Emotional intelligence is an important skill that is one of the cornerstones of a productive, meaningful and rewarding life. Emotional intelligence affects our health, wealth, personal and professional relationships.
The Impact of Thought and Emotion
Thoughts, emotions and feelings of all types are a major part of our human experience. They (along with free will and judgment) differentiate us from animals and other life forms.
As humans, we have a wide range of emotions. We are meant to feel. If we are to be healthy, fully express our authentic nature and bring the best of our selves to the world, then we must be emotionally intelligent which includes not only appropriate expression of feelings, but also the ability to let emotions move fluidly and easily through our systems and not repress them or get stuck in them!
Knowing how to work positively with all our emotions builds our energy and helps us move more rapidly and simply toward the lives we desire. We hold memory all throughout our body-mind … no experience escapes our notice. Our life experience is imprinted through our energy–our chakra and meridian networks-into the nervous system which in turn triggers our biochemistry that affects the cells and organs of our body.
Thoughts and feelings affect the energy throughout all our systems, but perhaps most important is how they connect deeply in the heart and help shape our experience of the world. Our thoughts and feelings are two primary ways we manage our energy, but they don’t necessarily always work in unison.
We are very capable of thinking one thing and feeling another. We can “know” something in our mind and experience it a totally different way in our heart and body.
Cellular memory is imprinted more through how we feel about something than through how we think about it or how we rationalize it. As a result, we have the feeling police deep inside: the body knows your truth! This is why it is so critical to clear the patterns and beliefs of the past not because we are bad or have sinned and need to set our records straight, but because through our lack of knowledge and awareness, we have created obstacles that block our health, well- being and happiness.
Developing our emotional intelligence is well worth the effort in order to bring success and happiness to all facets of our lives. Using mind-body tools and energy practices are the most efficient way to work with emotional intelligence whether we are looking to erase old patterns or install new more productive patterns.
What are useful approaches that you use to connect with and process emotions?