mary: Yes, so we have to be open.
We have to be open to the individual.
Mary: Emotionally to everything. And this is where humility leads us to truth, doesn’t it? If we’re open to everything emotionally, we then have access to the truth of what’s happening because we have no filter inside of us.
Correct. In practice though it’s not like that because initially when we’re interacting with people when we’ve born on this Earth, we already have, through the gestation period, we’ve already imbibed many emotions that are now filtering our soul. So by the time we’re even born we’re already filtering a lot of the information coming into our soul so therefore we’re misinterpreting it and unfortunately it requires a slow process to reverse that condition. For most people on Earth they never reverse that condition, and so most people on Earth grow in their misinterpretation of other people.
Mary: Yes. But you had mentioned this ideal circumstance where the soul’s language is in play, when there is no emotional impediment all energy is flowing through you then you are completely in contact with the truth and the reality of what’s happening around you.
Correct. If you think about it, potentially we could have children born in that state where they are completely open to the flow of the emotion around them and can interpret it correctly based on what they’ve learned already while they were in the womb. As a result of that, they’d be very, very well developed children in love but also in their intellectual knowledge because when there is no emotional impediment, intellectual understanding also is now rapidly expanded and improves exponentially with the release of each emotion.
Once a person is free of negative emotions that cause the impedance of energy flowing within the soul, they now have the ability to have far more understanding and growth than they ever, ever had before. This is why the majority of people on Earth don’t grow very much intellectually ‒ because there are so many impediments emotionally to the growth. Like as I said earlier, people have no understanding of how damaging this locked up emotional energy is. It’s damaging everything. It damages not only you, but also everyone around you. It damages also every interaction you have, every single thing that you do is misinterpreted or ‒ not expressed accurately ‒ because of the stored energy that’s in your soul that’s preventing the flow of that energy outwards and also within yourself.
Mary: Okay, beautiful. You covered so much information there. (Laughs)
Yes obviously there’s a lot more we could say, but it’s important for people to understand why we’re made this way as well, I feel. Like God made us this way so that this beautiful smooth communication can actually occur. So every interaction in the Celestial spheres of the spirit world is actually these beautiful smooth communications. Everyone understands everyone. No one misunderstands somebody else. You don’t need to say anything. Sometimes you do, because you want to, it’s a part of your expression in your language and so forth, and you can speak any language then, so you speak any language. But you have thoughts and you can telepathically communicate those thoughts, but the reality is the real communication is happening emotionally. That’s how you really feel a sense of the person and that’s also how you feel and sense God.
In fact there is no other way of communicating with God. In fact God does not communicate intellectually or with words, so any person who says to you that “God talked to me” ‒ well, no, it’s impossible in fact. God does not talk to people. God expresses himself emotionally with people and words may appear in their mind as a result of that, but if they’re hearing words directly with no expression of God’s Emotion, then it means that it’s just another spirit or another person talking in a language to them. Many people on Earth misinterpret what they call “God’s Voice” it’s not God’s Voice ‒ it’s just the voice of a person they can’t see.
There are so many things we could say about emotion and how important it is. And we’ve done a whole series of seminars, just started them recently about the importance of emotion, but I thought initially it’s great to define what it is.
Mary: It is and it’s very difficult to not digress slightly to give context to what you’re saying there and give examples. I was trying to rein you in a little. (Laughter) You know just to try to keep it as …
… concise as possible.
Mary: Yes. (Laughs)
But it is a very complex thing though.
Mary: It is.
It’s very complex because the soul is a very complex creation. It is the most complex creation that God has ever done. It’s far more complicated than the universe itself, the soul, in terms of its intricacy. And it’s far more complicated than the human brain and also the spirit body’s brain. It’s far more complicated than any other organ or even all organs together in the physical body, and the spirit bodies. It’s far more complicated than all those things. It’s really important that we understand the basics of how it functions.
Mary: Yes and you say it’s complicated but in fact it’s a very simple system, isn’t it? That is full of beautiful intricacy that functions well if we just embrace some core things, some core emotions. But because there’s so much injury on the planet emotionally it all becomes very complex and explaining it from all the different ways it can go wrong and be right, the different applications for these truths, that then it becomes a complex discussion, doesn’t it?
Yes. Of course, you could speak for millennia about emotion and how it operates and still have somebody intellectually not understand what’s really going on until they actually feel what’s going on inside of their soul. The other thing to bear in mind with all of this too is that the soul has the capacity to infinitely expand through some capacities that God gave it through the reception of God’s Love. God’s Love becomes like a switch that allows the soul to transform from its original creation into a new creation. There’s a whole series of complex issues in that that are affected by the flow of energy inside of the soul.
We need to understand that not only has the soul been created finitely under certain circumstances, and the circumstance obviously is if we’re not connected with God, but the soul also has this potential of infinite expansion, which means the emotions also have the potential of infinite expansion. And therefore the power has the potential of infinite expansion and these potentials alone mean that the soul has been created so complex that I feel that it doesn’t matter how long the human examines the subject of the soul, they still will not know everything about the soul.
While there are many spirits who know lots of things, pretty much everything about the physical body, and lots of things about the spirit body, there’s no single person at this point in time aside from God who knows everything about the human soul.
Mary: Yes. So perhaps then just to finish, some of the really key things that you’ve said about emotion. It’s energy in motion.
Energy in motion.
Mary: It’s not thoughts, but creates thoughts.
Mary: That emotions are passions and desires and the expression of our will and we can choose to express them negatively or positively.
And even that’s driven by an emotion, usually. (Laughs)
Mary: Yes. An expression of our will, which is emotional but it can be damaging or it can be healing and creative.
Yes. It probably should be said in closing on this section, that God created us naturally to express our emotion in harmony with love and it’s only other things that occur, decisions that we make, that cause any thing other than that to occur. And this is the expression of our will, and our will is determined not by injuries, it’s determined by other processes within the soul where we start to develop desires that then become expressed. And desires finish up usually becoming expressed emotionally and this is our soul using its emotional expression, its flow of energy if you like, e-motion, in a way that it can either be in harmony with love or in disharmony with love.
It’s important for people to understand that you can use the energy within, inside of ourself to flow in a positive way, in harmony with love, or in a negative way out of harmony with love, and God created you with the freedom to do so.
Mary: Yes, and that goes for whether the emotion that is within us is in harmony with love or out of harmony with love, doesn’t it?
Mary: It’s still possible to have an emotion within us that’s out of harmony with love that we choose to deal with in a loving way.
By allowing it’s expression in a loving way , so one way that might happen is we might be angry and we decide rather than dumping it on our partner who we’re angry with, we go into our room and we feel the emotion and we eventually get back to what the cause was, and we feel the emotional reason why we triggered into anger under those circumstances, and that’s allowing the flow of negative emotion in a positive manner, in a healing manner.
Mary: Yes, beautiful. Thank you very much.
