Posted on November 2, 2011 - Filed Under Rev. Jim
As Sequethia finished her morning tea, she realized what a shocking set of memories and feelings she got simply from a cup. She was so alarmed that she threw her cup into the sink, as if to throw away the old, unsettling (and frankly, embarrassing) memories she associated with that Cape Cod vacation. She threw it so hard that she broke the cup and chipped the enamel on her kitchen sink (Good, she thought, I wanted a stainless steel sink to match my new appliances ANYWAY).
Then she had a most startling realization: If she didn’t see the cup as it is now (she saw scenes of the Summer of ’86), then she saw NOTHING as it is now. Sequethia was amazed. This stunning, yet simple realization overshadowed her consciousness in a shocking way. She remembered how when she first saw the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, she was shocked when the previously black and white movie became a Technicolor Masterpiece after Dorothy landed in Oz. Suddenly, Sequethia’s world became colored differently because for the first time, she knew she could have a choice in what she saw, what she felt, and what she created with her life.
Just like Sequethia, you have the power to change the way you see your world, how you feel about your world and how you feel about yourself. You have the power to shift your consciousness. You can choose to be happy, peaceful and fulfilled. It just takes a few small steps a day that will continually shift your thinking, and shift your experiences.
Today’s small step is to begin to train your mind to believe (in a very practical and constant way) what Sequethia has realized. She realized “I SEE NOTHING AS IT IS NOW”. So can you.
To deepen this realization, you can look around you and respond to everything you see in the following way:
I do not see this phone as it is now
I do not see this lamp as it is now
I do not see this chair as it is now
And continue looking around you, and do this exercise when you remember during your day. This will begin to free you from the tyranny of your thoughts.