The whole point of the story below is to convince you to try an enema. It’s awesome & you’ll feel amazing after.
The Pattern of New Ideas
I noticed that there’s a pattern to hearing new things that’s outside my frame of reference and getting to the point of me trying that thing.
First, it’s always a surprise because I had no idea that thing even existed.
That’s how I felt when stumbling onto a youtube video few years ago, of a girl making and drinking a green veggie smoothie. And the surprise was that she was smiling while drinking! People…do….that??! Well, I’m glad I never have to or will…
Then I’ll run into other people also talking about loving that thing and its benefits. Once you start noticing red cars, all of a sudden they’re everywhere you look.
On average I need to hear that new thing from at least three different respectable sources. That could take months or years. Slowly, like drips of water hitting a rock, my mind becomes more accepting of this new idea.
Eventually out of curiosity and need (if health is bad enough, we will try anything), I will dive in gingerly.
My first attempt is always clumsy and unsatisfying. I give up for a while, until that idea resurfaces in my mind from yet another source. This time, with all my resolve, I try again and usually succeed. And lo and behold, that thing actually works as advertised!
Then I become an evangelist, telling everyone and their momma about needing to try this.
My Enema Experiment
That’s the way with trying an enema aka colon hydrotherapy.
Quick summary is that I had an urgent need.
My gut health was absolutely terrible. Acid reflux, IBS, newly developed food sensitivity to everything, depression & mood issues, candida issues, leaky gut symptoms, lethargy and weakness, adrenal fatigue. The classic symptoms of bad gut.
I went to a handful of doctors of varied philosophies, but there wasn’t any definitive solution other than to eat better, reduce stress, etc.
I bought and read nearly every top selling health book out there. In one of those books, The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates, she talks about the need to help our elimination systems to perform well. Do some enemas, she says.
This was earlier this year, in Feb.
I knew my usual patterns of waiting years to try something new, but this time I decided to buck that pattern. I went to CVS that same day and bought the last enema kit they had. First I tried to be discreet but could NOT find the damn box anywhere. Finally I went up to a store clerk, and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna be shy, I said out loud (way too loud actually), “Hi Miss, would you be kind enough to show me where the ENEMA KITS are?” And showed her a picture on my phone. She knew exactly where it was, in the feminine section.
That evening I tried the standard salt solution enema.
It was a mess. Or better said, absolutely nothing happened. I had trouble figuring out how to hook all the pipes. I couldn’t figure out how to insert properly. And when I did, the water wouldn’t come inside. Whatever was inside was only left in for a few minutes and then I evacuated. Zero benefits.
I finally retried the salt water enema last night.
8 MONTHS LATER!
This time, I heard about enemas from an unlikely source. During my deep dives into spiritual books, I found one called The Essene Gospel of Peace, apparently the words of Jesus.
In it, he talks about how to heal yourself from disease.
Sit in forest and absorb the good air. Check.
Sit in the sun and let it purify you. Check.
Fast. Ok, I’ll try this.
Lastly, get some clean water and insert it into yo butt!!
Yup, Jesus talked about giving yourself an enema as one of the principles of cleansing from disease.
So, I listened.
I fasted all evening.
And when the mood struck, I dusted off the ol enema kit and went to town on my butt.
It was one of the greatest moments of all time.
You know how when you go from using only toilet paper to using a bidet squirter + toilet paper? It’s a different world and you can never go back.
I immediately felt great cleansed relief feeling in the whole area below my belly button. I felt happy too. It’s like you feel itchy all day and someone finally scratches your back.
Then this morning, I felt even better.
Energetic, happy, clean, relief.
I can’t explain it better with words, you gotta try it is what I’m sayin. My next experiment will be a coffee one.
My Recent Fiction Reading
I told you a lil while ago that I’ve gotten super into reading fiction.
Some of my all time favorites so far have been David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, and all Isaac Asimov Foundation + Robot Novels.
My next projects are to go through Harry Potter, Hobbit, Lord of The Rings, then Narnia.