The source of emotion is the human soul, or God’s Soul ‒ one of the two. There is no other source of emotion in the universe. In the entire universe emotion must come from souls and in this we’re basically saying that God is the great Over-soul of the universe. Therefore lots of emotions come from God as well.
It comes from the soul though in different ways. It comes through the expression of the soul’s nature and personality. It comes, as well, through whatever filters the soul has imposed upon it, through this experience. So the experience of the soul determines how often the emotion is expressed. But as a pure answer, the human soul creates all emotion that is expressed from the human soul.
Mary: So if I personalise that, every emotion I feel is created by me?
Correct. You can’t blame it on somebody else. (Laughs) So this is where this whole concept of, if you get angry and you say, “Oh you made me angry.” No, I didn’t make you angry. Something I did caused something to be filtered inside of your own soul, through some other private experience.
Mary: So it was received …
It was received in a certain filter … in a certain way, and as a result of some soul-based damage that you have incurred through your life; you’ve then decided to express that as anger.
Mary: So it’s sort of like responding to stimuli?
It’s not quite as simple as responding.
Yes. It is over-simplifying it. Because the reality is, you may have done something that the average person would interpret as a violent act, but once a soul is completely removed of all unloving emotion, the soul who receives that act doesn’t respond violently to the act.
Mary: No, but the emotion they feel is …
Is a violent emotion, for example, if you expressed yourself violently towards me in some way, if I have got some emotional injury, there’s a high likelihood I’ll either get angry or afraid through your violent expression. But if I have no emotional injury, all of my soul is already in harmony with God and in harmony with love, I will not respond in fear, and I will not respond in anger, and I will not respond in addiction and in fact it will have barely any influence at all on my soul. So even if you chose to stab me to death, it still would not feel any worse in my soul and this is because the soul that is completely free of all negative emotion no longer interprets the events as a personal attack upon themself. This is very important to understand. The soul creates the emotion, it comes from the soul, but if the soul is completely free of any negative emotion, once that emotion that comes from somebody else enters it, it is interpreted completely differently. It’s interpreted with love, if you like.
The filter only becomes love and therefore the result is the soul receiving that what would normally be classified as a terrible emotion. It doesn’t feel terrible as a result of receiving it.
Mary: So we can have emotions that arise from within us …
Well all of our emotions arise from within us.
Mary: Yes. But we can have some that are negative, and some that are positive.
Yes, remember the negative ones are all about what is stored within us ‒ so these are our filters. The negative emotions that come out of us all begin because we started to suppress something. And usually it wasn’t us that suppressed it, it was usually our environment and when we were young and undeveloped, our environment told us to suppress it, so we learned suppression. We learned resistance. And at the soul level, because we had no intellectual development, our soul just learned that it has to do that, and it felt forced into doing that because of living with parents usually who forced it.
Mary: So it becomes a damaged understanding of the will?
Correct. And it becomes a damaged understanding of the emotion as well. Now when somebody is enraged with that particular soul, that soul responds either in fear or rage itself, or in addiction ‒ trying to pander to the person and calm down the rage. A person who is not injured would not do any of those things. They would respond completely differently.
This is what we need to understand ‒ is that the soul creates the emotion; there is no other creator of the emotion. You can’t say somebody else created your emotion. The soul creates the emotion. The emotion is created through the denied emotion, the filters if you like and those filters we learned to create. We created them in ourselves actually it was because the environment forced them upon us and we imbibed them and we didn’t have any development to resist that process, and that’s why the negative emotions or filters are still within our soul, determining what we do.
Mary: So we can have negative emotions or positive emotions as a result of stimuli. Then we can just have emotions that are always with us, say in the first example that you gave where someone is at-one with God, or they’ve released an awful lot of negative filters, and then they just have a pleasant emotion flowing all the time regardless of the stimuli.
Correct. And God has pleasant emotion flowing all the time regardless of the stimuli. God doesn’t get angry because some person on Earth decided to do something (laughs) against God, as the saying goes. God doesn’t get upset about those kinds of things. God never is angry. God’s never wrathful. God’s never punishing because God always has lovely emotions flowing from God’s Soul and God has no emotional injuries. It’s only the emotional injuries that have caused the blockages within the soul that create the filters that would create negative emotion. Once you haven’t got them, of course, then that doesn’t occur.
We need to understand the soul creates the emotion. It’s not our environment that does it. And in fact our soul, through its blocked emotion, attracts the creation of other people’s emotion, which is an interesting factor about the soul as well.
Mary: Do you want to explain that a little bit?
Sure, for example, let’s say as a childhood experience, I went through a certain experience where I blocked fear about spiders. Just a very simple blockage of an emotion and the reason why fear would have been created in that moment was because I might have picked up a spider initially, and my mother or father would have gone into some kind of anger or rage or something like that.
Mary: Or fear.
Or fear, which is a withdrawal of love. And in that moment, when love is withdrawn, I’ve learned that love gets withdrawn when I pick up the spider. In other words now I become afraid of the spider, because love has been withdrawn as a result of me picking up this spider. So it’s not the spider I’m really afraid of, it’s the withdrawal of love that occurred that I’m afraid of. That’s now an emotion inside of me.
Now when I see a spider, I get in the car and on the window is a spider, my emotion is going to be an emotion of fear. And the reason why is I’ve now got this filter inside of me, and the filter says whenever you see a spider you’re going to have love withdrawn. That’s the filter. That’s the filter you’re going to have to feel if you want to get rid of your fear of spiders. But most people don’t feel it, of course, we go into terror about it, panic about it.
We see the spider, it’s a reminder of the withdrawal of love; it triggers the feeling of the withdrawal of love that occurred in our childhood.
Mary: That was suppressed.
That was suppressed by our family generally. And so it was suppressed and it’s now locked up within our soul. What happens is it determines our reaction to the spider. So we panic, we panic, we get out of the car, (AJ makes a frantic breathing noise) we’ve got all this heat and so forth just panicking about the spider, but the spider is just a tiny little thing (laughs), arachnid. Even if it’s a big one like sometimes here in Australia you get them the size of a plate or so but it’s still fairly small compared to yourself. Yet you’re so panicky about the whole thing and the reason why is because of this relationship between the withdrawal of love, creation of fear, the emotion is now stored inside of your soul, and it’s now filtering every response.
Mary: And you were explaining to us why you might then attract more of those things.
Remember that God has designed the soul in such a way that everything that is suppressing or shutting down has to be attracted in order for that feeling to be released. So you will have more spiders in your life as a result.
Mary: What you’re saying is that’s part of God’s Design to actually help us connect with those parts of us that have been suppressed because while they’re suppressed, as you mentioned in a previous question, that’s effecting our health negatively.
Mary: And God wants the opposite of that for us.
