As you are moving through your day, participating in the wide variety of activities which make up your physical experience – BE SENSITIVE TO THE WAY THAT YOU ARE FEELING. As long as you are feeling positive emotion, know that you are creating toward those things that you are wanting. But if you feel negative emotion – fear, doubt, anxiety, stress, anger, guilt, loneliness, jealousy . . . stop, immediately, in the moment that you recognize that you are feeling the emotion, and ask yourself what thought or word or action brought forth that emotion.
And if you will respond in the moment that you are feeling the emotion, you will very quickly be able to identify what thought, word or action has brought it forth -for as you recall it, the negative emotion will be intensified. As soon as you identify what thought, word or action has brought forth your negative emotion, ask yourself, “What is it that I want?” Make your positive statement of what it is that you want. And then make strong statements that will lead you from your current state of negative thought and negative emotion to your desired state of positive thought. We will call it building a bridge from where you are to where you are wanting to be.
Do not try to build a very long span (or bridge) for your conscious thinking mind will resist that. It has had enough life experience that it is not so “gullible” as to make a very wide jump, but if you will take small spans, making one statement after another, you will find yourself arriving at the positive position that you are wanting and you will find yourself feeling positive emotion at the same time.
Once you have made the transition from negative thought and negative emotion to positive thought and positive emotion – you will then be creating in the direction of that which you are wanting.
Here is an example of the bridging process that we have just spoken about: You have begun this day by writing upon your separate pages those dominant intentions that you are currently holding, and among them you have intended to acquire a new red car. You have been very specific about your car, and as you made your list of what you want and why you want it, visualizing yourself as the owner of this car, you felt yourself filled with strong, positive, excited emotion.
And as you are moving through your day, thinking about various things, your car is on its way to you, for you have set it into motion, and you have done nothing to stop its motion toward you. And then, as you are driving, not focused or thinking about anything in particular, you see an automobile very much like the one that you are wanting, driving next to you. As you look over at it and you feel happy or excited, then that positive emotion is an indication to you that, in that moment, the thoughts that you are thinking, regarding the creation of your new red car, are in harmony.
But, if, as you look over at that car, you feel depressed or dissatisfied, or you are unhappy and anxious because you do not have it yet, or you feel jealous that the other driver does have it and you do not – then know that the negative emotion is an indication that you are creating against your desire, and in the time that you are feeling those negative emotions, you are pushing your car away rather than attracting it to you.
Because you are sensitive to the negative emotion that you feel, you are now aware that you are pushing your car away. You may stop that negative creating, immediately, by bringing yourself from your negative thought and negative emotion to positive thought and positive emotion by building the following bridge:
“I want a new red car like that one. By making this statement of intent, I have set the creation in motion. Now I have only to allow it to be, and it will be. My Guidance System has alerted me that, for a moment, I was pushing the car away, but I have stopped that now and am again attracting it by my strong desire. It is a beautiful car. I am excited when I think about having and driving my new red car. Circumstances or events or others cannot prevent me from having my red car. Only my own thoughts might push it away. But now my thoughts are again attracting the car. I know that, because I feel positive emotion.”
As you begin to apply this exercise, you will get very good at it. You will find yourself responding to the negative “warning bell” emotion in the very early, subtle stages before other negative thoughts are attracted. You will have far fewer negative experiences experienced by you once this process is understood, for most negative experiences start out with a small and subtle negative thought and negative emotion, and then, by the Law of Attraction, blossom into something much bigger and more painful.
There is great value in recognizing, at the early stages, that you are upon a negative path, so that you may divert it and by your deliberate decision create in the direction of that which you choose, instead.
NEGATIVE EMOTION IS OF GREAT VALUE, FOR IT ALERTS YOU TO NEGATIVE CREATION, BUT IF THE NEGATIVE EMOTION GOES UNNOTICED, AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION ENHANCES IT, SO THAT IT BECOMES LARGER AND LARGER – THEN YOUR PHYSICAL APPARATUS IS DAMAGED, AND WHAT IS WANTED IS PUSHED AWAY.
A very high percentage of those who are experiencing physical deterioration or illness, in your time, are experiencing it because the “warning bell”, or negative emotion, has been ignored.
Abraham – A New Beginning, Volume 1