i do vibrational work every day since one week extensively (meditation, focus blocks, eft etc.). and so far i managed to feel good most of the time during the day. i get into the vortex at least 1-2 a day. in the past i would feel bad most of the time. so it is a huge progress. but before i had nightmares once or twice a year at most.
although i appreciate this progress i wonder why i now always seem to have negative dreams. i wake up 2-3 times at night feeling bad and exhausted.
do you know what the reason can be?
I would say this is a result of us human beings having a fixed emotional range. It's nothing to be concerned about and will settle down in time.
To explain what I mean by fixed emotional range, take a look at this picture of a slide rule below.
Notice how the glass slide is fixed in size. You can move it to the left or to the right along the rule but it is always fixed in size...it has a fixed range.
Our emotional systems work in exactly the same way. Instead of there being a numerical scale with numbers on, it is a frequency-based vibrational scale.
Instead of us having a glass slide to move up and down our vibrational scale, we have an emotional slide.
Here is Abraham's version of our "emotional slide"...
You can think of one end of the "emotional slide" as having the emotional indicator of Fear, Grief, Depression etc (#22) and the other end of the slide having the emotional indicator of Joy, Appreciation, Love etc (#1).
As our personal general habitual vibrational frequency "increases" or "decreases" in our life, the emotional slide moves up or down the vibrational scale (equivalent to left and right on the slide rule picture). The center of our emotional slide represents our average vibrational frequency, which we perceive as the Boredom/Contentment point (#7 /#8)
Let's say that someone is generally miserable in their life and that miserableness has eventually become habitual. For the purposes of our analogy, we can think of the emotional slide in the top picture as having moved to the left (down) the vibrational scale so that it is now centered on their misery. The center point of the emotional slide indicates (feels like) Boredom/Contentment (#7 /#8) so, in other words, the emotional slide now indicates (feels to us) that misery has become contentment.
Let me emphasize that last sentence because it contains such an important point to understand :) ....
Misery to someone else now feels like contentment to you!
Once you have got used to it, you can't feel any worse than those extremes just because you are further down the vibrational scale...your fixed emotional range has simply shifted to bring your full set of emotions with it
Now consider a situation where you start feeling generally happier in your life (your vibrational setpoint has moved up the scale) and you start to make that happy feeling more habitual. Your personal emotional slide now moves to the right, carrying your fixed emotional range with it, and centers itself on the frequency that corresponds to your new habitual feeling.
Now we have the reverse situation where the happiness just feels normal...
Joy to another person now only feels like contentment to you!
Now here is the interesting bit - and also the answer to your question...
Let's assume that your emotional slide is, during the day, mostly over to the right (higher up the vibrational scale) because of the deliberate vibrational molding you have been doing, and you have almost habitually centered it there.
But because we still haven't reached the point of habit with it, the position is unstable because you still have remnants of your previous "lower" (over to the left) vibration active.
It is quite possible that these remnants are getting activated as you fall asleep so then you are going to feel even worse than you did before when you go back there to that previous vibrational setpoint even though you are now feeling generally better in your life.
How dreams feel are dependent on your conscious habitual vibrational state. If you have not yet habituated to a better-feeling setpoint, it is possible for your dreams to reflect that instability through, for example, a nightmare. See How can a nightmare be consistent with being reconnected with Source?
In case I've confused you, let me make this idea even clearer.
If you look at the top picture of the slide rule and notice that it is centered on the number 20 (look at the bottom of the glass slide). You can also see that the right of the fixed range of the glass slide reaches up to about 35 and the left of the glass slide seems to reach down to about 14.
In this example...
But let's also imagine that when you were in your previous bad-feeling state, your emotional slide was centered on 14. So 14 used to be where 20 is now.
That means that what once felt like Contentment now actually feels like Fear, Grief, Depression
I hope I've managed to get this point across. It's a fairly subtle idea to grasp but once you get it, a lot of things in life that previously might have seemed confusing now make sense.
No analogy is perfect and I am sure this one has plenty of holes in it :) But it's the simplest way I could think of for expressing these general concepts so I hope it makes clear this very important idea of the fixed emotional range.
What are the dreams about? Sit with the fear and then it'll transform into calmness. Running away from fear will keep it alive.
Fear loves fear. If you run away from fear you'll have much of it.
answered 17 May '13, 01:12
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