What Negative Emotion Really Means

By Kathrine  Corbin

“When you feel negative emotion,it always means there is a desire within you that you are contradicting with some other thought.”– Abraham-Hicks

It had been a wonderful Thanksgiving in every way. The weather was gorgeous and clear, in the high 60’s. The food was abundant and delicious. Friends and family were joyful and appreciative. Truly a stellar Thanksgiving!

And that’s why I was so surprised to wake up the next day feeling awful. I mean gnarly. What the &%#@)?

For reasons that passeth understanding, my vibration was through the floor. Worst feelings ever – not good enough, worthless, blah blah blah!

For a while, I was tempted to believe all those terrible feelings. Negative emotions can be awfully persuasive, can’t they?

Until I remembered that bad feeling emotions are messengers bringing us information about where our vibration is.

And they’re not to be believed or acted upon.

In a higher vibration, those lousy feelings are simply not available to us. In a higher vibration, we’re not a vibrational match to the yuck.

Remembering that, I was able to confidently say to myself, “Don’t go there! Those bad feelings are informing you that your vibration is low.”

That’s all that’s happening here.

Negative emotion means:

  • We’re in a state of resistance [and resistance stops desires in their tracks.]
  • We’re currently focused on what we don’t wantand are, therefore, in the process of attracting what we don’t want.
  • We’re thinking thoughts that restrict our natural flow of Well-Being.
  • We’ve wandered away from the Source perspective.

Negative emotion says, “Hey, sorry to bother you, I’m here to let you know you’ve put up a great big roadblock between you and your happiness and, oh, yeah, that roadblock keeps all your desires at bay. In case you were interested.”

It’s really not a bad thing (although it sure feels bad). It’s actually our friend. It gives us feedback – like when we touch a hot stove.

Although we appreciate the feedback from a hot stove, we often undervalue the message we receive from those negative feelings.

Negative emotion gets a bad rap. At first, we want to shoot the messenger.

Until we realize we both want and need the information it has for us.

It’s a perfect system. When our vibration is low, we experience emotions that feel bad. End of story.

So, really, isn’t it perfect that negative emotion feels bad? Since we want more than anything to feel good, feeling bad definitely gets our attention.

It’s a wake up call. “Hey, buddy, you’re doing it again. Thought you’d like to know.”

Knowing the value and purpose of our negative feelings, let’s see if we can accept them as the messengers they are.

And let’s refuse to feed them with our attention and focus.

And, no matter what, let’s avoid beating up on ourselves for feeling negative emotion. OK?


Kathrine Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her three ebooks – “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire;” “Manifesting from the Inside Out with the Law of Attraction;” and “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her ebook “Magical Musings on the LOA,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.