Power of Words in Fiction
One thing I noticed is that these authors are masters at painting images & feelings in the reader’s mind, simply by using words.
For example, in David Copperfield, there’s a villainous dude named Uriah Heep. But Dickens doesn’t come out and say, “see here, this is the bad guy of my story, his name is Uriah Heep.”
Instead he uses dark words when describing him and how he moves. “Snake-like” and “slithering”. He’s “sickly” & “pale”. He’s got thin long bony fingers. I imagine someone like Gollum, slithering around, with the fingers of a skeleton.
The authors also give their villains villainous sounding names. Like in Monte Cristo, there’s a bad dude named Villefort. Right on the nose.
In the later Foundation novels, Asimov has a nature-loving good female character named Bliss. Every time I read her name, I too get a bliss-like feeling inside my brain and body. She’s youthful, beautiful, and kind, as you’d imagine.
Another technique is that when describing criminal actions, authors will paint a gloomy, scary scenario. It’ll be dark and thunder storming. Like when bad things are about to happen to a jewel merchant in Monte Cristo. The seas are raging when bad things happen in David Copperfield.
There’s power to words.
Just by the act of reading them, authors transfer the image from their mind into the reader’s, shifting our mood & feelings.
Power of Words in Real Life
I’m a Louise Hayologist and a Maya Angelouist.
There’s power to words, they say. I believe em.
So if fiction writers can affect our moods & feelings by using words, we can do it to ourselves as well. Why can’t we be our own authors?
I was in need of some power words then, to have a list handy, so that I can sprinkle em in my daily life.
Here’s a list I came up with:
In no particular order
This song is perfect at explaining one thing by talking about other things. Cake by the ocean = Sex on the beach. Yet, by substituting one set of words (cake, chocolate, sugar), the listener gets the idea painted in her mind.
“I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean”
“I’m tired of all this candy on the dry land”
“Red velvet, vanilla, chocolate in my life
Funfetti, I’m ready; I need it every night”
I’m not a big poem person but these two resonated with me. Your path will certainly be full of peaks and valleys, and during the lows we need some encouragement. That’s what these words below are for me.
I heard this first poem recited by Steve Harvey, on one of his motivational talks. It’s a great one. The author seems to be unknown from my searching.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
This next poem, I heard from Charlie Munger, on one of his many talks and writings. It’s a complete lesson on how to live your life, even during difficulties.
– Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
I’m stuffed to the brim.
I’ve listened to as many law of attraction teachings as possible over 8 years, and I don’t want even one more morsel inside my brain! No matter how many teachers I turn to, I was having a difficult time grasping how thoughts create things.
So, let me see if I can untangle this web for me (and you).
When you teach others, you learn that thing better yourself.
First things first.
We have to be open-minded enough to listen to the idea that thoughts do indeed create things. Not everyone is open to this idea, to keep a beginner’s mind, nor was I until after years and years of reading & learning.
That part of the job is up to you.
I’m sure you’ve done plenty of reading on law of attraction, intention, visualization, neuroplasticity, yogic teachings and the sort by now.
Here are a few quotes to refresh your memory.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
– Mark 11:24
“If you want it and expect it, it will be yours very soon.”
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
“I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.”
– Michael Jordan
“Change your thoughts if you wish to change your circumstances. Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda
How thoughts create things
Let’s divide the brain into two parts.
For simplicity, we will use these terms interchangeably.
Subconscious Mind = Brain = Automatic Thoughts = Negative Thoughts.
Subconscious produces automatic thoughts.
Do you ever find yourself in the shower and halfway through, become alert and realize you had been mumbling and replaying an event the whole time? That’s the automatic brain in action. Thoughts & images replay without us trying. And it’s very easy to get lost in that dream-like state. These usually happen when we’re showering, driving, washing dishes, or some type of mundane activity.
And automatic thoughts are mostly negative.
Brain has a negativity bias, we all know this by now.
I don’t know what that percentage is, and it probably differs from person to person depending on their awareness. Let’s assume our automatic thoughts are 90% negative & 10% positive for most of us.
