Healing Emotions; Raise Consciousness

The Significance of Emotions
Most of us have grown up in a modern-day society that values the intellect over emotions. Showing our emotions is just not the done thing, let alone expressing it. Many of our expressions don’t really encourage a healthy approach to emotions: ‘big boys don’t cry’; ‘bite your tongue’, ‘don’t speak in anger’; ‘count to 10 before you speak’. This approach can lead to the suppression of emotions. Consequently we don’t even acknowledge these emotions to ourselves. Especially negative emotions like anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt don’t feel so good so we tend to avoid them or suppress them. However, feeling these emotions is a normal natural aspect of being human and they are best acknowledged and expressed. From a therapeutic perspective, emotions aren’t a problem unless they are unresolved or suppressed. Feelings have to be acknowledged, at least to ourselves. They have to be felt and not suppressed. Suppression will just cause emotions to linger and grow stronger. Eventually unhealed emotions impact on our physical health.

As with pain in the body, our emotions are actually messages from the unconscious mind. Anger for example, can mean that someone may have overstepped your boundaries and that it may be time to re-assert those boundaries. Anxiety tells us that the mind is focused on a feared outcome and thus energising the very thing we don’t want. Sadness, hurt and depression are often a result of feelings that remained unexpressed and are now turned inward. If this continues over a prolonged period, it can impact on the body’s physical health.

The knowing and accepting of the feelings is the seed of healing. Paying attention to the emotion helps us to see clearly and so wisdom comes through attending to the feelings. A major source of suffering is wanting things ‘my way’. Everything happens for our own learning and growth. We can’t always see it when we’re in it. Soon you’ll look back and see how you have grown through it. Clear water reflects more light. When the murky waters of the unconscious mind is clear, wisdom shines through (Hanson 2009).

Why do we Want to Release Past Emotions?
Because of the Mind-Body Link. Negative emotions cause stress hormones which, if not worked through, necessarily have to be stored in the body. Unresolved, suppressed emotions can cause dis-ease in the body. The body reads the mind all the time.

Emotions can reflect our familial and habitual reactive patterns. Releasing emotions of the past is uplifting, healing and transformational. Once negative emotions heal and release, we can begin to experience positive emotions. The old is making way for the new.

Emotions have vibrations and this ladder of a Emotional Levels brilliantly illustrates the vibrational rates of the various levels of consciousness as measured by Dr David R. Hawkins (1995).

Emotional Levels:
*700-1000  Enlightenment
600  Bliss, Peace
540  Joy
500  Unconditional Love
400  Clarity, Understanding
350  Forgiveness, Acceptance
310  Hope, Contentment, Gratitude, Optimism, Positivity
250  Trust, Satisfaction
200  Courage, Affirmation
175  Pride, Self-righteousness
150  Anger, Resentment, Envy, Jealousy, Frustration, Irritation, Impatience, Control, Obsession
125  Desire, Craving, Enslavement, Addiction, Disappointment
100  Fear, Insecurity, Overwhelm, Worry, Doubt
75  Grief, Regret, Despondence
50   Pessimism, Boredom, Apathy, Despair, Depression, Disempowerment
30  Guilt, Blame
20  Shame, Feeling unworthy, Self-sacrifice, Feeling trapped or controlled
* logarithmic calibrations of energy vibratory frequencies on a scale from 0 – 1000

This ladder of a Emotional Levels are further expanded in the book Lifting the Veils of Illusion.

The lower negative emotions are more ego-based and the higher positive emotions are experienced when you are in you true higher self.

Emotional levels – as measured on this energy frequency scale from 0 to 1000 – are levels of consciousness. Where you dwell in emotions, there you dwell in consciousness. Consciousness – not DNA – is your blueprint for health. Consciousness, like an on-switch, changes the DNA and new possibilities open up and good health returns (Gill Edwards 2010).

Where you Dwell in Emotions, there you Dwell in Consciousness
It is natural to experience the whole range of emotions. One day you may feel optimistic and positive, and then comes a day when you feel low for no apparent reason. The question we have to ask ourselves is: “Where on this ladder of emotions do I find myself most of the time?” and “What emotions do I need to release to climb the ladder of consciousness?” At the bottom ranks of the ladder, the energy vibratory frequency is so low that, when we experience emotions like shame, guilt and depression, we can feel stuck. Here we feel a victim of circumstances and our health can be affected over time. Fear- and anger-related emotions start to generate energy and movement as we decide to fight or flee. Developing a healthy ego may bring some relief. With self-interest still a major motivator, we may from time to time be pushing against the flow of life. Releasing resistance and taking responsibility, begin to tip us into positive emotions. We are not quite free from the ego until we are truly able to practice acceptance and forgiveness. This is easier on the basis that we are one inter-connected whole. With forgiveness, we finally transcend the ego and become more of Who We Truly Are – our True Higher Selves. Clarity brings wisdom and previously evasive emotions of unconditional love, joy and peace are finally experienced as our true natural state. Youthfulness and good health, also our natural state, returns.

