Tough Times

by Charles Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH, MCCHt

The stock market is crashing, the economy sucks, we don't know whom to elect as our next president, and we are scared. We are scared of a depression. What are we going to do if we lose our jobs, can't make our mortgage payments, buy gas to travel, put our kids through school, put food on the table, pay for health care? The anxiety is terrible and the fear feels like a hollow place in our stomach. It is hard to sleep or to relax. What are we to do? How can we feel better and rid ourselves of the terrible agony of uncertainty?

I was born and raised in the Great Depression. We lived in my grandmother's closed grocery store with five other families who were all part of our extended family. My family lived in the basement. I slept in the coal bin. We had one toilet, a sewer, a sink and a wood burning stove for cooking whatever food we could scrounge, steal or grow. Grandma and grandpa lived in the kitchen behind the store. Uncle Julius's family of five was in the store, Uncle Howard's family, Aunt Barb's family and Uncle Steve's families lived upstairs. A total of 21 people overall lived in this old closed down store building. All cooking was done in our basement. We stole coal from the trains across the tracks, sold Hungarian noodles that the women made for five cents a bag and grew most of our food in the garden, made our own wine and stored food in a root cellar and canned stuff for the winter. Nobody had any money. It was great fun!

When I grew up, I finished college that I worked myself through by scrubbing floors, repairing cars, painting houses, delivering newspapers and groceries and any other odd jobs I could get. I didn't live in an apartment at college or the dormitories … I couldn't afford to. I lived in the basement of an old school near the University and served as the night watchman. After five years, I graduated and went to work as an engineer, got married, raised three kids and got divorced. I was broke most of the time.

Over the years, I worked hard and saved until I had a comfortable amount of money, invested it and lost all of it. I did this four times in my life. Each time, I went back to work, saved and then lost the money. Each time I was very scared and got sick on top of it. However, I kept working at whatever I could and each time I came back.

It is not what happens to us, it is the perception of what happened that counts and this is what affects us. We cannot control most of the circumstances of our lives, we cannot control what other people do, we cannot control the stock market or the economy or what happens to the country such as wars, etc. The only thing we can control is how we let the circumstances of life affect us. This, we have complete control over. There is nothing outside of ourselves that has any power over us, except the power we give it. We are always in control of ourselves because we can always choose how we react to life. It's called free will.

It is a lot easier to control ourselves and begin to use our own power to affect our lives in a positive way when we don't have negative energies blocking the flow of life force energy to the cell communities of our body. These blockages are what make us sick, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually and make it difficult for us to use our own powers. This is a fact and it comes from the most ancient model of disease on the planet, which is over 4000 years old.

These blockages come from the distortion of our energy field by negative forcing functions, which are bad things that have happened to us in this or past lives: unresolved internal conflicts, biological carryovers from our ancestors, and the attachment of foreign energies. Find a good hypnotherapist who knows how to release these negative things, which prevent you from using all the insight, strength, and power you have as a child of God, created to handle anything that ever happens to you. Nothing can defeat you if you are strong and remember who you really are, but it is difficult to be strong if you have to carry the burden of negativity.

So get rid of your negativity and be strong. You can conquer anything. There is no burden that can defeat you. The stock market will come back, the economy will improve and we will end up electing the right president for the job. Step back from your fears and problems and look at what is happening now with an elegant detachment, like you were watching a game or a movie.

Choose to be happy, choose to be fearless, choose to be strong. It is up to you!


This article is intended for general informational purposes
and does not provide medical, psychological, or other professional advice.


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