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Daily Nugget of Gold 2226

Daily Nugget of Gold 2226

Enlightening

We wanted to talk about another tool in the toolbox designed to keep us in a positive state of vibration when negative events come our way and this one we were going to call “education” but this word, “enlightening” maybe is a better descriptor. This is a close cousin to the tool we talked about last time in that something is revealed that we didn’t already know, our last discussion focused on the utility of that information in that it allowed us to make a correction that we otherwise wouldn’t have known about. In this segment, we’re going to talk about the greater aspect of enlightening ourselves with this new information. It may not be something we need to correct or act upon, but simply we can benefit by just “knowing”.

Loving the learning process means that as we make a new discovery we celebrate our expanding knowledge, because learning is a goal of ours. Even if the event was initially thought of being of a negative nature, this is an undeniably positive outcome and one we can find joy in. Events themselves don’t have a positive or negative vibrational state, that is only determined by us as the event unfolds in our perception of it. Something that happens isn’t a “good thing” or a “bad thing” all on it’s own, it’s only an event. We assign to each event the meaning we give it. Even if we label something a “bad thing” it’s not too late to change our perception of it, but it immediately becomes more difficult than if we saw it as a “good thing” to begin with.

We’ve mentioned this several times but Adam Savage from Mythbusters celebrates the outcome of any experiment as having obtained the goal, of showing a result. The goal is to get a result, not to get the result you wanted or were expecting. Each time they tried to prove or disprove a myth, they could celebrate the outcome no matter what it was. Why can’t that be you? If enlightenment is the goal, how can you lose? Well, we’ll answer that, by not experimenting at all. If you do not seek answers, you cannot get them, for the most part. That fosters ignorance which in itself isn’t a good or a bad thing either- until we assign value to it as well.

You get to decide what you value more, ignorance- which some people call “bliss” or enlightenment, which allows you to know all- or better described, is “knowing all”. People decide for themselves which is better, and since you are reading this, you are one such person. Where would you rather be in this equation and which of these tactics would allow you to get to and stay in a positive vibrational state better? Remember that The Law of Attraction doesn’t care how you got to the vibrational state you’re in, in only responds to the one you’ve obtained. It responds in kind.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What did I just learn from what happened?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2225

Daily Nugget of Gold 2225

Correction

No, we’re not correcting something we said here, although we are intimately aware of our own flaws and equally aware of the chance we could be wrong at any given time. Now, we’re talking about the tool which is used when we see a need to make a change, a correction. We use this tool daily in what we do. If you drive a car, you’re constantly doing it. Every tiny turn of the wheel, each time you touch the brakes OR the accelerator, you are correcting the current state of affairs to the conditions presented and observed. If you didn’t, you’d smash into the car in front of you, go over the cliff, or get rear-ened by the car behind you.

Even if you walk everywhere you go, you constantly correct your path to avoid obstacles, or the cracks that “break your mother’s back” (who was the demented slug who came up with THAT rhyme, anyhow?”) We make them all the time, we hold our tongue when maybe what we are about to say might set someone off. The commonality of making corrections means that we can do them without getting upset. Think about it, do you get angry because you need to steer the car? If you did, that would be pointless and silly. The whole reason you have a steering wheel is to use it.

This tool is so effective because the condition you observed isn’t your enemy. It only becomes that if you make it that. No, if you need to make a correction, just make it. Let’s say that you are like one of our farmer friends who just pumped a truckload of soybeans into a bin that is holding corn. You can get angry about it if you want, but that won’t help you accomplish the rather huge job it is to remove them. Anger won’t prevent you from doing that again in the future.

When this happened in real life, the farmers wisely waiting a month to make sure they were not angry about it, then they removed the soybeans… and THEN they made the corrections they should have made in the first place-labeling the bins in a way that avoided this confusion. They were wise enough to realize that although only one of them made this mistake, the events that led up to that was actually shared by all of them, they should have had a better system of identifying and making sure of the contents of the bins before transferring any new material into them.

That it took 3 days of labor inside the bin to fix the problem, that’s not actually a negative if you view it correctly. That was a small price to pay for a mistake that could have been avoided. Some of the costly mistakes that can happen on a farm cost the farmer their life or limbs. A few days work? They got off cheap. Not so cheap they didn’t note the cost, however. So now that this happened, they made corrections. That’s one benefit of screwing up. What good would it do for the farmers to hold anger and resentment for the mistake? We all make mistakes, but we also all make corrections. The great thing about the farming videos we like is we see what they do, what they’re made of, warts and all.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What good does it do to be angry about being given the information we need to make a correction?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2224

Daily Nugget of Gold 2224

Switcheroo

We talked about how there are a lot of tools out there which we could use to transmute or transform our negative emotional states into positive ones and this particular tool we think we’ll say we’re performing a switcheroo when we use it. Normally, that slang term is used when we have some unwitting person be the victim of a sneaky switch. We say “victim” because it’s usually to their detriment in that case. For our purposes here, the reason we call this a switcheroo is that we are taking one heightened emotional state and using it’s force and energy to go into another.

Here’s the key, it instantly transforms it into something positive and beneficial, from the negative state we began in. Can you guess what we’re talking about here? The fact that an negative event suddenly shows up actually works in our favor here because emotions are quick, like a race horse out of the gate in a race. The bell rings, the gate opens and the horse is running. (Dr. Tom Miller gets the credit for that analogy)

So you’re driving along and someone suddenly cuts into your lane, nearly causing you to die in an accident. Your reaction is unavoidable, the adrenaline kicks in, your heart pounds and you’re angry. (note that fear was the primary emotion here, anger is actually secondary- as it always is) At this heightened state of mind, you switch over to comedy. You immediately find humor in the situation and can laugh about it because it didn’t cause you any pain or suffering in a real sense. You can wonder to yourself just how long this other person can exist in life without removing themselves from the gene pool.

