Negative emotions are low frequency energy currents that pass through the body, and often surface from within the body if they weren’t fully felt and “digested” when they were created. I sometimes feel negative emotions unconnected to thoughts, which surface randomly. They are uncomfortable. But they can also be dispelled. The trick is, don’t let negative emotions go to your head.
It is easy to not want to feel negative energy currents and try to numb them, or come up with various schemes about how to rid yourself of those emotions. When this happens, thoughts end up feeding the negative energy currents with more energy of a like frequency, creating a cycle of negativity within the body. Not only do thoughts create more negative emotions, but they also prevent them from being dispelled.
When I feel negative energy rising up within me I find the most helpful way through it is allowing myself to feel the emotions fully. I let myself sit with them. It is not comfortable, but it is also not difficult when I tell myself that it is okay to feel negative emotions. There is nothing inherently wrong with feeling “bad.” I give myself permission to feel what I’m feeling, without trying to explain it away or come up with a solution.
Negative emotions are just another frequency of energy we can experience. So I let myself have the experience. By accepting what I’m feeling in the moment, space is created around the emotions. I don’t give more energy to the negativity by wrapping myself up in it, and letting it feed my thoughts. Instead of becoming the negative emotions, I experience them. (This didn’t happen overnight, it is an ongoing practice!)
As an energy current, negative emotions naturally try to feed and grow, but this can be prevented by retaining the awareness that they don’t actually help. I know that feeling bad isn’t going to make me feel better, or improve my circumstances. Only high frequency energy can take me where I want to go. So even as I’m feeling the emotions fully, I am aware that I needn’t let it go to my head, because after they pass through I will once more be on my way to feeling peaceful. One of the most life changing observations I learned from Tolle is that behind all negative emotions is the belief that they will somehow get you what you want. But they can only feed on the same low frequency of energy that they are, and cannot improve your circumstances. What happens when you have a surge of negative emotions? Does it trigger your thinking mind? Next time you experience a “bad” feeling, see what happens when you allow it to be there. It may pass through quicker than you think.