Mary: He’s designed laws that would actually bring more spiders into our life to help us …
… release this fear, which is all about the withdrawal of love that came from our childhood, and obviously its connected to our mother or father usually, or somebody who was in a position of responsibility or power over us, and we need to work our way through that emotion. We need to release that emotion. Once that emotion is released we’ll no longer be afraid of spiders. In other words, we’d be comfortable just like we were as a child picking up one and looking at it, even if it’s poisonous, and put it down again. And the spider won’t bite us, either, because the spider and all insects and other creatures on the planet all respond to fear in terms of attack. They attack people in fear. Naturally it’s not going to bite us if we’re no longer in fear anymore about it.
This is the beautiful way in which God’s created your soul. We can release everything, but we have to go back to its original creation and let it go. The emotion that was stored there, all locked up, has to come out and this is why most people also respond to a spider in a very childlike way ‒ because usually the original cause of the emotion happened during their childhood, at a certain age. And usually for most of them, it was usually before the age of three. You pick up a spider, and mum goes berserk basically. Or dad goes berserk, but usually it’s mum in this case of a spider. With dad it might be more like a snake or something like that. But it just depends on what was happening at the time and how afraid they are as well.
Mary: These are very Australian examples, aren’t they?
Mary: In Europe you probably don’t encounter snakes or spiders very much.
Mary: But we do.
(Laughs) Yes we have a lot here. The fear is the creator of the withdrawal of love, and love is withdrawn so now we associate that particular object with the withdrawal of love. And once we’ve done that association emotionally inside of the soul that is the filter. The filter is now present. Now the soul will attract a whole heap of events to trigger that filter. In other words God is trying to help us to release the filter. God’s saying, “That’s no good in you. It’s not helping your life. It’s going to harm your life because it’s fear. Fear always harms your life somehow. It causes you to control your life in some direction that you don’t need to.”
God’s going, “No, My Laws are all going to be to release that fear.” And so your soul, being in that state of fear of spiders, will now attract more spiders in order to help you release the fear. That’s the conundrum we have, and then the more we try to deny that (laughs), the more afraid we become, and the more attraction there is, and it gets to the point where usually we have so many things happening that it becomes overwhelming, and if we’re not careful in that state, we can become even psychotic.
See if we’re not allowing ourselves to go back to the original emotion, we’re creating more and more suppression. The more suppression there is, the more chance there is of psychosis. The more chance there is of us actually completely avoiding our life, and this is what often triggers mental illness.
Now the reality is, most of us are mentally ill (laughs) on the planet because most of us have a whole heap of suppressions going on and a whole heap of fears going on ‒ it’s just what is tolerable from society’s perspective, is what’s defined as the illness. There are certain levels of illness that is all like that’s normal (laughs). So if you said to the average woman, “Are you afraid of snakes,” and they say, “Yes, but isn’t that normal?” From God’s Perspective, no, that’s a mental illness (laughs). You’ve got a mental illness if you’re afraid of spiders or snakes or any insect for that matter.
If you’re afraid of any disease, you’ve got a mental illness from God’s Perspective because all diseases are all created by this denial of the flow of emotion inside of you. All of these things are, from God’s Perspective, mental illnesses. There’s something wrong, diseased in a way in which you’re feeling and thinking, and God’s trying to help you release that. The more you resist that, the more potential there is of you getting into a state where you completely try to withdraw from your own soul, and that’s a very, very damaging place. That’s what causes mental illnesses that cause things like psychosis, where people go “out of their mind”, as we often say. The reason why they’ve done that now is because there is so many fears that they’re unwilling to face, so many problems within their soul, coming from their childhood experience that they have no willingness to feel the pain of, that now they are trying to get away from their life completely and unfortunately that then encourages other people to take over their life ‒ other people being spirits that take over their life. This is the major cause of many people’s problems, from a mental illness perspective.
But the reality is the majority of us have a mental illness because from God’s Perspective there is no reason to be afraid of anything in the universe. If the average person listed some fears, what we find frequently is we list a few fears, and then we list a few more, and then we realise that oh, we’ve got more than that, more than that, and then we realise, oh, they’re all our physical ones. We’ve also got all these emotional ones, and all these sexual ones.
Mary: That seems scarier than the physical ones.
They all seem scarier than the physical ones. Then we’ve also got a long list of fears, if we encountered a bear on a road or something, where we’re also afraid of them. (Laughs) By the time you add it up, you probably end up with a few hundred if not thousand fears and the reality is God says well all of those are illnesses, mental illnesses, from My Perspective, from God’s Perspective, these things are not anything to be afraid of. But God knows that they’re in your soul now, and God created the whole system that allows you to now get to the cause of them, and release them but that system is emotional.
It requires you to understand the creation of the emotion, and it requires you to understand the potential that you can release the emotion.
Mary: Yes, our question was about the source of emotion, and you established that’s from the soul.
And we’ve given some examples of how that’s the case.
Mary: Of how that’s the case and really you’ve started to touch on things like the Law of Attraction and fear and what mental illness really is. When you say that emotion originates in the soul, and its flow; we know its energy in motion, what happens to it after that? How does it then affect our bodies and … it flows, doesn’t, it, from the soul to the spirit and the material bodies?
Of course, remember our bodies are all energy. They’re all energy in motion, actually. You could say in a way that the physical body and the spirit body are basically an expression of the soul’s emotion because it is energy in motion. Obviously if you suppress certain energy in your soul, it’s bound and it does, of course, have an effect in your physical and spirit bodies. It’s going to shut down certain areas of your bodies. Now when your body is shut down, the organs that are surrounding that particular area can no longer function properly. So this is going to cause major problems.
If you’ve shut down energy around your brain, then there’ll be a problem with what happens in your brain and your thinking and your logical capacity to analyse and understand, your understanding of mathematics and science and other things, which require some kind of intellectual acknowledgement of those particular things. All will be impaired and if you shut down towards music, for some reason, and many people are because of certain things ‒ mum played or dad played in certain emotional moods that then entered the child and then they realised that that’s a nice thing to play, or that’s a great thing to play, or whatever, and so we’re often shut down with regard to music or art and those kind of things. Well that affects certain organs of the body as well, and so forth and so forth.
In fact as we’ve spoken about before, in the “How the Human Soul Functions”, if you shut down energy in a certain way, every single flavour has an effect on a disease, on accidents, and all sorts of things happening to the bodies. So of course what happens to the bodies is just the effect of what’s going on within the soul. It’s not the cause.
Mary: So you could say emotions originate in the soul, they flow to the spirit and the physical bodies, and …
Everything that happens in those bodies is the effect.
Mary: So the thoughts, and even the actions of those bodies …
Correct. The language, the thoughts, the actions, the expressions …
Mary: … is all originating with this grand control, which is the soul, which is the source of all emotion.
Mary: And it’s all flowing and it’s affecting everything.
