If you think your life sucks at times, then it does. What most people don’t realize is that it sucks because we make it that way!
Our ego loves what is familiar and will keep coming back to the same emotions, even if they feel bad! Your emotions amply your thoughts, radiating out as your personality, body, and surrounding life conditions – in other words your reality.
You can lose a sense of your True Self and soul because of identification with illusionary feelings. The ego tries to overcome the confusion and emotional pain, by doing a lot of thinking about it, always trying to solve a problem it never can.
In this series we will discuss why your emotions shape your life, how to identify and benefit even by negative emotions, and how to center your emotional power for positive change.
Emotions manifest physically
It’s usually obvious when someone is angry. You may not actually see steam come out of their ears but: the rational part of the brain shuts down, the body tenses (tightening in the shoulders and chest), stress related hormones are released (such as adrenaline and cortisol), and the face gets red when the cardiovascular responses kick in.
Emotions release hormones related to the limbic system and chemicals in the brain and body …… and we can become addicted to these even if if they feel bad to us! We may not always be acutely aware of the emotions and physiological release of chemicals in our bodies, yet eventually we get a feeling. Our feelings, emotions, and attitudes are so tied together that we usually use these terms interchangeably.
Bodily Effects of Your Emotions
Your emotions can manifest in your life in precarious ways. People with an irritable disposition are 3 times more likely to have a heart attack than people who are less prone to temper tantrums. Plus, over time such high stress situations like anger can hamper the immune system, resulting in any number of illnesses.
Positive emotions like delight and gratitude also manifest in the body, reversing the effects of negative emotions, harmonizing and healing it. When you experience joy and love: the body relaxes, happiness chemicals are released (such as dopamine, oxytocin or endorphins) and sent to your heart.
Of course, matters of the heart are involved! We attract what we feel through our heart, the seat of Love and Magnetic Center of Attraction.
In those people who feel deep, abiding love there is a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, greater functioning of the immune system, and calmer, clearer thinking.
You Attract What You Feel – The Law of Attraction
Circling in negative thoughts about your feelings amplify them! You attract the same energy that you think about and feel because of the Law of Attraction (Love). You get what you put out there in the Universe.
So if you have a grumpy disposition then you attract more negative, low-frequency conditions, even if that is not what you desire.
The Law of Karma
The Law of Attraction and The Law of Karma, or Cause and Effect, work together. If you evaluate a situation negatively with dark thoughts and emotions you will be very tempted to act upon it, especially if you are unconscious of your motivation.
The Law of Karma is a compassionate universal law that works to help us get back to our natural state of harmony. You will have to face the same or similar life situation over and over again until you respond from a place of sincere love, consistently.
Thoughts are empowered to manifest physically as emotions and shape our physical reality; first, in our body, then our surroundings, then others around us and indeed the world.
Why do they have such power?
Because our emotions are empowered by our Soul! And, the dominating character of our Soul is Love. Love is our natural condition, but when Love is perverted in the subconscious ego by fearful thinking itt causes us, each of us, to suffer.
In the next study we will discuss simple ways to change your reality even when you are tempted by negative emotions!
In the hope You find Love close at hand, Portia SLB
To learn more about releasing low-frequency energy: Releasing False Beliefs About Yourself
Until next time consider this quote to reflect upon:
“Will Power must be held responsible together with Fear for bringing into your life the very things you dread. ”
Eugene Fersen, Fundamental Principles of Science of Being, page 159.
Professor Ellen Langer of Harvard speaks on her research and upcoming movie about your emotions shaping your reality, as featured on CBS: