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Old October 23rd, 2008, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
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I loved the following email from Michael on Friday:-

"Imagine walking along a pathway in a beautiful forest. All you can hear is the sound of birds in the trees and a babbling brook in the near distance. The autumn leaves create a magnificent display of flaming colours and the ones that have fallen into a thick carpet, crunch beneath your feet as you meander on soaking up the magnificent beauty of nature. As you fill your lungs with clean pure air you feel exhilarated and glad to be alive.

Before long you come across a very tired looking lady who seems to be collecting wood. You can sense a kind of sadness within her and ask if she needs some help.

“When I began my walk I picked up a stone which I name loneliness, and put it in my bag. I picked up another stone and it was for anger towards my cruel step father. As I travelled I picked stones for – jealousy of my brother who was always the perfect one, mistrust of others, guilt, isolation, fear, and uncertainty. Soon the beautiful forest I was travelling through ceased to capture my attention. My gunnysack was so full and so heavy I could think of nothing else.”

The forest is like the walk through life. The average person begins life with very few negative emotions, however as we proceed through life we begin to collect them like souvenirs and carry them around as in a backpack. By early adulthood this backpack has developed into a gunny sack and in psychology this is known as “gunny sacking”

Gunny sacking is the process of stuffing into a bag, unresolved anger, resentments, disappointments and all our accumulated negative emotions.

Since we have suffered and paid a price for these, because of what we have been through and endured, we convince ourselves that these negative emotions are ours and that nobody is going to talk us out of them. The ego clings on to them and would have us believe that this gunny sack is like ammunition and is needed for our protection.

The truth is that we can only move forward and develop our true potential in direct proportion to the amount of negative emotions we are willing to release. Holding on to them is like driving a car with the emergency or handbrake on.

Have you ever driven along in your car and felt it was going slow and sluggish, put your foot down and still not increased your speed much, then looking down, realised that your emergency brake was still on? Then when you released your emergency brake the car began to perform as it should?

This is exactly what happens with your life when you hold onto negative emotions. It’s like driving your life with the brakes on. Of course it’s possible to move forward slowly, however just as the stress and the strain on the engine and other parts of the car will cause damage and wear it out, equally the negative emotions are what tire and wear us out.

You will feel such relief and peace as you gradually release more and more accumulated negative emotions, enabling you to experience increased self-awareness and enjoy the wonderful benefits of psychological, emotional, spiritual and personal growth. Enjoy the beauty of nature and always remember to take the time out for yourself each day."
I receive emails often suggesting I buy this product or that product that will finally reveal "The missing part to the secret!"

When I received "The Good Life" from Michael I thought once again about the price we all have to pay in life. Whether we do something or we don't, one thing is guaranteed, a price will be paid! We all create a gunny sack, some heavier than others.

The choice we are faced with is do we carry on through life paying the price of bearing the weight of this humongous sack or do we pay the price of little disciplines like taking a little time each day to meditate and gradually release the burdens we have carried for so long. I understand we are creatures of habit and resist any form of change - but change is good.

When you understand that you can release all these negative emotions, that you can be the master of your own thoughts, that you don't have to watch all the doom and gloom on the television and in the papers you then have the responsibility to make the right choices to move forward in life and live a wonderful life.

Like Eckhart says the painbody industry is huge, it makes obscene amounts of money and so it will never be stopped.

Now in saying that, I will book my seat for "The X Factor" on Saturday evening. I thoroughly enjoy it but I am very aware of the painbody factor that Simon Cowell brings into this program.

As for the missing part to the secret, I don't believe there is one. The magic is all in your mind. We just have to be careful what we choose to focus on. Good stuff in - good stuff out. Garbage in - garbage out.

I am really excited about some of the amazing things Michael is working on at the moment to help in this area and I wish you an abundance of joy and happiness on your continuing journey of self discovery
 
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Old October 24th, 2008, 12:46   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting, I too was looking into one of those people who offered "the secret behind the secret" so to speak.

Law of attraction... I have some issues with it.

What basically annoys me is that "the truth" is offered in a one-and-only-way.
however, what may work for one, doesn't work for someone else.
I developed my own secret behind the secret theory:

To attract, you have to be attractive.
I am not talking about outer appearance, even tho that is a factor.
I have gathered a small group of people around me who are willing to assist me in any way with my business, and in general to have more fun ( as I need to smile a lot more, this I found out recently ).
I have never asked these people to do this, they like the real me, and are attracted to who I am.

The part that is not my ego or false self needs to get the chance to radiate out towards other people, and by doing that you collect a lot of good will.
This will ultimately translate in a lot of benefits coming your way, the more people you reach, really reach, the more can be gained. However this 'wealth' will no longer be important to me when I open up like this towards people. the real wealth will be gained by the contact you make with people, to be able to see " God inside the other ".

I have started to realise now that, even tho my business is in an undesirable position at this moment, there are still a lot of people who are willing to help me out, in many different ways. I am now starting to feel gratefull for all that I am being offered, and have started to focus on touching other people I meet, not for financial, but for emotional gain.

It seems to be working for me
 
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Old October 27th, 2008, 19:16   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Edwin, not intending to side-track here but when I read the part in your post where you said you need to smile a lot more it triggered an old memory. Some years ago when we were in a bad financial situation, my husband was offered a job in sales and because things were tough he would try anything.

He didn't smile very often and hated anyone suggesting that he smile more often. However I read the following statement I found in a book and it did bring a smile to his face. The statement was "The more teeth you show - the more money you make" hehehe

Anyway, when he learned to more and listen well he did very good in sales. He wasn't a pushy salesman thank goodness, we used to call him the "pending man" because he always left people to make their own mind up. Most of his sales came from referrals because he looked after his customers.

Anyway if we ever want him to smile we just repeat the statement and he laughs. So, keep smiling and I wish you much happiness and joy
 
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Old April 14th, 2009, 14:03   #4 (permalink)
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As I am studying the law of attraction I am hearing more and more on the principal of tithing. This is saying that to receive financial blessings we need to allocating a proportion of our income - usually 10% to where we have received our spiritual input. I just wondered if anyone has any thoughts on this and/or had any results from the practice of tithing.

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Old April 14th, 2009, 18:46   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Harry,

I read your post first before reading Pollyanna's above it, so please excuse the synchronicity of my answer..

If you walk into a room of people with a single smile on your face, you are likely to receive many smiles in return.

Perhaps it's the same with money, perhaps if you give the money with good intention and without attachment it, you will receive what you need in return, when you need it, also without attachment.



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