If I should die tomorrow I would know this.
And yet, for much of my life I did not. I was a “glass half empty” personality. Shifting the way I perceive my world has been an ongoing project and one that has fulfilled a personal desire to be happy.
Who doesn’t want happiness?! The thing is you don’t go out and get it. One of our biggest misperceptions is believing we must seek happiness. (Isn’t it even written into the American constitution that one has the right to pursue happiness?) This implies that we must hunt and chase it down.
Emotional Tone Scale
We all have an inner centre of gravity, kind of like a magnetic core. You can feel its frequency or vibration and we have names for levels of vibration in terms of how we feel or what emotion is there for us. These emotional frequencies range from hopeless to blissful. When you look at your life you can get a sense of where your emotional centre of gravity is.
We can categorize our emotions into an emotional tone scale
Within each of these steps you will also find a range of feelings that may be higher or lower vibrating. For example within “depressed” you might have suicidal, hopeless, desolate, powerless etc. Within “proud” – special, clever, accomplished, righteous. Within “motivated” – changing, courageous, open and allowing. We move up and down this scale of emotions throughout our day but each of us will find that we generally centre around one.
Raising Your Vibration
How does one raise their emotional centre of gravity? There are many techniques and practices for doing this. Essentially we need to rewire ourselves but first we need to know where we are at.
Write Your Story
- What has happened in your life and how do you perceive what has happened?
- How do you feel about the events that you see as significant for you?
- How do you feel you have been treated by the people in your life?
As you do this you will get a sense of what your centre of gravity is. Then you can begin the process of shifting how you view yourself and your life and you can rewrite your story.
Most of my life I was stuck in and around Pessimistic but now I hover between Motivated and Optimistic, occasionally poking my nose into Joy. My intent is to share my ‘story’ and how it has shifted to I Have Had An Amazing Life!
I invite you to share your story with me here or privately. The first step to moving out of lower energies is to expose them and see them for what they are.