In answering a previous question entitled "How does positive thinking actually change how things work out", The Traveller wrote about feelings and thinking.
I completely recognise the bit about once your thoughts become less conscious you gradually drift back to your emotional setpoint or the groove that you would normally be in, vibrationally speaking.
I have heard Abraham talk about feeling more and thinking less and tried to do this but find it quite difficult because once I start thinking about trying to generate a particular feeling, I tend to be thinking about it rather than feeling it.
I came across the Abraham Touchstones method (where you have a good feeling memory on hand to slip into the feeling) just this week - is this the best method for an over thinker or do you know of anything better? Also, how do you just slip into the feeling place of those "touchstones" when they may be vibrationally out of your reach in a difficult moment?
Thank you in advance.
I've previously written some of my own thoughts about Touchstones in How do you generate the feeling of having it when you've never had it? Might be worth a look :)
Regarding your question, the dual "operating systems" of Thinking and Feeling run in parallel in human beings. It doesn't have to be one or the other, and you easily switch your focus from one to the other whenever you want to.
The basic key to becoming more Feeling-oriented over being more Thinking-oriented is to find ways to bring your focus into the present moment...the Now moment.
When you are in the Now moment, your Thinking-oriented nature naturally fades into the background and your Feeling-oriented nature dominates. On the other hand, when your thoughts are dwelling in the past or the future, you naturally become more Thinking-oriented.
Another trick is to breathe more deliberately. Again, this naturally brings your focus to your Feeling-oriented nature. Abraham's Vortex Meditations feature deliberate breathing in a specific pattern because of this.
Ultimately, I would say that getting in touch with your feelings is really just about practice (women seem to have a more natural inclination towards feelings anyway) and the easiest way to begin practicing is just to start to identify which thoughts in your life bring you good feelings and which ones bring you bad feelings.
As you continue with this, you'll naturally start to identify gradations of good feelings and bad feelings, and as you start to correlate the physical manifestations that occur in your life with your predominant emotions, you'll naturally have the motivation (or inspiration) to start feeling your way through life rather than thinking your way.
Another nice approach to exercising your Feeling-oriented "muscles" is to look into Abraham's "Which Thought Feels Better?" process.
answered 17 Jun '12, 13:42
I find it easier to to be writing when trying to get into a good-feeling about something.It provides a greater focusing power than just thinking it in your head and it will keep you in that good feeling place longer. Writing a Positive-Aspects list out is a nice way to do this:)
answered 17 Jun '12, 08:03
I have been accused of thinking too much on more than one occasion. At first, I tried watching my thoughts, but noticed myself judging the thoughts or having some internal dialogue about the thoughts. Then, I came up with Two Hands Touching. It is a way to stop all thoughts so that you can find peace. Put the palms of your hands together and close your eyes. Ask yourself quietly in your head, "What do my hands feel like?" Without naming the feelings, feel the answer in your hands. Don't try to think or not think, just feel your hands. Do this for at least 30 seconds and as long as you want/need. Do it as often as you think of it, but especially when you are overthinking, having negative thoughts, etc...
answered 17 Jun '12, 08:28
Hi English Rose, Be in the moment and the easiest way to do that is to see, hear, touch, taste and smell beauty that surounds you. Make a conscious decision to deliberately look for something pleasing on the eye weather in nature or indoors. Beautiful trees or beautiful architecture or absolutely anything that looks good to you will do. Do the same with all the other senses like realy tasting that hamburger or whatever it is you are eating. Smell that delicious koffee in the morning. Be aware and not only will this change your whole life for the better but you will notice you don't overthink all your problems and slowely but surely you will have that elusive treasure called peace. Amazingly than all good things come to you.
In the meantime while doing this a very quick way to feel good and attract good is music. Listen to some happy song or symphony and your mood will change instantly.
answered 18 Jun '12, 03:53
From what I've read in the above answeres, this will sound strange, but there is a difference between feelings and emotings. I think you are looking for emotings. Have you not felt joy? That's an emotion.
I wish Abraham would use the word "pretend" more. When I manifest something, I go to my favorite place (my rocking chair on my front porch) and pretend that I already have that which I want. It's that simple. I've been manifesting for more than 30 years, and I've reached the point where I don't even need to have a manifesting session for almost all things. What I want now comes because my beliefs are in line with what I want. Beliefs are the key.
When you pretend that you are a god, and do daily affirmations affirming it, if you do it often enough, you become a god. But as you become that which you seek, remember to sort through your beliefs. Most people's beliefs are contrary to that which they want.
answered 29 Aug '16, 06:51
know who you are and
to live in the present
let your intuition rule
answered 18 Jun '12, 13:10
If you are seeing this message then the Inward Quest system has noticed that your web browser is behaving in an unusual way and is now blocking your active participation in this site for security reasons. As a result, among other things, you may find that you are unable to answer any questions or leave any comments. Unusual browser behavior is often caused by add-ons (ad-blocking, privacy etc) that interfere with the operation of our website. If you have installed these kinds of add-ons, we suggest you disable them for this website