We say we want to be happy, we talk about happy, produce and consume products that promise happiness. Those of us who are on a conscious co-creation path are well aware of how important “happy” is in the creation process, so we care even more about ability to achieve and maintain mastery over our state.
To achieve this, we need to relegate the ego to a place far outside the moment-to-moment decision making process. We need to tell a different story to ourselves about life than the one the ego tells, which is that love, life, freedom, and joy are all dangerous. That God is vengeful and that we are not worthy to enjoy a happy life, dream though it may be. One of my favorite quotes about this mishegas- this crazythink- is from “A Course in Miracles.”
“IV. Seeking and Finding T-12.IV.1. The ego is certain that love is dangerous, and this is always its central teaching. 2 It never puts it this way; on the contrary, everyone who believes that the ego is salvation seems to be intensely engaged in the search for love. 3 Yet the ego, though encouraging the search for love very actively, makes one proviso; do not find it. 4 Its dictates, then, can be summed up simply as: “Seek and do not find.” 5 This is the one promise the ego holds out to you, and the one promise it will keep. 6 For the ego pursues its goal with fanatic insistence, and its judgment, though severely impaired, is completely consistent.”
Telling yourself sad stories, “Yes, but” stories? As Bob Newhart’s hilarious ultra-brief therapist character “Dr. Switzer” said, “STOP IT!!!!”
Sanity can be habituated by training the subconscious mind to let go of its flawed programming with spiritual hypnotherapy, Huna techniques, deep affirmative prayer, meditation, practice of the Course exercises, and by a host of techniques I included in my book, “Abundance Triggers.” May you be happy, may you be free, may you tell yourself more resourceful stories!
Want a good laugh? Link to the “Stop it!” skit on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Ow0lr63y4Mw