Recently, Reverend Christopher Ian Chenoweth of Positive Daily Inspiration, (www.positivechristianity.org) posted this joke in his newsletter:
A woman calls her husband and sounding really stressed says, “Please come over here and help me. I have a jigsaw puzzle, and I can’t figure out how to get it started. I’ve been working on it for hours!!!”
Her husband asks, “What is it supposed to be when it is finished?”
The wife says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a tiger.”
Her husband decides to go over and help with the puzzle.
She lets him in the room and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.
He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, “First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a tiger.”
He takes her hand and says, “Second, I want you to relax.”
“Let’s have a nice cup of tea,” and then… he sighed, “…Let’s put all these Frosted Flakes back in the box.”
How often in our lives do we see something as a problem, when it is really a misperception? If we can relax, focus on God or source, our situation would dissolve. Our mind cannot focus on two thoughts at the same time. If we shift our focus from our perceived problem to the qualities of God our problems recede into the background and there is space for divine guidance to flow to us.
Owen Waters, a metaphysical writer, discusses this technique of focusing the mind, developed by Emmet Fox. (excerpt below)
Emmet Fox was a New Thought author who proclaimed that the Golden Key technique would get you, or anyone else, out of any difficulty. The technique was simplicity itself:
Stop thinking about the difficulty and, instead, think about God.
To achieve this, people were told to make a mental list of everything that they knew about God and to repeat those sentences in their heads until their attention had shifted entirely away from the difficulty and onto a focus upon God. They would repeat lists of statements, such as: God is omnipotent; God is love; God knows all; I am a child of God; God is present everywhere; God is truth; God is with me now; and so on.
Then, the person had to put the difficulty out of their mind until the next time that they saw fit to use the technique. Some difficulties were harder than others to resolve and required several Golden Key sessions.
From extensive experience, Emmet Fox knew, without a doubt, that if the Golden Key technique were done correctly, it would work every time.
Read Owen’s complete article, A Light in the Darkness
I hope you try this technique and share how it works for you.