The Power of Positive Feelings

You feel powerful and strong. You feel an energy inside you that says "I am here to do something great!" You feel yourself walk into any situation, confident and at peace. You feel successful.

Ah, how good it feels!

Have you ever noticed that we ask each other, "How are you feeling today?" I have never met anyone who asked me, "How are you thinking today John?"

Why is this?

Perhaps it is because how we feel is how we live. If I feel miserable, my life reflects that misery. If I feel confident, then I act confident and I attract into my life that which I desire because I feel I deserve it.

In every moment, you and I feel something. And these feelings we have shape our destiny. Notice I write "these feelings we have". Feelings do not have us; we have feelings.

Most personal development focuses on thinking. Change your thinking and you change your life. I agree, but thinking arises from feeling. If I am holding tension in my body, if I feel tense, then my thinking is shaped by tension. And I react accordingly.

That tension is the result of accumulated thoughts and feelings. And the more thoughts that accumulate, the greater the tension (also known as stress) until ultimately I make myself ill; both physically and mentally.

Positive thinking is a great idea, but it has limitations, does it not? Can you tell me what your next thought will be? Not without thinking about it! And by the time you have come up with an answer your mind has already moved on to something else.

Plus all thoughts are found in the past. One cannot think in this moment. One can only experience this moment and it is this moment and the succession of this moment that make your life. Right now, plus right now, plus right now, equal your life and the results you create.

To make a change in how you experience and what you do with "right now" you must act on the feeling level to make true changes. And by changing how you feel right now, you change your destiny.

We all know of this power. It is a power we are born with that becomes discarded when we are told to stop feeling and start thinking. All limitations exist only in our thinking, yet that is exactly what everyone is telling us to do! Get an education and learn your limits!

If you have ever watched a young child develop, you will notice how they do not accept "no" for an answer. Failure does not stop us until we learn that failure means something bad. We then spend the rest of our life trying to reprogram our mind with clichés about how failure is the foundation of success, but do we really believe it? As children we fall, we hurt, we let the feeling go and we take off running again. As adults we fall, we hurt, and we tell stories about it for the rest of our life to anyone who will listen!

If you want to achieve a breakthrough in any area of your life, stop trying to reprogram your mind and notice how you feel. When you set a goal, notice the feelings that arise for you. Fear? Anxiety? Doubt? They are nothing more than feelings; electro-chemical impulses.

The good news? You can learn to let these feelings go and when you do, your potential has new life and it expands beyond the limits of thought. You feel a new energy when you realize all that prevents you from having all that you desire are these feelings which you have chosen to hold on to because you think, yes you think, they serve you in some way.

No analyzing is necessary, nor programming or re-programming, nor words; just feelings. Powerful feelings.

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The Success Solution: How You May be Preventing Your Own Success

Recently I worked with a client who found himself in a couple of situations many of us have either experienced, or fear experiencing.  He called me, feeling down, frustrated and anxious about his future.  In the same week, he was laid off at work and experienced the end of a six-year relationship.  Ouch!

As we explored his situation, we discovered a couple of things.  First, he really didn’t like his job and it was not leading him towards the financial success he desired.  And second, the relationship that ended was an unhappy one for quite some time.  Yet, he wanted to hold on to both of them and felt upset over what had occurred.

You see, many of us find ourselves in similar situations in life.  We have something that isn’t quite what we want, but if we were to lose it great fear and insecurity arises.


There are two forces that drive your life and prevent you from really having what you desire: Attachments and aversions.

We become attached to what is comfortable for us; things that give us a false sense of having what we want; things that temporarily make us feel better for brief moments only to leave us feeling rotten later.  These attachments can include unfulfilling jobs, relationships that lack passion, bad habits such as smoking or overeating, and thousands of other possibilities. 

Our attachments often prevent us from making the space in our life to have what we really desire.  If life is a buffet, we have our plates full of food we don’t really like meaning there isn’t any room for dessert. 

Hanging on to that unfulfilling job for its false sense of security prevented this man from finding work he feels excited about doing – or starting a business of his own.  His attachment to the mediocre relationship prevented him from exploring new possibilities and meeting someone who really loved him, and someone he really loved in turn.

We he saw this for himself, his energy took a dramatic turn in the positive direction.  He saw new opportunity in his life instead of fear and loss.  This one simple realization could likely change the course of his entire life.

We also have aversions.  These are the things in life that feel uncomfortable to us.  It could be making an important phone call, or asking out someone we are really attracted to, or getting in front of a room and sharing our brilliance.  Aversions prevent us from moving forward, taking action and manifesting what we desire.  Aversions prevent you from acting on your immense potential.

What are attachments and aversions and how can we overcome them?

Attachments and aversions are nothing more than feelings.  Many of us say “I am frustrated”, but the truth is “I feel frustrated”.  I am having a feeling; I am not the feeling. 

There is a wonderful technique called the Sedona Method that teaches a simple set of techniques that allow us to effortlessly “let go” of any unwanted thought or feeling – any attachment or aversion.  With these blocks removed, you will feel more confidence, more at ease and more willing to take the bold actions that produce success.

We can fight and struggle and force our way to success.  We really can.  I know.  I have done it.  But ultimately it is a hard, stressful, frustrating journey.  I think you know what I mean.  

Or we can learn to easily overcome the resistance that creates a flow to life.  When we overcome our attachments and aversions, we become truly free to be, do and have whatever we desire.  It’s easy.  It really is.

I encourage you to learn more about any program that teaches you to “let go”.  It is the most powerful personal development tool I have ever learned.  My favorite program on the market is the Sedona Method course – the original and still the best program of its kind.  The link below offers a free newsletter to learn more, and you can also order a free introductory tape that includes a demonstration of one of the basic releasing techniques they teach.  I encourage you to experience this program for yourself and discover the exhilarating possibility of true freedom from your attachments and aversions.

Wishing you all the success and abundance you can allow into your life,

John R. Barker

To learn more about the Sedona Method Program, click here.

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