Automatic negative thoughts are creating crappy things for us. You know how athletes visualize hitting the winning shot? Well, this is the exact opposite. Our automatic thoughts are visualizing bad things happening.
Conscious Mind = Mind = Intentional Thoughts
Mind is where we do something purposefully.
For example, I don’t automatically write a blog post.
Instead, I have to make up my conscious mind to do so, turn on some music, log onto my website, click “new post”, and manually type using my fingers. I intentionally use energy units from the conscious mind to do all these tasks.
With our Mind, we can intentionally think positive or negative thoughts. We have a choice.
For example, some people use both conscious & subconscious minds to think negative. Those are the truly miserable, dark cloud around them all the time people. They also tend to be the most ignorant and least educated folks. If no one ever teaches you that you can think positively, how will you know? We rarely learn this from our family or school. You kinda have to stumble onto it somehow.
We can look at our own life to see how good we’re doing at our conscious intentional thinking. My guess is that some things are working for you but many things could use improvement.
The goal is to use good thoughts to feel good to create good things.
“Thoughts are the language of the brain and the mind, and feelings are the language of the body.”
– Dr. Joe Dispenza
“Let your feelings be your guide.”
Thinking positive thoughts is what need to do.
Positive feelings tell us we’re doing it right.
Positive things are what we manifest as a result.
We use emotions as an indicator of how we’re doing.
If we’re headed in the right direction, we will feel good.
If going the wrong way, we will feel bad.
We always know which way we’re headed by the way we feel, like Abraham-Hicks says. That’s our inner GPS.
It’s like there’s a floating island in the sky.
On that island exists all the things we want. You can grab your new car, mate, job, better health while you’re visiting. We get to that island using a hot air balloon, which is powered by positive feelings. We get positive feelings by thinking enough positive thoughts with our mind so that the body also starts releasing feel good chemicals.
We usually do this by accident.
It’s like a blind person throwing enough darts until he hits a bulls-eye. Thus we have some good things in our lives (a good job, a good mate, or good house), and a lot that could use improvement.
The goal though is to do it deliberately and intentionally to create more good in more areas of our lives. In health, wealth, and relationships.
FEELINGS ARE WHERE IT’S AT.
It’s not enough just to think positive thoughts, we must do it long enough & vivid enough to manifest positive feelings in the body. That is the mistake I had been doing all this time. I was thinking positive thoughts but rarely to the point of evoking positive feelings. It’s not Think and Grow Rich. It should be Think and Feel Rich.
“Step three is the most important step, Sara, and it’s the step that most people miss altogether. Step three is this: Once you have identified what it is that you do want, you must make that feel real. You must talk about why you want it, describe what it would be like to have it, explain it, pretend it, or remember another time like it – but keep thinking about it until you find that feeling place. Continue to talk to yourself about what it is that you do want until you feel good.”
– Solomon in Sara Book 1, by Esther Hicks
It’s not easy, it’s very hard
The other catch to this task is that we have to be deliberately quiet to accomplish it.
This task requires tremendous discipline to keep our mind focused on good and be comfortable in quiet solitude. Especially difficult for a person like me, who is constantly multitasking and listening to audio.
Meaning, it’s not possible to do this while consuming the news, game of thrones, gossip shows, sports & political talk shows where they’re yelling, podcasts, blogs, books, gchatting, youtube clips, gossiping with family, friends, & coworkers.
It’s also important to note that listening to hours and hours of Abraham-Hicks on youtube will not do the trick. Trust me, I’ve tried & have listened for thousands of hours. It’s like watching cooking shows over and over, hoping it’ll result in an omelette in our kitchen. I’ve tried that too! ;)
No, at some point, you’ll have to head down to the fridge, crack open a few eggs and do the work yourself.
That’s the error law of attraction teachers make when teaching. They make it sound easy when it’s one of the hardest things ever.
To think enough positive thoughts to evoke positive feelings can be as difficult as hitting a hole-in-one in golf. With enough practice, it may become like hitting a 3-pointer in basketball. Eventually, it should be like a layup or brushing our teeth. Easy & automatic.
