This is the fifth in a series of eight articles based on The Eight Principles of Inner Peace as channeled by the Light Collective through renowned intuitive Kathryn Harwig. These principles are simple, yet profound, and apply to all beings in the cosmos. The essence of all eight principles is inner peace, and personal empowerment - the powerful ability of humans to create the world of their choosing.

Previously I discussed Principle Four, You Create With Your Thoughts, which is the first step in a two-step process of manifesting what you want. Principle five, You Activate Your Thoughts With Your Emotions, is the second step.

Once you have stated clearly what you want, go to step two - activate those thoughts with your emotions. You can create, but unless you activate it is very similar to making a car but not putting fuel in it. You have a car, but the car has no motion, it can’t work. Emotions are the fuel that activates your thoughts.

It’s important to keep your emotions love based because love is a natural is much more powerful than fear based emotions. Imagine how you will feel when you have what you desire. Relax and picture in your mind what you desire. Experience it fully with your mental senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Feel with your emotions how wonderful what you want will look, sound, feel, taste and smell. Feel gratitude for all you have. Positive, loving emotions are the fuel that will bring you what you desire.

To manifest, you must tell the universe what you want, and you must make sure you believe you can manifest and receive what you want. You may need to make affirmation statements such as, “I am powerful and can create with my love based thoughts and emotions”, and state your desire each morning and evening so that your subconscious will believe it.

You don’t have to be concerned with how you will receive what you desire. Allow the universe with its’ intelligence and organizing power to do it for you. Remember, you are powerful - you create your world with your thoughts and emotions, the Divine has provided enough of everything you need, and the universe always supports you. Act and feel as though you have already received what you desire. Your love based emotions of trust and faith will assist in creating what you desire.

Action may be required on your part. Be alert to opportunities and actions you may need to take. If the action is in line with what you desire, it will feel joyous.

Just as we create our world as individuals, we also create our world as soul collectives. We work with our soul collective to come up with a common plan that will enhance the growth of all in the collective. The current changes taking place on earth at this time are the result of soul collective action that began in the late sixties with a shift in consciousness. Some people began to realize that violence is not a means to solve problems. 2012 will be a changed time for our planet. It will not necessarily be negative. Much of the change will be emotional and spiritual, and not so much physical.

In the sixties I was in college and was part of the shift in consciousness that began then. As the years went by I became disillusioned with the growing materialism and greed. I am now excited to see that the shift that began during this time is continuing and we are moving towards a more equal, loving, peaceful society. The changes we are going through to get there are often painful, but remembering and practicing The Eight Principles will help us through the transition

Author's Bio: 

Dorothy Lee - an author, educator, speaker and trainer - is the founding Director of “Spiritual Insights,” an educational cooperative whose sole purpose is to help spiritual seekers live in joy through inner peace and personal empowerment. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Guidance & Counseling, and has completed post-graduate work in Psychology. A retired teacher, she is now a presenter at conferences throughout the country, including the Edge Life Expos. She is the author of Invest In Joy and The 8 Principles to Inner Peace. Visit Contact her at:, or call 763-497-0549.