Somewhere in your mind, you might be asking the questions: “Why should I care about emotional mastery? Why should I put time, energy and effort in developing my ability to master my emotions?
Well, what if I told you that your life depended on it? That your success in life, your relationships, and your well-being were on the line?
You Are More Than Meets the Eye
Regardless of who you are, have been, or wish to be, you are first and foremost a spiritual being radiating an electromagnetic energy field that is an expression of your current level of emotional mastery – or the lack of it. This energetic field, which is exponentially larger than the one generated by your brain, is composed of subtle, multi-dimensional emotional energy that constantly interacts with everyone you come in contact with, affecting how you relate to others, your job performance, and your overall sense of well-being.
When this field is strong you feel powerful in your body, emotionally confident, and it’s easy to be yourself in front of others. All the resources you need for the manifestation of your vision or goal seem to magically flow your way. You’re always at the right place and the right time doing the right thing. Nothing stresses you and you hardly ever get sick. You feel on top of the world.
But when this field is weak, you feel physically depleted and emotionally depressed. You want to do what is right, but end up doing what you hate. Insignificant situations stress you. A task that would normally take 30 minutes to complete now takes you 3 hours. You get sick more easily and you feel as if you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.
How to Achieve Emotional Mastery
More than a goal or destination, Emotional Mastery is a path towards self-mastery, personal leadership, and spiritual development. This path doesn’t care if you are agnostic, Christian, Muslim, Jew or if you have any other religious affiliation. All the path cares about is that you understand that the emotional energy generated by your heart center creates an energetic field that allows your highest purpose and soul presence to be revealed and manifested.
Emotional mastery, more than the ability to remain calm and centered in what appears to be a chaotic world, is ultimately a reflection of your spiritual maturity and your ability to respond to life from a place of appreciation, compassion, forgiveness, humility, understanding, valor, love, kindness, freedom, truth, harmony and honor.
If you desire to achieve emotional mastery, your first step is assessing your current level of development so that you become aware of where you are along this journey.
Assessing your Current Level of Emotional Mastery
Based on my experience, there are primarily four levels of Emotional Mastery development. The timeframe required to achieve an initial or slight level of emotional mastery for most people is between 3-6 months after conscious, dedicated practice. Following is a brief description of each level.
Like a child who is new to the world or someone who has not yet claimed full responsibility for his/her emotional well-being, most people at this level see themselves as a victim of their emotions and constantly blame others for their current life circumstances. As a result, they feel helpless and are unable to make deep, meaningful and transformative changes in their life.
After spending many years reacting, resisting and blaming others (or life itself) for their circumstances, people at this level have finally come to a place where they are ready to claim a sense of personal responsibility and become a creative force in their life. They are now ready to consciously choose how they want to feel about the events, people, and situations in their life.
People at this level are fully aware that they are far more capable than they realized. They know how to create their reality by the thoughts they have, the emotions they feel and the actions they take. Their good sense of emotional awareness allows them to feel more connected to others, navigate life’s difficulties with greater ease, and bounce back quickly after a major setback.
People at this level know they are part of a Universal creative force which flows through their heart. They experience a sense of unity between heart and mind that allows them to access higher levels of creativity, intuition, and flow. Their strong electromagnetic field allows them to experience greater health, harmonious relationships, and a deep sense of being connected to all of life. As a result, they have a strong desire to make a creative contribution to the world.
Take the Emotional Mastery Assessment
If you would like to know your current level of Emotional Mastery, you can now take my FREE Emotional Mastery Assessment. The results you’ll receive, along with the complimentary training that will follow will help you:
- Experience greater mental and emotional health
- Have more energy and feel optimistic about life
- Improve all your existing relationships
The Path towards Emotional Mastery, despite its challenges, is ultimately a very rewarding journey. Follow it with commitment and dedication and it will lead you to discovering and living your highest purpose.
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From my heart to yours.
Heart Intelligence Coach
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