My husband is an engineer. He sees the world through an engineer’s mind. The way I see it, aerospace engineering is more of a way of thinking about the world than it is an occupation.
So when I talk to Bruce (my husband) about metaphysical things like God and the Holy Spirit and emotions and behaviors, and then, in the same conversation, apply the laws of thermodynamics and even quantum mechanics, we can find our conversation going really deep.
He helps me keep it real. Okay, honest. He keeps me really honest.
You can’t just use scientific terms and not know what they really mean – I mean I know that people DO that – we’ve all seen it and heard it. But you can’t do it (and get away with it) if you’re talking to an engineer.
The first law of thermodynamics is this:
Within a given system, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be transferred or transformed.
Now, walk with me for a moment and think about the energy you get from your emotions. When you’re having strong emotions like anger, fear, joy, excitement… Think about what this first law of thermodynamics means for your emotions. In physics when we talk about a system, there’s an inside and an outside. And there’s an open and closed system.
From physics we learn that energy can only be transferred to some other system or changed from one form to another.
So for your emotions, the energy from your emotions isn’t created or destroyed – but it can be TRANSFERRED from one system to another and can also be TRANSFORMED.
Do you see how useful this is?
You can actually apply this law of physics to your emotions.
You see, your emotions are what propel you to do anything you do. Good and bad. Thoughts and emotions become behaviors.
You can’t get rid of your emotions – and you wouldn’t want to. Even if you’re depressed, anxious, angry – those emotions are part of the human experience.
But you don’t want them to get stuck inside of you, either.
You just have to learn how to process them through the body. Imagine the body as the closed system and the emotion as the energy that you want to move or transform.
If you’re stuck in a pattern of long-held negative emotion like anxiety, depression, fear – and you don’t want to be – you can transform that emotion into something else.
Emotions provide the energy that fuels your behavior.
How do you think the first law of thermodynamics would apply to personal transformation?
The first law tells us that we can transfer or transform energy by applying heat and work.
Now think about the behaviors you have in response to the emotions you feel. Some of the big, sticky emotions are shame, anger, anxiety, and fear. What if you could learn how to get these unstuck from you? Wouldn’t that be cool? Wouldn’t that make your life better?
So many of the destructive behaviors that you have are actually because of these sticky emotions. The emotions become triggers for you – you don’t like the emotions – maybe you were told as a child (or you understood you parents to say) that being angry is bad, and so you feel shame whenever you’re really angry and so instead of dealing with the anger you reach for the sweet food, the bread, the wrong guy, the glass of wine…
You might think you can DIY this and work through shame and other sticky emotions on your own, and it IS something you need to get started on, but it’s pretty much impossible to work through this on your own. It’s not only difficult to look at the parts of yourself you don’t like, because its unpleasant. But emotions like shame try to hide.
With a coach, a counselor, a mentor, a guide, you can safely transform these destructive emotions that keep you from acting on behalf of your higher self into more positive, high vibrational energy that heats you up from the inside and inspires you to do the work you need to do to transform your life.
If you’re ready to change, reach out to me via email. Let’s talk about how you can get the help you need to have the healthy life you want.
You’re all invited to the Sunday afternoon conference calls that I just started offering to my online community. Send me an email so that I can send you all the information for you to join in the call. It starts with about 20-30 minutes of information and then we have time for questions and answers. When you send me an email, ask specifically for information to participate in the Sunday afternoon call.
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I’d love to hear from you and see you on the next Sunday call.