The intensity of the emotion actually makes it easy to switch one emotion for the other, much in the way a marshal arts expert using the energy of their opponent against them by allowing them to go where they were going and adding to that energy as they pass by rather than trying to collide with it.

What we’re saying is, it does no good to try and stifle the heightened vibrational state of being because the energy is too intense for that. Instead, we want to use all of the adrenaline in our favor and laugh about it since no actual harm occurred, or far less harm happened than could have. Good humor always takes the familiar and adds an unexpected element of surprise. That we’ve got the blood flowing and are in a peak emotional state makes the switcheroo so easy to do here. Yes, other tools work on this sort of thing, too, but none works this fast.

Practice this one and before you know it, you’ll do it quickly and easily every time.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“Why would we choose to live in a negative state of being if we don’t have to?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2223

Daily Nugget of Gold 2223

The Right Tool for the Job

So now that we’ve had a discussion on the need to have different tools and also what the goal of doing the job is, we’ll get on to what the tools are that we can use. First, a quick review- the goal we’re pursuing is obtaining and maintaining a heart filled with happiness and joy. Why? Because having that going for us guarantees a positive response from The Law of Attraction, but also that it places us in a harmonically aligned state of being with All There Is. Another name for The Law of Attraction is The Law of Love, or even The Law of Vibration.

The one thing we already talked about was forgiveness. That is a huge tool which might not do the job all by itself, but is one we always want to keep in mind. Forgiveness is the power of “letting go” or disassociation with the negative, whatever it is. Sometimes people have difficulty with this, they believe that “I can’t forgive” something. Say it’s an act of child abuse, for example. To some people, they think this is “unforgivable” What they are having difficulty with is their own hatred for the abuser, rather than the goal of having nothing to do with the abuse itself.

In such cases, the act is much like an iron rod, heated in the fire. Not only is it drawing much of the heat from the fire, but the heat is emanating from the rod once its withdrawn from the embers. If we wrap our fist around that rod, it will burn us so badly that we cannot let go. While we can argue that the heat is wrong and bad all we want, in this situation it is our insistence in grasping it firmly that is causing the third degree burns we are experiencing, not the fact that the iron is indeed hot. If we didn’t wrap our fingers around the rod, it would not injure us so.

It is the degree of which we are willing to get close to the rod that causes the injury. Forgiveness is that disassociation created when we say, yes, we see the evil but we choose not to incorporate it into our own soul and have it taint our Spiritual alignment with God. That’s what forgiveness will do. It’s the sledgehammer of our tools, it’s for the big jobs where small tools won’t make much difference.

Forgiveness allows us to step away unharmed by evil and trauma. Some people might think this is something akin to being cold hearted but there is never an advantage to be had in allowing negativity or hatred in our heart. The only way to effectively help a victim is from the standpoint of a heart overflowing with love and joy. Impurities and imperfections only hamper this process, not enhance it.

We know this. Can we imagine a God filled with hatred, jealousy, or envy? Can we appreciate a God who is greedy? These things don’t sit well with us and for good reason. We are One with God if Omnipresence is true, and it must be due to God’s infinite nature. We will get around to the other tools, we promise!

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What’s the advantage to my dwelling in a state of anger?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2222

Daily Nugget of Gold 2222

What Else Shall We Use?

This is a discussion of tools, if you will. Another word for these tools is “strategies”. You could call them tactics, and obviously, tools are a noun and strategies or tactics are more verb-like in that they connote an action, but while we’re not an English language expert, those are also nouns, aren’t they? In any case, we can employ these skill sets to accomplish our goal. What IS our goal? Gee, we do see a need here to clearly define what the goal is that we have in mind.

We want to be happy, have a heart filled with joy! Why? For a couple of reasons. One is, it’s a much better experience than being filled with misery and woe, isn’t it? Another major advantage to having a heart filled with happiness and joy is that we will attract to us more things to keep us in that frame of mind, that vibrational frequency. This is a matter of law, The Law of Attraction, to be exact. So whatever the emotional state that is that is our heart, the very core of our Spiritual being, The Law of Attraction will deliver in kind. If there are weeds in our garden within our heart, then weeds will contaminate our pleasurable responses from All There Is acting for our benefit through His Law.

Why would God Almighty want to deliver to us unpleasantness? His goal is this: Spiritual purification on our part. The bad experiences we get when we aren’t in harmony with Love, Joy, and Omnipotence are only there to help guide us to the Truth.

In a toolbox we have many tools. Sometimes the tools are very tiny, such as a jeweler’s set of screwdrivers. Sometimes the tools are so large, they don’t fit in the toolbox at all. A sledgehammer usually has a handle about a yard long (a bit less than a meter for those of you who are metrically inclined.) Let us consider why all the different tools are there. We need the ones specifically for the job at hand. While no job ever requires us to use all of them at once, sometimes we need to make tiny, almost imperceivable adjustments. At other times we need heavy hammers and massive wrenches to get large and difficult things to move.

The right tool for the job at hand is key, if you use a sledgehammer on a watch, you’ll destroy it. If you attempt to use a tiny tool on a huge bolt, nothing will happen. Sometimes it takes a combination of tools to do the job, but all jobs require not only the knowledge of how to do them, but further- doing them well takes practice. Experience means you’ve already done something, and most times- you’ve done it wrong in a number of ways. After a while, you learn the importance of doing it right, as well as a better method.

We haven’t gotten to those tools yet, but we will. It’s a good thing to understand why tools are required and then how to use them properly. This is no substitute of “mucking it up”, that’s important, too.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What are the tools I can use to stay in a happy and joyous state of being?

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