We all have feelings. The continuum is vast. We often feel sorrow long after a tragedy. We often feel joy long after a celebration. Why is this? It’s because we have subconsciously imprinted our feelings based on our past experiences of that feeling. So, if we do this on a subconscious level, can we not Imprint a Feeling on a conscious level? Of course, you can.
Why Imprint a Feeling? It’s important to know that we can consciously accept our emotions and change them as need be. To change them, we need to go within to find a new meaning and feeling for that emotion of the moment. If we have not taken the time to imprint an emotion, then we can not access it. If we have taken the time, then we can access that imprinted feeling when we are experiencing that emotion again and shift it to the positive feeling you have created around it.
To Imprint a Feeling, you simply SIT with the EMOTION and create a meaning around it. Take some time and think about all the emotions you have experienced. One by one sit with that emotion, what it means and how it feels. If it feels yicky, then shift it into a softer feeling. (For example, You lost a loved one and have felt deep sorrow. Go within, feel that emotion, and shift into gratitude for having them in your life and the joy that they brought to you at that time. Sit with the New Feeling and imprint the feeling into yourself.) Do this ~ over time ~ with as many emotions as you can think of. The spectrum goes from love and joy to pain and sorrow and everything in between.
How do you access a Feeling that you have Imprinted? You do it by sitting still and going within to find the imprinted feeling. when you do that the experiential feeling is shifted to your imprinted feeling. The more you practice this, the more you can easily and sometimes effortlessly change your emotions.
I’ll give you two examples:
1) You are at a wedding where you have encountered true bliss. That night you take time to imprint this feeling of utter joy and love into your being. Then, when you want to experience it again, you can switch a joyless experience into joyful by accessing that imprinted feeling.
2) The weather is drizzly and dreary and you feel lonely and sad. You take a moment and go within and accept this feeling and shift it into a time of connecting with self and shift the lonely feeling to one of knowing that you always have your best friend (you) by your side. Then, when lonely and sad affect you again, you can go within and connect with self and support by your side.
I don’t know about you but I surely love taking that lonely and sad feeling and making it ‘softer’ at any given time. I also like taking that Joyful time and taking it to a higher level. You can do this by simply Imprinting a Positive Feeling around all the experiences you have.
Have you ever tried this? What ONE feeling would you like to start with to see how to Imprint a Feeling?