My, what a silly title, there are seven “nots” in there! How can the brain make any sense of that. I know, lets remove a few “nots” – how about three? So now it reads, “I am not, not, not, not going to smoke!” Nope, no better! Well, let’s remove another three! Now it reads, “I am not going to smoke!” There that makes sense doesn’t it? (“no, I don’t understand it it at all, there are still two negatives in it . And i don’t understand double negatives. So I’ll get rid of one of them and that will be my goals, So now it reads, “I am going to smoke!”) Who is that speaking? “It’s me, the subconscious! Glad to meet you at last!” ?
So every time I set a double negative goal you remove one of the negatives and work towards that? “yes, well I speak a similar, but different, language from you and it gets lost in the translation!”
So how do I set goals that we both can achieve? “By using only single positives!” What do you mean by that? “well instead of setting the goal to Lose Weight, which is a double negative (the excess weight is seen by us as a negative) set the goal to BE SLIM, which is a single positive. Then we are both working on the same goal and we will succeed!”
Of course, because a house disunited will always lose! “There you go again, talking in double negatives! Say it so I can understand it!” Well a house united will always win? “Yes, that’s it, I easily understand that!”
So you have a sort of double negative dyslexia Mr subconscious? “Yes, now that you put it that way, I suppose I do. I also work in a different medium from you!” What do you mean by that? “Well you work in air and I work in water! The two of us together (the conscious and the subconscious) are like an iceberg. (90% of you (me) quietely sits in the water and 10% floats above the surface. You think that because you are above the surface, you are in control of everything. But you are not in control of the oceans currents at the moment, because you aren’t asking, or telling, the currents where to flow.” What do you mean by that? “Don’t you remember – “as you speak out of your mouth so it shall be!” Every time you think a thought and speak it goes out your mouth, into your ear and then comes to me. Then, I have to try to sort out the gobbedlygook double-speak out and try and make sense of that!”
“Don’t you know that I have two departments that have to be saying the same thing, to get anywhere? I have the speaking department and the seeing department, the sound and the light! Every time you speak it comes in through the ear and that has to be sorted, but also, every time you write or see something, well that has to be sorted too! When both departments say the same thing, then that is what I send out into the universe (the super-conscious) and that goes to God and that is what you attract!” Gosh, I didn’t know that Mr Subconscious, we better get something sorted out.
So we have spoken words that act like goals and written words and vision that also act like goals? “EXACTLY, now you’ve got it! HOORAY!”
Wow that is profound. So, how am I going to sort this problem out? It’s a huge one! “Exactly the same way you’d eat an elephant!” What, I can’t eat an elephant! “Not all at once, you can’t, but you can if you eat it one bite at a time! Why do you always have to be so impatient?” You’re right, and I’m sorry.
I can see I’m going to have to consult with you about what to say and write as goals. “Not just me, find experts who have already achieved what you want to do and copy them – that will save you years and years!” How can I tell who is an expert? “You will “know them by their deeds! A good tree can’t give bad fruit and a good tree can’t bear bad fruit” That;s right – wait a minute, how did you know that? “Your parents taught me when you were a child and you confirmed it as an adult by reading it over again, thinking about it and accepting it as a truth. So it has become a law (a rod) which I consult when trying to decipher your babble!” Ah, I see!
So where’s a good place to start learning? “As I said, start where you’re at and extend the search outwards. Who should always be the first port of call?” I don’t know! “God of course, silly! God should always be our first port of call when we need knowledge because He is the source of All Knowledge and has also given us the laws of Providence that say, “everything you need will be given to you“. And you need knowledge – and knowledge is a necessity ( a need) so ask God for the knowledge, in Good and Godly circumstances, and it will be given to you!”
Hey, wait a minute, why do I have to ask for knowledge in Good and Godly circumstances? “Because if you don’t you will still get the knowledge, but it may well be in negative circumstances like injuries or losses! My goodness, you are an early learner at this language thing! LOL!”
Okay, so I have to always ask God first for the knowledge. How will I know he has replied? “Ask him for a sign, a confirmation. You are allowed as many confirmations as you want until the knowledge makes the long journey of 350 millimetres (14 inches) from the head to the heart. This is when the knowledge becomes OURs and when the saying, “you will KNOW the truth and the truth will set you free!” becomes our reality!”
“Think back to when you were a child. When you were learning to walk did your Dad beat you with a four by two every time you fell over in trying? No, he picked you up, wiped away your tears and encouraged you to try again! And you knew it could be done because everyone around you was walking! So it is with God today, he is still your father, a loving, kind and compassionate dad. And he still will pick you up when you fall. But most of the people around you aren’t walking on their own two feet. Many are still crawling and some are walking as a three legged couple (that’s called co-dependency) but very few are walking independently with God.
Gosh you explain it well Mr Subconscious! “I always do when I have a listening ear!”
“and don’t go listening to those ” religious experts” most of their knowledge is 2,000 years old and God has moved on 734, 745 times (days) since then. Even Islam is 1,300 years old which is 474,500 days old. The spiritual teaching of these Two messengers still holds true, but their social laws have been replaced. Each day is like a lifetime to us and God’s revelation is continuous – (“The moving pen, having writ, moves on“) it doesn’t come in enormous blobs the way religion teaches and then stop! God reveals new revelations, new sets of laws every 700 to 1,000 years, and then refines it continuously every day thereafter – through His servants!
Look at the age we live in now. We have electricity, cars, iron boats, iron flying machines!, self propelling vehicles (cars etc) telephones, televisions, computers and the list of miracles goes on and on! Do you think man invented all these things? Of course not, God invents all good things and let man take the credit for them. By himself, man can only make tools of mass destruction! As i have always said, “In the beginning God wanted light, so he created the sun! In this new age he wanted electric light, so He created Edison (Edi-sun)!”
Instead of approaching religion, approach God directly. This is called the spiritual path! God loves you and listens to every word we say. It’s just that we don’t often speak directly too Him, so how are we ever going to hear Him speaking back to us? “
Wow, you’ve blown my mind Mr Subconscious. I thought the answer would be a simple one line wonder, but now I see it as a whole life time of expansion! “Now you’ve got it! We have to live the journey, not just aim at the end or pretend it’s never going to happen. “Be here now!” All we take with us is our deeds and our experiences. May as well make our deeds and experiences good ones!”
So let’s make that our major goal right now! I’ll go and get a pen and paper and I’ll write it down so we have both the affirmation and the written goals saying the same thing!
“At last we have unity!” And with unity we have power given to us (Em-powerment; em means “from without”). You see, life is simple. But simple doesn’t always mean easy. To make life easy we have to cut it up into bite sized chunks. Then life becomes simple AND easy!
Amen, Amen, Amen,
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P.P.S. Its really simple, and easy to do over time (and if you don’t do it, the time will pass anyway, you’ll only be older and no further ahead!)