Abraham teaches that each of us have an internal guidance system: our emotions. The better we feel, the more in alignment we are with who we want to be.
The concept makes sense, especially after seeing the evidence in my own life experience. The better I feel, the easier my life is, the more fun I have, and the faster I get the things I want.
I know in my heart that I am a perfect being who can be or do or have ANYTHING I want. All I have to do is have a desire and trust that my emotions will guide me towards the manifestation of that desire. So why don't I have everything I want yet? Today I identified a few thought patterns that had been holding me back.
I still cared about what other people thought.
Every single time I'm wishy washy or indecisive, I know that it's because I'm caring about someone else's opinion. It might feel mean or rude to disregard what everyone else thinks, but only I can know what's best for me! Besides, since all of my reality is just a reflection of my thoughts anyway, I'm creating what other people think about me. If I don't think about what they think about, they're not doing much thinking about me in the first place!
I let my routines trump my emotions.
Just because I often like to do certain things, like eat a specific breakfast or write at a particular time, doesn't mean that I always have to do it like that. A routine can be a blessing when it stops me from negative thought patterns, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't think about how something feels before I do it. Always question your routine! There are a billion other things you could do that might feel better!
I allowed my desires to guide my actions.
At times I've made decisions based on whether or not I thought the outcome would bring me closer to the manifestation of my desires. Although this might make logical sense, it totally interfered with my emotional guidance system.
For example, I want to design a new thought direction tool. When I had some spare time today, I tried to force myself to work on it even though it wasn't feeling very good. Instead of trusting the universe to inspire my work and bring me the perfect solution, I attempted to physically "make" it happen.
A better method for creation is having the desire to create, then releasing the desire completely, trusting the ideal circumstances will coalesce effortlessly. Then follow your emotions towards the next-better-feeling thought or action. You'll be feeling so good doing what your emotions led you to that the perfect idea will strike, guaranteed!