Law of Attraction Magazine December, 2017 - Page 19

The Import ance of Feeling in Af f irmat ions By Featur ed Colum nist Ellen Wood I ?ve always had the experience that feeling affirmations, rather than just thinking them, is what gives them power. That?s why I was particularly excited when I read Gregg Braden?sThe Spontaneous Healing of Belief. In this book, Braden shares about his journey with a small group he had invited to accompany him to Tibet and their experience at an 800-year-old monastery hidden at the base of a mountain. Through their translator he asked the timeless-looking abbot the same question he had asked each monk and nun they had met throughout their pilgrimage. " ?When we see your prayers,? I began, ?what are you really doing? when we see you tone and chant for 14 and 16 hours a day? when we see the bells, the bowls, the gongs, the chimes, the mudras and the mantras on the outside, what is happening to you on the inside?? " Take the pressure off. Just relax, let go completely and trust in the Divine. Relaxing is actually a big step up from gloomy. Many of us are wrapped up in the cares and concerns of everyday life and forget to pay attention to who we really are. And so our true nature as part of the Divine remains hidden within and our power and magnificence get buried beneath stress, worry and inaccurate perception. Un-forgiveness shovels some dirt on our core too - un-forgiveness of others and especially ourselves. But forgiveness can?t be forced. We can?t make ourselves forgive someone, even when that someone is ourself. Forgiveness comes from a heightened consciousness, which we can cultivate by taking time to be still and allow the true Self to surface. Meditation is one way. Our very nature is loving, kind and joyful. Connecting to our heart and loving ourself restores us to our original ?As the translator shared the abbot?s reply, a powerful nature where we freely and unconditionally give and sensation ripped through my body, and I knew that this was receive love. Tapping into the joys of the heart has the the reason we?d come to this place. ?You have never seen ability to heal the sorrow of the mind and body. The heart our prayers,? he answered, ?because a prayer cannot be joys aren?t dependent on circumstance ? they simply are, seen.? Adjusting his heavy wool robes, the abbot continued: an essential part of the heart. ?What you have seen is what we do to create the feeling in our bodies. Feeling is the prayer.? ? Ellen Wood of Taos, NM is an inspirational speaker This is so key to growing younger and living a happy life. Feelings are the important grease that helps raise or lower your vibration. If you?re feeling good, your vibration is high and you attract more high vibration thoughts. If you?re feeling great, your vibration is even higher. If you?re feeling down in the dumps, your vibration is low and you attract more low vibration thoughts. Those are the negative villains that make life miserable. Of course, when you?re feeling wretched, you don?t feel like saying positive affirmations. When you?re feeling that bleak and gloomy and it?s too much of a stretch to go for positive, just make the effort to get to neutral. Or don?t! and award-winning author of ?Think and Grow Young: My Journey Through Alzheimer?s to the Fountain of Youth.? Her new book is ?Joy! Joy! Joy! 7 Mind Body Spirit Self-Help Practices to Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Reverse Memory Loss and Live Happy?. Visit www.bookofjoyjoyjoy.com. Contact her at ellen@ellenwoodspeaks.com Page 19 - Dec.,.2017