It affects everything. It affects everything in the universe to different degrees. Obviously if you do something here and then someone twenty five light years away will struggle to feel it probably, and this is the other reason why they struggle to feel it ‒ because the more suppressed in your soul you become, the less other people around you are able to feel the intensity of your emotion ‒ because the reality is you’ve suppressing the intensity of your emotion and when you suppress the intensity of your emotion, you affect a smaller and smaller area of your environment, and on this Earth it requires seven billion people to affect something, generally, or at least hundreds of millions of people to affect something generally in their environment because of the low amounts of energy that each one has because of the heavy suppression.
Mary: So you’re also then saying that the less that we suppress, the more that we allow this energy to flow, the stronger our presence is and the more impact we have …
… on our environment. Yes. And you imagine of course if you express these emotions in a positive way, then obviously it has a huge powerful effect on everyone, not only on Earth, but also in the spirit world.
Mary: That’s an exciting and beautiful thought, really.
Of course it’s beautiful the way God’s created everything and it makes sense. Like I often marvel at how stupid people believe God is.
Mary: (Laughs) How the perception of the world is that God is stupid, you mean?
Yes! Like people believe God is stupid and, no, God’s the most intelligent creator and everything is a marvel to study, once you understand how it works. People, on this planet, constantly comment about disease and, what God’s Will is about a person getting disease. It’s not God’s Will that you get a disease; it’s your will that you get a disease. God created the system that doesn’t allow for disease if you do things in harmony with love. So something has to be out of harmony with love in order for you to get a disease. Something’s got to be out of harmony with this flow of energy inside of your soul in order for you to get a disease.
God created it that way so that the disease is a reflection that you know something’s wrong within your soul. You know something’s not flowing. It’s a way of getting a feedback to what’s going on inside of you. And if you think of that alone, it means that God’s telling you things every single moment of your day. Every single pain that you experience in the course of a day is a part of this feedback system that God’s got operational to help you understand what is the source of all of your emotion, and what’s the source of all of your problems? What’s the source of all of your disease? What’s the source of all of your thoughts? What’s the source of all of your feelings? What is the source of everything that’s happening to you, every attracted event? It’s your soul.
God’s trying to tell you how powerful your soul is through the expression of God’s Laws of the universe and once you understand that, you have the capacity to change it. This is where I see mankind going down the wrong track with regard to, physical illness, for example. Instead of understanding that the soul is the cause of all of these problems, they believe there are physical causes of all of these problems, and they’re ignoring the soul cause. This means that the soul cause will continue, and potentially worsen, because of the denial. And therefore the disease, no matter how much it’s treated, will become worse, which is actually what we observe happening on this planet with most diseases.
With a lot of diseases, particularly those ones that could be said to be life-threatening illnesses that death results from, they are internal, in terms of what happens in the body ‒ all of them are completely under the control of the soul, and the soul’s responses. Also so-called diseases that are being cured by medicine can also be cured by the soul, so why would you need medicine in the end? You don’t.
Mary: Yes, and if the soul has this much impact, and it’s affecting the spiritual and physical bodies, what we do to the physical body in order to repair that is obviously not dealing with the major influence upon both of those bodies.
The cause, correct.
Mary: So we can work with the physical body as an effect.
But it’s pointless really. It’s really a pointless exercise of our energy because the reality is … although a person who’s in total denial of their soul and wants to be feels it’s not pointless, of course. The reality is most people would prefer to work on their physical body than actually work on their soul because working on your soul is sometimes emotionally traumatic. Most people prefer to just work on their body but it’s never going to be a permanent solution. That’s why we die of old age, even if we don’t get sick anymore because we’ve pumped ourselves full of this drug and that drug and this drug and that drug, by the time we get to seventy or eighty we’re taking twenty five drugs, and we die anyway. And that’s because of what’s in the soul.
Our inability to focus on the cause and just want to address the effect causes us to have degradation in further condition. It’s far better to go, “Right, my soul is my cause of all the emotion and my emotion, the lack of flow of it, is a cause of all of disease, so it’s far better off if I focus on my soul and it’s development in love and it’s development in the way in which it expresses emotion than it is for me to focus on anything else.” This is where it makes sense for us to focus on our emotional condition.
Well emotion, which remember is energy that’s allowed to be in motion by the soul, so therefore it’s controlled by the soul’s will: it’s not controlled by anything external to the soul and it’s not controlled by the mind or the brain, it’s controlled by the will, how the will of the soul is exercised. So that’s a pretty concise definite answer there!
Mary: (Laughs) It is!
Perhaps if we give some examples: so for example, if we have a thought come up in our mind, well that’s been controlled by the soul’s will. So let’s say the thought is, “I would like to go and get a cake”.
We don’t know perhaps the reason why we want to get a cake, we just feel like a cake; this is the term we use, “I feel like ice cream.” “I feel like a cake.” “I feel like some alcohol.” “I feel like a drink.” “I feel …” and these are all feelings, they are all feelings generated by the soul’s will. Now the soul wanted that thing for a reason and this is the secret of what we need to find ‒ the reason. (Laughs) Once we find the reason we can correct any behaviour that we feel is unreasonable.
So for example, a person who’s glutinous eventually becomes very fat, and becomes very unhealthy, and obviously their will of their soul is, “I need more food. I need more food. I need more food.” More food in fact than their body can even handle to digest and so it stores it all as fat. Now obviously something’s wrong: it’s not the body that’s wrong, there’s an exercise of something in the soul saying, “I want more, I want more, I want more, I need more, I need more, I need more,” when you don’t need more. So what you need to do is find out how you’re exercising your will because it’s your will that’s caused you to decide that you need more or you feel like you want more or whatever.
So then you would need to go, “Okay, what does eating give me that I don’t get from anything else? Because that’s what my soul wants, obviously.” And then we start seeing associations between eating and safety, eating and security, eating and allaying of fear, eating and the suppression of anger, and so forth and so forth. And once we find those particular co-relations, now we have ability to release the causal emotion inside of the soul that is controlled by the will to be suppressed at this point, and we now allow its expression. So we allow our soul to express itself emotionally, which releases an emotion, which then no longer drives the will in a negative direction.
Mary: So we’ve said that the will is emotional, it’s controlled by the soul, and in that example you gave, you were talking about wanting the will or the soul’s emotions generating a desire for a substance or a food or something and that’s creating ill health. So in that example, when we know that the soul controls everything that happens, and our result is ill health, the soul’s will is actually acting to suppress or try to control an emotion, isn’t it?
Mary: Through this substance.
Correct, it’s doing one of three things: it’s in denial of the emotion, it’s resisting the emotion or it’s suppressing the emotion, whether consciously or not; whether we intellectually know it’s happening or not, it is happening.
Mary: Yes and so that’s an attempt really to control emotion.
Mary: And it’s the soul …
Or to experience alternative emotions: so for example, a person who feels a lot of sadness, obviously wants to feel the release of their sadness, but they don’t want to go through the process of releasing it, they don’t want to go through crying so what they do is they look for an alternative emotion that they can rely upon. Now to do that with a substance, you’d probably turn to alcohol, for example, because alcohol is a great way of suppressing or being nostalgic about sadness without actually releasing it; so the soul will be drawn towards alcohol abuse, for example, when it’s suppressing sadness.
