A friend just deposited a brilliant insight on my waking doorstep – far more profound than anything I’ve been seeking. A true jewel.
This same friend has also been going through the depths of hell.
BUT, at the same time, he has been doing the inner work required to scrub off negativity, negativity that obscures brilliance.
There are advantages to bad experience. Most of us are too comfortable to bother changing ourselves until something unpleasant lands in our midst. Even then, we can blame the situation or other person: this option keeps us cozy in blind self-righteousness and victimhood. But it doesn’t help us arrive in realms where joy reigns and brilliant insights arise.
To get there, we have a great advantage in negative experience. WHY? Because …most often, our blaming of “the other” resonates with something that needs cleaning inside ourselves. The bad experience provides a clear signpost. Friends who point this out truly care and are worth their weight in gold; one I can rely on lives far away in Edmonton but we check in regularly. Once we do the work required, we have an inner environment that can absorb light, giving access to far greater joy.
Lip service – or talking about it doesn’t do it. You have to actually DO something. Otherwise the situation will keep recurring in different guises until the pain gets too intense to ignore – or until we get sick. Believe me, it’s far easier to do it the first time.
Many tools are at hand. On the weekend, I was offered a new one called “The Emotion Code”. It offers a simple and effective formula for releasing emotions buried when we could not handle the intensity of experience. The book is full of life changing stories from people who have had pain disappear to diseases cured. I know how potent these release techniques are.
Byron Katie offers an excellent formula for withdrawing our projections, taking responsibility for the negative experience and cleaning it up. Her work is free on her site. Find videos and instructions at thework.com
I offer the Divine Spark at janemoody.ca – also free. Clients find other techniques I teach effective as well.
Reading about the techniques, or watching a video, is a step. But magic comes from actually DOING the work. Dense energies are sticky. That means they require effort to dislodge – scrubbing. It’s not endlessly laborious but does require focus, intent and sometimes some writing. Energy therapy hastens the process and gives support. For truly negative experience, that support is essential.
As my friend showed me this morning, the reward is enormous. The choice is yours: an endless round of repeating depressing experience – or a little scrubbing to bring out joy and brilliance. Most things need cleaning; why should our inner life be exempt? You won’t be alone. Everyone has stored negativity so there is no shame in it. Just get busy! The world is counting on our participation.
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