Many human beings feel they cannot control their emotions. They feel like they live at the mercy of those emotions, and must accept them as they come. Let us examine that for a moment.
Think of a time in your life when you were very excited, waiting in anticipation of something. Perhaps you can remember trying to fall to sleep before your birthday or Christmas celebrations. Can you feel that excitement? How you wished time would go faster?
Now think of a time when you were free. Perhaps you had just been let you of your last day of school, or perhaps the first day of a vacation.
Next, think of a time when you were very, very sad, perhaps with the loss of someone or something that was very important to you. Now, we wish for you to think of the best day of your life, the day you experienced your greatest joy.
Think of life as your pioneers lived it. Truly imagine what it was like to live that way, and recognize the struggle. Now feel the rush of gratitude you experience as you realize how comfortable your life is compared to that.
Do you see? You just rapidly shifted through several emotions, at will, with ease! You are ALWAYS in charge of how you feel, Dear Ones! Just like you can change clothes if you don’t like what you are wearing, you can change emotions if you are not comfortable.
Many of you believe happiness is something that you only have sprinkled sporadically through your lifetime. We urge you to throw out that thought and to finally accept that you have just as equal a right to feel happiness consistently as you do any other emotion, because you get to choose. ~Archangel Gabriel