Manifesting Desirable Results Through BalanceNovember 24th, 2007 by John Wolfe
As we come to an understanding that our individual reality is being affected not only by our actions, but also by the emotional states that drive our actions; we must determine a proper balance if we wish to be deliberate (highly effective) fulfilled creators. Most people have caused a large imbalance in their lives by devoting almost one hundred percent of their energy to the action portion of this equation. They’re basically leaping before they feel. And while most inadvertently realize their actions flow much smoother when they feel good, they still miss how connected and intertwined their emotions are in this process.
It’s easy to understand why many have lost sight of their emotional creative power. In a material based form of reality we become conditioned to believe we must exert extreme amounts of physical force to cause any form of change in our surroundings. While this is partially true, it’s not the only factor at play.
Just because we are focused upon physical bodies doesn’t mean we are purely physical entities. If this were the case, there would be no purpose for our feelings or emotions. We would maneuver from point A to point B without any internal feeling responses whatsoever. It’s the emotions that serve to remind us of our link up with the portion of ourselves, which remains nonphysical. It’s also the emotions which provide signals along the way, indicating whether we are on a path whose outcome will be pleasing to us.
From a scientific point of view our feelings are only chemical reactions within the brain, yet those minute reactions have the ability to inspire a drive toward physical locomotion. And for those that are aware of how to harness them- they serve to promote smooth flowing, highly effective, desirable, result producing locomotion.
I’m careful when I use words like harness because I don’t mean to indicate we should suppress or squelch our emotions. That approach only serves to stifle any awareness of the inspiration behind our physical actions and the results we receive.
When I say harness, I’m referring to an alignment of emotion in conjunction with action. It’s about bringing both on to the same page prior to moving forward in any endeavor. Only then can our actions be free of unnecessary struggle and effort. And only then can we realize purpose in what we do because we will have made a conscious emotional decision about what feels best for us.
Once this becomes our way of being, it will serve as our guidance prior to becoming involved in any undertaking. Approaching substantial action in this manner will constantly provide desirable results because we will no longer be second guessing our decisions. Second guessing ourselves serves as a severe form of self sabotage and undermines our confidence and the belief in our abilities. When we are in tune with our emotions, self sabotage becomes an unlikely possibility because we will no longer venture into a course of action that feels out of range with what inspires us and brings us joy.
There are many teachers that speak very heavily about action as they address subjects like personal development, the law of attraction and the intentional creation of our reality, so much so that they seem to be overstressing the action portion. I agree that action is quite necessary, when discussing these subjects, however action means very little if we never learn to hone our emotions right alongside it (and preferably before it).
Although someone can see accomplishment (through physical action) without emotional alignment, they may not be performing at their highest potential, nor receiving the results they are hoping for. It means there is a lot of spent energy that could be directed in a more beneficial manner, both in terms of blood, sweat and tears and the rewards that are being reaped from their action.
It’s also true that many (although far less than the action oriented crowd) spend too much of their time focusing on their emotional responses and taking very little action. It’s important to acknowledge and harness our emotions, but at some point the action portion of the equation needs to kick in. The Universe is constantly aiding us in any endeavor we want to pursue, yet it can only do so through the methods and means that we have set into motion or are beginning to set into motion.
For example, if someone is visualizing (with a lot of great intense feeling) the mate of their dreams coming into their life, yet they never date and never attend social gatherings, then they would be limiting the means for the Universe to set up circumstances in which they could meet their ideal mate. That’s not to say it couldn’t happen in some other manner, but it does narrow the means for the manifestation of their desire. After emotionally aligning with the type of person they want to be with and feeling what it would feel like to have such a relationship, it’s time to interact with others.
We have to personally assess whether we are far too action oriented or if we spend too much time working with our emotions. I have been at both ends of the spectrum during different times in my life. I worked a job for years that was extremely physically demanding, even to the point of incurring multiple injuries, which required surgery. The rewards and benefits were no where near being equal to the amount of effort I put forth.
I was emotionally unhappy and unfulfilled at this job, yet I tried to compensate with more and more action. And I’ve also been at the point where my emotions ruled much of my life, as I spent far too much time over thinking every decision and choice I made. In all honesty, this latter scenario is an ongoing situation that I continue to work through.
I’ve found it’s really about striking a balance. When we lean too far in one direction or another, the results we are receiving will begin to reflect this. Our life experience always sends us signals when there is too much imbalance between our actions and emotions.
On the other hand, when we are firing equally on all cylinders emotionally and physically, the desired results flow to us smoothly and easily. Even the things that would normally appear as roadblocks become minor speed bumps along the way.
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