Episode 7: (Emotional) Fuel Gauges

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"When the fuel gauge on your vehicle indicates that the tank is empty, you do not criticize the indicator. You receive the information that it has offered you, and you do something about adding more fuel to your tank. Similarly, a negative feeling is an indicator that your current choice of thoughts has you offering a vibration that is so out of harmony with your Source Energy that you are currently disallowing your full connection to that Energy Stream. (You could say your tank is reaching empty.) Your emotions do not create, but they do indicate what you are currently attracting. If your emotions are helping you know that your choice of thoughts is not taking you in the direction that you desire to go, then do something about that: Replenish your connection by choosing better-feeling thoughts." ~  Esther & Jerry Hicks from Ask and It Is Given

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(Emotional) Fuel Gauges

"When the fuel gauge on your vehicle indicates that the tank is empty, you do not criticize the indicator. You receive the information that it has offered you, and you do something about adding more fuel to your tank. Similarly, a negative feeling is an indicator that your current choice of thoughts has you offering a vibration that is so out of harmony with your Source Energy that you are currently disallowing your full connection to that Energy Stream. (You could say your tank is reaching empty.) Your emotions do not create, but they do indicate what you are currently attracting. If your emotions are helping you know that your choice of thoughts is not taking you in the direction that you desire to go, then do something about that: Replenish your connection by choosing better-feeling thoughts." ~  Esther & Jerry Hicks from Ask and It Is Given

That's really cool. A big theme of the great book, Ask and It Is Given, is the fact that our feelings are a wonderful guidance system to check in and see how closely aligned we are to Source Energy (or Spirit, the Tao, God, whatever you call it!).

Are you depressed and feeling hopeless? Um... That's a pretty good (actually, make that a definitive) indicator that your "Source Energy tank is on empty" and you need to fill up with some more positive thoughts to get yourself more closely aligned with source!

Are you overflowing with enthusiasm mixed with a joyful desire to create and to serve??!? BINGO!!! That, my friends, is the perfect indicator you are aligned. Your tank is full. You're ready for a great trip with nothing to worry about! GOD is in the house. (Literally, actually. Did you know the word "enthusiasm" comes from the two little Greek words en and theos? "Enthusiasm" literally means "God within." How cool is that?!?! :)

Alright. All that's exciting. But here's the most powerful part.

Just as you'd never criticize your fuel gauge for telling you that you're running low on gas, don't (ever!) criticize yourself and your emotions for telling you that you're currently running low on good thoughts and Source Energy!

Again, you'd NEVER get upset at your fuel gauge when you see it close to "E." You'd simply pull over to the nearest gas station and fill up with some gas, right?

OK. So, how about this: The next time you're feeling depressed/stressed/angry take a look at your "fuel gauge," notice that you're running a little low on "Source Energy," feel as much gratitude as you can possibly muster (!!!!), and pull over to the next Source Energy "gas station"—whether that's doing some affirmations, going for a run or hike, playing with your baby, doing some volunteer work, dancing to your favorite song, meditating, thinking of all of the things you're grateful for, doing a random act of anonymous kindness...whatever your "gas station" is, fill up with Source Energy and you'll be back on the road in no time!!!!! :)

Fun. :)

(And, a friendly reminder, this is DEFINITELY all (yes, ALL!) supposed to be FUN. (ALL CAPS. :)

-bri

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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