The problem is that we identify ourselves as being that emotion. We say, “I am sad” or “I am frustrated”. NOT TRUE! You are an Infinite Being who is feeling an emotion. There is a belief that if you have an emotion you become that emotion. If you feel shame it means that there really is something wrong with you at a core level. It’s like if we feel it then it makes it real, and it will never go away. Actually, the opposite is true, but we aren’t taught that.
We’re at the end of the Earth Game of duality now. It is time to release our judgments of what is good or bad and embrace the whole. It isn’t about only having the positive emotions and positive thoughts in order to create a positive reality. It’s not set up that way. In order to fully experience joy, love and excitement, you must be willing to equally fully experience sadness, anger and hopelessness. That’s how the Game was created.
The transition we are going through now is to be willing to feel all the emotions fully while at the same time maintaining your awareness of self as the Infinite Being. We’re remembering our multi-dimensionality.
In her book Initiation, Elisabeth Haich wrote about her experiences as a Priestess in Ancient Egypt and her initiation process. They deliberately brought up strong emotions (positive and negative). Ptahhotep is the Priest who taught her. He explained emotions to her.
"My dear child," he begins, "initiation, as I have already explained to you, means to become conscious on the highest level, the divine plane. To be able to do this requires long physical training and spiritual preparation. One first must strengthen the nerves to enable them to bear these high vibrations without harm, without death.
To become conscious on a given plane means to conduct the vibrations characteristic of this plane into the nerves and through the nerves into the body. From the time a body is born, that is, from the time a 'self' dwells in it, the body develops a power of resistance corresponding to the average degree of consciousness of the spirit dwelling in it.
The degree of consciousness of a living creature fluctuates up and down, depending on its emotional condition, within the limits of a octave of vibrations. These fluctuations, however, must not exceed the limits of elasticity of the nerves; for if they do, injuries and sicknesses of a more or less serious nature occur, even death. The vibration belonging to a creative vital energy is absolutely lethal for creatures whose consciousness has not yet reached this level.
The great initiation means consciously experiencing the vital energy and creative vibrations of eternal being, experiencing these vibrations on every plane of development and in their original frequency, without transformation, and simultaneously conducting these vibrations into the nerves and the body."
They began by intentionally producing emotional states by using dream pictures.
Once that was mastered they had to experience different emotional states on command, without dream pictures, going from the lowest to the highest.
Then they practiced fast changeovers from one emotional state to another.
The next step was to experience opposite emotional states, one after the other, with no time lost for transition, shifting from deep sadness to the highest hilarity, or from fear to self-assured courage.
"People believe that there always has to be a reason for their being joyous or happy. Through the exercises with dream pictures we first imagine we have a reason for being in one mood or another. Thus we learn to control the reasons themselves! As we do not actually have a reason, however, we have to imagine one.
Then comes the next step of experiencing an emotional state by itself, without a reason. After long practice, we discover we have always imagined we had a reason form being 'sad' or 'joyous', 'depressed' or 'exuberant' etc. Through these exercises we thus become convinced that events and occurrences in our lives must not have any effect on us. We discover that every state of consciousness arises - and can only arise - within ourselves. The same event can provoke one person to laughter and another to tears, while a third remains completely indifferent; all because each is merely projecting outwardly his own inward attitude, and it is only the inner attitude which provokes our response, not the external events themselves."
The end result of all this emotional training is that we are able to experience all levels of emotion and at the same time hold an expanded view, knowing that our True Self is untouched (being multi-dimensional). We have gained unshakable emotional composure, knowing that "...whatever happens on earth is only a transitory dream projected in time and space by ourselves. We only need to take it seriously in so far as it adds to our experience."
That's emotional freedom!