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Choosing Happy by Jim Self

The concept of choosing your feelings may sound odd. Feelings are feelings, right? They just happen to us.  We can in fact choose how we experience our emotions. We are not victims to the energy that moves through us, the energy in motion, our e-motions. Sure, they happen instantly and unconsciously at first, like a wave that rushes through the body…until we decide to increase our awareness and be the creators of our lives, instead of the victims. Choosing does not mean suppressing or denying how you really feel. Grief, anger, sadness, fear… they all play profoundly important roles as message-bearers. Feeling it, acknowledging it, and then choosing something new is key. Ignoring emotions or slapping a happy band-aid on them may keep them submerged where they could fester, keep you stuck, alter your perceptions, and make you sick.

Rose is in constant overwhelm. She loves what she does and does it well, however there is more and more and more to DO. She is working 12-15 hours a day, every day and she is wearing down emotionally. Her biggest nemesis is her equipment. Her PC is crashing, her printer chews up paper and her CD duplicator rejects discs she knows are fine. Rose has deadlines to meet and her equipment is out to get her. She is loosing her amusement and feels anxiety most of the time. Last Wednesday she had a full-blown crying meltdown when the fax machine jammed. Rose was ready to quit it all and die. Friday something changed. Rose took the morning off and played. She recognized a strange and unfamiliar emotion and consciously chose to call it Happy-Ease. When she finally entered her office at 1pm, she felt better than ever. It was time to call the equipment companies. Well – she was shocked at the results. The computer guy had an easy fix and the duplicator just began to work perfectly, all by itself! The printer began to print. And the fax-faxed! The connection between her mood and the mood of her equipment was undeniable. Now Rose sets her tone before entering her office and steps away if she notices feelings that don’t feel good. Her overwhelm and anxiety are disappearing and she’s experiencing more Happy-Ease.

Self-Coaching Tool:

Wear the Word. The habit of being victim to our emotions is strongly engrained in our belief systems. And we must choose differently if we are to become the leaders, healers and mentors we came here to be. Try this:

1 – Begin to consciously notice times when you are feeling lousy and the results around you. There IS a direct relationship. Then notice times when you feel great and how that affects your world.

2 – Write a list of words that you would like to experience (no analyzing, judging or censoring – just be wild and write down anything).

3 – Each day, close your eyes and randomly place a finger on one word. Wear that word all day, like a coat or hat. It may be uncomfortable or strange at first. Just play and be easy as you do this. You are re-wiring your internal system to become more fully who you truly are.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JIM SELF is an international speaker and author (Spirit Matters: Down-to-Earth Tools for a Spirited Life) who is often introduced as a teacher’s teacher and a healer’s healer. Since childhood, Jim has had the ability to recall his experiences within the sleep state. Over the last ten years, this awareness has expanded into relationships with the archangels, ascended masters and teachers of light. The tools and information presented in the program, Mastering Alchemy, is a co-creation of these relationships.

Jim walks with a foot in both worlds. At the age of twenty-six, he was elected to his first of two terms to the San Jose, CA City Council and later became the Vice Mayor. Before completing his second term, he was asked by President Jimmy Carter to be an advisor and the Director of Governmental Operations for the Dept. of Energy. As an entrepreneur, he has successfully built and sold two corporations, and is the founder and current Board Chairman of a third.

Jim is a leader in the field of spiritual development and has been leading seminars on personal energy management and the Tools of Mastering Alchemy for over 27 years. He offers free live tele-seminars, videos and local classes around North America, plus a wealth of FREE material on his website, including downloadable articles, videos, booklets, essential tools and other useful information, including details of his free online Teleclasses, Webinars, and in-person talks, Level 1 weekend workshops, and Level 2 year-long seminars. http://www.masteringalchemy.com.

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8 Responses to “Choosing Happy by Jim Self”

  1. mastermind says:

    I’ve known since the late 70′s that we choose our own emotions. When someone gets angry ask them why they chose anger instead of another emotion. The answer will almost invariably be “Because they made me mad”. Then ask them what feelings or self talk came before the anger. Once again the answer is usually none.

    If you have the hours it takes you can get them to see that other things happened before they got angry. Teaching people how to choose their emotions is a long process.

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  2. Victoria says:

    I agree with Jim – our equipment malfuctions show us when we are out of balance.

    To avoid even greater stress such as the washing machine flooding just as you’ve moved to a new house, or just as you’ve found someone cheating on you – realise that emotions show up as liquid. Take time off to swim so you don’t have to suffer water bursts.

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  3. Egghead says:

    We often think that , we feel lousy , because of our external environment , whereas usually it’s the other way round.
    We need to know and learn to manage our emotions, and know that when things go wrong, they reflect our internal emotional state.

    So , if we love our work, and it gives us happiness, everything is surely going to work out for us, but if it;s not the case, then we have to just take a break sometimes, and just do our own thing..to recharge our emotional batteries

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  4. Leila says:

    This is a great idea,Jim, and I’m looking forward to trying it out. I have recently been thinking of the idea that our feelings – the ones we feel a lot of the time – can’t really be hardwired into us because there are feelings that for example my son rarely feels and I feel frequently. I don’t think these type of feelings are any more than habitual, so there must be a way to make everyday habitual feelings more in line with the best we can imagine. Your idea is a way to do this – thanks.

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  5. Soul purpose says:

    I really enjoyed this post. We’re human we have emotions, good and bad so I love the advice given. As we become more conscious and awake generally we begin to be far more aware of our moods and what affects them and thus far more able to control our emotions to deliver the results in life we are looking for but occasionally we have relapses.

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  6. Wolfgang says:

    I think that the work that Jim does is very important for the future of mankind. I read everything that Jim writes and put into practice his advice, although it is not always easy to do.
    Wolfie

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  7. Ixchel says:

    I’ve been taught that our emotions are the doorway into discovering our beliefs. I found that when I feel an emotion I simply ask myself what belief do I hold that causes me to feel that way. Often I find it is a belief that has been taught by the culture I’m in.

    Then I ask myself if there is a new belief that I would like to replace it with. Or I ask myself is this old belief really true, really what God would want for us, or is it based on old ideas of judgment, scarcity, or ideas that just keep me stuck and unhappy.

    As I choose my new beliefs and bring them into my life, everything changes. I begin to live from that place. I still experience the depths of my emotion, in their fullness. I appreciate the emotion and let it move through me. Emotions are natural and important. When my son was killed, I felt a lot of grief. This is not only natural, but healthy. I still feel the sadness of missing him at times. The grief reminds me of the love that we shared. It reminds me to feel the love even deeper, to bring in more of that love.

    Using the emotions as a tool for discovery has been a powerful tool for transforming my life. I am now living with less fear. I have work I love to do and I love all my clients. I appreciate people without feeling they need to change. When judgments come up I look at what is within me that makes me see that way. I work at the level of what needs to heal or be resolved within me.

    Thank you for these helpful tools, Jim. I really like the idea of Wearing A Word for a day. I will practice that.

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  8. Andy says:

    Thank You Jim!

    That was awesome! Very useful information, I won’t forgot this. I wrote a list of things to do (randomly of course lol). These things to do are things that I enjoy doing. Useful info to help better ourselves. Thanks again Jim! ^_^

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