Sometimes my human moments creep up like the ghosts and goblins portrayed in the Halloween haunted houses. The ghosts and goblins in my mind are far scarier, for they lead me into a place that can be very dark and tricky. Most of the time I entered into this place totally innocent and unaware, as if sleep walking. I never fully recognized I was there until I woke up! I now know it is never too late to emerge from the dark and it is far easier to do than most imagine. It can be as simple as the act of walking into a dark room and flicking the light switch. The key is remembering that there is a switch, and that we control it. Wake up!
When in this place of human darkness, I can spin a story in my head faster than a spider spinning a web. Actually, that is where most of the drama occurs….in the head. The Course in Miracles speaks of illusion, and when allowed to step outside and examine the dramas of the mind, most of the story is built on illusion. Most of what I tell myself has never really happened, and if left unchecked in can spin out of control. Those illusions can become a reality of sorts. If not careful the illusions become your reality. I am reminded of the saying, trouble, don’t trouble nobody.
For example, someone or something has been an issue, meaning a lot of time is spent thinking about the situation. Perhaps you are obsessed with the situation…so, much so, that many things you see and do revolve around that particular situation. There is an adage that says be careful what you pray for…I believe that thoughts are prayers. Those thoughts (prayers) are conscious affirmations of what you want to manifest. Perhaps you are thinking it is the opposite, you don’t want certain things to happen, however as a Metaphysician I recognize that all conditions begin with a simple thought. The sub-conscious has no concept of right or wrong so whatever you process in your mind it believes.
In the English Standard Version (©2001) of the Bible it is written:
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
So I recognize the testing that goes on in mind as the gift it truly is, just another opportunity to shift my thinking into something good! I now welcome those gifts and opportunities knowing I don’t have to co-sign on their validity if negative. I can simply release the negative thought and feel free to move about in peace. Whenever the darkness in my mind creeps up I can respond with a resounding “BOO! I AINT AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS!” Calling forth the power I have to change my mind and see it right, thereby changing my circumstances, and turning on the light!
If you need help with your ghosts and goblins seek help! There are many local holistic practitioners that are trained in helping you get out of your own way. Visit the local Churches until you find one that meets your needs. Attend a Reiki Circle or other healing group in Miami and allow yourself the space to be free…
Pray and Meditate!