Personal power is not often linked to the types of feelings that we have. In fact, most people would rather not acknowledge their feelings at all, which is unfortunate as research has shown that the magnetic energy of feelings is 5,000 times greater than that of thought. Our culture overemphasizes thinking and underestimates the power of feeling.

Feelings are the fuel for our passion and can make or break if we arrive to our destination of preference. The quality of feeling is what matters. Feelings are the result of emotion, and emotion is essentially either love or fear. Another way of saying this is that emotion is based in perception and it is either from love or fear; this then triggers the physiologic process that follows in the brain.

If your emotion is fear, you will trigger feelings such as envy, jealousy and self-rejection. If it is love, you will have variants of the opposite, such as generosity, appreciation and self-love/acceptance. Do you realize that negative emotion cannot only contribute to ill health in a huge way, but it can also rob you of achieving your dreams and goals? Not only that, it’s an energy drainer and can create lack of clarity that will derail you in your everyday action taking.

You will waste focus, energy and creativity, instead of staying clear on your own marketing and relationship building. It’s a total waste of time, as ruminating about someone else’s success will not get you any closer to your own and can create “dis-ease” in your own body. It is far more harmful than most people realize.

Granted, none of us are free of fear at all times. What matters is your courage to be willing to feel and to learn how to retrain your brain to stop repressing these negative feelings so that you can release them from your body and start to create a positive and productive feeling habit. There are fairly easy ways of doing this now. When you are full of positive feeling energy as I mentioned above, you are also more likely to develop an attitude of gratitude, inner peace and receive more inspirational divine ideas.

You are more likely to shine with charisma and attract others to support you in your dreams and goals so you would not even need to bother wasting your time carrying envy, jealousy and fueling your inner critic. This is vital in this current business and social climate as people become more intuitive and aware of the “vibe” of others. When you learn how to go within and reconnect with your true inner personal power, you have no need to compare yourself to others, as you will value who you really are and what you can contribute. In fact you will see a whole new world as your perception expands the vision for your life.

The creation and fear of “negative” feelings is a brain-based perceptual issue as science is revealing how we assign the meaning to who we think we are and to our experiences.

Author's Bio: 

Valencia Ray, M.D. teaches business owners and corporate leaders how their amazing brain can actually hijack personal power -- not in the abstract, but in the context of integrating business and personal life. Dr. Ray, a board-certified eye surgeon and medical business owner for over 20 years before selling her practice, shares her own life changing process. By sharing her story, she helps others to expand their vision and learn that by living with purpose and confidence, it is possible to have a more integrated, healthier lifestyle – with less struggle, more inner peace and more abundance.

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