The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Ester and Jerry Hicks is part of the Teachings of Abraham series. It carries a very simple message, if you are feeling any resistance, you are going the wrong way.
They use the metaphor of a rower trying to row upstream. Feel the resistance. Now lift the oars and allow the boat to be transported downstream, by the current.
They list numerous common experiences, from a life-threatening diagnosis, losing weight, family members at war, Alzheimer’s, unhappy at work, can’t find a partner, and focus on the language of the situation and the resistance (‘upstream’), gently moving to ‘downstream’ language and thought patterns.
By emotionally engaging with life experience and feeling the upstream sensation, this simple technique opens the door to who you really are and ‘vibrational alignment’, and with that, everything you want to do, be or have, because there is no longer any resistance. So simple.
Since reading this unchallenging read, I have become much more aware of my body’s response, the ‘something doesn’t feel right’ emotion, that has made its presence felt in a broad raft of circumstances, alerting me to an ‘upstream’ belief or thought. This too is starting to feed into my unconscious critiquing of my ongoing work. I am at the early stages, ‘that area doesn’t look right’. I still have a long way to go to work out why, but it is a start.