Mary: So we could actually use physical substances or our mind to try to control emotion?
Yes, the reality is physical substances ‒ as we’ll learn later about addictions in other questions ‒ physical substances are far more reliable than anything else, (laughs) because they’re …
Mary: When you say reliable, what do you mean?
Well they’re reliable in the sense that you’re not reliant on another person to give you the satisfaction that a physical substance can bring you; this is why physical substances are the emotional choice of the person in addiction, and we like physical substances because they’re reliable ‒ they always bring the same result, generally.
Now of course we slowly desensitise to the physical substance after a while and we need more and more and more of it, which causes our degradation; but generally that’s far more reliable than relying on a person to give you a feeling, or relying on the environment in some way, or the government to give you a feeling ‒ that’s sometimes highly unreliable. (Laughs)
So what we do is we gravitate towards the most reliable substance that helps us avoid the feeling ‒ and that again is the expression of our will ‒ we’re attempting to avoid the feeling, which is that we’re … in other words what we’re doing is we’re attempting, using our soul’s will, we’re attempting to avoid the expression of an energy that’s inside of us emotionally; we’re suppressing it or resisting it or denying it, and as a result of our choice to do those things, we gravitate towards things that assist us in the denial of that emotion and we look for substances that will actually substitute feelings in lieu of the emotion that we do not wish to experience.
Mary: So even in my family, if things are a bit tense, my mum would say, “Let’s all sing a song!”
Yes, or have a cup of tea, you used to do with me. (Laughter) You remember?
Mary: I used to do that! That was a physical substance.
So she’d say, “Let’s all sing a song,” so …
Mary: Yes, so she’s trying to feel happy and upbeat.
Mary: When really there’s a lot of tension or sadness or fear there.
When really there’s a lot of sadness and tension or fear triggered; so that’s her go to.
Mary: That’s one of her’s …
That’s her addiction.
Mary: Yes, so that’s her addiction. That’s ‒ sorry I just lost my train of thought ‒ that’s her expression of her will.
Correct, her will is that she wants to suppress the feeling and the only way she learned as a child to suppress certain feelings was to revert to music and so a person reverts to music under those circumstances, and music is a physical thing, something that’s quite reliable. It’s not like you’re relying on another person, although when she says let’s all sing, she is relying on other people as well, so there are two addictions now. But the reality is for most people we revert to physical addictions, usually in preference to other forms of addictions in order to suppress the soul’s emotion and that is the soul exercising its will to do so.
Mary: Yes, so I think what I was …
And we can exercise our will in a different direction, we could choose to instead of going for the substance that suppresses the emotion, we could choose to go for something that actually helps us experience the emotion; we could choose to exercise our will in a completely different direction, but that is going to require a force of will that opposes your previous will.
Mary: Yes, a change of will.
A change of will, if you like and people find change of will quite difficult because there are emotional reasons often that cause our will to be exercised in certain directions, and usually the biggest problem is the desire to avoid pain: that is the biggest motivator generally in a person stopping from using their will in a loving direction.
Mary: Yes, it would have to be the biggest one, wouldn’t it? Why else would someone do that?
Yes, well the pain could be external or internal, the source of the pain might vary, but generally yes, the biggest problems that we face within our soul are the avoidance of pain. Some people also have the avoidance of pleasure for certain reasons as well; in other words they may have been shamed in the past, so there’s pain underneath that.
But generally it’s the avoidance of pain or if we be more specific, it’s the avoidance of the experience of pain ‒ in other words the experience of the emotion ‒ that causes us to then judge the emotion and suppress the emotion. The reality is emotions don’t have any positive or negative-ness in them; so if we’re angry or sad or ashamed, none of these things are negative or positive emotions, they become negative or positive through our experience, through what we choose to do with our will. So this is why we must understand that it’s our will that is the controller of the expression of our emotion.
Mary: Great, so what I’m hearing you say is that the will controls emotion, that the will is emotional, and it’s all based in the soul, and we can use …
Yes, and by the way, we must say that even if you have no emotional injuries, you can still use your will negatively. So we must understand that the exercise of will, and the potential of its use in a negative or positive direction is completely independent of any emotional injury that we have. Of course having emotional injuries exacerbates the tendency to use our will negatively, but we can’t use emotional injuries as the excuse or the reason why we used our will negatively because the reality is we can use our will negatively even if we have no emotional injuries.
So we must understand that it’s the exercise of our will that is of supreme importance here and in fact one of the things God’s teaching us by having us live on the Earth and then in the spirit world, is how to exercise our will in a voluntary loving manner.
You know, that’s one of the biggest reasons why we exist, and for most people we choose to use our will in a negative manner, and it’s independent of, our emotional injuries that we have. Now obviously if we do have emotional injuries it does assist us to use our will, because the emotional injuries justify the use of the will in a negative direction. So the emotional injury tells you, you should do this, you should use your will in a negative direction.
So you place most people in a situation where there’s a war or conflict, if they have been personally abused, or harmed or let’s make it even more strongly stated, let’s say their child has been personally abused or harmed, and they have an opportunity to abuse or harm the person or the child of the person who harmed their child, most people would use that as a justification ‒ the original violence ‒ as a justification for the unloving behaviour and that’s independent of what the emotion inside of them is. Like they could choose to do that even if there were no emotions inside of them about the situation before it began.
Mary: No injured emotion.
No injured emotion inside of them before it began; they could make that choice to use their will in that direction. So this is where we must understand that the will is the controller of what happens with regard to emotional expression. It’s not something that’s automatic, as people would tend to suggest. When I say automatic, it’s not something where people can go, “Oh, I didn’t know why, I just felt like I had to go and do it.” Let’s say it was a terrible thing, and they went and did it, and they just said, “Oh I just felt like I had to go and do it.” Well, no, there was something inside of the soul that determined that the expression of the will in that direction was positive, even while it might be negative; so there was a belief inside of the person at the time that that was the best use of their will.
Mary: Yes, okay, so basically from what I hear you talking about ‒ the emotion is controlled by the use of our will, and we can use that will to experience emotion or to suppress emotion.
Yes, and it’s independent: our choice is independent of what emotional injuries we have. So this is a very important part of it.
Mary: Yes, for sure, so it’s completely down to our will and then there’s another … I suppose in the notes that I have in front of me (laughs), the mind can try to influence the soul’s will but will never be successful. So I suppose I hear you talking about ‒ there’s two different ways we can try to control our emotion: one is the soul-based, and that will be successful, and the other is mind-based, and that’s never going to be successful.
No, it’s going to have limited success because the soul will always be dominant and that’s a characteristic of the human soul; so whatever is in the soul will retain dominance. So if inside of your soul there is an emotion saying, “I want to go and do something negative,” then it doesn’t matter how much you exercise your mind, sooner your later you’re going to do that negative thing.
