Our emotions were created as gifts with specific purposes in mind. Sometimes, they’re not in balance due to human imperfection, but the primary emotion isn’t the problem. The level we feel may be imperfect but not the core emotion itself. Researching things like anger and jealousy in my study of scripture using my bible encyclopedia for insight is pretty astonishing.
Did you know that underneath exclusive devotion and zeal is the emotion of jealousy? Our moral code disintegrates without appropriate anger or fear. Without anger, we become enmeshed with a complete loss of boundaries. We self-abandon and can't stand up for what's right.
Emotions only arise in response to specific situations, and tuning in to address those emotions at their very lowest level was crucial to my emotional balance. Emotions only escalate when we stuff them down and plow through life.
We can’t have dedication, commitment, honor or conviction without emotions. Those qualities are based on healthy levels of emotions like anger and jealousy.
What if you could back up and notice your emotions before they escalate? What if you heard their message and could address the situation quickly and easily, neither stuffing emotion down nor letting emotion spill out?
Over or under control of emotions doesn't allow room for them to serve their purpose. We don't need to address and challenge every situation, but if we could calmly decide with our whole minds, wouldn't that be great? This is called emotional regulation and relates to our emotional health and balance.
What if we quickly ask questions in response to a situation that causes anger? Could we ask someone to explain or provide more detail? Maybe we're jumping to conclusions. Maybe we only have part of the story. Or maybe we do. We'd only know if we could calmly ask questions and reset, then make a mindful decision on how to proceed. If we get more information, we can express and reset the boundary that might need to be reset. The other person may decide to honor that stated wish or preference. The anger and resentment are gone, the emotion served its purposes, is complete, and we are restored to peace. How does that sound to you?
“Thinking ability will keep watch over you, and discernment will safeguard you." says a wise Proverb
Talking to others, journaling, and praying help me understand what's happening and how to heal.
Tuning into our emotions at their lowest levels and maintaining healthy, balanced levels is the key. Based on my research and experience, I teach you how to do that and shortcut your learning curve.
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