Before I begin I would like to add two more measures that can be taken in defeating negativity or dark forces.
(9) Laughter. After contemplating this principle I sense that there is more to this than meets the eye and that we can use laughter for positive results unrealized.
There have been a few people who have used laugher as a means to aid with healing, but using it to dispel darkness and negativity is perhaps a new twist.
Like Blayne says, maybe when we get down and out and there's no where to go but up that a good laugh will propel us in the desired direction.
Think of it. What actually happens when we laugh? How do you feel when you are actually in the act of joyous laughter?
No matter how negative you felt the instant before, no matter what your stress or pain, it all seems to disappear during the time of the actual heartfelt laughter.
In a way laughter is like a Sabbath of rest from all the cares and concerns of life. It is also interesting that one of the promises of God to the faithful in the scriptures is to "enter into his rest."
Is it possible that laughter is a method of entering into the rest of God while still living upon the earth?
Let us, my friends try an experiment during the next month and laugh at the following:
(A) Any situation that distresses you.
(B) Any negative feeling that bothers you
(C) Anything painful.
When you laugh, just do not make the sound thoughtlessly, but actually laugh at the negativity you wish to disappear. This will send a message through your soul that you do not recognize the negative and will call forth the magical power of the Spirit to move you one additional step toward creating heaven on earth.
As you experiment with laughter, please post your experiences and thoughts here on the Keys. Anything to do with laughter is on topic for the next month.
Here's an interesting quote from DK on the subject: "One is to cultivate the ability to "sit light in the saddle" (to use an old proverbial injunction) and the other is to develop a sense of humour, a real (not forced) capacity to laugh at oneself and with the world. This is one of the compensations which come to those who can succeed in working in the light upon the mental plane. When you can do this, the constant tension under which you labour will adjust itself."
(10) Create a positive affirmation. In addition to saying the Song of the 144,000 you can write a personal affirmation geared to your own situation. You can either say it to yourself during the day or make yourself a tape and listen to it regularly.
"Every day in every way I am getting better and better," is a popular, but short one.
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