The Power that Creates our Lives!
"Emotion - That which Moves".
Emotions are the things which run our world. They not only form our inner world of experience,
they also create the events and situations we encounter every day, too. It's been proved
scientifically that our bodies react to every thought we have, instantaneously.
Every thought is a vibrational event which connects to how we FEEL about the object or idea
we're thinking about. Emotions are the moving forces in our life.
But what is it that emotions move? Apart from creating hormones which move us, our feelings affect others around us; and what they are feeling affects us too. But feelings don't just affect other people - they also move a field of energy. Some call it 'zero point' or 'the Field', but I call it Love. I believe the nature of that Field of energy is Love because that's the only thing that explains why things work the way they do.
One of the qualities of Love is that it unites. It draws us to the thing we love, and it draws things and people we love, to us. (I'm talking divine, unconditional Love here, not desire/sexual attraction!) So when we resonate with Love, we're connecting to the energy field that connects everything, everywhere - and that makes us very powerful! What we feel or think about, intend to do or want to have while we're in contact with Love is going to happen to us. The mechanism underlying this creative aspect of Love is what I call the Law of Emotional Resonance.
The Law of Emotional Resonance - the tuning fork scenario.
Our emotions directly create more of the same emotion, by the 'like attracts like' principle - also known as the Law of Attraction. (It's one of the crucial Laws of the Abraham-Hicks teachings.) It's a vibrational law, operating through resonance, in the way one tuning fork will respond by vibrating if another one, tuned to the same note, is played in the same room. Calling it the Law of Attraction doesn't make clear, though, that what vibrates is US. It's not our thoughts, as some would have us believe. Our thoughts are the aiming device and trigger, but it's our emotions that create the resonance that attracts more of that same emotion! Every time we feel something powerful, it's a bit like we're throwing stones into a pond. The ripples that stone create eventually come back to us, as events that bring us the same EMOTIONAL response If we try and attract something by thinking about it, it's the feelings we have about that object that we're going to attract, not necessarily the object itself! That's just as well, really, since it's really impossible to be in control of every fleeting thought we have. But if we understand that some thoughts trigger feelings, it's those thoughts that create our lives; and if we understand that we don't need to follow every feeling that's triggered in us, we're starting to control our own lives for the first time.
Getting What we Really Want!
We may think we want to have a new relationship,job, house or money, but what we really want is the feeling we think they'll bring us. We expect that having those things will make us feel happier than we do right now. We don't want a new job where we're going to be stressed, or bullied; or a house next to the 'neighbours from hell'! So by understanding the Law of Emotional Resonance, we can concentrate on the feelings we want, right now, safe in the knowledge that we're attracting more of those feelings into our lives in the future, no matter what form they may take. Many people make the mistake of concentrating on physical objectives instead of getting right to the heart of the matter - which is, in fact, our (emotional) hearts! Taking responsibility for our feelings is our only safeguard against attracting something unsuitable - and it's strong feelings we need to be most concerned with. Whether it's fear or joy, strong feelings attract more of that feeling to us - simple as that!
Emotions are called positive and negative for a good reason - it's not a moral judgement or preference. We're like batteries, and positive emotions like acceptance, joy and love charge us up with life-force; negative emotions like hatred, resentment or anger, drain us. (Because negative emotions trigger off the adrenalin of our instinctive 'fight or flight' mechanism, we often miss this important fact.) It's easy enough to demonstrate the effects of our emotions though, with muscle testing.
The more life-force or charge available to us, the healthier and stronger we are; the less life-force or charge we have, the weaker we are and the more likely to suffer illness. (See Power vs.Force, on the books page.)
Here are some of the positive qualities we can choose to enhance our energy and raise our vibrational level: Love!
Although we get used to the emotions we feel alot, whether they're negative or positive, joy, for instance, always makes us stronger, while rage always makes us go weak. This may be contrary to what we feel at the time! Rage feels strong to us because adrenalin 'borrows' energy for us to use in an emergency; but we suffer the consequences later - usually as soon as we can relax! If we suffer long-term stress, the effects of adrenalin and the other stress hormones on our health become very obvious, and all sorts of physical ailments result. One of the most difficult to deal with is Chronic fatigue syndrome - caused, many believe now, by adrenal burn-out. Doesn't it make sense to find a way to stop getting stressed and wound up in the first place, rather than finding any number of ingenious ways of getting UNwound?
To do that, we just start deliberately choosing only positive emotions! (See Applying Love Method.)
Why is it so hard to choose positive responses sometimes? The Power of Beliefs.
When we were young, feelings, positive and negative, came and went like waves on the sea We responded spontaneously to the moment. Babies and toddlers don't hang on to negative feelings, although conditioning (as in Pavlov's dog experiments) happens from the word go, of course, and starts to make a permanent imprint of certain feelings on us. (Conditioning is a physical response triggered by repeated, expected events.)
