By Aimee Mosco
“Science has confirmed that we are empathic by nature. Even if you do not identify this quality in yourself, it is present to a degree, which means you feel some part of what others around you feel.” – Daily Agreements, Guidelines & Intentions by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson, page 83.
Have you ever been in a crowd of people and felt the charge of an emotion that didn’t seem to come from within you?
This “infiltration” happens naturally and with regularity whether you are aware of it or not. If you are not identifying the emotions as belonging to others, you are likely mistaking them for your own!
Empathy is a double-edged sword. It can lift your mood to feel joyful emotions generated by another person or group, but it can motivate you to behave in unsavory ways if you are carried by an emotional undertow of anger. If you have witnessed a crowd at a sporting event excitedly cheering for their team, you probably noticed others joining in as they rode the wave of collective excitement. If you have ever seen footage of an angry mob rioting and looting, you probably noticed how participants fed on the negativity.
A whole communication network exists beyond what we see and hear. It’s human nature to use it to send and receive unspoken communications. This network, which we unintentionally make use of every day as individuals and collective groups, processes the subtle energy of thoughts and conveys the energy of feelings. It’s like a silent, invisible social media! We are all members, we are all tapped in, and we are all communicating through it with one another.
If you want to plant the seeds of change and you don’t know where or how to begin, know that it takes little effort for you to manage your unspoken communications and use this network to influence those around you with great effectiveness.
Try this: The next time you go to a social function or find yourself in the company of a crowd, focus your attention on something that, in your opinion, would raise humanity to new heights. (For example; demonstrations of compassion between and among human beings.) Think about how you would model that for others. See yourself giving a hug to another person in that crowd or paying a compliment to a stranger to lift her up. Tap into the emotions you feel when you demonstrate compassion for others. Have the intent to communicate the essence of your thoughts and emotions through this network. Use this network as a mindful influencer intentionally planting the seeds of change.
In my pursuit to help you align with love, I invite you to join Facebook group Evolve through Love hosted by Elizabeth Scarcella, BB Ingle and me. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/evolvethroughlove/ and share with us the seeds you plant.
Aimee Mosco is an Author, Intuitive Channel, Spiritual Teacher and Co-Founder of Intentional Healing Systems, LLC. Aimee’s passion for helping others inspired her book “Gratitude + Forgiveness x (LOVE) = Happiness”. For more information, find Aimee at www.ihsunity.com