What Can You Do About It?
In the Transformational Therapies we facilitate gentle, yet powerful processes to enable you to heal emotions of the past. Emotions of anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt keep us attached to the past and as we heal these emotions, we set ourselves free from the past; free to create a new magnificent life. All healing is a release of fear. A powerful statement in a meditation are the words: I release…(eg this fear, this anger).

I would highly recommend Transformational Therapy that facilitates a complete clear-out of negative emotions and limiting beliefs. As a great self-help tool, you can listen to a Mindfulness Healing Meditation listed under Products. It is an inner journey that you can make for your own emotional healing as often as you want to release emotions and achieve lightness.

Join out next Lightworker Activation Course to experience deep healing. This course takes you on an in-depth journey through the chakras – the energy centres of the body. Old patterns of fear, pain, self-doubt and negative thought forms are released. As the darkness goes, the light can set in. New positive thought forms are adopted and resources are activated that’s been lying latent inside of you all along. A unique and exciting experience – participants blossom as they open up to their higher abilities and energy sensitivity. This course runs again in September  – book early to ensure your space. All details are on the Events Calendar.

Transformation – our Key Outcome

What is Transformational Therapy?
Time Line Therapy™ as a form of hypnotherapy, combined with the best of NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming – can be hugely transformational as it brings quick and significant change in your life and is a key outcome in allowing the real you to emerge.

What is Transformation?
One of my favourite writers, Deepak Chopra defines transformation as a radical change of form. Nature offers the best metaphor of this radical change of form in the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly. Similarly, the dictionary defines transformation as a marked change in form, nature or appearance.

How do you Achieve this Transformation?
Firstly, by releasing any fear-based negative emotions that are holding you back. Other negative emotions such as anger, sadness, hurt and guilt are often experienced as a result of underlying fear. As you release and overcome fear, you will feel clearer and lighter, and positive emotions such as joy, peace and love will have space to arise.

Secondly, any self-limiting beliefs such as feeling ‘not good enough’, or ‘I can’t do it’, are changed into positive empowering beliefs. Such limiting beliefs are easily turned around because they are based on a false notion of who you are and what you are capable of. This sets you free to begin to tap into the unlimited potential and creativity that’s there in each of us.

Thirdly, you are now clear and enabled enough to experience the creative power of your mind to create your future the way you want it by setting intentions and goals. Powerful visualisation processes turn dreams into reality. This is the magic of the creative faculty of your mind.

Transforming Relationships
True transformation also involves peace-making with the people around us. This could involve a forgiveness process which is a great release of negative energy and is personally very healing. Transformation is also a key outcome and most radical in the relationship with yourself. Self-forgiveness and self-compassion is the basis of all healing. It is key to healthy self-esteem and it will transform all your other relationships.

Soul Coaching
At Bright Future Now we enjoy taking personal development into spiritual unfoldment. We’ve developed our own signature 7 Steps Soul Coaching programme: “Lifting the Veils of Illusion” © which is an all-encompassing journey of personal development and spiritual growth. Experience our powerful transformational processes and gain life-changing insights. You are essentially multi-dimensional and through Soul Coaching you will begin to use your subtle minds to experience your world in a whole new way. Events in your life will unfold magically in alignment with your purpose.

The book Lifting the Veils of Illusion, captures this process in 7 Key Steps. Informative and transformational, it contains the healing techniques applied in therapy, coaching and courses. Ultimately transformation takes us out of darkness into the light; out of ignorance into understanding; out of the ego and its struggles into the fulfilment of your true higher self.

Transformational Meditations
All our meditations are transformational in nature as they are designed to release the old and bring in the new. These well-utilised self-help tools, are simple and powerful and can be accessed under the Products link (above).

