I’ve heard all my life from people who wear glasses (I don’t) “Oh, I need to get my glasses changed. I’m not quite seeing as well.” Then they get them changed and it’s like there is a whole new world. Things aren’t fuzzy anymore. Things aren’t distorted anymore. We’ve heard the expression, “Seeing through rose-colored glasses” or “seeing through distorted glasses” speaking metaphorically about how we are looking at the world.
I believe that is true. I believe that almost all of us all the time are looking through distorted, slanted, or some colored glasses at the world. The reason that is important is because we want to be looking at the world through clear glasses. We want to see the truth, right? And we want to come from a place of truth. But in my experience that is almost never the case.
Let me give you an example. For more than 20 years I have asked people two questions: What do you want more than anything else right now? And, what are you most afraid of right now? I started that when I was in full-time ministry. I continued when I did secular and pastoral counseling. I continued in The Healing Codes and when I traveled around with Dr. Ben. The last 100 people I have asked the question, “What do you want more than anything else” and I did not coach them. I didn’t try to get them to answer any certain thing. The thing they told me when I asked just one or two probing questions was not the thing that they wanted more than anything else. Even though they said that without any manipulation at all, “Yes, this is what I want more than anything else.” Are you sure? “Yes, this is what I want more than anything else.” Then I ask them a couple of questions and they say, “Oh, wow! I guess that wasn’t right. I guess that wasn’t what I wanted more than anything else.”
That’s just one example of how we see the world through colored glasses. We see the world in a way that it isn’t. Some people see the world in a way that is unrealistic rosy. “I’m going to be a mega-billionaire so I’m just going to keep charging on my credit card because I know I’m going to be filthy rich and it’s not going to matter.” They end up in huge debt. Most people are on the other end and are so pessimistic and negative and bitter about life. They are kind of seeing the world through dark colored glasses. In ether extreme they are not seeing the world truthfully.
In other words we tend to look through the lenses of fear or desire, but not of truth. The lenses are determined by past programming. Which lens you are looking through determines what you see. What you see determines what you feel and what you think and what you do. In other words it determines your results.
Fear based lenses put your heart in a place where it is seeing things through a “My life is in danger” perspective. Everything is seen under that false lens of “I’m in danger”, “People are out to get me”, “This is going to turn out badly”, you name it.
The lens of desire, on the other hand, makes all the consequences drop away and we can only see that thing that we want, usually, from our five senses: seeing, tasting, touching, smelling, feelings.
I want you to test it. Look at something in your mind’s eye, through your imagination, and then feel the feeling that goes along with it. Look at something negative in your imagination and then see how you feel. Look at something positive in your imagination and again see how you feel. Look at something potentially life-threatening and see how you feel.
How many of you have been startled at some time or another by something that turned out to be nothing?
I’ll never forget when my oldest son Harry was startled by a stick and absolutely went through the roof. He just knew it was a snake and was yelling and screaming and ran to get us. “There’s a snake! There’s a snake!” It was a stick.
Fairs and carnivals learned to make a living on that by startling people with things that were totally non-threatening. They tricked the people into believing that they were threatening. The trick still makes you feel the anxiety, fear, sadness, desire, whatever it is.
Here’s what you have to do about it. You have to find the programming that is forcing the wrong lenses to be in front of your eyes and change the programming to truth and love. How do you do that? You do it by tracking your feelings, your actions, and your thoughts. You do the little test I told you by thinking about something positive. In this case don’t just think about something positive, but think about that thing that you are thinking about – eating ice cream to an unhealthy extent, of the negative thing – these financial problems are going to kill me. You are so focused on them you feel terrible and you can’t think about anything else.
Take a look at that thing, either desire or fear, that you are looking through, feel the feelings that are related to that and then track it back to the lie that originated it. It may be something when you were 5 or 10 or 20 years old. It always starts with an event where we get off-track and start believing a lie. That is the wrong programming. It has to be healed. It has to be changed in order for you to see yourself and see your life circumstances through the truth.
These dark glasses are just like dirt or toxins in the air or water or on your body. They will silently make you sick. They will stress you out. They will create illness and disease. They will destroy relationships. They will ruin your life. By starting to look through clear lenses, lenses of truth and love, it can change your perspective on anything and everything in your life and all of a sudden things start to get better.
If you are looking through distorted glasses in either direction, you have to find the programming that is causing those lenses to come up on your eyes. Track it back. Replace the bad programming with programming of truth and love. The clear glasses will come up automatically when that happens. You will start to see everything in your life differently. You circumstances will almost immediately, in my experience, start to change.
The last 100 people that I have asked that question and only two of them have had the right answer – that means 98% of the people thought they wanted something that is not really what they wanted. Once they realized that and started to look at what they wanted through the lenses of truth and love, a lot of times nothing else was required. That in and of itself was the healing event that changed their life.
You can do that with effort and what I call “mental sweat” where you try to track those things down and change them. I advise that. But I highly advise using energy medicine to heal those things because a lot of them are in the un- and subconscious. With energy medicine you can do it in a very short period of time versus a lot of time and maybe never.
Again, all energy medicine is, is a screwdriver, wrench or hammer – it’s a tool made to fix energy problems in the body. Just like you would use a toothbrush as a tool to brush your teeth but you wouldn’t us it as a tool to fix your car engine, to heal these energy problems we need an energy tool. When we get a really good one, sometimes it works like magic. I highly advise that.