There are no bad things (SSN)

We hear a lot of new-age types of people say, “it’s all good.” But what the hell does that mean? I mean, we all have crappy things happen in our lives, so how can it all be good?

Well, let’s explore this concept through some great quotes…

“Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time. Even a brief illness or an accident can show you what is real and unreal in your life, what ultimately matters and what doesn’t.

Seen from a higher perspective, conditions are always positive. To be more precise: they are neither positive nor negative. They are as they are. And when you live in complete acceptance of what is – which is the only sane way to live – there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in life anymore. There is only higher good – which includes the ‘bad.'”
Eckhart Tolle, “The Power of Now”

“To the soul, all experiences are used toward enlightenment, regardless of our human judgements of good or bad. There are no good or bad experiences, only experiences that inform the soul in unique ways, experiences that call one deeper into one’s own being to know some greater truth. This greater truth could only be known to us by the unique combination of experiences that we draw to ourselves.”
Science of Mind Magazine, Feb 2011, Gregory Toole

“You can continue to be a victim and think,’ The accident happened, and I was a victim of it.’ Or you can say, ‘The accident happened, and I actually participated in the creation of it and I participated in turning it into something good. And I grew from it.’ As with all things in life, you have a choice about how you perceive events.”
“The Awakening Course” by Joe Vitale

“[P.T. Barnum] knew that the bottom line for him was: If things don’t work out, it was because of a higher reason that he didn’t even know at the time.”
“The Awakening Course” by Joe Vitale

Matthew Ferry teaches that (paraphrased from some of his audio seminars)

Breakthroughs are often preceded by breakdowns. What you want is coming. If it has to force its way into your life, it will bring you to your knees with destruction if you resist it. Total resistance = total destruction in order to manifest what you want. Different is scary. NEW is different. So it is natural to avoid the new/change/your desire manifesting itself. Your new manifestations will mess up your equilibrium. So you resist. Relax and roll with it instead. Resisting is choosing destruction and hardship. When you are so frustrated with life you think God has abandoned you, it is an indicator that what you want is coming and you are resisting it; you are saying no, when you need to be saying yes.

I love this last thought from Matthew as it brings up that change is inevitable, your desires and intentions are trying to get to you, BUT you have a choice as to how they come to you. If you are staying open to new ideas and people, total destruction might not be needed. BUT, if you are resisting, these “bad things” might be necessary to get you to open your eyes and see new paths to your true desires.

Either way, nothing is bad. It is all helping you to get where you truly want to be.

One last fun quote on this topic…

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” —Walt Disney

Takeaway: There are no bad things, only things that help you learn, grow, and evolve toward the life you desire.

 

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Clearing your mind of negative thoughts (SSN)

“The Awakening Course,” by Joe Vitale, has many great points and thoughts to ponder. MANY. But if it only had this one thought it would still be worth it!

Joe met a healer, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, who taught him a technique to use called Self I-dentity Ho’oponopono. The doctor used the technique to cure every mental patient at the hospital. Joe explains how we can use this technique to clean our minds of bad thoughts.

See side note “Another’s desire to change, must come from them, but… (SSN)”  for more info.

In a nutshell (seriously, read the book, because there is NO WAY this is going to do it justice, but anyway…):

When you think a thought you know is bad, repeat the phrase:
I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you

This is you talking to the universe, saying:
I’m sorry – You’re not sure where you got this thought from (but you are having it and you take responsibility).
Please forgive me – Having accepted responsibility, you are asking for forgiveness.
Thank you – You are thanking the Universe for taking care of this and for helping you get rid of this thought.
I love you – “He’s saying it to the Divine… and by doing so, he’s going into a state of surrender.”

When I have recurring negative thoughts, I use this technique (often coupled with the rubber band flick talked about in my book), and I have seen great results from it. If nothing else, it takes my mind off the negative thoughts. I say it over and over and over again, until the thought is not dominating me, and then I say, “Thank you, I love you, thank you, I love you,” until I am “vibing” on that.

I have not done it justice; just get the book. Let me correct that negative statement. I hope I just gave you a taste of this great thought – enough to inspire you to read more. 😉

Takeaway: Get the book, “The Awakening Course,” by Joe Vitale, and learn about the clearing statement, “I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.”

(Joe mentions the book “Zero Limits” has more info on this, but I have not read it yet. Can’t wait!)