The Role of Emotions

An effective reinforcement tool for working with the Law of Attraction is an understanding of how your mood affects your ability to attract the results you desire. It may be more difficult than you think to understand how external and internal thoughts can trigger feelings that translate to good or bad moods.

Yet such knowledge can be a powerful aid in your manifestation efforts. You'll know what your mood triggers are, and recognizing them can help you to quickly redirect a negative mood or reinforce a positive one.

Mood is the best indicator of your emotion. The happiness and passion you feel when you do work you love can quickly change into hurt when someone criticizes you. You may even become angry and desire to lash out at that person. In a short span of time, you've just experienced three emotions.

The words emotion and motivation derive from the same Latin word movere, which means “to move.” However, defining emotion proves difficult. Emotion can be applied to a vast array of feelings or states of being, both positive and negative.

Everyone feels emotions as various bodily sensations. In a dangerous situation, you may feel the instinctive fight-or-flight reaction due to your body's sudden release of adrenaline. People behave according to the emotions they feel in their bodies, and many personality disorders have an emotional component.

While psychologists differ in their opinions about how many basic emotions people experience, most agree on six.

Basic Types of Emotions

  1. Love

  2. Surprise

  3. Happiness

  4. Fear

  5. Sadness

  6. Anger

Any emotion can affect the way you make decisions. A subgroup of emotions known as social emotions include pride, jealousy, guilt, and embarrassment. Negative emotions such as anger or fear and self-defeating thoughts can keep you from taking advantage of opportunities when they show up in your life.

Psychiatrists say that anger turned inward (internalized) can become depression and that emotion can surely paralyze the decision-making process. Sharpen your understanding of social emotions; recognizing when you feel them can be a powerful tool in your box of attraction and manifestation aids.

Grief, fear, hopelessness, shame, and disgust can also render you unable to logically reason through all the factors to effectively make a sound decision. When it comes to deciding to manifest something in your life, making the decision to do so is easier than making a life-and-death decision because of the anticipatory feelings associated with getting something you desire.

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