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 Posted: Mon Apr 19th, 2010 05:58 am
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I've made friends with my negative emotions - all of them! And why not, they will be with me for the rest of eternity so might as well get to know them, I say!

Negative emotions get a bad rap sometimes. It seems that people are eager to jump over them, run right past them and dive into the positive emotions. Yes, of course, positive emotions are great. Of course they are, but they get all the good press. I'd like to give some airtime to negative emotions.

I love how negative emotions let me know where I am. I can literally feel the resistance (aka negative emotion) within me. I can feel it in my chest and I always know when I am focused incorrectly because that lovely, wonderful guidance comes springing forth in such a way that I cannot ignore it. And why would I want to do that?

Ignoring negative emotions, hating them, dismissing them only gets them upset. They get bigger and stronger and more powerful like everything else that LOA touches.

There is sooo much I want to say about negative emotions and contrast (I'll start a separate thread for that). But for now I just want to shout out a BIG thank you to my NE (negative emotions) friends: I LOVE YOU!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 19th, 2010 09:57 pm
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Here are the negative emotions from the EGS scale:

9. Pessimism

10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience

11. Being overwhelmed

12. Disappointment

13. Doubt

14. Worry

15. Blame

16. Resentment/Discouragement

17. Anger

18. Revenge

19. Hatred/Rage

20. Jealousy

21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness

22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

Wow, I just realized that MOST of the emotions on the scale are NEGATIVE. Boredom is #8 which someone said is neutral, so that means there are only 7 spots for POSITIVE EMOTIONS.

If I count all the listed emotions on this list, there are 24 negative emotions that are quantified on this list.

Ok, it is my intent to do a rampage of appreciation for each of these 24 emotions. Can't promise one a day, but I will get them done. I'm really curious to see what comes up as I go through each emotion and really think about it.

Sounds like a "Cleaning up the Vibration" party is about to start and I'm all in!

Can I say once again that I love ALL of my emotions. They are all wonderful, perfect indicators of my life. They show me where my thoughts are, they give me a hint of how my life will unfold. They are a sneak peak, the coming attractions of my future. Why wouldn't I want to know them intimately?

I know that I am bigger than all of my emotions because I CONTROL THEM. I control my thoughts and my emotions. That's it! And guess what? The more I appreciate ALL of my emotions, the more I know that I am in control. I shine the light of appreciation on them and I get more appreciation back from them. They say, "Ah, someone who understands my value and worth. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us."

 

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 Posted: Tue Apr 20th, 2010 09:33 pm
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"So I'm loving my Guidance System. I'm loving my emotions, all of them. I'm loving the ones that feel wonderful, and I'm loving the ones that don't feel so wonderful, because all of them are there to assist me in tweaking myself - moment by moment, gently, more and more, subject by subject - into vibrational alignment."

The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent pg. 288

Good stuff!

I'm going to start at the bottom of my scale and work my way up. I'll start with an emotion that I know well: depression.

Appreciating Depression

First we must look at what depression is before we can appreciate it. Here is one definition:

a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.

So, feeling dejected and withdrawing from life, great sadness and the part I like "more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason."

First of all, I am looking at all of these emotions through an Abraham lens - I'm aware of LOA and how it works, I'm incorporating the teachings into my life and I will only post on these emotions when I feel like I'm in the Vortex.

Ok, I love the part of it being prolonged and not warranted by any objective reason - to me that is LOA at work big time! When you feel depressed, you feel like the world is coming to an end - your world at least. While in the midst of it, it feels reasonable and logical. It doesn't feel that your sadness is LOA or made up or not of value. It feels like the most important thing in your life - the only thing in your life.

I didn't appreciate it at the time but one of the best things about depression is that you want to SLEEP - a lot, all the time. And what is so amazing and wonderful about sleep? It brings you back into pure, positive energy.

"While you are sleeping - or during the time that you are not consciously focused through your physical body - the attraction to this physical body stops. Sleep is a time when your Inner Being can realign your Energies, and it is a time for refreshment and replenishment of your physical body."

