Would you drink poison–just a little bit–every time you had a negative thought? No. But we do, don’t we? Every doubt creates just a tiny bit of poison in our consciousness. Doubting that we’ll do well on an interview or phone call. Doubting that our family will be able to afford that next big purchase. Doubting that the company we work for will want us around after the downsizing. Think of each doubt as a tiny drop of black ink dropped into a pure & clear glass of water. That’s exactly how it works.
And it doesn’t matter if we’re dropping ink into a glass or a 5 gallon bucket. You know what happens when the very first drop goes in. The entire container gets tainted. Doubt is a taint to our consciousness.
We have this idea, as sensible human beings, that being “doubtful” about someone or something is somehow valuable. We believe that somehow our “doubtfulness” will protect us from being taken advantage of or hoodwinked in some way, shape or form. Our “suspicious nature” is a badge of pride proving we’re smart, or shrewd or clever.
Here’s the question: what actual dividend does doubt pay in your life? Does it protect you or just make you suspicious of everyone and everything. Does it add or subtract from your life. If seeing the world through rose-colored glasses is supposed to be bad; imagine what the world looks like through a taint of black ink!
The folks I’ve helped over the years all come to me with some layers of doubt about their issue. There is financial doubt, health-related doubt and relationship-based doubt. There is the evil cluster trio called Fear, Doubt & Worry. They sound like a terrible band! Of the three of them it is doubt which is the most insidious. It wears a disguise that makes it seem “reasonable” or “sensible” to entertain that doubt.
How do you let go of doubt easily? Ask yourself this question whenever it arises: do I want to see clearly or through the taint of a black dye? If that’s too esoteric, just ask yourself, ‘if it turns out that what I’m worried about will never happen, what does my heart want in this situation?’ Even simpler, just ask, ‘if I could only trust, what’s the obvious next step?’
It is no mystery to me about the nature of health and emotional problems and doubt. Working with folks for many years has taught me that the doubts need to be cleared up before any permanent healing can be established. It’s really just that simple.
The truth of the matter is that we sometimes get ripped off, taken advantage of and are terrible judges of character. The important thing to notice is that it only happens sometimes–not always. For the vast majority of our time and lives we live without trauma & difficulty. Why would I choose to taint every single interaction with the world to defend myself against the 1% of the time when things go sideways?
Would you like to be shielding yourself all the time against some of the time? Wouldn’t you just rather live a life that is “all in” from your heart? If you’ve been a “Doubting Thomas” all your life…well…good for you. Has it paid out rich rewards? Time to learn a new skill. If we choose to live in doubt we see its negative effect everywhere in our lives. It’s possible for everyone who wants to decide that an open-hearted policy is a much better choice.
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Rudy has spent nearly 30 years helping dogs & people back to health and happiness using essential oils and energy work. He works long-distance helping people & pooches when other modalities have failed. His website, http://www.rudyhunter.com has lots of FREE healing resources for both species.