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WORRY - NOT! Go for what you want!

meditation peace Aug 12, 2020

As a teacher, I find it challenging to keep track of all of the lessons that I attempt to drive home well enough for individuals to get them. Because I have a regular Sunday audience that is mostly not regular -at all, this makes tracking my lessons even more complicated.

Lessons on “NOT worrying,” as well as the issues about worry, have been taught, spoken about, and referred to throughout my career hundreds and hundreds of times. But, we humans are fascinating.  If we do not need the particular information being presented at that time or if it simply doesn’t seem to apply to us, we are fully capable of hearing it and forgetting it. The funny thing about this phenomenon is that even if someone was in the room the last dozen times that I referenced a subject, there comes a time when they hear it for the first time.  As a teacher, my job is to be patient, teach the concept repeatedly, and keep my sense of humor throughout.

There is one very fundamental metaphysical lesson that is so basic and yet missed by so many: worry. It cannot be overstressed that worry is one of the most damaging unconscious habits that we practice as humans. I would say that it is right up there with gossip, complaining, and judging.

Let’s look at what you are doing when you worry, something I am sure you do because you love someone and want their life to be healthy and work. When you worry, you are picturing someone in a limited way over and over again. If they are sick, you might imagine them to be suffering. If they are alone, you might worry about their safety and imagine what could go wrong, which is an investment in wrong. Using your conscious mind to worry -- because that is what you are doing -- and your imagination means you are utilizing the same tools that metaphysicians used to co-create the world.  Yes, the exact same tools. DON’T LET THIS GET BY YOU. Worry = creating what you don’t want. Worry = praying for what you don’t want. Worry is an effective yet damaging investment in pain and suffering; yours and theirs -- the person who is the object of your worry.

Once you realize how worry does not achieve any of the goals that you desire, it is also important to recognize that all that worry lands in your heart and mind and weighs heavy on you. You will suffer because of your worry. Now both of you are receiving the ill effects, oh my! No, this is not good.

Is this the effect you were going for? Of course not. It takes discipline to cease this practice, but once you understand that every moment of worry is a moment invested in co-creation, in the very same way that Affirmative Prayer Works, you will take the time to learn and practice.

What can you do? Turn it around. Contemplate your love for the one you love. Believe in them as successful, healthy, and safe.  If you love someone, you will learn to look past their limited experience and SEE them as healthy, whole, happy, prosperous, and secure. If you are the parent of a new driver, you need to hear this and act upon it. When your child begins to take the car out on the road alone for the first time, surround them with thoughts of love and safety.  What is important to remember is that the person you are now holding high will feel different, in a good way, even if they don’t know why.

IMMEDIATELY replace all of your temptations to worry with collaboration in someone’s possibility. Use this when tempted to worry: I recognize my beloved, friend/husband/wife/daughter/son/(whoever) as whole, safe, and healthy. Every single time a contrary thought comes up, repeat this out loud. And remember most especially, don’t worry about yourself, the results of the blood tests, the test you are taking, or for your livelihood. Hold yourself high with great optimism; BELIEVE in YOU!

Michelle Wadleigh - October 2018

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