Ongoing Personal and Spiritual Development
We are just concluding another series of the Lightworkers Activations Course, levels 1 and 2. It is a special journey through the chakras and it is wonderful to see participants flourishing with their activation. People who have come on this course describe it as the highlight of their lives. They thrive as they open up to their inner guidance and develop their finer perception. This is what makes these courses so very special.
The next series of level 1 and level 2 commence in September, and as always places are limited and in demand. All details are on the Events Calendar page – so get those dates in the diary now!

Visit the Events Calendar for all future events, including the next Reiki Courses.

Moving out of the Head into the Heart

So many of us experience busy minds as a result of modern day workload, pressure and stress. ‘How do I still the mind and stop the thoughts?’, I’m often asked. Balance is a life lesson for many of us. How do we achieve balance? It seems coming into the heart will do just that for us. The heart is in the centre of the body; a natural balance point. According to research done by the HeartMath Institute, heart coherence reduces stress and restores health.

“Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation,” HeartMath Institute Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty says. “It is a state that builds resilience – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted – leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.”

In Western Society we have valued the brain and its logical intellect over emotions for far too long. We seem to have over-looked the power of the heart. According to this latest research, the heart-brain is more powerful than the head-brain and has a vastly expanded electromagnetic field; much bigger than the head-brain and extends several feet from body. When in this space you are more expansive, resourceful, connected and in a state of flow. Our heart energy therefore dramatically affects those around us.

The heart-brain seems instinctive and intuitive as it senses information in the environment before the cranial brain – and even before it happens – your own system of future precognition. It makes sense therefore to make decisions from the heart, intuitively; honouring that gut-feel.

Heart-based consciousness is the new way of being. It certainly seems to be the next step in our global and personal evolution. The healing and transformational process naturally takes us from lower emotions such as depression to anger to love – a quality of the heart.

Other qualities of the heart are joy, lightness, fun, light-heartedness, compassion, enjoyment and creativity. Most modern day dis-ease happens as a result of imbalance. Achieving balance here at the heart is therefore essential for good health and long-term well-being.

How do I make this shift into the heart?
Simply take your awareness, your attention into the heart. Open the heart centre through breathing practices. Meditate by putting your consciousness in the heart. Practice 1 to 2 ratio breathing – a calming breathing practice where you deepen the in-breath and make the out breath twice as long as the in-breath. Spend your time doing what brings you joy. Practice an inner smile to yourself. This is an old tai chi practice. Release deep rooted emotions so love can set in. Bring healing to yourself by being at peace with people around you. Practice forgiveness – use our Ho’oponopono Meditation. Practice compassion, starting with yourself. Self-love is a powerful healer. Let go of the need of approval, or the need to fit in. Be ok with being different. Your differentness is your specialness. Stop trying to fit in when you are meant to stand out. Practice unconditional love for everything and everyone. Love is divine power. Enjoy evolving and expanding beyond the rational material world view of your small ego self and embrace your intuitive, expansive, magical higher self.

As more of humanity practice heart-based living, it will qualify the right of passage into the next level of consciousness, using our hearts intuitive guidance Doc Childre, Founder of HeartMath

How will I be different living from the heart?
This table below describes your path of evolution towards your true self, accessible through the heart:

Your Path of Evolution

From Ego Self To Higher Self
World of Form and Particles World of Energy and Waves
Head Heart
Fear Love / Unconditional love / Fearless
Stress Calm expanded awareness
Unforgiving / Judging / Blame All forgiving / Compassionate
Limitations Infinite potential / Creativity / Energy
Hostile Universe Child of a Friendly Universe
Separateness Interconnectedness / Oneness
Selfishness Kindness
Scarcity Universal abundance
Control Peace
Sadness / Depression Joy
Anxiety / Fear of the unknown Acceptance / Trust / Sense of adventure
Limiting Beliefs Empowering Beliefs
Knowledge Intuitive knowing / Inspiration / 6thsense
Addictions Freedom
Anger / Frustration Patience
Guilt Self love / Forgiveness
Dis-ease Perfect health
Living in the past and future Being in the moment – in the flow
Never enough time Expanded time / Expanded NOW
Doing Being
Life seems hard / Difficult / Problems Life seems effortless / Solution focussed
Projecting perceptions Extending and expressing Self
Resistance Non-resistance / Embracing
Happiness comes from outside Joy comes from inside
Arrogance / Force Humility / All powerful
Duality of right / Wrong/ Good / Bad Balance beyond duality / Everything just is
Attachments / Personal investments Free from attachements to outcomes / No personal investments