You’re going to have to use your mind to find the reason why you do that negative thing that exists inside of you soul and release that emotion. Once you release that emotion there won’t be the gravitation towards that negative action but it still doesn’t mean that you’ll take a positive one, because that is dependent upon your will. So you can have no emotional injuries inside of your soul at all, and still use your will negatively. Yes, so we need to understand that.
Mary: Yes, so I guess I’m thinking about …
And can I also say, we can also have heaps of emotional injuries in our soul and use our will positively: that’s the beauty of our will, our will can be independent of our emotional injuries; but if we use our will to release the negative emotional injuries that cause us to take negative choices and decisions, that would be even more powerful if you think about it.
Mary: Well isn’t that the only way from what you’ve just said … we can have a lot of emotional injuries but if we use our will of the mind to try …
No it’s the will of the soul being used: it’s exercising the will ‒ of the soul being used. So it’s going like, “I keep on doing this particular thing that I know is bad. I’ve decided that I am going to do everything in my power now to make sure I never do that again.” Now that’s the use of my will; that is emotionally, soul-driven desire ‒ if it’s real ‒ to do that. However I must also understand that perhaps I have emotional injuries in my soul that cause me to gravitate towards the use of my will in that direction and if those emotional injuries are not released, then no matter how much I’m exercising my will I’m going to find it very difficult; I won’t find it necessarily impossible, but I’ll find it very difficult, every time a situation comes up where that happens, then I’ll gravitate towards that behaviour.
So for example if we look at a man with pornography: he’s looking at pornography all the time and he decides this is not good for his relationship, he realises that it’s driven by some internal sadness, so he decides he’s going to start looking at the issue, from a soul-based perspective. The first thing he’d try to is not engage the addiction, so gets rid of all his pornography; but inside of his soul, there’s still a gravitation towards pornography because he’s yet to release the emotional reason why he wants the pornography. So he can use his will now ‒ which is a soul-based function ‒ he can use his will to stop watching porn, but unless he releases the emotional reason why he feels like watching it, he’s going to always feel like watching it.
And this is why a lot of people say when they go to alcoholics anonymous, or AA or something like that, they all say, “I am …” it’s a disease because the soul is diseased, the soul has this feeling that the will has to be exercised in that direction. The only real solution is going to be to release from the soul the reason why it feels gravity towards ‒ it feels a pull towards ‒ that particular behaviour.
Now on one hand if I’m exercising my will to stop the behaviour, that’s fantastic; that means now my soul is engaged in not wanting to engage this behaviour; but if I exercise my will to deny the cause of the behaviour at the same time, I’m making my job very, very difficult because I’m actually suppressing the reason why I engaged that behaviour.
It would be far better to first use our will to no longer engage the behaviour, but secondly, and more importantly, to engage the underlying ‒ understanding emotionally as to why I’ve engaged that behaviour and what emotion drives me engaging that behaviour. Once I do that, I will release from myself the reason why I feel drawn to that behaviour, and then I won’t feel drawn to that behaviour anymore automatically: I would have to exercise my will to do it, I’d have to force myself to watch porn after that, instead of it being something that I’d feel like pulled towards or drawn towards.
I think I’ve given a fairly good summary there of how the will of the soul can be exercised positively, even when there are emotions inside of us that draw us to pull in a negative direction or an unloving direction.
So we need to understand that control is not all negative, we can positively or negatively control emotion using our will: the positive control of emotion using our will is that we go through the process of discovering the emotion and we want to expose it and release it, that’s the positive use of our will in order to control our emotion and we can do that ‒ the release process ‒ in an undamaging way: in other words if we had rage or anger, we could control ourselves in the way in which we express this rage or anger, by not going out and expressing it and damaging somebody, but rather going into our room and being private and expressing it and really connecting with it in a positive way.
So the anger isn’t really a negative emotion, it’s only how we control it that determines whether it becomes negative or not. Now if we control it in such a way that we try to suppress it or, if we’re afraid of it, or we try to control it in the sense that we like to dump it on other people and all of these kinds of methods, now we’re controlling the emotion in a negative direction; we’re using our will to make our soul worse by the expression of emotion.
So we need to understand that the expression of emotion, we need to allow its expression, its experience; but we’re able, using our will, to control it positively or negatively, we’re able to control it in or out of harmony with love.
Mary: Yes, that’s great that you’ve clarified that because I think a lot of us feel like when we talk about controlling emotion, because we’re talked in previous topics at length about suppression and denial of emotion.
Mary: And when we use the word control often we think, “Oh, control of emotion is bad. It relates to suppression and denial,” not understanding that out of control emotion is not a positive thing either.
Well it depends what emotion, (laughs) doesn’t it? It’s sort of like if you’re out of control in the throws of ecstasy, making love to your woman or something like that, then I’d say that’s a very positive expression of your emotion. (Laughs)
Mary: But what you were saying to us, I guess what I understood from what you said though is you’re still controlling that experience through your will.
You’re not controlling the flow of the emotion, you’re controlling how it’s flowing, to whom it’s flowing, in what way it’s flowing. You’re not controlling its flow now; you’re deciding to actually decide upon what the circumstance is that you’re going to allow its expression. See the average person doesn’t do this; what they actually do is they feel rage, and then they decide, “Well, I feel rage, so I’ll just dump it on the nearest possible person.” If that happens to be the dog, they kick it; if it happens to be the wife, they yell at her; if it happens to be a child they belt it. It just depends on whether they feel more powerful than the person or less powerful than the person how that emotion will be experienced.
If you exercise it positively, you go, “I’m angry”. Firstly I need to feel this anger because I don’t want to bottle it up; otherwise it’s just going to be stored there in my soul. So I go into my room, and now I’ve controlled the manner in which, the way I’m going to express this emotion. I’m still going to allow the emotion to be experienced or expressed, and this is what I need to do because emotion has to be experienced or expressed in order to flow; remember the energy has to flow, it has to come out of us somehow, so we let the energy flow.
So we let the energy flow in the room, but we understand that the reason why we’re angry is because we have some addictions here, and there’s a deeper emotion that I also need to let flow and that’s going to be more painful than my anger, and it’s going to feel far less powerful than my anger and I need to allow that to flow; and I need to get to that, I need to use my will to get to that emotion, I need to go there. And this is where I feel most people don’t understand the positive use of their will with regard to negative emotions.
Negative emotions are only negative when you use them out of harmony with a loving use of your will; (Laughs) so in other words when you’re unloving in the use of your will, an emotion in its expression can become negative.
So for example, you can have a lovely emotion where you sexually desire your partner, and she’s the person you’re married to or whatever and so she’s your partner and so you sexually desire her; that’s a loving expression of your will. You could then demand to have sex with her; now it’s become an unloving use of your will, instantly, bang – an unloving use of your will. You went from lovingly using your will to unlovingly using your will in an instant and probably didn’t even realise it most of the time; and of course she then feels like she’s being demanded, sex is demanded of her; if she conforms, she’s really almost being raped, so there’s manipulation involved perhaps but it’s not a very pleasant experience, it won’t be a pleasant experience for both of you because you’ve now used your will out of harmony with the expression of love.
