Friday, November 19, 2010

The Akashic Records On: Emotional Freedom

The Akashic Records On: Emotional Freedom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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