Emotional intelligence requires self awareness
Rollin McCraty from HeartMath Institute has a great question for himself at the end of the day, “What did I feed the field today”? He is referring of course to the idea that we have a significant impact on our world through the energy field— that it matters what we put out in terms of our focus—for us and for others. This is a great question to ask at anytime of the day to help keep us focused on where we are at and where we need to adjust…not out of harsh self criticism or judgement just simple awareness.
Emotional Intelligence Includes Understanding Impact of Emotion
Thoughts, emotions and feelings of all types are a major part of our human experience. We have a wide range of emotions. We are meant to feel. Our problems do not come from feeling emotion but from emotions not being allowed to move freely through our systems.
If we are to be healthy, fully express our authentic nature and bring the best of our selves to the world, then we must know how to let our motions 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 and nervous system into our biochemistry and into 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.
Emotional Intelligence: Differentiating Thought and Feeling
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 feeling 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.
Fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence
Releasing judgment, embracing self compassion, letting go and acceptance are some of the basic building blocks of emotional intelligence.
Practice going inside, grounding your energy ( for more info on grounding click here: https://karenkallie.com/grounding-calmness-change/)and feeling the feeling of surrender, acceptance, letting go and releasing. Through practicing what those concepts feel like in real experience VS thought helps build an inner framework that gives you access to their functioning within your nervous system. You can work this into a daily meditation rather than making it a whole new task to accomplish. Contrary to struggling through the conscious mind, using will power and force, working on issues on the inside accomplishes change with ease —where there is no time and no space, there is magic!
Being able to relax the body and mind is a first step toward successfully using other inner technologies. Relaxation 101 is a great guided meditation that will help you do that. You can find more information on the download or CD here: http://www.livingenergyworks.com/relaxation-101/