Practicing as a clinical psychotherapist, it was easy to recognize the power of thoughts in shaping peoples' life experiences. As an intuitive coach and earth school student, I am learning more about the power of our emotions. And while our thoughts surely shape our emotions, it is the emotions themselves that seem to have the power of transformation and creation. Many of our spiritual teachers emphasize bringing conscious choice to our emotional experience in order to shape how we create our reality, and some actually propose that bliss is the natural human state.
In the Divine Matrix, Gregg Braden writes that "The language of consciousness appears to be the universal experience of emotion. We already know how to love, hate, fear, and forgive. Recognizing that these feelings are actually the instructions that program the Divine Matrix, we can hone our skills to better understand how to bring joy, healing, and peace to our lives." The idea that our feelings are the direct programing instructions of the energetic web that surrounds us seems motivation enough for me to consciously choose to spend more time actively practicing love and gratitude than reacting in fear and anger.
I watched part of an Abraham/Hicks DVD last night that illustrated how our emotional vibration draws to us more of the same energy that we are generating, and that the point of power is choosing where we put our attention since that is what we will manifest more of. So if we radiate fear, we draw things that feed our fearfulness. If we choose to focus on someone's good qualities, we move deeper in the vibration of love and appreciation and we attract more love and appreciation. This process of choice involves the synergy of thought and action and the willingess to do what it takes to get us where we want to go. This past weekend I experienced a large disappointment and felt myself sliding into resentment and self pity. Having spent considerable time in those places in the past, I recognized them and decided I did not want to stay there. So I chose to make a gratitude list, then went out in my garden and observed the natural beauty there, and said a quick prayer of wellbeing for everyone involved. I felt better and recognized I was responsible for creating that reality. I liked that. It worked pretty well. I'm gonna do it again.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love