Posted in Awareness, Life, Self help

Discordant Emotions and Seed Thoughts

Picture from my adventures along the Nevada’n highways ❤️

Not too long ago I’ve written about a book from Danielle MacKinnon called Soul Contracts. In that post I talked about your support network, understanding the bigger picture, our connection to source, the need for safety and our root belief system. I would like to revisit this post and dig a little deeper. I have a feeling it needs more clarification for understanding how things come to be.

Let’s start with Seed Thoughts.

According to MacKinnon a Seed Thought is an original thought you had about yourself (usually accompanied by intense negative emotions called Discordant Emotions) that you planted in your soul, rather than experiencing it and growing from it. This thought was created by a life experience, something you, yourself experienced. Something, or someone made you feel extremely negative about yourself and whatever was said or done hit to the core. You came to believe how the world made you feel, and it has now become a Seed Thought (how you view yourself) that is stored within your soul. It will remain there, and it will trigger from time to time as similar experiences arise. The cycle repeats until you experience this Discordant Emotion and face it.

Facing past trauma is extremely painful for many, and it means you will have to revisit that very experience that made you feel this hurt. You will have to identify the negative emotions that you adapted about yourself, why and how they came to be, and you will have to address a dose of self doubt, fear, and uncertainty. Only by pinpointing the event and working through it, including the feelings, the emotions and the experience, coming to terms and understanding why you experienced it the way you did, will eventually allow you to put in the work, face the demons, and release this energy for good. Only then will you be in a position to let go of it and become free.

What about Discordant Emotions? These are the intensely negative emotions you felt at the time when you embedded your Seed Thought into your soul. These emotions are embedded with your Seed Thought, and those too, are here to stay. They are the reason as to why you continue to re-experience them as an adult, until you learn to release them.

Most people are surprised to find how many Discordant Energies they carry with them. Worry, anxiety, stress, depression, and fear are the most common, but most people attract other types as well. Can you identify any of these emotions within yourself?

Perhaps this post sheds a little more light and understanding on this complex subject. Perhaps we can be a little gentler on ourselves and meet ourselves with more compassion and empathy. 🙏🏼 I think you are doing amazing and you know I’m right 😉💙


We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

10 thoughts on “Discordant Emotions and Seed Thoughts

  1. The minute I started to read this, I thought of mum. Instantly, my body got tight and I was angry. And I stopped, after reading and before typing here, to forgive her once more for not being the mom I needed.

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    1. I can understand that and it took me awhile to understand and forgive as well. We both didn’t have the mom we needed. Just imagine, perhaps they knew and struggled with it as well. Unable to admit it, unable to tell us, too proud to ask for help. After all they were the adult who were suppose to know, right?

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      1. I hear you and it feels as if that generation had such a hard time to lower their wall. It’s sad how much pain is caused because of stubbornness and an unwillingness to take a closer look at themselves. On top of how many precious years get lost in the meantime. 😞 hugs

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  2. Ah, those lovely holding patterns in life…but when we understand them they are replaced by that love and happiness we have ever looked for. Not realising they are sitting inside us waiting to be broken free.
    Great post dear lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  3. Thank you for this concise review of a concept I was curious about.
    I wish to congratulate you : you’re so young, still you’ve already learned so much. And I can see you know why. I’m amazed how you already are able to see the gift in the toughest experiences, it took me longer than you. We definitely are soul brothers/sisters. Obviously you know it, but still I want to tell you : keep this way, you’re on the right track. Thank for that great job. You actually inspire other people.
    Benoa, from France

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    1. You are too kind my friend and I thank you for your kind words. They truly mean a lot. I can’t help but wonder that you might think I am much younger then I’m actually are. I take it as a compliment 🙏🏼
      I surely had my trials and experiences over several decades like many of us and here is to brother-sisterhood and being a light for each other. Thank you for reading and many blessings. Hugs


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