“The ‘devil’ is a fictional character made up (and perpetuated) by insecure humans who want to control other insecure humans. There’s a lot of power in fear, isn’t there? There shouldn’t be, because, really, what fear is, is power-less.

If you understood Source, as we do, you would never fashion such fiction because there is only Well-Being that flows from that which is your Source.”

Abraham-Hicks, Excerpted from North Los Angeles, CA on 3/6/04

Helpers – Suzanne Giesemann

“Do you not have your games of strategy? What is the next move? How do you best maneuver the scenario?

Is that not what your life is like at times? If something is not working, how do you proceed?  You may think you need to think it through … to strategize.

But what if you knew you were not alone? What if you knew you had helpers behind the scenes who will help if you ask for advice?

You do have such helpers.

They are your guides.

Do not think you have to go this life alone. You need only ask for assistance from within from above, from “here” … it matters not how or where you view these helpers, simply ask. Stay tuned, then, for guidance.

This does most often come from within, and it comes with answers you would not have come up with yourself. Yes, you are autonomous, but you are also connected to aspects of Consciousness with a greater perspective.

Ask, why don’t you, and see.

You are so very loved.”

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The Mechanism Of Letting Go

Dr. Hawkins’ book, Letting Go, was one of Wayne Dyer’s favorites!

“Letting go involves being aware of a feeling, letting it come up, staying with it, and letting it run its course without wanting to make it different or do anything about it.  It means simply to let the feeling be there and to focus on letting out the energy behind it.

The first step is to allow yourself to have the feeling without resisting it, venting it, fearing it, condemning it, or moralizing about it.  It means to drop judgement and to see that it is just a feeling.

The technique is to be with the feeling and surrender all efforts to modify it in any way.  Let go of wanting to resist the feeling.  It is resistance that keeps the feeling going.  When you give up resisting or trying to modify the feeling, it will shift to the next feeling and be accompanied by a lighter sensation.  A feeling that is not resisted will disappear as the energy behind it dissipates.

As you begin the process, you will notice that you have fear and guilt over having feelings; there will be resistance to feelings in general.  To let feelings come up, it is easier to let go of the reaction to having the feelings in the first place.  A fear of fear itself is a prime example of this.  Let go of the fear or guilt that you have about the feeling first, and then get into the feeling itself.

When letting go, ignore all thoughts.  Focus on the feeling itself, not on the thoughts.  Thoughts are endless and self-reinforcing, and they only breed more thoughts.  Thoughts are merely rationalizations of the mind to try and explain the presence of the feeling.  The real reason for the feeling is the accumulated pressure behind the feeling that is forcing it to come up in the moment.  The thoughts or external events are only an excuse made up by the mind.

As we become more familiar with letting go, it will be noticed that all negative feelings are associated with our basic fear related to survival and that all feelings are merely survival programs that the mind believes are necessary.  The letting go technique undoes the programs progressively.  Through that process, the underlying motive behind the feelings becomes more and more apparent

To be surrendered means to have no strong emotion about a thing:  “It’s okay if it happens, and its okay if it doesn’t.”  When we are free, there is a letting go of attachments.  We can enjoy a thing, but we don’t need it for our happiness.

There is a progressive diminishing of dependence on anything or anyone outside of ourselves.  These principles are in accord with the basic teaching of the Buddha to avoid attachment to worldly phenomena, as well as the basic teaching of Jesus Christ to “be in the world but not of it.”

“Letting Go,” Chapter 2,  David R. Hawkins, M.D., PH.D.,

Holiness – Excerpt From A Course In Miracles

“All separation vanishes as holiness is shared.  For holiness is power, and by sharing it, it gains in strength.  If you seek for satisfaction in gratifying your needs as you perceive them, you must believe that strength comes from another and what you gain, he loses. Someone must always lose if you perceive yourself as weak. Yet there is another interpretation of relationships that transcends the concept of loss of power completely.

You do not find it difficult to believe that when another calls on God for love, your call remains as strong.  Nor do you think think when God answers him, your hope of answer is diminished.  On the contrary, you are more inclined to regard his success as witness to the possibility of yours. That is because you recognize, however dimly, that God is an idea.  And like Him, you can give yourself completely, wholly without loss and only with gain.  Herein lies peace, for here there is no conflict.

The holy instant thus becomes a lesson in how to hold all of your brothers in your mind, experiencing not loss but completion.  From this it follows you can only give.  And this is love, for this alone is natural under the laws of God.  In the holy instant the laws of God prevail, and only they have meaning.  The laws of this world cease to hold any meaning at all.”

A Course In Miracles, p. 315, 3 – 5.