First, I Reach for Joy, and All Else Follows
Once you consciously identify the current state of emotion, it becomes easier for you to understand whether you were choosing thoughts that move you closer to your desired destination or farther from your desired destination. If you will make the improved feeling or emotion your real destination, then anything and everything that you want will quickly follow. - Ask and it is Given cards, by Ester and Jerry Hicks, The Teachings of Abraham.
Breathe . . .
Breathing is a key component in becoming aware of and accessing emotions. Freeing the breath unlocks emotional blockages and creativity. Since emotions act as an internal compass, emotions are vitally important for total well-being, and creativity. You can't stop one emotion singularly, say. . . anger, without also blocking out the rest of your emotional spectrum, joy, even love.
Have you ever noticed yourself holding a breath in order to stifle an emotion you don't want to feel?
Holding your breath may contain most of the emotional vibrations experienced in the moment, but at great cost. Emotions are a tool meant to help guide us into alignment with Source energy, and our higher potential. Stopping ourselves from experiencing emotions leaves us rudderless, without the ability to steer our course, for intentional creation of the next moment. More importantly, when we stop our breath, we stop our life, not just our emotions. Emotions are affected by the breath. Changing the breathing pattern, depth, and frequency can alter the emotional overtone, and state of consciousness.
Use the breath to access emotions, and let joy motivate your path forward.
Breathe, just breathe.
Everything will be alright.
Trust your breath and trust your emotions.