Fear has gripped us so many times that we would rather
close our hearts away in bubble wrap than to take the
chance on feeling anything at all. So many people today
think they are happier in the windless doldrums of life’s
ruts than they might be with their sails full and billowing,
traveling along life’s paths.
But emotions have a reason for being. They are the tool
for manifesting what you want from this world. When used
correctly with knowledge and practice, emotions become
the propellant for abundance, health and peace.
Have you ever seen people in fervent prayer; not just
reciting by rote some words they do not pay attention
to but rather full of emotion and longing? Do you think
that perhaps those prayers have more power than others?
Consider the athlete who is seeking excellence in his
or her sport. They compete with fervor, with excited anticipation
of their victory. Without emotion they would probably
not do as well. Picture the concert pianist performing
his difficult sonata before a large crowd. He is involved
in the music, playing with emotion and fully absorbed
in his craft. These people are using emotion to be better,
more successful, to manifest their intentions of success,
abundance and joy.
But they didn’t just start at the end. The emotions
they use have been honed and stretched, explored and controlled
to work in their favor. And no one can use emotion to
propel their desires if they are not in touch with themselves
The Shamans in South America use emotions constantly.
They laugh at the drop of a hat. Sometimes you cannot
even tell what was so funny; something seen or considered
only by themselves. They feel the energies around them
both positive and negative and feel those energies emotionally.
They go from happy to sad to introspective to outgoing,
flowing through the wide range of emotions they feel from
both inside and from forces around them. They are highly
in tune with the emotional nature of the earth and its
peoples. They could not and would not possibly consider
shutting themselves off from this huge wellspring of life.
And in their learning and growing they also learn to control
these emotions and use them as catalysts when performing
healing rituals or bringing solutions to problems.
Emotion is a valuable tool. By adding emotions to our
intentions we attach a rocket booster to our wishes and
hopes. If a healing is needed, intend for that healing
with all the determination you have, sure of the successful
outcome and pray with zeal. The Bible tells us to “pray
without ceasing.” That takes some zeal, doesn’t
it! If success is what you seek, think positive thoughts
with gusto and fervor. Put your back to the grindstone
and push with all your emotional power for that success.
Be expectantly jubilant about the outcome. Know it is
within your grasp.