Mary: Of course, assuming she doesn’t have the same desire or feeling of attraction.
Assuming that, but even if she does, the demand itself is unloving; the demand that she now responds to in a certain way is unloving. So she could say no or she could say, “Yes, I’ll be in it,” but either way your demand was unloving.
Just feeling your feelings of sexual love for your partner is a loving expression of your will. As soon as they become demanding you are now using them in an unloving expression of your will.
Mary: And this is where you been emphasising really a lot about the responsibility we have for the use of our will and you’re saying that even if we have injuries, it doesn’t mean that we are justified in using our will in this negative way.
Correct, that’s very, very important to understand that, very important: most people don’t understand that, most people think, “Oh, I feel angry so I’m allowed to get angry ‒ AJ’s saying I’m allowed to get angry at everybody,” and they do ‒ and I’m saying, no that’s not what I’m saying at all, you misunderstand completely for your benefit because you really want to enter a powerful state with your rage and it’s not the goal.
Mary: Yes, so the release of emotion is actually kind of an out of control experience, but we are in control of how our will is directed to experience that emotion.
Correct, how that emotion’s funnelled, if you like; so the emotion needs to flow, you don’t want to suppress it, you don’t want to resist it, you don’t want to deny it, it has to flow; but how you allow this emotion to flow will determine whether you’re loving or not and what I’m suggesting is there is always a loving or unloving choice that we make. It’s a choice to either use our will lovingly and therefore let the emotion flow in a loving way, and so anger can flow in a loving way. So you can go into your room and let the anger flow in a loving way; so it’s not controlling the anger, it’s allowing the anger to flow but making sure that it happens in a loving way.
You can also have a very pleasurable emotion and let it flow in an unloving way. So sexual desire, you can have flow in an unloving way; love, you can have flow and turn it into something completely different like addiction, just through the expression of your will. You could say, “I love that person,” and then you start becoming addicted to that person, and then you’re demanding of the person and then you’re angry with the person and you have all these expectations of the person. It’s not love anymore. You’ve used your will to turn that initial longing ‒ which might have been loving ‒ into something that’s now very, very dangerous and difficult for her and yourself in the example I’ve given.
So yes this is where we need to understand that our emotion is controlled by our will and I don’t mean that we’re now controlling it to suppress, deny or resist it, or substitute for it ‒ what I’m saying is controlling the way in which it’s expressed, we express it lovingly. So you can have an unloving emotion that’s created in an unloving way inside of your soul, like anger, fear, shame ‒ those kind of emotions ‒ and you can express it lovingly; that’s the beauty of the will, of the exercise of your will; and if we understand that, then we understand how to progress because it’s only when we use our will to express the emotion unlovingly that we degrade our soul.
So we can have an unloving emotion inside of us that we express lovingly, by taking action to let it out in a loving manner, and we don’t damage our soul at all and we can have a loving emotion that we express inside of us, and we can do exactly the opposite ‒ we can express it unlovingly as a demand and an expectation ‒ now it’s become unloving immediately and we’re damaging our soul and the soul of others in that moment.
And this is why people don’t progress much in their life on Earth, because they progress a little bit, and then they do something damaging; they progress a little bit, damaging; progress, damaging. And I’ve said that many times in seminars ‒ it’s like this in the course of a day (AJ makes an up and down wave-like motion with his hands), where we do a loving thing, an unloving thing, a loving thing, an unloving thing, and at the start of the day we were at this level of love and the end of the day we’re at the same level of love; and for many people we’re just a slightly lower level of love oftentimes.
If we chose to ‒ every time single time we have an emotion ‒ to just exercise it and allow it to flow lovingly, no matter how difficult the emotion, like shame, anger, fear, whatever the difficulty of the emotion in terms of our experience, we allowed it to flow lovingly, every time, then what would happen? At the start of the day, we’d be here; and at the end of the day, we’d be here (AJ motions to a higher state of love) with our condition of love.
Mary: It’s a fantastic thought, isn’t it, that with whatever soul damage we have within us right now, if we exercise our will in this way, in a positive direction, it can’t get any worse than it already is, and it can only get better.
Correct and as long as we exercise our will in a loving way and that’s the beauty.
Mary: And the scary thing is that given the soul damage we have right now, as a snapshot, if we choose to use our will in an inconsistent way with regards to love, or just to ignore love and to feel justified through our injuries, then it’s going to get a whole lot worse actually.
Yes we’re mostly going to be a yo-yo, where you go up and down, up and down, unloving ‒ loving, up and down, in the course of the day, and our condition doesn’t change. Or, we choose to choose, because of the damage that’s within us, regularly to choose to do the unloving thing more than we choose the loving, and of course then our soul is going to degrade by the end of the day and unfortunately that’s what happens with most people on the planet.
So by the time we end our life our soul is degraded so much that it killed us, the lack of energy flowing in our body’s now so low that we died from the result of it, and we’re now in the spirit world with all these emotions still that we have to work through, plus the consequences of our unloving use of our will: and that’s pretty damaging, and that’s where most people arrive in the spirit world in the hells of the spirit world in a damaged state, still having to learn that they can still use their will in a loving way.
There’s a lovely channelling I did just a few days ago with a lady named Grace, I think it was, and I think she demonstrated there the loving use of her will actually; because initially she was expressing her rage and she was swearing, carrying on, expressing her rage, but she wasn’t that angry with me she was just enraged, and some of the things she’d get a bit upset about, but most of the time she was just feeling her rage. And we took her through the expression of her rage, the expression of other emotions, eventually the expression of some sadness, and her condition improved: and that’s a lovely example of somebody who needed to have rage, could feel the rage, but needed to understand why they had it; and once she understood why she had it, she could get to some of the deeper grief.
Mary: No it was a very beautiful channelling.
Yes, so I feel that’s a good illustration of what you can do: you can express your emotion lovingly or you can express it unlovingly, but you must always allow its expression. So what I’m suggesting is don’t lock it down, because that’s even worse again, that’s like denial, suppression, shut down ‒ that’s the worst thing you could do ‒ but it’s no good either just to express it unlovingly.
What God’s trying to train us to do is to express our emotions, no matter what they are, in a loving manner.
Mary: Yes, great, thank you.
Well perhaps what we need to do is firstly define good and define bad, and then we’ll ask ourselves whether we can classify emotions as good or bad at all. So let’s define good: good to me is something that is in harmony with love, and in harmony with God’s Truth, so that’s good. Something that is bad: or you could classify as evil is something that’s out of harmony with love, and out of harmony with God’s Truth, so that’s what I’d classify as bad.
