Posted on October 18, 2013 by Julia Cannon
First of all, I want to tell you it’s all right to feel any emotion. How else are you going to know what you’re trying to tell yourself if you don’t allow yourself to experience?
We’ve been taught there is something wrong if we feel anything, so we must numb ourselves out of almost every emotion. But we should be very thankful for our emotions, as they are our guidance system through life, as well as through growth.
There is no right or wrong emotion, just as there is no right or wrong way to handle an emotion. We chose to be here now to have these experiences for our own accelerated growth. When we took on this Gameboard or Assignment Earth, we came to learn emotions and limitations. Emotions are the main way for us to know how we are doing. As we become more conscious beings, we are aware of our choices, their impact, and our reactions to those choices.
Emotions are the indicators of where we are in relation to our growth. If you have a highly charged reaction to something, you can be assured it is an issue you need to look at more closely. When you have a reaction to something someone said or did, ask yourself, “What are you showing me? What do you want me to know?”
The emotions that have the most to teach us are anger, hate, fear, jealousy, disgust, impatience, shame, pride, pity, indignation, envy, worry and guilt. Many refer to these as negative, but I think that makes them less constructive, so I will call them the Teaching Emotions. They teach us so much about ourselves if we will only look.
Looking at the above list of emotions, I feel that all of them have their basis in fear. So it is probably safe to say that fear is the basis of all the Teaching Emotions. Fear is the strongest emotion that a human can have. It can be paralyzing and destructive.
Fear is a lack of trust: in oneself, those around us, and the world at large. So maybe the lesson we are trying to teach ourselves is to trust. To trust the Universe, but ultimately to trust ourselves. Dolores Cannon and I have been told it is important for us to recognize fear. It has many disguises and is not always evident. It is used in many ways on Earth. ‘They’ have said, “Fear is not real. Fear is an illusion. The only thing that is real is LOVE.”
The world around us acts as a mirror to show us what we need to work on for our personal/soul growth. This mirroring mechanism is our way of trying to get our own attention to look at ourselves.
Emotions are what make us different from every other being in the cosmos, and these emotions are only available on this plane. We can’t get this kind of intense training anyplace else.