Emotions control our thinking behaviors and actions. Emotions affect our physical bodies as much as our body affects our feelings and thinking. People who ignore, dismiss, repress or just ventilate their emotions, are setting themselves up for physical illness. Emotions that are not felt and released but buried within the body or in the aura can cause serious illness, including cancer, arthritis, and many types of chronic illnesses. Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, negativity, frustration and depression cause chemical reactions in our body that are very different from the chemicals released when you feel positive emotions such as happy, content, loved, accepted. We cannot change or control our emotions. We can learn how to be with them, living peacefully with them, transmuting them (which means releasing them), and we can manage them, but we cannot control them.