Nature designed our bodies to feel pleasure when we do things that are good for us and pain when we do things that aren't. For example, eating feels good when you're hungry, but it hurts when you're full.
Just as physical feelings are meant to guide us toward physical well-being, emotions are a higher order of feelings meant to guide us toward spiritual well-being — that is, to guide our thoughts.
When your thoughts are aligned with your Higher Self, you feel pleasureful emotions like peace and love. When your thoughts are out of alignment with your Higher Self, you feel painful emotions like fear and resentment.
In Part 2, we'll look at how Emotional Guidance works in parenting situations. For today, simply be mindful of your emotions and notice the thoughts that accompany them.
Remind yourself that ALL emotions are good — even the "negative" ones — because they are there to guide you back to your Self.