“The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty really are in ourselves” – Kahlil Gibran
This explains why we can read a book today, and again next week, and again the next week, and see something different in that book than we’ve seen before. It is not just that we changed in some way and so now a different part of the book is speaking to us. It is also the emotions that we are bringing to the table when we read it.
This explains how two people can witness a beautiful sunset, with one not noticing and the other moved to tears. The emotional state of each person serves as a filter through which they view the world. If you are not seeing the magic and beauty of the world around you, then you aren’t seeing it in yourself either.
If you find yourself in this state, then you can take notice of where you are on the emotional scale and then work on increasing your energetic state up the ladder one rung at a time. We all have an emotional or vibrational set point that we return to. It is a middle point that we return to. For example if you are continually feeling emotions between rage and contentment your emotional set point is somewhere around worry, doubt or disappointment. I am sure that most of us can think of someone who is always worried about something. No matter what great thing is happening in their life, they return to the fear of losing it or messing it up somehow.
Our set point is how we attract like people into our lives. This is another way we can determine where our set point is, as they will be a rung above, below or at our own set point. By using a method like the emotional freedom technique (EFT or Tapping), we can change our set point to a higher vibration. By changing it incrementally we can make this change a permanent one.
So if you are feeling the emotions of being overwhelmed, you wouldn’t go from that vibration straight up the ladder to enthusiasm. Rather you would go up the ladder to frustration, irritation and disappointment. Don’t stay there but continue going up the next rung to pessimism, then to boredom which is neutral. The next rung brings you into the positive emotional vibrational scale of contentment. Which is the top scale of the person who is a worrier. So if that fits your set point, you might want to continue up to hopefulness, which is the next rung. Or the rung above that one which is optimism.
Isn’t it wonderful that we can change the way we view our world simply by changing our emotional state? Emotions are just information about where we, and this built in guidance system is how we determine when we are out of alignment with our ‘higher self’. If you aren’t seeing the magic and beauty in the world, there isn’t something wrong with us. We just need a ‘tune up’ to realign to ourselves. To embrace that we are worthy, deserving, loveable, loved, loving and a brilliant eternal being.