Part 2, Transcending Negative Emotions

  • February 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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More to cover from last week...

Negative emotions like guilt, anger, fear and grief can be transcended by recognizing their source and then seeing them in a new context. In terms of the Law of Attraction, we know we need to find the better-feeling thought, but often we don't know how. Relief is available when we reach a higher perspective, but to get there we must be willing to give up our current perspective. Because we're leaving suffering for a greater level of consciousness, the surrendering of negative emotions is not technically a sacrifice, though there may be momentary discomfort in leaving familiar beliefs.

I'll present slides I've prepared from David R. Hawkins' "I: Reality and Subjectivity," Chapter 12, "The Emotions," and we can all discuss. Here's a sampling of the material:

[Guilt] "Past errors are to be looked at with compassion as well as responsibility, which is the only way to correct an error. One has to clarify the intention of the act at the time as well as the difference between guilt and regret. Regret is often more appropriate for past actions that did not turn out well. True guilt applies to intention, whereas regret refers to unfavorable outcome."

[Anger] "The best defense against the development of anger is to see others as equals, lessen expectations, and via humility, surrender the fulfillment of one's wants to God. With progressive detachment and relinquishment of the ego's demands and expectations, anger diminishes."

[Fear, also worry and anxiety] "Cessation of fear is the result of learning that the source of happiness and joy is from within. It stems from recognizing that its source is the joy of one's own existence, which is continuous and not dependent on externals. This results from surrendering expectations and demands on one's self, the world, and others."

[Grief] "The fulfillment of desires quells the ego's painful sense of lack, and in the quiet that ensues, it is really the happiness of the Self that was then experienced and not the ego's acquisition...The mind's error is that it ascribes the source of the feeling of happiness to 'out there' instead of 'in here'."

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  • Quashuanna

    I really enjoyed the meeting. It would be wonderful if sometimes they could be more centrally located

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Any volunteers?

      February 28, 2013

    • Quashuanna

      I am not centrally located; but maybe the library downtown or even on Flamingo and Maryland Pkwy.

      February 28, 2013

  • Carmen

    My daughter and I attended for the first time and met very nice members. Brian had a great presentation prepared but it took 2 & 1/2 hrs to get it going and then we had to leave. The discussion should have been left for after his presentation, including sharing our personal stories of law of attraction. I think just giving our names before his presentation would have better. Lastly, I think Brian should have taken more control over the meeting and not allowed members who have been attending these meetings regularly to take so much of our meeting time with their stories. I felt like I was in group therapy instead of a meetup group to learn about spirituality. It was a very long drive to Brian's house and I left feeling disappointed. I don't know if I will attend next week. I could put up with the drive but not the group therapy. Been there/done that.

    February 28, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Hi Carmen. Your goodness and presence at the meeting was felt and your feedback is appreciated. The meeting was advertised to start at 7pm and end at 9pm, which it did. Sharing LOA stories at the beginning allowed me to assess the level of understanding of the group and answer questions so all were ready for the prepared material. To be clear, anyone who spoke at length was attending for the first time. We understand newcomers are adjusting to a new context and extend to them a special courtesy as they find their succinctness. If we can be patient with others, we can gently release the impatience our ego inflicts on ourselves. This may be the greater lesson of last night's meetup, beyond anything that was put to a slide. I hope this helps and that we will see you again. Your view is valued, and your spiritual will will no doubt be rewarded. (Click on my name to email me your email address if you want the slides). Cheers!

      1 · February 28, 2013

  • tony

    God controls all, don't get it twisted.

    1 · February 26, 2013

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