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Transforming Negative Emotions Into Positive Feelings and Actions Part 4

Emotions and Spirituality

As we transform our negative emotional states and take control of our inner space, spiritual qualities and actions become a much more prevalent part of our character. As emotions are harmonized and brought under control, the soul/ higher self, which is the deeper part of self comes forward. The soul inspires us to reach for the highest part of ourselves and we automatically desire to develop and live the spiritual qualities of love, peace, service to others, courage, strength, gratitude, understanding and harmony. We gradually move from an emotionally dominant life and mind-set to a spiritual one where the highest aspects of ourselves are practiced in daily life.

Integrity is a hallmark of emotional self-control and transformed negative emotion. We want to do the right thing in every situation naturally. The ego is out of the way, and we act from the higher part of ourselves daily, even during challenges. When we fall short of that we correct any situation in which we didn't do the right thing. We grow into this state of being through dedication, self-


correction, hard work and daily application. Inner peace and happiness are the reward.

Love and all of its aspects including respect, kindness, caring, understanding, tolerance of differences, forgiveness, empathy and non-judgment are at the basis of spiritual actions. Here is a simple exercise to increase and expand your love.

Close your eyes and image a beautiful pink and gold flower made of brilliant light in your heart. Allow the petals to unfold one by one. Feel love for yourself; you've been through so much. As the feeling of love builds, send it out to your loved ones and neighbors, work-mates etc. Now send it out to all life in the world.
Do this for 5-10 minutes daily, and your ability to see with love, feel love, act with love and spread love will develop quickly.
When love is present in our consciousness and in our lives, we want to make a contribution in the world. Are you using your gifts and talents to be of service to others? Research shows that people who have found a positive way to be of service in the world are the happy ones.

To actualize our spirituality, we need to act intuitively instead of emotionally. Intuition is the voice of the soul, a deeper part of our awareness which is our inner wisdom. It is a natural part of our consciousness and available to all of us. We just need to develop it and use it daily. It is our higher guidance system and will give us the highest and best course of action in any situation. The Perceptive Awareness Technique which I teach does just that.
Inner listening: To move beyond negative emotions on a daily basis, it helps to become very quiet for a few minutes and move into inner silence. When the emotional mind is quieted, new insights for solutions and directions can emerge. Relax and be silent, be very still and listen to the wisdom within. With daily practice and focus, you will begin to transform daily grievances and stuck places within your mind and heart. The answers are within.

Additional ways to develop spiritual qualities:

Love: Focus on your interactions with others. Check to see if they include the following:
Respect, Kindness, Honesty, Understanding, Calm, Non-Judgment, and Boundaries (Self-Love) Work on consciously developing these qualities and actions in relations to others. Every interaction is an opportunity.
Integrity: Focus on doing the right thing in every situation. Correct any mistakes without putting yourself down. You will be an example for others and they will trust you.

Gratitude: Everything we experience is for our benefit either to enjoy, learn from, give to others, gain wisdom, share, strengthen us, correct us, or to overcome or learn. Remembering this and approaching life with this attitude keeps our energy in a positive state, and makes our difficulties smoother with quicker solutions.

Harmony; Accept people as they are and allow them to change on their own if they want to. Learn simple mediation skills and apply them for conflicts and learn assertive communication (not aggressive) to help you relate well to others.

Strength: Tackle your goals and be determined to accomplish them. Overcome challenges with hard work, self -discipline, love, and willingness to grow. Success brings strength and confidence. Challenges overcome can become assets and resources.

Carole Cravath teaches The Perceptive Awareness Technique, which brings rapid unfoldment of innate intuition which becomes our higher system when we know how to use it. She also teaches Soma Pi healing method for effective healing of emotional and physical concerns