Beliefs come into play as soon as we develop a sense of self as separate from the rest of the world (ego). Before we develop an ego, we are essentially love in a human body! So our first experience of 'not love' is a shock. It's the first time we've felt truly separate, and we may experience betrayal - the sense of 'this world is not the way I thought it was'. It can dent our confidence and we start coming up with strategies to cope in this new and bleak reality.
If we decide we've been rejected, we may decide that it's not safe to show love for whoever it is that's rejected us - probably our mother or father! Or we may decide 'it's necessary to win (their) love', and so we start attention seeking in some way. Or we decide there's something wrong with us, and then try to find out what it is, and hide our 'weakness' from others - leading to dramatic changes in behaviour, as shame kicks in.
As far as I can see, our first belief is always about Love; whether we felt loved and appreciated, or ignored and rejected. This conclusion, which is fused with that strong emotional charge, forms our first belief - a belief about whether we're loved or not! If we come to the conclusion that we're NOT loved, we experience betrayal, and shock - which is why it has such power over us for the rest of our lives. From the conclusion we reach about that crucial issue, we start to define our place in the world, and the first part of our life's pathway is pencilled in! This is our first core belief - for more on this process, and the ego's role in facilitating our life's experiment, click here.
Naturally a feeling of rejection, followed by shock, started to bring us more of the same experience. We acted 'as if' we were unloved. Over time, these repeated experiences 'proved' our belief, and we then formed another belief, connected to the first. We elaborated on our original explanation about love, and ourselves. If your first belief was 'You're not loved', pretty soon it would have attracted enough supporting evidence for you to form a secondary belief - perhaps 'You're not worth very much', for instance, or 'There's something wrong with you'. We all had a choice in which explanation to believe - someone else in exactly the same circumstances might have come up with something different.
So these conclusions we reached set down a framework on which we based our behaviour and thinking from then on. Others then responded to our behaviour to reinforce the truth of this conclusion, and so it went on. In a world created by and for Love, any belief that 'there's not enough' of it, or that 'we're not loved', is false! If you feel trapped or helpless in any way, it's because you have one of these negative beliefs getting stronger and stronger and 'proving' itself to you over and over again. By deliberately applying consciousness (which you're doing right now!) you start to dismantle that belief.
We see the power and results of strong belief throughout history; whether it's a belief in Love (Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Jesus Christ) or lack of love (Hitler, Stalin, anyone driven by hate and resentment.) these beliefs have shaped our world. They still do. Because of the Law of Sympathetic Resonance, any belief becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy! Unless we change our belief in love, that 'truth' will be relived again and again, no matter what we try to do to change our situation. The ONLY way to change our lives for the better is to start choosing the emotions we allow ourselves to feel, and refuse to invest our energy in any negative emotion ever again!
Positive thoughts generate positive emotions; they draw more life-force into us, and make us physically and mentally stronger. Negative thoughts generate negative feelings which drain us and make us physically and mentally weaker. These thoughts and feelings form spirals, one going up, one going down! It's not much of a choice, really, is it? We CAN choose the thoughts we decide to think; it's not a fight when you know why it's so important! Once you know something, that's it - no more struggle, it becomes part of you and there's no 'ought' and 'should' about it. When you start to mull this over, you'll start to see patterns in your life, and realise you've been in control of your life ever since you constructed your first belief.
How Do We Disarm Negative Beliefs?
When you start to look at emotions, it's clear that love holds the secret to our emotional hearts. We need to start choosing to feel loved! How do we do that? By immersing ourselves in love - doing what we love, and loving what we do. We each have a purpose for this life, one we chose a long time ago. In fulfilling our purpose, we feel valued and valuable. Love holds the meaning to every experience of our lives. We only need to start looking at the things we love, and remembering the times we've experienced love and enthusiasm and joy! There's a trail of love which we can follow to get back on track - and it can start right now. Through practising any of those qualities listed above, you can start listening to it again. Every time you deliberately do that, you're gaining life-force and wisdom, and moving up the spiral of consciousness towards peace, bliss and joy!
If you are troubled by recurring problems and there are feelings and issues you need to address, one way of targeting and disarming negative beliefs and feelings is EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique. This technique, developed by Gary Craig, is easy to learn and do, and involves tapping on meridian points while focusing on the problem you want to address. It really does bring release and freedom quickly, easily and permanently. Go to the site here and learn more. You can order videos and read lots of great free information. I recommend it for releasing old stuff and freeing your energy for the enjoyable work of applying Love to yourself and your life! Practice some or all of these positive emotions and attitudes, whenever you can. Re I offer email sessions in EFT, too, if you'd like some guidance and support while you work on your issues. Having someone else tapping alongside you, even on the other side of the world, and sending you love and healing during the process, is very helpful. If you've never experienced the way intention can be sent instantly, this is one way to expand your ideas of what's possible! See my Services offered page for more details.
More on emotions, including the energetic pattern of bullying, and why you can't run away from problems.
Links: More Emotions! Problems - what are they? Music for Healing including examples of music composed with Love for healing.
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