Awareness of emotions
When you start being aware of your emotions, you start to notice feelings which arise in you. Our emotions can be used to lift us and connect us with universal energy and each other, which could in turn make us feel bliss. However they can also be used to bring darkness in our lives. In general it is said that feelings follow thought, I have experienced this to be true for the feelings which truly originate from me myself. However not all feelings have their true origin from within me.
I have discovered that I am an empath, meaning I can sense other people’s feelings. After finding this out, it only made me more aware of the difference between feeling my own feelings within me and feeling other people’s feelings within me. In case of the latter, I feel the feelings but I also sense that there is a kind of misalignment on an internal level, as if they are not mine. Like I do not recognize them.
So yes while the things that we feel come from our internal receptors they need not originate internally. For this reason and the fact that if feelings follow thought and thoughts are linked to our belief system, your feelings may not always be your own and they may not always be right, depending on whether your belief system supports an accurate perspective.
A next thing to be aware of is our connections with each other on an energetic/emotional level. A general accepted concept is that of “vibrations”, in which we all emit vibrations (energies) and a widely accepted concept is that we attract vibrations on the level that we ourselves emit. There are different levels of vibrations from low to high, where low vibrations are said to correspond with low thoughts, feelings and actions and the high vibrations are said to correspond with high thoughts, feelings and actions in the sense of close to your “higher (energetic) self” which is a part of the universal energy and which stimulates feelings of connectedness, happiness & love. In my experience these energetic vibrations form our basic energetic communications and they represent our basic and true intentions. And moreover they do not lie, they just are what they are!
When you interact with others these vibrations meet and at some level you become aware of it, you sense it each other. When the vibrations in your surroundings are on a lower level than yours you can sense that because you might feel lower in different ways, you might feel resistance (I do not want….) or not good about yourself, or other feelings more associated with negativity. On the other hand when people are emitting high vibrations, you may feel feelings which seem to elevate you nearly literally, you may feel good, loved, understood, you may feel joy, you may feel that you want to share, be creative, dance, otherwise express creativity, feel clear/clarity and understanding all culminating in feelings of love for the self and others and all is good.
These are two different feelings and since life is full of intent and purpose, when you become aware of the different feelings, you can start being selective in what influences you? And whether you prefer to feel lifted up or bogged down.
In my experience emotional communications is a two way street, it is definitely good to be aware of the vibrations you are putting out, as we have the power to influence each other. However there are also situations in which people emitting a high vibration are confronted with people emitting low vibrations and the reason in my perspective lies in the belief system which the people having the low vibrations seem to follow. An ego-driven belief system is not to be underestimated, it has the potential to alter perspectives in order to fulfill the need of the ego (to have this or that, be this or that and more….), while dismissing the other(s) and their communication altogether. I have experienced this first hand.
So when you are aware of your own vibrations, where you are coming from (so to speak), whether you are lifting others up or you are breaking them down. Then you can use your intuition to guide you to asses other people’s vibrations and understand their true intentions and act accordingly. Be aware of who and what influences you and with what intention.