Money and the Law of Attraction, pg. 37

Isn't that wonderful!!! Source loves us so much that when we are feeling at our lowest of lows and probably thinking that no one cares, even God - we have not been abandoned by Source! Sleep calls us mightily toward a time of refreshment and renewal! We don't have to do the work of feeling better - our Inner Beings do it for us through sleep because we are deeply deeply loved. Source wants us to feel better and does the work while we sleep. I love it!

So sleep my beloved ones, sleep and say this before you drift off:

"I'm going to sleep now; and while I am sleeping, because my thoughts will be inactive, attraction will stop and my physical body will be completely refreshed at every level."

MLOA pg. 39

Last edited on Tue Apr 20th, 2010 09:37 pm by Fireball

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 Posted: Wed Apr 21st, 2010 05:19 am
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I love what you are feeling here fireball...yeah, what we resist persists so might as well fully feel them and appreciate those emotional indicators of resistance right on through....I'm not up for, nor resonate personally with, doing an appreciation specifically for each and every negative emotion from the EGS, but I sure am up for embracing their benefits in general and seeing them in their "rightness." Seeing how perfect they are to alert us to there's more here than meets the eye; that there's actually a gift of Being more of ourselves "hidden" and available within the flip-side of every negative emotion triggered. There's expansion and more actualizing our blended beingness available every single time.

And I'm actually having a negative emotion right this very minute and that's precisely why I came to the forum to do a focus wheel but I "happened" to come across this thread first and it feels like a perfect place for me to embrace that which I am feeling.

I'm gonna love this feeling. I'm not gonna analyze it. I'm not gonna resist it. I'm not gonna even pivot or reach for something better. First, I'm just gonna fully feeeeeeeeeeeel it with no judging or analyzing it. Embrace it and love it and appreciate it, breathe into it.

::ohm

Cool. I did it. And as I embraced and loved and appreciated and just FELT it, it just subsided. Aaaaaaaaaaah. (this one showed up in my chest area as tightness too but now my chest is much much more open and relaxed). I didn't even feel inspired to name or define it...just an indicator that I'm not up to speed with me, telling a story that is not aligned with myself, etc. etc.

Now, on to feeling for the core essence of myself. Yeah baby! That's what I'm talking about. MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm.

I practicing and experiencing that it serves me better to feel my way back into my Vortex rather than think my way. LOA takes care of the thoughts just as Abraham promises.



Back in the Vortex which I can feel pulling me in I can "clean" up or "fine tune" those thoughts I have around that subject that shot me out of the ol V.

Okay thanks for the plat form to feel this and share and express it Fireball...I'm off to do a focus wheel.

RICHann


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 Posted: Fri Apr 30th, 2010 04:10 pm
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Ok, I'm ready to post here again. I actually posted about fear last week, but I pressed the wrong button and it got deleted - so I took that as a sign not to do it.

Anyway, I wanted to give appreciation to how wonderfully well my EGS works, especially with the negative emotions. Earlier I was feeling frustrated/irritated/impatient. I looked at the EGS chart and saw that Pessimism is RELIEF from frustration. That just didn't seem right but I gave it a whirl and reached for pessimistic thoughts.

I used a "Eeyore the donkey" voice and said, "O woe is me, this is never going to change. I'll be stuck here for the rest of my life. Blah, blah, blah."



And it worked! It was relief! I laughed and thought, "Pessimism is so silly as a deliberate creator because I KNOW that I am not stuck. I KNOW that I do have control over my life and that I am not stuck here in pessimism." So then I quickly moved up from there to the Big V. I love that I still have access to those thoughts from pessimism. In frustration, it was difficult to pivot to a place of knowing because it felt so sticky.

The other wonderful thing about frustration is that it can easily escalate into anger. In fact, if frustration is feeling too sticky and I don't feel like going UP is working, I'll magnify the frustration - go with the flow of feeling frustrated  - and every time it turns into ANGER. Yippee!

