Positive Impulse – VS – Compulsion

by Michael Berry on March 9, 2015

An important distinction for us to gain as we increase understanding and control of our lives is the difference between what we have termed a “Positive-Impulse”, or a subtle impulse in direct alignment with your higher self, and a compulsion. Both of these can direct our lives, but with dramatically different results.

A Positive-Impulse is the influence of a particular feeling or mental state that seems to come from deep inside of us. It is easy to ignore, although we usually do this at our own peril. It pushes us in a particular direction or toward a particular goal. Positive-Impulses originate from our higher self, seeks immediate or long-term gain with respect to the overall physical, emotional and mental health of the individual and in relation to other human beings. Positive-Impulses are many times called intuition or inclinations and are also referred to as our sixth sense. They represent a superior methodology for thoughts, beliefs, decisions and actions we can take.

Conversely, a compulsion is the strong, usually irresistible desire to perform an act, especially one that is irrational or contrary to one’s will. Compulsions seem to have a life of their own and put you at the effect of their power. A compulsion is a lower-self phenomenon because it calls for action immediately, for short-term gain without concern for the long-term ramifications of the act or consideration for others.

Positive-Impulses can be recognized and used for taking action from a pure perspective; compulsions cannot. Positive-Impulses can provide great clues and guidance from deep within our selves while compulsions are unhealthy and unhelpful. Positive-Impulses are evolutionary, compulsions are not. Knowing the difference allows us to step in and direct our actions in a way that is in line with our higher selves.

The great news is that you need not be at the effect of compulsions. By consistently studying personal development and with the assistance of this blog you will have the tools to easily recognize and reduce any compulsion you might feel.

Many of you, especially those currently identifying closely with your higher self, are already familiar with Positive-Impulses and act on them daily. You enjoy the benefits of your higher-self intelligence. The good news is there will always be more – the source for Positive-Impulse is actually infinite – so develop your awareness and keep acting upon them. Your results will show continued improvement.

It is instructive to understand the lower self believes, feels and understands compulsion as their will and since any of their success in life is chalked up to luck or cheating, their own ability to take proactive, productive actions in their life has already been completely invalidated. The negative consequences brought about by indulging in their compulsions are invisible to them. They lose all sense of good judgment in that particular area of life (and related areas). Fortunately, as you continue your journey in your personal development some of you will start identifying with your extreme lower self point of view and  will have the realization necessary to put all of this in perspective and the higher self point of view will come into view. This is a real possibility for those who follow through and get the result.

Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

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Jane Araguel November 11, 2011 at 3:27 am

Compulsion does not let us do what we want or desire to do. It is important to let our positive impulses to drive us instead of compulsion. If you are compelled to do something you may do it but in real sense you are not even interested in it but when you have positive impulse then you do something out of your free will.

Michael Berry November 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

As always you’re right on track Jane.

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