Life is nothing more and nothing less than the experiences we have. Every experience is a process that begins with the utilization of our senses to perceive what is happening in our lives. From the perception, we engage in a thought process that defines what it is we are perceiving. The way we think about what we are perceiving then triggers an emotional reaction which determines how we feel about what we are experiencing. We either accept or reject, like or dislike, feel happy or sad, peaceful or mad with what is happening. The end result of everything we experience is an emotion.
All emotions are energy and each emotion has its own vibration rate. Positive emotions that give us a good feeling have a high vibration rate. They strengthen us, life becomes easier, we are happy and content. Negative emotions that give us a bad feeling have a low vibration rate. They weaken us, life becomes difficult and we are discontent. It is natural to experience negative emotions from time to time, and it is important to experience them and release them as soon as they are felt. The quickest way to do this is to process the negative emotion and move on to a positive thought or feeling.
Love is the the highest vibration in our emotional field, along with gratitude, and this brings us to the point. This year has been one of emotional turbulence as we are continually bombarded with situations and circumstances that are disturbing. During these times, we often lose sight of all the good in our lives. Developing the practice of gratitude is the key to remaining upbeat and balanced. Our blessings abound. There is no place we can go and no interaction we can have that doesn’t have an abundance of things for which to be thankful.
November begins Unity Temple’s 30 Days Of Gratitude program and I encourage you to engage in this practice. We have the capacity to increase our emotional vibration level simply by becoming more aware of the abundance of good in our lives. Create a gratitude journal for daily input of all the things that please you. Think of those people in your life that you truly appreciate and make a point to tell them or if that is not possible, express your gratitude for them in prayer. Engage in 30 Days Of Gratitude by joining in a gratitude meditation which will be held live on Facebook every day at 11:00AM. (more information following this article). Practice a waking prayer, which is simply saying thank you to God whenever you become aware of the blessings in your life as you go about your day. Please share with me your experiences.