Although we are not aware of it, all our thoughts, feelings, attitudes, reactions, and actions stem from either Love, or from Fear.
Coming from LOVE we are happy, contented, feel empowered, have harmony in our life, and are able to create healthy relationships.
Coming from FEAR, we may often be frustrated, feel disempowered, be tentative, are aggressive, blame others, and often experience conflict in life and our relationships.
When our mind is calm and we feel happy, light-hearted, worry-free, and we are able to embrace our passions we are aligned to our True Self. To Source. To the love within. Connected to this love within, our attitudes and behaviors reflect the qualities of LOVE.
(Below, Illustration 4 shows some of the aspects of LOVE)
When our mind is in overdrive, we can’t focus, or we are consumed with worry, blame, judgement or any other negative or disempowering thoughts or feelings we are disconnected from our True Self. Disconnected to this love within, our attitudes and behaviors reflect the qualities of FEAR.
(Below, Illustration 5 shows some aspects of FEAR)
We are all born connected to this love within. To our True Self. However, over the years we have gathered impressions from our life experiences, or from what we have witnessed.
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If in the past we experienced or witnessed mostly loving, compassionate, uplifting, non-judgmental attitudes and acceptance of others we will have a positive outlook on life as our connection to our True Self will have remained quite strong.
However, if growing up the attitudes and behaviors we experienced or witnessed were mostly unloving, and the people around us were controlling, judgmental, or cruel and their aim was to disempower, we will likely have a negative attitude about life as our connection to the love within will have been weakened. However, a negative past can be overcome.
Sometimes being around negative and unloving people creates such an impact on us that we reject the negativity and become positive and loving. Or, one person in our life may have positively influenced us so much so that the spark of love was kept alive within us
Unhealed emotions from past negativity still stuck within us need a voice. This is most often released in dysfunctional ways.
Unaddressed emotions affect our self-esteem. Our level of confidence. The will to do. We may be indecisive. Depression, lethargy, bad habits, or even addictions may surface. We may become overly passive and/or passive aggressive.
Or, we project our unhealed emotions out into the world as aggressive behaviors.
Connecting to and Expressing Love’s qualities is at the heart of our peace and happiness, our harmony with others, and the cornerstone of healthy and harmonious relationships.
Fear is at the root of all of our issues. We do not recognize it as such, as it masks itself in many different manifestations that aim to protect us. However, these create confusion within us, keep us in limitation, and bring disharmony to our relationships.
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Rosemary McCarthy© updated February 2019.
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