Walt Kelly, a cartoonist during the
50's and 60's had a character called Pogo Possum who
was very wise. Pogo used to reflect on life and say
that "we have met the enemy and he is us".
How perceptive for a possum. Pogo was saying that
our biggest and most profound obstacle in life was
that our problems do not come from the
outside, but rather from within. You might say that
why would we cause ourselves to be
miserable. The answer is that we just don't know that
it is happening and so we blame all our problems on
stuff outside of us. Since we don't know that the
sources of our problems are within us, then it makes
sense to blame them on things outside of our selves.
It is also much more acceptable to our egos.
too often, I have clients who tell me that they keep
making the same wrong choices and suffer terrible consequences
for doing so. Women tell me they have been married three
or four times to the same kind of men who are bad for
them. Other women tell me that they keep getting into
relationships with the same kind of uncaring louts that
they cannot stand after a little while. The only good
thing is that at least they don't marry them. This same
kind of situation applies to men also, but I don't see
them in this condition as often as women.
men than women tell me that they keep making the same
kinds of mistakes concerning their jobs and have difficulty
getting along with people, particularly those who have
influence over their career future. These men keep losing
their jobs or stay in jobs they hate, making their lives
miserable and unfulfilled.
both men and women, have to take heavy doses of drugs
to relieve pain and/or anxiety to make their lives bearable.
There are few pains more acute or terrifying than the
pain of unrequited anxiety. I know this from personal
experience. Anxiety pain strikes at the very center
of our being and becomes so unbearable that we may even
contemplate suicide to get away from it. Some people
do commit suicide. You must actually experience this
misery to comprehend it. People, who have never felt
it, think that we are over-dramatizing the wretchedness
of this distress, but they cannot understand how bad
it really is, never having felt it.
people come to me about their overwhelming feelings
of depression and sadness, often accompanied by the
horrors of acute anxiety. Not only do these poor sufferers
experience terrible anxiety pain, but they also have
to contend with the lethargy, fear and feelings of hopelessness
accompanying depression. The desperation in these people
often drive them to thoughts of suicide also to escape
the despondency of their lives. They figure they have
drugs, counseling, psychotherapy
and even prayer without respite for their despair and
there is nowhere else for them to go to relieve their
desolation and gloom. They feel like the sword of Damocles
hangs over their heads and is about to fall on them.
men and women often resort to prescription drugs to
help them bear their anguish, but all too often end
up addicted to the medicines if they take them too long,
particularly the pain medications. Look at what happened
to Rush Limbaugh. Most prescription drugs are designed
to be taken as a short term helping crutch to get over
an acute condition and are not usually designed to be
taken continuously for the long term. However, when
the pain persists, what is one to do if there is no
alternative to drugs for relief?
is also the issue of tolerance to the drugs. After you
take them for a while, you need to keep increasing the
dosage to get any effect. After a short time, the drugs
do not provide any more relief, but you must keep taking
them to avoid the withdrawal symptoms, which can be
as bad as the original symptoms that caused you to take
the drugs in the first place. Many, spiritual people
turn to prayer in these times of crisis and find help
but do not feel better, no matter how much or earnestly
all children of God, the Light, or whatever you might
call the Creator. We are all created in God's image
and likeness and the spark of God's love resides in
us. All of us are expressions of God's perfection and
love and therefore, our problems are not of our essence,
but rather are demonstrations of discontinuity with
the perfection within us. So, how then, if we are perfect
expressions of love, do we have so much crap happening
to us in life? Let me tell you how I think this happens.
in his right mind would deliberately mess up their own
life. We would not consciously marry the wrong person,
make ourselves ill, embark on the wrong career to make
our living, or do the thousands of incorrect things
that cause unhappiness in life. Many sages say that
the difficulties we face in life are from karmic balancing
and that overcoming thorny situations are learning experiences
we must go through to achieve our potential, whatever
that is. I also believe that we do learn from our mistakes
and we do get stronger by overcoming life's obstacles.
However, is it necessary to make the same mistakes time
after time and make our lives virtual hells? I do not
the enemy within us is that makes our hell. Our hell
is being created within us albeit we don't know it is
happening. We may set out to accomplish great things,
achieve lofty goals and then fail repeatedly even though
we think we have it all figured out and know how to
make it work. Everything turns sour and we don't know
is it that nothing turns out right for us? Why is it
that no matter how hard we try, with the best intentions,
and it still doesn't work out? Could it be that something
inside us is at the source of our failure and misery
and we are not just victims of circumstance? It could
be even though we don't like to think about it.
who or what is the enemy within that we don't even know
we have? This inside adversary that apparently seeks
to destroy us, no matter what we consciously desire.
