Hopeless and Helpless? Never Again!!
What if there is a formula, a code as it were that unlocks your abundance of money, happiness, security, and health that you were born to enjoy? In your heart of hearts you know your life should be happy, hopeful and exciting. If you didn’t know that it wouldn’t be so worrisome that all is not as wonderful as it “should” be.
In the book It’s Not Your Fault the following discussion takes place between The Guardian (the teacher) and Michael (representing all of us is the student).
(The Guardian) “If a person truly believes he can achieve something, nothing will stop him. A lot of the greatest achievements of mankind have been accomplished by people who didn’t have a clue that what they were attempting to do was considered impossible. Besides, at some level, people already sense that they should be perfect. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be disappointed in themselves for not meeting their own expectations. They already feel that they should be happy, should be successful, should be healthy, should be intelligent and should be able to handle any situation that comes their way.”
“That’s quite a bundle of shoulds,” Michael observed.
“Exactly!” The Guardian agreed. “And you’ll notice that every one of the shoulds I just mentioned are subjects that people feel guilty about. Michael, I have one question for you: If you didn’t think that success should be your natural state then why on earth would you feel guilty for not achieving it?
“If you didn’t believe that health is your natural state, why would you get angry with yourself (Guilty) for getting sick? If you didn’t think that you should be able to fix problems before they happen, why does it make you so upset (Guilty) to face them?”
Chapter 3 of It’s Not Your Fault goes on to make a major point of the fact that we experience hopelessness and helplessness as a result of not knowing what to do. At the same time the frustration from the two “H” words stems from actually feeling guilty from “shoulding” on ourselves for not knowing the answers.
Remember the formula, or Code, I mentioned at the beginning of this little commentary? The answers for you to never having to feel hopeless or helpless again are there and have been used by everyone to achieve anything forever.
But!! You already know and are using the formula (Code) every day. All you need is a guide to show you how to use it to create what you deserve in your life and leave the worry, fear and lack (not enough) where it belongs. In the past!
So here’s your assignment, should you choose to accept it.
1. Pick a worry, frustration or fear that you would like to eliminate from your life.
2. Decide the outcome that you would like.
3. Write it down as though it has already occurred. Writing literally moves the goal from thought to a physical existence on paper.
4. Read and daydream that outcome in full emotional and physical detail when you first get up in the morning and just before you go to bed at night. (For an extra boost express gratitude for its having been achieved.) Daydreaming the desired outcome is the repeated affirmation of the positive outcome. There is a law stated by Buddha, and later by many other teachers, that “when the student is ready the teacher appears”. By pleasantly daydreaming the outcome without the interference of worrying how you can make it happen you state your readiness to be teachable and the teachers are required to appear.
The teachers might be people, a book, an idle comment by a friend, a TV show or various circumstances that occur. Very often, nothing new comes into your environment but your awareness is enhanced, by the steps you have taken in “The Guardian Code”, and appears to be the attraction of the teachers that ultimately bring your desired outcome.
Note: This awareness is similar to driving the car you just bought off the sales lot and noticing how many cars just like yours everyone seems to be driving. Those cars were out there yesterday; you just had not yet become attuned to them.
5. Finally: Make yourself accountable to you every night with a brief journal entry indicating that you have read and daydreamed your goals twice that day. Also record any positive thoughts or experiences that moves you toward your desired outcome. (Notice what a relief it is that your only task is to daydream the outcome desired. Being free from worry over how to make it happen is truly wonderful.)
Until next time, may you have the peaceful and charmed life that you deserve.