I felt today that the Sedona Method had something to say directly to me personally. The method has been around for a long time, and Hale Dwoskin has seen thousands of people go through the course.
And deep down, we all share many of the same issues. I just seemed to hear exactly the right thing at the right time.
I spent the weekend agonizing over what I should do about a particulate aspect of my life and wondering what would be the outcomes of the various possibilities. The outcome of the weekend was that I made no decisions and achieved nothing.
Then this morning, I listened to the next lesson of the course and it was about letting go of wanting to figure out what to do and control outcomes.
And, you know what, it works! As soon as I stopped trying think of what to do, what to do became obvious.
A couple of stressful days and sleepless nights could have been avoided if I had worked through this lesson earlier.
There was another thing that struck home for me. I had not been keeping up with the course and using the method because I wasn’t feeling much.
As I tried to do the releasing process, I seemed to be doing more thinking than feeling and not really noticing any results. I thought that I had pretty much recovered from my long period of depression but I realize now that my feelings are still very much locked down.
From listening to the participants at the live events, this is very common and another thing that you need to release from wanting to control.
Hale Dwoskin says himself that he was a ‘neck up’ releaser in the beginning. Instead of letting this be a barrier, I should be celebrating becoming aware of it.
It is an important step in the process. I am coming to the conclusion that I am in the hands of someone who really knows what he is talking about.
My enthusiasm for the process is renewed and I am happy to continue and let things happen in their own time.
That is not to say that major breakthroughs cannot be achieved very quickly. Some people have had remarkable results in dealing with issues that have troubled them for many years.
But we must not fall into the trap of trying to force the issue.
It seems that I am not the only one who tends to think about what I am feeling and then, think about what I’m thinking and then…
This is exactly why I think this course is so valuable. There is no need to go back and analyze and relive the past.
It is enough to address what is happening in the moment. That is a skill that few of us possess and all of us would benefit from.
To live fully now and not have half an eye on the future and half an eye on the past. It is a skill I am eager to develop.