In Year Three of Suzanne’s 11-year transformational quest for ‘the Truth’ she learns the importance of meditating in order to control her negative thinking patterns, and begins to appreciate wearing her hair natural (with Charles’ encouragement). They also have a great idea for a business…
Extract: Mind…the Gap!
…Just by chance (or was it ‘synchronicity’?) while Suzanne was selling her posters at an event, someone handed her a leaflet offering free meditation classes in Covent Garden. She began attending.
There, she learnt about her ‘inner space’, and how to go into ‘The Silence’.
First she learnt how to observe her thoughts and not try to do anything about them, but to just watch them to see how they were. Her thoughts reminded her of naughty children, running around the playground of her mind, screaming, shouting, and behaving unruly.
Then she had to learn how to take control of her thoughts, by choosing the ones she wanted to entertain. It was important to learn which thoughts to hold on to, and which ones to release back into the universe. She had the choice to decide whether or not she wanted to hold on to a thought, or let it go. If she decided to keep it, another thought like it would follow, then another, and soon a whole train of similar thoughts would follow. If these were good thoughts, she could remain in a state of bliss. But if they were ‘bad’ thoughts, it could lead to sadness, stress, or even depression.
Now she understood why she often suffered from bouts of depression – Wrong thinking! She learnt that ‘depression’ was just a fancy name for ‘negative thinking patterns’, and that if she didn’t learn how to ‘nip her negative thoughts in the bud’ they would grow and spread fast, like weeds. She also learnt how to ‘create a space between her thoughts’ in order to keep her mind from getting cluttered, like an overgrown garden.
Suzanne liked the metaphor of the garden; not being too green-fingered herself, she had discovered first-hand how difficult it was to grow a beautiful garden. She had found that the flower seeds she planted seemed to take ages to grow, while the weeds sprung up quickly! If she didn’t constantly weed the garden, the weeds would choke her flowers and stunt their growth, or even kill them. It was the same with her thoughts; if she allowed a negative thought to take root in her mind, more similar thoughts would spring up. Her job was to keep the garden of her mind well cultivated, so that it remained filled with beautiful flower-like thoughts, instead of choking weeds. When a negative thought-seed sprung up, instead of dwelling on it (watering it) and letting it grow into more negative thoughts, her job was to uproot it and replace it with a positive thought-seed. So she began to put what she learnt into practice by replacing thoughts like “I don’t feel well” with “I feel good” and “I can’t afford it” with “I am abundant”.
Since she had already learnt that all thoughts are either rooted in Love or fear, she made a conscious decision to focus on planting seeds of Love in the garden of her mind. A positive thought was rooted in Love, and a negative thought was rooted in fear – there was no other place for them to come from. Mother Nature had shown the way through the Universal Law of Sowing and Reaping.
Learning how to meditate helped her to control her negative thinking patterns, and in turn she learned how to control her feelings.
She learnt that her solar plexus, or ‘sun centre’, which was located at the back of her stomach, would let her know if she was on a good vibration. If she was thinking positively, she would radiate positive energy, helping her to attract the things she desired. If she was thinking negatively, she would radiate negative energy, attracting people, situations and events on that same vibration.
So whenever she got that horrible churning feeling in the back of her stomach, she knew she was on the wrong track. If she was feeling good feelings, like butterflies, she knew she was on the right vibration.
Suzanne learnt that she was in fact a human magnet, attracting things that were on the same frequency as her Self. The reason ‘bad things’ kept happening to her was because of her own negative thinking, and that thinking negatively sent out a ‘bad vibe’ into the universe. If she was on a good vibration, she would attract good things, if she was on a bad vibration, she would attract bad things. Her job was to keep her Self feeling happy all the time so she could remain on a good vibe. The way to keep her Self feeling happy was to think good thoughts, since her thoughts were creating her feelings.
Now she innerstood why the bible said:
‘Whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there is anything praiseworthy, MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS’ (Philippians 4:8)
If she was feeling good, she knew it was because she was thinking something good, and if she felt bad, she knew it was because she was thinking something bad at that time. She began to learn how to be guided by her feelings instead of being controlled by them. If she felt bad, the way to make her Self feel good again was to change her thoughts to happy thoughts. So she looked for ways to help keep her Self feeling good all the time.
She stopped watching the tell-lie-vision, since she realised that watching the news especially made her feel depressed. She invested the time she saved watching ‘programs’ into learning how to meditate and developing her Self.
Listen to my poem ‘Fertile Soil’ which features in Year Three of ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’
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Cezanne ♥ (Black Love Promoter)