Now the question then becomes can emotion be classified as good or bad? The answer to that is no, the emotion itself is not good or bad; so it doesn’t matter, even if it got in there by a negative or bad event, an evil event or an event out of harmony with love, it doesn’t necessarily mean the emotion is bad or good ‒ it’s just an emotion. So for example, I feel angry or I feel sad, or I feel shamed or I feel … it’s just an emotion, at that point, it’s an emotion.
Mary: It is an emotion out of harmony with God’s Love and Truth at that moment, isn’t it?
Well it’s an emotion that’s out of harmony with our own happiness, certainly and it’s an emotion that, if we were completely in harmony with God’s Truth and God’s Love then it wouldn’t be within us, I would agree with that; but a lot of the times we never made it get there, we weren’t the ones who created it, in the sense that there were environmental conditions that caused us to create that emotion within us; and more importantly, not the creation of the emotion but it’s the storage of the emotion that’s the problem.
So in other words, environmentally conditions were such that emotions were caused to be stored inside of our soul rather than expressed because if they were expressed at the time, they wouldn’t be within us now.
So this is the beauty: if you let the kid, the child cry, he cries out all the sadness and now it’s not in him anymore; but if you say to the child, “I’m going to belt you if you cry,” you’ve not only now got the sadness locked in him but you’ve got a layer of terror above it of violence that causes the child to suppress the emotion. Now that is the damaging thing ‒ the suppression of the emotion, not the feeling of it, not the expression of it, but the suppression of it.
So we could say that the suppression of any emotion is actually out of harmony with God’s Love, and so therefore going to create some form of badness or evil in our life. And the suppression of any ‒ and that can be a suppression of a positive emotion too ‒ it’s going to create some form of bad or evil in our life; it’s a suppression of any emotion. You can see that if we see emotion this way, we don’t sort of start judging it as bad or good; what we see instead is we go, it’s the flow of it and how it flows, that determines whether it turns out to be bad or good for my soul.
Now, if I choose to allow this emotion to flow by damaging other people, or purposefully damaging myself or my environment, now it’s going to have evil consequences allowing that emotion to flow, in that regard, in that way. If I choose to allow the emotion to flow in harmony with love where I don’t damage my environment and I don’t damage the people who are around me, and I don’t damage myself in the process, now it’s going to have a loving consequence for my soul, so it’s going to be very good for me, even if the emotion itself is painful, it will have a positive consequence for my soul under those circumstances.
Mary: And my environment?
And my environment and myself: my soul, myself, the other half of myself, my environment, other people around me are all going to benefit from me letting go of that emotion, even though the emotion is negative. Letting go of it means it’s no longer in me, it dissipates, it’s now no longer something that is going to attract things into myself to trigger, nor is it something that I’m going to filter everything by. So I won’t interact with everyone through the filter of that emotion anymore, and my understanding will improve because I will no longer understand everything through that filter of that emotion. So everything will improve because I chose to be loving in my expression of the emotion, even if the emotion itself was created in a negative way or out of harmony with love through my environmental circumstances.
So this tells us then that there are not really any good or bad emotions, there’s just good or bad ways that you allow it to flow: you can allow every emotion to flow in a good way, a loving way, in harmony with love, and in harmony with God’s Truth, even if the emotion was created through a negative experience and you can allow even good emotions to flow in bad ways (laughs) by creating addictions through them and all sorts of things like that. So it just depends on, again, how you exercise your will as to whether these emotions turn out to be bad or good for you, that is the determining factor.
Mary: So there are a lot of emotions that a lot of us judge, like, “Oh I’m angry!” or, “Oh I’m afraid, that’s such a weak thing,” or whatever … shame, that means I’m bad ‒ all of these … and a lot of the judgements of emotions even stop our flow of feeling them.
Correct and in fact we purposefully use the judgement of emotion in order to stop the flow of emotion: so that’s an exercise of our soul, it’s a technique that we’ve used in our soul that we’ve learned, it’s a technique to deny our emotion which is actually going to have a negative consequence. The judgement of an emotion is worse, much, much worse, than the emotion itself because the judgement of an emotion stops the flow of the emotion.
Now we also need to exercise our will in a loving way when we allow the emotion to flow of course. So most people, what I observe them doing firstly is they judge their emotion, which actually prevents the emotion from flowing; secondly when they allow the emotion to flow they use their will to damage other people with it. Now both of those things are going to cause the degradation of your soul.
There is only one good way of feeling emotion and that is allowing your emotion to flow without harming other people or yourself with it; that’s the way that you will actually have a positive outcome through the experience of your emotion.
Mary: Yes, it’s the opposite of what most of us have been taught, isn’t it?
Mary: That we should judge, we should shut down things that we judge as bad so that they don’t do harm and when in fact what you’re saying is as long as we do it responsibly and in harmony with God’s Love, it is only the allowance of those emotions that …
… which will have positive effects.
Mary: Have a positive effect.
Mary: You also said something else very interesting, that it is a suppression of whatever the emotion is that is going to end up having bad, negative consequences. So I know a lot of us have shut down things like our childlike nature or, our excitement, all these things that, we don’t necessarily judge as bad, but the shutting down of them, you’re saying, will lead to negative consequences in our life.
Yes, so, all these beautiful qualities we often shut down; and as a result of these beautiful qualities getting shut down, we have a tendency then to exercise our will in a negative direction; and yes, it’s negative to exercise your will to suppress your childlike nature; it doesn’t matter what the circumstance is.
Mary: And you’re saying actually that creates badness in our life, in our soul.
Yes, and will attract events to trigger you away from doing that, to get you back to being childlike. So it’s really interesting I feel, the way the soul works and very interesting how people judge their emotions as good or bad or otherwise, but it’s only the way in which you feel them that determines whether it’s good or bad.
Mary: And whether it damages your soul or the soul of others or actually improves it.
Mary: So we have, from what you’re saying, I am hearing that we need to be careful about saying that’s a good emotion and that’s a bad emotion, rather to look more closely at are we expressing that emotion in a good way or a bad way.
Correct, it’s how we express it that matters: if we’re expressing it negatively or we’re trying to suppress it, we might be trying to suppress it, deny it, resist it or we might be trying to substitute for it, or expressing it in a way that’s out of harmony with love and truth, that is going to cause a degradation of our soul; but if we choose to even experience the “negative emotion”, the sadness, the anger or the fear or whatever it is, if we choose to experience it in a way that’s in harmony with love and truth, the way God intended, it’s going to benefit our soul every time, every time, and it won’t harm anyone else, ever. That’s the beauty of doing it the right way.
Mary: Yes, it’s great, thanks.
Jesus discusses issues such as; what is an emotion, what is the source of emotions, how is emotion controlled, and what makes an emotion "good" or "bad". Document source filename: 20140424FAQ - Emotions S02. This ebook is a collection of answers given by Jesus (AJ Miller) on the topic of emotions and feelings. The answers were given in an interview with Mary Magdalene (Mary Luck), who posed frequently asked questions from members of the media and public, on 24th April 2014 in Wilkesdale, Queensland, Australia.