A Clean Mind

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My New Car Got Scratched!!

So I had a client that came in for the second time, and she’d really picked it up. So cool to see! It’s not like she’s floating around all the time with wizards and unicorns or anything like that, not yet anyway, but… she’s truly learning how to live in a human body on earth. She now understands how quickly anger and emotion can arise, and she’s learning that she doesn’t have to act on it. She’s also one of the ones to whom I got to say, “Umm, I don’t think you’re depressed…” Hahahaha. I LOVE it when we have a hearty laugh after that.

She totally had what you might call situational depression, in which you’re dealing with a tough situation and it’s not fun. But do we really need a fancy, official label for that?? Or is it just that… you’re dealing with a tough situation and it’s not fun. That sounds like normal earth existence to me. Her situation had to do with her body, and now that it’s healing, she’s not depressed anymore. Folks, that is not rocket science. So she can come down on the anti-depressant dose and then get off of it altogether. Because she doesn’t want it and doesn’t need it. So cool… And let me say that the anti-depressant worked, too! It did its job and helped her through a tough time. I’ll bet she wouldn’t have needed the assistance, though, had she already been taught the things we discussed, which are essentially the basics of living in a human body on earth.

So that second time she came in, she told me she’d gotten a new car in the week that had passed since our first meeting. And almost right away, the car got scratched in a parking lot while she was in the store. Oh no, the new car, already scratched!! This would definitely trigger most of us. But she did what she learned. Bam! I was so proud when I heard this. She felt that feeling of anger arise, knowing her body is the clean vessel with a certain temporary energy in it called anger. She knew that it was normal, and she knew that it was temporary. She knew that the scratch was already there and that she could not just make it disappear on the spot. She stayed in her wisdom/common sense and stuck to the facts, which is calm thinking, even when we’re mad. So her body felt much more calm than it would’ve had she gone right to the super pissed off chatterbox (like most people do, simply because nobody ever tells them there’s another way). I was so proud of her! And after hearing this information only once, too… And don’t get me wrong, she was totally mad about it! But it came and went, came and went, came and went. Do you see the flow? So it didn’t ruin her whole week like it might have before she learned this simple, transformational information.

Let’s examine this flow a bit more, because this is important. She said that in the days after it happened, the thought of the scratch would just pop in her head out of nowhere. In addition to that, she would think about it the scratch anytime she saw the car. When either of these things happened, she’d immediately feel a big burst of energy in her body, commonly known as anger. But she knew exactly what was going on, so she just practiced. She would open her body right where she felt that feeling when it happened, and she’d stay out of her head. And you know what? It would pass pretty quickly. This is exactly the kind of thing that grows like a snowball rolling down a hill when we don’t know what’s going on. We stew on it, and that kind of thinking acts like glue, keeping the feeling from leaving as well as making it grow and become stronger. But she was given some information one time and look at how different her experience was. Same situation, and way more peace than she would’ve had just a week before. Because she learned some simple truths about being human. This is so cool!

The other piece is that I don’t believe in coincidences. So my take, and it’s just my take, is that the intelligent, connected universe gave her some practice right away. And she nailed it! And it sounds like it’s not the worst thing that could’ve happened, and it’s probably not too hard or expensive to fix anytime she wants to fix it. But this served as such a cool tool to deepen her understanding of how the body-mind works. I mean, the thought of the scratch pops in and a big burst of anger is right there. She’s feeling her thinking. And she lets it flow through her body, and it eventually leaves. And it happens again, and it eventually leaves again. And here’s the best part: over time, the feeling gets weaker and weaker, and the thought pops in her head less often. Do you think there would be any feeling at all if she were to think about this scratch in thirty years? No chance. Folks, all we’re trying to do is speed up that process. And my new friend has absolutely accomplished that. In just one week. So here’s to her. And here’s to you and me and all the rest of us that are starting to figure out what’s up with this human body-mind thing that we’ve found ourselves temporarily in. So cool… So happy practicing to you, and peace out!


All anybody really wants is peace. The good news is that peace can be learned. I’m serious. This should be taught in middle school, but it’s not. So I’m teaching it now.

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