Essentially, your feelings are guideposts to your mental state. Most people think that we experience an emotion as a reaction to an event; something happens and it triggers a corresponding emotion in a process that we really can’t control. But that’s not really the case. Our emotions are an indicator to us of where our alignment is at. The worse we feel, the less aligned we are. The better we feel, the more aligned we are.
Negative emotion is an indicator; a warning sign that what you are focused on or thinking about isn’t helpful to you. To start feeling better, you need to start working with the thoughtsbehind the emotions, rather than the emotions themselves (the thoughts are the cause, the emotions are the effect, or the symptoms – you want to go to the root in order to make lasting changes).
Your power is always in your thoughts, and by shifting those thoughts to better-feeling ones, you can work your way up the emotional scale, from the worst-of-the-worst all the way up to the best-of-the-best, in a scaffolding process that leads to ever greater alignment and focus with your highest good.
The Law of Attraction isn’t just about techniques and tricks—it’s a lifestyle in itself, and one that teaches how our emotional state can impact on the way our life develops.
Learning to move up the emotional scale is all about having a more harmonious and joyful daily experience—one that helps you to manifest more effectively by bringing you fully in tune with your own intentions.
Before we look at the different tips and techniques for moving up this emotional scale, there are several things that you need to understand about feelings:
- Feelings are influenced by our thoughts and perceptions.
- We tend to suppress our feelings.
- And suppressed feelings lead to anxiety and depression.
- Feelings are contagious.
- But we are all entitled to have feelings. Feelings simply exist. We are all human, and we all sometimes feel jealousy, hatred, frustration, irritation and other negative emotions. There is no need to blame yourself for them, because this way you will only create even more negative emotions. Just accept that you feel what you feel and get ready to turn the negative energy into positive energy.
- Bad feelings lead to even worse feelings. But good feeling create better feelings. This is the concept of upward and downward spirals.
Here are 4 techniques for moving up the emotional scale.
Step 1. Priming The Scale
The morning is a magical time—you have a blank slate to work with as you first emerge from the unconscious world of sleep, and what you think and feel during these early moments can have a huge impact on where you lie on the emotional scale throughout the day.
Find something to be grateful for as soon as you wake up, and focus on it for 1-2 minutes before getting out of bed. Connect those feelings of gratitude to your intention to manifest what you want, and let excitement and enthusiasm flood your body.
On a side note, the morning is also an excellent time to engage in spiritual activities like meditation, creative visualization, or yoga. If you can set aside 10-20 minutes for one of those activities, you’re starting the day as far up the emotional scale as possible.
Step 2. Balancing The Scale
You can’t avoid encountering at least a small amount of negativity in the world each day, whether it comes from someone with a bad attitude or from a devastating story in the news. And, as you know, you do attract what you emit—and you’re emitting at least a degree of negativity when you encounter these things.
Using the Law of Attraction doesn’t require you to deliberately blind yourself to all negativity to the point that you’re entrenched in denial. While it is of course important to create a positive environment internally and externally, it’s useful to acknowledge the existence of negativity so that you can deliberately and purposefully balance the scale of what you are manifesting.
Since positive feelings, beliefs and thoughts hold so much more power than negative ones, even simple exercises can serve as scale-balancing. For example, try taking just 10-15 minutes per day to intentionally reflect on things that are only positive. You can do this any way that feels right, whether you visualize wonderful memories, focus on upcoming events, or write down lists of things that make you happy.
Regardless of your approach, you should quickly start to see the scale turning—more positive things and events will likely come your way.
Step 3. Maintaining Your Place On The Scale
There are also little things you can do throughout the day to reduce your chances of sliding back down the emotional scale. In particular, it’s crucial to take breaks from the demands of work, family and society in order to quiet your mind and reconnect with the present moment.
As you’ll know from reading common Law of Attraction success stories, mindfully anchoring yourself to the present reliably accelerates the manifestation process.
Try taking simple breaks of 1-2 minutes every couple of hours, and commit to focusing purely on your breathing during these interludes. Breathe deeply, inhaling from your diaphragm and filling up your lungs, and then slowly and gently exhale as you feel your body relax.
If you’re already used to practicing mindfulness exercises, you might prefer to spend 1-2 minutes on your breath and then a further 1-2 minutes connecting with all of your bodily sensations and systematically relaxing any tense muscles you encounter.
Regardless of its deceptive simplicity, this type of exercise helps you disconnect from external stressors and builds the type of resilience that keeps you at a reliably productive place on the emotional scale.
Step 4. The Unconscious Emotional Scale
When you’re asleep, your unconscious mind is still active, which means you’re still unknowingly having an impact on what you’re able to manifest—and the rate at which you’re able to manifest it.
To move further up the emotional scale during sleep, you can try techniques that put your mind in a particularly good place as you start to drift off. You can choose to do a creative visualization exercise as you fall asleep, but if you’ve had a long and tiring day then it’s often easier to commit to something simpler that requires less energy.
One of the most powerful exercises for moving up the unconscious emotional scale involves asking yourself this straightforward question: “What was the best thing that happened to me today?” Think of the day’s blessings, and the major sources of goodness in your life.
You may be surprised by the moving little moments that you remember—moments that may otherwise have been forgotten.
Your mind will continue to answer and explore this question as you fall asleep, eliciting responses in your unconscious and strengthening your potential to manifest.
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