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Eliminating “Scrooge Syndrome”

Eliminating “Scrooge Syndrome”

There’s just no getting around it: life can be stressful. As a result, many of us seem to be afflicted with the “Scrooge Syndrome.” It’s not that we are stingy, miserly or oppressive. Instead, we drag around a “heavy chain,” forged link after link by major life stresses, with the occasional smaller links of stresses like running late or losing your keys to top it all off. And, each added emotional stress of today adds more links and more weight to the ever-growing burden. A body becomes exhausted when it must continuously cope with the heavy weight of past emotional stresses on top of the stresses of today.

That’s where forgiveness comes in.

Forgiving and finding the good in every situation can update physiological responses to be more appropriate, and thereby help relieve residual physical tension – take away the links and lighten the burden. And then, when we add the personal field as a component of the whole communication system, forgiveness and finding the good takes on an even greater importance. Forgiving and finding the good can help reduce interference in communication between body and field. These two conscious activities are part of our learning process. There is no such thing as a negative lesson. Learning the lesson turns negative experiences into positive memories. And the biggest lesson we have to learn is that we are responsible for our own actions, thoughts, and feelings.

One of biggest lessons we have to learn is that life experiences don’t happen to us; they happen for us. Everything that goes on in your life is an opportunity for you to find an element of positive in that experience. That’s why the forgiveness process we teach is no important. It helps you focus on positive elements in every situation. Positive thoughts, attitudes, and feelings are part of your personal “anti-litter” campaign – they reduce the amount of interference projected into your field.

You can’t change the past. You can’t undo things that have been done, and you can’t insert corrections into your past experiences. However, you can neutralize the effects negative feelings toward past experiences have on your future health and life. Your past is what it is; your current responses to your past are up to you.