MASTER OF MY EMOTIONS
We started Og, Scroll VI this week: “Today I will be master of my emotions.” Wow, I’ve been working and praying to be able to change this in myself my whole life.
“The tides advance; the tides recede. Winter goes and summer comes. The sun rises; the sun sets.”
What was revealing and gave me some peace in reading this new Scroll is that “All nature is a circle of moods and I am a part of nature and so, like the tides, my moods will rise; my moods will fall. It is one of nature’s tricks, little understood, that each day I awaken with moods that have changed from yesterday.“ There finally seems to be an explanation to “Yesterday’s joy will become today’s sadness; yet today’s sadness will grow into tomorrow’s joy”. I’m not crazy after all!!
“And how will I master these emotions so that each day will be productive? Trees and plants depend on the weather to flourish but I make my own weather, yea I transport it with me.” If I bring doom and gloom they will react as if a mirror of my moods. Likewise, if I bring happiness and enthusiasm, people around me will react in the same way. Like the Law of Growth, however I think and act will grow. And so how do I master my emotions so that every day is a happy day? By using the Law of Substitution. I can instantly replace a negative thought with a positive one.
If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel incompetent I will remember past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
And better yet, Og says knowing this about myself is also true of mankind. I can be accepting if a person’s mood is not pleasant today for tomorrow they will be happy.
THE LAW OF PURE POTENTIALITY
We are taking on a new practice starting this week for our continued growth to KNOW THY SELF. The Law of Pure Potentiality (Deepak Chopra) is pure consciousness. We are to go into the Silence to hear our own pure consciousness and meet the person we are being led to become. I will start my first Silence experience as soon as I post this blog and will end Sunday at noon. I am so scared to do this. I’ve never done an extended silence of being with only me for so long. I keep needing to let go of what I hope to accomplish. I hear what others say about it and I don’t want to give myself false hope that that could happen to me. I guess that is one area to bring into the Silence, FAITH IN MYSELF which I never experienced up until the last two weeks.