The Power of Suggestion.
I lived in Austin, Texas for more than 24 years. Besides having a natural beauty to it and a progressive vibe, It is a haven for allergies year-round. So much so that the weather forecast includes an allergy forecast for the current allergens.
Watching the news, I noticed them say things like ‘If you have lived here for 5 to 7 years you will get cedar fever’. Sometimes they would say ‘this is cedar fever season’. Cedar trees shake off their cedar pollens. They look like a massive cloud of dust coming off each tree and there are a lot of cedar trees.
Since I do my best to monitor and choose the thoughts that I let into my mind, I pick this stuff apart.
“You don’t tell me what to think”
“Cedar Fever Seasons!?!?” I would think, questioning them. There are 4 seasons in nature and it does include cedar fever.
After living there for more than the predicted 5-to-7-year affliction setting in time, I would question why they are saying these words? It was not true for me.
I had experienced it once for 6 months once and declared I never would again…and that’s the benefit of what I train; it works.
That’s like a belief someone else gives you and you take it on without considering the impact of it on your life.
The thoughts from others that you accept into your thinking, our consciousness, have an impact on you. Their impact is in the words, the intent of the statement.
Be your own thought input monitor. Choose what to believe.
In Austin I started sneezing 5 or more times about every 2 weeks or so. It is funny what people would say.
“Are you catching a cold?” No
“Do you have allergies?” No
“The flu is going around. I hope you’re not catching it.” I’m not catching the flu. I haven’t had the flu in decades.
The logical mind needs to understand things. Their brain is programmed to connect the act of sneezing with a health problem of some sort which inevitably becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Who wants that?
An untrained mind cannot handle that it is just a series of sneezes. The logical mind does not like change and not knowing. It has a need to explain everything. Nothing can be left up to the unknown. Why? The logical mind, the basis for the egoic awareness, needs to know. Your Mind does not have to know. The ego will come up with normal thoughts and sayings in culture to conclude as to why Lamar is sneezing so many times…even if it is wrong.
All because most minds cannot handle hanging out in the unknown. What a loss for so many. In the unknown hangout zone exists the portal for new ideas.
The intuitive mind and the heart center are not driven by that need to understand things. It does not need to know why. They are portals for new thoughts and feelings.
I finally started saying ‘no’ to their questions by saying that I think my body began doing this to keep the allergens, the pollens, out of my sinuses. That fed their need to know while maintaining my control over what thoughts I accept into me. I am in charge of that. No one else is unless I give them permission.
The body has its own intelligence and it knows how to handle some of these things…as long as we do not buy into them.
In some classes we do Mental Housekeeping to help bring forth a mindfulness of what thoughts people are having that are not their thoughts; those are thoughts from others that we have accepted as true. Therefore, they are now ours unless we do some mental housekeeping where we notice our thoughts and choose whether they benefit us, or not.
It is your mind.
They are your thoughts.
Like closet Spring cleaning,
give back to others their thoughts that do not serve you.
Keep or trash your thoughts.
It is Your Life. Your choice.
You cannot hire a maid to come and do this Spring cleaning. LOL