In last week’s article, I talked about how negative emotions like jealousy and envy affect our energy and sabotage our manifestation efforts. This week, I want to provide some practical tips on how to recognize and root out these emotions when they do come up, and replace them with positive emotions like confidence, worthiness, security, and self-love instead.
Step 1- Acknowledge the emotion.
Don’t get frustrated or upset when you find yourself feeling envious or resentful of what someone else has. It’s a natural emotion, and the fact that you are even conscious of it is a huge step in the right direction (some people are so accustomed to subtle negative emotion that they have trouble even identifying a feeling like jealousy). When it comes up, acknowledge it and feel appreciation that it is signaling something important to you about your own belief system.
Step 2- Identify the root cause / underlying belief behind the emotion.
Contrary to popular belief, the root cause of jealousy is not the object of the jealousy (in other words, the other person or what they have). Jealousy stems from a negative core belief about oneself. Some common negative (and incorrect) core beliefs are things like:
I am not worthy of getting what I want.
The Universe / God is not supporting me.
I have to work harder than other people to get what I want, and fortune is rarely on my side.
The other person got what they have through some dubious means, or just got lucky, and is actually not worthy either.
When you feel jealous, check yourself and see if at the core you believe things similar to this. Bring each belief to the surface and root out each belief, one by one. How do you do that?
Step 3- Replace a negative core belief with a positive truth.
Once you recognize that the statements above are false, and just a symptom of a lack of self-worth and confidence, you can begin to replace them. Remember, you are God or Consciousness in a physical form. There is nothing that you cannot do, be, or have- you simply have to learn to align your thoughts and energy frequency with the frequency of what you want. That’s all the other person is doing as well; it’s not magic- they’ve simply tapped into a positive energy frequency and held their focus there. Here are some positive truths that replace the old low frequency thoughts you were holding:
I am Consciousness in physical form and worthy of all the good things in life. I am deserving by the simple fact that I exist.
I am capable of attracting what I want into my life, and the Universe always has my back.
I inherently know how to love and be loved.
Other people’s success is evidence of the truth of these laws, and gives me hope and inspiration of what is possible in my own life.
While some of these statements may feel a little far-fetched at first (especially if you’re a chronically negative or pessimistic person or you’ve held negative core beliefs for a long time), know that they are truths. The more you begin to acknowledge these truths in your own life, the more they will start making themselves self-evident in your daily experience and help you in creating the life you want.