I know that many people are turned off by the word "control" but as is the case with all words or concepts they have a positive and negative aspect.
For instance, a negative aspect of control is a tyrannical act of one person controlling another with the effect of limiting free will.
A positive aspect of control is to use whatever means necessary to prevent rape, theft, murder etc.
Now the emotions cannot control themselves and their redemption comes from the mind controlling them.
The mind controls emotions in two ways.
(1) The individual has progressed to the plane of the mind and can directly control and direct emotion through the power of his thought.
(2) The individual has not progressed to the plane of the mind but has programming in his brain created by someone else who has progressed to the plane of mind or above.
Example One: A person has a powerful temper. This powerful anger has no desire to control itself, but instead wants total freedom to destroy all in its path.
Person #1 will take charge and say "hold on now and release yourself in harmlessness."
Person #2 would be dangerous except that many have been taught programming that it is important to "count to ten" or something similar to control the anger.
Example Two: A person has a deviant emotion which gives him the desire to molest children
Person #1: Most thinking people would control their emotions before they got this much out of hand. If they willingly cultivated such they would be very dangerous.
Person #2: These people cannot help themselves and must receive help through reinforced programming from the outside (other people). This mental programming must be used to give the person control.
The principle involved is this.
The lower cannot control itself or the higher, but the higher can control the lower. The lower never has desire to cooperate with the higher and enters onto the higher vibration kicking and screaming with resistance.
Example: The personality resists the soul until it suffers defeat after defeat in its purposes and finally will yield through acquiescence.
"We say that God himself is a self existent being. Who told you so? It is correct enough; but how did you get it into your heads? Who told you that man did not exist in like manner upon the same principles?"
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