I love ANGER because when I'm there, it's in my face, I have to deal with it, I can't push it aside. I usually think, "Ok, good, anger, that means I was feeling powerless (I think frustration is a milder form of powerlessness) and now I'm angry. ::cool I'm moving up the scale.  Ok, where's blame? I can blame someone right now, yes, siree, I can, that's easy to do." I don't try to move up the scale one by one, but reach for whatever feels like relief.

Anyway, all of this is coming out of realizing that frustration and impatience is active in my vibration. So this is me cleaning it up and leaning towards pessimism.  Thank you Eeyore, you're going to be my good friend for awhile!

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 Posted: Sun Jul 11th, 2010 07:53 pm
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I feel inspired to come back to this thread. When I started reading AAIIG in November, I was at the bottom of the EGS - depression and powerlessness.

I spent the next 7 months soaking up everything I could get my hands on written or spoken by Abraham. I happily thought of all of those long supressed dreams and goals and gave it most of my attention.

Then I went to the Boston workshop in May and I got clarity and followed Abe's suggestion to spend 30 days withdrawing from reality. I learned how to listen to my own intuition. On Day 2, I felt a strong impulse to face head-on the biggest contrast in my life at the time.

Part of my brain was thinking, "Uh-oh, I'm just going to make this worse. I'm supposed to only think about what I want and not focus on what I don't want." The other part of my brain was thinking, "This process is about listening to my intuition and even Abe says to not listen to them over our own IBs".

This contrast was related to my DH so we had a loooong talk and had a breakthrough in our relationship. It was like the walls of resistance that had been built up over months, maybe even years, came tumbling down with one fell swoop. One moment we were deadlocked at opposing ends and the next we had broken through.

Through this experience I realized that I had put a huge "happy sticker" on my negative feelings during those 7 months prior to the workshop. I was reaching too far without making peace with where I was. Once I made peace with where I was, I flew into the Vortex.

Here is part of what I posted on the Autism DVD thread that inspired me to post it here as well:

I love that I can feel anger or rage or powerlessness. I love that I can cry and scream and roar at the world. I love that I can FEEL!

I also love that Abraham has reminded me what all of those feelings mean. I love that I can make peace with where I am - which often means digging deep into the feeling place and wringing it dry until the cry of my soul is, "I JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER!!" It's the dark night of the soul that lets you know that feeling good is the MOST IMPORTANT THING!

I love knowing that when I get there - to the bottom of the feeling - I know there is only one way to go - UP - often ZOOMING UP, not stopping along the way, but gleefully, joyfully, quickly, with freedom powering my sails, I sail into my Vortex and shout with joy, "I'm home, I'm home, I'm home."

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 Posted: Mon Jul 12th, 2010 09:57 am
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I'm not up for, nor resonate personally with, doing an appreciation specifically for each and every negative emotion from the EGS, but I sure am up for embracing their benefits in general and seeing them in their "rightness." Seeing how perfect they are to alert us to there's more here than meets the eye; that there's actually a gift of Being more of ourselves "hidden" and available within the flip-side of every negative emotion triggered

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NEGATIVE EMOTIONS ARE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE IN OUR DAILY LIVES.

LET'S FEEL THEM, ACKNOWLEDGE THEM, CARESS THEM FOR THEIR PURPOSE.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 13th, 2010 08:42 am
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Negative emotions get a bad rap sometimes. It seems that people are eager to jump over them, run right past them and dive into the positive emotions. Yes, of course, positive emotions are great. Of course they are, but they get all the good press. I'd like to give some airtime to negative emotions.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 13th, 2010 03:29 pm
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chillinjoan wrote: NEGATIVE EMOTIONS ARE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE IN OUR DAILY LIVES.

LET'S FEEL THEM, ACKNOWLEDGE THEM, CARESS THEM FOR THEIR PURPOSE.


Beautifully said!:exactly:

infotech - I've decided not to do a rampage on each negative emotion because to be honest, I haven't experienced some of them in a long time.

Others are dear friends and I will continue to appreciate them for all of their wonderful positive qualities!!


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