It feels good when we align with Higher Self because that's what our physical selves, focused on the physical plane, are deliberately designed to sense when we are in alignment.
See Is life really just about living in a state of bliss? for why this deliberate design exists.
It's a symbiotic relationship. Physical Self sees Time as fixed and Space as fluid. Conversely, Higher Self sees Space as fixed and Time as fluid.
Working together, they make the perfect combination for exploring a physical reality. Higher Self always sees the broader view (since it can travel through Time) while Physical Self always sees the ground-level nitty gritty detail (since it can travel through Space).
The energy of Higher Self flowing through us on the physical plane always feels good.
If the energy flows quickly and freely, it feels like passion and joy.
If the energy flows slowly, it feels like contentment or peacefulness.
That idea leads us to an interesting conclusion...
Negative Emotion is an illusion
As we are more and more out of alignment with Higher Self, we feel less and less positive emotion. But after a certain degree of misalignment, we interpret the lack of positive emotion as something real...negative emotion.
That's why you feel "empty" within yourself when you feel the illusion of negative emotion because it's simply a lack of positive emotion, a lack of unresisted energy flow through you.
It's analogous to there being only light, and darkness being an illusion.
Darkness is only absence of light, not a thing in itself.
Negative Emotion is only absence of positive emotion, not a thing in itself.
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