Have you been relying on your feelings to guide you through life? They’ll take you onto the roller coaster for sure, but have you ever noticed there’s always another down after that up, and all the unexpected turns are not necessarily enjoyable? What if there was another way to live?
There is! Access Consciousness® looks at you as if you are an infinite being, one who should primarily experience joy, bliss and ecstasy. If that does not sound like your life right now, you might read on and see how you could change it by looking at your feelings differently. Why are your feelings not necessarily your friends?
1.The majority of them aren’t yours in the first place. Access Consciousness® founder and best selling author Gary Douglas tells the participants of his classes that at least 98% of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions don’t belong to them. “You’re a bunch of Sponge Bobs and Sponge Bobettes,” he says, “picking up the feelings of others as if they’re yours. They’re not!”
That doesn’t stop us from letting them run our lives, however. How smart is that, to let the thoughts feelings and emotions of others determine our choices and our lives?
How do you know if a feeling or emotion is yours or not? It’s quite simple. Ask “Who does this belong to?” If you feel lighter, or the space around your body seems to expand when you ask the question, it’s not yours. No matter how intense the feeling is, no matter how much the emotion feels like yours, if it gets lighter when you ask the question—it isn’t yours!
Even if it’s a problem—try as you may, you won’t be able to solve it when it’s not yours in the first place. Only the creator of it can truly solve it. So if it gets light when you ask the question, return that feeling to its sender.
Even if you find the feeling or emotion returning, that also doesn’t mean it’s yours. It indicates you’ve bought it. You decided it was yours. If it got light when you asked the question, however, it’s not yours, no matter what. So return it to sender so they can learn what they need to learn from it. You’re actually doing them a favor.
2. Your feelings could be a nasty animal referred to as a “distractor implant.” A distractor implant is like a dog chasing its tail—there’s a lot of activity, but the tail is never caught and nothing worthwhile can occur. The whole purpose of a distractor implant is to distract you from the infinite being you really are by keeping you stuck in trying to solve the unsolvable.
How do you know if your feeling or emotion is a distractor implant? Here’s the list: anger, rage, fury, hate; blame, shame, regret, guilt; obsessive, compulsive, addictive, perverted points of view (any emotions you return to again and again); fear, doubt and jealousy. If you’re feeling any of those, you’re stuck in a distractor implant. What do you do with them? They are NEVER the issue, no matter how real and important they seem. Destroy and uncreate all the secret stuff underneath them. Or even simpler, Douglas says, when he finds himself in one, he just says, “I’m in a distractor implant, never mind!” and moves on.
The only exception to being a distractor implant is when the feeling is anger. An infinite being may experience anger when someone is lying to them. If you experience anger, you can ask, “Is this a distractor implant, or is there a lie here?” Whichever feels lighter is what’s true.
If it’s a lie, then ask, “Where is the lie here, spoken or unspoken?” Lies are more often unspoken. You do not have to confront someone who is lying. They are often lying to themselves as well as to you. But if you observe that someone you associate with is lying, you can be aware that they lie and be very aware of what you believe from them in the future.
One way to find out if someone’s telling you the truth is to think “truth!” before you ask him or her a question. If you do, they will either tell you the truth whether they intended to or not, or you’ll be quite clear that they’re lying, and so will everyone else in the room.
3. You may have confused feeling with sensing. What if you were much more aware and much more psychic than you have ever acknowledged? Chances are good that you are.
Unfortunately, in English, when we are aware of something or perceive it, we tend to say, “I feel thus and so.” That actually acts like a command to our body: feel nauseous, feel upset, feel tired or sick. Our body thinks we’re asking it to develop those sensations, so that is what gets created. Our bodies want to help and support us, but we make it difficult when we stick our bodies with other people’s garbage!
What’s the way out of this? When you have a “feeling,” ask, “What awareness am I having that I’m not acknowledging?” or “What am I perceiving?”
One woman walked into an Access Consciousness® class and found herself “feeling nauseous,” so much so that she had to go outside for fresh air. That class was being held in a meeting room where a wedding had been held the night before. No one ever drinks too much at a wedding reception, right? And the bride is never pregnant with morning sickness! Yet by saying “I feel nauseous” the woman actually made herself feel physically sick. She could have asked, “Who does this belong to?” or “What am I perceiving here that I’m not acknowledging?” and her body would not have been stuck with those feelings.
4. Thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sex or no-sex are the lower harmonic of what you as an infinite being should be and do. Thoughts are the lower harmonic of knowing, feelings are the lower harmonic of perceiving, emotions are the lower harmonic of being, and sex/no-sex are the lower harmonic of receiving. All of these lock you into this reality and all the limitations it imposes on you as an infinite being. Is that really your best choice?
When you find yourself having thoughts feelings and emotions, you could ask, “Would an infinite being really choose this?” If they wouldn’t, why are you? The answer to this question is most often that it creates your life as the disaster you’re used to, or that it proves that you really are a victim. Is that really what you wish to create?
5. Depending on feelings makes you dependent on input from outside of yourself.
During the recent class “Being You With Your Body” in Amsterdam, Dr. Dain Heer discovered that by depending on your feelings you keep yourself dependent on input from outside of you. This applies even to input that makes you feel joyful and expanded. “Feeling keeps you always looking ‘out there’ to feel it,” Heer observed. “If you’re willing to be the space that you are without feeling it, then you can just be it” without requiring input from outside of you.
How much joy and being is there in the input from the world outside of you, anyway? What if you could just be as an infinite being, without having to have input from outside, or having to do anything? Wouldn’t that be easier and much more fun?
It could just blast you off the roller coaster into being the fun and expansiveness of being space.
The information in this article and many many more tools designed to make your life easier and more fun are included in all of the Access Consciousness® core classes, offered all over the world. Classes near you can be found on the accessconsciousness.com website by searching for a class by country.
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