How To Transform Negative Circumstances And Emotions Into Fascinating Experiences Of Love, Peace, Wisdom And Abundance
How we respond to our feelings on a moment by moment basis is more likely a predictor of the overall level of love and joy present in our lives than how much we meditate, pray, practice yoga, exercise or eat nutritious foods. At least that is the observation I have made over the years of both myself as well as numerous spiritual aspirants on many different paths. How we respond to our feelings is directly related to how much we are attached to our outcomes and with how much we are trying to control our lives. How attached we are to ...
Surrender To The Direct Experience Of Your Feelings
We want to surrender to the will of God, the Supreme Intelligence within. To do this, one must be in a state of profound peace and love. When our hearts are at peace, the Divine will speak to us through our intuition. The problem for most of us, however, is that we are not in a state of profound peace at times when we most need Divine guidance. The remedy is to engage an aspect of the Divine in the midst of our cluttered thinking and feelings and invite her take over our mental processing. The first step in this engagement ...
Witness Your Feelings With The Attention Focused At The Point Between Your Eyebrows
To Witness is to observe and accept unconditionally the feelings that are present from moment to moment. From the standpoint of the observer, we surround these feelings with love, particularly the ones that are painful, unwanted, frightening, or scary. We do not act on these feelings. Rather we enter into them fully as the Witness. We allow ourselves the direct experience of their energy. We do not try to change our experience of the feeling and we do not judge or attempt to understand the significance. We just open ourselves toward more and more loving and acceptance. We can observe where ...
Accept 100% Responsibility For Your Thoughts, Feelings And Circumstances
ANY form of blaming, whining, or complaining is an attempt to not take responsibility for our experiences. This includes blaming God, blaming friends, family, co-workers, heredity, karma, money or any of the other millions of things that we can try to hide behind when things don’t go our way. When we blame or accuse, we give away our power. We affirm our weakness and inability to create what we want. To the extent that anyone wants to make positive changes in their life, it is important to accept 100% responsibility for both our circumstances as well as our feelings about our circumstances. ...
Where Happiness Is A Choice And Painful Feelings And Circumstances Are Optional
A great paradox of life is this: When we choose to experience our negative thoughts, feelings, circumstances, and addictions, directly, the negativity withers and dissipates into an inconsequential force.
Over the past ten years a number of “brief therapies” have evolved to assist us in integrating our pain, whether it be mental, emotional, spiritual or physical. All are based on some form of dropping from our heads into our feeling center in our heart, and then “Witnessing” the emotion from the standpoint of our Higher Self or intuitive awareness.
We have taken the best aspects of these therapies and combined them into a simple strategy called the “SWAN Technique”. (Surrender-Witness- Accept-Nurture) which works very rapidly and effectively to process negativity in one’s life. The more we use it, the more quickly we dissipate and transform the energies that had been holding us back. And we can then use those energies instead for constructive purposes.
Most recurring patterns of negativity and addiction come from our subconscious mind in the form of repressed feelings – parts of ourselves that we don’t want to own. These energies present themselves in our daily life as our karma for the purpose of integrating and learning from the circumstances and people we encounter.
In fact the outer world is just a projection of our inner world, so
the more rotten and corrupt your surroundings, the more equivalent judgments you have about yourself. Much of this can come from previous lives, waiting to be brought to the light of conscious awareness.
When we are ready to take 100% responsibility for how we are
feeling at any moment as well as for the situations, environment, circumstances and people that come into our lives, we then have the courage to face these “demons” head-on. Then, as we look fear in the face, or any other emotion, it will cease to bother us.
And as we continue on this path of unblocking and freeing up our
energy, totally new, more positive energies and experiences come into our lives and we begin to feel more alive, empowered, loving and peaceful. Life begins to flow, whereas before, life was an ongoing struggle.
As you move from being totally identified with you feelings to “Witnessing” your feelings, you’ll leave your emotions behind. It’s like watching the movie that you have created, and are starring in, from the standpoint of the director.
You’ll be aware that the body may be in an emotional state, but
instead of being engaged in the emotions, you’re watching yourself have the emotions from the standpoint of the Observer, which is an unconditionally loving and accepting presence.
You will find when you really get into that state that the Observer sees your whole life much differently than you do. The Witness doesn’t judge what the actors are doing.
The Witness observes whether or not what they’re doing is effective from the big picture. So from the perspective of being the Witness, or being the director, you get a lot more information about what’s really going on in the scene than you do when you’re being the actor who’s playing the role, and having the emotions, and living the life.
It’s OK to play the part of Hamlet, just don’t believe that you actually are Hamlet.
So spend some time practicing that. Practice stepping back from
yourself and observing yourself acting in your life.
Become aware that there are different parts to your psyche. There is the doer that does, and there is the Watcher that watches. That’s the Witness state. So please experiment with it, and practice it. It is a very peaceful state where there are no emotions. Your body may be having emotions, but the Witness is not emotional.
We hope you find some of these ideas helpful.
We Can’t Avoid The Turmoil Of The World,
But We Can Overcome The Disturbances Of Our Mind!
“If an individual observed his life’s experiences as one unaffectedly watches motion pictures, he would go from this earth a free master. Instead the heart – through likes and dislikes binds an individual to the wheel of birth and death and mortal suffering.” – P. Yogananda