Love. Grief. Joy. Success. I’ve mentioned emotions many times. I have written about making a conscious Heart choice of emotions.
However, we respond emotionally to a multiplicity of life events every day. Those are the emotions that are incidental to Heart choice. Many folks, most in fact, just live according to those incidental emotions every day. It’s not an easy thing, really. When we see the plethora of daily quotes about this very topic, it’s symptomatic of the mass of people who live according to Ego rather than Heart.
I’m declaring tonight, though, that I have, in various mentions in the past, spoken of guilt and regret as being relatively useless human emotions. A very good social media friend, a mental health professional, pointed out to me that no emotion is useless or worthless. I was wrong, not only in my essential evaluation but also in not even qualifying my statements. And I didn’t do that because no one had challenged me. That shocked me a bit — not because no one had challenged me but rather that I may have some readers who accept everything I say as gospel. I can’t fathom that, really, but I do take it seriously, even if only one person makes a life decision based on what I say.
I was wrong, in several ways. I wasn’t accurate, as my friend pointed out. All emotions are useful and important — if we pay attention to them and ask questions. Oh, I rationalized at first consideration — Ego. I considered and learned — Heart.
I am running on exhaust fumes this evening, so allow me to cut to the chase. We have the option, the opportunity, to choose how we wish to feel every single day. When we make a conscious decision for high energy, positive emotions, we are operating through Heart. When we simply accept whatever emotions wash over us and allow them to control our beliefs and feelings and actions and reactions to others and to this world, we give Ego full operating privileges.
Guilt and regret and any lower energy, more negative emotions do not mean that I should presume to rank them. Indeed, their value can only be determined by the one feeling them. I have learned so much over the past two days because of Chrissy Sawyer’s (www.listeningtoyou.one) response to my writing. Thank you for that, Chrissy, for hearing what I was writing. I have come, in part, to understand how a physiological response to guilt informed me of deep-seated emotions and how a shadow self has operated for most of my life.
My main point tonight is this: we have the opportunity every day, via Heart, to choose emotions we wish to feel. We can focus on them, visualize them, and visualize any means to help us feel that. This does not mean we need those exact “how’s,” but it does mean we can engage the law of attraction to experience high frequency emotions of great blessing.
However, the lower frequency emotions sometimes are just as necessary to help us discover what we need to know about ourselves in order to lay claim to and feel the higher frequency emotions.
We always have a choice about how we feel and how we process our life: Ego or Heart. Ego just doesn’t yield the answers to our deepest longings. Heart, however, will allow us any expressions and discoveries that help us not to live in the mire of the negative emotions, but it will allow us to experience the emotions and discover more of core Self. Do that. Don’t run or cover up those lower frequency emotions. Grab the blessings from them, the blessings that only come through Heart-processing.
I sincerely offer blessings in this journey of life for you. We are emotional beings, and ultimately, emotions guide our decisions and the course of our life.
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!