Keeping Your Connection to Source February


Vol.1, #2

The purpose of the Big Picture Newsletter is to spread the message of Spirit, and to celebrate the spiritual nature of human beings. We are dedicated to dissolving the myth of the randomness of life, and the biological nature of consciousness. We believe that every human being is a piece of God, a powerful creator and orchestrator of his or her life experience.

In This Issue:

Keeping Your Connection to Source

Working with Emotions and Feelings


















How to Keep Your Connection to Source

 When a fresh breeze caresses your face, you feel it as a life-giving stream of well-being. Just as you couldn't hold onto the stream of air (for it is always flowing toward you, and then away from you again) so too is it with life force energy. Life-giving chi is flowing to you in every instant, but too often we want to hold onto it and not let it go. We want to keep that wonderful feeling just like it is, forever!

However, when we try to seize that feeling and contain it, the inflow stops. Holding on is resistance. Have you ever noticed that the more you try to hold onto those good feelings, (or anything) the more they evaporate?

 That's because life force energy is an infinite, continuing stream. It NEVER stops flowing, so you don't have to worry that it will ever stop! The way to hold onto good feelings is to let them go, for in doing so you ensure the non-stop inflow. In order to inflow you have to outflow. In order to continue to receive you have to let go of what you have, in every moment of now. This applies to all energy flows, including money. In order to have a continuous flow of money you have to spend it, knowing there is more on the way. When you allow life force to flow to you and also let it go, you constantly feel refreshed. It's a good feeling.



Working Directly with Emotions and Feelings

Thoughts generate emotions. When you engage in resistant thought for a long enough time you get a negative emotional response. If it continues you begin to feel it in your body and then illness can result. I have found that working with thought is sometimes very difficult (if not impossible) when I am not in a good mood.

I understand that my conscious thought is what got me there, but when I attempt to change my thoughts in a more positive direction, I sometimes am unable to do so. Stopping all thought and just BEING (as in meditation) works pretty good, but if you are at work or some other inappropriate environment, meditation is not an option. I have found that instead of working with thought, it is often helpful to work directly with the emotions.

 For example, you are feeling angry. You can play the 'what thought feels better' game, but for me this never works when I'm deep in negative emotion because I can't think of any better thoughts! That's because the Law of Attraction keeps matching me up with angry ones. What I do is to reach for a better feeling.

 I KNOW what love feels like and I know what well-being and joy feel like. I just by-pass thought and either remember, or generate that good feeling within me. Since thought and emotion are both vibrations, and since the purpose of changing thought is to feel better, why not go directly for the feeling? I've been practicing this a lot lately and it works really well. I find that if I can give myself an emotional "boost" right off the bat I can then consciously turn my thoughts around as well, enhancing the process.

Since the feeling of love and joy is inherent to consciousness, reaching for these feelings establishes a direct line from you to YOU (inner being, higher self). It keeps you in the NOW, and out of your head, trying to mentalize the process. Those of us who know the work of Esther Hicks understand that Abraham are disembodied beings. For them, working directly with thought is a piece of cake! But for physically incarnated human beings, emotions are often more accessible than thoughts.

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