Seeing as how this is the holiday season, it seems appropriate to turn our attention away from ourselves and onto others. After all, you’ll have plenty of time to be self absorbed when it’s time for New Years resolutions.
So we’ve got various efforts and emotions of doing unto others. Take your pick of what you are in the mood for and how deep you are willing to dip into the “feeling” well. The pun is intentional and in fact, the purpose of this article.
Among your choices are all the time-tested standards: gratitude, joy, love, harmony, good will, graciousness and kindness. Some of us may have to “fake it until we make it” when it comes to feeling and acting upon these higher levels of human expression. But practice makes perfect they say. In fact, the better you fake it, the sooner you make it.
The more time you spend in an “attitude” the more it becomes part of you.
Exercising the emotional muscle creates new neurology. How would you like some brand new neurons under the Christmas tree or Chanukah bush this year? Sing along. “And on the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, five brand new neurons…”.
Please excuse the humorous tone. I tend to get a wee bit cynical around the holiday season.
One thing I am not joking about is the practice of improving your attitude. Even if only for breakfast you wash down your morning orange juice with some gratitude and joy, it will start to spread throughout your cells and fill up your cup. Then it leaks out amongst your peers and spreads.
An interesting book written some years ago by psychiatrist Dr. David R. Hawkins called Power vs. Force, talks about the frequency vibration of various emotions. He created a tone scale from 1 to a 1000 and rated them using muscle testing and thousands of volunteer test subjects.
Feelings like fear and shame were on the low end of the spectrum, while love, joy and gratitude occupied the coveted 500 and above spots. His top honor at a 1000 tone scale went to ENLIGHTENMENT. This rare state of being is shared only by the “Great Ones of history who originated the spiritual patterns which multitudes have followed through the ages”.
Should you choose to embrace your inner tone scale and continuously float above the 500 mark, here is what you get.
“The world one sees is illuminated by the exquisite beauty and perfection of creation. Everything happens effortlessly, by synchronicity, and the world and everything in it is seen to be an expression of love and divinity. Individual will merges into divine will. A Presence is felt whose power facilitates phenomena outside conventional expectations of reality, termed miraculous by the ordinary observer. These phenomena represent, the power of the energy field, not the individual.”