How many time have I carelessly said, ‘It’s only a thought.” No big deal.
Well, I’ve had lots of thoughts lately, coming from some deep well within me. These thoughts, these random bits of interest that occurred to me as I went about my days, were in response to the actions of others that stirred up stuff I thought I’d left far behind.
In case this may be happening to you, I’m passing on an amazing thought, a staggering paragraph from that metaphysical counselor, Louise L. Hay :
“No matter what the problem is, our experiences are just outer effects of inner thoughts. Even self-hatred is only hating a thought you have about yourself. You have a thought that says, “I’m a (stupid) person.” This thought produces a feeling, and you buy into that feeling. HOWEVER, if you don’t have the thought, you won’t have the feeling. Change the thought and the feeling must go.”
There’s more, but I know you are already there!
This past week I had a response to an experience that took me back 40 or 50 years! Cripes, I’m dealing with stuff that’s 50 years old? That was past, I’m done with it. Apparently, not quite completely done with it. Not done with it enough, so I picked up Hay’s classic, YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE, and another paragraph I’m sharing with you this morning is really a reminder:
” This is only to show us where we get many of our beliefs. But let us not use this information as an excuse to stay stuck in our pain. The past has no power over us. It doesn’t matter how long we have have had a negative pattern.
The point of power is in the present moment.
What a wonderful thing to realize!
We can begin to be free in this moment.”
Well, it’s a beginning. This moment, this Tuesday morning, this fifteenth of June, 2010, I take a deep breath and know I AM free in this moment.
Just a note, pain is very present when stuck in old beliefs that got buried.
What helps me right now is that I can be very present to what’s coming up again, and stop it right here. I will not let it get to ‘there’.
Words are thoughts, and, well, you know what happens after that in the ‘there’ of the next moment.
Always with love,