If reality-creation is about following our intuition, i.e. what feels good and what feels bad, is there a way to find out why something feels good or bad?
I'm looking for the emotive-rational equivalent of a crystal ball, if you will. If I follow this positive emotion (or this negative emotion), where does it lead?
Finding out why something feels bad or good is not something I personally do because I don't think that knowing why you feel a certain way about something has much to do with feeling better about it...though I'm sure plenty of psychologists and psychiatrists would like to disagree with that statement, mainly because their careers depend on it. :)
But if I wanted to find out why, I would probably first find out what is causing the feeling that is causing the manifestation. (I presume it's the physical manifestation of something that has triggered our desire to know why?)
In that case, I would use a method like this one to discover what is causing that feeling.
Once you know what, I think it would probably just be a case of thinking about all the memories you have regarding that subject. Perhaps image-streaming, or similar techniques, might help get past any conscious blocks to those original thoughts.
But once you have the why, I'm not sure there would be that much you could do with it other than to realize that it doesn't really matter anymore. Only your present focus matters.
answered 16 Dec '09, 19:29
I have been working on analyzing some information that I have been getting lately. I think it fits here. I asked for this understanding, but it is a feeling I asked for, a feeling of what drives this whole thing? Why am I here? where are all these questions coming from?, for what purpose?
This is what I'm getting back in bits & pieces but it doesn't all make sense yet. Maybe you can use this information somehow.
It seems everything around (in energy form) seems to have a "this way" & "that way". It is what ever label you want to give it, but basically it is this & the other side of that "this".
Sometimes that "this" and "that" is something like here & not here or sometimes it is "when is it going to be?" balanced by "it is waiting to become".
This "this" and "that" are not two different things, it is the same energy.
Now you can catch this thing in the middle of its understanding but it is rarely possible & apparently pointless. To do that is like being all knowing.
Instead we seem to always catch this "thing" at one end or the other. When we catch it at one end, the other extreme of that same thing becomes the tension that is seeking to be discovered by you.
It is like when you catch one end you have a question. The answer is the undiscovered tension that is driving you or moving you to search. But what is weird is that the answer is the question. You just happened to catch this answer or energy in a way where you can play a game of hide & seek & you catch it as a question.
If you catch the same energy as the answer you describe it as an inspiration.
It is something like watching a cat playing with its own tail. The cat can choose to be an all knowing cat & simply say hey look my tail is wagging & ignore it. But then nothing happens. Nothing is gained. There is no soul expansion.
So the cat pretends to forget that it knows the bigger picture by suffering temporary insomnia. In this limited state of memory it sees its tail & goes hey look there is a tail there! Now there is excitement & possibility for play & growth. It pounces with great joy & enthusiasm to catch its tail & ends with the discovery it's my tail.
But there was great joy & expansion in playing the game. Life seems to be doing this. What is all knowing is choosing to not know by catching what is already all knowing & in balance, in an imbalanced or biased way so that the discovery or search for the un-known side of that same something can cause a movement or expansion
Now if somehow this drivel makes sense to you, then see what you can do with it. Maybe you can expand on it.
Right now, I am feeling upset....I know that it is a feeling I am choosing to feel. Your question is going to help me, because right here, I am going to tear apart what stands behind the "bad" feeling, and try to dismiss it, and accept it as another experience of life.
My mother blasted me on the phone today. My life, my accomplishments (of which she does not know much about) seem to be completely unacceptable to her and the rest of my family. The feeling this gave me I describe as "bad". I do not want it in my mind or life.
Conversely, if my mother had been kind and understanding; if she bothered about figuring me out, she might have said to me, "Good job! Great!" That would have felt good. I would then have wanted to pursue the feeling, and then let it uplift me. It did not work out that way.
Now, why does it feel bad to me? Because I want acceptance from my mother. Don't we all? Another reason is because I want everyone to understand me. I want to have good feelings about what I have chosen to do with my life. The rejection from her challenges the basic beliefs I hold about my life. That is why it feels bad! She made me question, for a time, what I am doing. The was an uncomfortable feeling. I did not like it.
So, now I see the thinking and thoughts, and understand just what she did to me. Now, I am going to reject her opinion as invalid. She clearly has not in possession of all the facts about me. All she has are impressions from other family members who also do not approve of me. I hope you can see what I am getting at...my future now has been altered. I have made some firm decisions about my family. Basically, I do not want to experience any more of their judgments. So, now, I must create a new family in my mind. I must focus on those that help me grow and encourage me. There are some people who qualify...so I am going to be fine. Those people just happen to not share my genetics.
I hoped this helped...if not; if I interpeted what you meant the wrong way- well, I guess then that I just received an opportunity to put this bad experience to good use. I thank you for asking this question.
Christmas 2009 Blessings, Jaianniah
answered 17 Dec '09, 00:10
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