Sedona Method – The Basics – Do I want to change This

To begin with, there is nothing new under the sun. All ideas, experiences and wisdom the method shares is also to be found in Buddhism, The Course in Miracles and Early Christianity. I’m no expert at Islam or Hinduism but I bet elements of it can be found there as well.

No really surprising, because the so called Enlightened share an experience that I think is Universal and timeless.

So much for the theory. And that is one of the great things about the whole thing. The Sedona Method may have similarities in a lot of religions but is build around a set of practical and immediately applicable techniques.

The origin of the method is the most striking example of practicality I know. The beginning is not Lester receiving a sudden insight, flashes of light and a choirs of heavenly music. It’s the story of a man successful in most areas of life but a miserable failure in the spiritual part. Lester was in a very bad condition and was in fact so ill that he was send home to die. And that’s where he found himself. He was Successful, had money, girlfriends, a great career and a wonderful apartment. An apartment where he was sent back to, in pain and with a couple of shot morphine the doctors gave him he tried to “figure out” how a smart guy like himself could escape from this fate.

Then the most genial thought and the center of the whole method as I see entered his mind.

Do I want to change this….

His honest answer was not really surprising, of course he would. There was nothing in the world he wanted more. Looking back on his life, he could see that his life until then had been based on a constant and never ending succession of things he wanted to change. He realized that wanting things to be different than they are didn’t do him any good whatsoever. He sat there dying miserable and alone.

Wanting things to change is the root of our perceived difficulties

It is contrary to our cultural heritage, but wanting to change the way things are is in no way helping us. To the contrary, when we struggle and fight there is less room for our natural creativity to flow.

Wanting to change does give us the idea that we need the feeling because we will find ourselves in big trouble otherwise. But take an honest look at your life. Did wanting to change ever really changed anything?

And if wanting to change something did work, it would have changed long ago. The paradox here is that wanting to change doesn’t help. Just changing does, releasing the underlying issues will mysteriously resolve the most stubborn “problems”.. Want to figure it out… don’t…..

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~ by barb2082 on June 9, 2008.

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