That requires a certain amount of practice & patience.
It’s no different than learning to cook, play the guitar, or getting a black belt in jiu jitsu.
But unlike playing the guitar, law of attraction isn’t optional. Whether we want to or not, things are being created by thoughts. We might as well get good at this then.
The good news is that the more we consciously think positive thoughts, eventually those seeds will land on good soil in our subconscious mind, sprout and grow, and our automatic thoughts will become good as well.
That is when both parts of the brain are working at full power and we get massive results. Instead of having one foot on the gas pedal and the other on the brake, now we’re zooming on full accelerator. I imagine the truly great folks are operating at this level (Oprah, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos).
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
– Henry David Thoreau
So, I need to sit quietly (the hardest part).
Turn off all gadgets, gizmos, and shows. Try and think one positive thought. About any topic.
Once I get a hold of that positive thought, hold onto it with all my might. Then try to magnify that as much as possible with additional positive thoughts. Until I get that tingling positive feeling in the body (joy, excitement, hype). Then I need to keep doing that as long as possible, as long as it’s fun. Daily.
This will keep me humming at a high enough vibration, high enough altitude in my hot air balloon, to manifest the things I really want in life.
Amazon can drop off groceries and packages at my doorstep.
Get grubhub to send me some restaurant food.
I got the internet, a laptop, and a phone.
Do all my work using a wifi signal.
I’m all set indoors.
But the more I stay inside, the more disconnected I feel.
That includes staying in my house, working in the office, driving in cars, sleeping in hotels, or even hanging at other people’s homes.
The only way I realized this was an issue was after going to the forest preserves and spending some time there. This made me realize that indoors severely lacked what outdoors provided.
What is that thing?
I had to know.
Have you ever seen fish tanks in people’s homes?
Not the fancy ones, but the simple tanks. With plastic rocks, plastic pirate ships, plastic plants, artificial light, and a bunch of tap water. Some sad looking fish pacing back and forth, hoping for the good lord to put em out of their misery.
In contrast, have you seen clips of the coral reef?
That’s what Finding Nemo and Dory were based on.
Life is teeming and thriving there.
Humans are living like the fish in those crappy artificial tanks.
We have all the amenities & luxuries man can make, surrounded by plastic and metal, but we lack the special je ne sais quoi that only nature can provide.
Nature provides grounding, they say.
So I bought an artificial grounding mat, one of those things that hook up to the electrical outlet, but it’s not the same.
Nature has negative ions they say.
I got one of those high power negative ion generators, not the same. And the artificial ions have a weird plastic-like smell.
Nature is bright and sunny, sure.
I use full spectrum bulbs (5 of em at a time) and use three 10,000 lux lightboxes at a time. Not the same as the Sun.
Nature’s got the heat.
I got a far infrared sauna, but it’s still not the same.
Nature gives us vitamin d.
I take VitD capsules, but it’s not the same.
I even got tons of houseplants, for oxygen and air purification, but that doesn’t cut it either.
I think the answer is that nature is perfect & harmonious.
Meaning, things are already working out there in nature.
Plants & trees grow. It rains. It snows. Sun comes out. Birds and the bees flutter about, doing their thing. Squirrels are hopping around looking for whatever it is that they’ve lost. Butterflies waft about. There’s enough food for all. Things are working (until humans start meddling).
When we humans build our homes, we don’t do it naturally. We do it more for aesthetics & usefulness. We don’t do it for natural harmony. As we get walled in with technology & artificiality, we are getting sick from lack of nature. Indoor sickness.
We need to hang out in nature to soak in that perfect harmony.
Trust me, I wish it weren’t so, because I’d love to never leave indoor spaces ever again. I love everything coming to me at the click of a button. But just like we gotta floss to keep gums healthy, we need to hit up nature to keep our spirits healthy. That’s just the way it is.
So, this indoorsman will have to make some mandatory visits to the outdoors.
Thankfully, there were wise folks back in the day like Theodore Roosevelt (known as the conservationist president) with the foresight to preserve pieces of nature for the rest of us.
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