Reacting to emotions is a choice you make
08/08/2012 by John Smallman
We are getting very close to the event for which you, the Light-workers, have been hoping and praying. It seems to many of you that the waiting has been interminable, even though you know that time and your experience of it are illusory. But, as you have discovered, even though it is illusory, the illusion is a tough and frequently very unforgiving environment. However, you have continued to hold the intent to awaken despite your anxieties and doubts, and as a result the Light you bear has brightened enormously and is helping others, as you demonstrate peace, compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance, mainly unhampered by self-righteous discrimination or judgment.
It is difficult, because you are subject to all the same emotions that everyone else within the illusion has to deal with, and while you do have the advantage of knowing what is going on, and why, you still undergo those experiences and feel motivated to react. But you are more frequently allowing those emotions to flow through you without reacting, and that intensifies the divine Love field so that it induces in all of humanity a strengthening awareness that to react to emotions is a choice that you make. And many are now choosing peace instead of reaction.
All on Earth are intuitively realizing that the emotional issues flooding into their awareness – unexpectedly and often unsought – need to be released. At first there may be a strong desire not to let them go without first forcefully expressing them because they seem so justifiable; but quietly, underneath that feeling, their intuitive realization is gently persuading them that to let them go will bring a satisfying resolution and a sense of peace. And, as everyone wants peace, they will mostly respond very positively to that persuasion.
As you release your issues and open yourselves to the Love field in which you are immersed, you will encounter unaccustomed tranquility and your stress will decrease as you relax into that very satisfying sensation. It is analogous to having to hold your breath because of bad odors or toxic fumes in your vicinity, and then moving out into the fresh air and being able to fill your lungs once more, bringing relief and a new awareness of the joy of breathing.
And of course when you physically breathe you are inhaling Love! It is probably not apparent to you, but to breathe is to live and Love is the very powerful energy that enables life. It is the eternal creative force that imbues all living entities and provides the power for growth and evolution. It is the power that you used to build the illusion, and it is the Light that is showing you how to release yourselves from it.
Love is your true nature, but how you use it is a choice that you make in every moment. In the illusion it has mostly been used for personal empowerment because you see yourselves as individuals in an unsafe and threatening environment, and this has led to conflict, fear, intense hate, and almost constant suffering. Personal egoic agendas are your attempts to escape from that fear, and on the whole they have proved themselves to be disastrous, often leading to catastrophic consequences.
Finally the truth of that is penetrating your conscious minds, and you are trying to solve your problems through negotiation instead of through confrontation. Doing so reduces the sense of fear that has been endemic, and encourages cooperation for the benefit of all involved. When you use the power of Love in this way the possibilities are limitless, bringing peace, harmony, and wonder to everything you do.
Fear is the absence of Love: it is a shutting down of the awareness that all are one, all are connected and interdependent. Using Its power for self-oriented agendas is like severely restricting the conduit through which It flows – a kink in the hosepipe – until, when people shut themselves completely off from others, there is no flow at all and intense fear invades them.
As an analogy: when the flow of water into a pond is cut off, the pond becomes stagnant and toxic and cannot support life; and when people shut one another out in mistrust and fear, they become like small islands attached to the flow of life by kinked or knotted pipes. Then the essential flow of life becomes toxic because it is no longer being constantly renewed, and misery and suffering ensue.
In the last few decades it is as though numerous maintenance teams have been dispatched to undo the kinks in the pipes and, where necessary, replace those that are beyond repair. The result is that the life force is flowing more freely and abundantly than it has for eons, and, depending on which analogy you prefer, the water or the air has once more become clear, sweet, fresh, and invigorating. And under those conditions your awakening is guaranteed and inevitable.
With so very much love, Saul.
[The next Saul message will be posted on Sunday august 19th]