Stories are just Stories

I have found it very easy to make up stories about how people don’t like me. I recognize and dismiss those stories quickly these days but before Logosynthesis, it was difficult to do.

I think it started the summer after 6th grade. I was invited to be in a club which I loved. After summer vacation, I was told that the club had disbanded. Later I learned that the same girls had formed a new club just like the last one, only this time I wasn’t invited.

At the time, I was devastated.

The story I told myself was that they didn’t like me because I was defective in some way.

Nobody told me that this is just what girls this age typically do to each other or that there might be a different explanation.

When something similar happened to our daughter, my husband and I helped her create a different kind of story.  We talked about how she was trying to be someone she wasn’t in order to please those girls and suggested she find girls more like herself. She did and as far as I know, had no residual problems.

If you have stories that still trouble you, learning to use the special Logosynthesis sentences will help you reclaim your energy to create better stories for yourself.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 67 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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Phone Tree Victim

Have you ever been caught in a phone tree for way too long? Once the problem gets solved, do you feel happy and relieved, or are you still angry because of the time you were forced to spend waiting?

Judging from the stories I hear in casual conversation; most people find the left-over anger doesn’t just go away. They are angry because they still feel like helpless victims of another person’s incompetence.

There is no satisfactory ending and it is hard to let go and move on.

Is that how you feel?

If we examine the belief behind this persistent anger, it’s usually something like, “It shouldn’t be this way!”

As long as you hold on to that belief, you keep on feeling angry. When you find a way to release the belief, the anger evaporates.

If you say the three Logosynthesis sentences to reclaim your energy from this belief, chances are very good that it will evaporate. The target you should use is “This belief that the world should be different.”

Before you say the sentences, remember details of what the worst part of your wait was like. After you say the sentences, go back to your memory and notice what has changed.

You’ll find complete details in this book. Get your copy now.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 59 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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Meet Your Self

Who is your Self anyway? I like to think of my Self as core part of me that is a part of and somewhat separated from Essence or All That Is or Universal Energy or Oneness.

Pretty confusing to talk about. One way I think of the part of and separate from is likening it to my fingers and my hand. My fingers are distinct and yet they are an integral part of my hand.

A spiritual practice I learned over 30 years ago is writing a daily journal to my Self to learn to connect with and use my inner wisdom.

I address my Self as Friend and start each entry ‘Dear Friend…’ I write of things that I am trying to understand or make decisions about. I sign each letter, “Love, Laurie.”

Then I pause, wait and write a brief response using the following form. ‘Dear friend…’ and sign the letter ‘your Friend.’

I have no idea this practice would be as valuable to you as it has been to me, but I invite you to try it.

I know that over the years, listening and doing things that are congruent with my Self, rather than letting ego steer my decisions, has definitely helped me stay aware of my own connection to Essence.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 116 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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