Are feelings developed from thoughts, or vice versa?
If a thought you think has little or no emotional charge around it, is it a waste? For example, let's say you want to become a millionare. If imagining you are rich has no emotional effect on you, is that thought of being rich a waste?
And should it be a benchmark to do our best to feel good all day, as Abraham seems to message "think thoughts that feel good."
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Thought comes first. Everything comes first from a thought.
Indeed, the foundation of all existence is thought. Thoughts are very, very powerful.
Let us say that I see a dead bird (I actually did). I thought, "What a shame! How horrible!" The feeling about the bird came from those thoughts. Little did I know that that particular bird had been thrown from its nest by the mother because it was defective...If the mother had not done this, the bird would have lived, and would not have been able to fly. Nature sometimes seems cruel.
Blessings, and welcome, Jaianniah
answered 05 Jul '11, 12:48
Neither, they are only a warning system that shows us that the thoughts, situations, or experiences we are having do not resonate with the souls beliefs. We have everyone often states that fear, anger jealousy are bad emotions, no emotions are bad, they are only to serve as warning signs, so they should be used as so, and this is a step by step way to find them and overcome them. ( with this being said, consies though does create physical reality so if we are being very very specific it is the thought that comes, does not resonate with the emotion then the warning sign in way of emotion comes,)
love n light
Rob is correct - Neither & Both & if was to choose ONLY one - feelings, and I agree completely with the message Rob is conveying.
Thoughts create emotions. You specifically asked about feelings - NOT emotions. Feelings & emotions however similar; are not actually the same. When I read both Jai's & Wade's answer; I thought they were talking about emotions; not feelings. Perhaps you are too. Emotions are dependent on a reaction to a thought or an event, causing us to react emotionally. Feelings aren't. Feelings come from within - generated by our hearts, our souls. It's our energy, our power, our connection to the Source. We can't experience life w/o both feelings & emotions. Here's an example - Jai was talking about experiencing joy last night. Joy is an emotion; dependent on an event or a thought. It's the first step towards happiness. Happiness is a feeling because it doesn't depend on anyone or anything.
Optimally, feelings unite with the mind and create emotions; which we feel throughout our bodies. Then there are the emotions created by thought (ego) alone with no regard to how we feel. These emotions, originating from thought alone can also be felt throughout the body; but many times they get stuck in our minds - creating unbalance.
Negative emotions/energies don't originate in our hearts or souls - they are creating by our minds. These negative energies can also spread throughout our bodies, creating illness. (Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule) WTS, emotions can & do become feelings.
You know when you are in the zone, meditating & sending light or radiating love to someone else - well the love you are radiating & transmitting is a feeling; not an emotion.
As for your 2nd question I'll answer by quoting Gary Zukav ""You cannot find your soul with your mind, you must use your heart. You must know what you are feeling. If you don't know what you are feeling, you will create unconsciously." Desires are about "something" ego based and because they are about "something" they are emotions. So yes, Niculas, w/o emotion & knowing what you feel; you cannot create. If no emotion is involved; it's not your heart's desire.
So dear Nikulas, always feel & always listen to your heart & your inner wisdom; they are all messages from your soul. .
I think your question is, Is it thoughts that manifest or is it emotions?
I guess I would have to say it is belief/faith/desire of our heart. Believe that you will have the desires of your heart, and you will. However, emotions and thoughts can get in the way of our belief/faith/desire of our heart. I have not manifested a big house, or anything like that, but I have noticed that when there is something I desire, and decide I will have it, I do. Success is so subjective, it is different for everyone. To some, success is a big paycheck, big house, etc... to some it is raising a happy family and being there for their kids, even in a small apartment.
The problem I see with coming up with formulations for success is that it has the potential to turn into a ritual practice and a religion. If you first seek peace, love, joy, happiness, right thinking and doing, and if we have faith, we will recieve what we need and the desires of our heart. (This is in the Bible.) Sometimes we don't really know the desires of our hearts. For example:
When I was a kid, I never dreamed up a wedding, or a romantic partner, but I did desire to be a great mom. Now I am a single mom. If I want to change my marital status, I have to change my heart's desire to include a romantic partner. I might need to do some EFT tapping to eliminate some negative emotions and negative thoughts including limiting beliefs and fears that would keep my heart from desiring a romantic relationship. My heart's desire is different than wandering thoughts.
We must be careful with wandering thoughts. These can be dangerous, like flashes of hate and wishing another dead. It is good to recognize these and keep them from staying and taking root in our minds, and become our heart's desire. Eliminate those imediately and replace them with thoughts of love and forgiveness. This protects you from getting caught up in the hate or other negative thoughts, sometimes spiraling out of control.
So live your life to be the best person you can be and good things will come to you.
answered 10 Aug '11, 17:57
There is much evidence that on a biological level, feelings always come before or trigger thoughts. This appears to run counter to much of the self-development literature which asserts that thoughts create everything. One assertion is based on objective evidence. The other is based on core beliefs.
The parsing of feelings and emotions is an interesting exercise, but I doubt that most people understand or accept the distinction between the two in the same way as ele eloquently describes it. That said, it does seem obvious that a thought can trigger feelings. However, unless we become conscious of unconscious and instantaneous processes (unlikely outside of techno-laden labs), that seemingly obvious observation remains conjecture.
answered 12 Jul '12, 13:31
It is somewhat fashionable to place feelings above conscious thoughts, the idea being that emotions are more basic and natural than conscious reasoning is. The two actually go together but your conscious thinking largely determines your emotions, and not the other way around.
Source: The Nature of Personal Reality (A Seth Book)
answered 12 Jul '12, 16:51
Here's a link to Abraham's Practising a Belief Frequency , I found it extremely helpfull to understand about....
When you look at the "absence" of something you practice it's vibration .
When you look at the "presence" of something you practice it's vibration , interesting distinction.
When you look at absence , that's what keeps it from you . AHA !
answered 20 Jul '12, 21:46
I think it depends on how youre centered, a concept that comes from the Michael Teachings. So if youre moving centered the action would occur first and reflection later. Emotionally centered, the feeling would be experienced and later analyzed. Intellectually centered, thought would occur foremost and be followed by feeling in reflection. Theres no one right answer as every fragment is unique in their processing of reality.
answered 12 Feb '12, 05:03
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