“Many queer and strange teachings became associated with the early narratives of the day of Pentecost. In subsequent times the events of this day, on which the Spirit of Truth, the new teacher, came to dwell with mankind, have become confused with the foolish outbreaks of rampant emotionalism.” [UB, 194:3.1]
“Before Pentecost, the apostles had given up much for Jesus. They had sacrificed their homes, families, friends, worldly goods, and positions. At Pentecost, they gave themselves to God, and the Father and the Son responded by giving themselves to man—sending their spirits to live within men. This experience of losing self and finding the spirit was not one of emotion; it was an act of intelligent self-surrender and unreserved consecration.” [UB, 194:3.16]
Thought Adjuster: “Jesus, as he lived among men, was always dignified in his behavior. He was emotionally balanced and never displayed “foolish outbreaks of rampant emotionalism.” It is why those blessed by being in his presence, felt reassured and comforted—appeased by the sublime peace that emanated from the Prince of Peace.
Emotions, when given free rein, can be quite draining—not just their lows but also their highs. Genuine spiritual Masters operate on an even keel, thus showing the way to a balanced and rewarding inner life. Remaining emotionally balanced will significantly contribute to positive spiritual evolution. It is why you should remain alert so as not to get entangled in the toxic facets of human drama. Gossip, hearsay, ill speaking of others, and feeling chronically outraged and offended, turn you into a metaphoric loose leaf at the whims of biting winds.
Out-of-control emotional outbursts often override the steering wheel of your God-given intelligence. Foster the intelligence of your heart and your mind so that they do not you astray. It is what Jesus did, always asking pertinent questions and following the inner lead of his indwelling divine Presence.
Since the glorious day of Pentecost, you benefit from a triple inner asset: the conjoint spiritual influence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Give them royal treatment in your inner sanctuary, and your life will soar to new heights of understanding and embodiment of love, mercy, and compassion. The apple will not fall far from the Tree of Life because it will remain in its close proximity."