Have you ever gotten up, first thing in the morning and felt a surge of emotions that set the tone for your whole day? It seems they come from nowhere and leave debris and the potential for failure in accomplishing anything of value for that day which once held so much hope for improvement and accomplishment.
We’ve all had them; you are not alone. This past week, I had one of those days and it went from just a glum day to worse. The next day was a the day we switched from reading Og Mandino’s Scroll V to Scroll VI. I saw the phrase “Today I Will Be Master of My Emotions” and burst out laughing had just the prior day been such an obvious hint from one smarter than I.
The lessons did not stop there. Several times this week, business (in particular) delivered me opportunity to observe and reflect on how my emotions set the tone for my interactions and reactions throughout the day to situations for which I had no control. The only control I had was in my response. I am happy to say, after the slap and the training from Mandino, I’ve been quite even-keeled this week and am grateful beyond measure for the tools shared in this Scroll VI.
For example, Og Mandino points out there are two sets of emotions that can set the table for outburst or just poor performance in the day and worse, set a trend that takes far more effort to reverse. These two types of performance-degrading emotions are those that sap our energy (negative emotions) and those wherein we let our Ego diminish our ability to clearly observe and control our responses.
Christie Marie Sheldon discusses how in her energy healing practice, she has developed a mapping of what she calls “Love or Above” scale that helps her, and her clients define their emotions and the vibrational influences they are experiencing. Click here to listen to her description of what she observed. Please note that this week we started on Charles F Haanel’s Part 22 in which he shares the health impacts of vibration. The gist of what he said is vibration is the cause of all states of matter including the human state of health or lack of health called disease. If you speak to any scientist, especially a scientist studying Quantum Physics (Check out the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know-Down the Rabbit Hole“), he or she will emphatically agree that vibration and energy (reflected or observed as vibration) is the cause of anything we can observe, quantify and measure; it is reality. This is why this is so important to understand and maintain control of our vibrational state, i.e. our moods and it effects our outcomes and can change what we manifest in our lives. Here is the chart Christine uses to educate clients about moods, vibration and their emotional states.
Another form of this chart is below and maps to the chakras; the energy centers of the body from eastern schools of medicine. Please note that colors, as in the rainbow and the chakras, are all the wave form of vibration and energy states. Gas Chromatography, for example, aids scientist in determining what atomic elements are found on distant planets and in chemicals which they may want to use in drugs to helps someone heal. It can also be used in a lab to determine certain diseases or have foreign substances in your body that may be causing disease. All this from vibration, color and energy observed.
You have this power as well. They are your emotions and if you, like a scientist, non-judgmentally observe and map the ebb and flow of your states, you can be Master of Your Emotions and your outer world, i.e. matter.
Use a sit and think on the ramifications of the second class of emotions Mandino speaks of, those I have classified as the Ego-based emotions. In my opinion, they are self-deceptions that subby uses to keep us in the comfort zone. Another name for the comfort zone is the “Zone of No Growth”, the “Status Quo”. That which is not growing or maturing, is dying and decays.
One thing that has stuck with me over the past week has been the quote which I believe I heard on one of our mastermind calls that said, “The meaning of life is to find your gifts, the purpose in life is to give them away.” I’ll pose the question and let you contemplate in silence… If you are in an emotional state that is contracting, have you anything of value to give to others? Does this not make it our responsibility to control our emotions and thus rise to Love or Above and be generous in blessing others with our gifts?
Peace be Your Journey 🙂
Excerpt From Og Mandino’s Scroll VI:
(My Categorization: Energy Sapping Emotions)
Each day I will follow this plan of battle….
If I feel depressed I will sing
If I feel sad I will laugh
If I feel ill I will double my labor
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come
If I feel incompetent I will remember past success
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals
Today I will be master of my emotions.
(My Categorization: Ego Related Emotions)
If I become overconfident I will recall my failures
If I overindulge I will think of past hungers
If I feel complacency I will remember my competition
If I enjoy moments of greatness I will remember moments of shame
If I feel all-powerful I will try to stop the wind
If I attain great wealth I will remember one unfed mouth
If I become overly proud I will remember of moment of weaknesses
If I feel my skill is unmatched I will look at the stars
Today I will be master of my emotions.