|Posted by croonprince on March 9, 2010 at 11:08 AM|
For many of us around the planet, it looks like spring has sprung! How inspiring and stimulating this time of year can be. The idea of renewal and casting off lethargy, winter clothes is elating. Visions of hiking and swimming and being out in nature are flooding through my CONSCIOUSNESS and I can't wait to enjoy them. As we finish up this 12 part discussion on CONSCIOUSNESS, I want to remind everyone that everything we experience comes from our thoughts. There is neither "wrong" nor "right" with this - things are as we create them CONSCIOUSLY or unCONSCIOUSLY at each moment and we can decide if what we are creating suits us or if it does not. We always have a choice. To explore this further, below is a teaching from someone whose CONSCIOUS, clarity and compassion I admire very much named Guy Finley. Many of you know and love what this man has to share with us. And after you read Guy's lesson, do take a look at the final chapter of Louise Hays wonderful program "You Can Heal Your Life" below. I'll be be bakc with more discourses soon!
HOW TO END THE STORM BEFORE IT BEGINS
Before we can learn to free ourselves from our own fearful reactions to unwanted events, we must realize just how worthless fear actually is -- especially when we turn to it to protect us from what are essentially bad dreams wrought from the darkened works of our own imagination! When it comes to these stormy moments in life, what we resist always persists. In truth, it is our not wanting to be in a psychological storm that produces the very storm of unwanted feelings that we don't want!
One of the things that makes uncertain times so hard to bear is the flood of fearful feelings that seems to travel with them, like hard rains we are sure will soon fall from a distant, dark cloud on the horizon. But such fear is neither a natural nor necessary part of uncertainty, and this you can prove to yourself if you're willing to be a conscious storm watcher.
What does it mean to be a storm watcher? Whenever conditions occur that look like they are front-runners of a storm of some kind, choose in that same moment to sit back and become quietly aware of yourself. Watch how the newly formed, agitated thoughts and feelings within you want to drag you into dark imaginings in order to produce the storm clouds of some scary "maybe." Each time you can awaken yourself from this self-produced nightmare and pull the curtains closed on its performance, you will reclaim your natural confidence and calm. Now let's gather these last two lessons together for the third and main point of this study section.
Just as the eye of a hurricane doesn't exist without the great winds that circle it, neither does that dark or troubled sense of "I" exist as the temporary center of our struggling self without all of the negative thoughts whirling around it. We already know that the conditions that produce physical storms always pass naturally, and that when they are gone, so too is the storm they produced. Now it's time for us to learn that the same holds true for any of the psychological storms that shake us. Not only can we discover the secret of how to let any of these inner storms pass through us without fearing them, but also if we will do our part in waking up to, and letting go of, the unconscious conditions within us that create these storms, then we have learned the secret of how to end any storm before it begins!
-- Guy Finley
FINAL CHAPTER OF LOUISE HAY'S PROGRAM
"You Can Heal Your Life"