Pivoting: the gift of “bad” emotions

Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry HicksAny emotion which feels “bad” is actually really a super-juicy opportunity! Like a flag on the play, it’s a signal to me that there is something to look at here. It means my emotional guidance system is working. Yaay, me!

When I feel a so-called “negative” emotion, it’s usually a sure sign that I’m running off in a direction *opposite* to what I want … perhaps thinking a thought about what I do *not* want … putting the focus in the wrong place.

I find myself mulling over an old relationship, reliving some of the yukky, not-so-fun things that occurred. I’m putting on a little mock theater experience in my mind, acting all the roles, saying all the lines.

Flag on the play! Stop for a minute. Take a look. What was I just doing? What was I just thinking? What is at the root of this pesky little emotion? And the big question …

What do I *really* want?

So now I can pivot and turn towards the thing that I desire. Looking at the play, I notice that I was remembering how someone had gotten angry over a tiny blip. Wow, how great is that … in this “bad” emotion is a signal showing me what I *do* want: I would love to be in a relationship with someone who is easygoing, loving and supportive.

Have I ever experienced something like that? Absolutely! Let’s relive *that* experience. There is the proof that it is possible.

Have *I* myself ever been easygoing? Absolutely! I can be really great at that. Wonderful! More proof!

What can I do in my own life right now to *be* the thing that I desire? I want an easygoing person in my life … how can I fully *live* that easygoing spirit myself? Let me be on the lookout today for opportunities to embrace and fully exude “easygoing.”

Let’s start building the scenery for a play like *that*!

It’s not bad that I feel a painful emotion. It’s like experiencing pain when you touch the fire and your hand jerks back. It’s helping you. You want to feel that. It’s a signal … “Look out! Pivot and go the other way!”

And if I take it as that, as information, as my emotional guidance system doing it’s job perfectly and beautifully and completely serving me, then I can move through this with ease and grace, appreciating the gift.

You cannot feel joy while you are focusing upon something not wanted, or the lack of something wanted … By reaching for the best-feeling thought you can find, you reconnect with that perspective, and you shiver with exhilaration as you reconnect with your purpose, with your zest for life— and with You!

— Law of Attraction, Esther and Jerry Hicks

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~ by gigablonde on April 23, 2008.

3 Responses to “Pivoting: the gift of “bad” emotions”

  1. Very well written, Thanks for sharing this and it is so true.


  2. That’s a really great tip. Too often I find myself wallowing in bad emotions and it just makes me feel so *sour* that I don’t even want to be around myself. I’ll keep this in mind!

  3. What a great post! Logically it all seems so simple, doesn’t it? But putting it into daily practice is sometimes the struggle. Thanks for sharing this!


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