The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Say It If You Would - With Feeling

Do you know that when you have a feeling of gratitude or appreciation or happiness for another person or towards another person that these feelings feed you as well as are emanated to them.

It's good to say the words, "Thank you" and mean it with the feelings and it's not necessarily as good to simply say the words without the feeling because that can confuse true communication.

True communication is something whereby one hears what you say not only on the basis of your words but just as important and in many cases much more important on the basis of your feelings that you are experiencing when you say them.

What happens when you say something where your feelings are not corresponding with what you say. In many situations in the polite world of work and so on - not much but perhaps the one that hears you or the many that hear you simply feel that what you're saying is insincere.

What about the situation though that is more important to you - someone perhaps near and dear that you're communicating with that you really want to hear you and to feel that you're sincere.

Practice okay - I'm going to give you a little homework, its been a while since I've done this. Practice on saying, "Thank you." That's all - and see if you can feel thanks - a genuine feeling of thanks. It might be a physical feeling of warmth that you may feel in and around your heart. It might be some other physical feeling but if you don't feel a physical feeling of thanks then you know you've got some practicing to do.

Try other words that would have to do with gratitude and see if you can find that physical feeling in yourself that corresponds with those words that you are saying. This is very important because not only do we wish to communicate in sincerity with others but of course we need more than we know these days to feed ourselves at the same time.

Yes we eat with food - yes, of course and yes others may do kind things for us and that's a comfort but if we do not allow the kindness we do for others to also feed ourselves in this benign benevolent way we are literally saying to our own bodies that we are unworthy. I know you do not wish to give this message to your body and I also believe that you will welcome the opportunity to provide a welcoming to the physical world for others as well as for yourself.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.


David said...

I've been practicing this for the past 9 months or so, and while I have felt uncomfortable for most of the time that I have been practicing, I have for the past couple of months really started to feel comfortable with it.

At the same time, I am a lot more comfortable with who I AM, and thus more accepting & thankful for the good that I give & the gifts that I receive.

Robert Shapiro said...

David, thank you for your comment and sharing your experience.