I believe the enemy is the negative forcing functions
within our subconscious mind we have acquired and we
don't know they are there. These negative forcing functions
are negative energy generators, which install and support
harmful programs within our subconscious computer and
make us unhappy and sick. These energy generators are
in our subconscious mind and they continuously sabotage
our success. What are they and where do they come from?
"Bad things" that happened to us in: this
life, past lives, harmful biological carryovers from
our ancestors, unresolved internal conflicts or attached
foreign energies cause negative forcing functions. These
negative energy generators cause our unhappiness. Whenever
we are unhappy, the flow of Chi life force energy flowing
through our bodies is blocked and we can get sick in
body and mind. When we are unhappy, we are negative
and don't enjoy life much
if at all. Unless we
have a strong wish to continue living physically, our
subconscious mind will not try very hard to keep us
well. Unless we are positive about life, our subconscious
mind will not provide the necessary energy essential
to achieve our goals.
The will to physically live or die is at the root of
our subconscious mind. Life or death is directly tied
to the subconscious mind's fundamental need to communicate
and create. If this basic need is frustrated for any
the subconscious mind will kill the body.
This seems like a dichotomy of the survival instinct
and the death wish but it is merely a primitive reaction
to the subconscious mind's denied essential purpose.
The will to live drives the subconscious to heal the
physical body when it is injured or sick, but the subconscious
only does this because it wants to go on expressing
its creative facility. If this creative expression is
thwarted, and it is when we are unhappy, then the will
to live reverses itself and becomes the will to die.
If this happens, the subconscious may assertively destroy
the body by making the person accident-prone or by declining
to support the body against assaulting pathogens by
turning off the immune system or having it attack the
body as in Addison's Disease where it destroys the adrenal
cortex so that cortisol, which protects the body against
stress, is not produced.
are unhappy and have no positive dreams for your life
that is tantamount to rejecting life and you will die.
Subconscious mind will see to it. It won't keep you
around if you really don't want to be here. Subconscious
Mind directly mirrors our will to live. If you don't
like life and are continuously unhappy, subconscious
mind will see to it that you don't have to live very
long. A healthy body and mind reflect your High Self
(our connection to divinity) and since health is supposed
to be our natural condition
healing is, simply
put, a restoring to our natural healthy condition.
subconscious mind is an analog parallel processing supercomputer
and like a computer, it has no ability for rational
thinking or logical analysis. A computer operates on
the programs within it and it simply does what the programming
tells it to do. It cannot do otherwise. This programming
determines our behavior, how we feel and how we respond
to life. If there are harmful programs in the subconscious
computer, put there by negative forcing functions, they
will sabotage our quest for happiness, and we will be
unhappy. If we are unhappy, we are in trouble. That
is how it works.
not saying that we deliberately and consciously cause
our problems. I am saying that the source of our problems
is within us. The problem sources are the enemy. We
have the responsibility to find this enemy and get rid
of it if we want to positively change our lives. Since
most of us cannot get outside of our consciousness to
find and release these enemy programs, we must get outside
but we must initiate it. There is no one
else who will do it for us.
how do we rid ourselves of the programs that sabotage
our lives and replace them with life enhancing programs
that express the divinity within us? The answer is obvious.
We must find the negative energy generators supporting
the harmful programs
shut them off and replace
the bad programs with good programs
negative forcing functions can be found using hypnosis
and their energy released. If foreign energies are attached,
they must first be removed or you cannot get to the
person's own problem sources. After you release all
the negative forcing functions, the body's energy field
is normalized and physical illness is healed by the
restored Chi flow to the body's cell communities.
the negative forcing functions are gone, they can no
longer support the harmful programs they created in
your subconscious computer and therefore new positive
programs can be installed and imbedded under hypnosis
thereby changing behavior and response to life positively.
This is permanent healing.
are here on this earth to experience a wonderful life
of growth. You have as much right to happiness, joy,
love and prosperity as any other person in the world.
You are a very important and vital part of God's creation
and you are here because you are very special. You came
from the same Creator that every other person came from,
and you are here for a purpose. You can find your purpose
by simply discovering what you love to do.
don't need to measure up to anyone else's expectations
of you. You are not on this earth for the purpose of
being what someone else expects you to be
are you and you are unique
there is no one else
just like you. You are fulfilling the Creator's plan
and purpose in your own individual way. You do not owe
it to any other person or institution to be what they
think you should be. Your main purpose is to be what
what you want to be.
this does not require that you be tormented and miserable.
Life's learning experiences can be hard, but once you
learn them, go on with your life in a positive and fulfilling
way. You do not need to make the same mistakes repeatedly.
enemy can be defeated if you know how to fight. Get
rid of the bad stuff within and let your light shine!
"Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,
I seek strength to fight my greatest enemy