Negative Versus Positive Emotions

If you described your thoughts now, would they be negative, neutral, or positive? Are you thinking that being able to attract into your life exactly what you want is interesting but that it's really for others who engage in wishful thinking? Or are you thinking “Wow, I can't wait to get started”?

How do you feel when you remember a time when your boss chastised you for some failing and did it in front of your coworkers? How do you feel when remembering a poignant moment when you were praised in front of others by a leader of a business or community organization? External events and memories of them can trigger negative or positive emotions, subsequently pulling your mood down or lifting it.

Michael Losier, a popular seminar provider who studied neurolinguistic programming, teaches students in his Law of Attraction programs that a person experiences positive or negative emotion every time he daydreams, pretends, remembers, or observes something.

Any time your attention focuses on a memory, thought, or observation, it triggers an emotional response, and that response is either positive or negative — but the response can never be both at the same time.

Some esoteric teachings stress that reincarnation is the means by which humans are able to work out all of their desires and also do all the kinds of things they desire to do, expressing themselves life after life as artisans, healers, shamans, scientists, and world leaders.

Break the Negative Thinking Cycle

Quiet observation of your thoughts will shed light on how much of your inner dialogue is negative in response to internal thoughts or external stimuli. Statements such as “I don't have time,” “I can't help it,” or “I can't afford it” are self-limiting. You remember an old hurt, and the negative feelings are now there in the present. You see a coat in the department store window and want it but it costs too much. You feel bad. Such instant, reflexive responses must be subdued and eventually replaced with positive responses.

Author Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money — That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not, advises in his books and lectures that people replace the negative, self-limiting phrase “I can't afford it” with the positive question “How can I afford it?”

Focus on Feeling

To create a positive statement for a desire declaration, focus on feeling. For example, “I feel excited that I have all the time I need” or “I am thrilled to know that my talents are in demand in the marketplace and I am attracting the perfect job” or “I am attracting into my life ideal friendships that are vibrant, healthy, nurturing, and stimulating” or “I love feeling abundant and knowing that money easily flows to me from myriad sources.” These kinds of declarative statements establish desire linked with positive feelings in the present moment.

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